my most recently played boardgames

Monday, 13 December 2010

my favourite family boardgames of 2010

just in time for last-minute gift shoppers: here are my top ten family-friendly boardgames for 2010 (listed in order of number-of-plays, not preference. they're all good!)

Players: 2-6
Ages: 8+ (reading required)
Playing Time: ~45mins
Available from: Milsims (backorder)







Players: 2-4
Ages: 10+ (reading required)
Playing Time: ~45mins
Available from: Milsims and Games Paradise







Players: 2-4
Ages: 10+ (reading required)
Playing Time: ~60-90mins
Available from: Milsims (backorder - probably not available until April 2011)




Players: 3-6
Ages: 8+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: 45-75mins
Available from: Milsims and Games Paradise







Players: 2-4
Ages: 8+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~45mins
Available from: Milsims and Games Paradise



Players: 2-6
Ages: 8+ (reading required)
Playing Time: ~60minutes
Available from: Milsims




Players: 3-7 (box says 2 but I think it needs at least three, preferably more)
Ages: 8+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~45mins
Available from: Unhalfbricking, Games Paradise and Milsims (backorder)




Players: 3-5 (box says 4 but I've played with 5)
Ages: 7+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~20mins
Available from: Small Box Games




Players: 2-5
Ages: 8+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~45-60mins
Available from: Milsims and Games Paradise




Players: 3-5
Ages: 8+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~30mins
Available from: Games Paradise and Milsims (backorder)







Players: 2-6
Ages: 5+ (no reading required)
Playing Time: ~20mins
Available from: Milsims and Games Paradise (backorder)








and if you're looking for something deep and involved, the game to get this year (in my opinion) is:

Players: 2-6 (not recommended for 2)
Ages: 12+ (my seven-year-old has played with assistance, but he's an experienced boardgamer)
Playing Time: 3-5hrs
Available from: Milsims (backorder)

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