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1.A traditional game of Scrabble to test your word-making abilities. You'd better have a dictionary nearby because you're gonna need it.
2.Or a Harry Potter Scrabble if that's more your cup of tea. It follows most of the rules as an old-school Scrabble game but spells, potion names, characters from the series, and wizarding locations all count as words.
3.A retro Yahtzee — another traditional game that'll have you pulling out your lucky rabbit's foot before each roll.
4.Mancala because I am about to crush you with colorful glass stones. I take Mancala very seriously if you couldn't tell.
5.Monopoly Fortnite so you can boogie bomb the millennials or Gen Z'ers in this battle royale version of classic Monopoly. It has many of the same elements as the video game: Tilted Towers, loot chests, the storm, and even the battle bus. So, where we dropping boys?
6.Patchwork to put your thinking skills to good use. Your task is to create a beautiful quilt. Seems easy right? Well, you also have keep track of your resources while trying to make a blanket that's more beautiful than your opponent's.
7.A folding magnetic chess set if you're getting ~board~ with other games. Also, you probably watched The Queen's Gambit like everyone else and their mother and you fancy yourself a chess whiz.
8.A fun game of checkers that'll no doubt bring out your competitive side. The board is reversible so you get two games in one: checkers and tic-tac-toe!
9.Or Chinese checkers for testing your tactical skills. Can you get all your colored pegs to the opposite side of the board?
10.Cribbage because now is the perfect time to finally learn how to play. And once you get going, a game will only take you ~30 minutes so you can try plenty of times.
11.Jenga so you can get your daily adrenaline rush as you remove a block and hope your giant tower doesn't come crumbling down.
12.Or Jenga Throw 'n Go to add another element of surprise to your game. The roll of a dice determines which color block you have to remove.
13.A indoor foosball table if you'd rather be on the pitch right now but are practicing safe social distancing.
14.A fast and frantic word-building game called Bananagrams that'll challenge your spelling skills and finger speed.
16.A stimulating game of pick-up sticks because it's a fun challenge that's like the opposite of pick up sticks. Test your fine motor skills as you attempt to balance colored sticks on without disturbing the rest of the pile.
18.A stylish backgammon set to give you a new game to master. Your goal is to remove all your colored pieces from the board.
19.Santorini (no, not the Greek island — though we could all use a trip there right now!), a strategy game if you were one of those kids who was obsessed with Greek mythology.
20.A 3D tic-tac-toe set that'll take you back to your childhood, except you're no longer playing on a piece of notebook paper.
21.Or a more complex multi-level tic tac toe board for kids and adults who want to try something new. You can win three ways: getting three same-sized pieces in a row, lining up three different-sized pieces in ascending or descending order, or positioning three concentric circles in one spot.
22.A strategy-based railroad-building game like Ticket to Ride because it'll take you on a journey across North America without you ever having to leave your home (or even the couch!). It's also Alexa-compatible; just say, "Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride" and you'll have a digital tour guide *or* a virtual opponent.
23.Villainous, a game where you play as Disney baddies so you can finally see evil triumph — y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.
24.A 4-in-1 game table to keep you entertained when you don't know what to play. It comes with air hockey, foosball, table tennis, and billiards.
25.A tabletop cornhole set if you're a Midwest transplant and missing home a little bit. We'll save the bags vs. baggo vs. beanbags vs. cornhole debate for another day.
26.Codenames Duet, a co-op version of my favorite word-association game that'll encourage team bonding because guess what — you're both on the same team!
27.The Exploding Kittens card game for fans of felines and flare-ups — but not together. The objective is to use your action cards to avoid the exploding kitten and outlast your opponents.
28.Forbidden Island, another co-op card game, because capturing sacred treasures from a sinking island is more rewarding when you do it together.
30.Sushi Go! to ~maki~ quarantining a bit more fun. This fast-paced, strategy-based card game is a favorite that'll entertain even the biggest grouch. Still on the fence? Just ~roe~ with it and get it!
31.Unstable Unicorns if — and let's get right to the ~point~ — you and your opponent have a strong enough relationship that it can handle a little backstabbing. The goal is to fill your stable with a unicorn army while hilariously screwing over your rival.
32.Blokus, a tile-placing game that'll challenge your spatial reasoning. Each player is trying to fit as many of their pieces on the board as possible while simultaneously blocking their opponent.
33.A trivia game because you secretly think you're a genius. Well, here are over 400 questions that'll test your knowledge of random factoids.
34.Cake Duel, a light-hearted bluffing game so you can put your poker face to the test.
35.Beat That! — a game of challenges to see who comes out on top. You've been quarantining with your partner or roommate long enough that you already know who the best cook is. Now it's time to find out who has the best singing skills while gargling mouthwash.
36.Overcooked! 2 so you and your S.O. can test your communication skills while completing as many recipes as possible within a certain amount of time. Oh wait, I almost forgot to mention that you have to do all of this while navigating moving platforms and avoiding exploding mines, pedestrians, and even aliens.
37.Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to test your combined alien-fighting abilities. Each player controls a different part of the spaceship (like steering and the cannons), so you have to work together to navigate your way out of danger while blasting baddies.
38.Luigi’s Mansion 3, a Nintendo Switch exclusive if you're ready to join forces to take on the poltergeists that have captured your friends.
39.Snipperclips, another Switch exclusive that'll require you and your teammate to put on your thinking caps to solve various puzzles, like carrying objects from point A to point B and popping balloons.
40.Portal 2, a puzzle platformer because even though it's an oldie (and by old I mean it was released in 2011), it's considered by some to be one of the greatest video games ever.
41.Or Fitness Boxing, another Switch exclusive to encourage you and your roommate to get active without ever having to leave the apartment.
42.Words With Friends, a fan-favorite app game to stay connected when you can't be with your friends and family.
43.Crossy Road, a retro Frogger-style arcade phone app game if your only goal for today is to get your character from point A to point B without getting run over. Take your competition to the next level and go head to head using the split-screen format if you're playing on the same device.
44.Badland, an adventure phone app game that'll wow you with its critically acclaimed art style. The objective is to take your blob through the obstacle course, and it has both co-op and competitive modes.
45.Duel Otters, an adorable phone app game for going head to head against your competitor in a series of mini games, including matching contests, speed-clicking matches, and batting competitions.
46.A deck of cards because you don't need a fancy game board and a million pieces to have fun.
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