Best board games you need to bring home now

When it comes to board games, we often try to stick to the common names we've heard so far. But thanks to crowdfunding, board game concepts are super innovative these days. With these seven successfully funded board games, you can finally switch your Monopoly night with something even more fun and unconventional.

Best board games you need to bring home now
A Board Game Setup with Pawns and Dice

If you’ve always been a Monopoly or a Jenga person, it’s time to change the favorites a bit. Primarily because board games are increasing by numbers every single day, thanks to crowdfunding. Some of them might sound weird, whereas some others just take your simple board game night to a whole new level altogether. So, which one of these are worthy of being called the best board games you can start playing now?

We went ahead and searched through our category to look for some of the most innovative board game releases we’ve come across in the past few months. And voila, we’ve got seven cool games you need to bring home for an entertaining night with friends and family.

The Shame of Life NSFW Card Game

The Shame of Life NSFW Card Game is a new type of card game that encourages players to embark in the weirdest of conversations. If you like imagining ridiculous situations, solving improbable problems, and talking nonsense with friends, this game is for you. The cards include questions such as “What should you never whisper to someone as they fall asleep?” and will get you wondering what would be the most inappropriate movie to make into a porno. This game will spice up any evening and prove the perfect addition to your holidays. 

Square Off’s NEO & SWAP Automated AI Board Games

NEO is the ultimate chess partner and includes personalized chess coaching. SWAP, on the other hand, combines multiple board games in one for never-ending fun. These include chess, Halma, checkers, and Connect 4. Or, you can go for an even bigger challenge with Blitz Chess which sees pieces zoom across the board. Both of these incredible board games use adaptive AI to help you play.

In fact, the AI automatically adjusts its gameplay based on your skill level with 30 levels to choose from. In addition, these smart game boards have automated movements, meaning the pieces move on their own.

Unbearable Warfare Strategic Card Game

Each of the two to six players starts with a commander. Then, you must work to enlist recruits. The first player to seven recruits wins it all. You may be thinking it’s easy. Perhaps a little too easy. Rest assured, there’s plenty of strategy involved in this game. Action and super cards are there to help you recruit. But you can also use them to sabotage other players. Unbearable Warfare also gives you the option to form alliances to take down your enemies.

The choice is yours if you want to play nice to play to win. Made for those eight and older, Unbearable Warfare is great for the whole family

Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Card Game 

From the creators of Exploding Kittens, this fun card game adds the element of surprise into the mix. To win Throw Throw Burrito, you need to successfully collect matching sets of cards at a faster rate than your opponents. Worried someone is going to beat you? That’s where the stuffed burritos come in. While you’re collecting, you’re also throwing (while also ducking and dodging) the burritos at your opponents. While collecting the pairs of cards will earn you points, you also lose points when hit with a burrito. 

Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Card Game 

Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Card Game Design

Felix Salut Galapagos Pocket Board Game

Based on the philosophies of learning about oneself, this accessory allows you to configure words, letters, and more. Featuring a pocket-friendly design, the Galapagos Game includes 54 building blocks as well as nine geometric shapes. Designed to be placed wherever you want, the blue and white blocks are applicable to a wide range of scenarios.

Likewise, you can use them to draw, write, scribble, build, invent and create patterns. Measuring 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.11 inches, the miniature board game easily slips into your pocket for a fun challenge on the go. 

Voice Originals When In Rome Alexa Travel Trivia Game

This Alexa-powered game uses real people from around the world to ask the questions. As your pilot and game host, Alexa transports you to various cities around the world map game board. When In Rome provides more than 20 hours of interactive dialogue, allowing you to travel across the globe and hear from actual locals. Offering endless variety, the Alexa-powered board game comes with more than 600 questions. Similarly, Alexa remembers what you’ve been asked, ensuring that you get a new question every time. 

GAMEBOOK Interactive Book of Board Games

Unlike any you’ve ever seen, this book features a collection of ancient abstract games. They include Surakarta, Mu Torere, Senet, Nine Men’s Morris, and more. If you’ve never heard of these games before, don’t worry. GAMEBOOK also comes with a delightful history of board games along with rules for each one.

In addition, the design of the book itself is something to marvel. Complete with figures, sticks, and dice, GAMEBOOK has everything you need to start playing any of these games. The book features basic geometric forms and a limited color range, giving GAMEBOOK a modern design. 

YogaLand – Experiential Yoga Board Game

Offering more than 400 opportunities for learning – yoga poses, body alignment, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and chanting, along with opportunities for heart-truth sharing, this fun game is ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their yoga practice. YogaLand is also educational and entertaining for those going through yoga teacher training. In fact, it is an educational tool for teacher trainers to educate and instruct.

To play YogaLand, start by picking teams with two persons to a team. Each team chooses a Crystal Marker and places it on the Lotus Flower at the beginning of the eight-limbed path. 

Which one of these would you play with your family and friends on your next board game night? Share with us in the comments below.

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Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Social Media at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.
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