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Board game for teenage son...inspiration needed!

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spectacularvelvet Thu 23-Nov-17 07:01:54

Kids have got sacks this year and due to younger ones Santa will be filling them. I’ve got some great little bits to put in my 14 year old ds sack, but I’ve got a board game each for the 3 younger ones and want a teenage one for him.
He spends most of his time either playing football on fifa or playing proper football....I want to get him something that’s going to encourage him to spend a bit of time with the rest of us because we all quite like him smile
Any suggestions?

JE17 Thu 23-Nov-17 07:13:13

Carcassonne is a great family game. Younger children can join in too.

WidowWadman Thu 23-Nov-17 07:17:57

Dominion! It's awesome, many extensions if he gets hooked and tons of variation in game play. Carcassonne is not bad, but Dominion beats it by miles

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 Thu 23-Nov-17 08:11:17

Ticket to ride Europe is a great game

DressedCrab Thu 23-Nov-17 08:26:26

Any of the Ticket to Ride variations.

SoupDragon Thu 23-Nov-17 08:27:40

I gave DS2 Exploding Kittens last year (he was 15). Not the "not suitable for work” version, the family version.

Crumbs1 Thu 23-Nov-17 08:28:33

Risk? My sons used to play for days at a time.

MsMartini Thu 23-Nov-17 08:30:16

Settlers of Catan? Quicker to play than some (often under an hour), and my ds played throughout his teens (with us).

Chickenricesoup Thu 23-Nov-17 22:39:19

Risk - love playing it with our teenage boys of similar ages. Alternatively, one of ours was thrilled to receive a present of a wooden box with inlay decoration containing twin pack of cards. A bit like this

CupcakeEater Thu 23-Nov-17 22:54:59

Another vote for Dominion here, other suggestions would be Sheriff of Nottingham, Jamaica or Clank.

vikjul Fri 24-Nov-17 08:53:53

Machi Koro with the Harbor expansion is great fun, as is Ticket to Ride Europe.
These are DS12’s favourites.

He will receive Dominion this Christmas.

Debby08 Fri 24-Nov-17 10:32:10

I'd say Dominion is a good choice when you talk about board games. It's nothing like other board games and got lots of variations kids will enjoy.

VileyRose Fri 24-Nov-17 11:17:17


BelligerentGardenPixies Fri 24-Nov-17 17:29:32

Coup is great.

I'm getting Bears v's Babies for my thirteen year old this years.

jaimelannistersgoldenhand Fri 24-Nov-17 20:00:30

Ds likes King of Tokyo

ojell Fri 24-Nov-17 20:07:20

Any of the above, maybe also look at Seven Wonders, Pandemic, Istanbul or Splendor. I know lots of 13yos who love for Munchkin, though it’s not my bag.

myrtleWilson Fri 24-Nov-17 20:09:57

Dominion, Seven Wonders (although I think that had limited lifespan - but the leaders expansion kit adds another dimension) Pandemic, Condottiere, Love Letters -all hits in our house

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Fri 24-Nov-17 20:11:31

Another vote for Exploding Kittens

JeremyCorbynsBeard Fri 24-Nov-17 21:10:37

Don't know what it's like, but there's a board game of and Escape Room game (like an online one). Looks good and the sort of thing a teenage boy would like.

Helpotron3000 Fri 24-Nov-17 23:09:26

I spent hours playing Balderdash as a teenager, if you want something that's going to come out a little cheaper/is older

traviata Fri 24-Nov-17 23:15:25

we hated Seven Wonders, found it v dull.

Mysterium, Cluedo, Balderdash, Articulate, Carcassonne all popular here.

traviata Fri 24-Nov-17 23:16:38

DC also love the Game of Things and Perudo

NachoAddict Fri 24-Nov-17 23:16:46

I have bought split second for ds and am consodering 5 seconds but think they might be a bit similar so going to Google some of these.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Fri 24-Nov-17 23:26:00

Exploding Kittens! We love it, older visiting kids love it and actually it's ok for younger kids too after a few hands playing as a team to get the rules. Don't get the NSFW version though!

TrouserTrouble Fri 24-Nov-17 23:34:05

Coup, Pandemic, Machi Koro, Maskarade, Forbidden Island, Love Letters, or Celestia?

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