My favourite two-player game is The Rose King. It has the perfect balance for me of casualness and look-ahead. It's more thinky than a lot of light two-player Kosmos games, like Lost Cities for example. But even though I want a thinky game, that doesn't mean I want to play chess. This strikes that perfect balance for me.
01:26 How to Play
07:25 Why (I Think) It's a Gem