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Experts Tell Us the Best Board Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Board Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Dave Ramsey’s ACT Your Wage! Board Game

This product was recommended by Randell Dan F. De Vera from Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game

Theis is the best board game to learn how to budget and save based on Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball concept.

The Game of Scattergories

This product was recommended by Randell Dan F. De Vera from Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game

This is a fun and easy-to-play board game that scratches your stock knowledge on biblical names and terms that start with any given letter.

Cactus Games Guesstures: Bible Edition

This product was recommended by Randell Dan F. De Vera from Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game

If you are good at acting things up in split seconds, you will enjoy this game with your family or friends.

Outburst: Bible Edition

This product was recommended by Randell Dan F. De Vera from Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game

This is a laughter-filled board game that challenges you to mention as many biblical names and terms as you can for any given topic.

Solomon’s Temple

This product was recommended by Randell Dan F. De Vera from Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game

This is the perfect board game for players fond of assembly and construction. You have to complete Solomon’s temple while being disturbed by the Israelites and Babylonian invasion forces.

LIVINWord Game: Catholic Bible-Based Game

This product was recommended by Rolaika Mcfarlane from Otunumen Productions

Taking Christians on a biblical journey from Genesis to Revelations, the WORD and LIV†NWORD games allow all players to complete their journey by knowing different verses of the Bible from the various books in the Old and New Testament. The WORD is based on the New King James Bible and The LIV†NWORD is based on the Catholic Bible. It’s perfect for unplugging, spending quality time with family and focusing on your Christian faith in an easy to digest manner.

Ticket to Ride Board Game

This product was recommended by Emily Hardy from Honestly Emily Rose

This board game is the perfect balance of strategy and simplicity. You and a few of your friends compete to build your own railroads across the board based on your secret goals, and you gain points along the way. Each turn, you can only complete one action, making this a quick moving game. Ticket to Ride is ideal for playing with the kids, or setting up for an adult game night – either way you’ll have fun!

Sommify: A Blind Wine Tasting Game

This product was recommended by Jessica Bush from Sommify

Whether you are new to wine or a wine professional, Sommify will teach you how to blind taste like a Sommelier. The game is pretty simple: Every player brings a bottle of wine from an approved list. When it’s your turn, you pour your mystery wine for the other players. Players then use the game materials to try and guess the mystery grape in their glass and earn points for correct guesses. The game is a lot of fun and makes for a great addition to any dinner party or game night.

Whatever – An Awkward & Embarrassing Party Game

This product was recommended by Bret Ludlow from Triangle Ink LLC

Whatever is an awkward and embarrassing party game. The box says ‘Let’s Get Weird’ and they mean it. It’s a great party game for small or large groups (ages 17+) and you’re bound to make new memories each time you play. There are three types of cards in the game. Challenge cards mean you’re on your own attempting the card. Showdown cards means it’s you against one or more players head-to-head. If the card you pick up is too embarrassing to even attempt, you can draw a Penalty card instead and pay the price until your next turn. Note: This game is also great for 7 players!

Cranium Game

This product was recommended by Nikki Webster from Brit on the Move

This is a classic that is not only a board game but interactive! This game is for adults and kids alike. To win you have to get around the board – however not without some shenanigans! As you move around the board, each color on the path lands you with a different category of activity. The cards offer up challenges from humming a song, molding an object out of putty, sketching or even role playing. If you complete the cards challenge you move on. And, while the board game comes with 600 cards you can buy booster sets to keep it fresh.

Hanayama Go (lgo) game

This product was recommended by Katie Tejada from Plaza Japan

Claim the most territory, and victory is yours! is an ancient Chinese game that was invented thousands of years ago. The overall rules are simple and easy for beginners to learn, while more experienced players will enjoy discovering new and clever ways to conquer the board. Two players place stones on a grid, and points are earned by capturing the other player’s stones and surrounding territory. Games can be fast or slow so you can easily squeeze in a quick game before dinner or spend a rainy afternoon practicing your strategy skills!

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Written by Zak Parker

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