Published on October 17th, 2019
Whether you plan to travel by plane or RV over the holidays, you might want to pack a few board games with you just in case. They can help you to spend quality time with your loved ones, decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and enhance creativity.
If you are tired of staring at your phone all day long and not afraid of new challenges, consider taking some board games from this list next time you are going on a trip:
Scrabble is a pretty straightforward game. All you need to do is to put letters together and create meaningful words. It will not only help to kill boredom while waiting in the airport, but it will also help you to develop your intellectual abilities. Moreover, you will have a chance to improve concentration and learn how to develop the strategy.
This game is perfect not only for adults but also for kids. They will be able to learn new words and spelling. Let’s not forget that learning through creative play is more effective than sitting in the class.
If you have any problem with solving anagrams, feel free to go to Unscramblex.com to help yourself. You can play this board game with your friend or partner just in two. This game can also be played by seven people at the same time! It’s a perfect solution in case you are travelling in a big group.
2. Secret Hitler
The name of this board game is pretty unusual as a game itself. Train your poker face since it’s the only thing that can help you to win.
You can play this game only if you have at least five people. Here are some rules you need to follow:
Divide people into two groups -liberals and fascists. One player will have the role of Hitler. Each group should take measures to gain allies and win elections. During the game, you will have to become a good liar and figure out who is who in the room
In a few years, you will be able to call Codenames a classic game. It’s a good option for a group of friends. You need to prepare for frustration, a lot of laughs and jubilation (you might feel all these things at the same time)!
To win this game, you need to be the first to get in touch with all secret agents. It may sound complicated at the very beginning. However, you will understand the rules pretty fast once you actually start playing the game.
Catan is considered one of the modern-day classic board games. In 1995, it won the Oscar of board games (yes, this award is actually real). It’s a game where you need to develop a strategy and be able to cooperate with others.
This game should be played with six people max. In 2015, the creator of the game Klaus Teuber gathered around 1000 people to play Catan. Needless to say, it was the largest board game tournament in history. To finish the game, you will need at least one hour.
5. Exploding Kittens
As it says on the package, this game is for people who are into explosions and kittens (and laser beams!). It is one of the easiest games that you will be able to pick up in just a few minutes.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with its cool illustrations and funny rules. Most probably, you will become a huge fan of their cards such as ‘hairy potato cat’ (all card names are pretty unusual).
6. What Do You Meme?
Are you a meme lover? Well, who is not nowadays? Memes are part of pop culture and our everyday life. The board games ‘What do you meme?’ will teach you how to create your own memes! At some point, you will be able to feel like a true comedian.
After one hour of playing this board game, you will have to scream: ‘Stop, my stomach hurts so much!’ (it has already been tested several times in practice!).
7. These Cards Will Make You Drunk
If you like the name of the game, you will be able to enjoy playing it as well. You don’t have to drink alcohol to win this game. But you definitely should prepare for a messy night! All you need is to have two cool friends and a few free hours in the evening.
Every traveller should have at least a few board games with themselves in order to spend good quality time with their friends. Board games such as Scrabble, Codenames, Secret Hitler, Catan, ‘What do you meme?’ and ‘These cards will make you drunk’ will help you to make your trip more fun!