Top Pick: Disney Villainous | $34 | Amazon
It’s been a while since board game nights were safe to have inside your home. But we’re finally reaching a point where it might soon be okay for you and a few of your vaccinated friends to have a small gathering indoors. If your friend group is one of the lucky ones to already have a vaccine—or you’re just eagerly preparing for the day you are—these are some of the best games for a small group of people to play together.
I don’t know about you but ever since Cruella came out, I’ve been geeking out on Disney villains. And why not celebrate my newfound fandom by purchasing a new board game? Disney Villainous features a share of iconic Disney villains, including Maleficent, Ursula, and Captain Hook. Plus, players get to pit them against their respective film’s protagonists. It’s a super fun game with easy-to-read instructions and was even won the Game of the Year honor at the 2019 TOTY Awards.
Finally back in stock! It’s Back to the Future’s Back in Time board game! Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic franchise with Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and Jennifer Parker. Hop in the DeLorean for another adventure! This board game is based on the major movie plot, following the gang’s race against time as they battle Biff and his gang.
Starring one of the most badass breakout characters of the early 2000s’ Flash cartoon Homestar Runner, Trogdor is a board game starring the burninator himself, Trogdor. In this game, players all work together, taking turns playing as Trogdor, to burn down tiles, cottages, and peasants, while avoiding knights and archers. Players win when they have burninated the countryside, the peasants, and the thatched roof cottages.
Do you have a penchant for horror and a love for board games? Combine your passions into one product with Betrayal at House on the Hill. Every player gets a chance to build their own haunted mansion, and then try to make it out alive. This game offers 50 blood-boiling scenarios, where players get to work together to survive.
Note that this game is meant to be played by three to six players and is best for ages 12 and up.
You know, you really can’t go wrong with a classic game. There’s a reason why Scrabble is such a crowd-pleaser. The famous letter tile game is great for building your vocabulary and building great memories with friends.
Every package includes one gameboard, 100 wooden letter tiles, four tile racks, one drawstring letter bag, and a game guide. Be sure you don’t lose any tiles because every letter counts in this game!
Who’s watched Lord of the Rings more times than they can count? Well, this is the perfect game for you! It’s Risk: The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Edition. This super detailed board game from Hasbro features a detailed map of Middle Earth. Plus, it comes with over 100 cards, including Territory cards, Adventure cards, and Battalions.
Note that this game can be played with two to four players and is designed for ages 10 and up.
This story was originally published by Eric Ravenscraft on 03/16/2021 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 09/09/2021.