For the last few nights Jesse and I have played a few board games before the end of the day. Sunday was Backgammon, last night was Mancala. It’s a great non-electronic way to relax at the end of a day.
If you have any good shorter (can be played in under 20 min) board game suggestions please leave them in the comments.
I’ll start us off with Gobblet
Shaun McQuaid introduced me to this particular game. Each player starts off with three sets of four pieces. The pieces are small cylinders and are stackable (as you can see in the picture above). Each player tries to make a row of four of his color, but your opponent can place his larger pieces over your pieces… both blocking you and advancing his own progress. Once all the pieces are on the board players move them from one location to the next until someone eventually wins. There’s some serious strategy as you are forced to remember up to four levels deep within a single board.
I’m going to have to purchase this game. It was extremely fun.
What other fun short-play board games do you know?