review of board games

Quick review of our list of board games that we’ve played as a family.

5 Second Rule

3 ★

Easy to play, but can get a bit repetative after a while. Kids are at a slight disadvantage, and some of the questions are specific locations and genres which can make it hard.

Backgammon

yet to learn

Bananagrams

★★★

Easy to play for both adults and kids, quick to lean the rulse. Kids are at a disdavtange due to their smaller vocaularly, similar to scrabble.

Skip the silly names for the game phases and just use the most obvious phrase.

Barrel of Monkeys

★★★

Super quick to learn, and easy to play. Will enterain kids longer than adults. Can become repetative after a few rounds.

Play Jenga instead, unless kids throw the blocks at each other.

Battleship

★★★

Classic game that’s been around for decades. Easy to play and understand, though involves more luck than skill.

Requires your opponant to not cheat so can result in fights between sibblings.

Boggle

★★★

Bop It!

(including Bop It! Micro)

★★★★

Catan

★★★☆

Checkers

★★★☆

Chess

★★★☆

Chinese Checkers

★★★

Cluedo

yet to collect

Codenames

★★★★

Connect Four

★★★★

Exploding Kittens

★★★★

Forbidden Desert

★★★☆

Forbidden Island

★★★☆

Formual 1

yet to play

Go

yet to play

Guess Who?

yet to collect

Hard Quiz

yet to collect

Jenga

★★★★

Ludo

yet to collect

Mastermind

yet to collect

Monopoly

I hate this game with the heat of a thousand suns.

Monopoly Deal Card Game

yet to play

Othello

★★★

Pandemic

yet to collect

Pass the Pigs

★★★★

Pictionary

yet to collect

Quarto

yet to collect

Quixo

yet to collect

Quoridor

yet to collect

Risk

★★★★

Scattergories

yet to collect

Simon

★★★☆

Snakes and Ladders

★★☆

Sorry!

yet to collect

Sushi Go

★★★★

Taboo

yet to collect

Tenzi

★★★☆

The Game of Life

★★★

Ticket to Ride

★★★★☆

Ticket to Ride: Europe

yet to play

Trivial Pursuit

yet to collect

Trivial Pursuit: 2000s

★★★

Trivial Pursuit: Bite Size

(eg Friends, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings)

★★☆

Uno

★★★★

Unstable Unicorns

★★☆

Yahtzee

yet to play