Board Games for Teen Boys
The list below has tons of ideas including strategy and puzzle games to co-operative and more lighthearted and fun board games.
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Throw Throw Burrito
Throw Throw Burrito combines the thrill of dodgeball with the strategy of a card game. It's the perfect choice when you're on the hunt for a game that'll captivate teen boys – it's a favorite of my own teenage sons.
What makes this game stand out is the hilarious twist: you get to throw burritos at each other. The burritos are soft so no need to fret about anyone getting hurt.
The goal of the game is simple yet fun – collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents, all while engaging in epic bouts of ducking, dodging, and, of course, tossing those squishy burritos.
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Apples to Apples
Strategic board games require to plan ahead in your game play. They generally require you to take tactical decisions in order to win the game but this will need to be judged carefully as there is often some element of risk involved. Make the wrong kinds of decisions and you could lose the game too. A strategic board game will require some thought and may be challenging. That's not to say they can't be fun but you will need to use your brain.
Ticket to Ride
This game is a classic and popular that has lots of great reviews.
It's great for kids (from around age 10, teens and adults).
The object of the game is to create train routes across North America. The longer the routes the more points you earn. If you connect cities you get more points, and extra points are awarded to whoever has the longest train route at the end of the game.
There are strategic elements to this game. You can block opponents train routes and in turn they can block yours too.
The game is for 2 to 5 players and takes around 30 to 60 minutes to play.
Dominion is a card game which doesn't require a board but some strategic and tactical thinking is required.
In this game you are a monarch who wants to increase his kingdom and gain as much land as possible. But your opponents are also doing the same thing. So you have to defend yourself by hiring minions, building castles and other buildings.
To have a chance of winning you want to build up your deck of cards and build a collection of victory points.
It's a fun game with each round being fairly short (typically 30 to 40 minutes).
It's aimed at the 12 plus age group and each game has 2 to 4 players.
Catan 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.
Each game of around 3 or 4 players will last for approximately to 90 minutes.
If you love Catan you can even purchase additional add ons to the game to add even more game play.
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Risk is a really classic, it's a longer game that can go on for hours but is really fun, you can leave it and play it over a few days if you prefer.
The goal is simple: players aim to conquer their enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their troops in, and engaging in battle. Depending on the roll of the dice, a player will either defeat the enemy or be defeated. This exciting game is filled with betrayal, alliances, and surprise attacks.
Game of Thrones - The Board Game
Puzzle games are literally what they say they are, there a game in which you have to solve a puzzle to win the game. Normally they can be played with a single player on in small groups. If you play it in a small groups, players will need to work co-operatively together in order to solve the puzzle.
One of the most popular puzzle games is the Gravity Maze puzzle game.
This is a marble run puzzle game where you have to build a marble run so the marble ends up on a target piece.
Comes with multi-level challenges - Gravity Maze comes with 60 beginner to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play through them.
The definition take from wikipedia is as follows "In a cooperative board game, players work together in order to achieve a goal, either winning or losing as a group. As the name suggests, cooperative games stress co-operatiion over competition. The puzzle games featured are all examples of co-operative games if played with a small group.
There are other board games that are also co-operative. One very popular one at the moment is Pandemic featured below.
In Pandemic players work together to cure four rampanet diseases before they take over health systems of the world. It's a race against time. Do you spend your time curing a disease or helping a city that's already infected?
It's a 2 to 4 player game and it takes around 60 to 90 minutes.
Each player chooses a special role with abilities that will help you in your fight. You can also choose the level of difficulty of the game by deciding how many epidemic cards will be in your game pack. On their turn each player can take four actions.
You are working against the clock and as time passes your aims may change. You will win and lose as a team.
Fun and Party Board Games
The 5 second rule game featured below is very popular this year and Is a great example of this type of game.
5 Second Rule
5 second rule sounds may not be as easy as it first sounds.
Just pick up a card with a category and name 3 things in 5 seconds. The short time frame means that all kinds of hilarious answers come out of people's mouths for seemingly simple categories.
It need 3 or more players and is designed for ages 10 and up.
It's a fun game in which you've got to think fast.
breeds of dog, Jacksons, types yellow food, US astronauts, beach boy songs, things you do alone.
Work in teams for this game.
Teams come up with answers that fit the categories listed on their card.
Sounds easy, but the answers need to start with the letter rolled on the die.
Come up with as many answers as you can before time runs out, but be creative – your team only gets points if no other team has the same answer