Kate's favorite card and board games
Blokus Game is a game of strategy and skill that challenges players to keep their color string going while plotting to block out their opponents. With Blokus Game, each player starts in a corner and must plot how to position the 21 differently shaped game pieces on the 400 square Blokus board to continue building a color snake by only touching the corners of their color pieces.
A large group of friends can't do better than the Bohnanza card game for a fun, social game. Up to 7 people can play this very interactive card game and laugh the whole time. With a unique game mechanic, it'll also give you a refreshing change from Rummy-style card games.
Dvonn's great materials and fast, elegant gameplay will be a big winner with you and your gaming partner. At only 20 minutes a game, you can have rematch after rematch and try to outwit your best friend or worst enemy.
Argentina at the beginning of 19th century. The pastures of the pampas seem to go on forever. You have enough money to buy land and cattle to build a small hacienda.
Killer Bunnies Blue Starter Deck
Killer Bunnies is a fast paced, action filled card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies.
You've run out of gas - do you have a Gasoline card? You've got a flat tire - have you got a spare? Use the deck's special cards to overcome hazards and put obstacles in your opponents' path. Stop them with a Red Light, impose a Speed Limit, cause a Breakdown.
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Admit it. You love it.
In the wild rapids of the Niagara River, fearless canoers battle the water and each other to collect gems along the riverbank. Of course, the most valuable gems are found furthest down-river, close to the waterfall. Yes, there is a waterfall, and careless canoers can fall over the waterfall. Also, players must return collected gems to land in order to be counted.
A humourous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: hollocaust! Two to six players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: If everyone is wiped out - nobody wins!
Lead your dynasty through 2000 years of history in ancient Egypt. Gather as much fame and honor as possible. Place the most pharaohs. Establish unequalled monuments and use the fertility of the Nile. But don't neglect your people and their culture. And pay homage to the gods -- lead by the sun god Ra -- otherwise the fame of your dynasty is quickly lost.
Congratulations, citizen! Your application to enter the race for the office of mayor of Rocketville has been approved. Please report immediately to the Central Launchpad ... your campaign is about to begin.
Thurn and Taxis
Do you have the talent to connect the right cities to create an effective network and not lose sight of the need to acquire new carriages when they are needed? Plan your moves carefully and watch your opponents’ moves carefully, so you are prepared to respond to them.
Top Secret Spies
The Top Secret Spies board game was a revelation to use at Rainy Day Games when we first played it. Everyone is familiar with the strategy board game genre. You try to maximise your position while limiting or destorying your opponents. But what happens to your standard strategy board game when you have no idea which player controls which piece. And which piece you control youself is your most closely guarded secret?
Another of the fun, light train games, TransAmerica is the number one choice because it's not a card game, it's a standard board game without a lot of the complexity (particularly economic)of other train games. You'll play this game with kids or non-gamers and they'll love the train theme without being overwhelmed.