We love to play! And, fortunately, we live in a time when we can give free rein to our imagination and our desire to have a great time with our friends. We live in a golden age of games and we have an offer that we have never seen before.
That is why we have selected the best table games. 27 examples with which the fun that pique, the strategies, those desires to deconcentrate and disconcert the opponent and achieve the goal becomes almost a vital issue …
‘7 Wonders’ and their expansions already enter the group of games that we never get tired of. Management of resources in which we have three eras to become the best civilization thanks to achieving victory points and improve our wonder.
With a great new edition where has had several changes for the better, the Agricola is a game of high complexity in which we put ourselves in the skin of a farmer who, after a terrible famine, begins again trying to prosper in their lands.
‘Adventurers to the train!’
Although there is a certain “debate” about whether the original game or the European game is better, adventurers on the train! It is an exciting game whose goal is to build the longest railway tracks.
‘Betrayal at house on the hill’
With a touch of Gothic horror film, in ‘Betrayal at house of the hill’ takes us to an adventure in a house that keeps a curse triggered by one of your companions, a traitor. Fun and exciting game.
Two groups of secret agents and nobody knows who is which. Through a dynamic of keys and passwords, players must discover who makes up their team.
‘Colonists of Catán’
Resource management game where we must take control of an island (in the basic game), the Catan is one of the responsible for the ludic revolution we are living. It is a valuable entry point for generations and generations of new players.
‘Dead of Winter’
Winter in a post-apocalyptic environment. The instincts of survival and psychological attrition (and moves) make a dent in the players, who must cooperate to discern which decisions are best to make in favor of survival.
‘Descent: Journey to the darkness’
The ‘Descent’ is a game of exploration of dungeons in which two sides face: the heroes and the Supreme Lord. It is one of the clearest exponents of the genre of heroic fantasy that has inspired a multitude of games.
One of the recent “classics” of the playful world, in the Dixit we become storytellers who build sentences around letters. In each turn the narrator invents something around a letter, the rest of the players choose a letter of their own that they believe fit in that phrase and, later, they must value which was that of the narrator.
We are facing a card game in which we are building our deck little by little with the aim of defeating our rival creating the best kingdom. A game of fast and addictive games that is clearly superior to the Original Dominion.
That Lovecraft is one of the most influential authors in the fantastic terror and there are real games inspired by his stories. If you like the Arkham Horror, the ‘Eldritch’ takes us from end to end of the world looking for and fulfilling missions that help us avoid the arrival of the Ancient One.
‘The big one’
We moved to medieval Spain (well, do not expect too much historical accuracy) in a game in which the goal is to gather the greatest number of knights in the eight regions of the Iberian Peninsula.
‘War of the ring’
Lord of the Rings games there are many, and there seems to be some consensus to speak of the best is ‘Ring War’ where the Free Peoples and the Shadow camp clash to dominate Middle Earth as the Fellowship of the Ring advances towards Mordor.
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The Hanabi is one of those games that are very simple but, in turn, can be addictive. We have to prepare some great fireworks, but, well, all the materials are mixed. A cooperative in which the goal is to achieve a successful show.
‘Game of thrones: The board game’
Although always gives the impression that the games based on franchises do not usually worth anything, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is well worth a game. The objective? Dominate the main cities of Poniente and, by extension, have the Seven Kingdoms under our feet.
‘King of Tokyo’
For those of us who love to be the bad guys and destroy things, we have there waiting for us the ‘King of Tokyo’, a great game in which we are a great monster with the sole purpose of destroying the city.
‘Lords of Waterdeep’
Game of the Forgotten Realms franchise of Dungeons and Dragons, in Lords of Waterdeep we are the powerful lords of a splendid city looking to take control of the place. Eight rounds to get the highest number of points.
‘The Mansions of madness’
We talked before Lovecraft, and we have to repeat with him with this other game: ‘The mansions of madness’ leads us to investigate and stop the machinations of the sinister Guardian, a player who controls monsters.
The original caused a sensation and Legacy has overcome it. Following the guidelines of Pandemia and its lethal outbreak, you and your companions will travel the world trying to stop this disease throughout several games, unique, immersive and each affected by the previous one.
One of those games where you wonder why not do the “real deal”. Game for two players where competing to create the best quilt, piece by piece and as they go and can fit.
‘Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the accursed island’
A great cooperative that has the grace that you can easily vary the difficulty before starting each game. As you can imagine from the title, we will be a group of castaways that we will have to survive on a desert island : we have to build a camp and carry out a mission.
‘Sherlock Holmes: Detective Adviser’
The great pain of this game, which basically is all text, is that it is practically irrefutable, since once resolved each case of the ten that come in the original loses some grace. However it is a difficult game, complicated but ideal to create a night of mystery and murder at home … or, real story, a cluedo camp.
‘Star Wars: Imperial Assault’
Another franchise that has games is that of Star Wars. In Imperial Assault we live Star Wars in its most epic sense with great battles between the rebels and the Empire, at a time when they are weakened after the destruction of the Death Star.
‘Through the ages: A new history of civilization’
One of the most similar games, with its differences, when all you want to do in Age of Empire or Civilization is to go to your roll and develop your stuff. ** Starting in the Bronze Age **, in this complex game you must go developing culture, technology, society, science … to be the best civilization.
‘Tigris and Euphrates’
At a “lower level”, but quite good as well, we have the Tigris and Euphrates where we must dominate, in the cradle of civilization, agriculture, commerce, religion and government.
Four editions and, as they say, each one better, are the ones that this active game has in which we will seek to control the galaxy after the fall of the empire that governed it until now.
You play me a game about the recent history of Humanity and I get rid of it. US vs USSR beginning after the Second World War and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall, in this game you fight to be the best superpower of the Cold War.Tags: Best Board Games, Board Games