Of course, board games are some of the most fun things to do indoors! This article gives you a list of board games that can help you pass your time.

List Of Board Games

Board games are known to have been played since ancient times and among the earliest civilizations. It is a game wherein pieces are placed, removed and moved on a ‘board’ following a set of rules. The game could be of any nature, based on strategy – like Chess – or chance – like Snakes & Ladders – or both – like Ludo. Board games are usually competitive in which one player has to beat the other(s) to win. It either tracks a set of points or money earned or the speed with which one finishes. The highest/fastest normally wins. These indoor games can range from single player to multiplayer and suit people of any age group. A board game can be completely mindless or it can be a representation of a real life situation. When you have nothing to do at home, pick up your favourite game, get a few friends and chase away the boredom! Get some drinks and snacks to keep you glued to the floor, table or wherever you’re playing. Play some of the below mentioned board games to know what we’re talking about!
Best Board Games List
The Game Of Life
This game was created in the 1860s and it outlines a person’s journey through his life covering aspects like profession, travel, finances, marriage, children, loans, experiences, retirement etc. It is a 2 to 6 player game and involves currency notes. You have all the chances of becoming a millionaire if you can play it right!
This game involves strategy and was invented in 1957, then called as Conquest of the World. It also is a 2 to 6 player game that contains a board showing the political map of the Earth which depicts the planet as divided into six continents and 42 territories. The aim of the game is to occupy every single region and eliminate other players. You can live your secret dreams of Hitler-ship with this one without resorting to out and out tyranny!
Cluedo was invented in Leeds (UK) in 1949. It is murder-mystery board game where the objective of the players is to collect clues from rooms in a house, murder weapons and zero in on suspects because one person has been murdered! The players tactfully move around the board in order to solve the mystery first. You very own Sherlock Holmes in the house!
Scotland Yard
This board game was awarded ‘Game of The Year’ in 1983! It involves a team of police and professionals who come together to catch a criminal around the streets of London. There are several variations of pursuit- evasion in this game. It is named Scotland Yard after the London’s Metropolitan Police Service. It’s a good chance for as they say – The good guys always win!
This is a tile and board based game played on a tabletop. It was only invented in 2001. The object of the game is to capture the opponent’s queen bee by completely surrounding her with worker bees, spiders, ants and grasshoppers. All this is done keeping in mind that is opponent’s queen does not detain your queen! Feel like a busy bee yet?
This game, formerly called ‘Amazing Labyrinth’, is played by 1 to 4 players and is based on the film Labyrinth. The board is like a maze comprising of both fixed and moving pieces. The players rearrange their pieces and move them according to their advantage turn by turn. The goal is to collect the treasures (in the form of cards) and return to the starting position. May the best strategist win!
Other Board Games
  • Scrabble
  • Catch Phrase
  • Monopoly
  • Chess
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Ludo
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Scene It?
  • Twister
  • Connect Four
  • Picnic
  • Backgammon
  • Sequence
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Word Squares
There is an endless list of board games that can change your frame of mind from boring to enthusiastic within seconds of playing! Explained above are some of the examples.

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