A New Kind of Classic Board Games

March 31, 2018 By 0 Comments

When you think of board games, what comes to mind? Sorry, Monopoly, Scrabble? While those games are great, and we’ve experienced fun and quality time with friends and family, they aren’t our top choice in games to play. We love introducing people to this new world of board games. If you’re a nerd like us, you know what we’re talking about. If you’re new to the world of today’s board games, keep reading. We want to share with you some games you should think of next time someone asks if you want to play a board game.

Ticket to Ride

In Ticket to Ride, you are given destination tickets to connect one city to another. This could be in America, Europe, Asia, or 12 other places in the world. You are collecting sets of cards of the same color to build your train routes to connect these cities. Each person has different routes, so you are cutting each other off and getting in each other’s way. Completed routes are points, unfinished routes are negative points. Each map has its own twist on the game, so you never get board with just building trains.

Pandemic

Pandemic is what’s called a cooperative game–everyone is working together to beat the game. In this game the world has been stricken with a disease, and you are trying to find the cure and eradicate the disease. You each have a role of scientist, dispatcher, medic, etc. that has a special ability to help you complete this daunting task. And once you think you’ve mastered the game, you can make it more difficult or try one of the other nine variations of the game.

Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a tile laying game where you are building roads, cities, and farms in southern France. As you place a tile, you must decide if you want to place a Meeple (a little board game piece that looks like a person) to score points for how long the road gets, how big the city is, or how large the land becomes. But you have to be strategic on where you place your Meeple, because you only have seven to work with. There are over 10 variations/expansions to this game as well!

Dominion

Dominion is a deck-building game. Meaning that throughout the course of the game, each player builds their own deck of cards to play from throughout the game. Each player starts with 10 cards in their personal deck. In the center of the table are stacks of more cards that players can buy to add to their deck. Some cards give you special actions, some cards give you money, and some cards give you victory points. The player with the most victory points in their deck at the end of the game wins.

Catan

In Catan, you are building settlements, cities, and roads. Each turn you roll dice to determine what resources are produced. Players collect these resources (wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone) to build up their civilizations. Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army, and obtaining development cards that are worth victory points. When a player has gathered 10 points (some of which may be held in secret), he announces his total and claims the win.

Come try out all of these games at our store on 178th and Western in Edmond. We can even teach you how to play them!