15 best board games to play in quarantine

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During the times of Pandemic, technology has made it possible for children to attend their classes online and for adults to work from home. But this has led to rise in screen time and less interaction among the family members. 

In order to cut down our screen time, we decided to get some board games and now we can not have enough of them! These games are fun, engaging and also a great way to spend some quality time with your family during lockdown or quarantine.

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1. Sequence

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Sequence is a simple and straightforward game that children and adults, all can play and enjoy. Two people or more can play this game. It can be played individually or in teams. In this game you have to create a five-cards sequence on the game board, like in bingo.

Recommended for age 3 years and above.

2. Azul

Azul is a board game that involves tile laying. I really love Azul and it is my current favorite! In this game, the players have to decorate the wall of a fictional palace with the tiles. The aim is to complete the row of consecutive five tiles in the wall. The game is all about strategy, planning and efficiency of the players.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 2-4

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3. MONOPOLY Ultimate Banking

Monopoly Ultimate Banking is the monopoly game where money is no more. It is a modern banking version where you can set rent and buy properties. Properties can be auctioned and bank cards are used to track the wealth of the players. Players may earn money, lose money or even be sent to jail. You can finish one game half an hour! No more worrying about leaving the game in between due to lack of time.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 4

4. Monopoly Deal Card Game

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Monopoly Deal is a classic card game that takes about 15 minutes to play. The game is a very interesting and strategic property trading game. It comes with 110 cards which include rent cards, property cards, house and hotel cards. Players build properties, pay debts using cards.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 2-5

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5. Catan

Catan game is about trading, building and settling. When you play this game it seems like starting your life or business afresh. You have limited resources which you have to utilise efficiently and trade with others.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 3-4

6. Taboo

Taboo game is all about guessing! You have to make your teammates guess a word within time limit without speaking the obvious hint words (which are taboo or forbidden). If you use any of these words, you lose your turn. The game is indeed fun to play and to learn new words. 

Recommended for age 13 years and above.

Players 4 or more

7. Sushi Go Party! Card Game

Sushi Go Party is a card game that is a mix of strategy and luck. The game is easy to learn and it takes about half an hour to play one game. The game has many combinations that keep it interesting. Before having the feast, you have to create your menu from the variety of options. It can be made simple or tough depending upon the level of players in the game.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 2-8

8. Battleship Game Electronic Board Game

Battleship is a naval combat game. In this game, the players search for the enemy’s fleet of ships, destroy them and save their own. It is a game of strategy, competition and excitement. Lights and sounds make the game more fun and interesting for the players.

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 1-2

9. The Game Of Life Electronic Board Game

In the Game of Life, the player who has the highest amount of money at the time of retirement, wins the game. It is an electronic board game where the electronic banking unit keeps the track of whatever the players earn or spend. You have to make all the important life decisions in the game and nothing is certain how it would turn out for you. But that’s what makes the ‘game of life’ interesting!

Recommended for age 8 years and above.

Players 2-4

10. Risk Game

Many people find this game very engaging. It involves building an army, moving troops, engaging in battle and conquering the enemies’ territories. Whatever happens in the battlefield, happens in this game. Rolling of dice decides a lot in this game.

Recommended for age 10 years and above.

Players 2-5

Why we love playing board games and why you’d love them too

  • Because it’s fun! Board games are not only fun and engaging but they also help in reducing stress.
  • A reason for ‘family time’! Board games bring all the family members together- children and adults, all! Time to create memories!
  • They are good for your brain! Board games increase brain function, improve strategic thinking, problem-solving and decision making skills.

11. The Game of Life

What makes the game of life interesting is uncertainty- just like life. It involves making choices, taking actions, their results and some unexpected events. It is a lovely light-hearted game to play for children and for adults. You won’t even notice how time flew while you played.

Recommended for age 9 and above. 

12. Don’t Rock the Boat

This is a fun game for kids. 2 to 4 players can play this game. In this game players take turns trying to balance the items on the ship. The items include pirates (penguins), a canon, a treasure chest, ship wheel, anchor, octopus and a crab. If  you rock the boat and anything falls down, you lose!

Recommended for age 5 and above

13. Scotland Yard

Want to cut down your teenager’s screen time? Scotland Yard is the right board game to get! It is a competitive and thrilling detective game. The game is based on the streets of central London where the players chase the culprit Mr. X.

Recommended age 10 plus

Players 3-6

14. Guess in Ten – Animal Planet

Guess in Ten is an exciting card game of questions. In this game the player can ask up to 10 questions to guess the name of the animal on the card. It is a mix of fun and education at the same time. A very good game for the young kids to learn more about animals.

Recommended age 6 plus

Players 2-6

15. Othello

This game is suitable for children and adults. It is a board game played between 2 players using reversible flip disks. To win this game, the player must have the higher number of flip disk pieces facing upwards. The game helps in developing strategic thinking and decision making.

Recommended age 8 and above

Players 2

We selected these items because we enjoy playing these with family and we think you will enjoy them. The board games mentioned here are in a mixed range of prices. A few expensive ones and few very affordable. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. 

In addition to bringing the family together, board games are a fun and interactive way to learn and build some skills. Excess of screen time is not good for anyone- children or adults. So find your favorite board game and bring it home right now!

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Board games are an interesting and fun way to spend some quality time with family and cut down on screen time. During quarantine and lockdowns, they are making a comeback. Board games can also be a great gift item and a good way to engage your mind. We have selected some amazing board games that you can play with family, friends on games night, sleepovers or any time you want! #lighttravelaction #boardgames #familyboardgames #gamesnight #bestboardgames #boardgamesforfamily
Board games are an interesting and fun way to spend some quality time with family and cut down on screen time. During quarantine and lockdowns, they are making a comeback. Board games can also be a great gift item and a good way to engage your mind. We have selected some amazing board games that you can play with family, friends on games night, sleepovers or any time you want! #lighttravelaction #boardgames #familyboardgames #gamesnight #bestboardgames #boardgamesforfamily
Board games are an interesting and fun way to spend some quality time with family and cut down on screen time. During quarantine and lockdowns, they are making a comeback. Board games can also be a great gift item and a good way to engage your mind. We have selected some amazing board games that you can play with family, friends on games night, sleepovers or any time you want! #lighttravelaction #boardgames #familyboardgames #gamesnight #bestboardgames #boardgamesforfamily

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