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Best Board Games For Beginners: Top 5 Gateway Board Games

A lot of people who want to get into board games want to know one thing.

What are the best board games for beginners?

The board games that we’re going to recommend in this post are games with a proven track record and simple rules to follow. They will take between 30-90 minutes to complete and these board games can be easily restarted to play again.

5 Best Board Games For Beginners: Top 5 Gateway Board Games

1. The Settlers of Catan

Best Board Games For Beginners

The Settlers of Catan is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. The board itself is variable, making each game a little different from the next. It is one of the best games for beginners based on its simplicity and enjoyable game play.

2. Ticket to Ride

Best Board Games For Beginners

Ticket To Ride is a fantastic medium-weight game – one that plays equally well with two to five players. The components are superb, the artwork is great, the game is downright fun

3. Forbidden Island

Best Board Games For Beginners

In this game 2-4 people may play at the same time. The minute the game begins, the island starts flooding! Every turn, a player does up to 3 actions, takes a couple of treasure cards, and draws a couple of flood cards. Every flood card matches a tile on the game board. If the tile is in it’s normal state, you flip it to flood it. This may sound complicated but it really isn’t. This makes a great board game for beginners.

4. Carcassonne

Best Board Games For Beginners

A wonderfully playable, and replayable game. A suitable board game for families and avid board gamers alike.

5. Dixit

Best Board Games For Beginners

Great game for groups of people. The art is beautiful and the rules are simple. It’s a fun version of Apples to Apples with art instead of random topics. Great for families and groups of friends.

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