Let’s face it. board games are not as popular as they used to be. We all grew up with family arguments over a Christmas Day game of Monopoly. However, these days, they seem, well, old fashioned and boring to most people. The idea of taking a game out of a board and setting it up before playing for a couple of hours is an alien concept for many people; where do you turn on it, what are the graphics like, what does it do? However, here at My Poor Wallet, we think that this is grossly unfair. Not only are the classic board games as much fun as ever to play, but new releases can rival even the latest computer games for fun. The question, therefore, is where do you begin when picking a board game. What are the best games for experienced gamers, or people looking to dip a toe into non-screen related fun? While choice can be good, too much choice can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Whatever your level of experience in the world of tabletop gaming, whatever your level of interest or genre; from games where you have to work together with your fellow players to achieve an objective to games where you have to pound your rivals face (metaphorically, at least, we hope!) into the board, we have handpicked the best games for games of any level. There are games that are perfect for starters, games that are based around classic TV and Movies and games which seem oddly relevant at the moment; yes, we are looking at you, Pandemic!
Whether you decide to buy a game for a present or treat yourself, you cannot go far wrong with these choices. Enjoy!
If you’re of a certain age, Back to the Future wasn’t just a movie, it was an event. We hadn’t seen anything like it at the time. Play your part in the classic film with this fantastic board game and see if you can hit 88mph.
If ever a board game could catch the mood of the world. Save the world from deadly viruses in this fun four-player board game. Can you do a better job than the world leaders have over the last 12 months?
Try and save your catch before the shark snaps. Roll your rice to see how many of the little fellas you need to save before losing a finger.
Based upon the classic Disney movie, this Hocus Pocus board game is great fun for all the family. Pair it with a movie watch for a great evening.
Ravensburger 26646 Scotland Yard Family Strategy Board Game for Kids & Adults Age 8 & Up-The Hunt for Mr X£21.99
Get the family away from their screens for a fun family game.
A challenge for all the family, hope they were listening i Geography class!
You have 30 mins to save the planet from hordes of Aliens, Zombies and Killer Robots. Think you’re up to the job?
Thames and Kosmos Kosmos BGPAREN | Devir Paris Cite de la Lumiere | Tile Placement Game | 8+ | 2 Players£22.00
Easy to learn game to keep friends entertained.