49 board games for two for Christmas

Board games are a great way to have fun. They can be both educational and strategic. Moreover, the choice is multiple and we sometimes get lost when it comes to offering one as a gift for Christmas. To help you in your search, here are the 49 products we have selected.

Patchwork 1


15,92 £ on Amazon

Patchwork challenges players to strategically collect different pieces to create a quilt. It's the perfect game for couples and sure to delight fans of Blokus or Tetris. The rules are easy to understand and the game only takes about 15 minutes.

Codenames Duet 2

Codenames Duet

15,12 £ on Amazon

Codenames Duet takes one of the best board games and improves it to make a great game for two players. This word deduction game is easy and fun. The rules are relatively simple: players make associations between words to identify targets with a limited number of guesses.

Santorini 3


19,99 £ on Amazon

This game combines a great graphic style with a very simple game. In fact, you can learn to play it in just 30 seconds. The game will have you building various domed towers for which its namesake island is famous as you navigate the beautiful board. Each player takes on the role of a young Greek God or Goddess competing to help the citizens of the island of Santorini build a village. Each turn, you must move a worker and then build a floor. The first worker to reach the 3rd floor of a building wins a game

Hive Pocket 4

Hive Pocket

19,27 £ on Amazon

Hive Pocket is a bit like a moving chess game, with great pieces and no board. The main objective is to use hexagonal tiles that are each decorated with a different insect and have unique rules to surround your opponent's queen bee. The game tiles can be easily transported.

Klask 5


35,99 £ on Amazon

The Scandinavian game Klask is a cross between foosball and air field hockey, in which players compete with a magnetic handle and a striker as they try to score goals against each other. It's a simple addition to a tried and true game that adds strategic depth.

Imhotep : The Duel 6

Imhotep : The Duel

22,20 £ on Amazon

In Imhotep: The Duel, try to win the game by unloading ships from a shared waterfront and earning points by collecting 6 types of goods. Typically, a game lasts 30 minutes and you can only get 15 or 20 turns. And because there are a limited number of choices each round, every decision is important.

Sushi Go ! 7

Sushi Go !

10,80 £ on Amazon

Sushi Go! is an ultra-fast pick and pass card game that is very easy to learn, but still fun enough for almost infinite replayability. The objective is to collect cards to create collections of dishes for different point values, and whoever scores the most points wins.

Railroaders : Europe 8

Railroaders : Europe

31,58 £ on Amazon

Railroaders: Europe is a board game in which your goal is to build railroads across the old continent. You must score points by building through cities and other areas. A game lasts about half an hour, so it's a game with excellent replayability, especially with two players.

Kateluo 9


10,39 £ on Amazon

Pass all the pucks through the center door on the opposite side! This is the simplistic principle of the game. Yet it's highly addictive. The rapid-fire gameplay makes Kateluo the perfect board game at birthday parties, game nights, camping trips and more.

Who has seen it? 10

Who has seen it?

21,92 £ on Amazon

It's a game of investigation and cooperation in a fantasy world that kids love! Working together, you will succeed. Can you save the kingdom in time? This tactical adventure game encourages communication between children and memory. 2 to 4 players from 16 years old can play. A game lasts on average 30 to 45 minutes.

7 Wonders Duel 11

7 Wonders Duel

18 £ on Amazon

This is a two-player adaptation of the popular board game 7 Wonders. Players move through three rounds, earning buildings to accumulate resources, gold, technology and military power. This game offers a traditionally long and complicated game experience in just thirty minutes.

Carcassonne 12


22,87 £ on Amazon

Carcassonne is a tile-based game where you have to connect rivers, paths and buildings. The player controls the game pieces and must decide the best place to place them. If placed strategically, a player can score major points. The game moves at a fast pace and lasts about 30 minutes.

Kero 13


26,76 £ on Amazon

Kero is an action-packed game set in a post-apocalyptic Mad Max-like desert, where players take on the roles of two clans trying to survive. The game is played in three rounds, where each clan tries to secure the best territories (and as many territories as possible), while trying not to run out of kerosene.

Agricola 14


35,92 £ on Amazon

Agricola is an absolute classic in the board game community, and this version is specifically designed for two players. While the game is relatively quick and fun, it still promises to be a huge gaming experience with lots of depth and choice.

The charlatans of Belcastel 15

The charlatans of Belcastel

27,92 £ on Amazon

Quedlinburg Quacks is a push-your-luck game where players take turns drawing blindly from their bags of ingredients. Some ingredients will help you earn points and coins that you can then spend on more resources. But if you draw too many of the wrong ingredients, your pot will explode and you'll have to make the hard choice between getting only victory points or coins.

Star Realms 16

Star Realms

16,57 £ on Amazon

Star Realms is a "fast-paced strategy game. This makes it suitable for players who enjoy a challenge but don't want to spend their entire afternoon on the same game. The game combines elements of deck building as you seek to strengthen your army, as well as the interactive component of collectible card combat as you face your opponent.

Parks 17


35,12 £ on Amazon

Parks takes you on a wonderful and evocative trek through America's national park system without leaving your house. The game features 48 unique illustrations from over 35 artists, as well as 102 color-coded wooden tokens representing 12 delicately carved animals from parks across the country.

Pandemic 18


27,99 £ on Amazon

It's a must-have two-player board game. Pabdemic pits you and your friends against a deadly disease that threatens the human race. If you're into more cooperative video games like Left 4 Dead and Payday, this is the board game for you. It can be played by two, three or four players.

Caper 19


20,31 £ on Amazon

This is a card game that mixes and matches the players' minds with a murder mystery. The graphics are great and contrary to what you might think, it only takes 2 players for a game to start. Your objective is to put together a team for a heist.

Destins Pets 20

Destins Pets

15,20 £ on Amazon

Destins Pets allows you and others (from 2 to 6 players) to start your "life" in the game. This includes buying insurance for your home, having children and choosing a profession. It's a great mix of simple and strategic gameplay aspects, allowing both casual and competitive players to find their feet.

Mr Jack 21

Mr Jack

17,80 £ on Amazon

In Mr. Jack , one of the two players represents Jack the Ripper, who will be one of the eight characters on the board. This player knows which character is Mr. Jack, and his goal is to escape the neighborhood as soon as possible. The other player represents an independent investigator who is trying to guess Jack's identity - but he can only make one accusation during the game! Each turn, players move characters, using their special powers and placing them either in the shadows or in the light.

Stratego 22


25,59 £ on Amazon

The game board is your battlefield. You have an army of men at your disposal and six bombs. Your mission will be to protect your flag and capture your opponent's flag. Secretly place your men, bombs and flag on the board with these objectives in mind. But remember that your opponent is doing the same thing, so you must plan a defense as well as an attack. The first to capture an enemy flag is the winner!

Labyrinth 23


20,79 £ on Amazon

Labyrinth is simple at first glance and is an excellent puzzle game for children. It can also be played by adults using more strategy and a more ferocious approach. Players move through the changing paths of the maze in a race to collect various treasures. Whoever collects all their treasures first and returns to their original space wins!

The Forbidden Desert 24

The Forbidden Desert

18,62 £ on Amazon

Forbidden Island is a visually stunning cooperative board game. Instead of winning by competing with other players like most games, everyone must work together to win the game. Players take turns moving their pieces around the "desert," which is built by laying out the many beautifully screen-printed tiles before the game begins. As the game progresses, more and more sand tiles sink, become unavailable and the pace increases.

The Castles of Burgundy - Deluxe 25

The Castles of Burgundy - Deluxe

32,72 £ on Amazon

Castles of Burgundy is a classic that works well for just two players, although it can accommodate up to four players. The main objective is for players to create large estates.

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island 26

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

50,15 £ on Amazon

This game invites you to play the role of the legendary Robinson Crusoe as he and his crew are shipwrecked on a cursed island and must explore, hunt, shelter and hopefully escape the island before it's too late. Although it notes many rules that make it complex, it is definitely worth learning the rules. What you will find is a dynamic and tense game that will have you cheering with every lucky draw.

Horror at Arkham: The Card Game 27

Horror at Arkham: The Card Game

23,19 £ on Amazon

Arkham Horror is a rich storytelling experience filled with unique encounters, secrets to uncover and a campaign that unfolds whether you win or lose, according to Sparks, who calls it "a great game to get lost in with a friend." It combines a traditional card game with role-playing elements as players take on the role of two investigators, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, as they attempt to solve mysteries.

Lord of the Rings: Journeys to Middle-earth 28

Lord of the Rings: Journeys to Middle-earth

69,78 £ on Amazon

For true board game enthusiasts or Lord of the Rings fans, this is a fantasy game that will melt your brain the first time you play it, but always leave you wanting more. The average game length rivals the time it takes to watch the film trilogy itself. It's definitely not a game for the faint of heart, but if you can figure out the rules and find a buddy brave enough to join you, you'll have an incredible experience.

Dominion Adventures 29

Dominion Adventures

30,08 £ on Amazon

Dominion Adventures is a card game in which each player assumes the role of monarch to compete for control of the land. Players achieve their victory points by building the most ideal deck by acquiring different cards for their initial hand at the beginning of the game. All the pillars of resource management are present, namely building castles, poaching fighters and obtaining money.

Wooden chess set 30

Wooden chess set

22,39 £ on Cultura

Introduce your children and friends to this wooden chess set. The learning booklet in French which accompanies it will facilitate you the task. This board game weighs only 1.150 kg for its dimensions of 31.50 x 4.50 x 31.50 cm. However, it is recommended not to leave it within the reach of a child under 3 years.

Schotten Totten 31

Schotten Totten

11,19 £ on Cultura

Conquer the border that defines your territory to win this game. To do this, make good use of the 54 clan cards, 9 marker tiles and 10 tactical cards. However, be strategic in deploying your clan members to defend your area.

Jaipur 32


15,99 £ on Cultura

This board game is for anyone 12 years old or older. It is a good way to develop a commercial spirit. Indeed, it is a question of selling the maximum of goods in order to gain the most tokens. Opposing 2 opponents, the winner is the one who will accumulate 2 seals of excellence at the end of the game.

Trapdoor 33


43,99 £ on Cultura

Trapdoor is a board game that requires skill and concentration. As its name indicates, the objective of the 2 opponents is to pass as many pucks as possible through the small trapdoor in the middle. Moreover, this product is made of solid wood and can be played from the age of 4 years.

Abalone 34


21,59 £ on Cultura

Abalone will make you fall back in childhood. It is a marble game where the objective is to push back your opponent's marbles with your own (6 marbles in all). Moreover, it is perfectly suitable for children aged 7 and over. In any case, it involves dexterity and makes you think.

Love Taggle 35

Love Taggle

10,39 £ on Cultura

To play this board game, you must be at least 16 years old. Indeed, it is not suitable for modest people because of the rather daring lines that must be uttered during the game. This game is made of cardboard and consists of 65 pieces in all.

Yokai no mori 36

Yokai no mori

23,99 £ on Cultura

Yokai no mori was inspired by a Japanese game called shogi. Players must adopt the right strategy in order to capture the koropokkuru which is similar to the king in a chess game. It is in fact a goblin of great wisdom. With a little imagination, move your pieces strategically to avoid falling for it.

Power 4 37

Power 4

9,59 £ on Cultura

The principle of this board game is quite simple! You just have to align 4 pieces of the same color to win. Moreover, it is very educational because it develops the sense of observation and, at the same time, awakens the senses by using all the strategies.

Quarto 38


28,87 £ on Cultura

With this board game, thinking is the key to victory. Weighing 1.160 kg, it comes with a storage bag and a booklet explaining the rules to follow. It is suitable for children aged 8 and up. In addition, it is 26 x 6 x 24 cm in size.

The Bobail 39

The Bobail

13,60 £ on Amazon

Made of solid wood (acacia propinqua), Bobail is an entertaining strategy game. The pieces are easily stored at the end of each game because the base of the board is actually a box. In addition, to win, you must move the Bobail (white piece) to the location of a starting piece.

Giant Quoridor 40

Giant Quoridor

136 £ on Cultura

This game is quite captivating because it involves logic as well as thinking. Made of wood, this product is composed of 4 pieces, a game board, and 20 barriers. In addition, it comes with a storage bag for easy transportation. For more information, a booklet explains the game in detail.

The Kloak 41

The Kloak

19,96 £ on Natureetdecouvertes

This board game is made of wood with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. The game consists in finding 3 sets of pieces with the same color. The 2 opponents must hide the small colored pieces under the large ones. In addition, the box comes with an educational sheet and a storage bag.

Touché coulé road trip 42

Touché coulé road trip

15,19 £ on Cultura

The "Touché coulé" is a board game where 2 antagonists engage in a merciless naval battle. As the name suggests, the aim is to sink all the ships of the opponent. Moreover, its particularity is that it can be played anywhere. Indeed, the pieces have a fixing system that keeps them in place.

Tic-tac-toe game 43

Tic-tac-toe game

7,91 £ on Amazon

Revisit this very educational tic-tac-toe game for a child of 3 years and older. It's all about adopting a good strategy to align 3 pieces of the same kind (3 crosses or 3 zeros). In addition, the board and the pieces are made of treated wood to ensure good solidity.

WiWa Spiele 790016 - BARRAGOON 44

WiWa Spiele 790016 - BARRAGOON

35,98 £ on Amazon

WiWa Spiele is an exciting strategy game. It is played by 2 players and requires a good concentration to beat all the opponent's pieces. It comes with 1 manual detailing the rules of the game, 7 white pieces, 32 black wooden Barragoons and 7 brown wooden pieces.

Surakarta Ledelirant 45

Surakarta Ledelirant

16 £ on Amazon

Amaze your child from 7 years old with this strategy game emblematic of the island of Java. With its dimensions of 140 x 140 x 30 mm, all the pieces and the board weigh only 220 g. The aim of the game is to steal all the pieces of his opponent.

Classic Jenga 46

Classic Jenga

9,25 £ on Amazon

Classic Jenga challenges players' skills. They must take turns moving one block at a time while placing it back on top of the stack. The goal of the game is to make sure that the blocks stacked on top of each other do not collapse.

Who is it? 47

Who is it?

10,24 £ on Amazon

Identify the opponent's mystery character and the principle of the game. To do this, each player must ask a relevant question that can be answered with a yes or no. The winner of the game will be the one who can find out first who is represented on the card.

Splendor Marvel 48

Splendor Marvel

25,20 £ on Amazon

Find your Marvel fantasy movie characters through this interesting game. The objective is to gather as many superheroes as possible to form a team. Then, fight Thanos to get the Infinity Gauntlet from him. Using the "Avengers Assemble" tile is a bonus that will help you win.

Tangram battle Vilac 49

Tangram battle Vilac

18,39 £ on Amazon

Take up the challenge by being the fastest to reconstitute a determined silhouette. With this game, the shapes are diverse and varied because you have no less than 100 cards. The difficulties increase according to the levels chosen, of which there are 4. This game will develop your sense of observation.


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