Host a Monthly Game Night With These Hot Board Games

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Host a Monthly Game Night With These Hot Board Games

Party games are good for the soul. They're also good for a number of other reasons such as uniting or relaxing a a group, breaking the ice between adults who don't know each other and providing a lot of laughs.

If you're a board game enthusiast, why not begin a monthly "game night" among your friends? Just dust off your favorite board games and let the laughter begin! There are a slew of silly and entertaining board games on the market. Friends in the group can take turns hosting once a month. Make it "no fuss" party by requiring that each friend bring a tasty treat -- chips and dip, veggies, cookies, etc.

Some hot board games on the market right now include:

  • Settlers of Catan: players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. Players collect raw materials to build up their civilizations to gain enough victory points to win the game. This game has theĀ ability to appeal to non-gamers and gamers alike.
  • Zombies!!!: A simple game where players are people trapped in a town full of zombies. First to make it to the heliport or kill 25 zombies wins. Cards are used to represent events in the game such as finding weapons or zombies. Simple counters are used to keep track of certain aspects of the game.
  • Smarty Party: players are given a category and asked questions such as "name a popular TV series of the 70's" or "name a stinky cheese." Each category has several correct answers. Each round, one players selects a random category card. The other players try to come up with all the answers on the card. If your answer is wrong, you have to take a penalty. If you are correct, you get to "wear" the smarty pants. This game is all about coming in last. The last correct player gets the pants; the last player "wearing" the pants gets the bonus; and last place wins.

   

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