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15 Best Board Games For Adults

In this blog we already have articles about the best board games for two , the best board games for large groups , or the best board games for children from 2-3 to 12 years old. This time, we are going to something more global. Ranking of the best board games for adults . But focused from this point of view: they are the games that we consider ” basic ” in any toy library. The games you should start playing if you want to get started in this hobby of “modern” board games, beyond the obsolete Monopoly and Ludo. They are also often called “entry games”, that is, entry to this hobby, which is becoming more popular every day.

Both for experienced gamers, as for those who want to start, these are possibly the most popular games , the ones that for one reason or another have been so successful that a toy library cannot be conceived without these games. In fact, many are already quite old and even so they continue to play a lot, there are national and international tournaments, etc.

THE SETTLERS OF CATAN

– Year: 1995
– Number of players: 3-4
– Age: +10 years
– Note on the BGG: 7.2

Catan is a game that combines strategy, cunning and the ability to negotiate, and in which players try to colonize an island, Catan, rich in natural resources. In each round, one player rolls the dice and everyone collects the materials they have been given. With these materials they can build roads, towns and cities to reach the 10 points necessary to win.

CARCASSONNE

– Year: 2000
– Number of players: 2-5
– Age: +7 years
– Note on the BGG: 7.4

In Carcassonne you start without a board and players add tiles to build cities, roads, monasteries and fields to score victory points. Cities give many points only if they are finished, on the other hand, roads give safe points, but what is better? In each turn, the player will have to make the best decision to be the winner.

CITADELS

– Year: 2000
– Number of players: 2-8
– Age: +10 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.1

You fight to be the next Master Builder of the kingdom, but first you must impress the nobility with your ability to develop cities, with the help of various characters. Only the best city will earn you the position of Master Builder.

ADVENTURERS TO THE TRAIN!

– Year: 2004
– Number of players: 2-5
– Age: +8 years
– Note on the BGG: 7.4

Players accumulate cards of different types (Train and Ship), which allow them to cover rail or sea routes on a board that shows a map. With its intuitive rules and strategic decisions, Adventurers to the Train! The Around the World Tour is an invitation to adventure for both veteran and new travelers.

BANG!

– Year: 2002
– Number of players: 4-7
– Age: +10 years
– Note on the BGG: 6.5

In the Wild West, the Outlaws hunt down the Sheriff, the Sheriff hunt down the Outlaws, and the Renegade hatches his plan in secret, ready to join either side. Before long, the bullets will begin to buzz. Who will be the Marshals, willing to give their lives for the Sheriff? Who will be the ruthless Outlaws, trying to finish him off?

DIXIT

– Year: 2008
– Number of players: 3-6
– Age: +8 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.3

On your turn, as the narrator, choose a card from your hand and give a hint about it (words, phrases, songs, etc.). For example: “Travel”. All players choose from among their cards, the one that best suits the court. Shuffle and reveal all the chosen cards. All the players secretly try to guess your card, using the voting tokens. Once everyone has voted, the scoring round begins.

DOMINION

– Year: 2008
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +13 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.6

Dominion is a deck building card game. You start with very few cards, and each turn players have to buy more cards to improve their deck: have more money, more actions and more victory points.

BLUE

– Year: 2017
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +8 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.9

Azul captures the aesthetics of wall art in a modern game. Players are measured in the decoration of the walls of the kingdom of Evora. By carefully crafting the desired quantity and style of tiles, smart craftsmen try to achieve the best possible end result for their work (not to mention your number of points). At the same time, they ensure that they do not lose any material.

THE ISLAND

– Year: 1982
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +8 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.3

The Island puts players in front of teams of Explorers attempting to leave the central island and reach one of the four nearby safe islands. Explorers can reach these islands quickly with a boat, if they can find one, or do it more slowly by swimming. Either way, this journey is fraught with danger, and you’ll have to avoid sea snakes, whales, and sharks in order to get to safety.

CAVERN

– Year: 2013
– Number of players: 1-7
– Age: +12 years
– Note in the BGG: 8.0

Cavern takes us to the mountains, to a small cave where we will be the bearded leader of a family of dwarves who will have to work in the forest, advance towards the depths of the mountain, build fences and stables, raise animals, build ore mines and rubies, expand our home with new rooms, and much more!

7 WONDERS

– Year: 2010
– Number of players: 2-7
– Age: +10 years
– Note on the BGG: 7.8

He governs one of the seven great cities of the ancient world. Exploit the natural resources of their lands, participate in the unstoppable march of progress, develop your business relationships and assert your military power. Leave your mark on the history of civilization by building an architectural wonder that transcends through the times to come.

SPLENDOR

– Year: 2014
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +10 years
– Note on the BGG: 7.5

In Splendor, you play a rich merchant from the Renaissance. You will use your wealth to acquire mines, transportation methods and craftsmen that will allow you to transform rough stones into magnificent pieces of jewelry. It is played very well with 2, 3 or 4 players, because depending on the number of players you must use more or less tokens (resources) that make the game not really lose interest or lengthen it.

PANDEMIC

– Year: 2008
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +8 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.6

Pandemic is an immersive experience in which you fight against time and space, detecting infectious outbreaks and traveling to any part of the planet where they occur. A game in which collaboration with the rest of the players is essential. You all run the same luck, win or lose as a team.

PATCHWORK

– Year: 2014
– Number of players: 2
– Age: +8 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.7

Patchwork is a sewing technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn together to create a larger piece. In the old days, it was a way to use scraps of leftover fabric to create clothing and quilts. Choose your patches wisely, place them on your quilt, accumulate a large reserve of buttons and don’t leave too many holes … or they will cost you the game.

STONE AGE

– Year: 2008
– Number of players: 2-4
– Age: +10 years
– Note in the BGG: 7.6

In the Stone Age humans had a very different way of life. Find out with the stories of Bubo and Leta how people lived and discover what their day to day was like. Learn how the first hominids created their settlements. Get the necessary resources and build your first village.

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