Posts in the Board Games Category

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter is here, and while playing in the snow is enjoyable, we still have to deal with being stuck inside. If you, your family or your significant other are feeling an onset of the winter blues, we have some fun suggestions for indoor activities to turn that winter frown upside-down! Sometimes it’s easy to forget the wide variety of things to enjoy about staying inside when you’re tired of looking at piles of snow. (Even if you don’t get as much snow as we do up here in Minnesota, these ideas also make great rainy day activities!) Many of these things to do inside are geared towards children or families with kids, but single people can still take some ideas away from these indoor activities too. We hope you find some new activities to try or remember an activity you haven’t done for a while as you look over this list!

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Let's Play 2019! Adult Board Games FAQs

Let's Play 2019! Adult Board Games FAQs

With assistance from games such as Catan and Ticket to Ride, tabletop gaming has become increasingly popular among mainstream audiences. Movie nights, potlucks, and going out with your friends are all still great ways to keep in touch, but game nights are the new trend in adult friendships. If you're fresh to the scene, you might wonder a plethora of things such as, "What board games are good for beginners?",  "How expensive are adult board games?", "Where's the best spot to buy adult board games?" We're here to help you out with all of your adult board game needs. Whether you're looking to start your collection or get some basic knowledge on the matter, keep reading for more!

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The Only Guide to Kids' Christmas Games You'll Need This Year

The Only Guide to Kids' Christmas Games You'll Need This Year

The kids are putting together their Christmas lists and your bank account is already crying. They have the week off school, so they're running rampant through the house, treating it like an all-inclusive Caribbean resort. If you're looking for some ways to settle them down and get together as a family, games are always a great route! Not video games, we're talking about board games, card games, and other games that don't involve a screen and a charger. We know that you're dreading their sassy responses and their clichéd insult of calling them "bored games", but we assure you...once they start playing these, they'll instantly redirect their attention from their screens towards the new game you just picked up. Keep reading on for fun games to play with your family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

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Which Board Game Should You Play? [Quiz]

Which Board Game Should You Play?

Choosing a new game to add to your repertoire can be daunting. There are just so many choices these days! And once you've conquered certain games there are typically expansion packs to add to the fun. So it's quite the commitment! No need to flounder in your search, though, we'll point you in the right direction with this delicious quiz.

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Turn Family Bored Game Night into Family Board Game Night

Turn Family Bored Game Night into Family Board Game Night

Family board game night evokes a broad spectrum of emotions from joy and triumph to frustration and confusion. (The latter tends to occur when you have that game of Monopoly that just refuses to come to an end. We have all been there!) If you're looking for some new games to try with your family or some fun and nerdy spins on classic old board games, you have come to the right place. There are a variety of board games to play, from board games for young children to board games for teens and young adults. (There are even some more difficult strategy games perfect for nerdy, board game adults!) We are currently in the period of a glorious board game renaissance so there are oodles of good games to play.

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The Evolution of Board Games in North America [Infographic]

The Evolution of Board Games in North America

It’s 2018 and we’re in the midst of a board games renaissance. We take it for granted that games released today will be designed by professionals, refined through playtesting, and enjoyed by a wide variety of players. In many ways, they’re much like Hollywood blockbusters backed by the power of market research and test audiences.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that everything released before The Settlers of Catan in 1996 is an unplayable disaster! Ancient pastimes like the Royal Game of Ur, Backgammon, and Chess influenced early American games from Monopoly to Risk, which in turn led to Catan and Pandemic. So it’s about time that we look back at how North American board games have evolved, from The Travellers Tour Through the United States through Gloomhaven. We also show how game and puzzle sales continue to increase every year.

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