Searching for the best board games can be overwhelming. If you've ever found yourself browsing aisle, after aisle of endless boxes that claim to be the answer to your family's indoor boredom -- this post is for you. When the cold weather hits, family games can be a great pastime and here at The Grommet, we've found the best board games for you to try. Grommet tested, family approved (plus we're giving you a chance to WIN one).
Squashed - Easy to learn and fun for people of all ages from 6 year olds to grown ups, Squashed was created by Nick Metzler to encourage players to think in three dimensions, strategically positioning themselves to squash their opponents and to avoid getting squashed along the way.
Colorku - This game uses wooden marbles instead of numbers to solve puzzles. Like Sudoku, the object of ColorKu is to fill a 9x9 grid so that every row and column has nine different colored marbles with no repeats, and each 3x3 grid also has nine different colored marbles with no repeats. The marbles make it easy for players to move the colors around, trying different combinations without constantly erasing.
Tenzi - It’s not often a new game can be described in just 20 words, but TENZI can: Each player gets 10 dice. The first player who rolls all 10 on the same number and yells “TENZI” wins.
Gigamic Games - Spatial thinking and tactical decision-making are put to the test in board games from Gigamic. The Gires brothers (Jean-Christoph on left & Stephane) have been making games since the 1970s, and they have stayed true to the original Gigamic mission of creating games and puzzles that are engaging and thought provoking, not mindless entertainment.
Show me the Kwan! - From a company called Griddly Games comes a fast-paced word game you don’t have to be a spelling bee champion to enjoy. It’s called Show Me the Kwan and it’s as easy to learn as it is fun to play for people of all ages from 8 year olds to grown ups.
What board game do you think your family would most enjoy? Leave a comment telling us below. We'll select three winners and send them the Grommet game of their choice. Good luck!
General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. You must leave a comment on this post. No purchase necessary. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of The Grommet are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will end January 23, 2014 at 11 pm PST.