Friday 25 September 2020

Five Super Tabletop Games To Play During The Pandemic

(Collaborative Post)

The pandemic is here to stay, for the foreseeable, at least. meaning that it's time to think about how to entertain young kids at home for days and weeks on end. There is no sure-fire solution to this age-old dilemma; the best thing you can do is gather together as many ideas, games, and activities as possible, and hope it will be enough. 

Board game laid out with different play pieces on top

Here are five super tabletop games to get you started. 

If you have searched for games to play during the pandemic, chances are that Google may have strangely brought you to the tabletop game Pandemic. This is a happy coincidence since the game Pandemic also happens to be one of the best around. This is a collaborative game, great for lifting the spirits in your household with the arguments competition can encourage. You will work as a team to prevent a global pandemic by treating the world of diseases. Each player has their own special skills set.

Forbidden Sky
Forbidden Sky is another collaborative tabletop game in the same style as Pandemic and also happens to be designed by the same team as the latter. A trilogy of games that includes Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island, means there are plenty more to keep you entertained for the foreseeable. Once again, you collaborate with your teammates but this time to escape from a cursed planet. The game does not exactly work against you, but it throws many obstacles in your way – you will have to use your creativity and intelligence to escape. 

Suppose you're living through a period of isolation with one or more younglings. In that case, it can be challenging to keep them entertained, even on a road trip in the New Vauxhall Grandland X. You need an armory of games and activities to keep them occupied. Orchard is one such tabletop game that you can add to the collection, and it will definitely keep them entertained for a while. Players fight against a raven to acquire all the fruit in the trees by taking turns to roll the dice. It might sound tame, but it's entertaining for younger kids and has a fairytale atmosphere.

With Skyward, we move into the realms of slightly more competitive gameplay, which, let's be honest, is the only thing that's likely to keep people entertained as the pandemic rolls on. In Skyward, the goal is to build a city to unite a divided nation located up in the clouds. The game is played using cards. Someone draws a card and divides them into groups; other players then take turns, selecting which group of cards to use. Players use these cards to build their own cities and infrastructure. The game is finished when a player has built six or more buildings.

Settlers of Catan
If you want to increase the competition meter a bit more, then consider Settlers of Catan. This classic tabletop board game is often seen as an alternative to Monopoly, perhaps because it is easy to learn, fun to play, and equally as competitive. On the island of Catan, players attempt to dominate by building settlements, cities, and roads. The island's resources are determined at each roll of the dice – these can include wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone. The first player to build up their civilization and warn 10 victory points wins the game.

Do you have a favourite board game from all the time spent indoors?? Let me know in the comments!!

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