What Are Some Fun 2 Player Card Games?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you looking for some fun 2 player card games to play with your friend or partner? Look no further! Here are some of the best 2 player card games that will keep you entertained for hours.

1. Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy is a classic game that has been around for years.

The objective of this game is to score points by forming sets of cards called “melds”. Each player is dealt 10 cards and the remaining cards are placed face down on the table. The top card is then turned over to start the discard pile.

Players take turns drawing a card from either the draw pile or discard pile and then discarding one card from their hand. The game ends when one player has formed all their cards into melds and the remaining cards in their hand have a total value of 10 points or less.

2. Speed

If you’re looking for a fast-paced game, Speed is the perfect choice.

In this game, each player is dealt 5 cards and the remaining cards are placed face down on the table. The objective of this game is to get rid of all your cards before your opponent.

Players take turns placing their cards in a central pile in ascending or descending order, alternating colors (e.g., red-black-red-black). If neither player can play any more cards, they both draw a new card from their respective decks and continue playing. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins!

3. War

If you want to keep it simple, War is an easy-to-learn game that requires no skill or strategy. Each player is dealt half of a shuffled deck of cards and places them face down in a stack.

Players simultaneously flip over the top card from their deck and the player with the highest card wins both cards. If there is a tie, each player places three more cards face down and then flips over the fourth card. The player with the highest fourth card wins all of the cards in that round.

4. Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a fun game that can be played with 2 or more players.

Each player is dealt 7 cards and the remaining cards are placed face down on the table.

Players take turns playing a card from their hand that matches either the suit or rank of the top card in the discard pile. If a player cannot play a card, they must draw from the draw pile until they can play a card.

The game ends when one player has no more cards in their hand or when all but one player has run out of cards. The player with no more cards or the least amount of cards at the end of the game wins!


These are just a few of many 2 player card games you can enjoy with your friend or partner! Whether you’re looking for something fast-paced like Speed, simple like War, or classic like Gin Rummy, there’s sure to be a game that will suit your preferences.