Reviews on the latest board games I have played.
4. High Society
High Society is a card based game where players bid for luxury items and bid to not recieve cards that hinder scoring, like the dreadded “theif” who steals one of your won items! This is best played with a few friends and is a favourite to ‘warm up’ with on board games nights. It is fun and doesn’t go so long it would become tedious.
Scrabble is a bit of a favourite in our house and my husband and I regularly pull it out for a game. I am, of course, the reigning champion, but this is the only game I am champion of. The basics of scrabble, for those unfamiliar, is that you draw lettered tiles and spell words that connect with each other on the board. Letters are worth different points. The rules are straightforward and you can be as strict or lenient as you like. This is a game that easily adapts to ‘house rules’.
Scattergories is also another house favourite. This games sees you racing against the clock to write a list of items that all start with the same letter (given to you by the die roll). This is a great game when my husband and I feel like playing a board game, but only have a limited amount of time or don’t feel like anything too complex. It is also easily played with 2 players, essential in a 2-person household like ours!
7. Guess Who
Whilst I realise this is mostly a game aimed at developing children’s logic problem solving skills, my husband and I played this the other night. Players have a board with numerous individuals, all with different characteristics, each player has an individual shown on a card in front of them. The players must try and guess the other player’s card by asking a series of questions, “Do they have brown hair?” etc. I’m sure an updated, more balanced version of the game would be more challenging. In our version, if you get a female person, the other player can guess correctly in very few questions. Still a bit of fun to start a games night with.
Until next time, I hope all your board games are good ones!