Board games that are making a comeback


Once a staple of entertainment in the home, board games fell out of favor once video games began to rule the roost. However, they still enjoy a fanatical following of players who ensure we will never see the death of board games completely. Now, there are so many different types of board games these days, and it is important to sample lots of different types of board game.

You need to make sure you are focused on making the right choices, and understand the board games that are enjoying something of a resurgence in recent times. It seems that Millennials are driving the board game revival, and there are a lot of great titles from your childhood that have definitely make a comeback of late – here are some of the best ones.

Monopoly

As board games go, we defy you to find one that covers all the bases in the way Monopoly does. It can make you laugh, cry, and everything in between, and this is what makes it pretty much the perfect board game. An endurance event, Monopoly is the perfect game to work toward complete domination, and it teaches you about the importance of money and property. Want a strategy for success? Don’t buy hotels. There are a finite number of houses in the game, so if you can keep 4 houses on each of your properties, that’s fewer houses for your opponents to use. Just make sure you spend your money wisely, and that you choose the sets you’re going to buy very carefully in order to set yourself up for complete board domination.

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Battleship

Battleship is the classic strategy game that sees players pitting their wits against one another. Okay, so there’s less strategy than in Chess, but it’s also a much more accessible game, and there’s something so satisfying about getting a hit. We definitely recommend digging out Battleship again, and settling down for a battle or two! The newer versions of the game are modified and updated, making it an even more appealing game than it was before. We would definitely recommend Battleships as the ultimate strategy game you and a friend can enjoy playing together.

Scrabble

Scrabble is a great game for those looking to enjoy some great wordplay. Make sure you keep a dictionary to hand to solve any disputes that may arise! Scrabble is heaps of fun and a great way of working those brain muscles. Indeed, Scrabble is no longer a game solely for the brainiacs of the world, and it’s a great way of expanding your knowledge and vocabulary! It might take you a few goes in order to understand the different letter and word combinations that work the best, but after a few games of Scrabble, you’ll pick it up and understand how fun and exciting it is.

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As you can see, these are some of the classic board games that many of us used to enjoy when we were younger. It is essential to sample these again, so we recommend digging them out and dusting them off. Board games offer so many great advantages, and they are an excellent way of bonding as a family or a group of friends. This is something that plays a big role in helping you diversify your interests and recapture a bit of your childhood at the same time. Perfect!


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