Board games have been around for a long time and they have brought fun entertainment to kids, adults and families. When asked about the best or perhaps the most popular board game, many would surely pop on your mind such as the Monopoly, Sorry and Life among others.
It’s a fact that the traditional board games for adults and kids are still around but many have also been introduced in the market. But it’s not all about edging out the old ones because the benefit here is that people now have more choices when it comes to selecting the form of entertainment they prefer.
Games played using a board and pieces vary in the number and ages of players, themes and time allowed. Some require only two players while the others can be played by two or more people.
Blokus is an abstract strategy game that uses colored pieces in the shape of a Tetris. The goal is for all players to use all their pieces to the board but only touching corners of the colors assigned to them.
This is ideal for kids ages five and up as well as for adults.
This is a very popular and interesting board game for families and even involves expansion games. It can be played for an hour.
The objective here is for players to build a countryside by connecting tiles. They can create cities, farms and roads. When they place meeples or the miniature people on various tiles, they will be able to gain points.
For families who want to improve their kids’ vocabulary and even their own, the Scrabble is the best educational board game to play. It can be played by two to four people.
The Scrabble’s game board involves 15×15 squares each of which can accommodate a letter and displays a specific number of points. The goal is to create words that will give a player as much points as possible. The words used must be available in the dictionary.
Sequence is a very simple yet fun game for the family. It helps improve family bonding when played regularly.
The idea is to play a card and place a token. A team just needs to get 5 in a row to win.
Ticket to Ride
In this game, players need to build train routes and those who are able to build longer routes and destinations earn more points. Strategy is required so you need to play your cards well and know the ways to block your opponents. Overall, it is simple to learn.
There are also different versions available for Ticket to Ride. Adults and kids 8 years old and above can play this game.