When most people think of board games, they think of Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit.
But games have moved on dramatically in recent years. A community of talented independent designers and publishers has produced a dazzling array of compelling and innovative games, and more and more people are discovering just how much fun you can have sitting around a table with some good friends and a well-crafted stack of cardboard and plastic.
Modern board games come in all sorts of forms, from light, simple family fun to deep, complex strategy titles. Whether you’re looking to battle monsters in a cramped and claustrophobic dungeon, build a mighty empire that towers over its rivals or smash cities as a rampaging 50-foot monster, there’s a game out there for you.
And at a time when much of our entertainment is solitary and screen-based, board games provide a great opportunity to get some genuine interaction with real human opponents.
If you’d like to find out more about the gaming hobby, come along to one of our regular club meetings and we’ll be happy to show you some of our favourites. Alternatively, check out Cardboard Sandwich for game reviews and information, or see Board Game Geek to explore a huge, comprehensive database of thousands of games for you to discover.