Here are 5 more classic board games that you can play with your family and friends to combat stress or boredom and have some fun instead.
1. Clue / Cluedo
This classic board game is one of the best murder mystery games out there. It’s been around since 1943 and is much loved by armchair detectives.
The aim of the game is to figure out who killed the murder victim, where the murder was done and what weapon was used. Players try to hunt down clues to uncover the truth. It’s a race against time as you try to gather the evidence before the other players get to it. Then, like an investigator, you have to piece together the clues and connect the dots together to figure out the details of the murder mystery. The player who gets the most details correct, wins!
2. Connect 4
If you want tons of fun in a short period of time then this game is for you. This game is simple but requires fast thinking of strategies.
The aim of the game is to line up 4 chips of the same color in a row. Both players alternate in dropping their chips on the grid to stop the other player from forming their line while trying to construct their own. You can go horizontal, diagonal or vertical. Your luck depends on where your chips fall and how fast you can counter your opponent’s move.
Monopoly is one of the world’s favorite, classic board games. There are even versions based on movie themes as well as for pet lovers. Electronic versions are also available.
This game is all about buying property and building houses or hotels that you can lease out. Your luck depends on the roll of a dice and the card you pick. Some players have experienced a turn of bad luck where they keep landing on their another player’s hotel and getting sent to jail. Luckily, it’s all in the board game, so you can just add the experience to your collection of funny stories. Those who are familiar with the game have come up with some strategies too.
If you want a classic board game that’s perfect for a lazy afternoon, then try out Scrabble. This game has been around for over 80 years. Although it’s meditative and relaxing; it does get your brain a workout.
Players get to select some random letters which they must form into words on the board. Certain combinations and specific tiles get you more points but you can only add them to words that already exist on the board. You never know what combination of letters you end up with, so it’s exciting and challenging for each round of the game. Of course, the better your vocabulary, the easier for you to come up with words.
The biggest board game on this list, Twister encourages you to test your balancing and strategic skills.
A spinner tells you where you should place your hands and feet on the board. You need to balance, twist and turn to get your hands and feet on the right spots on the board without falling down. Adults and children can enjoy this game. You not only enjoy the game, you burn some calories too!