You might have plans for a day out during the weekend. But, since the rainy season is here and we still deal with travel restrictions, it’s still better to stay indoors. Sucks, doesn’t it? But, hey! It can’t be all that bad. There’s still a lot of fun things you and your family can do indoors like playing games.
You can keep phones and gadgets away and enjoy a rainy day with board games.
There’s nothing quite like a good board game session to get you unplugging and interacting face to face with other people.
To give you an idea of what board games to play, our team in Village Pipol has rounded up a list of fun board games you may try:
In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area.
The plot of this game is: “You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff, and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive…“
Each player starts the game with two coins and two influences (two face-down character cards).
The fifteen-card deck consists of three copies of five different characters, each with a unique set of powers.
Surprisingly, Pandemic is a relatively old game since it was created last 2008. Yet, the irony here is that we’re currently experiencing a health crisis and a pandemic all over the world.
In this game, multiple virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously.
As players, you will act and think as disease-fighting specialists.
Your mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of control.
The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station.
A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but Epidemic cards are shuffled in this deck.
Lastly, these cards can accelerate and intensify the diseases’ activity. A second separate deck of cards controls the “normal” spread of the infections.
Ignacy Trzewiczek, the author of Stronghold, is the maker of Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island.
Basically, it’s a cooperative game where players work together to survive on the island.
Players will have to depend on each other and their wits to survive.
The setting is on a deserted island, where you will play shipwreck survivors confronted by an extraordinary adventure.
As a team, you’ll face different challenges like building a shelter, finding food, fighting wild beasts, and protecting yourself from weather changes.
Set in the universe of Kalawakan, Tadhana is an adventure tabletop role-playing game inspired by Filipino folklore, urban legends, and mythology.
Featuring an uncommon take on fantasy, players can experience a world full of magic and encounter creatures, deities, and the supernatural previously only found in Filipino stories, epics, superstitions, and legends.
Lastly, the game is powered by a dice-less, card-based resolution system and features flexible and dynamic attribute resource mechanics.
Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves.
The Villagers don’t know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time.
A Moderator (who isn’t on a team) runs the game.
Moreover, Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf, and vote out a player.
Each night, the Werewolves choose a player to eliminate, while the Seer learns if one player is a Werewolf or not.
Lastly, the game ends when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated.
By playing board games with your family, hours will fly by and you are guaranteed to have a couple of laughs.
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Queenie Lasta got her bachelor's degree in Communications Research from UP Diliman. In her free time, she likes to read thriller novels, psychology books, and mangas. She believes in the importance of grit, hard work, and passion to become a great writer in the future.