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Best Board Games

Updated on January 05, 2010

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The Settlers of Catan

"The Settlers of Catan" is a fun board game combining strategy and luck in a perfect harmony. During game you also need to show your trading skills. The trade between players doesn't get stuck because every player is depending on another player for a resource.

The game board is changing on every game and you have to build a new strategy everytime, making it impossible to stick to one winning strategy, so the game is very dynamic and you can play it with friends or family for a long long time.

The settlers of Catan is played by 3-4 players but there is a good extension to the game: "The Settlers of Catan 5-6 Player Extension" for increasing the player number. The game has a deserved best seller board game title in U.S. and Germany, also offering very good expansion sets for different gameplays.

Monopoly

A Classic board game. Monopoly board game has been created back in 1930s, time of the Great Depression. It's not hard to understand the urge of people to play with money when there is no actual money around. Since then the game is the most popular and known board game. Monopoly requires good trading skills and will to manipulate and demolish competitors. A great family game and a good lesson for your kids.

The game has several new versions, "Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition" an electronic board game is one of the innovative versions of the game where you play with credit cards instead of paper money and "Monopoly City Edition" with 3D buildings. It's a classic and must have for all board game lovers.

Risk

World Map open infront of you, your enemies placing soldiers all around, you try to dominate the world or demolish a friend, what a great board game. Risk is one of the classic strategy board games. "Risk" is the game where you want to sweat your brain, use your poker face and wish for a kiss from "Lady Luck".

The game is good for the family and friends but I always prefer playing with friends becauseI can actually attack and fight with them if I lose :)

There are two versions of the game from "Hasbro" and "Parker Brothers".

Ticket to Ride

"Ticket to Ride" is a great educational board game for kids (and grown ups too) where you enjoy playing a fun board game, at the same time gain good knowledge on North America (or Europe) map. The game can be played by 2-5 players and the game play can be considered short (around 30-60 minutes) for a board game. 

The game has a European and North American version. 

Carcassone

"Carcassone" is another European board game settled in Medieval ages. This is a tile placing game, played by 2-5 players. The game is found similar to "the Settlers of Catan" in many ways so you may expect a strategic game play but with a shorter game play (around 30 minutes)

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    • Earl S. Wynn profile image

      Earl S. Wynn 7 years ago from California

      Great choices! I'd also add Talisman and Arkham Horror as well. Keep up the great work! :)

    • TechCraft profile image

      TechCraft 5 years ago from Italy

      I'm agree with Earl: I'm playing both Talisman and Arkham Horror and they are very nice. Perhaps the first have a longer longevity :)

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