When it comes to getting teenagers involved in social activities like board games, it's tricky. An unlimited supply of TV and films on the internet is a hard thing to beat. Writing as someone who was recently a teenager (4 years ago is recent, right?), I don't mind the stereotype - I was anti-social! Luckily, there are board and card games out there to involve everyone in the family, and lure your teen away from hours of reading articles about charity work and community building, because that's definitely what they're doing. Yep. Want a few more teenage board game ideas? Check out our full teenage game collection!
1. Boss Monster - 2-4 players, 20 minutes, £20
Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Boss Monster was inspired by a love of classic video games and players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. Pixelated monsters and video game fun without the video games? Check! It's a teenager's dream card game!
2. One Night Ultimate Vampire - 3-10 players, 10 minutes, £20
The brand new One Night Ultimate Vampire is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role: The nefarious Vampire, the well-meaning Cupid, the sneaky Assassin, or others, each with a special ability. In the course of a single evening, your village will decide who among them is a vampire...because all it takes is finding one vampire to win! Just like Mafia and Werewolf - more teenage board game favourites - this teaches any player how to lie, and how to lie well (not that they need the lesson).
3. Legendary: Marvel Deck Building - 1-5 players, 45 minutes, £50
In Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, players choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.). Building up their recruitment powers and fighting ability, players will attack, defeat and collect villains, making it the ultimate showdown between good and evil, and the game of choice for any Marvel movie fan!
Want a few more teenage board game ideas? Check out our full collection!