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Top Ten Casual Board Games For Beginners

November 6th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

So I recently published the 2016 DGA Awards and got to thinking: “Will people just take my advice and go out and buy the games I listed without any thought to whether or not they’d be a good fit for their family?” Experienced gamers who know their way around the board, I figured, would be OK in that regard.  Newcomers, on the other hand, may be a bit overwhelmed by the games I had listed should they rush out to buy them.  To that end, I came up with a short list of games that I feel would be idea for beginners to play. There’s more out there, obviously, but the below should get you started.



Top Ten Casual Board Games For Beginners:

10. The Game

9. Tsuro

8. Sushi Go! or Sushi Go Party!

7. Forbidden Island

6. Splendor

5. Blokus

4. Apples to Apples

3. Roll For It!

2. Settlers of Catan*

1. Ticket to Ride

*The video link to Settlers of Catan actually depicts the Star Trek version I own.  Gameplay, for the most part, is the same.

Honorable Mentions: CV, Codenames, Love Letter, Lost Cities (Board Game or Card Game), Say Anything, Tetris Link

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