Board games make everything better — doubly so since we're stuck indoors with our families with little to do now. So pick up a few of these top choices, and get plenty of game time in while we wait for the outside world to improve.
In the world of Mysterium, something awful has happened, and players must work together to solve the crime. One player gives hints, and everyone else must use their investigative instincts to find the truth.
2-7 Players, Ages 10+
Set after the destruction of the first Death Star, this box includes everything needed to enjoy two different strategic adventures in a galaxy far, far away.
1-5 Players, Ages 14+
Need a game for the family that doesn't take up the entire evening by itself? This game of spycraft relies on the designated spymaster to dole out clues to reveal the true identities of each spy. Can your team figure everything out without getting whacked?
4+ Players, Ages 14+
Most folks are familiar with Risk, but this improved version of the classic game of world domination ensures that the outcome of each game will have ramifications for the next play session.
3-5 Players, Ages 13+
Take control of an ancient city, and work hard to outshine the competition. Build massive structures, create powerful armies and hope that you can withstand the forces of the other players by the end of each age.
3-7 Players, Ages 13+
If you and yours value replayability very highly, this spooky game is a superb selection. There are 50 scenarios, so you won't get bored with quickly recycled content.
3-6 Players, Ages 12+
In some ways, Ticket to Ride is the original "Strand Game." Connect up the cities of North America, and compete with each other to lay down the most track.
2-6 Players, Ages 8+
Catan is one of the most beloved modern board games, and there's a reason why: It's incredible. There's plenty of nuance to appreciate for long-time players, but the core rules aren't complicated enough to prevent new players from joining in on the fun.
3-4 Players, Ages 10+
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