Board Games Collection

Apples to Apples

Age Range: 12+
Number of Players: 4-10
Game Length: 30 Minutes
Difficulty: 1 / 5

The party game Apples to Apples consists of two decks of cards: Things and Descriptions. Each round, the active player draws a Description card (which features an adjective like “Hairy” or “Smarmy”) from the deck, then the other players each secretly choose the Thing card in hand that best matches that description and plays it face-down on the table. The active player then reveals these cards and chooses the Thing card that, in his opinion, best matches the Description card, which he awards to whoever played that Thing card. This player becomes the new active player for the next round.


Android: Netrunner

Age Range: 14+
Number of Players: 2
Game Length: 45 Minutes
Difficulty: 3.5 / 5

Android: Netrunner is a two-player Living Card Game set in a dystopian, cyberpunk future where monolithic mega corporations own and control the vast majority of human interests. While corporation players try to score points by advancing their agendas, they have to guard their intellectual properties from the elite and subversive hackers known as netrunners.  Netrunners attempt to win the game by stealing the corp’s agendas, by any means possible!


Battleship

Age Range: 8
Number of Players: 2
Game Length: 20 – 30 Minutes
Difficulty: 1.5 / 5

Battleship was originally a pencil-and-paper public domain game known by different names, but Milton Bradley made it into the well known board game in 1967.

Each player deploys his ships (of lengths varying from 2 to 5 squares) secretly on a square grid. Then each player shoots at the other’s grid by calling a location. The defender responds by “Hit!” or “Miss!”. You try to deduce where the enemy ships are and sink them. First to do so wins.


          Boss Monster 2

bossmonster2

Age Range: 13+
Number of Players: 2 – 4
Game Length: 20 – 30 Minutes
Difficulty: 2 / 5

Dark Heroes and Hybrid Heroes raise the stakes, while Epic Spells and “cycling” rooms give players more options and flexibility. Boss Monster 2 features everything that made the best-selling original a hit with players of all skill levels, with fresh new mechanisms and exciting new options.


Bring Your Own Book

Age Range: 8+
Number of Players: 3 – 8
Game Length: 20 – 60 Minutes
Difficulty: 1.1 / 5

Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! In Bring Your Own Book, players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. What’s the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history textbook you’re reading for school? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks?


Candy Land

Age Range: 3+
Number of Players: 2 – 4
Game Length: 30 Minutes
Difficulty: 1 / 5

Celebrating over 65 years of great family fun, this classic edition of Candy Land features the charming graphics and components from the game’s early days. Millions of young children have learned how to recognize colors, practice counting and acquire the skills of taking turns and following directions, all with the help of this delightful game. This simple, race-to-the-finish game, is a rite of passage for all children.


Catan

Age Range: 10+
Number of Players: 3 – 4
Game Length: 1 – 1.5 Hours
Difficulty: 2.3 / 5

The Settlers of Catan from Mayfair Games is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. The board itself is variable, making each game a little different from the next.


Codenames

Age Range: 10+
Number of Players: 4 – 8
Game Length: 15 Minutes
Difficulty: 1.4 / 5

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.


Connect Four

Age Range: 6+
Number of Players: 2+
Game Length: 10 Minutes
Difficulty: 1 / 5

Connect 4 is a well known vertical game played with checkers

The board is placed in the stand to hold it vertically and the players drop checkers into one of the 7 slots, each of which holds 6 of the “checker’s” men, until one player succeeds in getting 4 in a row–horizontally, vertically or diagonally.


Cosmic Encounter

Age Range: 12+
Number of Players: 4 – 5+
Game Length: 1 – 1.5 Hours
Difficulty: 2.6 / 5

Build a galactic empire… In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send star ships screaming into the warp. Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy.