Any article that gets people to look beyond the old chestnuts (Monopoly, Sorry)
is a winner in my book. There's no way to list every good game out there.
Great suggestions in the article, and in the comments.
I highly recommend the following: Happy Salmon - Imagine PIT on
steroids. Call out what your card says...find someone that is calling for the
same thing...perform the action...Pound It (fist bump), Switcharoo (change
places), High Five and Happy Salmon (slapping handshake)...then you move on to
the next card. Be the first one to match all 12 of your cards and yell
FIN(ISHED). (3-6 players)Bang - The Dice Game - You are a sheriff,
outlaw or a renegade. No one can be certain if you are trustworthy or not.
Watch out for arrows and dynamite. Easier and quicker than the original Bang
(card) game. (3-8 players)6 Nimmt - 10 cards, played one by
one...don't cause an "avalanche" or you have to collect points you
don't want. Strategy card game combined with a bit of luck. (2 - 10
players)Buzzword - One buzzword, 10 clues, each answer includes the
buzzword. Get all 10 before time runs out but watch out because the other team
can steal any clues left unanswered. (2 teams, 4+ people)The Game
Of Things - Someone reads the statement (i.e. things that are sticky). Everyone
writes an answer. Try to match the answers with the people that wrote them.
Always a big fan of Ticket to Ride at our family events. The Original US map
isn't great but Europe and Pennsylvania are quite good.
The author seems to have a narrow experience on games out there. The few
respondents to this article have better ones more people would likely enjoy.
I agree to those. I also like Monopoly Deal! As it's easy to
learn and games only take 15 - 30 mins.Dominion for it's
flexible layout, which means every game is different.Captain Sonar -
battleship for 8 adults. Takes some time to learn, but the game play is
addictive and intense.
Lots of good titles here, but there are a few more that really should be on your
list this summer.1) Grandpa Beck's Cover Your Assets. This is
our families absolute favorite game right now. It's easy to learn, just the
right amount of competitive, and everyone that plays it likes it. Seriously, you
can't go wrong with this one (or Skull King by the same company) 2) Code Names. We love playing this game at big family gatherings. It's
challenging, requires creativity, and it's team based. It works great with
large groups and if someone has to leave the game for a few minutes it
doesn't affect the flow of the game. 3) Quiddler. An oldie but
a goodie. It's a word game, but it's easy enough for kids 8 and up to
join in. This has been a go to for us for years.