Games that are not intended for 2 players but added variants allow for it
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These are games that because of an (un)official variant can now be played by 2 players, but the box clearly says 3 or more. And please no additions of playing 2 colored pieces to make it seem like 4 players are playing i.e. no two-handed playing, like Bridges of Shangri-la where you play as if 4 were playing but only 2 players exist. We'll put that on another list. But okay, if you feel that it is a valid way to play a two-handed way, and that it isn't taking the bottom of the two scores, I'll say it belongs in the list. So I guess Bridges is allowed, since it doesn't take the bottom score of 2.
Second, no running a dummy player with random actions to make a viable 3rd player.
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1. Board Game: Amazonas [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2813]
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This is the latest game with the official variant to add the 2-player strategy.
 
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2. Board Game: The Bridges of Shangri-La [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1351]
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Well, I'll add it, but it comes close to breaking the lists rules.
 
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3. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:73]
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My box says 3-4, but other boxes say 2-4. Hmm..
 
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4. Board Game: Krieg und Frieden [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4308]
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Another 2-player variant-added game.
 
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5. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1246]
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Box says 3-5, inside the rules it read 2-5 with variant.
 
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6. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:795]
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And this one I'll add, since it worked as a two-player version when I played it as such, with no dummy players, but dummy 2 excrements were added. Minus duplicate gene cards. Might not be the essense of the game, but I had fun, and that is what it should be about when I play a game.
 
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7. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1509]
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Box says 3-6, but inside a variant for 2 exists.
 
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8. Board Game: The Yeti Slalom [Average Rating:4.90 Overall Rank:17452]
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Same way that you play bridges for the variant. No 2 hands, but two teams on the same side, so just more team members per side.
 
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9. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:415]
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My wife played this variant, and she liked it thoroughly. Took away some of the trading(nearly all of it), but worked as a "fair" game.
 
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10. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:432]
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Adds Matt as the Third Player
 
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11. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:364]
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Taj Mahal has an OUTSTANDING 2-player varient that will BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF!!!!!

http://www.bggfiles.com/viewfile.php3?fileid=8733
 
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12. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:22]
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An official 2-player expansion was recently released.

http://www.morethangames.com/article.php?story=2003061610483...
 
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13. Board Game: Pirate's Cove [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1166]
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Not a bad variant, where each player controls two ships.
 
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14. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:338] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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There is an update to the variant that several people have complemented.
 
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15. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:431]
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There is an unofficial 2p-variant for this on the Geek. You simply play on only three of five regions on the map, to make the board sufficiently crowded.
 
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16. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:155]
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The 2 player varient here on BGG works quite well. In fact, this unoffical 2 player variant plays *much* better than many games that *say* they play 2 players. I am surprised that Uberplay is not listing this as a 2 player game.
 
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17. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:612]
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As well as for "Web of Power" and for "China" there is a official 2 player variant called "Das Duell" from designer Michael Schacht on his own website.
http://spiele-aus-timbuktu.de
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18. Board Game: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:871]
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It was just for 3-5 players but now you there's an official variant for 2 players.

And it works great
 
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