For the most part, everyone loves the odd board game. From Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, board games can be high interest but low patience for set up and take down. Today, we are going to look at a few games you can check out from the library that are both high interest and quick to play, and therefore will most certainly engage the whole family!
Sushi Go! takes the mechanics of card-drafting and set-collection, and distils them into one incredibly streamlined and thematically appetizing game. In Sushi Go! a deck of cards is distributed amongst the players, who then take turns to select one card before passing the rest of their hand to the person to their left. Which card to select really depends on what sets the player is attempting to collect. Sushi Go! provides endless opportunity to sabotage another player, but rounds end so fast that any wrong doing is quickly forgotten.
While Codenames is definitely a headscratcher, it is certainly an easy one! Cluemasters give their teams words to help identify the beloved Disney characters, locations and items from a 25 card game grid. The game uses both pictures and words, which makes it easy to follow even for our tiniest of family members that may want to take part in the family game. Being a word association game with both pictures and words, Codenames: Disney is easy enough for anyone to learn the basics.
A game that plays its rounds out in 8 minutes or less, Spyfall is an easy-to-learn card game of bluffing, probing questions, clever answers and suspicion. Players receive secret location cards alerting them to where they are, while one player receives the secret SPY card. In order to win the round, the Spy’s job is to figure out where they are before they blow their cover! This game is all about subtlety. You want to answer questions so other players believe you and know you know where you are but in a not so specific manner so as to alert the Spy to where you are. Happy sleuthing!