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Board Games That Cure Lockdown Boredom!


With the recent Covid-19 pandemic, people generally have more free time than they have had in a while. Many people aren’t working right now, and it remains to be seen what will happen to schools. Not only that, but most people are staying home and unable to gather in large groups. If you do see your friends, masks should be worn and social distancing rules should be adhered to. This increase in free time and lack of being able to see friends or do a variety of things you used to do, can lead to a lot of boredom.

One of the best ways to fight back against this boredom is to break out the board games. While video games have become quite popular, board games are still on the rise and tons of people are playing them. You can play them with your family, or even with your friends as long as you follow the pandemic-related rules in your area. But which are some of the best to rid yourself of that boredom? Without any further ado, let’s look at a few board games that can cure your lockdown boredom and let you have a little bit of fun.

A Tabletop RPG


While not technically a board game to some, a tabletop RPG is the perfect way to relieve yourself of that lockdown boredom. The most popular is Dungeons & Dragons, but there are several different options you can try out. They are easy to get started with, and can allow for a ton of creativity, fun and problem solving.

Many can even be played online, a method which has become much more popular in recent months. Also, these tabletop RPG games can offer endless entertainment as there are always new ways to play, new characters to try and even new games you could try out.

Of course, make sure that you have all of the necessary accessories to play these games. Thankfully, there are several online retailers (such as D20 Collective) that can help you out with all of your tabletop RPG needs from dice, to boxes, to journals and more.



Monopoly is a classic board game, especially among families. It is very easy to play, simple to understand and people of nearly all ages can play. It can be fun for two people, but up to 8 can play. This ensures that your whole family will be able to participate. The name of the game is to acquire properties and eventually end the game with the most money. It can be a lot of fun, and allows for a lot of strategy, with a little bit of luck as well.

There are also dozens of different kinds of Monopoly that you can play. They all share pretty much the same rules, only with different boards, properties and locations. However, before you play, be sure to work out the rules you and your family will use. If not, there are sure to be some disagreements which can lead to heated arguments.



Scrabble is a very popular word game in which two players use letter tiles to build words on a board and try to get the highest score possible. Each tile has a particular letter, each with its own score. The board also has some spaces that award extra points per word or per letter. It is perfect for the couple bored at home, with nothing to do.

Once all the tiles are used, the person with the highest score wins. Every time you play the game it is different as different words are created and different spaces are used, so it’s always a unique experience. There is also online scrabble and other similar games that can also be played online if you can meet in person with your friends or family.



Clue is a popular game for people of all ages, so the entire family can play. The game is all about racing against the other players to decipher what crime took place inside a mansion. This game is all about collecting facts quicker than your opponents, and using questions to deduct what took place. It is best played with at least three people, but several more can play as well.

Once you feel you have the right answer, you’re able to make a guess. However, be sure it’s a good one, as once you make a guess, and it’s not right, you lose! This game is great for building up problem solving skills, allows for a lot of critical thinking, and can simply be a fun game to play.

In conclusion, any of these board games can be an incredible way to spend time with your family or friends during the lockdown. Of course, there are hundreds of other board games out there that you can consider playing as well.

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