Settlers of Catan
One of the most popular board games probably because it is quite beginner friendly, Catan involves players attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources.
Very similar to Mafia in case you have played that. Ultimate Werewolf has long since become a staple for this group, in no small part due to Marc's obsession with it :) . Players at the beginning of the game will be dealt a single card which tells them their character in the game (for example a Werewolf or a villager). Then, players will close their eyes as the werewolf's alone get to open their eyes and decide who to kill. Then after all special characters have had a chance to act, all players will open their eyes and try to decide by democratic vote who they want to vote. The game ends either when there are no werewolf's left or no villagers left.
A personal favorite of mine, saboteur is a game where by placing cards across the table, players will attempt to dig from a starting point in an attempt to reach the gold 7 spaces away. But in their way will be saboteurs, players who are secretly trying to stop the gold from being reached. A hilarious game where half the fun is just trying to figure out who the saboteurs.
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to ride is another great game for beginners where players try to build railways to connect cities and reach important destinations while not getting cut off by fellow players.
Munchkin is a cardgame that parodies the experience of playing Dungeons and Dragons in a fraction of the time. Behind all the jokes, there is a reasonably good “screw your neighbor” game behind it all. Players take turns killing monsters and gaining loot and helping or hindering each other to do more of the same. Be careful you don’t like this game too much, as there are many expansions (and spin offs in different themes: sci-fi, spy movies, kung fu) to be bought.
In Caveman Curling each team attempts to "throw" or flick their rocks, one at a time, down the frozen lake. Special objects such as hammers, which allow the rocks to be moved after the throw, and totems, which protect a thrown rock from being moved, add an extra layer of strategy to the game. Play consists of rounds at the end of which each team or player scores a point for each of their rocks closer to the center of the cave than any of their opponent's rocks. The first team or player to six points wins!
Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game
Behind the façade of the great Gotham City lies an active underworld of criminal activity. In Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game, you'll play as one of Gotham City's greatest villains – The Joker, The Penguin, Killer Croc, or Two-Face — and lead your gang of henchmen to try to become the King of Crime in Gotham City! But beware, as your hold on the city increases, so does the chance of your plans being foiled by Gotham's protector – Batman!
Cards Against Humanity
A game similar to Apples to Apples, but for adults. It makes fun of just about everyone and everything known to man. Everyone submit card(s) in their hand that they think matches the card in the centre. Each person takes turns picking their favourite out of all the cards submitted. If a card you submitted gets picked, you get a point.
Kevin Against Humanity
A customized version of 'Cards Against Humanity' by our very own Kevin, so it's cooler than the original !
Skulls and Roses
The quintessence of bluffing, a game in which everything is played in the players' heads. Each player plays a face-down card, then each player in turn adds one more card – until someone feels safe enough to state that he can turn a number of cards face up and get only roses. Other players can then overbid him, saying they can turn even more cards face up. The highest bidder must then turn that number of cards face up, starting with his own. If he shows only roses, he wins; if he reveals a skull, he loses, placing one of his cards out of play. Two successful challenges wins the game. Skull & Roses is not a game of luck; it's a game of poker face and meeting eyes.
(6+ players, best played with 5 or 6 players)
Skulls'n'Roses Rules HERE
SKULL Rules HERE
(both games have the same rules)
In this game, you must rely on your keen sense of observation and quick reflexes. It requires a steady hand -- which can be hard to maintain during the many fits of maniacal laughter! The wooden Totem sits in the middle of the table, waiting for the player with the fastest reflexes to snatch it up and win the game.
Each player is dealt a hand of cards. In order to win you must be the first player to get rid of all of your cards. Each turn, all of the players reveal one of their cards. If two cards are identical, those players must make a grab for the Totem. The faster player then gives their cards to their unfortunate adversary.
To add to the difficulty, certain cards are almost identical, which can trick a hapless player into grabbing the Totem by mistake -- a grave error. Other cards force all players to make a grab at once, change the method of play, or otherwise add to the difficulty.
(3-8 players, best played with 5 or 6 players)
(both games have the same rules)
Definitly look this game up if you're a fan of social deduction games. You can usually find our group playing this one for much of the next near the pool table. It's not for everybody, but if it's for you then expect yourself to be playing it for several hours every Monday.
We'll add more games to this list as more come to mind.
If you're reading this then feel free to contribute some of your own as well.
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