Jonathan & Brad's Recommended BOARDGAMES

Boardgames are hugely popular within the ChooseFI community. These are some of our favorites!

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Pandemic

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. For example the Operation Specialist can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also towards cures. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Jonathan

Carcassonne

Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city.

Monopoly Deal

Get a handy way to play the classic property-trading game! Be the first collect 3 full property sets of different colors, and you’ll win the Monopoly Deal Card Game. You’ll pick up cards when it's your turn and play Action cards to charge players rent, steal their cards or demand money for your birthday. Build up property sets, gather piles of money and keep wheeling and dealing until you're the Monopoly Deal winner!

Pandemic

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. For example the Operation Specialist can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also towards cures. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Splendor

Priceless gems, exotic places, and noble patrons! Splendor’s elegantly simple gameplay is supported by plentiful historic detail and beautiful components. Players begin the game by collecting gem tokens. If you manage to produce just the right jewels, a noble patron, perhaps even King Henry VIII or Queen Isabella of Spain, will take you under their wing.

Telestrations

The outrageously funny game Telestrations will keep your family and friends entertained and laughing! Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. Casual, family, party and strategy gamers alike all agree that Telestrations is the best new addition to their game collection, and game night. It’s an engaging game that can be played over and over with many different ages and types of groups/gatherings.

Party Games

Telestrations

The outrageously funny game Telestrations will keep your family and friends entertained and laughing! Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. Casual, family, party and strategy gamers alike all agree that Telestrations is the best new addition to their game collection, and game night. It’s an engaging game that can be played over and over with many different ages and types of groups/gatherings.

Resource Management

Settlers

Catan is widely considered to be the game that introduced Americans to Euro-style boardgaming. It's a resource management game with a high degree of inter-player interaction with trading and forming (and breaking) of alliances. It's a great game to get started in the genre.

Splendor

Priceless gems, exotic places, and noble patrons! Splendor’s elegantly simple gameplay is supported by plentiful historic detail and beautiful components. Players begin the game by collecting gem tokens. If you manage to produce just the right jewels, a noble patron, perhaps even King Henry VIII or Queen Isabella of Spain, will take you under their wing.

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Settlers

Catan is widely considered to be the game that introduced Americans to Euro-style boardgaming. It's a resource management game with a high degree of inter-player interaction with trading and forming (and breaking) of alliances. It's a great game to get started in the genre.

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