Top 10 Player Board Games
for August 2022

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CATAN Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | For 3 to 4 players | Average Playtime 60 minutes | Made by Catan Studio

Catan Studio CATAN Board Game (Base Game)

Family Board Game, Board Game for Adults and Family, Adventure Board Game, Ages 10+, For 3 to 4 players, Average Playtime 60 minutes, Made by Catan Studio

by Catan Studio
What We like

The incredibly popular, multi award winning civilization building board game of harvesting and trading resources

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Product Features

  • Beware the robbers nefarious plans as he steals resources and plunders the wealthy
  • 3 to 4 players, 60 minutes, ages over 10. To play with 56 players, the 56 player extension is required.
  • Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points

3 to 4 players, 60 minutes, ages over 10. to play with 56 players, the 56 player extension is required. Beware the robbers nefarious plans as he steals resources and plunders the wealthy Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points

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9.6
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USAOPOLY Telestrations Original 8 Player, Family Board Game, A Fun Family Game for Kids and Adults, Family Game Night Just Got Better, The Telephone Game Sketched Out, Multicolor

USAOPOLY Telestrations Original 8 Player

Family Board Game, A Fun Family Game for Kids and Adults, Family Game Night Just Got Better, The Telephone Game Sketched Out, Multicolor

by USAopoly
What We like

Perfect for families, small parties or friends; LOL fun for everyone!

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Product Features

  • Award Winning Party Game - great ice breaker. Playing time - 30 to 60 minutes
  • No Drawing Skills Required; Stick figures & sense of humor welcome!
  • Telestrations "The Original" for 8 players is what got the party started!
  • Over 1,700 words, 8 erasable sketch books, 8 dry erase markers, 8 clean-up cloths

Over 1,700 words, 8 erasable sketch books, 8 dry erase markers, 8 clean-up cloths Telestrations "the original" for 8 players is what got the party started! No drawing skills required; stick figures & sense of humor welcome! Award winning party game - great ice breaker. playing time - 30 to 60 minutes

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9.5
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CATAN Board Game 25th Anniversary Edition | Includes The Base Game and The 5-6 Player Extension | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | for 3 to 6 Players | Made by Catan Studio

CATAN Board Game 25th Anniversary Edition

Includes The Base Game and The 5-6 Player Extension, Family Board Game, Board Game for Adults and Family, for 3 to 6 Players, Made by Catan Studio

by Asmodee
What We like

BUILD AND/OR JOIN A COMMUNITY: Whether you play as a family, a board game group, or via video conference as you stay at home, CATAN is a social game that provides plenty of opportunities for player interaction. You may even find yourself exploring the exciting world of CATAN tournaments.

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Product Features

  • MINUTES TO LEARN AND A LIFETIME TO EXPLORE: The basics of CATAN can be learned in just minutes, but it offers enough depth to remain compelling as you explore strategies and tactics for years to come.
  • FUN GAME WITH COUNTLESS REPLAY OPPORTUNITIES: The completely variable board provides great value through nearly limitless replayability. You will never have to play the same game twice. Looking for new adventures? Try CATAN expansions (Note: Expansions require CATAN base game to play).
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND AVERAGE PLAYTIME: This family and adult board game can be played with 3 to 6 players. The average playtime is 60 to 90 minutes depending on the number of players.
  • STRATEGY GAME: Trade, build and settle the Island of CATAN in this addictively fun strategy game previously called Settlers of CATAN. Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points.

Strategy game: trade, build and settle the island of catan in this addictively fun strategy game previously called settlers of catan. players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points. Number of players and average playtime: this family and adult board game can be played with 3 to 6 players. the average playtime is 60 to 90 minutes depending on the number of players. Fun game with countless replay opportunities: the completely variable board provides great value through nearly limitless replayability. you will never have to play the same game twice. looking for new adventures? try catan expansions (note: expansions require catan base game to play). Minutes to learn and a lifetime to explore: the basics of catan can be learned in just minutes, but it offers enough depth to remain compelling as you explore strategies and tactics for years to come.

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CATAN Board Game EXTENSION allowing a total of 5 to 6 Players for the CATAN Board Game | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Made by Catan Studio

Catan Studio CATAN Board Game EXTENSION allowing a total of 5 to 6 Players for the CATAN Board Game

Family Board Game, Board Game for Adults and Family, Adventure Board Game, Made by Catan Studio

by Catan Studio
What We like

Allows for 1 - 2 more players to play

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Product Features

  • Tons of replay value
  • Compatible with Catan 4th edition base and expansion games
  • Adds depth and complexity
  • This extension requires catan to play

This extension requires catan to play Tons of replay value Adds depth and complexity Compatible with catan 4th edition base and expansion games

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8.9
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Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game - Award Winning Family or Adult Strategy Board Game for 2 to 4 Players. Recommended for Ages 8 & Up.

Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game

Award Winning Family or Adult Strategy Board Game for 2 to 4 Players. Recommended for Ages 8 & Up.

by Blue Orange
What We like

Photosynthesis was one of the top rated board games when it was released at Gen Con. It is easy to play for families enjoying other Blue Orange classic and award winning board games like Kingdomino, Planet, New York 1901

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Product Features

  • HOW TO PLAY: Photosynthesis uses an Action Points Allowance System mechanism. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn light points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving suns rays
  • ECO FRIENDLY: Blue Orange is sensitive to the protection of planet earth and to climate change challenges and only uses recycled materials to manufacture Photosynthesis
  • AWARD WINNING GAME: 2018 Mensa Select winner, GeekDad Approved, Spiel of Approval (The Spiel), Golden Geek winner in Artwork & Presentation (Board Game Geek), Casual Game Revolution Recommended, The Dice Tower Best Board Game Production
  • STRATEGY BOARD GAME: Photosynthesis is one of the best environmental board games referring to the life cycle of trees, for science and biology enthusiasts. This best-selling board game has an amazing table presence with an ever-changing forest
  • FAMILY OR ADULT STRATEGY GAME: This 2 to 4 players nature inspired game can be enjoyed by parents playing with their children as well as adults, also plays very well as a 2 players abstract board game. Best recommended for ages 8 & Up

Strategy board game: photosynthesis is one of the best environmental board games referring to the life cycle of trees, for science and biology enthusiasts. this best-selling board game has an amazing table presence with an ever-changing forest Family or adult strategy game: this 2 to 4 players nature inspired game can be enjoyed by parents playing with their children as well as adults, also plays very well as a 2 players abstract board game. best recommended for ages 8 & up Eco friendly: Blue Orange is sensitive to the protection of planet earth and to climate change challenges and only uses recycled materials to manufacture photosynthesis Award winning game: 2018 mensa select winner, geekdad approved, spiel of approval (the spiel), golden geek winner in artwork & presentation (board game geek), casual game revolution recommended, the dice tower best board game production How to play: photosynthesis uses an action points allowance system mechanism. take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn light points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving suns rays

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Wingspan Board Game - A Bird-Collection, Engine-Building Stonemaier Game for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+

Stonemaier Games Wingspan Board Game

A Bird-Collection, Engine-Building Stonemaier Game for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+

by Stonemaier Games
What We like

Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in each of 3 unique habitats, as you build your engine to gain food, lay eggs, and draw from 170 uniquely and beautifully illustrated bird cards

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Product Features

  • Play as a bird enthusiast, seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary
  • For 1-5 players
  • Plays in 40-70 minutes
  • Widely lauded, award winning title-including winning the most prestigious award in its category, the Kenner Spiel des Jahres (Conniseur's Game of the Year)

Play as a bird enthusiast, seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary Plays in 40-70 minutes For 1-5 players Widely lauded, award winning title-including winning the most prestigious award in its category, the kenner spiel des jahres (conniseur's game of the year)

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8.3
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Thunderworks Games Roll Player Strategy Boxed Board Game Ages 12 & Up, Multi-Colored (twk2000)

Thunderworks Games Roll Player Strategy Boxed Board Game Ages 12 & Up

Multi-Colored (twk2000)

by Flat river
What We like

item package weight: 3.6 pounds

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Product Features

  • Roll and draft dice to build up your characters attributes. Purchase weapons and armor to outfit your hero. Train to gain skills and discover your heros traits to prepare them for their journey. Earn Reputation Stars by constructing the perfect character. The player with the greatest Reputation wins the game and will surely triumph over whatever nefarious plot lies ahead!
  • Mighty heroes dont just appear out of thin air - you must create them! Race, class, alignment, skills, traits, and equipment are all elements of the perfect hero, who is ready to take on all opposition in the quest for glory and riches.
  • A character building game with dice for 1-4 players and a 60 minute play time

Mighty heroes dont just appear out of thin air - you must create them! race, class, alignment, skills, traits, and equipment are all elements of the perfect hero, who is ready to take on all opposition in the quest for glory and riches. A character building game with dice for 1-4 players and a 60 minute play time Roll and draft dice to build up your characters attributes. purchase weapons and armor to outfit your hero. train to gain skills and discover your heros traits to prepare them for their journey. earn reputation stars by constructing the perfect character. the player with the greatest reputation wins the game and will surely triumph over whatever nefarious plot lies ahead!

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8.3
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Othello - The Classic Board Game of Strategy

Spin Master Othello

The Classic Board Game of Strategy

by Cardinal Industries
What We like

Simple instructions allow for a quick start, but exciting, challenging and engaging gameplay assures this game never gets old

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Product Features

  • Othello is a great tool for kids to learn spatial reasoning and other math skills while having fun
  • 64 reversible disks, 1 playing board, complete instructions
  • This is the original, classic version of Othello that strategy game enthusiasts have come to love
  • Perfect 2-player, indoor or outdoor game to enjoy with family and friends ages 7 and up

64 reversible disks, 1 playing board, complete instructions Perfect 2-player, indoor or outdoor game to enjoy with family and friends ages 7 and up This is the original, classic version of othello that strategy game enthusiasts have come to love Othello is a great tool for kids to learn spatial reasoning and other math skills while having fun

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8.3
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Forbidden Island – The Cooperative Strategy Survival Island Board Game

Gamewright Forbidden Island – The Cooperative Strategy Survival Island Board Game

by Gamewright
What We like

Playing time: 30 minutes

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Product Features

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 2010 Mensa Favorite Brainy Games Winner
  • Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise
  • 2 to 4 players
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and cooperation required

2 to 4 players Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise Strategic thinking, problem solving and cooperation required 2010 mensa favorite brainy games winner Ages 10 and up

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7.9
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Stonemaier Games Scythe Board Game - An Engine-Building, Area Control for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+

Stonemaier Games Scythe Board Game

An Engine-Building, Area Control for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+

by Stonemaier Games
What We like

Plays in 90-120 minutes

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Product Features

  • Explore the alternate-history of 1920+ Europe through Jakub Ralski's stunning artwork
  • It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as The Factory, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries
  • Lead your faction to victory, building mechs, working the land, and exploring the mysterious factory, all while protecting your territory from the mechs of other encroaching factions
  • For 1-5 players

Explore the alternate-history of 1920+ europe through jakub ralski's stunning artwork It is a time of unrest in 1920s europa. the ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. the capitalistic city-state known simply as the factory, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries Lead your faction to victory, building mechs, working the land, and exploring the mysterious factory, all while protecting your territory from the mechs of other encroaching factions For 1-5 players

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