In the pre-videogame era, board game nights were a fantastic way for family and friends to get together and have a communal experience playing all sorts of fun titles. Proving once more that everything old is new again, board games are currently enjoying something of a renaissance, with titles based on movie and TV properties in a way not seen since the 1970s and the glory days of these fun diversions. (In this isn’t even touching upon the fun that can be had in collectible card gaming).
Why there was even a recent movie, Game Night, about this very topic. Well, sort of.
For this week’s Sunday Funday post, we wanted to introduce you to five different tabletop titles — from role-playing titles to a demented twist on a classic war strategy fame — that you will love. So call up your friends, order some food, and let the gaming begin!
The perfect entry into the Star Wars roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels, The Force Awakens Beginner Game introduces a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure that carries you from the sands of Jakku deep into the heart of a mystery that could change the course of the galaxy. Set during the rule of the New Republic and just prior to the events of The Force Awakens, The Force Awakens Beginner Game contains everything you and up to four friends need to start playing your parts part in the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance. You don’t need any previous knowledge of roleplaying to get started. Just open the box, select your character, and let the Force flow through you. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advance your story with every roll.
In The Hobbit Board Game, embark on a great adventure based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary novel, The Hobbit.Try to safely navigate your way to the Lonely Mountain and reclaim all the treasure that the evil dragon Smaug is hiding… but beware – the treasure is fiercely guarded and must be won in battle! Will you trade your jewels for adventure points? Can you successfully answer the riddles or recite the songs? Do you have the courage to steal a jewel right from under Smaug’s nose? On this adventure you’ll travel through the Edge of the Wild, the Misty Mountains, the Carrock, Mirkwood, Long Lake, and finally confront the Desolation of Smaug. Each terrain will yield magical encounters and valuable treasure. All your wit, luck and skill will be tested. Are you up to the challenge to be crowned King Under the Mountain? This is the game that will entertain and enchant you time and time again!
Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time Daring Adventure Game is a cooperative game that captures the epic journey of the upcoming theatrical release as players take on the role of the story’s main characters, Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin and work together to solve mathematical puzzles, decode secret messages and tesser to new locations to rescue Mr. Murry and get home.
Deadpool makes his mark on adult gaming in Deadpool vs the World, a hilarious party game for mature audiences. Featuring 100 custom illustrations of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations, players face off against their friends by filling in the blanks on Caption cards to provide the most outrageous explanations of the Merc with a Mouth’s predicaments. The player who best describes Deadpool’s compromising situations wins the game.
Play the classic game of strategic conquest with a Rick And Morty twist. This custom Risk edition features factions of beings from the show, vying for control of Planets and Locations along the Central Finite Curve. The five power driven factions will be Mythologs, Robot Dogs, Gazorpians, Post-Apocalyptic People, and of course, the U.S. Government. Each faction will have it’s own Leader that grants extra power in the territory the Leader occupies.
Sunday Funday is a weekly feature showcasing the best in contemporary and classic movie/TV/pop culture-based toys and collectibles.