Board game and chill? Here's our top 5 for 2020.

Board game and chill? Here's our top 5 for 2020.

Are you currently sitting snacking at home and wondering what big plans this Friday entails? Should I go on a TikTok rampage? Binge watch all 7 seasons of Brooklyn-99...again? If you’ve ever hit the point where Instagram runs out of new content to refresh, let us revive some childhood board game wonder for you and show you a few of our favorites! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

  1. Pandemic
    I mean, it’s a no brainer that this one sold out across many board game retailers across the country! Although it’s only gained popularity in the last few years, Pandemic has been around since 2008! As a group of 2 to 4 players, you will have to rely on each other and the special set of skills you have (strong Taken vibes, we know) to save humanity from diseases that are threatening to end the world. By traveling the world and collecting cards to help in your research, your team can help get the world to safety. But if you run out of time and there are too many outbreaks? It’s see ya later.

  2. Monopoly Deal 
    Do you have a flashback to flipping the Monopoly board as a kid when you land on St. James place 3 times in a row and going bankrupt? Don’t lie, we’ve all been there. Well, Monopoly Deal is just as fun, but with slightly less tears (and blood) shed. This fast-paced, super addictive card game can be played in just minutes with 2-6 players. The goal? Deal your way to success by collecting 3 property sets to win! Similar to the OG version, you will have to try and avoid Debt Collectors and Deal Breakers who are out to get your money. 

  3. Dutch Blitz
    My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. No joke, this is the feeling you’ll get when you play Dutch Blitz. I don’t know why it’s named that because quite frankly, the Dutch are some of the chillest people in the world. Anyhow, this super interactive and highly energetic card game is family-friendly and will test your skills, smarts and speed. Think Crazy Eights but next level. Plus, it can be played with 2, 3 or 4 players and comes in a compact deck so it’s perfect to bring to a low-key picnic! Some might say it’s a Vonderful Goot time!

  4. Ticket to Ride
    We might not be traveling this year, but we can still dream of gluhwein at German Christmas markets and eating €3 cheese and fresh baguette under the Eiffel Tower, right? All aboard this cross-continent train and don’t forget your snacks! In this game (and some aspects of life), longer is better. What we mean is, players collect train cards that allows them to claim railway routes connecting countries throughout Europe. The longer the routes, the more points they earn!

  5. Settlers of Catan 
    The golden child. The classic. What, did you think we’d leave out one of the best, most addictive games ever? Seriously, do you have 6 days to spare because consider yourself warned you won’t want to stop playing. While the original allows 3-4 players, there are expansion packs available! Players collect “resources” in order to create settlements, cities and roads which earn them points. And, you guess it -- the player with the most points win! By the end of it all, you’ll learn who your friends really are, you may have to decide whether or not to stay with your sneaky spouse who just tricked you into trading all your sheep, but anything to win the coveted title of “Catan Champion,” right?

How can you make a fun board game night even better? SNACKS, OF COURSE! Because we all need something to munch on when waiting we’re anxiously waiting for everyone else’s next moves. So, plan your next BG night and get your paws on some deliciously guilt-free gummy candy today! The best part? With only 2g of sugar and 90 calories in each pack, you can indulge and not share the bag.

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