Best Board Games Of All Time – To Get You Thinking!

Board games have become and will continue to be a craze in the years to come. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that it promotes socializing and is an excellent pass time to get closer to friends and family. We at Mindspurt realize the value of family and friends getting together to have some good fun; so in an attempt to get you thinking, here is a list of some of the best board games of all time to stimulate your mind.

 

Best Board Games Of All Time - To Get You Thinking!

 

Pandemic

If you are a fan of virus movies, this may be an interesting game to get your head around. The fun thing about this board game is that you and your fellow players are in the middle of everything. Add this to your list of “best board games of all time” – because it is unlikely to get boring any time soon.

    Facts about the game:

  • The game was made public in 2008
  • Play time: 30-45 minutes
  • number of players: 1-4
  • Components: board, role cards,player pawns,player cards, special player and epidemic cards,infection cards, reference cards,disease cubes, special tokens,research stations and rules. You can read more about them at boardgamegeek.
  • Real life epidemiologists played and reviewed the game.

    About the game:

The game is based on a story line centered around 4 disease outbreaks threatening to end the world. The onus is on you and the other plays to work collaboratively to put and end to the destruction before the end of civilization. The fate of the world rests on your shoulders! Players in the game can take on one of five possible specialist roles:

  • dispatcher
  • medic
  • scientist
  • researcher
  • operations expert

 

Game of Thrones board game

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then this is a must have board game to add to your collection. It exercises strategy and game night will never be the same again.

 

   Facts about the game:

  • The game was released in 2003
  • Play time: 3-5 hours (crack out the snacks – the “Iron throne” awaits)
  • Number of players: 3-6 (a small army if you ask me)
  • Unlike the series, the game can be enjoyed by a much younger audience: 14+

 

    About the game:

Following closely with the series; the board game permits players to take on the roles of the houses going for the same goal i.e. control over the seven kingdoms: House Stark, House Lannister, House Baratheon, House Greyjoy, House Tyrell. Players are tasked with maneuvering armies to slowly gain control and support in different regions with the ultimate aim of securing the “Iron Throne.” Let the battle begin!

 

What do you meme?

Okay this may not be as strategic as the previous two games discussed; however it is an interesting and stimulating game for other reasons; and therefore deserves a spot as one of the “best board games of all time” – even though it is relatively new in the market. The reasons you should get it:(1) if you are a meme lover and (2) to stimulate creativity which is just as important as logic.

 

 Facts about the game:

  • Not intended for children
  • Game length: however long you want it to be
  • The game consists of 435 cards (360 caption and 75 picture cards)
  • Expansion packs are available for specialized memes like “Game of Thrones” and “Fresh memes” expansion packs

 

  About the game

The game-play is rather simple which is apt considering memes are a simple yet entertaining pass time. According to the official website, the game-play involves matching caption cards with photo cards to create the funniest meme. To ensure an unbiased view, a rotating judge picks the winner each round. Simple? Now go and get your meme on!

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