More and more games are made specifically for two people. These can be good for:
Modern games for two players range from short, quick, compact games with few rules to complex strategy games that last hours. The best part about modern games is that they have widely varying themes that appeal to a larger number of people.
Have you ever wanted to make your own quilt, but lacked any crafting talent? Patchwork is a game that empowers you to do just that. This is a strictly two player game that takes about 30 minutes to play. Players take turns choosing different patchwork tiles and adding them to their quilt. The tiles are of all different sizes and shapes and the player who can fit them on their quilt the best will come out on top. With only a few rules and quick turns the game goes by in a flash leaving you wanting to quickly reset the pieces and play again. There's even a Patchwork Express spin off that is geared towards younger players (fewer pieces) and older players (larger pieces with better readability).
Raptor features a theme many book and movie lovers will find familiar: dinosaurs and humans alive at the same time. In this game one player plays the scientist trying to capture baby raptors for research while the other player is the mother raptor trying to scare away researchers. Each player has a hand of cards and the cards are used for both performing special actions and also for performing a certain number of basic actions per turn. This all depends on what you and your opponent reveal at the same time in a clever card playing system. It's a quick game which means you can swap roles for a quick second game afterwards.
Jaipur is a blend of tactics, risk and luck. This is a game of trading for two people trying to become the most powerful trader in the city of Jaipur. Over three rounds players will buy, sell and exchange goods with a central marketplace. A wrinkle is the camel cards that players have to consider when they exchange with the market that can sway things in favor of the opponent. Using your camel cards wisely can be the deciding factor other whether you or your opponent win the round. The game features high quality cards, tokens and refreshing artwork.