With video games dominating for many years, and continuing to do so with advances in technology, its easy to overlook the kind of games that brought most of us into gaming in the first place. Board games are some of the first games we encounter, and though video games are credited with innovation, board games are stepping up their game. Classics such as Chinese Checkers and Chess have been there for centuries, whereas enduring favourites like Monopoly and Battleship have enthralled kids and adults alike for many decades. The following list will seek to move away from the mainstream, and talk about board games that are right at the top and should be played by more people worldwide. Here is the list of top board games ever. You can play these really good board games online, or on PS4, iPhone or Android. Most of these board games are meant for adults.
12. Azul (2017)
The latest winner of the prestigious Spiel de Jahres award, Azul is an abstract game based on azulejo, a kind of Portuguese tile. The game revolves around players collecting similarly coloured tiles and filling rows on their side of the board, following which they can place one tile on the other player’s side and gain points depending on its position. Developer Michael Kiesling’s comprehensive two-phase design process enabled ‘Azul’ to boast of such a beautiful design, making it a must-play for puzzle aficionados everywhere.
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11. Risk (1957)
In the seemingly endless sea of board games on shop aisles, one game that seems to be perennially overlooked is ‘Risk.’ It is an intricate game with the premise of world domination. Two to six people are given the opportunity to control armies in an attempt to take over other players’ territories. It is a complex and rewarding game, and is intelligent in a way that very few games are.