International TableTop Day is March 30th. If you’re a gamer — board, card, video, role-playing, whatever — then rock on, friend. Keep on fighting the good fight by recruiting new gamers! If you’re not, and the last board game you played was years ago and it was Risk (meh), Monopoly (OMG boring), or Battleship (may God have mercy on your soul), then you really need to take this opportunity to try something else. For everyone’s sake. The 30th, okay? Here is a list of 10 board games which you should know about. Consider trying at least one of them.
Maybe you’ve got a friend who has a collection, or maybe you could just pick up one of these from your friendly neighborhood game store. Either way, give it a shot. Yes, Chess is great, and so is Chinese Checkers, and so is Scrabble. But the last couple of decades have brought about some great new options with all kinds of flavor and new strategic elements.
And please, for the love of all that’s decent, leave Sorry! on the shelf. Your brain misses you.
Of course, if you’re a hardcore gamer, you already know about most of these — but maybe there’s one or two you don’t. And before anyone says anything, yes, this only the tip of the Iceberg of Great Games That’s Out There. Also, these are mostly board games. We’ll talk about some others in days to come, so stay tuned!
(Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Strategist)
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