5 interesting and unique lockdown boredom busters
Are you bored of board games? Why not try something a little different with the kids, or have a game night with friends on your next Zoom call. Here’s a selection of some novel games you might not have heard of, or tried before.
1. Exploding Kittens
A fun, silly fast-paced one for all the family. It’s easy to learn and no set up is required. The only downside is that it is limited to 5 people, so might not be one for larger families.
Luck and strategy are your allies in this fun and quirky card game. Just don’t draw the Exploding Kitten card!
Good news if you have a smart phone, it’s also available to download on mobile on Google Play and Apple Store!
A surprisingly beautifully designed game that encourages teamwork and educates about public health. It can be difficult to pick up, so it’s not suitable for very young players.
It is played with 2 to 5 players, and available as a board game, and on the App Store and Google Play.
You basically have to find a cure with each player taking on the role of a member of an elite disease control team. And yes, this game is partially on the list for irony, but it is a super fun game too!
3. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Why not mentally escape your four-walls into a fantasy life of being a world-renowned detective! A great co-operative game for one to eight players. Be prepared for a long play through, as the game can last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours and is suggested for ages 14 and up.
The aim is to solve a case before Sherlock does. Sounds easy, right? If you fancy yourself as the next Poirot or Miss Marple give this game a try!
4.Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Calling all Harry Potter fans! You can play this on your next Zoom or Facebook call as the person playing the game shares their screen with family or friends. Or, if you prefer, you can simply play it by yourself.
This Harry Potter themed Digital Escape Room was created by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMarray, PA, America.
5. SolarFrame Door Designer
Ok, you caught us! It’s not really a game but you can have a play (and maybe some fun too!) and create you own bespoke door.
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In which game do you buy and sell property with the aim of being the player with the most assets at the end?
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