If you are looking at trying to get into a new card or board game, then the good news is that there are a huge number to choose from. You are certainly never going to run out of options, although you might find that it takes a while to land on the one that you most want to play. In this post, we are going to try and make this as easy as possible by looking at some of the most popular card and board games of all time. All of these are going to be worth trying out at the very least – and you might even find your next addiction here.
This is a game of resource management – that being one of the most common kinds of board games out there today. In Alien Frontiers, however, there is a slight difference, which is that you are aiming to colonize planets as you do so, while you collect resources along the way. Developed by a team led by Dan Yarrington, Alien Frontiers is one of the most popular board games you will find being played in board game cafes up and down the country. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s worth a go.
Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game, which means that you can buy packs of cards and trade them as required. It is also a deck-building game, where you put together 40 or 60 cards, depending on the type of game you are playing, with which you hope to defeat your enemies. And with new cards released every quarter, it is a game that is constantly being updated and refreshed, keeping it endlessly fascinating. It takes a while to learn, but once you do you are rewarded with being able to play one of the greatest games of all time.
If you are looking for a board game with a little history, you really don’t need to look any further than Mancala. This game is actually considered to be thousands of years old, perhaps even older than chess. It is quite simple and yet deviously hard to master. In Mancala, two opponents move pebbles from various ditches to another in order to capture the other’s, in a kind of ancient version of backgammon. You’ll be amazed at just how addictive it can really be, so give it a go today.
Chances are, you have played a lot of Battleship in your time. The thing about this game is that it is surprisingly complex, and it is one of those games that you can spend a lot of time on before you manage to develop the right kinds of strategies. All in all, however, it’s a hugely rewarding and fun game, and it can easily take a long period of time in the evening. It’s one of those board games that you always want to make sure you have in your home, as you never know when someone might want to play it.