The best board games 2019

The best board games 2019

Best board games 2019? There is still something like that? In fact, the board and card game market is booming like never before. We show some selected titles, which make at the table at home for a murder gaiety.

“Oh, no, not Monopoly again!” Surely you can still remember the long and endless family evenings where dad needed about half an hour to plan his next hotel construction and mom traded with you until you had no more money in your pocket.

Since then, we have all grown older and the world has turned further. Only the board games, they still exist! And, amazingly, in such a large selection that especially Digital Indians quickly rattle their ears when they hear about the countless new games.

One more reason to take a look around: We introduce you to the most important highlights of recent years and show why a visit to the “game” can not hurt.

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Incidentally, our catalog of game recommendations continues to grow year by year. On the following pages, we have selected over 40 board games that we believe belong in every collection and make a fabulous gift for friends and family.

Have fun browsing and playing!

Just One (Game of the Year 2019)

Just One game

Game Details:

  • 3 to 7 players
  • Minimum age 8 years
  • Guessing Game
  • duration: 20 minutes
  • Entry: Easy
  • Price: approx. 25 Euro
  • Conclusion: 8 out of 10 points

Extremely easy and without much preparation suitable for the next party: “Just One” is understood within seconds and can inspire a loyal round of up to 7 players up to 20 minutes. Ok, like more – because in a round it is rare.

It’s about guessing a term that should be described in advance by the other players with just one word. These words are written down on paper and – now comes the trick. All the double words are cut out! Probably the one who is practiced in synonyms!

Example complacent? If the players write down “alcohol”, “flirting”, “beer shower” and “chips”, guessing the term “party” you’re looking for is not difficult – but if everyone chooses to “alcohol”, the search for the right word is a lot trickier.

Wing it (game of the year 2019)

Wing it board game

Game Details:

  • 2 to 5 players
  • From 10 years
  • board game
  • Playing time: 40 to 75 minutes
  • Entry: Medium
  • Price: approx. 50 Euro
  • Conclusion: 9 out of 10 points

Ornithology is about the most boring subject that we can imagine for a board game – and yet it has the player’s elusive “wing it” without much difficulty to the title “game of the Year 2019” managed.

This is partly due to the fantastic game mechanics, as well as the extremely elaborate, editorial processing of a topic, with which certainly not every one of you immediately “warm”. But do not worry, you do not have to know by heart what an American snakebird is – and what sets it apart from the chicken.

Rather, “wing it” is about clever tactics: lure rare bird species with your food, let them mate and lay eggs. Brilliant: The colorful gypsum eggs and the dice tower in the form of a bird house revalue the title. Great part!

Scythe

scythe board game

Game Details:

  • 1 to 5 players (7 players with expansion)
  • From 14 years of
  • boardgame
  • Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
  • Entry: Hard
  • Price: approx. 70 Euro
  • Result: 10 out of 10 points

The bulging strategy game has been THE scene darling for years and creamed on Kickstarter proud $ 1.8 million. the extremely elaborately designed title is now distributed – and in our opinion in really every well-stocked game collection!

Important: Do not be intimidated by the extravagant material and the huge game board! “Scythe” may not be the title for a relaxed evening with the parents, but after a bit of training it’s not nearly as complicated and complex as it seems. Imagine a more complex – then you get close to the core.

Detective

Detective board game

Game details:

  • 1 to 5 players
  • From 16 years
  • Board Game
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Entry: Medium
  • Price: approx. 40 Euro
  • Conclusion: 9 out of 10 points

Detective is a modern mystery game in which you can slip into the role of real investigators in a modern setting. Overall, the game offers five different cases – you have to decide again and again, which hints you are now pursuing, and which not. Always remember: time is limited!

The intriguing thing about Detective: Never before has a game managed to break through the fourth wall in the same way! As you work as a detective, not only do you need to browse through the detailed database of the game, but you must also research the Internet and consult any other resource that the real world offers you.

In short, anyone who already liked “Escape Games” can barely get past “Detective”! No wonder that the title had also made it to the pick list for the Game of the Year 2019.

Meeple Circus

Meeple Circus

Game Details:

  • 2 to 5 players
  • From 8 years
  • Board Game
  • Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Entry: Easy
  • Price: approx. 50 Euro
  • Conclusion: 9 out of 10 points

Welcome to the circus! And yes, you can take this invitation seriously: “Meeple Circus” transforms your living room table to Manage, while in the background (from the mobile phone) the typical circus music is blowing.

Over three laps, you’ll have to collect acrobats, animals and props, and then you’re off to a big show: live, of course, and all the players at the same time! They try to reach as high as possible Meeple figures and to satisfy the wishes of the audience.

In short: An all around successful family game with a lively theme and a wonderfully cuddly design. It could not be any more beautiful!

Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven

Game details:

  • 1 to 4 players , ages
  • 12 and up
  • Board game, tactical game, role
  • play Game duration: days, weeks, months
  • Entry
  • fee : difficult Price: approx. 160 Euro
  • Conclusion: 10 out of 10 points

Without a solid group of players and regular games evenings you can save the purchase of “Gloomhaven” quietly: The thick package weighs 100 pounds felt, actually “only” 9 pounds. Just the first “build up” and familiarization with the rules should keep you busy for a whole week.

Those who are not afraid of the effort, or (even better!) May join an already well-rehearsed troupe, will find in Gloomhaven the currently holy grail of the role-playing and tactics guild: Over 100 scenarios, an epic story, and more monsters, when you can count, players quickly run the tears of joy in their eyes.

Even better, behind Gloomhaven is a so-called “Legacy” game. That means: Your decisions can lead to permanent changes in the gameplay. So you put your own personal stamp on the game after each round – and discover new secrets again and again. All this by the way completely without a cube – instead you work with card decks!

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