Perfect Valentines Day Board Games!

Tabletop Games February 07, 2024 - 04:00 PM 0 Comments Matt Farmer
Perfect Valentines Day Board Games!

We stock a huge selection of board games here at Total Cards, but sometimes it is difficult to pick a board game that is right for you and your group. Valentine's Day is coming up soon and we are sure that there are some geeky couples out there that love to sit down and play some epic board games!

The main problem that players face when searching for two player games is that often single player or 2-player gameplay is an afterthought and the game itself is better played with a greater number of players. That's why we have searched for some games that have been designed specifically with 2 players in mind! These games remove any problems that come with scaling down a game intended for more players and embraces the unique strengths that occur in 2-player gameplay, such as an increased sense of aggressiveness (when you only have 1 opponent, it removes the choice of targets.) Check out our top choices for 2 players down below!

Patchwork

In Patchwork, two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a personal 9x9 game board! This is a fun game that still has a level of competitiveness and works as a great intro game to the hobby. This is perhaps the simplest game on the list, so if you are looking for a more casual experience then Patchwork is definitely something to check out!

Overdrive

OverDrive features an exciting drafting mechanic that means you never quite know what players you’ll have on your team each game. Take it in turns to choose the players you want in your roster to create your dream team before heading into the arena. Advanced drafting rules open up even more tactics as both Coaches vie for their favourites! Overdrive offers a very tactile experience and is best suited to players that enjoy miniature wargaming or board games such as HeroQuest or Descent.

Crimson Company

Your goal in a match of Crimson Company is to conquer two of the three castles in the centre. You conquer a castle by amassing more strength than your opponent in the castle's lane by the time that lane is scored. This maybe the most aggressive style of game on this list, so make sure that your gaming partner is aware before you sit down to play.

Island Siege

Island Siege is an easy game to grasp once you've had a quick look at the rules and offers a lot of hard choices during gameplay. The game was so popular that the 2nd edition features 5 expansions! This means that the game has a ton of replayability so it doesn't need to be confined to Valentine's Day! If you enjoy swashbuckling adventures then we suggest you give Island Siege a try!

Imperial Struggle

Imperial Struggle covers almost 100 years of history and four major wars. Yet it remains a quick-playing, low-complexity game. It aims to honor its spiritual ancestor, Twilight Struggle, by pushing further in the direction of simple rules and playable systems, while maintaining global scope and historical sweep in the scope of a single evening. If you're noth history buffs then this is a natural selection!

"Imperial Struggle is a two-player game depicting the 18th-century rivalry between France and Britain. It begins in 1697, as the two realms wait warily for the King of Spain to name an heir, and ends in 1789, when a new order brought down the Bastille. The game is not merely about war: both France and Britain must build the foundations of colonial wealth, deal with the other nations of Europe, and compete for glory across the span of human endeavor."

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Matt is the News Editor at Total Cards, where he spends his time reporting on the biggest stories in the world of TCG's and beyond. He enjoys spending his spare time being a forever DM, he has a vast knowledge of all things Dungeons & Dragons, and has a keen eye for great board games!

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