Do you love gathering friends and family for a heartwarming game night? Or perhaps you’re new to the world of board games and don’t exactly know where to begin?
We’ve curated a list of the top 10 must-play board games, from swift-moving card games to rich strategic adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at game nights or just starting out, our handpicked selection will redefine your idea of a good time.
1. Ticket to Ride
A captivating game that lets you live your dream of building a railroad empire. Your goal is to connect cities and complete tickets across North America. The perfect blend of strategy and luck makes Ticket to Ride an adventure you don’t want to miss.
Are you and your friends really on the same wavelength? Find out with this intriguing social guessing game. You’ll be guessing where a designated target falls along a spectrum, making Wavelength the perfect game to challenge your knowledge and understanding of your fellow gamers.
3. The Chameleon
Can you spot the Chameleon? In this clever, fast-paced social deduction game everyone knows the secret word except the player with the Chameleon card. Be subtle in your answers and cunning in your questions in The Chameleon game.
Bring out your inner James Bond with this thrilling spy-themed game. Listen carefully to one-word clues, and guess right to make contact with all your team’s agents first in Codenames.
5. Secret Hitler
In this dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal, players are secretly divided into two teams—liberals and fascists. While liberals must work together, a hidden Hitler among them aims to rise to power in Secret Hitler.
6. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Get ready for laughter and chaos with this quick-reaction party game. Keep up with the fast pace and stay alert to slap the stack in Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza.
Become a gem merchant in the Renaissance, accumulate wealth, and achieve prestige in Splendor. This game blends strategy and simplicity in one beautifully designed package. It’s a must-have for a fun game night.
8. The Oregon Trail
Embark on the perilous journey to Willamette Valley in The Oregon Trail game. You’ll confront challenges and make hard choices in this famous adventure of American pioneers.
In Pandemic, you and your team are the last defense standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. Will you save humanity?
10. Exploding Kittens
A highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, Exploding Kittens is a laugh-out-loud, fast-paced game that promises to amuse everyone.
Come Enjoy Your Next Game Night at Cardboard Corner
There you have it! Ten enthralling board games that will liven up your game night and keep you coming back for more. Each game has unique mechanics and strategies to explore, making every gaming experience a new adventure. We hope to see you at Cardboard Corner, and if you enjoy any of the games you pick up, why not own a copy of your own from Tabletop Game and Hobby?