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25 Best Board Games for Everyone in 2018

Hey players! It’s well said, “There’s a game for every player”. So whats your favorite game? Not really any? If so just bear with us for some time and we will be providing you with your favorite game right by the end of this article. In today’s article, we are going to cover some of the best board games of all times. What according to you are the greatest board games ever?

The classic games that have entertained families of players for decades? Or innovative new table-top role-playing games pushing the boundaries between fiction and reality?

Well, let it belong to any category we have covered all. This list attempts to determine, once and for all, the best and most fun board games of all time.

Best Board Games of 2018

You can literally find the Best Board Games for everyone in this article. Our list features adult board games, kids board games, party board games, family board games and so on!!

  • Ticket To Ride
  • La Flamme Rouge
  • Hive
  • Jaipur
  • Quantum
  • Patchwork
  • Lostcity
  • Secret Hitler
  • Acquire
  • Photosynthesis
  • Carcassonne
  • Pandemic
  • Chess
  • Checker
  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry
  • Snakes & Ladders
  • Connect four
  • Ludo
  • The Game of Life
  • Battleship
  • Clue
  • Risk
  • Pictionary

Best Strategy Board Games

So first let’s have a look at some of the Best Strategy Board Games that you can play with anyone.

These games are the most fun to play as it requires you to use your mind and brain to make decisions. Such Strategy Board games specially those based on War are not at all easy to win.

So if you are looking a good long game, go for these top strategy board games.

Ticket To Ride

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The idea is to build railroads from point A to point B. The rules can be learned in under 15 minutes, yet the game poses some strategic challenges which take some gray matter to solve.

You have to make the decision for adding more cards to your hand and fear losing a critical route to a competitor.

La Flamme Rouge

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La Flamme Rouge pits two to four players against each other on a variable board that tries to simulate bike racing in teams, with each player controlling two tokens. You choose how much to move each of your bikes on a turn by playing a movement card from their respective decks, but after everyone’s moved, there’s a “slipstream” effect that moves bikes who were just a space behind further up toward the leader, so there’s a game theory element to choosing how to play your cards.

Risk

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Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players.

Hive

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Hive is black vs. white battle of the queens. Each insect tile has a different mode of play, and you have to use some sneaky strategy to surround the other player’s queen with your tiles before they can do the same to yours.

Jaipur

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A simple and elegant game of market trading. This is a very intuitive game with beautiful components and is a very relaxing, zen-like gaming experience.

Quantum

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Another board game in this list is Quantum. It is a dice tossing strategy game. Your dice are spaceships, and each die’s number demarcates its battle-power, special talent, and movement speed around the board.

So those were some strategy board games that you can play with your friends.

Best Adult Board Games that you Must play

Well, this next set of board games are best for adults.

We have listed some of top Adult Board Games one can play with friends or at a party.

Patchwork

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The story line of Patchwork  may turn you down but I insist have patience till the end. It’s a puzzle based game. Here in this Adult Board game, you have to attempt stitching a quilt.

Lost Cities – Adult Board Game

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This game is all about the right bluff on right time. Here you try to collect triplets of colour or number which you assign to one of nine flags.

Secret Hitler

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Secret Hitler is the game for you. The rules of the game are deep enough to understand in this article but this game is an absolute fun which include a lot of bluffing, lies, false accusations etc.

Acquire

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This board game called acquire is mainly designed for kids Players just take turns placing tiles on a grid, starting and merging hotel chains according to some simple rules. It helps them to learn about investment and there’s plenty of math involved to keep those skills sharp too.

Fun and Party Board Games for All

Do you have parties with your friend?

Do you guys look for new games to play?

Well, check out some of these party board games that are fun to play!!

Photosynthesis

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Happy little trees! Photosynthesis manages to take a novel visual theme, with players planting and growing three sizes of cardboard trees, and integrating it completely into the game’s core mechanic—you gain light points when the sun, which rotates around the board, shines on your trees as long as they’re not shaded by other trees already on the board.

The bigger the tree, the longer the shadow it casts. You want to grow your trees from seed to the largest size and then harvest it for points, earning more points the closer the tree was to the middle of the board. Some trees you plant for points, but others you might plant to try to block other players from soaking up the sun.

Carcassonne

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Based on the castles of a city in the south of France, in Carcassonne players take turns drawing and placing tiles to complete roads, cities, farmland and cloisters. Each player is given a number of “follower” pieces and once a player places a tile — ensuring its edges match the edges will all the tiles neighboring it — they may place one of their pieces on one of the tile’s features in order to score points. This game can be played among 2 to 5 players. Estimated play time for this game is of 45-60 minutes.

Pandemicboard games

As you might have notice the rhyme in the following words- pandemic and epidemic. This is because the concept of the game drives from later word epidemic. The aim is to fight against a virus which is spreading fast.

Top Classic board games

Are you one of those born in the 1990s??

Well, I am one of those and believe me, our generation had the best games to play with.

We used to literally play the classic board games with our family at the sunset !!!

So, Undoubtedly, classical board games hold a special place in corner of our childhood memories. Let’s have a look at the best classic board games.

Chess – Classic Board Game for Adults

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It’s a mind-boggling board game that teaches people of strategy and sacrifice. Chess is a great game where everything is at a level playing field. It’s like your own battlefield. And this game has a lot to boast about but I would suggest if you hadn’t played chess yet then just refer the rule and play this wonderful board game.

Checker

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I personally think this board game don’t need a description but a play. Yes you heard it right! Just go for this game and experience one of the most amazing board game you will ever come across in your life.

Monopoly – Best Family Board Game

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Monopoly is the best of the best board games. A game where you need luck, strategy, intelligence and skills in diplomacy. It’s all about flattering the opponent, and then take all of his money. Suitable for any family to have fun during free time. Once you play it, you will want to play it over and over again!

Scrabble – Board Game to Play with Kids

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If you haven’t played in a while, it might be time to bust out the crossword-building game and give it another go. To sharpen your skills, try to learn the approved two-letter words and words that use the Q without a U. Finally, make sure you upgrade your set to a deluxe edition with a grid to lock the tiles in place.

Sorry – Board Game for Couple

Well, every article we write is always focused towards everyone.

I know very well that many of you might be looking for board games for couples.

Well, you can play many of these listed board game with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but this very game is really good for couples.

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Sorry is a board game that is based on the ancient cross and circle game Pachisi. The name of the game is inspired by the word SORRY because here a player can negate the progress of another while issuing an apologetic “Sorry!”

Top Board Games for Kids

Do you have kids at your house?

Well, here are some of the Best Board Games for kids. You can play these games with your children and have fun.

Our list of Kid Board Games is very interesting as even adults can have fun playing these games.

Snakes and Ladders

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Do I really need to mention details not this game? Absolutely, no! This game was the best time pass for each one of us during our summer vacation. It’s best time killer board game. Do try your luck here.

Connect Four

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Connect Four is a two-player connection game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column. The objective of the game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of one’s own discs. Connect Four is a solved game. The first player can always win by playing the right moves.

LUDO

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Fun fact: Ludo originated in India in the 6th Century, where it was called Pachisi. The game Pachisi was adapted to Ludo in Britain in 1896 – making it one of the oldest board games on this list. It’s played all around the world, and its German name translates to ‘Man, don’t get upset’.

Battleship

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Battleship is a guessing game for two players. It is played on ruled grids on which the players’ fleets of ships are marked. The locations of the fleet are concealed from the other player. Players alternate turns calling “shots” at the other player’s ships, and the objective of the game is to destroy the opposing player’s fleet.

The Game of Life

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While The Game of Life is a relatively simple dice roller, the app makes it a lot of fun. Animated characters, a fast mode that presents a different victory condition, and animated characters all make this a great digital version of a classic board game.

The biggest draw to this app is the fun visuals. If you’re already a fan of the game, they make it even better. If you’re not totally sold on The Game of Life and its rather luck-based formula, though, try Hey, That’s My Fish! It’s a bit more strategic and competitive, but its family-friendly theme is great for kids.

Clue

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There’s something inherently exciting about solving a mystery — even if it’s a mystery solved by rolling dice to move around a mansion collecting simple clues. Clue is one of the most popular board games of all time, largely due to the fact that it’s easy to learn, fun to play, and easy for families to play together. The digital version doesn’t add any play modes or digital quirks, but does provide a phenomenal interface and design.

If your kids are over the age of 10, you may want to give Mysterium a try for a new take on the mystery-solving genre. Players take on the role of mediums trying to interpret clues given to them by a ghost to solve a murder.

 

Pictionary

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Get together with friends to find out who’s an artist and who really isn’t! Pictionary is classic quick-draw game since 1985. It makes a great way to get any party started! The guesses can be just as hilarious as the sketches! Includes two erasable makers, boards for drawing and an updated category of clues

You can buy these Best board games almost anywhere, including Amazon, Wal, art and your local board game store. So what are you waiting for?? Order a pizza, invite over your cool gang of friends, and try out the best board games that we listed above.

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