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Top 10 Gateway Board Games

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Melissa and Kevin share their favorite gateway board games.

Century Spice Road
Splendor Board Game
Lanterns Board Game
Kingdomino
King of Tokyo
Las Vegas Board Game
Camel Up
For Sale Game
No Thanks Game
Barenpark
Carcassonne
Dominion Board Game
Harry Potter Board Game
Toy Story Board Game
Star Realms
Pandemic Board Game
Forbidden Island
Potion Explosion
Sugar Blast
Azul Board Game
Sushi Go
Ticket To Ride Board Game
Transamerica
Karuba
Silver and Gold
Dizzle
Diamonds Game
Codenames
Asking For Trobils
Parks Board Game
Hanabi Board Game

0:00 – 1:22 Introduction
1:22 – 3:39 Number 10
3:40 – 5:15 Number 9
5:16 – 7:31 Number 8
7:32 – 10:24 Number 7
10:25 – 12:38 Number 6
12:39 – 15:48 Number 5
15:49 – 17:30 Number 4
17:31 – 19:41 Number 3
19:42 – 21:47 Number 2
21:48 – 24:47 Number 1
24:48 – 29:12 Honorable Mentions

20 Comments

  1. This game is interesting! If you enjoy playing complex board games that require a great deal of strategy and detecting the motivations of others, then you should give Lagim Card Game a try. The game is inspired by Filipino folklore and mythology. It is the type of game that will take time to get used to, but it is definitely worth it if you're willing to put in the effort. Visit their page for more info 🙂

  2. I haven't played Parks yet. But, I absolutely LOVE Trekking the National Parks. To me, that one along with Ticket to Ride are a couple of my must plays.

  3. Awesome list, and great presentation of each game! I own 6 of those, and I totally agree with everything you said about them. So you just earned a subscriber! Well done guys

  4. My gateway board game was Villainous. I assumed it was nothing more than a cash grab by using Disney's and Marvel's name. But than I actually played it and there was much more depth to the game than I expected. I recently fell in love with Icarus by renegade game studios (I guess it's technically not a BOARD game).

  5. In INDIA even this games costs very high for a middle class people like me.here in INDIA even this is an expensive hobby for people like us.😢

  6. Awasome selection and I specially like the "alternatives". You should try implementing this in all your TOP videos. Great work!

  7. I own Ticket to Ride , Pandemic , Forbidden Island , and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and I enjoy all of them.

    I used Forbidden Island as a gateway game and played the absolute shortest game of my life. "Fool's Landing" was one of the initial six tiles to start sinking. Nobody was able to shore it up, and we got a "Waters Rise" card at the end of the first turn. Naturally, "Fool's Landing" was one of the tiles to sink, ending the game. We all laughed about it and put the game away (obviously it was not the time to play it and we were there to role-play). We pulled it out again at a later date and enjoyed a full game of it.

    I think Small Worlds was my first introduction to the hobby, though I do not own it. My first purchased game was Machi Kuro which we continue to play (and usually one of us wins one move before the other one would have). I consider this to be a good gateway game as its rules are likewise pretty simple.

  8. Fantastic list! I really enjoyed this one. Lots of great suggestions for people. Point Salad is another nice gateway game. If people are familiar with trick-taking, the cooperative nature of The Crew makes it a good choice.

  9. Awesome list … Thanks I've just recently got my wife to play games with me as I was going insane during this pandemic. This is the first list I've seen with some different options that I might check out to add to the simpler games list of my collection.. Imotep, Karuba, Barenpark, Parks, Asking for Trobits… And based on comments below The Crew and Quest for El Dorado… The one game that my wife understood right away and loves is Stone Age so that would be a good one too for this list.

  10. So i have 2 questions, one about las vegas game (cause im into the gambling theme and all) but i could only find the royale version, or is that the actually game? xD also, for the games that have specific notepads and writing, can you get replacements?

  11. The only game I feel I would add to your list is Skull🖤✌😎

  12. All great gateway games🖤✌ Azul works better for adults and not kids and King of Tokyo works better with kids and not adults😎👊

  13. Prepared, professional, entertaining without waffle, thoughtful, systematic, interesting and useful. Good list and great to idea give a simpler 'equivalent'. Many thanks for the help getting kids (and their friends) to the table!

  14. sorry but you mixtup Koalas and Pandas in the Bärenpark segment. Pandas are Bears. Koalas are Marsupials.

  15. Great list! For me, Ticket to Ride was an opener, so was Tsuro and Qwirkle 🙂

  16. A fantastic game me and my family started with was roll for adventure. A game that is easy to learn and play and is brilliant fun but rarely seems to get a mention anywhere.

  17. This was very helpful. I love splendor and Jaipur! Trying to find games similar

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