5 Relaxing Board Games to Play with your Family
by Serban, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall
November 7, 2020
Family time isn’t always an easy thing. Especially now, during times of crisis, differences in opinion regarding all sorts of things can lead to conflict. If instead, you’d like just to enjoy a light game night, we’ve got a great selection of relaxing board games. These are all family-friendly and great gateway games for total newbies. and if you want similar games you can check out other relaxing board game selections here and here. We also recommend this article from Clujlife, with a nice selection of games you can play with friends and family on the weekends. But now scroll down to view our picks for a relaxing board game night.
Let’s start hot! Patchwork is one of the best puzzle games out there. The game is a mix of Tetris and a little bit of money generation. Not to mention it is pretty and not too competitive. Turn by turn, you’ll try to make a patchwork quilt and avoid having empty patches. It’s casual, fun and beautifully designed.
Dust in the Wings
We’re sticking with the nature theme for this second pick of family-friendly relaxing board game. Dust in the Wings, however, is not about plants but rather about Butterflies. The game’s goal is to take the most beautiful photos possible, capturing butterflies in candid spots. The best images will gather you the most points. At its core, it’s just a fun and simple game of pattern building.
Best Treehouse Ever: Forest of Fun
If your family also includes a child, or you’d like to have a more playful, childish experience, this next recommendation is for you. Best Treehouse Ever is a game in which you’ll try to build, well… The Best Treehouse Ever. And you’ll be doing that with a plethora of different rooms, each in unique colors. Also, the Forest of Fun version has a bunch of additional features that you can choose to use or not.
Yes, you read it right, this game doesn’t say where it welcomes you to exactly, but that’s because this one is a roll & write game. That means there’s a heavy element of luck. But it is precisely that element that makes it relaxing. You’ll try and build a city in 1950s America, using bingo-like gameplay.
To end it all, let’s go back to the beginning… Stone Age does just that. In this game, you’ll try to develop your society step by step by gathering resources, discovering better tools, and rolling some dice. While the last part wasn’t part of history, it is now. This game is a dose of casual historical fun!
We hope one of these games ends up being the needed dose of calmness after the family dinner. If you’d like even more ideas for your next family-friendly board game night, head to the shop and search from hundreds of great games.
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