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Board Games That Reveal Who You Really Are

Most of us play board games for the laughs and the giggles. We love getting round a table, opening a box and having fun. But I am sure you can also all think of a time when games have played out in a way that have made you see your friends in a different light.

Whether exposing their inner thirst for victory, revealing their no-nonsense approach to deals or maybe even revealing something you never knew about them before. This is a list of games that will push you to the edge, test your friendships and maybe even ruin a few too.

This list includes 10 games from the last 87 years, with 47 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to really want to get to know someone.

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Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Push-Your-Luck, Race, Sequencing, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Total Likes: 47
 

 

Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a strategy game where you lay tiles to create a medieval landscape of farms, rivers and cities. Each new tile must match the roads, rivers, farms and cities of those around it. As you place it you can claim one of these elements that...

Catan

Catan is a strategy game set on an uninhabited island where you accumulate, spend and trade resources to build the biggest kingdom. Players must compete for space, resources and ultimately for ten victory points to be crowned the winner. What starts as...

Saboteur

Saboteur is a path-laying strategy game where the cards are your resource in a team effort to get the dwarves to their gold. However, one player is a secret traitor who must try and foil the dwarves without them realising it. It is a game about working...

Escape: The Curse of the Temple

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative traversal game where teams try and escape an ancient temple before it collapses. You repeatedly roll dice to move from room to room, adding new tiles to the catacombs as you go. Play is against the...

Herd Mentality

Herd Mentality is a communication game where players aim to score points by sharing the same ideas as others. One person reads out a question, then everyone secretly writes an answer trying to match the most popular answer. It's unusual because the...

Azul

Azul is a tile laying collection and sequencing game where you help the king decorate their palace with Portuguese tiles. You aim to gain tiles on your game card that form patterns to score the most points. What makes it unique is it's balance between...

Monopoly

Monopoly is a strategy traversal game where you buy and develop land to make money from property. As you roll and move around the board you build up a portfolio of streets that you can charge rent on. It's a classic game that's stood the test of time...

Coup

Coup is a communication game where you fight to become the only player left with political influence. You play by taking on the roles of five different powerful (uniquely skilled) government officials to become the last politician standing. It is a game...

Downforce

Downforce is a card-based racing game where you bid, bet and race to get ahead. At the core is a strategic racing game where track placement it key and outfoxing other players at corners is essential. But around this are other bidding and betting...

Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is a traversal game where you need to escape from an island before it crumbles into the sea. You play by moving figures, avoiding sea creatures, and boarding boats headed for safety. Like Fortnite, you battle not only your...

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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