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Poker players and flexible debaters who can take any side of any issue. But you'll delight in discovering how to use your very limited resources to string together clever combinations of card effects, which will reap you satisfying rewards or heaps of victory points. There's a lot of unexpected depth here, and it takes skill to come out on top in this battle of dastardly backstabbing. You can categorize board games in many different ways, organizing them by skill level, player count, or play time. For me, the infusion of technology mutes a bit of the spark—that ephemeral mix of friends and cardboard cutouts, plastic figurines and face-to-face interaction—that makes boardgames so joyful. As icing on the cake, this game's free accompanying app makes set-up a breeze - especially for sessions with more players. There are analogues for Godzilla and King Kong, of course, but let's not forget about Space Penguin who can freeze enemies with his ice-ray. But to me, A Game of Thrones has always been about the board game. Will I win? Can you? Up to five players take turns drawing hands of five cards—each card featuring a single letter and a reward—to spell a single word. The only downside is the price - it's eye-watering. Fans of Clue, assemble - this is a cool alternative to get your teeth into. Their job? However, Gloomhaven will keep you going for months on end. It was one of the first challenging board games that Wirecutter writer Anna Perling personally tried years ago, and she still gets together with friends every few months to play it. To help save you money along the way, we've also thrown in a few discounts where possible. It's earnest and entirely adorable. Grab Pandemic Legacy edition. (1-800-342-7377)

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