10 board games that aren’t scrabble


Black mirror stitching

Inspired by the Black mirror Episode “Nosedive”, this game challenges players to create a perfect life by collecting possession cards and dodging any damage to their reputation along the way. In combination with the compatible iOS and Android application, the game offers more than 1000 unique scenarios.

Black Mirror Nosedive, $ 34.95, available at gameology.com.au

Hasbro Mystery Date Catfished Parody Board Game

Your favorite Mystery Date childhood board game has received an adult update for the digital age. The object of the game is to find your true love in the dodgy world of online dating while being careful not to get caught out.

Hasbro Mystery Date Catfished Parody Board Game

Hasbro Mystery Date Catfished Parody board game, $ 34, available at toysrus.com.au

Moose Games Bananagrams

Like a chaotic version of Scrabble, Bananagrams sees players running around to use all of their letters as quickly as possible to build words. Letters don’t get any points and there are no “laps” – just a mad dash to the finish line.

Moose Games Bananagrams

Moose Games Bananagrams, $ 29.99, available at myer.com.au

The gin game

Do you like gin? Look no further, The Gin Game is your new favorite board game. A game of twists and turns, it will test your knowledge of gin as you navigate the board. To complete the picture, why not make yourself a glass of gin to sip while you play? It would be rude not to!

The gin game

The Gin Game, $ 41.49, available at iwantoneofthose.com

Sunnylife Mega Tour Jumbling

Okay, you’ll probably want to set this one up on your floor instead of the table. It’s everyone’s favorite classic block game, but in a giant form. Stack the rainbow blocks and grab another member of your household (or more) to play. Timberrr!

Sunnylife Mega Tour Jumbling

Sunnylife Mega Jumbling Tower, $ 129.95, available at Sunnylife.com.au

Ridley Famous Women Quiz

Test your knowledge of the world’s most famous women – past and present. With 140 question cards centered on famous women, this trivia game will not only keep you entertained for hours, it can be educational too!

Ridley Famous Women Quiz

Ridley Famous Women Quiz, available at myer.com.au

Hasbro Board Games Trivial Pursuit 2000s

Obsessed with the 2000s? U.S. too. Now you can relive your favorite era with this 2000s-centric version of Trivial Pursuit. Like previous versions of the game, it offers questions in six categories: Places, Entertainment, Events, Arts, Science and Technology, and Sports and Hobbies.

Hasbro Trivial Pursuit 2000 Board Games

Hasbro Board Games Trivial Pursuit 2000, $ 29.99, available at myer.com.au

Printworks Movie Geek Trivia Game

Movie buffs and pop culture fans, this one’s for you. Get ready to put your cinema knowledge to the ultimate test with this fun trivia game. The rules are simple: your opponent must guess the name of the actor and a title of a movie in which he is playing.

Printworks Movie Geek Trivia Game

Printworks Movie Geek Trivia Game, around $ 43.65 after currency conversion, available at anthropologie.com

Escape Room the Game – 4 Pieces Plus Chrono Decoder

Work with your playmates to solve puzzles and find clues to find a way out of the “escape room” in 60 minutes. Like playing an escape room in the real world, you will need to use strong teamwork, communication, ingenuity, creativity, and logic to be successful.

Escape Room the Game - 4 Pieces Plus Chrono Decoder

Escape Room le Jeu – 4 Pieces Plus Chrono Decoder, $ 59.99, available at myer.com.au

Cards Against Humanity

Billed as a “party game for horrible people,” Cards Against Humanity is not a game for the soft of heart. The aim of the game ? Each turn a player will ask a question from a black card and the other participants must play their most shocking, vulgar or funniest card in response. If you play with children, a version rated PG for ages 8 and up is also available and you can download it for free at cartescontrel’humanitéfamilyedition.com.

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity, $ 44, available at target.com.au


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