10 Best Board Games For Adults 2008
Curious about the 10 best board games for adults from 2008? A number of board games not targeted at children will never be advertised on national television. Cranium was one of the few board games for adults to be marketed on television. The top 10 adult board games for the past five years have been compiled on this list.
- Ticket to Ride. Ticket to Ride was very popular in 2008. Players compete to build railroads across Europe and the United States in a later expansion. The winning player achieves victory by scoring a certain number of points. The basic rules are simple and it does not take long to play. These features make it one of the best board games of the decade.
- Gloom. Gloom is actually a card game, but its sick tone make is suitable only for adults. The goal of Gloom is to take charge of a family and make its members as miserable as possible before killing the family members. The player with the highest amount of misery at the end of the game wins.
- Wings of War. Wings of War is a simple flight game that takes about an hour to play. The rules for this high-flying game that appeals to adult historical war gamers are simple, and the lack of dice to resolve combat is an interesting feature. The fact that this can be extended into a miniatures game but does not have to be one earns it a spot as one of the best games of 2008.
- Red November. Fantasy Flight Games has taken over the role that was once occupied by Avalon Hill. Bookshelf games take a long time to play. The concept behind Red November causes it to make the list of the best games of the 2008 season. You are a gnome who has been given command of a submarine. Unfortunately, it is sinking. You have got to get yourself and your crew off the submarine safely.
- Arkham Horror. The chance to journey into the 1920s and 1930s world of H.P. Lovecraft, go insane and die to cultists makes this one of the more interesting board games to come out this decade. The play for Arkham Horror is cooperative rather than competitive. The game is suitable for teenagers, but this board game is scary enough that only adults should play it.
- Cranium. Cranium comes in editions for both adults and kids, but this board game was initially marketed as a toned-down version of "Double Dare" for people over the age of 18. The rules of this game required players to show different talents, causing it to be one of the top games in 2008.
- Khronos. This time-travel concept game is intriguing, but the object is not always clear. The idea is that the players can travel through time at will. A winner earns victory by gaining control of the time stream and causing the world of the future or the past to bend to his will.
- Dominion. Dominion is a card game that plays like a board game. Fans of games with medieval settings will find the idea simple enough to follow. While this is not the most fun game of 2008, it provides a surprisingly complex strategy and only takes 30 minutes to play.
- Livingstone. This top board game lets players search for a missing doctor. They must solve this mystery by searching in Africa. The search is only a part of the game. Players must also maintain favor with Queen Victoria in order to qualify for final victory at the end of the game.
- Fact or Crap. Show off your intelligence or your bluffing skills in one of the best board games for adults to come out this decade. You read the facts and the other players must decide whether they are true or false.