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What are some board games that are good for a group?

Asked by jca2 (16319points) March 27th, 2019

I recently played the game “Sorry” with my family and it was a lot of fun, and strategic but yet easy enough for a child to learn and have fun.

At someone’s house this past weekend, she had the game “Risk” which we looked at and tried to figure out the instructions, and it was so complicated that we put it off for another time.

I know the game “Life” is easy and fun, and so is “Candyland.”

What are some good board games that you’ve enjoyed playing with groups?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Trivial Pursuit. But the questions are way out of date.

seawulf575's avatar

I will agree with @hmmmmmm on Qwirkle and Blokus. One we used to play at Christmas with the whole family (10+ people) but was not a board game was LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER. It is a dice game and involves a bit of “gambling”. Lots of fun if you are willing to risk 4 quarters per game. And since I have older kids, we have played Cards Against Humanity…not something I would play with younger kids, though. CODE NAMES is another good game for the family.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day.
Playing time (minutes): 10
Minimum age: 5
Players: 2
Skill(s) required: Strategy, tactics, observation

I have seen this at a Cultural Festival and always wanted to learn this game.
I thought it was like poker at first until a Japanese man explained it to me then ( 1990’s)
I played Chess and although its a strategy game like Chess it is far easier to play.
I have seen large number of people playing this Up to 6 to 8 people .But can be two or more to play it. It is on Amazon but expensive and one day I will buy it and play it.Facinating Games around the world!
Another one is Mahjong ( cards or die cast designs) I used the cards as it was cheaper. In the end this resembled our Poker game but with different characters designed on them.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@elbanditoroso We loved that, too.

Scrabble is the only other besides Monopoly.
Dominoes and uno are fun but not boards lol

Patty_Melt's avatar

I love love scrabble.

Zaku's avatar

I’ve loved board games since I was a kid, but simple ones aren’t my area of expertise…

Risk can be fun, and isn’t hard to teach once someone figures out the rules – it’s not really all that complicated once someone knows them

Clue is interesting and entertaining for a while

Mimishu1995's avatar

If you aren’t too strict about your definition of board games, then Love Letter can be a good game for the family. The aim is to be the first person to deliver the love letter to the princess, but as I play it becomes more like “get to the top and destroy everyone in your way in the most painless way possible”. The game only contains some cards and 16 tokens for winner. It may look overwelming with so many characters but every player has a reference card to understand the role of each character. You can do some cool tricks like swapping cards with people or take a look at your opponent’s cards.

JLeslie's avatar

I’ve always wanted to try Apples to Apples, because I hear so many good things about it.

My husband loves Rummikub.

I like Scrabble, I used to like backgammon, I haven’t played it in years, but it’s just for two. I also used to like Clue. Pictionary can be fun.

I like playing cards also, which I consider to be similar to board games. Euchre, Canasta, when I was little we played Crazy Eights, and Spit. Spit is only for two people.

Recently, my sister and I did a few puzzles when she was visiting, I like that too. Sometimes, you don’t finish it in one sitting though.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

What do you mean by a group? There are only a finite amount of players on some of these games.
A good group group activity would be charades.

jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_lll: I mean a group as in not a solo player. Maybe a family of three or four, or six. More than one is a group for me in this instance.

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