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Easy Board Games

By Andrew Burgon / phoenix@projectfellowship.com
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June 8, 2014


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Easy Board Games That Allow You to Jump Right In to Some Gaming Fun

These easy board games don’t take long to get started. Even if no one has ever played the game before a look through the easy to understand manual will quickly bring you up to speed.

Clicking on any of the pictures below will take you to Amazon.com (United States) where you can find out more about it.

Lost Cities Board Game

Lost Cities Board Game Review

Description:
Lead three adventurers and a researcher on an adventure to find five lost cities. Explore exotic locales and discover artifacts, victory points and bridges. You’d better hurry though as others have it in their mind to get to the lost cities before you.
Players: 2 – 4
Time:
40-60 minutes

The rules can be found at Rio Grande Games.

Lost Cities Card Game

Lost Cities Card Game Review

Description:
The Lost Cities card game takes you on five fantastic journeys. A treacherous adventure to the Himalayas. Trekking deep into the Brazilian rain forest. Sojourning into a parched desert and diving into the ocean for unimaginable treasure. Finally, descend into an ancient volcano where generous rewards lie waiting. That is, if you are successful! Financial ruin and little reward are in store for those who stumble and lose their way.
Players: 2
Time:
45 – 60 minutes

The rules can be foundhere.

7 Wonders Board Game

7 Wonders Review

Description:
Build a great civilization and an architectural wonder that the world will marvel at for all time. Develop your resources, produce manufactured goods, cultivate commercial relationships and flex your military might. Build civilian and commercial structures and advance your cities technological prowess. The creation of guilds will take your city’s glory to further heights.
Players: 2 – 7
Time:
45 minutes

Check out Rodney Smith’s review on youtube and the game manual over at Repos Production.

Pirates Cove Board Game

Description:
Hoist the sails for we be going in search of treasure! Ha Har! In this game you are a pirate seeking to be the most famed pirate of the high seas. Make your ship the most fearsome by adding canons, crew, better sails and a bigger hull for all that loot you’ll be collecting. Engage other players, famous pirates and the royal navy in the spectacle of war.
Players: 3-5
Time: 1.30 hours

Check out the animated review and the game’s manual over at Days of Wonder.

Cyclades Board Game

Cyclades Review

Description:
Cyclades is a game immersed in Greek mythology. Your one all consuming goal is to establish two metropolises the likes of which this world has never seen. Bid for the favor of the gods. Control mythological creatures. Raise an army and a navy that will crush your enemies. Build ports, fortresses, temples and universities. Make your islands and inhabitants prosper.

Players: 2-5
Time: 1.30 hours

Check out Tom Vasel’s review and the game’s manual over at Matagot.

Tikal Board Game

Tikal Review

Description:
Put on your fedora hat and take your whip. In Tikal you find yourself in a lush central American jungle. With the help of an expedition leader and workers you will establish campsites, escavate temples and recover treasure. Tikal is a tile game that slowly reveals the jungle. Each player takes a turn to place a tile and then take ten actions.
Players: 2-4
Time: 1.30 hours

Check out the Left Hand review and the game’s manual over at Rio Grand Games.

Taluva Board Game

Taluva Board Game Review

Description:
Watch an island gradually form in front of you as you build villages, temples and towers on it. Taluva is a tile game and there are six different landscapes you can build on. Jungle, clearing, volcano, sand, rock and lake. The winner is the one who has built the most temples in the game.
Players: 2 – 4
Time:
45 minutes

Check out Ryan Metzler’s review and the games manual over at Rio Grand Games.

Tsuro: The Game of the Path

Tsuro Review

Description:
Can you control your destiny or will chance cause you to falter? Tsuro is a tile game giving you a certain amount of control over the direction of the path before you. Make your way into the interior of the board and stay there as best you can. Should your journey lead you to the edge of the board your fate is sealed.
Players: 2 – 4
Time:
15 – 20 minutes

Check out the game rules or watch it being played.

Hotel Board Game

Hotel Review

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Description:
It’s time to have a taste of what it’s like to be a tycoon! In this game you get to build a hotel empire, crush your competitors and ride the gravy train to the bank.
Players: 2 – 4
Time:
90-120 minutes
 
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