Latest Board apps and Games
This incredibly funny, fast-paced game is perfect for playing with friends and loved ones of all ages, teens to grandparents. There’s no learning curve. Just open the box, pick a character – Queen Spatula, perhaps, or Super Ninja Monkey – and prepare for a wild ride. Depending on your cards, you may find yourself wearing an impromptu snorkel while battling bees, singing operatic arias in a made-up language or rapping about tomato soup. Needless to say, the game is wildly popular among teens and college kids.
Deceptively simple and highly addictive, Ticket to Ride is a perfect game for the college crowd - entertaining to play with just two people but fun with a crowd as well. According to the game's backstory, a group of friends has gathered in 1900 to celebrate the anniversary of Phileas Fogg's fictional, epic race around the world - and issue a new challenge involving railroads and a breathless, week-long race.
Is there anything better than an evening spent with dorm buddies, immersed in a cheesy, sci-fi, horror flick? Well, yes: playing a great dorm board game inspired by cheesy, sci-fi, horror flicks. Because what could be more fun than saving humanity from a martian attack while wearing a tutu and dancing on a ball? Invasion from Outer Space's game board is a modular meadow of amusement park rides, a fun house and other carnival attractions - perfect for a do-or-die battle against plastic aliens. It's silly, addictive fun with plenty of room for collaborative strategizing, plot twists and scenario shifts.
This hilarious card game is tailor-made for grown-up Lemony Snicket fans. The idea? Players compete to make their characters - a dubious family of five - as miserable as possible by having them terrorized by topiaries and menaced by mice, while making their opponents' "families" as happy as possible. It's the perfect game for a pair of stressed-out roommates - or a quartet of them - to play. More players? There are expansion packs available too.
Apples to Apples is so beloved by the teen and 20something crowd, many families use it as the gold standard by which they judge all other board games. In this dorm-pleaser, players are dealt seven nouns – places, faces or pop culture icons – and compete to pair them with an adjective card supplied by a highly subjective judge, who awards points based on entertainment value. The result is a hilarious, easy-to-learn game that quickly draws a crowd.
A zombie board game? Last Night on Earth is a particularly fun take on the battle between humans and flesh-eating, undead hordes. It offers enough mid-game twists, strategic challenges and fast-paced fun to keep any group of zombie fans delighted.
The zany Game of Things takes all the good things about the old Loaded Questions game and kicks it up so many notches, there's just no comparison. The topic cards are absolutely hilarious. And best of all, there's no pesky game board trying to direct you to some boring question category.
Players take on the role of CDC scientists in this highly addictive game for teens and grown-ups. Here, everyone works together, racing to quell plague breakouts before pandemics erupt on a global scale. Don't worry, it's only the entire fate of the human race in your hands. It takes the first round or two to grasp the rules, then it's game on.