Even though you’re stuck in the house, that does not mean you can’t enjoy the holiday season. Gather your family around or video call your friends because here are some classic board games to keep you from getting the December blues. If you’re living alone, check out our article on Top 3 Online Games To Play With Friends and get started. For the ones not living alone here are some board/card games to play with the family or flatmates:
The goal in Taboo is to make your teammates guess a word written on the card without saying any of the ‘taboo’ words listed below. The team that can correctly guess the highest number of words within a specific time wins the game. Be prepared to be very creative with how you approach every word. This game is an excellent mood boost and the perfect way to spend time with your near and dear ones.
Chess may look intimidating but it’s actually quiet fun to learn and play. It’s a two-player game where you and your opponent have to maneuver across a 64-square board with 16 pieces. The ultimate goal is to checkmate your opponent’s king piece. But if you’re still not that interested than take a look at our article on the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, you may change your mind.
Another two-person game, Battleship is a game where players strategically and secretly arrange their ships on a lettered and numbered 10X10 grid. The objective is to try and locate the opponent’s fleet by calling out a grid, if you managed to hit your opponent or vice versa then the spot is marked red. If you get all your opponent’s fleet before they get yours, you win. Overall it’s a thrilling game that will definitely keep your mind occupied.
Scotland Yard is a six-player, family style game. Where one person is a criminal named Mr. X and the remaining are a team of detectives set out to catch him. The board represents the streets of London and players get tokens through which they can maneuver around the city but Mr. X will only reveal his moves periodically. The game requires a lot of teamwork and strategy and is a great way to bond with your family.
Hilarious at every turn, Cards Against Humanity will get you rolling over the floor. The game has black cards consisting of open-ended statements or questions on them and white cards that have a variety of funny, weird and inappropriate words or phrases on them. You may want to refrain from playing this game with your family unless they are cool with all the weird outcomes of the game.
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Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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