Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Board Games Are Cool Again: Some of the Top Rated Board Games

Whether you realize it or not, we're going through a new golden age of board games. Led by some unique Kickstarter turned phenomenons, these unique, challenging and often hilarious top board games are a far cry from the days of Monopoly and Risk.
Board Games Are Cool Again: Some of the Top Rated Board Games
$25
✩4.8

Cards Against Humanity

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$32
✩4.7

Catan 5th Edition

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$20
✩4.6

Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats

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$17
✩4.8

Codenames

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A very solid word game with a little bit of deduction, press your luck, and "party" thrown in.

$35
✩4.8

Ticket To Ride

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$44
✩4.9

Pandemic Legacy Season 1

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This is the #1 rated game on boardgamegeek.com. We think they would know!

$26
✩4.0

Sapiens

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Strategy game for 2-4 players. 40 minute playing time. Match tiles like dominos to create a safe path across the valley...

$23
✩4.7

Sheriff of Nottingham

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$50
✩4.8

7 Wonders Duel

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$50
✩4.4

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition

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$15
✩4.8

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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Playing has no eliminations, no moderating, and lasts less than ten minutes (typically between 4-7 minutes depending on the size of the group). Everyone plays. Everyone has fun. Everyone lies. It's the best of deception and deduction.

$16
✩4.6

Spyfall

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$56
✩4.9

Blood Rage

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Blood Rage is an excellent game that captures one vision of the end of the world and going for broke on the way out. Valhalla has plenty of room for you and your friends to bask in eternal glory.

$29
✩5.0

King of Tokyo

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This new edition of the best-seller boasts new artwork, clearer rules, and revamped card abilities. Monsters have a new look, and the coveted space penguin character takes his place in Tokyo!

$32
✩4.6

Tokaido

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$42
✩4.8

Dead of Winter

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$97
✩4.9

Food Chain Magnate

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$56
✩4.7

Terra Mystica

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$36
✩4.9

Above and Below

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Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground.