10 Awesome Board Games to Play with Friends
If you are getting tired of going out, clubbing and spending money, they you need a night in with your friends. Order some pizza, open a bottle of wine and pop up a fantastic board game that will keep you entertained for hours. Here are ten awesome board games to play.
Activity Original is a creative and communication game, a combination of elements: mime, verbal description or drawing. All these elements should be used to help playing partners guess certain words, phrases. Individual players or teams try acting through games, drawing or making verbal description to guess various words or phrases and thus to advance on the path. Do not be disappointed if you jumped twice over the table or your partner did recognized the term ‘athletic’. This game is very fun, everyone will laugh with tears. Players can highlight their personality, artistic imagination and skills.
2. 7 Wonders
7 Wonders is a strategy card game for 3-7 players that takes in three eras. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular package of which they choose one, then give the rest of the package to the next player. Players show their cards simultaneously, paying resources, collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways (individual panels where players have to organize their cards). Each player then chooses another card from the package given away, and the process repeats until players have six cards from that certain age.
3. Ascendant Aviation Aeroplanes
Ascendant Aviation Aeroplanes explores an enthusiastic period between 1919 and 1939 and experiences the difficulties and successes of European airlines!
4. Adventurers and the Temple of Chac
In ‘The Adventurers’, players explore the Temple of Chac, the Mayan god of rain. As they advance in the temple, there are still many deadly traps designed to protect the relics inside.
5. Age of Empires
In Age of Empires, you will take the role of leader of a major colonial power seeking fame, glory and riches in the New World. Over a period of three centuries, you will launch expeditions of exploration, colonize regions, expand your merchant fleet you and you will grow the economy. As competition will intensify, you will hire professionals (traders, soldiers, captains and missionaries) to gain an advantage over your opponents, you start wars and build your nation’s capital that will bring unique advantages.
Balderdash contains several cards with real words that certainly nobody has heard of. After one of these words is read aloud, players have to come up with definitions that are at least plausible, because points will be awarded to each player who later claimed that the definition was the correct one.
Batman: Arkham City Escape is a game for two which puts Batman against his most bitter enemies – Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, The Riddler.
While one of the players will be Batman, the other will control those 20 enemies, each with unique abilities. The battle begins when Batman and a villain get in the same space. The player who controls the villains earn points when he helps them escape from Arkham and Batman earn points by stopping them.
8. Beer and Pretzels
In Beer and Pretzels, for each cupholder thrown on the table, players receive money. This “complex process” is repeated until the end of the game, when the player who has collected the most money, wins. Just coincidentally, on each cupholder there is the drawing of a bagel or a beer. Pretzels have different values, the beer will double your money. Players score only with cupholders that are completely visible. The total or partial cover cannot be considered. Players can appeal to various tricks to distract the attention of the person playing.
9. Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is an interesting game of suspicion, intrigue and struggle for survival. Based on the famous science fiction TV series, the game puts players in the role of one of the ten main characters in the series. Each character has abilities and weaknesses and all must work together for humanity to have any chance for survival. However, one or more of the characters are Cylons. Players must expose the traitors while food shortages and political problems threaten to destroy the fleet.
10. Alcatraz the Scapegoat
Alcatraz: Scapegoat is a game about loyalty during conflict. On the one hand, all players work together to escape from a prison, but on the other hand, they know that one of them will be left behind as a scapegoat. Alcatraz is a great game because, while involving cooperation in some aspects (on tasks), it also has the negative interaction – a player will always be the scapegoat. Of course, you do not want to be the one.