It is good to take a break from screens every now and then. The great outdoors has plenty to offer, but there are times when you’re stuck inside for one reason or another. Board games are a fun way to gather everyone around the table to participate in a group escapism.
My family has been having a board game night most weeks for a few years now and we have discovered some great games. These are our favourites, selected with the help of my two children aged 10 and 13. We didn’t include board game classics that you probably know all about (or own) like Clue, Monopoly, Connect 4, Scrabble, Operation, Chutes and Ladders, Battleship, Jenga, Guess Who, Pictionary and Risk. For more ideas, check out our list of the best board games to play over zoom.
Updated July 2022: We added Port Royal, ET The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home Game and an Honorable Mentions section.
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