Good board games for Teenagers!

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tumpymummy Fri 04-Nov-16 13:37:00

Does anyone have any recommendations for good board games for teenagers?! We went away at half term somewhere with no wifi so we played Cluedo in the evenings and my kids (12 and 14) really enjoyed it. Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions which I could get as a family christmas present? We already have Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit (now seems out of date) and Uno.

Otherpeoplesteens Fri 04-Nov-16 13:52:10

If they have more than a passing interest in World War II, I'd strongly recommend 'Axis and Allies'. I understand that there are now various versions of it - go for the 1941 edition as an introduction.

For us (boy and girl, same age gap as yours) it was great for combining strategy and chance, but also acted as a signpost to reading/watching more factual things about the war.

woolsocks Fri 04-Nov-16 13:57:25

Ticket to Ride is quite fun, as is Pandemic (the players work together to defeat a disease). Pandemic can be a bit tricky at first but lots of fun and a great way to work together as a family.

GreatPointIAgreeWithYouTotally Fri 04-Nov-16 13:57:49

Carcassone

Game of Life

Settlers of Catan

Chess

Monopoly city

WilsonStanley Fri 04-Nov-16 13:59:51

We play a lot of Euro games:

Dominion
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to Ride
Niagara
Dixit

Also Dobble is a great quick game that we have found recently.

Evariste Fri 04-Nov-16 16:26:35

DC are now 18 and 20 and Ticket to Ride has been played with consistently in our house for many years. It comes out every Christmas and Easter if not in between and we have 2 or 3 versions of it.

ArabellaRockerfella Fri 04-Nov-16 16:30:44

The whole family loves Rummikub and can play for hours! Ages range from 10 - 70yrs

FannyFanakapan Fri 04-Nov-16 16:40:22

I love Hive, which is a strategy game for 2 people.
Perudo is popular with the boys.
This year I have purchased games called Exploding kittens and Latice. Both have very good reviews on Amazon. Ive also bough the Harry Potter trivial pursuit pack.

do you like card games? In our family we play wizard and five crowns regularly.

WuTangFlan Fri 04-Nov-16 16:45:13

Love Dixit, even though DD trounces me regularly.

ifonly4 Fri 04-Nov-16 16:50:02

DD happily plays monopoly, rummikub, Game of Life and good old cards.

exexpat Fri 04-Nov-16 16:51:57

7 Wonders has been a big hit with my teens and their cousins.

exexpat Fri 04-Nov-16 16:52:53

Also, for a fast moving and very portable but less totally-absorbing game, Bananagrams is good.

flissfloss65 Fri 04-Nov-16 16:55:07

Risk is popular with my ds and friends.

Flanderspigeonmurderer Fri 04-Nov-16 16:56:24

I would recommend love letter and sushi go.

BabyGanoush Fri 04-Nov-16 16:57:23

Yes, Risk here too (DS14 and DS11)

And "Munchkin" but that is for super geeks, grin I can't get my head around it!

Archfarchnad Fri 04-Nov-16 17:11:18

They're a bit too young for Cards Against Humanity, no?

VagueButExcitlng Fri 04-Nov-16 19:50:20

Bananagrams is good. We also like cranium. We have the family edition which is great for all ages but I'm planning to get the normal version for Christmas.

We also enjoy Articulate and Carcassonne

Helenluvsrob Fri 04-Nov-16 19:54:12

ANkh morpork if they are in the slightest discworld inclined. A gain when each player has a different definition of " win". It's utterly devilish but not hard.

Helenluvsrob Fri 04-Nov-16 19:59:48

Dixit is good but not for families - if you know each other welland think the same it gets predictable and dull.. it is however great to play with then and their boyfriends / girlfriends.

Cards against humanity is really for 15+ to play with their friends. Never ever play it with them. It is not a good bonding excercise smile

Played a game based on the firefly tv series at new year. Probably good but I have not idea about the series so didn't enjoy it.

Whisky2014 Fri 04-Nov-16 20:01:19

Balderdash and Articulate are both really good!

PurpleDaisies Fri 04-Nov-16 20:02:14

Another vote for ticket to ride. We play it loads here. I recently discovered the Colt Express where you have to try and steal loot on a train. That's great fun.

Willow2016 Fri 04-Nov-16 23:00:27

'Tension' is a favourite with adults and kids here. It gets really intense sometimes but in a funny way.
We also have TWD monopoly smile

muckypercy Sat 05-Nov-16 01:20:10

My dds 14, 19 & 21 love the games you're already playing as well as Risk, Backgammon and all manner of card games from Black Jack to Bridge.

GetAHaircutCarl Sat 05-Nov-16 07:45:29

My Mum plays a lot of Scrabble with my 17 year olds.

JustSpeakSense Sat 05-Nov-16 07:52:23

Rummicup

Blokus

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