Fun games for two players include chess, checkers and backgammon. All three of these games are considered classics. Dominion, Carcassonne and Magic the Gathering are more recent popular games that also play well with only two players.
Chess and backgammon are two-player games that originated during the Middle Ages. In contrast to classic games, hobby games have become popular since the 1990s. Carcassonne, Dominion and Magic the Gathering are all popular hobby games. In Carcasonne, players place tiles to build cities and castles. Dominion and Magic the Gathering use special decks of cards that make them ideal games for two players.