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The best board games of all times – ranking

June 6th, 2021 by Marc Comments

After many decades of the dominance of computer games, the board ones are back! Meeting with friends in front of the console can undoubtedly be a lot of fun, but there’s nothing like the old-school gameplay. Which ones are the most popular? We’ve prepared a little ranking!

Virtual games no longer have a bad reputation. In the past decades, the public debate was focusing on its negative impact on the young players’ behavior – but today, we know they do more good than bad. The gamers can benefit from playing in various ways – by developing logic thinking skills, improving their reflex and creativity. 

The same goes for board games, which, in times of virtual overload, have become a refreshing alternative. Particularly now, when we spend even more time in front of the screen due to the pandemics, choosing the board game over the virtual one can be a fantastic way to take a break from duties and spend some quality time with family and friends. 

Which games are worth playing? If you don’t want to fool around with Pokemon anymore or stare at your screen, here are some internationally known old-school board games you may consider a great alternative.

#1 Dixit

Dixit usually goes under the category of board games. However, in fact, it’s all about cards. They’re beautifully designed and covered with enigmatic illustrations. It’s their interpretation that pushes the game forward. When their turn comes, the players have to find a word, saying, metaphor, or gesture to captivate the meaning of their card. Then, the others have to guess which illustration was theirs. The game is a perfect ice-breaker, but it’s also fun when played with family and friends. It unleashes creativity like no other!

#2 Monopoly

It’s no surprise that Monopoly has appeared in this ranking! This well-known game has had numerous editions and has gained popularity worldwide. Each country has its own variants of Monopoly, with different cities and their most famous buildings and monument. It’s a perfect choice for all families – the adults don’t get bored with it, and the children can learn a lot from it. It develops the planning skills and helps them learn to count, particularly if they adopt the role of the banker.

#3 Battleship

This classic board game can be a DIY variant, but it’s always better to invest in the board Battleship. This way, playing will be much comfier and will provide the participants with much more possibilities. It’s a perfect choice if you want to develop strategic thinking.

Online gaming platforms can be a great way to play board games on the Internet if you don’t have the traditional versions.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….