Board game for me and dh

(37 Posts)
jamtoast12 Sun 15-Dec-13 09:19:33


Can anyone recommend a board game for two adults? We have loads of kids and family games but I'm after one that me and dh can play. Good if it has the option of additional players too but must be suitable for two people. Dh is always complaining that we watch tv too much so it can go on his present list not mine!


AnneWentworth Sun 15-Dec-13 09:51:39

Chess? Backgammon. Othello - I am not sure about that one. Is something like trivial pursuit boring with two?

imtheonlyone Sun 15-Dec-13 09:54:10

Monogamy winkwinkwink

Settlers of Catan, Carcasonne? Both excellent strategy games.

Perudo is a great dice game.

lackingideas Sun 15-Dec-13 10:25:44

I'd second carcassone. We have just got tsuro which seems good so far. Both are good with just two or with more players.

beigeslippers Sun 15-Dec-13 10:28:11

super scrabble, it's good for 2 although I've never managed to win against him fblush

DoItTooBabyJesus Sun 15-Dec-13 10:28:28

Boku is good for two or Rummikub?

squaretoes Sun 15-Dec-13 10:29:50

DH and I play a lot of 'ticket to ride' or 'small world' both are awesome!

SMorgauseBordOfChristmasTat Sun 15-Dec-13 10:31:26

Another vote for Ticket to Ride in its many incarnations.

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 15-Dec-13 10:32:13

Have never played ticket to ride but my chums rave about it

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sun 15-Dec-13 10:38:15

I was told Village but we got it and I think it will get a bit repetitive with 2 people. Might have to think up some extra rules grin

Am getting him Pandemic for Christmas, so we'll see how that goes down.

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 15-Dec-13 11:39:01

Carcasonne is great fun and easy to pick up. We also have Small World which everyone (apart from DH) enjoys. DS is getting Settlers of Catan this year.

Tell me about Ticket to Ride - I've looked at it, but I can't see the appeal - why so you enjoy it?

On a slightly different tack we all enjoy playing Blokus. It's a colour strategy game and with 2 people you just use 2 colours each. Playing with children is great, but playing with adults is ruthless!

What about a good book of card games? It's hard to find goo dones for two players but Cribbage is OK but you'd need to buy a cribbage board. And this summer the children found a good card game .. they leanrt so many new ones I get in a muddle but I think it was called Dudak?

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 15-Dec-13 11:39:33

goo dones = good ones

SMorgauseBordOfChristmasTat Sun 15-Dec-13 11:47:05

Ticket to Ride is totally addictive.

Simple idea. There's a map of somewhere with destinations marked on it. You draw tickets and have to complete a route from (say) Paris to Moscow via other places of your choosing in between. Each town to town route is a different colour. You draw coloured cards from a deck or the table and collect enough to complete a stage and them mark it with little train trucks. There are wild cards as well.

Each version is slightly different. When it's just the two of us we usually play the Nordic version.

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 15-Dec-13 12:00:12

Thanks ChristmasTat DDs birthday is in January so I might get it then - I've just always looked at all those little trains and imagined someone getting up nd knocking the board abd them all getting knocked out of line.... the idea of the ensuing uproar has put me off!

jamtoast12 Sun 15-Dec-13 12:01:46

Thanks for the ideas! I'll have a look at some of these, thinking I'll get brownie points for picking a present for us to do together!

mrspremise Sun 15-Dec-13 12:02:28

Pass the Pigs! grin

jamtoast12 Sun 15-Dec-13 12:02:49

Is £33 the average price or the 'week before christmas' price?!

GaryTheTankEngine Sun 15-Dec-13 12:03:29

I second settlers of Catan! Best game ever made

I was bought a Star Trek version got my birthday and I nearly passed out with excitement grin

BooToYouToo Sun 15-Dec-13 12:04:12

How about Rummikub? Like card rummy but with tiles, some of which are duplicates to make it trickier

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 15-Dec-13 12:16:21

I bought ticket to ride for a friend in the summer and it was about £33

FestiveSpiritedwolf Tue 17-Dec-13 00:25:33

I like the sound of Ticket to Ride, DH is a rail enthusiast and we like games. Knowing him I think he'd appreciate the "Europe" edition most, but it seems to be out of stock on Amazon. Do fans know if this is likely to be a temporary thing, or has the game gone out of print? Any other UK stockists have it?

If we can't get it, I might look at the Nordic one as it seems appropriately seasonal. fsmile

Thanks, this year I've already picked up Scrabble but I'm twitching for more board game fun!

SMorgauseBordOfChristmasTat Tue 17-Dec-13 06:15:54

Here's the maker's website

Life will never be the same ...

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 17-Dec-13 13:31:02

I just found Ticket to Ride Europe on for £33.75. Tesco have the US version

PublicEnemyNumeroUno Tue 17-Dec-13 13:38:59


Longdistance Tue 17-Dec-13 13:53:33

Hungry Hippos when drunk grin

scaevola Tue 17-Dec-13 13:59:56

Sticker Twister - instead of the using mat, you put coloured stickers on your body and 'foot' instructions become 'mouth'

OK, not a board game, but something to do when there's only the two of you.

FestiveSpiritedwolf Tue 17-Dec-13 23:03:47

Thanks Ticket to Ride Europe finders. grin

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 17-Dec-13 23:07:27

Two of us at work bought it today!

SMorgauseBordOfChristmasTat Wed 18-Dec-13 06:17:02

Please come back to the thread after Christmas and let us know what you think. smile

FigEater Wed 18-Dec-13 06:47:42

Is settlers of Catan ok for two people? I thought tradings better with 3 or more.
Carcassonne good with 2 and very easy for slightly drink adults and overexcited children on Xmas afternoon.

Sid77 Wed 18-Dec-13 07:04:27

Rummikub (sp?) is great for 2 or 4. Traditional version with numbers, you can get letters too but not sure about that one.

Eastwickwitch Wed 18-Dec-13 07:09:49

If you like card games Canasta is really good.

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 18-Dec-13 07:11:52

Sellers of catan needs 3 our 4 players, wecan only party it with guests. Carcasonne tales 2-5 players and is great.

staticlunge Wed 18-Dec-13 08:12:10

backgammon and cribbage are two of our favourites

cheeseandpineapple Wed 18-Dec-13 08:18:38

Banangrams? Great to travel with and to play with kids when they're around. Not a board game, you just need a flat surface. Good for sharpening the brain!

Mastermind? I've learned a technique and have a fail safe method for always breaking the code within around 6 turns!

Carcosonne seems popular, never heard of it but about to look it up...

Clandy Wed 18-Dec-13 20:46:32

Logo is good smile

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