Playing games at group gatherings can be a great way to interact with new faces or insert a bunch of laughter into the event. I've had many game nights where party games (games that play well with 6 or more players) have started discussions and brought camaraderie among complete strangers. When you insert a good party game into the mix more than likely your event with turn into something memorable that will be brought up again and again.
I find it fascinating looking back through the years to see which board games were the most popular across the board gaming community. It's also very interesting to see which board games have stood the test of time (especially when hundreds of new board games are being released every year).
Let's face it, board games are great for groups of people and socializing with your friends but 2 player games can be just as exciting and even more intense. Many times you are not going to have 3 or more people to play a game with, especially if you are at a later stage in life #kidstruggles. Owning a great two-player game that you are able to play with your spouse or best friend is huge!
Let's face it, it can be extremely difficult to get someone properly introduced to the board game hobby and there's a high risk of providing an initial experience that spoils any future prospects of your friend(s) returning to the game table. So let's talk about how to properly introduce someone to their first board game (or any new game for that matter).
The internet is a big place and also has become a pretty big dumping ground over the years with lots of abandoned real estate. Here is a list of really great (and currently updated) blogs across the web dedicated to the board game hobby.
In Co-Operative board games, players work together to defeat "the game". This is typically accomplished by achieving a specific goal before a certain amount of rounds or before all players are killed. Most Co-Operative games encourage open dialogue to develop a strategy to win.
Every year Stephen and I (Chris) plan to create a list of our current top ten board games of all-time. Yes, this is 100% opinion-based and yes, we understand you will disagree with some of our picks...but hopefully, we might introduce you to a few really stellar games that might peak your interest and even make it into your own game library. Enjoy!