board game for adults, bored in lockdown..

(31 Posts)
happyjack12 Wed 13-Jan-21 19:32:14

So, DP, who I don't live with, and I have got into a rut during lockdown. We visit each other, have a meal, watch a film , natter.
He has suggested we do something different......ideas for lockdown entertainment....both in our 50's.

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Nattalie18 Wed 13-Jan-21 19:41:28

My husband and I have started playing Risk, board game! It’s brilliant really enjoy it!

knightsinwhitesatin Wed 13-Jan-21 19:42:36

We like Ticket to Ride, it’s not complicated, doesn’t take too long to play and is fun. Carcassonne is also good for 2 players

WhereverIGoddamnLike Wed 13-Jan-21 19:47:57

Oh god, its always risk and monopoly. Please dont.

What do you like? Are you into strategy like chess. If so, Santorini is a great, very simple to learn game and is always fun.

Yamatai is a great time; we love it. Small World is like risk, but actually fun and different every time. El Dorado and Clank are great if you like deck building strategy games. Terraforming Mars is brilliant.

Robinson Crueso is an absolute must.

Broceliande Wed 13-Jan-21 19:52:40

I second Risk, which we bought for our son but have really enjoyed. If you fancy something topical we also love Pandemic (a cooperative game in which you're supposed to save the planet from four deadly viruses) and Baker Street (collecting clues to be the first to solve, or come closest to solving, a collection of Sherlock style crimes).

SallyMcNally Wed 13-Jan-21 19:57:57

In addition to some of those mentioned above we've enjoyed Castles of Burgundy, Wingspan (my current favourite) splendour and patchwork.

We've also played a lot of Twilight Struggle which is probably one of the best two player games around and got Imperial Struggle for Christmas so are just getting into that. Neither are recommended if you like your rule books to be less than 20 pages though!

CherryRoulade Wed 13-Jan-21 19:59:24

Risk for a long game. Sequence for a short game.


PurpleMustang Wed 13-Jan-21 20:03:22

Confident and Smart Ass were Christmas hits

ilovespinach Wed 13-Jan-21 20:06:00

Dh and I have started to play Scrabble together. Sounds boring but it's not😂

hels71 Wed 13-Jan-21 20:11:53

We play Trivial pursuit, Scrabble, Uno, Rummikub, 221b Baker Street, Shot in the Dark, Forbidden Island.

happyjack12 Wed 13-Jan-21 20:24:07

oh thank you so much , that's great, some (more) online shopping to be done.

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plg21 Wed 13-Jan-21 21:01:05

I love Ticket to Ride so much I take it on holiday (sad I know).

Stompythedinosaur Wed 13-Jan-21 21:25:30

Shobu, hive and tatsu are my favourite two player games. I love a game!

MadeForThis Wed 13-Jan-21 21:27:12

Unlock escape room game.

NovemberR Wed 13-Jan-21 21:28:59

Highly recommend Ingenious and also Quirkle.

movingonup20 Wed 13-Jan-21 21:32:54

I bought scrabble a couple of weeks ago, getting bored of tv!

TooTweeForMe Wed 13-Jan-21 21:35:30

Love Baker Street

viatheapp Wed 13-Jan-21 21:40:11

Haha I bought ticket to ride and we couldn't work out how to play it 😂

Bearlyclearly Wed 13-Jan-21 21:41:19

Carcassone is good and if you enjoy it you can get expansion packs for it.
Qwirkle is a family favourite

Bells3032 Wed 13-Jan-21 21:44:25

Ahhh sooo many you should see how much our collection has expanded over lockdown:

7 wonders duel
Odins ravens
Istanbul dice game
Plague Inc

Pandemic (yes themed nowadays but probably one of the best games out there)
Rivals for catan

Also reccomend the exit escape games or adventure games by komos. One use only but they are super fun.

AliMonkey Wed 13-Jan-21 21:45:19

Bananagrams and Scrabble are my favourites (but not DH's unfortunately as I'm too good at them!) but ones we both enjoy are Rummikub, Qwirkle Cubes (even better than Qwirkle) and Trivial Pursuit (even though we've played it so many times we should know all the answers).

shellshock77 Wed 13-Jan-21 21:45:46

We play Azul a lot without the kids

MiddleAgedLurker Wed 13-Jan-21 22:05:47

Ticket to Ride
Old fashioned card games
Doing a crossword together
Printing out two copies of a Sudoku and doing them competitively :-)

plg21 Thu 14-Jan-21 07:49:46


Haha I bought ticket to ride and we couldn't work out how to play it 😂

I'd try to write them out simply but that would be very patronising! The expansion pack for the US is great, bigger cards and more variety of destinations.

I had a similar issue with 7 Wonders. It took three of us about five hours to get to grips with, plus two video calls with my friend who gave it to us. It's actually very straightforward once you understand the rules but incredibly complicated to learn. Good game though!

AradiaGC Thu 14-Jan-21 07:52:20

If you're horror fans I recommend Elder Sign.

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