8 Board Games That Will Never Bore You… Ever!

Good article, thanks

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Age is just a number, especially when it comes to board games. To be precise, age is just a number that determines the order of which you roll

the dice. Board games are crazy fun regardless of how old you are. Here are 8 board games that are fun no matter what the age. Sorry I’m not sorry, but Sorry is not on this list.

1. The Settlers Of Catan

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Never do I care more about wheat production, than I do in Settlers of Catan. This is a game of both luck and strategy, which makes it fun for kids, who rely mostly on luck and adults who rely mostly on luck but like to believe they are using strategy. It’s a Win Win! But it’s actually just a win, because there are no ties in Catan. I like to say it is a combination of Monopoly and Risk, but…

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August 24, 1957 – The Game of Clue

This is a really great article about Clue’s origin.

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Parker Brothers 1956 Edition of “Clue”

On August 24, 1957, families across America may have spent Saturday night gathered around the first floor of Mr. Boddy’s mansion playing one of their favorite board games, Clue.  Was it Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the knife?  Was it Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick?  Which character, room, and weapon cards were in that little black envelope?

Clue first got its start in 1944, when Birmingham, England solicitor’s clerk Anthony Pratt filed a patent for “Murder!” and offered it to Waddingtons, a British game company.  Waddingtons snapped up the murder mystery deduction game and trademarked it under the name “Cluedo“, a combination of the words “Clue” and “Ludo”.  The British public had been playing Ludo since it had come to England during the British Raj, around 1896.  Based on Pachisi (we know it as parcheesi), which originated in India in the 6th…

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Bored? So lets play a board game!

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I love board games so I was especially excited when the babysitting kids wanted to play Monopoly! Even better was that we played it during the youngest’s nap time so the house was quiet.

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I was amazed at how well they, a seven year old and two five year olds, played and understood the game. Grant, the oldest, was the banker. Molli and Jenna practiced counting with moving their pieces.

Once the youngest woke up from his nap, each babysitting kid got an baggie (an envelope would work too) to save their money and properties. I wrote which place the babysitting kid was currently one and who’s turn it was on their baggie. Now next time, they can pick up the game right were they left off! Grant was excited about this because he was very serious about finishing a whole game.

Knowing this, the next time I went I put…

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