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Top 7 of Simple Board Games of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Spin Master Games
Each beat the bell speed cups card has a picture of 5 colored items.
Spin Master Games
4.8
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2. 4-way Shut The Box Dice Game
Elegantly crafted.
4-way Shut The Box Dice Game
4.5
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3. Sumnacon Wooden Peg Solitaire Board Game (Budget Pick)
It is simple to play and fun.
Sumnacon Wooden Peg Solitaire Board Game
4.5
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4. Hot Potato Jr.- Excellent
Can you think fast under pressure.
Hot Potato Jr.- Excellent
4.0
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5. Travel Qwirkle Board Game
An engaging game with easy-to-follow rules, qwirkle is great for younger players.
Travel Qwirkle Board Game
4.0
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6. Santorini Strategy-based Board Game (Best to Use Right Away)
Play against an opponent or team up and play two against two.
Santorini  Strategy-based Board Game
3.5
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7. Latice Strategy Board Game
Simple rules that combine into surprisingly deep strategies as you learn the game.
Latice Strategy Board Game
3.5
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№ 1. Spin Master Games, Quick Cups
 

Design
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Spin Master Games 6026090 2 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches 1.1 pounds
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Includes: 24 picture cards.30 cups (4 sets of 5 colors each).1 bell and 1 instruction sheet. Line up or stack your 5 colored cups to correctly match the order in the picture; ring the bell first, and you earn the card; earn the most: you win. Each beat the bell speed cups card has a picture of 5 colored items. Some are horizontal, like a train; some are vertical, like a stack of teacups. Beat the bell speed cups is for 2-4 players aged 6+. Beat the bell speed cups is a fun & simple color-matching cup stacking game. Blue, red, green, yellow, black: who will correctly rearrange them first.

 

 
Pros
Line up or stack your 5 colored cups
Cons
I have not faced any problems.
 

Are there any reasons to buy simple board gameswith a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your simple board games, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive simple board gamesmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good simple board games is five years.

 

 
№ 2. 4-way Shut The Box Dice Game By Growupsmart (2-4 Players) for Kids + Adults 4 Sided Large Wooden Board Game, 8 Dice + Shut-the-box Rules, Smart Game for Learning Numbers, Strategy + Risk Management
 

Design
4/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
GrowUpSmart 11.8 x 1.4 x 11.8 inches 1.8 pounds
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Fun-filled, simple and addictive. This popular & versatile game is equally stimulating for all ages. Board measures 11.61 x 11.61 x 1.57 inches. Comes with 12 nice number tiles.8 dice and instructions. Classic shut the box square game for 2-4 players, loved by generations of friends and families. A challenging, fast-moving family game that teaches math and quick thinking in an entertaining way. Made of exquisite natural finish hardwood with a green, soft felt playing surface.

 

 
Pros
A challenging
Board measures 11.61 x 11.61 x 1.57 inches
Elegantly crafted
Classic shut the box square game
Cons
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
The product is hard to buy because of a low number of official vendors.
 

How to get a refund for a simple board games?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning simple board games, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

 

 
№ 3. Sumnacon Wooden Peg Solitaire Board Game, Mini High Q Brain Teaser Board Games, Traditional Challenging Board Game for Kids and Adults
 

Design
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Sumnacon 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches 7.2 ounces
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It came in a wooden case, and that’s the way to put all pegs while playing so you dont lose the pegs, the case is not big, easily take it in the backpack, very convenient to play during travel. It’s brilliant and addictive game for most ages, except small children because of the pegs and the risk of swallowing them. Solitaire game is a game of tactics for one player. Wooden board size is 5 inch, peg diameter is about 0.43″/11mm. The balls are placed in the hollows on the board. While it’s not as exciting as electronic toys, it is a definite keeper. It is a perfect toy and present to someone. Brain teaser – it is simple to play and fun. It is very challenging trying to empty the entire board except for a remaining peg in the central hole. A great game to help develop the strategic mind from an early age.

A wonderful, simple, addictive game. The premise is simple: remove all the pegs from the board by hopping over each peg into an open space (like checkers) until you can’t make any more moves. The goal is to end with just a single peg left, and if you’re really good, that single peg in the center hole. Hi-q game – develop your brain and stimulate your potential; cultivate logical thinking ability; it has helped to develop thinking skills, help teach kids logic and thought processing. It is an excellent strategy game. It both can cultivate your iq and eq. Note: the wooden board and pegs are a little small, pls kindly check the size before you purchase. Any idea or question, welcome to send USA the email.

 

 
Pros
A wonderful
Brain teaser
Solitaire game is a game
It came in a wooden case
Cons
It is inconvenient.
Does not have transportation wheels.
 

 

 
№ 4. Hot Potato Jr.- Excellent, Engaging Fun Family Game. Simple Rules and Lots of Laughs.
 

Design
3/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
StemKids 9.7 x 2.4 x 10.1 inches 1.4 pounds
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Think, name, throw creatively – fun fun game. Can you think fast under pressure. This fancy game gives you just a few moments to come up with a proper answer and throw the hot potato into your opponents hands. Get rid of the potato before the time is up so you don’t get burned. Answer quickly, aim well, catch firmly answer quickly, aim well, catch firmly and try not to drop down to the bottom of the board. Features: a fast-paced game, players 2-8, elements 177. This game comes with the free application that it comes convenient timer marking the timeframe within which players have to answer questions during each round. The application makes the game even more attractive as time limits are varied and allotted randomly, so you never know when exactly the potato will burn you. Additionally, the use of this application allows for playing the game almost anywhere on the train, at the airport, at a barbecue party, waiting for your paediatrician, etc.

 

 
Pros
This game comes
Made in poland
Cons
Lacks versatility.
 

 

 
 

Design
2/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
MindWare 52132W 5.5 x 6 x 2 inches 4.8 ounces
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Tactical strategy: featuring a massive amount of in-game choices, including three tiles each of thirty-six possible color-symbol combinations, qwirkle is the perfect game to hone player’s tactical maneuvers, strategical planning, and forward thinking. Will you see the monolithic move that catapults you into first place. Includes: product comes with 108 wooden qwirkle tiles.1 sturdy travel pouch.1 rule book. Easy-to-follow rules: an engaging game with easy-to-follow rules, qwirkle is great for younger players. The rules of the game are basic: simply build lines by matching tiles based on either color or shape, and score points for doing so. However, the ability to build complex combinations will keep children interested and engaged, and challenge them mentally. Games that teach: qwirkle is playable from early ages up, allowing young children and older individuals alike to develop and hone their spacial recognition, planning, and problem solving skills. Plan, win, and learn simultaneously.

Plus, qwirkle is meant to be played without a board, making it the ideal game for when your on-the-go family is waiting in an airport or any other location.

 

 
Pros
Games that teach
Easy-to-follow rules
Tactical strategy
No hassle travel
Cons
Lacks many useful features.
 

 

 
 

Design
2/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Spin Master Games 6039848 2 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches 2.5 pounds
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Santorini is a strategy-based board game that s exhilarating and intellectually challenging. Play together and make family game night even more fun. Play against an opponent or team up and play two against two. Each player is dealt a god card to be used strategically. When you find yourself in a tight spot, break or bend the rules. Race to build your way to the top of a stack of blocks. Use builder pieces and move one space in any direction.

 

 
Pros
Santorini is a strategy-based board game
Each player is dealt a god card
Play against an opponent or team up
Cons
Lacks versatility.
 

 

 
№ 7. Latice Strategy Board Game, The Popular New Family Board Game for Kids and Adults, Challenging Fun for Everyone
 

Design
5/5
 

Size
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Adacio LATICE-SE2 8 x 8 x 2 inches 2.3 pounds
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Includes 84 cardboard tiles.14″ board.4 tile racks.32 acrylic stones, box and instructions (english, german, french, spanish, italian, chinese, japanese and korean). Develops cognitive, spatial recognition, planning and interpersonal skills with no language, age or gender barriers, color-blind accessible through patterns on the tiles. Play at home with the board game or online with the free ios app. Latice is a new classic strategy board game for 2-4 players: you win by being the first to play all of your tiles. Perfect for adults, small parties, kids (ages 6+ years) or families, fun for everyone.

Simple rules that combine into surprisingly deep strategies as you learn the game. 3 minutes to learn.20 minutes to play, a lifetime to master.

 

 
Pros
Latice is a new classic strategy board game
Play at home
Simple rules
Develops cognitive
Cons
Similar products are much cheaper.
Quickly becomes wet due to cheap materials.
 

How did you create this rating list with the best simple board games?

We compared over a hundred of simple board gamesfrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best simple board games for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

How expensive should a good simple board games be?

The best simple board gamesare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to simple board games, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

What do I need to check before choosing a simple board games?

Thanks to the our site, you do not have to worry about anything. Choosing a simple board games on this site is very simple! You can check photographs. read detailed description of any specific simple board games and read various user reviews. Learn from the experience of other people!

How long is the minimum warranty period for an average simple board games?

In the most cases, two-year long warranty period is considered as optimal for simple board games. simple board gameshave a tendency to lose their quality with time. Replacing old simple board gameswith a new model is a much better option than an overpriced lifetime warranty.

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