Card Games for Two With a Deck of Cards!

Everybody LOVES a good card game… I especially love playing card games with my hubby! {He may not like it as much because I always WIN!! But that is ok!} That’s why we’re sharing over 50 two 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, so you’ll always have a variety of card games to choose from when you pull out your cards for game night!

2 Player Card Games

Have you been looking for something fun to do with your better half? You can never go wrong with some card games for two. At home, easy to travel with and handy in your purse or pocket! You can literally play cards anywhere as long as you have a deck of cards. THIS is the perfect way to spend quality time together!!

Over 30 fun card games for two and all you need is a deck of cards!! #2PlayerCardGames #EasyDateNight #TheDatingDivas

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. To learn more about ’em, click here.


Are you excited or what??? We have SO MANY fun ideas for you {plus the links to the directions to play…} you know, just in case! We’ve put together an amazing list of card games, plus we organized them by their difficulty levels so you can easily find the best card games for you!

Difficulty Levels for Card Games for Two

  • Easy Card Games for Two – These are 2 player card games that ANYONE can play… even kids!
  • Popular 2 Player Card Games – You might need some previous card playing skills for these card games for two. But with instructions and a little quality time with your sweetie, you’ll be a pro in no time!
  • Fun Card Games for Two – Got a little time on your hands? These fun 2 player card games will be your favorites.
  • Adult Card Games – Some of these should two player card games should just be for adults!
  • Even More Two Player Card Games – These are not well-known hand card games, you may need to read and possibly re-read the directions before playing. Figuring out a new card game is half the fun, right?

**Just click on the name of the game for directions on how to play!**

Easy Card Games for Two

Easy 2 Player Card Games

1. 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.

2. 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!

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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!

Wanna play cards for date night – try out this super fun card games date night we created!

Card Games for Two Date Night Printable Pack

Popular Two Player Card Games

8. GOLF {8 cards} – 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. GOLF {9 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 with 9 cards in play. 

10. GOLF {6 card} – 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. 

11. Egyptian Ratscrew – Extremely fast paced game for 2 or more players! Object is to take as many cards as possible for the win!

12. Spit – This wild and crazy game is all about speed and quickness. It helps develop counting and sequencing skills too. How fast are you?

13. 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.

14. 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!

15. 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!

16. 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!

17. 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 and Easy 2 Player Card Games

Two Player Card Games

18. 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!

19. 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!

20. 5 Card Draw – Similar to Poker with only one play. Play your luck!

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 500Five 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.

24. Kings Corner – Kings in the Corner a snappy card game that feels like everybody’s playing a single solitaire — but there’s only one winner!

25. 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!

Fun Card Games for Two

26. Canasta – Using a combination of 3 card decks you want to meld cards and SCORE points to be the winner!

27. Hand & Foot  Hand and foot is a card game played between 2 and 6 players, keep in mind each you need one deck per player to play this game. Get rid of the cards in your hand and your foot (second hand) to win this fun game!

28. Santase/66/Schnapsen –This exciting game is a two player trick-taking game! Played with a reduced deck to hit a certain number of points! Will the winner be you?

29. Cribbage or Crib – Played with 2-6 people (not 5) and it may seem intimidating at first, the basic game is very easy to learn. If you have a cribbage board (or pen and paper) and a deck of cards, you’re ready!

30. 5 Card Cribbage – A similar version to regular played 6 card cribbage if you want a little twist on the normal game!

31. Pinochle – Known as an old person game (but totally fun with the right crowd!) this game is all about strategy and smarts!  For 2-4 players and can last all night if you get addicted like me!

Adult Card Games

32. Strip PokerAdding a twist to the fun card game of Poker above can lead to some entertainment for the night! And BONUS, we’ve even got our own super cute version of Strip Poker, complete with invite, cheat sheets and poker chips!

Strip Poker Card Games Date Night

33. Marriage – Matching game played with 3 decks of cards. Using the Kings and Queens (marriages) you collect for lots of points to win!

34. Hola – Sounding hard to play this game is super fun and easy once you have read and played through once or twice. Best played with 4 players! 

35. Sexy Cards Trail – Four easy card games turned into sexy adult card games… Yes! You read that right. If you love playing cards, you’ll definitely want to make this sexy cards trail for your spouse to find when they come home.

Adult Card Games Date Night

36. BUILD A CARD TOWER!!! And HERE is a how to! IT IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK!!! This would be such a fun date night challenge.

Want MORE fun card games?!?  This website has a ton you can check out if you are looking for more ideas than what we came up with ourselves!!!

If you absolutely LOVE any other 2 player card games where all you need is a deck of cards, comment and tell us so we can add it to the list! Nothing is better than having everything in one place! 

If you are looking for even MORE fun ideas for two – try this spin on a “normal” night at home… OR hit up the movie route with a “Double Feature” in the comfort of your own home! 

About the Author: Wendy

I am crazy athletic and super fun! And I can't get enough of my family and friends! I have an amazing hubby and 3 incredible kids! Life is great as we know it!!

We Love Your Comments

We LOVE hearing from our readers! Thanks for leaving us some love!
P.S. If you want a picture to show up next to your comments, get set up with a gravatar!

Recent Comments

37 Responses to Card Games for Two With a Deck of Cards!

    1. Hi Trina! We actually don’t sell these games, they are all played with a regular deck of playing cards you can get at most local stores or online at Amazon 🙂 Then each of the pink game titles are links to the instructions for different games. 🙂 I hope that helps!