Top 10 Board Games

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(1) Monopoly Dubai

Monopoly Dubai

Dubai is the first city in the Middle East to have its own version of Monopoly..
Monopoly Dubai officially launched and making Dubai the first Middle Eastern city to get its own edition.

his new version, which features Dubai’s biggest and most historic landmarks, is the first Monopoly version that features a Middle Eastern city… It’s also the first to include a mix of landmarks, areas and even a school. Traditionally, Monopoly games include only street names or areas. In fact, the only road to be included is Sheikh Zayed Road.Unsurprisingly, the top spot on the board game is the Burj Al Arab, valued at 400 Monopoly Money.

Next comes Bluewaters Island, followed by popular attractions like Burj Khalifa, Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Marina and Madinat Jumeirah. Mall of the Emirates, Festival City, Al Seef, Global Village, Dubai Opera, Dubai Frame, Dubai Miracle Garden, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, City Walk, La Mer, and Al Fahidi also feature.

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(2) Monopoly

Monopoly

The first official Monopoly game hit the market in 1935, and this game of buying property has been creating real estate titans ever since. The board game requires risk and luck, as players buy and trade properties and try to not get thrown in jail. If you have the funds, players are allowed to buy available properties. You can then make income during the game by charging the other players’ rent if they land on any of the spaces that you own.

In order to win the game, you have to bankrupt your opponents, which can take a while. The idea is to buy enough property on the same part of the board that you create a monopoly and eventually the other players won’t be able to afford to pay your rent anymore.

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(3) Scrabble

Scrabble

Scrabble is a beloved word game. It’s like a giant word jumble with endless possibilities. Players are given a set number of wooden letter tiles to begin, and each letter is assigned a different point value.

You will immediately start analyzing your letter tiles to see what possible word combinations you might be able to create to play the most point-rich words. You’ll want pen and paper nearby to keep track of your scores, and you’ll also probably want a dictionary—it will come in handy when the validity of a word undoubtedly gets challenged. Once one player has used all his or her tiles the game ends and points are tallied, but whoever ends up with the most points is the real winner.

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(4) Twister

Twister

Have you ever played a game of Twister that didn’t end in uncontrollable laughter? One of the few physical board games around, Twister is a classic and for good reason: seeing your friends contort in any way possible to place a left hand on green and a right foot on yellow will never not be funny.

Twister will, as the box promises, have you twisted up in knots and probably doubled over laughing, too. To play, place the game’s large vinyl mat on the floor. The mat has four rows of different colored dots and a cardboard spinner broken up into quadrants that dictates what body part goes on what color dot. You might find yourself in a downward dog or you might find yourself with someone’s rump in your face, but try to hold your position no matter how strange it might seem.

You will definitely be eliminated if you fall, but you also risk elimination if someone catches you resting a knee or elbow on the mat. See who can hold out the longest and become the Twister champion.

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(5) Connect 4

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If it weren’t for the fact that a single Connect 4 match can really be played by two people at a time, we’d place this game higher on our list. Just remember never to announce that you’re about to win—you don’t want to give anything away to your opponent.

What kid doesn’t love a quick game of Connect Four? All you need to do is take turns with another player dropping tokens into the open slots on the game. To win, connect four of your colored tokens as quickly as possible, whether horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You’ll want to be sure to keep an eye on the other player, too. If they have three in a row, you just might need to use your next turn to drop a strategically placed token to prevent them from connecting four of their own. You’d think that with 42 slots for tokens, it would be easy to connect four but, with a worthy adversary, there’s a chance it will come to a draw. No matter the outcome, we bet you can’t just play one round!

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(6) UNO

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The card game par excellence, UNO is the most widely beloved by adults and kids alike. Don’t forget to scream “uno” as loud as you can when you’ve got a single card left—it’s part of the thrill of the game.

All you need to play this fun family game is the Uno card deck. There are no other marbles, spinners, or game pieces required, which makes this quick to clean up and great to take on the go. An Uno deck contains 108 cards—25 cards each in one of four colors, plus 8 special action cards (like Skip and Reverse).

Players take turns matching a card from their hand by number or color to the card in the middle of the game. Players replenish their hands by pulling from the “draw” deck until there are no cards remaining. When a player has just one card left they get to call out “Uno!” as a warning to the other players, which, in our opinion, is one of the best parts of the game. That, and the obligatory victory dance after you win.

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(7) Jenga

jenga board games

We love Jenga for its ease of play. The rules are simple and straightforward, and whether you’re playing solo or with a whole group of folks, this game is always full of suspenseful fun. Setup is quick. Build a tower from the 54 small wooden blocks provided—three blocks wide by 18 blocks high.

Players then take turns removing one block from within the tower and placing it back on the top. Cross your fingers and hold your breath as the tower grows taller and more unstable with every move. See how many rounds you can go before the tower comes crashing down. The last person to successfully place a block before the tower tumbles is considered the winner.

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(8) The Game of Life

The Game of Life

Our survival is nothing but a transaction with air, water, sunlight and earth. At this, our mind and body reacts differently. We can’t imagine ourselves without any of these transactions. It’s our duty to treat them well. Exhausted people never become game-changers. They are only eager to make their own points. You know, it’s a very popular board game, the game of LIFE.

It makes you popular and unpopular both. And seriously it’s a very interesting board game as well, I play with my kids. Yes, it’s a family game. What I found most interesting in this game is it’s trueness that exactly tally with our lives.
Life is a game, our experiences are totally our makings. It depends on how playful we are.

When I first played it with my kids, I was so playfully connected. We seriously need to learn this. Our connectivity is what makes our world. There is an underlying sense of continuity in the game of life.

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(9) LUDO

LUDO board game dubai

Ludo is a time-honored tradition in the West Indies that originated centuries before in India. Like most circle and cross games, Ludo evolved from Pachisi, with which it shares some game mechanics. There are many variations on play.

The object is to get your four Markers “born” and safely “to Heaven” before your opponents and without capture. The roll determines your fate: a 6 causes your Marker to be born and gives you an extra roll. If your opponent lands on a square occupied by one of your Markers, it’s back to Bornless for you. If Lady Luck is on your side you can protect your Markers by placing two in a square to form a Bar and block your opponents. The path to Heaven is rife with exciting twists of fate.

In all variations of play, the first player to get all his or her Markers into Heaven wins.

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(10) Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes & ladders was also called param Padam Indian games in values
Copied by the Britishers changed to the English game titled to snakes and ladders
Another game that originated in India was copied again by Britishers & was retitled as a chess game by Britishers. He created this game & named it moksha Batam or param. Padam was created to teach Hindu values to children.

The ladders represented virtues and snake vices. In the original game, square 12 was faith, 51 was reliability, 57 was generosity, 76 was knowledge, and 78 was asceticism. These were the squares where the ladder was placed.
Square 41 was for disobedience, 44 for arrogance, 49 for vulgarity, 52 for theft, 58 for lying, 62 for drunkenness, 69 for debt, 84 for anger, 92 for greed, 95 for pride, 73 for murder, and 99 for lust. These were the squares where the snake was placed.

The Square 100 represented nirvana or moksha. The top of each ladder portrayed our Hindu gods or one of the various heavens (Kailasa, Vaikuntha, Brahma Loka) and so on.
As the game progressed various actions were supposed to take you up and down the board, we see in our real life.

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