Top 10 Board Games for Kids I have gone through hundreds of emails, data, review sights, and even my own personal experiences to create this list of the best board games for kids. I have no kids myself, but IRead more
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Types of Table Top Games
Table top games can me separated a few different categories: Board games, Card Games, Role Playing games, and cooperative games.
Board games (which is this website’s main focus) generally have a board of some kind which the players use to play the game. These can come with the board already set up (like Monopoly) or tile placing games (like Catan). Board games typically take 1-2 hours to complete and can come in many sizes and genres. Check out my list of best classic board games for more board game ideas.
Card Games are typically played without a board and with the focus being on cards. Game like UNO and Exploding Kittens are a good example of card games and they are generally easy to learn and play. Card games are typically shorter than board games due to their fluid nature, but you can also play multiple games in one go with the goal being the first to 3 wins and so on. Check out my list of top 10 best card games.
Role Playing Games
Role playing games are when there could be no board and no cards and the majority of the game takes place within the mind of the players, guided by a dungeon master. The most popular example of this is Dungeons and Dragons with typical sessions going from 2 hours to 4.
Cooperative games are usually where the players are pitted against the board game. Games like Pandemic and Gloomhaven are cooperative games where each player is given a class and a certain set of abilities. Cooperative games are great for couples as they are either both winners or both losers.
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