We know, not being able to play board games or any game with your friends is the worst, that doesn’t mean you cannot have fun with your family. This lockdown has brought you and your family in front of each other for more time than ever and frankly, we understand how that can sometimes be bad. It is up to you to decide if you want to spend the rest of the pandemic holiday driving each other crazy or by having fun.
In this article, we will suggest you some of the board games you can play with your family and have a lot of fun.
The sequence is a card-based strategy game that is very easy to learn and provides you so many outcomes that each game is going to be more fun than previously. The quality of this game lies in being more fun as you keep on playing it.
You can play the Sequence Game individually or in teams and is recommended for kids ages seven and up. Here’s how it works: Each player or team gets a hand of standard playing cards, and during each turn, they put down one card and cover the corresponding spot on the game board with a chip. The objective is to get five chips in a row, and each round usually takes 10 to 30 minutes.
Catan is a very fun game to interest children and parents and is complex enough to be the most played board game across B schools. This adventure game teaches you about probability and helps you gain an intuition in a fun way. Each game can get intense and action packed that the rivalry may spill over to your daily life too
If you regularly have family game nights, you should definitely add Catan into your arsenal of party games. This adventure-based game is perfect for three or four players over the age of eight, who will all battle to collect resources and build settlements on the island of Catan.
The premise of the game is relatively straightforward, but there are a lot of rules and obstacles that make the game fun — players can trade resource cards, sabotage each other with the robber game piece and more as they race to become the conqueror of Catan.
#3. Busytown, Eye Found It
Want a game that’s just for the kids? Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Eye Found It is a highly rated kids board game, designed for children ages three and up. Using the six-foot game board, kids will work their way to Picnic Island, searching for hidden objects in an I-Spy style challenge.
You can have up to four players in each round of Eye Found It, which is designed to encourage collaboration between players. On each turn, kids will spin the spinner, which tells them to move a certain number of spaces or solve a “Goldbug Mystery.” When it’s time to tackle a mystery, all the players work together to search for certain objects on the game board — balloons, fire hydrants, etc. If they find five objects before time runs out, they can move five spaces. The goal is to make it all the way to Picnic Island, where a pair of hungry pigs are eating all the food.
#4. Pandemic Board Game
Pandemic is not your regular boardgame. What makes it unique is the cooperative play. Cooperative play used to be a thing of online gaming where players formed teams to achieve a common goal. Pandemic helps you bond with your family and keeps the importance of measures and caution in your conscious in this crisis
In a cooperative board game, you all win or you all lose. In Pandemic, several life-threatening diseases are spreading across the world, and you must work as a team to find the cure. Each player is assigned a character, such as a scientist or operation specialist. Each player has unique strengths that they contribute to the group. During each turn, players can move around the world, share information, treat infections, and work towards a cure, but the epidemics spread just as quickly so you need to work efficiently. If you want an extra challenge, you can make the game harder by starting out with a greater number of diseases on the board.
Scrabble has been the number one board that improves spelling and vocabulary. This game can get very competitive with seasoned players. It also helps children in learning new words and how to spell them.
This family game is designed for players eight and up, and there can be two to four players per round. However, don’t be afraid to team up, especially if you’re playing with younger kids! Scrabble comes with a game board, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag, and a game guide.
To start the game, each player draws a certain number of tiles. Then players take turns creating words on the board, building off existing words, and earning points for each letter.
You can increase your points by landing on designated spaces for double or triple word or letter scores.