Top 5 Board Games in the Harrison Household

My hubby is quite the gamer, whether its Xbox, Playstation, Board games, it's definitely his escape from life! But not from me haha! We have been playing some of his board games, and these are my 5 favourites so far that I would recommend... especially if you're quite new to these types of games.

Group photo

Parade

This is a card game, easy to set up and quick to play. Before I tell you more about the game itself, I want to share with you just how amazing the art is. To be honest, a lot of what draws me in to a game is how it looks, and this one is so colourful and based on Alice in Wonderland, one of my favourite films. I love how it has really taken the dark side of the story too...

The game is simple, very easy to play, and perfect if you don't have hours and hours to spare. You are provided with a deck of cards, each with different characters and numbers, and a score pad (which we don't tend to need to use). The idea is to end up with the lowest score, so the least amount of cards you have in front of you, the better. 

It is a thoroughly enjoyable game, which you can buy HERE

Parade
Parade

Onitama

This game reminds me of a much, much simpler version of chess, though still has a lot of strategy to it. It is very simple yet sleek in design, and I'm glad that the creators have started to release add on packs to mix things up a bit. 

The challenge is to get your 'Master' to the opposite side, or to defeat your opponent's 'Master' in combat, using the cards provided showing whereabouts on the board you can move. Take out your opponent's 'Student' pawns along the way...

Click HERE to buy

Onitama
Onitama

Blueprints

You are now an architect! This game primarily uses dice alongside cards which represent your building blueprint. You use different coloured dice which represent different building materials (clear for glass etc) to construct the blueprint shown on your randomly drawn card.

The game is played over three rounds, the player with the highest overall score depending on materials used and challenges met along the way earning bonus points, wins. 

HERE is where you can get yours

Blueprints
Blueprints

Ki We Tin

This game Rob backed on Kickstarter a short while ago, and we really enjoy it! It looks really nice with simple features and cute figures, and also is quick to play. The aim is to reach the Sacred Flower at the end of the forest first. Each character has a different ability which helps their progress throughout play.

Challenges include rune cards, action tiles and of course luck comes into play with the roll of the dice. These rune cards and action tiles can either help or hinder yourself or opponent. 

We really enjoy playing this one, though I wish it was longer and I'm hoping that Flyos Games who created this will come out with expansion packs soon. Wink, wink if you're reading this! 

You can pre-order this game HERE

kiwetin
Kiwetin

Tokaido

I've saved the best until last! I love, love, love this game. I love how it looks, the game itself...everything! Rob actually treat himself to the deluxe edition which comes with extra features such as metal coins, an expansion pack, and cute lil miniatures. It also comes with a "relaxing" soundtrack which drives me bonkers but he loves! 

Tokaido

This game represents a journey. Your character travels along the East Sea Road, Japan choosing whether to make particular stops at temples, shops, viewpoints, spas and restaurants. The aim is to make the most interesting and memorable journey, points are awarded for making these stops and for other little challenges such as donations made to temples, or who has the most visits to particular places etc...

It is a fun and lengthy game, you will need a good hour or so to play this one, but it doesn't feel like it! This has to be my favourite game out of the five mentioned here, you can buy your box HERE

Tokaido
Tokaido

So those are the top games played at the Harrison household at the moment. Have you tried any of these games? Which is your favourite to play? Leave recommendations in the comments...

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**Whilst popping in the links I did notice that most of these games are out of stock, so if there is a game you really want, just keep trying the links for restock or pre-orders**

Thank you for reading

Love, Leanne Xx