January 28, 2018, by Chloe

How to not get BOARD in your student house

No, that’s not a typo in the title of this blog post, simply a very bad pun. In our house, board games have been a helpful revision break these past few weeks. Reverting back to a child-like state is more fun than simply binging Netflix for hours on end (which we have been doing too). Here are some of our favourites.

In no particular order…
  1. Cards Against Humanity – a modern classic. Great for large groups of people.
  2. Uno – fast paced and easy to carry around.
  3. Articulate – a more intellectually stimulating game involving teams.
  4. Scrabble – for wordy fun in small groups.
  5. Operation – for those moments when you truly want to revert back to your childhood. It’s more difficult than you’ll remember.
  6. Frustration – slamming the button is great for relieving tension, rather than creating frustration.
  7. Good ol’ playing cards – there’s a reason you were probably given a free pack in your first week, and that’s because the possibilities are endless with this one. Also, if your housemate is annoying you, you can always suggest they play 52 card pickup.

I really believe board games aren’t just for children. Most of these games are in fact more fun as adults. Taking time away from screens and spending time with your friends is a great way to ensure a happier, healthier, more productive 2018. Have fun and don’t get too board. 

What are some of your favourite board or card games? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.

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