New Year’s Eve Game Night!

Board games are a great way to bring people together!

Whether your heading to the cottage, on vacation or staying home, board games are a great way to engage, learn from each other and have fun with friends and family. Here are some party game suggestions based on the size of your party for a fun filled new year's evening in!

A Game For Two

HiveGames for two can really be fun and challenging! Whether you have a little one in bed or want to spend some quality time together Hive would be the perfect game for an evening in for two!

Hive is a two player game that is all about strategy. The object of the game is to surround your opponent’s queen but at the same time keep yours safe.

PandemicPandemic is game that can be played by 2-4 people. It’s a team game where you work together to eradicate the four diseases that have broken out in the world.  Players must plan their strategy to mesh with their specialists' strengths and leverage each other’s in order to conquer the diseases. Cure the four diseases and you win! This is a great game for couples to play, a real test to their communication and cooperation skills!

A Night In With Friends

Settlers of Catan is an award winning game of discovery, settlement and trade that is played with 3-4 people. Settlers of Catan Pirates and ExplorersWhen your ships finally hit land on the coast of an unchartered island, just named Catan, you race against other discoverers to settle the island!

The 2013 expansion release, Explorers & Pirates is played on the base game and contains a number of new game mechanisms that add new obstacles for seasoned Catan players to expand your strategy!

Ticket to RideFor a group of four, Ticket to Ride works perfectly! It’s a race across the country to claim as many railway routes as you can. This adventurous game is very easy to learn and can get intense when you have to decide between adding more cards to your hand, or losing a critical route to another player. 

The Game of ThingsThe Game Of Things can really set the tone of the evening! It is an incredibly funny and fast-paced game that can be played with four or more players. The goal is to create answers that are funny, bizarre or misleading based on the prompt. The object of Things isn't to create a winner; it’s to create laughter which may be just the thing you are looking for in your night in with close friends or family.

 Apples to applesFor larger groups, up to 10 people, Apples to Apples is the party game of crazy combinations! Match things to descriptions to create combinations that are hilarious, outrageous or just downright silly. There are so many cards and combinations, it’ll never be the same game twice! This makes this game great for larger groups where some people may have previous experience playing the game.

We hope this inspires you to grab a few friends and spend some real time together solving problems, critically thinking and making each other laugh. Memories and experiences can be the best gift!
Written By: Cheryl Flood
Cheryl Flood

After 10 years as a hobby wholesaler, Cheryl decided to open Hobby and Toy Central to engage closer with the kid in all of us, developing minds, talent and promoting some good old fashion fun! Cheryl is known for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list in minutes. 

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