When I was a kid, my family would gather around the dinner table and play board games on Sunday nights. We’d play for hours and hours, talking about everything from school to politics. The games were usually classics that had been passed down through generations—things like Monopoly and Scrabble—and they were great fun. But sometimes I’d find myself wishing there were some more exciting ways of playing our favorite games.
That’s why today’s modern game designers have expanded beyond those classic styles; they know that there are different moods for every day of the week—and every night of it too! With so many options out there, it can be hard knowing which one is right for you at any given time. But don’t worry:
This list will provide an overview of all the kinds of board games out there so you can choose what works best for your next get-together or party!
When you feel like a winner
When you feel like a winner, you want a game that’s easy to learn and quick to play. You’ll be ready for the next round in no time, meaning everyone can get back to their lives!
Those who love games with a competitive edge will enjoy these ideas:
- Codenames Duet (3-8 players)
- Kingdomino (2-4 players)
When you want to keep it simple
When you just want to keep it simple, there are games that will have you playing in no time. These are the best board games for beginners and families, because they’re easy to learn and can be played in short bursts.
There are so many different types of simple games out there—so many that if you wanted to play them all, you’d probably never get anything else done! Some simple games use dice or cards instead of more complicated playing pieces like pawns and meeples (little wooden people). Other simpler board games use very little setup at all; they might involve just laying out a few cards on the table before starting the game.
Some examples of classic simple board games include Sorry!, Clue®: The Classic Mystery Game™ and Monopoly®: Here & Now Edition™ Board Game (these three classics were remastered into new editions last year). If your friends want something less familiar but still easygoing, try an entry-level game like Ticket To Ride®: 1910 – Das Kartenspiel (which lets players build railroads) or Splendor® (in which players collect gems).
When you want to tell a story
- In games where you’re the main character, you might feel like the game is telling a story. Sometimes the game itself is a narrative or story, and sometimes it’s just that in-game events happen in such a way that your actions feel like they’re part of an overarching plot.
- Some board games tell an ongoing story over multiple plays, with each session being its own chapter. These games can be played at home or with friends who live far away from each other; if everyone has their own copy of the same game and plays at their own pace then there’s no need to worry about coordinating schedules or keeping track of what happened last time around!
- There are also games that don’t tell any sort of ongoing narrative but instead have modes where players must work together to complete specific objectives within a certain timeframe (and maybe even achieve them all!).
When you want to show off your acting skills
Acting games are great for when you want to show off your acting skills.
- Charades is the classic game where one person acts out a word, phrase, movie or TV show while their teammates guess it. It’s most fun when played in a group where there are lots of people.
- Acting Out A Song: This is similar to charades but instead of acting out words and phrases, you act out lyrics or even entire songs! It’s best if everyone knows what song they’re going to be playing so they can prepare beforehand by practicing the moves and gestures of the performers in those videos until they get them down pat!
- Acting Out Lyrics: Similar again to Acting Out Songs but this time everyone gets a lyric from any song at all (they don’t have to have memorized anything). They just have one line each which should be easy enough for anyone who listens regularly on Spotify/Pandora etcetera…
When you want to use your green thumb
If you want to get your green thumb on, there are a few games that scratch the itch. Oh, how we love gardening! With the right pieces of equipment and some patience, you can start growing your own plants inside. But have no fear: even if you don’t have room in your tiny apartment for an indoor garden (or don’t want to deal with all that pesky watering), there are plenty of options for tabletop gardening out there.
Gardens Inc is one such option. In this game, players are tasked with building up their gardens by buying new plants and hiring workers to take care of them as they grow into magnificent specimens worthy of any garden center window display. It’s heavy on strategy but also requires some luck—and who doesn’t love rolling dice?
When you need to get a bit competitive
If you want to get competitive with your friends, family or strangers, there are plenty of games out there for you. Some of the most popular options include:
- Cards Against Humanity
- Werewolf/Mafia (seriously, all of you should have this one on your phone)
- Trivial Pursuit
When you need a break from regular games
If you’re looking for a way to unwind from your busy day, look no further than board games. They’re perfect for spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing on your own after a long day of work.
Board games are the perfect way to get out of the house and socialize without spending money at a bar or restaurant. They give you an excuse to spend time with people who matter most in your life (and hopefully they’ll reciprocate!). It’s also nice that most board games don’t require any special equipment—all you need is yourself!
Whatever mood you’re in, there’s a board game for that.
Whatever mood you’re in, there’s a board game for that.
Whether you want to keep it simple or tell a story, or show off your acting skills or use your green thumb, there are games to suit every occasion and personality.
These are our favorites.
So, we’ve covered a lot of ground here. We’ve talked about the different moods and emotional states that you might be feeling when it comes time to play a board game, as well as how different games can help you in those situations.
We also looked at some specific examples of games that are designed for those exact moods and emotions. But if there’s one thing we hope you take away from this article, it’s this: Board games are fun!
They’re not just for kids anymore—they can be enjoyed by adults too—and if there was ever an activity that could bring people together and help them forget about their problems for a while, this would be it.
So go ahead and pick up one of these titles today (or maybe even all four!) and enjoy yourself or if not visit us at Kefi board game cafe Dubai and we have you covered with a game for your every mood.