Board games have been around since Ancient Egypt— and no, we aren’t even exaggerating! Archeologists have uncovered such boards dating back to 3100 B.C., though their rules have been lost in time. In America, the printing press would go on to revolutionize board games and create a regular past-time for all Americans, despite age or ability.
Although many consider the 1880s through 1920 to be “The Golden Age” of board games in America, our country has gone through a Board Game Renaissance in the past 25 years. There are so many fun, engaging, and interesting board games to enjoy with all the people within your quarantine bubble –the best part? You don’t have to spend a ton of money, you stay safe in the comfort of your apartment home, and you enjoy a fun night spent with friends or family. What more could you want?
Now, all you have to do is decide what to play! Check out our suggestions below:
Classic, thought-provoking, and entertaining, Clue is everything you could ever want out of a good board game. Clue encourages players to figure out who is responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of the Tudor Mansion within his own home. What a low blow, right? Well, it’s your job to find out whom, what, and where –all before your other opponents. Whoever guesses correctly takes the prize!
The hands-on game of Operation was everyone’s favorite as a kid! It focuses on fine motor skills, and like any good surgeon, you will have to repetitively practice to improve over time. Simply put, players are in charge of removing items from the patient without touching the electrically charged edges that buzz the failed end of the turn. The cards choose your fate and direct you which absurd ailments need treating.
Cranium is everything smart, silly, and artistic that we love about some of the best and most challenging board games out there. In this game, players will spell, act, draw, or just make guesses as they parade through the brightly colored game board. So, pick your poison, draw a card, and let the fun begin. Gameplay lasts around one hour, and everyone’s niche ability can enjoy a moment in the spotlight.
Whichever board game you choose, you can expect a night of endless fun with the people closest to you. Better yet, you can find all these options available online for an affordable price to spice up your game night this week!
At Sommerall Station Apartments in Houston, Texas, our goal is to help you maintain a balanced life. The first step? We promise to keep you up-to-speed on fun activities, creative arts and crafts projects, and new recipes that you and your family are sure to love.