The Fox in the Forest is a card game that tries to be something that’s always been very elusive: a good, interesting 2-player trick-taking game. If you’ve played and enjoyed trick-taking games like pinochle, spades, hearts, bridge, etc., you know that 2-player versions of those types of games are rarely any fun. They present a specific set of problems that TFITF sets out to overcome.
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When you’ve got your friends over for a fun game night and it’s time to pick the next game, it usually goes like this:
Person 1: “What do you guys want to play?”
Person 2: “What about [game X]…I mean we don’t have to…if people don’t want to…”
Person 3″ “Yeah that sounds fine.”
Person 4: “Or we have [game Y]…I mean , I don’t care, we can play [game X]…”
And so on and so forth. Sometimes you get together to play a specific game or two and you don’t have this issue, but this is usually what happens. Here I’m going to present a couple ideas for alleviating this problem, hopefully they’ll help you and your indecisive friends pick a game to play too.
Star Realms is one of those deckbuilding games I talked about in an earlier post. It is a very fun little game that has many of the common deckbuilding traits but also has some unique features that make it stand out from the crowd.
When Jessica and I got engaged one of our good friends told us to pick out a game off Amazon for an engagement gift and she would get it for us. After looking at the millions of board games available I settled on Lost Cities the Card Game for three reasons: it was a 2-player game, it had stellar ratings, and it was very reasonably priced (about $13 on Amazon right now). Turns out it’s one of those great games that is simple to learn but has a ton of strategy, and it’s one of the best 2-player games I’ve played.
Patchwork is a 2 player game that bills itself as being about putting together the best and most beautiful quilt using patches and a board. I was a little skeptical, thinking “How do you determine who has the ‘best’ quilt?” But in reality the game has nothing to with quilting; it’s more like a 2 player version of Tetris, where both players have to try to fit pieces on the board as best they can to cover the most space, while managing your one resource effectively.
When you’re lucky enough to gather up a group of friends for a game day finding a game to play isn’t difficult. There are many great fun games out there meant to be played in a group setting. In fact, oftentimes you’ll have the problem of too many games too choose from and not enough time to play them all! But when it’s just you and a friend or your significant other your choices are a lot more limited. I’d like to list some of the best 2 player games I know and what makes them fun to come back to again and again.