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Experts Tell Us the Best Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best 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.

Mirror’s Edge

This product was recommended by Dan Alder from LEVVVEL

Mirror’s Edge focuses on free running, or parkour, from a first-person perspective and will definitely be one of the most unique games you will ever play. Running on top of buildings and tall structures has never been so satisfying that it almost puts players in a trance like state. I especially like playing this game after I’ve had a particularly stressful day as it’s an excellent way to unwind and just get lost in hours and hours of mesmerizing gameplay.

Wasteland 3

This product was recommended by Robert Banks from MrStocks

As I have played Fallout before, I was hooked also to this game as this is inspired by Fallout and really made me spend a few more hours playing after work. The different twists in the story made me want to know more and delve more into its deep story. Customizing created characters from various options to choose from already makes you think carefully as your style of game will depend on the character you’ll be creating. This game will really wake the gamer inside of you.

Angry Birds

This product was recommended by Sally Stevens from FastPeopleSearch

Rovio’s debut 2009 mobile game, now one of the most recognizable franchises in the world, definitely benefitted from being one of the earliest titles for the iPhone. But the studio’s quirky avian-flinging physics puzzler—players have to slingshot roly-poly birds at likewise rotund, entrenched pigs—also homed in on key elements of smartphone gaming’s then-nascent purview: bite-sized levels for on-the-go play, easy to pick up (if grueling to master) gameplay, and eventually a free-to-play biz model built on micro-transactions. It’s safe to say Angry Birds established the template for all the untold numbers of mobile games vying for our e-wallets since.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This product was recommended by Fintan Costello from BonusFinder

If you are looking for a timeless classic, Mario Kart remains a fan favourite even after three decades! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is sure to get your heart racing as it has been revealed, according to a study conducted by BonusFinder, to be one of the most stressful games to play! The beautifully made, expanded version of Mario Kart 8, brings back some beloved characters of the Mario universe in addition to introducing some new, exciting characters and features. According to Nintendo, the game has sold over 37 million copies and is globally the Switch’s best-selling title. So, gather up your friends and family for an intense race and beat your opponents to the finish line!

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

This is an online multiplayer last-man-standing shooter with a huge emphasis on player skill and creativity, which pits up to 100 players against each other in a battle royale scenario. The most important thing about PUBG is to survive for as long as possible – it’s all about outsmarting your opponents and being flexible. Players must scavenge for weapons, gear, and supplies while trying to be the last man standing. The gameplay is different from other similar games, and it allows for more creativity and player-created content. It also helps with player immersion since there are no limitations on the environment, allowing the players to customize their character as they see fit.It is one of the most popular games on the market right now with millions of players that have spent billions on in-game purchases. The game has had such a huge success because of its unique concept and impressive map design as well as its graphics.

The Action Bible Guess-It Game Cards

This product was recommended by Alex Shute from FaithGiant

The Action Bible Guess-It Game Cards is a great gift to broaden the Bible knowledge of teens. It comes with 99 chunky cards that have 20 clues on each of them. It also includes a Quick Reference Guide that will help them find each of the stories in The Action Bible. The instruction card gives them up to three ideas or ways how to play the game. These game cards are great for family game nights, family devotions, or even for traveling. 2 or more players can play this game, and it can ban an enjoyable way to bond and get kids interested in learning the Bible. Plus, the comic illustrations or pictures are very appealing to the youth.

MindWare Travel Qwirkle Board Game

This product was recommended by Rachel Robart from RamblingRobarts

Kwirkle is a strategy game that can be played by 2 to 6 players (more if you make teams). Players try to match a string of shapes or colors. Score is based on how many pieces are played in a certain way. This travel set is ideal for playing at the hotel on road trips.

Rummikub by Pressman – Classic Edition

This product was recommended by Rachel Robart from RamblingRobarts

Rummikub uses strategy to play different numbered tiles on the table. No score is kept throughout the game, but the first one to use all his tiles is the winner. Great for travel or family night at home.

Battleship Classic Board Game Strategy Game

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

A classic family board game. This game is the official game of the classic Battleship board game. You will receive two ships, 2 fuel cans, 4 cannon cards, 1 rule card and an instruction card. Players compete to destroy their opponents’ ships by sinking them. The first player to destroy all their opponent’s ships wins the game! Ships are constructed using 16 pieces of wood or metal in each color (eight for each player) with a plastic base ring around them. Each ship has a different speed and ammunition capacity. The ship is constructed by building an indestructible frame that holds the ship together, then attaching the 8 propellers for a spin and shot that propel the ship. Next, you assemble the gun parts to form the cannons with stands and then place them on top of your base ring.

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

This product was recommended by Jeremy Walker from GoblinCrafted

The original Gloomhaven was an incredibly popular board game: it offered Dungeons and Dragons-style adventures, where players could take on the role of warriors and wizards battling fantasy monsters … only, instead of being a role*-playing* game, Gloomhaven offers a board game format (where no one has to be a Dungeon Master). Despite its popularity however, Gloomhaven’s cost (of $120) prevented many from trying the game. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion solves this problem by providing a much cheaper ($32) version. This new introductory version still includes all the rules and pieces needed to play Gloomhaven; it simply offers less monsters/treasure/adventures than the original game. Both the original game and Jaws of the Lion have an average Amazon rating of five stars (with over 3,000 reviews each), Meanwhile, on BoardGameGeek.com, Jaws of the Lion is ranked #5 out of all board games on the site! Moreover, the original game is the top ranked game (#1) on the entire site! With ratings like that, it’s safe to say that any fan of fantasy will have a blast exploring the incredible world of Gloomhaven.

Royal Match

This product was recommended by Solomon Thimothy from Clickx

This is the best game for me because it is easy to play and it is really entertaining. After all, we play to be entertained in the first place. I also like that the game has great graphics and lots of colors – it is not boring to look at. Lastly, it gets harder on each level and challenges you all the more. I also love the music that plays in the background, it is nostalgic to me as it reminds me of old school games which makes the game experience even more pleasant.

FIFA 22

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM

Electronic Arts released a football simulation game. Some of its distinguishing features are Hypermotion and improved ball physics, improving the tactical AI and air kinetics give players a realistic feel.

Grand Theft Auto V

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM

One of the most popular role-playing games. Two favorite moments from Grand Theft Auto V sum up my love for the game. One is from a mid-game mission when I crashed an aircraft into another, battled the crew, hijacked it, and then parachuted out to avoid military fighter planes. In another off-road buggy, I was sidetracked by a route up one of the San Andreas mountains. It was a trail, which I followed for 15 minutes to the top, almost running over a group of hikers. A renegade ATV on a mountaintop almost runs one of them over every time he goes hiking.

Need For Speed Payback

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM

Best game for drift racers. I like the racing environments, paths, roads, and police chases a lot. It took me more than 20 hours to complete all the levels. With its best in-game collision physics and drag races, the game puts itself on top of the racing games in its class. A wide variety of cars to choose from gives a realistic feel to the player.

Ticket to Ride Board Game

This product was recommended by Maggie Sutherland from Sutherland Photography

Ticket to Ride is such an awesome family game! The real strategy required keeps it interesting for adults, but it is simple enough for kids as young as 7 to play! My kids beg to play it daily!

Champions Mini Tabletop Football Game by Janod

This product was recommended by Robin L. Lehnert from Juratoys US Corp.

Organize soccer matches with your friends and win the game! Become the best player of the championship by scoring the most points against your adversary. Mini tabletop game board in wood with 4 lines of players (12 players) and 3 wooden balls. Removable velcro net makes it easier to retrieve the balls.

Janod Wooden Classic Sling Puck Tabletop Game

This product was recommended by Robin L. Lehnert from Juratoys US Corp.

The classic Passe-Trappe game has been brought up to date with a unique look! Which daredevil acrobat will emerge the winner? Each player has 5 pawns representing 5 acrobats. To win, they need to send their acrobats over the wall into the opposition’s camp. Using the launcher, players launch their acrobats right across the board into the opponent’s half. The first player to get their 5 daredevils to the other end of the board is the winner. This classic game will bring hours of fun, but winning will take speed, accuracy and concentration.

Janod Wooden Classic Pinball Tabletop Arcade Game

This product was recommended by Robin L. Lehnert from Juratoys US Corp.

Take your turn and try to keep the ball from dropping through the flippers! Pinball is a traditional game played by all ages. Play solo or join with family and friends to see who can achieve the highest score. Ring the bell for extra points or establish your own house rules. From the finely crafted wooden game base to the solid wood obstacles, this all-ages toy is built to last through many hours of play. Includes 1 wooden pinball case and 3 metal balls. Game measures approximately 22.5”x 11.5”.

Janod Wooden Classic Shuffleboard Tabletop Game

This product was recommended by Robin L. Lehnert from Juratoys US Corp.

Janod has taken this traditional table-top game to a new level with a high-quality wooden base, wood dowels and pucks. Take your turn and try to shoot the puck as far as possible up the slanted game board. Shoot the puck too hard and you will lose points! Shuffleboard is a traditional game played by all ages. Play solo or join with family and friends to see who can achieve the highest score. From the finely crafted wooden game base to the solid wood pucks, this all-ages toy is built to last through many hours of play. Perfect for a playroom on a rainy day. Includes 2 wooden racer pucks, 2 scoring dies and 4 colorful score pegs. Size: 23.62”x12.01”x3.94”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

This product was recommended by Demi Yilmaz from Colonist

The Witcher 3 isn’t just a phenomenal game because of its flawless gameplay and awe-inspiring graphics but also for its impressive storytelling and the riveting storyline itself. Everything about the game draws you in and you can’t help but become emotionally invested as you battle against ghastly monsters or get swept away in interesting side-quests. CD Projekt Red truly cracked the secret formula and nailed every aspect of the game which is why The Witcher 3 continues to win hearts, even today.

Minecraft

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Minecraft is a game where you can give free rein to your vision: you can start a world and split it over the internet. This is a “sandbox” game, coded in Java with its 8-Bit graphics style, rather ugly but that doesn’t matter as it’s still remarkably fun. Several modes are vacant, like the Classic Mode or Survival Mode, where you must endure in a randomly made world. The map is simply massive and can suggest up to 10 times the surface of the earth! Everything is viable in Minecraft: trees, parks, rivers, peaks, deserts, animals, monsters. If everything goes well during the day, at nightfall, the devils will arrive from everywhere and you should be very precise. This is where your building skills with the ploy and all other shelters will be of use. To build your stuff, you will certainly need the sources raised in the trees or rocks formed in the world or protected hearts everywhere.

Super Mario Checkers & Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

The Super Mario Checkers & Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set puts a new spin on one of the world’s oldest games checkers, which goes back several thousand years! For a change of pace, flip the game over and play tic-tac-toe with two extremely popular video game characters. Kids who enjoy the Italian characters from their favourite Nintendo games may study these updated classics. To give a little value to the set, the game board and components are packaged in a durable collectors tin. Choose between Mario and Luigi game components. The best part is that when you check the kings, they get a lovely little cap!

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Written by Zak Parker

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