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8 Must-Have Board Games

Picking 8 board games among thousands of board games around the world may seem to be a very hard task to accomplish. But if you ask us, here are our choices. You may not agree on some of the games in the list but you have to admit that we share the same interest on most board games. The list includes timeless and relatively new board games, in different game genres (word, abstract, German-style, and more). Chess The basics of chess can be learned in a matter of days but this is the kind of game that takes years to master. But no matter how good or how bad you play this game or whether you even know how to play chess or not, your collection will never be complete without this 8x8 game board with 32 game pieces around. Monopoly When someone thinks of board games, the word "monopoly" always comes first. This is not a surprise since monopoly is considered to be one of the most successful board games of all time. The real testament of its success lies in figures. Monopoly has sold more than 500 million units si...

 


The Perfect Family Game Night

Playing board games together can be one of the most enriching ways to spend quality time with the family. With all the technologies and individual activities each family member can do these days, a family gathering just to play a board game is sometimes really hard to come by. So if the opportunity knocks and you really want to tie your family together, board games are still the best way to do it. Planning for a family board game night is not a very hard thing to do. But if you don't know where to start, read on. 1.) Clear all our schedules and make it an important date. Doing this sends a message to your family about your priorities. It may be hard to gather all the members for a night, especially if you have teenagers. So you have to announce it early and be a role model. Once you have set the time and date, stick to it. The last thing you want to do is to cancel the night because of some unplanned appointment or deadline. 2.)No guests allowed. There may be occasions where you want to invite friends...

 


The Various Types of Board Games

The majority of board games, both classic and contemporary, can be categorized as either luck-based or strategy-based. Most children games such as Candyland and Sorry! rely on the flow of the game out of luck as there is no strategy involved that will determine the winner. Players of chess and the likes, on the other hand, have to rely on strategy and carefully planned moves in order to win. Meanwhile, many games involve a combination of strategy and luck. In these types of games, a player may have a few bad rolls of dice but ultimately, his or her decisions or strategies throughout the game will seal his fate. Aside from luck and strategy, on some games diplomacy can become a big factor. It is most commonly used to beat a much stronger player or players by teaming up with others. Diplomacy is very effective on games such as Risk, Settlers of Catan and the fittingly named game Diplomacy. In recent years, board games are categorized more formally into different groups. Here are some of the most common: R...

 




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