By Claire Coder
Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2015
Board games are becoming obsolete, and it is a tragedy. The fact of the matter is, board games have been deemed as “boring.” Simply because “board” and “bored” are inconveniently homophones, does not mean that they both can accurately describe games that are played on a table.
Thankfully, Kingmakers*, a Columbus based game parlour, has recognized that sanctity of board games. In effort to revitalize the importance of the games, they have created an atmosphere for young adults to gather around a table, share laughs, and compete. I have recently attended Kingmakers and the experience forced me to reflect on the undervalued, value of board games.
So are you ready for next Saturday’s board game party? Check out these tried and true games.
Ticket to Ride: Rather lengthy, but if strategy is your thing, then this game is for you.
Say Anything: My personal favorite for hearing what people actually think of me. Caution: This game can get very honest, very fast.
Exploding Kittens: Regardless of if you are a cat lover, or want all cats to explode, this exciting card game is for you.
Quoridor: Shorter, but extremely mentally engaging. Comparable to the intricacy of chess.
Platinum Series Baseball: For the TRUE MLB fan and board game fanatic. **
Pretty Pretty Princess: We cannot neglect to acknowledge this beautiful classic. Great game for all ages and genders.
**Platinum Series Baseball: http://platinumseriesbaseball.com/
Claire Coder is a college freshman at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Claire was a participant in the Distinguished Young Women program and was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Ohio for 2015. Learn more about Claire here!