4 Board Game Favorites to Play at Your Next Game Night

By: Karen Dybis | February 28, 2018
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Uno, Monopoly, Trivia Pursuit even Chinese Checkers are just a few classic board games, and we all have our favorites.  Mine was Clue. The entire board was essentially a physical blueprint of the house.  It was so cool! It doesn’t have to be a rainy (or snowy) day around here to dust off some of those board games from you basement. Grab your favorite snacks, (adult) drinks and enjoy these board game at your next game night.


“You sank my Battleship” was the popular commercial slogan for this board game favorite, Battleship. This two player game is played on four grids, two for each player. Before the game begins, each player secretly arranges their ships on their grid. Each ship occupies a number of consecutive squares on the grid, arranged either horizontally or vertically. The number of squares for each ship is determined by the type of the ship. The types and numbers of ships allowed are the same for each player. When all of the squares of a ship have been hit, the ship is sunk, and the ship’s owner announces the infamous “You sank my battleship!

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This is an oldie but goodie. In the game, Risk, the goal is simple: the player that takes the most risk wins the game.  Players aim to conquer their enemies territories by building an army, moving their troops in, and engaging in battle. From betrayal, alliances, and surprise attacks this favorite will be sure to get game night turned up. Defeat all of the enemy troops in a territory to conquer that territory and get one step closer to global conquest! The player who completes his or her secret mission first and reveals the Secret Mission card to prove it,wins.


The Game of Life was America’s first popular board game. The game simulates a person’s travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobs, marriage, and possible children along the way. Two to six players can participate in one game. The board also contains small mountains, buildings, and other three-dimensional objects.The object of the game is to land on the good spaces and collect 100 points. A player could gain 50 points by reaching “Happy Old Age”.


The word mancala comes from the Arabic word meaning “to move”. Mancala, is a generic name for a two-player board game played with small stones, beans and rows of holes, a board or other playing surface. The Mancala board is made up of two rows of six holes, (or pits), each. The object of the game is to capture more stones than your opponent.

Want to have a night on the town and play your favorite board games? Here are some local upcoming events for Adult Game Nights:

Social Game Night
Hosted by Crepes and Games
Wednesday February 28 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Crepes and Games
Howell, MI 

Adult Friday Nights Out
Friday, March 2 at 6:30 PM
Always Brewing Detroit
Detroit, MI

Board Game Night at Mr. B’s
Hosted by The Loaded Die
Tuesday, March 6 at 5 PM – 10 PM
Mr. B’s Pub
Royal Oak, MI

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