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Everybody LOVES a good card game. I especially love playing card games with my family! although they do not like it as much some times because I always WIN!! But that is ok!

That’s why we’re sharing this HUGE list of 2 player card games! All you need is a deck of cards to play these fun card games for two! Believe it or not, there are tons of different games you can play with a deck of cards. With this list, you’ll always have a variety of card games to choose from when you pull out your cards for game night!

If you’re getting tired of playing continuous games of pool or darts, why not try one of these two player card games to mix things up?

People have been playing cards for nearly a thousand years now, and it’s easy to see why.

A deck of cards is small and portable, the games challenge the mind, and the art printed on them is attractive to the eye. 

You can play tons of fun card games with just a single deck.

Feel free to use the navigation below to jump to a specific card game on the list.

Easy Card Games for Two

Let’s go ahead and start with the basics, shall we? When it comes to game night, not everyone is ready to jump in with both feet. Sometimes keeping things nice and easy is the best way to really enjoy one another’s company! With these easy 2 person card games, you’ll be able to have some fun without all the fuss.

  • Slapjack – Slapjack, also known as Slaps, is a simple standard-deck card game, generally played among children. It can often be a child’s first introduction to playing cards. The game is also sometimes known as Heart Attack.
  • War – War is typically played by 2 people, because of its simplicity, children play it often. Playing to see which component has the highest card to win the “war” is as easy as it gets!
  • 52 Card Pickup – This is a children’s card game, using a standard deck of 52 playing cards, that is usually played as a practical joke by having them clean up all the cards out of the deck.
  • Crazy Eights – is a shedding-type card game for two to seven players. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of all the player’s cards to a discard pile by matching the number or suit to the current card in the discard pile. Super fun for kids to!
  • Spoons – Don’t be left without a spoon! Arrange the spoons in a small circle in the center of the table and deal four cards to each player. Each player tries to make four of a kind.
  • Go Fish – Go Fish (or simply fish) is a simple card game. It is usually played by two to five players and can amuse the smallest of children! Or, grab this child-friendly version.
  • GOLF {4 cards} – A fun card game for 2-6 players where you try to get your best (lowest) golf score over the course of nine deals. Testing your memory skills while playing with all cards face down!

Popular Two Player Card Games

Alright, did we wet your appetite for more? Let’s move on to these popular 2 person card games. They didn’t get their fame for nothing! They’re fast, fun, and full of strategy! And if you’re really ready to up your card game, why not try playing cards for date night? Try out this super fun card game date night we created!

  • 8 Card GOLF – A card game for 2-6 players with 8 cards in play where you try to get your best (lowest) golf score over the course of nine deals.
  • 9 Card GOLF  – A fun card game for 2-6 players where you try to get your best (lowest) golf score over the course of nine deals with 9 cards in play.
  • 6 Card GOLF – A fun card game for 2-6 players where you try to get your best (lowest) golf score over the course of nine deals while playing with 6 cards.
  • Spit – This wild and crazy game is all about speed and quickness. It helps develop counting and sequencing skills too. How fast are you?
  • Gin Rummy – This card game is a two-handed form of the card game rummy in which players are dealt ten cards each and attempt to produce a hand in which the point value of unmatched cards adds up to ten or less.
  • Double Solitaire – A fun game you usually play by yourself. BUT double up and add a fun twist! The object of the game is to use up all your cards by re-ordering the deck by suit and rank through a series of moves. {Also commonly known as Patience… since it CAN take a lot of time.} The perfect way to kill time!
  • Spider Solitaire – Most commonly known as a single player game, but can have a difficulty level that can stump two! See if you can win together and get all the cards put back in their deck!
  • Speed – Very similar to and sometimes known as Spit, test your skills to see who is the fastest when putting your cards in sequencing orders!
  • Black Jack – With the exception of poker this game is the most popular out there. Can be played with many players but works great with 2. Try your hand at 21!

More Quick, Easy & Popular 2 Player Card Games

We’re not done yet with our list of popular 2 person card games! Keep on scrolling and you’ll find some of our all-time FAVORITES like “Bullshi*t” and “Texas Hold ‘Em”. You’ll never show up to a party as a rookie again. Dazzle everyone with your card playing skills since many of these games have multiple player options as well!

  • Bull Shiz/Cheat/I Doubt It – These games are all very similar in many ways! Being very deceptive is important as you try to fib your way into winning! But be careful NOT to get caught!
  • Basic Poker – Strategy, fibbing and knowing how to put your “poker face” on is important when playing this popular game of cards. Invite over your friends, this will be a fun night!
  • 5 Card Draw – Similar to Poker with only one play. Play your luck!
  • Snap – Get ready for a fast and furious game! Snap is all about mental reaction time, and one of the few games in which luck plays no part at all.
  • Texas Hold’em – More betting and fibbing! Hold’em is the variation of poker most often played in casinos and in televised tournaments like the World Series of Poker.
  • 500 – Five-hundred is a trick-taking game that is an extension of Euchre with some ideas from Bridge. For two to six players it is most commonly played by four players in partnerships but is sometimes recommended as a good three player game.
  • Kings Corner – Kings in the Corner is a snappy card game that feels like everybody’s playing a single solitaire — but there’s only one winner!
  • 3 Card Poker – A fun change to the popular game of Poker using only 3 cards. Learn a new easy way to play this crazy game!

1. Nertz

Brybelly Nertz: The Fast Frenzied Fun Card Game - 12 Decks of Playing Cards in 12 Vibrant Colors, Bulk Set of Poker Wide-Size/Regular Index, Plastic-Coated Cards

Nerts is a unique, energetic two player card game game where each player attempts to get rid of a 13-card “Nerts” pile.

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