What to play with your wife

  • Patchwork
  • Jaipur
  • Pandemic
  • Hive Pocket
  • Mr Jack Pocket
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
  • Takenoko
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Competitive games for two players

  • Battle Line
  • 7 Wonders Duel
  • Star Realms/Hero Realms
  • Hive Pocket
  • Air, Land, & Sea

Casual Games

  • Zug um Zug/Ticket to Ride Europe & Switzerland
  • Splendor
  • Brändi Dog
  • King of Tokyo
  • Bang! The Dice game
  • Klask
  • Quirkle
  • Galaxy Trucker
  • Coup
  • Sushi GO
  • Hanabi
  • Skulls & Roses Red
  • Love Letter
  • Pandemie (coop)

Party Games

  • Secret Hitler / The Resistance / Avalon (Deduction)
  • Cards against Humanity
  • Monikers
  • Codenames / Codenames: Pictures
  • Mogelmotte / Kackerlacken Pocker
  • Cash ‘n Guns
  • Dixit
  • Decoder

For with kids

  • Klask
  • Jenga
  • Super Rhino

Complex and Challenging Boardgames

There is a vast amount of heavier boardgames out there, I recommend using boardgamegeek to find some that interest you. To find players I use boardgame meetups or boardgame cafes.

Print and Play

print and play

There exist a lot of good free games you can print yourself:

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It may sound mean, but some games will not come to the table again not because they are bad but the others are just better. A few examples:

  • Wingspan: a few cards are game deciding, the card draw is random.
  • Werewolfe: A player is removed from the game in first round.
  • 8 Minute Empire: Players can not build a strategy for lategame, the game just ends.
  • Pandemie The Cure dice game: The game is fully decided by the randomness by the dice, there is not much room for player decisions.
  • Survive: Escape from Atlantis!: This game has lots of death and backstabbing.

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Tales of the Arabian Nights

This game is a monster, it comes with a storybook and a decision matrix. I am not sure if you can even win but the story it creates are memorable.

Alien Frontier

Alien Frontier

A simple sci-fi game that uses dice as space ships. While the game is based on a dice roll the player can still make meaningful decisions. The game has a bit of player interaction with stealing and sabotage.

Possible houserules: You may only Raid someone on equal or more victory points than yourself. Alternative win when you reach 8 VP (or 10vp for 3player, 9vp for 4player).



I reduced the starter kit into two balanced decks which I keep around for casual play. beginner deck runner beginner deck corp Default hand size is 5, default memor unit count is 4.