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Most Popular Adult Board Games

Updated on December 7, 2014

Which Are The Best Adults Board Games This Year?

Are you looking for the Best Adult Board Games for 2014? Then you have come to the right place!

Board games are not just for kids, in fact in this technology obsessed age board games are still widely played among groups of adults.

They are a great way to spend time with friends and family offline. Board games are not only great exercise for your brain but encourage communication, test your strategic skills and can be a great form of friendly competition.

Many adults enjoy spending time away from computers and other distractions playing games like scrabble and monopoly among others.

Of course nowadays you can play most of these games online against strangers and while this is also a good way to play nothing beats sitting around a table enjoying a drink or snacks and real human company.

Below are a selection of the best board games for adults, some are traditional games that you already know and some are new. Next time you are having people over, pull out a board game and get playing and you will soon realize that playing in person is so much more fun than playing online.

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TV and Movie Themed Board Games for Adults

TV and movie board games are a pretty new type of board game that have become popular in recent years, great games like

The Big Bang Theory party are a fun way to share a common interest with your friends and family and test your knowledge of your favorite shows and movies. Other great titles are Gossip Girl, A Game of Thrones and Dexter.

If you are a zombie fan then The Walking Dead board game is great fun. Play as either survivors or zombies and fight your way through Atlanta. Run out of supplies or be resourceful, if you fail you will become a walker but don't worry, you can still play and make it your mission to thwart the best efforts of your friends. If you like the Walking Dead, you will love this game!

Monopoly Board Games for Adults

Classic board games like Monopoly remain popular years after their first release. Monopoly now has lots of different versions available as well as themed sets like The Lord of the Rings monopoly. The basic game is still the same, play to buy property, build houses and hotels, earn money when people land on your property or when you pass go and be careful not to land yourself in jail.

The newer versions are just as fun as the traditional game but with some new twists like fortune cards that can make it more interesting to play. Monopoly can take hours to play though there is usually a quick version, for instance in Lord of the Rings monopoly the one ring moves one space around the board each turn and when it has gone the whole way around the game is over.

Word Board Games for Adults

Word games are possibly one of the most popular types of board games for adults, they are great fun to play and each time you play you are developing your skill in the game. They are challenging and if you find a good competitor you will enjoy the competitive nature of games like scrabble.

Most people will enjoy these types of word games and games like boggle and scrabble are great to play when family are visiting. Remember to keep a dictionary on hand for these games, there will always be that one player who comes up with words that no one has ever heard of and it's handy to be able to check how honest they are with a dictionary!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love them and there are some on here I'll have to check out.

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      Jukebox LM 5 years ago

      Used to enjoy playing RISK in college, but who has the time or brain power these days? Jenga is more my style now. LOL

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      Peter Badham 5 years ago from England

      We love board games in my house at Christmas, there is always banter, cheating and laughing. Our favorite old ones are Scattegories, Tension and Buccaneer. It's something we look forward to every year.

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      Kimberly 5 years ago from Oregon

      We've been trying to play more board games at my house instead of spending evenings watching TV. I love Apples to Apples for a group (especially if your friends have good senses of humor).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I do really love board games, I just have a hard time getting any of my family to play them with me. :( Well, the grandkids will play CandyLand but it just isn't the same!

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      You've selected a good variety, here -- and several I hadn't heard of. I didn't know Monopoly had so many variations. And, you make a good point about sitting down to board games with real human companionship. After a day at the computer, the tactile experience of a board game is quite welcomed!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Some are games that I really like and a few that I've never even heard of. Well put together.

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      JJGJJG 5 years ago

      I've always loved them, monopoly and all the classics, but the newer word games are lots of fun.