Board Game Recommendations
One of our favorite pastimes at Truman Park is to play board games. Take time this month to combat the chilly weather of Largo, Maryland and enjoy kicking it back with a few friends in your apartment. Check out a few board games that we love.
“Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for [2 to 4] players. Designed by Seiji Kanai, the game features incredibly simple rules that create dynamic and exciting player interactions. Players attempt to deliver their love letter into the Princess’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire!”
This award-winning classic can be played with up to 18 players, it takes only 25 minutes to play, and it takes seconds to learn. “How to play: 1) Someone reads a question. 2) Everyone writes down a guess. 3) The guesses are placed face up on the table and ordered smallest to largest. 4) Players place their Betting Tokens on the guess they think is closest to the right answer. Players score one poker chip for a correct bet or for having the closest guess. On the seventh and final question, players can bet their poker chips. The player with the most poker chips after this question wins.”
“The lunch break is almost there and all of the young penguins would finally get the fish they’ve been craving. However, some rascals think they are quick enough to snatch some of the fish before the lunch break starts, but they have forgotten one thing – the Hall Monitor! Each school day one of the penguins is designated to watch over the school, and this is his moment to shine – for each rascal penguin he catches he would get additional fish!” This is a great dexterity game for 2 to 4 players.
“Spyfall is played over several rounds, and at the start of each round all players receive cards showing the same location — except that one player receives a card that says ‘Spy’ instead of the location. Players then start asking each other questions — ‘Why are you dressed so strangely?’ or ‘When was the last time we got a payday?’ or anything else you can come up with — trying to guess who among them is the spy. The spy doesn't know where he is, so he has to listen carefully. When it's his time to answer, he'd better create a good story!” This is a fun bluffing game for up to 12 players.
What are your favorite board games? Share in the comments below. Thanks for reading!