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Awesome Board Game Suggestions

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We love board games! Board games bring friends and loved ones together, help us exercise our critical thinking, and are great ways to pass the time. Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite board games that we think you should check out. Next time you host a game night in your Trailside45 apartment in Traverse City, MI, make sure you add a few of these suggestions to your game list.

Spyfall 2

“Spyfall is played over several rounds, and at the start of each round, all players receive cards showing the same location — except that one player receives a card that says ‘Spy’ instead of the location. Players then start asking each other questions — ‘Why are you dressed so strangely?’ or ‘When was the last time we got a payday?’ or anything else you can come up with — trying to guess who among them is the spy. The spy doesn't know where he is, so he has to listen carefully. When it's his time to answer, he'd better create a good story!” This is a fun bluffing game for up to 12 players.


Ice Cool

“The lunch break is almost there and all of the young penguins would finally get the fish they’ve been craving. However, some rascals think they are quick enough to snatch some of the fish before the lunch break starts, but they have forgotten one thing – the Hall Monitor! Each school day one of the penguins is designated to watch over the school, and this is his moment to shine – for each rascal penguin he catches he would get additional fish!” This is a great dexterity game for 2 to 4 players.



“The prosperous Kingdom of Greengully, ruled for centuries by the Forever King, has issued a decree to its citizens to colonize the vast lands beyond its borders. In an effort to start a new village, the Forever King has selected 6 citizens for the task, each of whom has a unique set of skills they use to build their charter.” For 1 to 6 Players, ages 10 and up.


Century Spice Road

“Discover the beauties of the spice trading road and its colorful markets with the amazing artwork by [internationally] renowned artist Fernanda Suárez.” For 2 to 5 Players, ages 8 and up.


Have a few board games you’d like to add to this list? Share your suggestions in the comments below.