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When you love to play games, but sometimes there isn't a large crowd to play with, what do you play! A while back I wrote about the big crowd games that our family loves on this post. But, we don't have a large crowd around everyday. Sometimes we only have two of us around, but we still want to play a game. Newlyweds and oldlyweds, like my husband and I, need things to play, too! Sometimes there are only 2 kids. Or just a parent and child.
Games make great gifts, so for a wedding gift it is nice to give a couple something that is just as fun for the 2 of them as it is to play with their friends. For kids, it is great to have games that they can play with each other with little supervision, or mom having to constantly give instruction. And for families it is fun to get games that are fun for both parent and child.
What games do you love that are fun even with just 2 of you playing!
Here are some of our Friday Faves!
Games for 2 Kids That Require Little Supervision:
2. Battleship, who doesn't love it? This game is also fun for parent and child! The original edition
great, but look at this awesome Star Wars version! You know that your Star Wars Buff of any age would love this game!
3. A great game that helps kids learn to think and observe is Connect 4.
an adult might not hate too much.
Parent and Child Games:
1. Jenga is a game that can be enjoyed by young and old. Most of the time, my young grandchildren are better at it than I am. Who doesn't love a good tumbling of the blocks!
2. Lindsey loves problem solving games, so she chose Mastermind! Lindsey grew up with the original (what they now call "retro" version), but I am surprised at how many versions there of this game that uses STEM principles and helps kids learn deductive reasoning. There is even one for younger players. Look at these! They are all clickable.
3. Another game my kids always had fun with when they played in pairs is Mancala. Madalynn always enjoyed this game. This game is played around the world and is also called "the sowing game", or "count and capture." It does take strategy and there are some tricks that kids can learn as they play.
Games for Couples:
2. Alicia and Adrian love to play games together, and they introduced me to Dominion, which is just as much fun with 2 players as it is with 4. It is a game all about building your kingdom and getting more money that your competitor. It is different each time you play and you can even set up your own scenarios. There are also many expansion packs! I love this game!
3. Carcassone is another kingdom building game that is fun with just 2, but also more players. There are a lot of versions and expansion packs to keep this game fresh!
4. Another game that I love so much that I also play it online is Ticket to Ride. This game changes with more players. Playing with 2 is a different kind of challenge and a lot of fun. There are many versions and expansions for this railway building game that cover the history
of the railroad from the beginning, in the US and throughout many countries. It is a ton of fun.
Most of the games on this list we received as gifts ourselves at one time or another, and we have enjoyed them all immensely. It is great to get together and play with our noses out of our phones or tablets and just enjoy each other's company! Let us know what games you enjoy playing with just two!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!