Today I will take the chance to write this post and this time it is about a topic that can make you relax and have fun. Playing games with family and friends is a perfect thing to do now when we are heading towards Christmas and have those long and dark evenings.

This is something I did with friends over the weekend and I just had such a great time. We laughed, argued and just had a damn good time almost until the dawning of Sunday morning.

I was thinking about why I wouldn’t share this content with you, why always be so serious?

So let us dive into my picks of the best strategy board games for adults and of course, if the kids want to join in, just let them and try to get them off the tablet or phone for a while.

Mafia The Party Game

First, this game needs a minimum of 7 players and up to I think 20 something. When I first played this game we could not stop until we almost were sleeping and laughing, yes it is so addicting.mafia-the party-game

In the game, the mafia has infiltrated your town and you must find them and kill them. Every day the civilians hold a meeting and vote for a suspect to kill, here comes a fun and very interactive moment and this can be a lively debate. Get it right and you might survive. Get it wrong, and you’re in danger because every night the mafia secretly meet and choose a civilian to kill.

I will not go into the rules of the game but I can assure you that this game is very fun and everyone can play it. Highly recommended.

get it here

Secret Hitler

This was the first time this weekend that I played this game and it was a blast. This is a game for 5 to 10 people and in this aspect, I must say the more the merrier.

The first thing with this game is that the design is just wonderfully crafted and the level of detail is exceptional.

so what is this about?Secret Hitler

  • Players are secretly divided into two teams: the liberals, who have a majority, and the fascists, who are hidden to everyone but each other.
  • If the liberals can learn to trust each other (this is the hard part as you don’t know who the other liberals are), they have enough votes to control the elections and save the day.
  • But the fascists will say whatever it takes to get elected, advance their agenda, and win the game. The fun part is that there can be lively debates in the debates and who can you trust?

truly a masterpiece of a game, and it is cool that it was funded on kick starter.

Try to get your hands on this great game.

 

Sequence

This is a perfect game if you are only two people but you can be up to twelve players. It is a brilliant game that requires a lot of tactical thinking and is good for testing your brain.

So what is the objects and rules of this game?

  • Play a card from your hand, and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board – when you have five in a row, it’s a SequenceSequence
  • Each player or team tries to score the required number of five-card sequences before their opponents

This can seem simple but there is a lot of strategy going on and you really have to think outside the box. I have had a lot of great evenings whit this game and I think it is worth the money.

sometimes games can take hours and hours but this one is more of a casual one and can be played everywhere.

this is an instant buy for every board game lover out there.

Buy on amazon

RISK The Board Game

Oh what sweet memories that come to mind when I think back to my childhood and my friend was learning me RISK, we had so much fun this rainy summer, even if he learned me the rules wrong(we did get the rules right the next summer).

This is a classic game of strategy and is easy to get into.RISK

In RISK there are so many things that can happen and the quest for world domination is a great way to start some enemies and friends for a couple of hours.

If you have not played this game then I think it is about time you do.

Another fun thing about RISK is that there have been a lot of editions, like Star Wars, Game Of Thrones, Europe and Lord Of the Rings.

Pick it up!

Settlers Of Catan

You have to play Settlers of Catan. It’s a tremendously fun game, you can play as a beginner and it is a perfect start for going for more advanced strategy games, even old strategy buffs will find this game excellent.Settlers-Of-Catan

The goal of the game is to build settlements on the island of Catan. It is a game focused on using resources wisely, trading with the other players, negotiation, and interaction.

It’s made for three to four people to play, it works well for a fun gathering of close friends or families. The time of a play is pretty short so it is perfect for the more casual plays, but I have yet to see the players who don’t just want to play one more time.

Go get this game now.

Conclusion

This one was fun to write and go away from the somewhat more deep topic I tend to bring up. But the thing I want to get trough in this article is that it is important to have fun and relax in a different way sometimes.

The joy of family and friends can be as important for the relief of stress and finding meaning in your life as any self-help course or teaching out there.

Course there are a lot of more great games out there like monopoly, scrabble or even chess but the content here is for those who want to get away for a while and just have some fun and take a break from the everyday rat race.

I hope you enjoyed this and that you can have some really great evenings this holiday season.

Andreas.

www.divineteaching.com

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6 Comments

  1. Hey Andreas some of the games you reviewed I have heard of and played but I never heard of the mafia game and i’m writing this game down so I can remember to look into playing it. Great ideas on all the games and great content. Thank you for putting out this information about something we all love to do which is play games.
    Thank you
    Douglas

  2. Awesome games! I used to play Mafia on my PC. It’s an RPG if I remember correctly. Does it have any connection to this board game? Anyway, thanks for sharing your list. I like all the suggestions, but I might be the most interested in playing Mafia 🙂

  3. My friends and I just love playing board games – we actually played Risk over the weekend and it was so fun – being a child again.
    That Mafia game sounds like fun, I will try it out in future.

  4. great I was looking for a game for our family to play for Christmas and I think I have found it as the Secret Hitler game seems to fit this spectrum as I have never heard of it before. So I love the fact that you can have as many people as you want

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