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9 Cool Board Games Which Will Make Your Free Time More Enjoyable

Board games are something well-liked by everyone. A great way to spend a fun time with your family or friends. That’s why 5-Minute Crafts has made a list of the most entertaining board games from Amazon.

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1. The Game of Life

The game comes with six pegs of different colors to help players put friends and family in their cars as they travel around the game board. Every crossroad brings exciting twists, turns, and adventures. Players can make some big life decisions while playing: to choose whether to go to college or not, to get married, raise their family, or retire early. They can also use the chance to increase their money by investing in numbers on the board! Every time someone dials that number, you get paid. This fun life game is great for parties, night games, or fun at home. It can be played by:

  • Number of players: 2 to 4 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 8 and over

2. Classic Operation Game

In this challenging and funny classic board game, children can play “doctor” and perform “surgery” to help Cavity Sam. In case they touch the sides with the tweezers, Sam’s red nose will glow and buzz. Players can choose a doctor’s card with the disease they will operate on, and if they do not turn on the buzzer, they will earn the amount of money shown on the back of that card. This game contains features parents may remember, including a wishbone, Charlie’s horse, and Adam’s apple. The game requires 2 AA batteries and it can be played by:

  • Number of players: ‎1 or more players
  • Recommended age: children aged 6 and over

3. Monopoly

Have fun playing this classic game of Monopoly and buying neighborhoods, selling properties, charging rent, and growing your empire. The more players build, the more rent money they can collect. This edition includes 16 winning cards that fans voted for, and each reflects some great things about community membership. Tokens include Rubber Ducky, T-Rek, Penguin, Hazel, Scottie, Racecar, Hat, and Battleship. It can be played by:

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 8 and over

4. Articulate

In this game, players try to describe as many card entries as possible within 30 seconds. It may sound easy, but when you are racing with a timer and other teams, describing a word without actually saying it is not easy at all. You are not allowed to help your team with tips like “rhymes with” or “sounds like”! Articulate is ideal for families with teenagers addicted to smartphones! It unites whole roomfuls of people with fun and good old-fashioned hysterical laughter. This game is the perfect party ice breaker. The game Articulate can be played by

  • Number of players: 4 to 20 players, the more, the merrier!
  • Recommended age: ages 12 and older

5. Trekking the World

Experience new cultures by traveling the world from your kitchen table. All destinations on all continents are beautifully designed and accompanied by educational passages. Trekking the World is a unique and meaningful gift for both kids and adults. This game is intended for:

  • Number of players: 2 to 5 players
  • Recommended age: all ages

6. Cluedo

With this classic Cluedo game, you can’t go wrong. There is no one who does not like a good mystery. Have fun as you try to eliminate the suspects and discover the real perpetrator. We present to you a new character as one of the suspects, Dr. Orchid. The game can be played by:

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 8 and over

7. ​Scrabble Star Wars Edition

Play crossword puzzles in a galaxy far, far away, and practice your spelling skills like a Jedi. This game can help you improve your vocabulary by introducing you to new words every time you play it. You can play this galactic adventure in all aspects, from the playing board to the starship movers to the Galaxy Cards, to the Star Wars glossary.​​The letter tiles include the Aurebesh characters (alphabet of the Star Wars galaxy). There are two options to play this game: a classic Scrabble game with the addition of a Star Wars dictionary or Galaxy Mode, where you maneuver starship pieces around the board to collect Galaxy Cards. The game can be played by:

  • Number of players: 2 — 4 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 10 and over

8. Ticket to Ride London

Take the famous double-decker bus through the streets of London, walk past Buckingham Palace, enter the British Museum or listen to the echoing chimes of Big Ben across the Thames. Race against other players to win the most important bus lines connecting the districts in the capital of the United Kingdom and fill in your destination tickets to score the most points. This game is ideal for beginners because it can be learned in less than 10 minutes, as well as for experienced players. Ticket to Ride can be played by:

  • Number of players: 2 to 4 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 8 and over
  • The average playing time: is 10 — 15 minutes

9. Catan 3D Edition

This special edition features three-dimensional hand-painted tiles made of thick heavy resin and completely interwoven edges. Each player gets a set of hand-painted settlements, cities, metropolises, city walls, knights, and roads. Spend a fun 45 minutes as a Catan’s settlers. It can be played by:

  • Number of players: 3 to 4 players
  • Recommended age: children aged 10 and over
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