Curated: the board games you need for your next night in
So it gets to the weekend, you want to be social, but can’t be bothered with all the effort of going out (we don’t blame you).
That’s where boardgames come in.
Grab a glass of wine, invite some friends over, make a cheese platter and let you competitive nature run wild.
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Your childhood favourites
Monopoly - the game that can make or break relationships
Scrabble - show off your amazing vocabulary
Cluedo - the classic murder mystery game
Jenga - do your pull your block straight away or take your time and study the stack?
The Game of Life - standard capitalism where the wealthiest player wins
Pictionary - show off your artistic skills
UNO - remember that moment of pride when you yell ‘UNO!”
Modern board games
Ticket to Ride - train-themed, cross-country adventure game, it sounds lame but it’s actually really fun
The Settlers of Catan - embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan, lots of expansion packs to mix things up
7 Wonders - You’re the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy
Pandemic - Four diseases have broken out in the world and it’s up to a team of specialists to find cures before mankind is wiped out
Perfect with friends or if you feel like doing something by yourself. But let’s be clear, the old puzzles that you did as a kid are gone and now we have adult designs that you will froth over.
We also like DOIY Slow Puzzle with an added bonus that their puzzles come with adhesive sheets that enable you to stick the pieces of the puzzle together and frame it as a piece of art. Try the Monstera Leaf, David statue, Globe and Wooden hands.
Pro tip: if you’re in a small apartment or have a sneaky cat who likes to push things off tables (us!), you can use a puzzle roll-up mat to store away your masterpiece when you’re not working on it.