Two-Player Card Games to Kick Boredom to the Curb

Games for twosomes have come a long way from War and Spit!

You gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em…though with these fun card games for duos, you probably won’t ever want to fold ‘em. Unlike board games and other group-targeted decks, you just need one other person to get the party started. Keep reading for our favorites.

Fun at Every Age

Think Russian roulette but not terrifying and insane. Your goal is to avoid a combustible kitty, and there are strategic ways to do it. Exploding Kittens LLC

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Consider who you’ll be playing with and how much time you want to devote to each round. For example, a game like Exploding Kittens comes in its regular edition but also an NSFW one, for adults who want to spice things up a bit. It also takes just 15 minutes to play—perfect if you don’t want to get embroiled in days-long drama (lookin’ at you, Scrabble and Monopoly).


If you want to keep your child busy, look no further than this one. Your goal is to make the craziest meal possible, which is also pretty satisfying for grown-ups. Taco vs Burrito

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Get the most bang for your buck by investing in a game that works for two players but can also be enjoyed in groups. Then it’ll be party time (excellent!) no matter how many people you’re hanging out with.


Paging all speed demons: The goal of this one is to get rid of all your cards…which is harder than it sounds but doesn’t take any particular skill other than quick thinking. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

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Games with easy instructions are best if you’re going to play with peeps of all ages. Simplicity will make sure children don’t get frustrated, and getting to act like a big kid will be a welcome diversion for adults!