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Board Games

LEGO Ideas x HeroQuest

LEGO Ideas x HeroQuest

HeroQuest is a tabletop fantasy game that’s been around since 1989. As a fan of the game, LEGO builder King Glorious Squirrel has designed an impressive concept for a set that’s packed with tons of details, wonderful dungeons and minifigs, and is playable. Show your support for the project on LEGO Ideas.

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games

A series of classic board games, each presented in vintage style, and packed inside a box designed to look like a hardcover book. Each one packs its board, pieces, dice, etc. inside. Choose from Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Scattergories, or LIFE.

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Blacksmith Chess Set

Blacksmith Chess Set

We’re loving the rustic, industrial look of the hefty metal pieces in this chess set from Echo Hill Forge. Each piece is hand-forged from steel, and the set comes in a custom wooden storage box. The game board isn’t included, though there are plenty to choose from here.

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Yipee-Ki-Yay! It’s a board game inspired by the 1988 Bruce Willis action classic Die Hard. Players assume the roles of thieves or John McClane as they face off on three floors of Nakatomi Plaza. The bad guys work together to hack the vault and take down their vigilante stalker, while a solo McClane tries to get to Hans Gruber.

Scrabble Tile Light

Scrabble Tile Light

A desktop accent light inspired by the wooden word racks and tiles from the board game Scrabble. The light includes 7 backlit tiles which illuminate when placed on the rack, and 60 reusable letter stickers so you can mix and match whatever words you’d like.

Magnetic Wall Scrabble

Magnetic Wall Scrabble

This metal Scrabble board hangs on your wall and comes with 100 magnetic letter tiles and four hanging metal tile racks to hide your letters. It’s even got a dry-erase surface for keeping scores. Measures 17″(w) x 13.50″(h). Scientifics Online has a larger version with wooden tiles.

Space Invaders: The Board Game

Space Invaders: The Board Game

TAITO celebrates 40 years of its 8-bit arcade shooter. The board game asks players to use cards to target an army of aliens headed for their bases. Available in a standard or deluxe edition, or with an awesome limited edition diorama signed by Invaders’ creator Tomohiro Nishikado.

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Rock’em Sock’em Robots have been entertaining kids since 1964. If you enjoy knocking your friend’s block off, along with the sense of achievement that comes with DIY, The Q is here to show you how to build your own using cardboard, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, bottle caps, and paper clips.

Bloodborne: The Board Game

Bloodborne: The Board Game

Bloodborne: The Board Game is a card-based tactical game for 1 to 4 players. It features all of the enemies and weapons from the video game, and prioritizes skill over randomness or luck. It comes with 4 campaigns, and the Kickstarter edition comes with a bonus campaign.

Game of Thrones Chess Set

Game of Thrones Chess Set

When you play the game of chess, you win… or you die. At least that’s what happens if you play with this intricate set of hand-carved wood chess pieces Ukraine’s Chesslania, inspired by Game of Thrones. It’s cool, but we don’t think that Tyrion should be relegated to pawn.

District 9: The Board Game

District 9: The Board Game

Weta Workshop teamed up with Trishula Entertainment to create a board game based on the movie District 9. Set in the movie’s timeline, the game has you play one of four factions, with the goal of gathering the most tech and surviving until the end.

Plinko Bottle Opener

Plinko Bottle Opener

This fun wall-mounted bottle opener from Leroy Woodworks doesn’t just catch your bottle caps, it sends them down a Pachinko/Plinko-style pegboard so you can bet on where they’ll land. Set up shot glasses, and turn it into a drinking game. Available with custom artwork.

All Queens Chess

All Queens Chess

A fun variant on chess, in which all of the pieces are queens. While you get the versatility of a queen’s moves, the objective here isn’t to capture pieces, but to try and get four queens in a row, while your opponent attempts to block your movements.

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Jaws Board Game

Jaws Board Game

The upcoming Jaws board game has one player as the titular shark while up to three other players step in the role of Quint, Brody and Hooper. The shark player will attack swimmers and the heroes’ boat, while the humans try to find the shark and anticipate its next attack.

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Based on two traditional board games from Scandinavia, this set is as much of a tabletop work of art as it is fun to play. It’s played with unique 4-sided dice, and its playing pieces are stored on a miniature Viking ship. Made from laser-engraved plywood and beech wood.

Custom Stratego Set

Custom Stratego Set

Stratego is one of our all-time favorite board games. If you love the game too, then check out VikingCarpenter’s very special version, which features laser-engraved pieces and a 3-dimensional board, all packed in a handsome wood box, embellished with a vintage cannon.

Yoz Board Game

Yoz Board Game

Yoz is a medieval cooperative adventure board game. Your goal is to collect gems to become more powerful, battle dragons and claim the treasure inside the castle before the thieves do. The map is made of 16 tiles that can be combined 20 trillion ways.

Dized Board Game Companion App

Dized Board Game Companion App

Dized is a board game companion app for both newbies and experienced players. It’s already available on both iOS and Android. You buy credit to either permanently access rules and tutorials for one game or access all resources for a month.

Clue: Lost in Vegas

Clue: Lost in Vegas

Hasbro has released adult and modern parodies of some of its classic board games. In Clue: Lost in Vegas, instead of investigating a murder, you have to figure out the last person who saw your missing friend after a wild night in Vegas.

Inhuman Conditions

Inhuman Conditions

A five-minute party game from the makers of Secret Hitler. Inspired by Blade Runner‘s Voight-Kampff test, Inhuman Conditions pits an investigator who must determine if the other player is a human or a robot. If they’re a robot, that other player faces verbal challenges.

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LEGO The Settlers of Catan Concept

LEGO The Settlers of Catan Concept

LEGO Ideas member The Humble Bricksmith proposes to turn the popular board game The Settlers of Catan into a set made purely of LEGO pieces. Even the dice and cards have been turned into LEGO. At only 2,717 pieces, the game still fits in a small box.

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game is an officially licensed semi-cooperative game for 1-4 players. Players takes the role of hunters and must work together to take down machines from the eponymous RPG. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Clickbait Party Game

Clickbait Party Game

(PG-13: Language) In Reiner Knizia’s Clickbait, players draw a card containing a stupid product or service. A dice indicating letters are rolled. Players must then make an advertising tagline for the product with each word beginning with some or all of the letters that were rolled.

2nd Breakfast Board Game Table

2nd Breakfast Board Game Table

Wooded Realms’ board game table comes with a removable playfield, reversible panels (one side cloth, one side wood) and a clear acrylic panel that you can write on. The table also has eight USB ports, two AC outlets, double and single cup holders, and shelves.

MacGyver: The Escape Room Game

MacGyver: The Escape Room Game

MacGyver: The Escape Room Game is a board game for 1 to 4 players that lets you play as the resourceful TV show hero. The game comes with five missions, each with various tools and puzzles. It has a companion website that lets you adjust the difficulty and see hints.

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

It’s board game time! The officially licensed Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid puts you in the suits of the Angel Grove heroes. Fend off Rita Repulsa’s army while managing your resources. You can unlock the Zords and form the Megazord to unleash extra abilities.

Trogdor!! The Board Game

Trogdor!! The Board Game

Soon you and your friends can become Tregdar – er, Trogdor, The Burninator. Homestar Runner’s upcoming cooperative board game puts you in the scaly feet of the muscular dragon as you try to achieve total burnination of The Peasant Kingdom of Peasantry.

Geekon! Board Game Backpack

Geekon! Board Game Backpack

GeekOn!’s Board Game Backpack has an expandable main compartment that makes it easy to load board games, even several at once. It’s also padded and waterproof and has a laptop compartment. GeekOn! also offers optional elastic bands for board game boxes.

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! gives you the opportunity to become the wild dinosaurs inhabiting the eponymous attraction. One player gets to control the dinos, while the other players control some of the original movie’s characters, who will try to escape from Isla Nublar.

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition puts some fun new twists on the classic board game. It comes with a deck that assigns each player with a rule-breaking mission, such as moving another player’s token, skipping spaces on the board and even breaking out of jail.

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Co-created by video game critic Angry Joe, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game is a card-based fighting game with nice pre-painted miniatures as well as stages and interactive props from the series. It has 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, free-for-all and co-op boss modes.

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