5 Board Games to play with teenagers
Modern teenage life can be tough. Playing board games with friends or family is a great way to build relationships, de-stress and have fun. That’s why we are running a Teenage Appreciation Weekend at Ready Steady Roll. We think the more families playing games together, the better!
With this in mind, here are some great board games to play with teenagers, even the grumpy ones!
1. Potion Explosion
Get your Harry Potter on and brew magical potions by collecting marbles from the gorgeous marble dispenser! If you take a marble and it causes two marbles of the same colour to collide, you create an ‘explosion’ and get to take all the marbles of that colour too – which may then cause another explosion and so on. The Candy Crush of the board game world, this game is so satisfying to play and I haven’t even mentioned that each potion you create lets you break the rules in one way or another!
Bonus Similar Game: Splendor
Like Pictionary on steroids, Pictomania has players drawing pictures (maybe you have to draw “insurance” or “greenhouse”) with other players trying to guess. The only problem is, all the other players are drawing at the same time, so you need to guess, draw and be as quick as possible as the quicker you do it all the more points you get. Due to the mad rush, pictures tend to be awful and hilarious.
Bonus Similar Game: Telestrations
Coup is a bluffing game in which each player has 2 characters with special abilities, but you can claim to be any character you want and use their ability – just don’t get caught lying. Teenagers will love it as it’s always fun to bluff to your family, amass enough money to perform a Coup on your dad and boot him out of the game. Parents will love it as they get to see how good their children are at lying so you can catch them out in real life.
Bonus Similar Game: Cockroach Poker
4. Happy Salmon
This mad game has everyone high-fiving, fist-bumping, happy salmoning (it’s a thing!) and running around like mad. Happy Salmon plays really quick – under a minute and is loud, exciting, fun and unique. The best part – it comes in a salmon shaped pouch.
Bonus Similar Game: Big Bazaar
5. Troll & Dragon
Find out how much of a dare-devil your teenager is – in Troll & Dragon, players take turns going into a trolls cave to collect diamonds, then, if they are lucky, the can go through to the dragons lair to collect gold. This is obviously risky business as trolls and dragons aren’t the friendliest bunch; you may get caught and lose everything – so you need to know when to stop and get out before this happens. When you enter the dragons cave, things get a bit crazy and the whole table will be shouting and laughing, especially if you wake the dragon.
Bonus Similar Game: King of Tokyo