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Next steps from Monopoly and classic games

If you haven’t played any new board games for a while and are not sure where to begin, look no further. We’ve listed similar games to all of the major classics. We’ve tried to list games which are available to buy and should feel familiar yet exciting by highlighting a key aspect similar to the classic game.

This blog was originally published on the Herefordshire Board Gamers blog.

Modern board games have come on a huge way in the last 20 years. Give it a try and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. This list is also subjective. There are many thousands of awesome games out there so if you have a better suggestion do let us know.

Monopoly

Set collection

Why not try Ticket to Ride Europe (£30) or Power Grid (£30)

Getting rich

Why not try Lords of Vegas (£40)

Building/making things

Why not try Suburbia (£45)

Risk

WAR!

Why not try Small World (£35) or Blood rage (£55)

Chess

Two player abstract

Why not try Hive (£20), Santorini (£50) or The Duke (£30)

Scrabble

Spelling

Why not try Upwords (£15) or Qwirkle (£20)

Cluedo/Clue

Who dunnit?

Why not try Mysterium (£30), Love letter (Various themes including Batman, Archer) (£10) or Mystery at the Abbey (£35)

Liars Dice

Bluffing

Why not try Coup (£15) or Skull (£15)

Angry Birds

Dexterity/destroying things

Why not try PitchCar (£40) or Terror in Meeple City (£40)

Tetris

Spatial

Why not try Blokus (£25)

Connect 4

Paths/blocking

Why not try Tsuro (£25) or Ingenious (£25)

Charades

Describing

Why not try Concept (£20)

Yahtzee

Dice rolling

Why not try King of Tokyo (£22), King of New York (£30) or Roll for the Galaxy (£40)

Pit

Fast and furious

Why not try Happy Salmon (£15) or Ligretto (£10)

Rummy

Cards set collection

Why not try Sushi Go party! (£20)

Poker

Bluffing

Why not try Coup (£15), or Bang! the dice game (£15)

Jenga

Dexterity

Why not try Bausack (£40) or Rhino Hero (£10)

Werewolf

Traitor/bluffing

Why not try One Night Ultimate Werewolf (£20) or Coup (£15)

Uno

Sets

Why not try Category 5/6 Nimmt! (£10)

Pictionary

Drawing

Why not try Telestrations (£25) or Pictomania (£40)

Cranium

Party

Why not try Telestrations (£25), Dixit (£25) or Pictomania (£40)

Trivial Pursuit

General Knowledge

Why not try Wits and Wagers (£30) or Timeline (various versions and themes) (£15)

Scotland Yard

Hidden Movement

Why not try Letters from Whitechapel (£40) or Specter Ops (£40)

Magic: the Gathering

Clever card combos

Why not try 7 Wonders (£30),Evolution (£30) or Seasons (£40)

And finally, did you know it is possible to play cooperatively? You and your friends or family play against the game. It is not as easy as it sounds and is a great way to play with a mixed skill or age group. Sound interesting? Why not try Pandemic or Flash Point: Fire Rescue?

A lot of these games have excellent app (iPhone / Android) implementations or can be played online at sites like Boardgamearena.com

Prices are approximate and were updated 27/03/17