Board games have been around for centuries, bringing family and friends together for hours of fun. Traditional games like Monopoly, Chess, and Clue have been a staple in households for years, but with technology and innovation playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, the board game industry has been quick to react. With games that offer new mechanics, unique twists and turns, and interactive play, getting your hands on one of these games is a surefire way to bring some excitement to your next game night.
Here are some of the most innovative board games that everyone should try:
One of the best board games of this decade, Gloomhaven is a cooperative game that blends storytelling with tactical combat. With a captivating storyline and mechanics that favor teamworking, Gloomhaven lets you step into the shoes of adventurers, in a fight against darkness.
Azul is an abstract game that focuses on the art of tiling. Players strategically place tiles on their board, making it beautiful and with every turn, more complex. The game is simple to learn but offers strategic depth, making it a fun challenge for all ages.
Scythe is set in an alternate history timeline set in the 1920s, where players lead competing factions to control a fictionalized version of Eastern Europe. With deep strategy elements and immersive gameplay mechanics.
4. Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
A game that combines the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mechanics of Betrayal at House on the Hill, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate immerses players in a world of magic, danger, and betrayal. Each game provides a new story and plot twist, it’s a great game to play if you love role-playing and strategy.
5. Terraforming Mars
In Terraforming Mars, players assume the role of corporations working to make the red planet habitable for humans. With a combination of resource management, card drafting, and tile placement mechanics, it is an intense game that requires strategy, planning, and luck.
Chrono-Trek takes the mechanics and gameplay of Chrononauts through space and time, exploring science fiction and alternate universes. The game offers the players an opportunity to compete, co-operate and manipulate time to travel through eras and solve world problems.
These are just a few examples of new and innovative board games that prove the board game industry shows no sign of slowing down. With a new wave of designs and innovative mechanics, we can expect to see more and more amazing games hitting shelves every year. So grab your favorite board game, and discover a whole new world of play.