7 December 2020 Pandemic

Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect Games for Two

Grab your player two for a date night in

While we are looking forward to the days of big gaming gatherings again in the future, if you're just staying safe at home with you and a partner, roommate, or family member we've got a whole list of great games for two. 

Akrotiri

In this game of exploration and discovery, unlock the secrets of an ancient map to unearth the wonders hidden within forgotten temples. Explore the uncharted Aegean, gather resources, and sell them for a profit before excavating the hidden temples. Whoever can strike the perfect balance between exploring, gathering resources, and excavating temples will go down in history!

Akrotiri, $29.99 (USD)

Thunder & Lightning

From acclaimed designer Richard Borg, Thunder & Lightning depicts a clash between two gods of Norse mythology. Loki the Trickster has stolen Odin’s Crown. The Allfather bestows his prized ring, Draupnir, upon his son Thor and directs the Thunder God to retrieve his crown. Now Loki and Thor rally armies in preparation for an epic battle for these prized artifacts. Step into the shoes of these mighty gods as you control a deck of cards that represents armies of fearsome creatures or mythological beings.

Thunder & Lightning$34.99 (USD)

The Oniverse

There are many wonders waiting to be discovered in the Oniverse. Wander the halls of an ever-shifting labyrinth, defend a magical forest, build an impenetrable fortress, pilot a mystical submarine, or create the best fleet the Oniverse has ever seen. The themes are as varied and unique as dreams themselves!

Onirim, $24.99 (USD)

Sylvion, $24.99 (USD)

Nautilion, $24.99 (USD)

Aerion, $24.99 (USD)

Archaeology

Explore the Egyptian desert in search of fame, glory, and—most importantly—money in this thrilling card game. You are an archaeologist leading expeditions in search of lost relics. These artifacts lie hidden in the desert, but they belong in a museum! Luckily, the museum will pay you handsomely for whatever you deliver. Uncover shards of ancient pottery, valuable coins, masks of the Pharaohs, and more during your excavations.

Archaeology: The New Expedition, $19.99 (USD)

Pandemic

With the cooperative gameplay and exciting new challenge every time, Pandemic and the other games in the Pandemic family are the perfect games to give you a fun challenge while staying safe inside. Whether you're looking for a quick game with Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America, an immersive narrative campaign with Pandemic Legacy, or a fantastical theme with the Pandemic System games, there's a game for everyone. 

If you're looking to play digitally make sure to try Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America now on Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia!

Pandemic, $44.99 (USD)

Pandemic: On the Brink, $34.99 (USD)

Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America, $19.99 (USD)

Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, $79.99 (USD)

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, $79.99 (USD)

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, $79.99 (USD)

Pandemic: Rapid Response, $39.99 (USD)

Pandemic: Fall of Rome, $49.99 (USD)

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, $49.99 (USD)

Noctiluca

On the warmest nights of the year, the quiet waters of the Cerulean Pools are filled with the glowing noctiluca. As skilled divers, you must strategically navigate the wayers to collect these "embers of the sea," the bioluminescent noctiluca, represented by over a hundred colorful dice. Carefully collect the right noctiluca to fill different jar arrangements to accommodate the needs of healers, who will gratefully reward your efforts. 

Noctiluca, $34.99 (USD)

NMBR 9

With just a deck of cards and a pack of number tiles, NMBR 9 is a great date night game that presents a unique and varied challenge every time you play. During each round, a card drawn from the deck determines what number tile you need to place. Tiles on higher levels of your stack score more points, but you must be careful how quickly you build upwards. Without a solid foundation, you’ll quickly run out of space for more valuable tiles.

NMBR 9, $29.99 (USD)

NMBR 9 Extra Tiles Mini Expansion, $4.99 (USD)

NMBR 9 Starting Tiles Mini Expansion, $4.99 (USD)

Choose Your Own Adventure

The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in two narrative adventure games: House of Danger and War With the Evil Power Master.

House of Danger, $24.99 (USD)

Discover a thrilling adventure investigating criminal activity and a dark history in your town. Haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion, you decide to take the case on yourself. With your psychic senses and skills as a detective, you're confident you can solve it.

Explore the mansion and unravel its secrets. Cross paths with ghostly figures, navigate a secret lab, and conquer challenges. Think carefully as you choose which paths to investigate. What will YOU choose?

War With the Evil Power Master, $24.99 (USD)

For centuries, the Lacoonian System, an alliance of the most advanced civilizations in the galaxy, has lived in peace. But now the Evil Power Master has returned and is leading a destructive rebellion. It’s up to you to lead the Rapid Force Crew around the galaxy, using their unique skills to conquer challenges and find data to chase down the Evil Power Master and stop him from enacting his sinister plan!

Mesozooic

The age of the dinosaurs is back—this time safely behind glass! Build the best dino zoo and impress your guests in a frantic, real-time puzzle game. 

Mesozooic, $19.99 (USD)

Download the free 2-player variant and solo mode here!

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