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Top 10 board games to have on your shelf

From card-based party games, to strategy games, here are the top 10 boards games you can’t afford to miss out on

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Mar 22, 2016 20:07 IST
As told to Poorva Joshi

Top five trending games in India right now

Taboo-A word game suitable for parties and family gatherings. The player has to enable his partner to guess the word without using clues from a specified list.

Taboo.

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Scattergories - A creative-thinking category-based party game. To score points, one must uniquely name objects within a set of categories, given an initial letter.

Scattergories

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Fungish –A time-bound game, players must find and play tiles on the easel to get fellow players to guess as many words on a card as they can.

Funglish.

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Word On the Street - A tug of war of sorts, with letters, players – individually or in teams – try to claim letter tiles from the board.

Word on the Street.

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Sequence - A mild card strategy game, the objective is to form rows of five to six poker chips.

Sequence.

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Top five internationally trending games

Settler Of Catan - A relatively new game developed in 1995, this trading strategy-based game sees players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to develop holdings while trading resources.

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Cards Against Humanity - An adult party game, players complete fill-in-the-blank statements using phrases printed on playing cards.

Cards Against Humanity.

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7 Wonders - Created in 2010, this card-oriented travel game is played using three decks of cards featuring depictions of ancient civilisations, military conflicts and commercial activity.

7 Wonders.

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Codename - Barely a year old, this mild strategy game requires players in teams to identify their team’s secret agents, based on their code names.

Codenames.

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Bad Medicine - A party game, the player’s goal is to create names and advertisements for new drugs to cure the current Malady, while downplaying the side effects.

Bad Medicine.

- By Mihir Vorra, co-founder, Mumbai Boardgames Bash