Board games have evolved a great deal since the times of Monopoly while it might be the first game that comes to mind when you think of family games to play but there are plenty of other options now. The board games industry is in good standing and new titles come up from time to time, some of which we are listing in this article.
These games are fun and worthy of your time no matter the season, they’re not only suitable for post Christmas or New Years Eve. You can play them in a crowded room or with just one family member. They of course vary in difficulty because not all games are equally easy to play.
Ticket to Ride
It doesn’t matter if you want to keep your kids entertained or want to forget how much food you ate, you need an easy game that will not be a burden for your brain. Ticket to ride is e great fit for this, even why there are tricks and tactics like in every other game, it is an easy and pleasant experience that will not make you scratch your head or frustrate you while playing it. In this game players win scores by discovering train routes. If it sounds easy hold on, it is not that simple the trick is that some train routes are not as worthy as others.
This is the perfect card game for families because a round of Sushi Go can finish in 15 minutes or less. It has very straight-forward set or rules and that makes each round go easy as a breeze. This game challenges you to create a meal from a card deck and some combinations earn you points.
Like every other game this has some tactics as well, every player has to pas the cards in hand to the next player in row. This sometimes means that someone else might beat you, but also that the opposite can happen, you can beat the other person. This allows you to ‘steal’ a card that you need to finish and get the highest score possible. It is a game that makes you play with your evil side.
Catan is a rather uncommon game, it can be both easy and deep, hard to figure out yet strategic. It has been around since the 90s and has stuck for so long, which is a testament that it is a great board game for every family.
You must be very frugal and good at managing resources in this game. To be more specific the target of a player is to create/build a society that is larger and more advanced than other’s. Since resources are scarce bartering will be come an essential skill without which you can’t do much, this also means that you need to trade goods with your opponents. Become eloquent enough or be cast aside.
This is one of the most relaxing games for families, engaging, beautifully created Wingspan has earned a good place among families who like to play board games. This game is focused around birds(flying) and you need to gather as many friends(birds) as you can to your collection. As player you need to collect food which rewards you with cards which in turn allows you to get even more food. This is a closed loop and the game dynamics are very interesting. This is a simple game and you need not worry about the game being too complicated. You need a few games to get used to it, there is a slight learning curve
Considered as one of the best strategy board games this game has quite interesting challenges for you and family members. Instead of forcing you to conquer new lands or eliminate your opponents you instead you get extra bonus points by making the scenery greener and growing forests. Then you will have to learn about the fragility of earth soil, you will earn that not 2 soils are the same, Some are stronger and some are more fragile.
Besides the quality of the land/soil you also need to ‘fight’ for sunlight because you know trees don’t grow without sunlight. You must remember what photosynthesis is.