What are two player games?
If you only have one device to play games on with two people who want to play a game together, two player games offer that ability. Unlike multiplayer games where each player has their own device, 2 player games share. This type of game style creates a more chaotic battle as each player can see and react to the other players moves.
History of two player games
This type of game play is incredibly old as it predates all video games. Single player games are a relatively new way to game. The personal computer made games with rich stories possible.
However, before computers many person-to-person physical games were played. One of the oldest and most well known is the board game Backgammon estimated at 5,000 years old! Another ancient game is the game of Go, records of that board game date back to roughly 500 BC. Fast forward roughly 1,000 years, Chess another world famous board game appears. Not long after, the game pool or billiards becomes more refined.
Keep traveling forward through history, people from the billiards industry create a more advanced 2 player physics game called Air Hockey. A decade or two later, the classic 2 player games are created. One well-known example is the game of Checkers. This is also about the same time that early console video games were possible.
From there, 2 player games have exploded with endless possibilities in their own virtual worlds. You can battle in a game of Flip the Table or attempt to shoot the other player off the map in Rooftop Snipers. If you want to experience the classic 2 player video games, check out the Bomber Man inspired Bomb It 6.