6 Interesting Board Games to Play for 2014

Board games are neither a thing of the past nor is it a mere bubble of childhood memory because the latest board games illustrations, character designs and concepts have never been this more exciting and challenging for friends and family. New and Classic games like this will surely get everyone hyped up.
 
Turn your laptop off and sit on the floor with your best playmates on a lazy Sunday afternoon with no electricity while the rain is heavily pouring outside. Or bring with you on your next camping and sleepover the most awesome board games your friends and family have never played before, move your mouse cursor down to check the latest interesting board games you wouldn’t want to miss!

 

404 Not Found by Kickstarter
404: Law Not Found is a medium-weight game for 2-6 players to play in an hour (a little longer if it’s your first game). The game opens with the players being assigned a special ability chip and a starting location, before drafting their new directives. These are hidden from the other players and tell you what situations you’ll need to create in order to win the game.

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Allegiance: A Realm Divided by Kickstarter
Allegiance is a fantasy-themed, self-contained, strategy boardgame for 2 to 4 players, featuring stunning art by industry-leading fantasy artists such as Michael Komarck, Daarken, Igor Kieryluk, and many more.
 
Play as one of many powerful heroes in the war for the continent of Anstrus. Customize and level-up your hero as you invest in their abilities, and commandeer the aid of other inhabitants of the land. At each turn in this fast-paced game of tactics you must decide: Do you unlock another of your hero’s game-changing powers? Enlist troops for immediate aid? Or save your gold to surprise your opponent with tricky and unexpected action cards? With dozens of unique matchups between the heroes, and hundreds of possibilities for 3 or 4 player games, the answers to those questions will never be the same twice!

Allegiance: A Realm Divided board game

Allegiance: A Realm Divided board game

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Allegiance: A Realm Divided board game

Allegiance: A Realm Divided board game

 
Smorgasboard
Created and designed by Richard Kelly and Maggie Leonard, the game has been illustrated by award winning designer, Steve Simpson, whose work has exhibited in London, LA and New York. Smorgasboard is a board game for friends, family and for the people who likes food. Players take on the guise of aspiring chefs as they work their way around the board in search of gastronomic success. The object of the game is to be the first team of chefs to graduate from Rick’s Culinary Academy! The losers…do the dishes!

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Facebook board game by Pat C. Klein. The Board Game was created as a response to this. The idea is that as well as engaging with Facebook on your computer or phone, you can arrange to meet up with friends, have a few drinks and play in real life. The game uses the identity and visual language of Facebook to show how fundamentally important human contact is to people.
 
There are many hilarious forfeits and fun tasks incorporated into the game, including drinking forfeits, having your account ‘hacked’ and unfriending people.

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Hey Bartender by Ju Lee
Hey Bartender is a classic card and dice game in which players are customers at a bar to finish their cocktail recipe before anyone else. They must match their cards with ingredient order shown on the back of the cocktail card that they have. The aim of the game is to assemble all three ingredients for each of the three most popular cocktails in the world. If you can be the first to shake your cocktails, you will beat all your friends and be cocktail champion for the evening.

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Settlers of Catan redesigned by Kurt Texter

In The Settlers of Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards) – wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone – to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.

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Zombicide by Guillotine Games
Zombicide is a collaborative game for 1 to 6 players, ages 13 and up. A game can last for 30mn (beginner board) to 4 hours (expert board). Each player controls between one (for 6 players) and four (solo game) survivors, human trapped in a zombie-infested town. In fact, “survivors” quickly change to “hunters” to smash zombies through and through. However, the team must constantly maintain a balance between survival and slaughter, for as the zombicide continues, the Danger Level increases, and the infected grow in numbers. Any misstep can turn to disaster.

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No one gets old, nothing from childhood gets unexciting. Tons of fun and adventures are in store for every board gamer as more game makers continue to work on new board game illustrations, character designs and concepts to challenge every kid and adult within us.
 

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