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Top 10 Board Games for Couples

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I share my Top 10 Couples Board Games, to play two player with your partner, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend or friend!
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🔟Sobek: 2 Players –
9️⃣Fungi –
8️⃣Schotten Totten –
7️⃣Caesar –
6️⃣Arboretum –
5️⃣Watergate –
4️⃣Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective –
3️⃣Patchwork –
2️⃣Onitama –
1️⃣Lost Cities –
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  1. Lost cities sounds a bit like a two player version of rummikub. Is that it?

  2. Castles of Burgundy belongs on any good 1v1 list, I am also a really big fan of the deck builder Ascension. Unlike many deck builders, Ascension is really fast and easy to play rather quickly and isn't that complicated to setup or remember. Castles does take slightly longer, but for any couple that has played it a few times, it goes by rather fast and every game is different.

  3. I was loving this video until the Sophie's choice joke. That was horrible

  4. My wife and I have enjoyed games that aren't normally best played with 2 players, but it changes the gameplay enough to work.

    Codenames is fun with 2 because you're both on the same team working to get the fastest solve, and the clue giver "plays" for the other team by strategically covering up the opponent's clues one at a time.

    Magic Maze is great hectic fun in a group setting, but with just two people you can really work to develop a nonverbal system to maximize your efficiency in the game.

    I also convinced her to play a cooperative version of 2-player Carcassonne in which the scoring remained the same as if we were opponents, but we collectively tried to get the highest score possible. This meant each sharing as many castles, roads and farms as possible and also coordinating with each other to use pieces as best as possible.

    Terraforming mars is good, but with 2 players it's really important in our minds to have players alternate hands when picking starting cards, otherwise one player can get too lucky with their opening hand and snowball from there.

    Dominion is a great 2-player option that's quick. It gets much better when mixing different expansions to keep gameplay fresh.

  5. Would love to sub, but now I am afraid there won't be muchroom for those painful jokes then.

    Ah whatever, you earned it!

  6. Armrests are the most strategic places in the theater…if you have to share it you might catch numidia!

  7. Lost Cities, Arboretum, and Battle line are the same game. Change my mind.

    You can get a 52 card deck and play all three for a quid.

  8. Splendor and Jaipur are both incredible! And by the same company

  9. Other than Sherlock Holmes, I'm not sure any of these would see play with us. I kinda dislike "gotcha" games where you explicitly screw over your opponent, and my spouse is (knowingly) a sore loser so we try to avoid anything super competitive because it can lead to negative feelings in the end.

    Here are 10 cooperative games that can be played with 2 players or more:

    This War of Mine
    Fog of Love
    Spirit Island
    Eldritch Horror
    Codenames Duet
    5 Minute Dungeon
    TIME Stories

  10. You know you mostly only have your partner to play with when you own most of the games on this list…

    It's not for everybody, but Pixel Tactics definitely makes the list for me. Just a brilliant 2 player game.

  11. I LOVE Schotten Totten!!! lol and several other games on this list. Morels is next I think for us to buy.

  12. I can't wait to get my copy of Super Snipers and play it with my wife.

  13. Acting so good, I thought I was your wife for a second.

  14. Thank you so much! My boyfriend and I love playing games but a lot of the best ones are for 4-6 people and we don't have friends we can regularly play with. We play Splendor a lot but have wanted to expand into other games. I bought two games off this list for Christmas. Thanks again!

  15. I don't know if you'll see this but I highly suggest Hanamikoji ! It is an amazing two player with tons of replay. Easy to learn, hard to master.

  16. You had me at expansions. My Catan expansion was a waste of money lol

  17. our all time favorite game is still the Settlers of Catan card game. We like it much more than the board game and come back to it regularly.

  18. Me and my wife got through the pandemic playing star realms. Highly recommended if your spouse likes sci-fi.

  19. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time! Thanks for making this video guide to couples' games.

  20. The Fox in the Forest has the same kind of “pick it up every evening after dinner” kind of vibe. Very low commitment, but a simple and fun card game for two that never feels like someone is intentionally trying to ruin your night.

  21. Not sure if this is a comedy show or a game show. 😅

  22. Throwing out a recommendation for Sagrada, it’s my fave 2-player head-to-head game. I think I just like throwing a whole bunch of dice around… Morels is great, have Patchwork haven’t played it yet, and the Sherlock sets look really cool. I like the idea of savoring them.

  23. How did he not have 7 wonders duel on this list

  24. Enjoy HANAMIKOJI, Undaunted and Love Letter

  25. Botanik has replaced Lost Cities for me. The tile releasing mechanic isn't the same level of "frustration" that the card discard mechanic is, but it's just as perils with it's "Please don't release that tile before I'm ready — Doh! " crisis

  26. D'you have a list of cooperative games? Particularly 2 player, that's our favorite type of couples games.

  27. I really like Onitama, but I would choose Hive over it. Hive is very quick to learn, but can be very challenging as well.
    Nice vid 👍🏻

  28. Way too many versus games, that’s not what I want to do with my partner

  29. We really liked lost cities and still do, but I prefer battle line, also by the same designer

  30. I have Lost Cities and Fungi, both great games but Jaipur is easily as good as both if not better.

  31. While I really appreciate the links to the games in the description, this video could really benefit from also having timestamps to you talking about those games as half of the games I already know about, but want to learn more about the ones that are new to me. Either way, thanks for compiling this. I'm always looking for great games to play with my wife

  32. I bought Lost Cities this past year and my wife and I argued. I hate the scoring. The app helped, but man this racked my brain more than it should have. We might be too competitive haha. Played schotten totten at Xmas and wish I had bought that instead

  33. hahahaha!!! I absolutely love your Arboretum explanation!!

  34. OMG are you my lost brother? My wife and I own 7 out of 10 of these and love them all. I am buying the rest. Wow.

  35. This video is a great drinking game!
    Take a shot everytime he makes a simile. Another shot for every simile that leaves you more confused than if he didn't make one at all! 😅

  36. uno , quarto, dungeon mayhem ,MTG, pigs in the mad, etc

  37. Shotten Totten 1 or 2? does it matter?

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