My fiancé is a board game geek — we have over 100 board games! The problem is that I’m not such a big fan, and am also a massive sore loser (we both are!). It’s something we talk about a lot, because he loves board games so much (and goes to a gaming club twice a week) but when he wants to play at home, I’m never really interested. So he has to try and find games that I will like, so we can play at home.
Here are the board games we play… these are board games for people, like me, who don’t especially like board games.
This one is my all-time favorite — I generally love tile and dice games.
Since this is a dice game, it’s really just pure luck. Basically, you’re a zombie trying to eat as many brains as you can (you need 13 to win).
Okay, so I haven’t played this yet. We just got it, but it looks super awesome! It’s a two-player miniatures game about samurais and ninjas.
This one is a super-cute game that’s pretty good with two players. Most importantly, it’s got a panda in it. You HAVE to check it out, I love it.
Another one of my favorite games! You’re a dragon flying around, and you place tiles and move according to the line on the tile. You can crash or fall off the board, but basically you have to try and last the longest.
This is a card game that comes with its own cardboard guillotine! You try and collect as many high-ranking French nobles as you can. This one we sometimes take to the pub and play there.
This one is super-awesome. There’s so many themed versions as well, which is really cool. It’s a card game, but the rules are constantly changing, and is really good for two players. It’s great because it can all change so quickly — the other person might be about to win, then you play a card and suddenly you’re on top.
This is a fantastic game that involves a little strategery. The Europe board is the best one. It can get a little competitive and I tend to pout in the game — but it’s so fantastic that I don’t even care.
This one is great with larger groups of people, and it’s hilarious! (Just make sure you play with funny friends.)
There’s probably tons more that I could suggest, but those are definitely some of my favorites. Now I’d love to know your favorite board games for people who hate board games!