Get on board

Jun 15, 2012, 08:46 IST | Ruchika Kher

Though the rains have eluded the city until now, it's only a matter of time before the outdoorsy soul will feel trapped indoors when it sets in. Fret not. With a cuppa, piping-hot snacks and a bunch of friends for company, bring out your board games. Here are six cracker options that will keep you hooked and entertained to stay indoors on a rain-soaked day

Two old favourites

Try the age-old guessing word game where teams with players try to identify specific words from their teammates’ drawings, to win points.

Snakes and Ladders
This is a game that everyone has played. However, it still remains a game that can be played over and over again. Rolling the dice determines whether you will climb the ladder to the top or get bitten by a snake.

This traditional game is not only fun, but helps you learn. Shisima is about rapid movement of pieces on the board. Designed to increase mathematical knowledge, it is a perfect combination of unlimited fun and learning.

Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game
This is based on the best-selling phone application that got everyone hooked. This game features three angry birds, green pigs, one slingshot-style launcher, structure pieces and mission cards. Players draw a card and build the structure shown before their opponents launch an angry bird in an attempt to knock it and the pigs down to win points.

Be the master of strategy with Othello. You can choose to play black or white coins. All you need to do is flip your opponent’s coins to your colour by trapping them between yours. Moves happen at lightning speed. 

This classic detective game is a hot favourite of many board game lovers. One murder, a handful of suspects, enough clues. A perfect game for detectives to figure out who the murderer is, which was the weapon used and the room in which it was done.

Game of Life
This is a perfect game for the family. Spin the wheel of fortune for fun and points. Games available at leading gamestores.

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