Bored in the house and we’re in the house bored. But what we’re not bored of is BOARD GAMES. That’s right, we may be living in the digital age but since we have to spend a ton of time at home, why don’t we dust off the old games in our closets or find a few new ones? Plus, board games have gotten a lot cooler than they used to be.
So with that in mind here are 15 addictive board games that will get you through this COVID winter. Enjoy!
This is obviously an oldie but a goodie and feels more relevant than ever. Because this game revolves around the notion that life happens. And well, life is surely happening to all of us right now. They even have a Quarter-Life crisis version that’s perfect for Millenials!
This is the perfect fast-paced game especially if you only have one or a few people to play with. It’s quick, it’s clever, and it will definitely have you fired up about your word association skills (or lack thereof).
If you want storytelling and gameplay then consider Above and Below. It’s designed for 2-4 players and allows you to build a settlement while exploring the world around you. So even though we can’t really go outside, this game will give you the same feel.
Ouch, maybe this one hits a little too hard. But if you couldn’t tell by the name of the game, this game is all about eradicating deadly diseases that are taking over the world. And it’s an all-win or all-lose game, sounds pretty familiar right?
Okay, don’t @ us for this one. The chances are you have this sitting in your closet. And that’s because it’s an excellent game that pretty much everyone loves. Not to mention there are about a bajillion expansion packs. So if you’re bored with OG Catan go search online and add some expansion pack spice to your life.
Only have two players? No problem! Blokus Duo is a strategy game from Mattel that takes the traditional strategy of games like Tetris and adds a little twist. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s very addictive.
Look, we’re all missing having a few too many cocktails and hopping on the karaoke mic to belt out a drunken and slurred version of our favourite songs. We can’t do that right now, but we can play this game! It’s a must-have if you’re the type of person who hears a certain word and immediately breaks into song.
If you’ve been missing bird watching you need to try Wingspan. This extremely unique board game revolves around attracting the best birds to your wildlife preserve. How fun is that? Although we have a feeling this game could get a little heated so don’t be disappointed if you don’t win the first time.
On the topic of animals, Everdell is pretty cool. This board game is all about building while focusing on a civilization of forest critters. And your job is to make sure they are thriving and growing their civilization in the best possible way.
The classics are classics for a reason, people! When it comes to unraveling mysteries, Clue is pretty dang hard to beat. Whether you grew up with it in the house or are taking your first crack at it as an adult, we swear it won’t disappoint.
We’re big fans of cooperative games and Spirit Island is a great game if you are too. This game centers around protecting your island from colonizing invaders. And you get to do that with the use of spirits.
If you’ve always wanted the ability to shape history try Tapestry. This game is all about creating the most storied history and begins with humankind and goes way into the future. Similarly, if you need an escape from present reality this game might just do it for you.
And if you really need to escape present-day reality, Terraforming Mars is a fun game. This game is exactly as its title suggests. Except the year is 2400 and you’re a major corporation trying to make the red planet inhabitable for humans.
Finally, we’ll cap off this list with another adventure game. This game revolves around asymmetric design, cats, and narrative. So you’ll be storytelling, saving the woodlands, and curing the boredom you had before rediscovering the magic of board games.
Love horror? Love games? If you said yes to both of those then you’re going to love this one. Wizards of the Coast: Betrayal at House on the Hill is filled with plenty of spooky vibes and enough B-movie horror tropes to keep just about everyone entertained.
Okay, folks, we hope you enjoy our list of 15 addictive board games.! And before you go searching on Amazon, we encourage you to check out your local games stores for these picks! Most are doing pickup/delivery, and chances are high they can help you out. Because you might as well have some fun while supporting your local businesses!
And if you want more board game options, we highly recommend checking here.