Our List of Top 5 Best Board Games of 2016
Board games are a lot of fun to play, they also give us time to bond with family members and friends, something that is becoming very rare these days because of all the technology we have available to us through our cell phones, tablets, computers, and video game consoles.
There are a lot of board games to choose from, there are traditional board games like Monopoly, which is still one of the most popular and top selling board games after all these years. Other available genres of board games are word games like Scrabble, strategy games like Chess, which has been around for a long time, and A Game of Thrones, which is based on the popular novels by author George R.R. Martin, resource management games like Catan, and war games like Diplomacy. Every year, some old board games are revised, or new games are created, to give board game enthusiasts a new challenge, or to capitalize on the popularity of something new in pop culture, like the recent trend of zombie movies and TV shows. We have gone through a lot of board game reviews, to give you a list of the best board games of 2016, which are listed below.
Ticket To Ride
Last Night on Earth
Cards Against Humanity
The Settlers of Catan 4th edition
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This is a fun strategy game for the whole family to play, it is very easy to learn, and becomes very addictive once you understand how to play to win. The objective of the game is quite simple, there are 108 blocks that have six different shapes and colors, the aim is to match as many blocks by shape or color, you score points by how many blocks and color tiles you match up, and you also have to play defense by blocking your opponents, by playing a color or shape combination you don’t think they have. Qwirkle can be played with 2-4 players, ages 6 and up.
#4 The Settlers of Catan 4th edition
The Settlers of Catan has been one of the most popular strategy board games available for a very long time, and is one of the most popular board games of 2016. You assume the roles of settlers, and try to build your settlements, roads, and cities through trades you make with other players. You set a point limit when you start the game, and earn points as your settlement grows; the player that gets to the set point wins the game. This game has won numerous awards and even spawned video games based on the fantasy board game. It can be played by 2-6 people, from ages 10 and up.
#3 Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is geared towards adults, and is a fun game to play at parties because of the theme. It can be played by 3-20 people, from ages 17 and above. The players get to draw ten white cards, which contain answers the Card Czar will ask from the black cards. The players will pass one of the white cards with their answer to the Card Czar, who will shuffle them and read them all out, the answer that is the Card Czar’s favorite will be picked, and the person that gave the answer will get to keep the black card and get a point. After each round, someone else becomes the Card Czar, and players get to shuffle the white cards and select 10 new answers. Some f the answers in CAG are quite offensive, so avoid playing it with children or your parents to avoid awkward situations.
#2 Last Night on Earth
Last Night on Earth is a fun to play, even if you aren’t a fan of zombie games and movies, the game splits players into two teams, and you can choose to play as a hero, or a zombie. The teams have their own different set of cards that they will follow throughout the game, the heroes have to choose randomly between the four hero characters, and have different starting positions, rules they have to follow, and the number of wounds they can sustain before they die. The teams win by completing their scenarios, or if the zombies are able to kill all four hero characters. Last Night on Earth comes with a soundtrack and gory pictures to give it a zombie movie feel. It can be played by 2-6 players, ages 12 and up.
#1 Ticket To Ride
This is another fun game the whole family can enjoy, players collect cards that allow them to claim train routes, which connect cities in North America, and earn points depending on the length of the route. There are a lot of strategies players have to consider when playing this game, and it ends when a player has finished their supply of train pieces.