Board Games Review: Only the Best Titles
A tense struggle between several players. The feeling of vibrant competition. And a victory that is determined by a strict system of rewards for smart moves. Tabletop adventures are a perfect way to have some fun with friends and relatives. We’ve prepared this board games review to show you the top toys to try. Emotion reading, poker face training, anticipating events several moves ahead… It is a small part of skills to improve with such adventures.
The Settlers of Catan
3-4 players are busy constructing settlements, cities, and roads on the island. And trading resources. The goal is to become the dominant force on the map by winning 10 victory points. Which one gets for having more buildings, longer roads, and the biggest army. It is an old (published in 1995) but still popular strategy. With 30 million copies sold by 2020, it is translated into 39 languages.
About the rules in 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPhX_1RiwEg
Ticket to Ride
2-5 participants earn scores by connecting cities with colored trains. Another way to get points is to complete missions. Which are written down in destination cards. The person with the longest continuous road is crowned the king of the railway. Published in 2004, the title exists in several versions, featuring different countries. As well as being adapted for video games.
Watch how to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPGLlaGrShY
It is a toy for up to 4 participants. The objective is to build the biggest city in the woods. Filled with animals and action cards, it is based on collecting resources. A highly competitive environment and many growth opportunities make it a pleasant experience. The whole round lasts 4 seasons, which is approximately 90 minutes. Released in 2018, it offers a solo mode as well.
Enjoy the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM-_RlCpQk
Board Games: Review on The Isle of Cats
The terrible pirate Lord Vesh is coming in 5 rounds. Only to burn the home to so many cats. Explore the island: search for treasures and complete objectives. And save as many animals in your boat as you can. It is a simple 2019 toy for 1-4 players. Both adults and kids 8+ enjoy 60-90 minutes of entertainment.
Find out more with the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z11ggbts7ik
Adventures in Neverland
A 2021 fantasy-based tabletop title with 6 playable characters. Each has a unique set of quests and multiple choices to make. The map is packed with missions, both cooperative and competitive. Moving in turns, participants uncover stories through cards. There is 1 winner at the end. But the title’s treasure is its thought-out plot and emphasis on storytelling.
Have a look at the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpEar79lph0
Most adventures of this board games review are also available in digital formats. Choose what appeals to you most and have a good time.