November 17, 2017

Fun With Friends and Family For Any Occassion


Board games are making their grand comeback. Video games are still enjoying the limelight, but people are enjoying spending time with friends and family and enjoying a fun game at the same time. There are now board games for any age, any taste and any setting. You aren’t restricted to only playing Monopoly and Risk anymore - although they still exist in abundance. Here are some excellent examples.

Carcassonne
Carcassonne is a game where players take turns laying tiles trying to make castles, roads and fill up a countryside. It is an excellent game that can be played between 2-5 people. The great thing about Carcassonne is that it is just as fun with two people as it is with five. This makes it a fun couples game in the evening after a long day or a great one to play with the whole family at Christmas. The rules are so simple and yet the game has so many expansions that you can modify it the way you want. There is also some brilliant smartphone and tablet adaptations so you can easily take this game with you anywhere.

Dobble
Dobble is one of those games that is fun for the entire family. It’s one of those board games for 5 year olds or 50 year olds. It comes with a range of different game modes, but each card has a series of other pictures on them. One of the most popular games is a bit like snap where players must quickly put their own cards on top of the one in the middle naming what the picture match is. The player who runs out of cards the fastest is the winner. While the tin says 7 years and up, as longs as your child can name basic objects such as footballs, apples and cars, then they’ll be fine and will thoroughly love it. There are plenty of different ways to play, so it never gets old. The box is also really small, so it is easy to transport meaning it makes a great vacation game.

Machi Koro
If you have that Monopoly itch, then consider trying Machi Koro. It has all the trappings of Monopoly such as buying property and gathering money but will play in a fraction of the time and is a lot more fun. Each turn you are going to roll some dice and match the number with the cards in front of you. If you rolled a 3 for example, then you are going to get a coin from your bakery. You can then use this money to buy more property and winner is the player who can build a set number of special buildings first. Each card's color does a different thing, too. Blue means whenever anyone rolls that number you get money, red means if somebody else rolls that number they have to give you money and green means if you roll the number then you get money. The game is great, and there is a lot of fun to be had rolling dice and hoping to win big.

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