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As of recently, I’ve has a lot of time on my hands. Like a lot. So, in response to all this free time, my family and I have taken up an old favorite activity of ours: board games. I remember playing Monopoly and Sorry with my parents after school. It would always turn heated because nobody is more competitive than my father beside me. Playing board games with my parents and siblings are some of the most vivid and vibrant memories that I have of my childhood, and I’m actually really glad that I’m back home to relive some of my favorite childhood memories. So, without further ado, here are 4 board games that have serious entertainment and nostalgia value!


It’s a classic for a reason. A game of strategy and planning that just satisfies everyone. I love monopoly because it’s a game for the whole family. The only thing to be aware of is how long this game can take: seriously, an intense game of Monopoly can last two hours. Even with the long-time commitment, I think it’s a game worth playing regularly!


Jenga’s a great game to play when you don’t want to invest much time or do much thinking, but it still maintains the excitement value of more time-consuming board games. Jenga is a good game to play in smaller groups. The sounds of someone else crashing the stack of Jenga blocks is never-endingly gratifying.

Connect Four

Another game that doesn’t take up much time is Connect Four. Connect Four is best played in pairs so that you don’t have to take turns. For me, playing this game inevitably conjures up memories of classrooms and Christmas Eve with my family. It’s an overall feel good game that kills some time while allowing for fun family bonding time.


Sorry is a board game similar to Monopoly. It’s a game of strategy and luck that’s absolutely infuriating to lose. It’s a great game to play in groups of three or more. Sorry doesn’t last quite as long as Monopoly, but the game can drag on a bit. This game is definitely a must-play for any board game aficionado.

I hope you guys give these games a chance and enjoy playing them as much as I have!


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Brianna is a sophomore at BU studying International Relations with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa.
Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.