There’s no better way to bond with your friends and family than over a board game. After all, losing doesn’t really feel like a loss when you’re having that much fun. So, here are 5 board games you and your group will absolutely love.
5 Second Rule
Test how fast you can find the right answers in just 5 seconds!
If trivia is your thing, you will not only love but ace this game!
Put your knowledge to the test and see if you can name 3 items from a certain category you can name in 5 seconds. Sounds easy, right? Well, it might be a little complicated under time pressure. However, the amount of ridiculous answers that come to your mind before the right one does makes the game that much fun.
The more cards you get right, the more you advance.
How fast can you recognize identical shapes from just similar ones?
This game challenges your brain into seeing how fast you can recognize certain shapes. The cards are split equally among the players and if your card matches some else’s, you have to be the first to pick up the totem set in the middle. However, since the shapes are so similar, you might be tricked into picking it up at the wrong time. If you do so, you have to add the other person’s card to your deck.
The goal of the game is to use up all your cards. However, if one person won, the remaining players can still play to find out who is in the last place. So, it’s really not about being the first out, but about not being the last.
The Game of Life
Win or lose, that’s life!
If The Sims were a board game, this would be it!
The Game of Life requires players to make choices and decisions that will impact how well they do in life. Similar to Monopoly, this game requires one player to be the banker and, similar to real life, the more money you have, the more likely you are to win. Any decision you make is going to have a price but depending on your life choices, you may make more than you spend. And the challenges you have to face are imminent. But hey, that’s life!
Test your detective abilities with this murder-solving board game!
Ever wanted to be a crime detective? Well, this is your chance!
In Clue, you are faced with one murder and 6 suspects. Each player is assigned a character, a room, and a possible murder weapon. By asking questions, you can slowly eliminate the players who are (or seem) innocent. However, everyone is a suspect until the pieces of the puzzle start pointing towards one person in particular. So, you can either be a good liar or a great detective. Either way, you can have just as much fun!
The person who guesses the person, room, and weapon correctly, wins. If you don’t, the murderer wins.
New Phone, Who Dis?
Make your friends laugh and win!
Even though this one is not actually a board game, it is one of the most fun and creative games I’ve ever played.
The game itself is very similar to Cards Against Humanity in the sense that you pick a card, and everyone has to find the funniest answer in their deck to respond to the original one. The answer that generated the most laughs, wins. The end goal is to gather more grey cards than your friends. However, anything goes in this game! No answer is wrong and there are really no rules other than being creative, original, and have fun.
But be cautious as this game is NOT suitable for children.
Nothing brings people together quite like board games! These 5 games are sure to make everyone involved laugh, have fun, unwind and create life-long memories. Be sure to give them a try and see for yourself which one you like most! Spoiler alert: it’s probably all of them.