What Types Of Board Games Would You Want To Play In A SHTF Situation? Prepping

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From the moment I started prepping I began thinking of what kinds of interesting board games would I like to play with my husband, family, and friends to help uplift spirits and pass the time for when in an SHTF situation. Then I thought back to games we used to play back in the day as kids and I found some interesting ones by searching online. These are some of the games we already have and some others I would definitely want to have on hand.

Check out the board games I have listed below and see how many you remember, would consider playing or already know about.

Betty Boop (World Tour) -Opoly, Spaceopoly, Catopoly, Monopoly City, Gardenopoly, Bird Bingo, Cat Bingo, Small World, Cribbage, Sequence, Blokes, Clues, Parcheesi, Scrabble, Twister, Connect Four, Bend domino, Rummikub, Farkle, Apples, Trivial Pursuit, Charades, Chicken Run, Spot It, Qwirkle, Mancala, Labyrinth, Operation, Head Bandz, Pop-Omatic Trouble, Domination, Dark Ages Expansion, Pandemic, Horseopoly, The Game Of Life, Clues, Battleship, Ticket To Ride, 1000 piece puzzles, White Mountain Puzzles: like Candy Wrappers & Gum Wrappers, Sorry, Banana grams, Balderdash, Chutes, and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Chess, Candy Land, Pictionary, Scrabble, Scattergories, Michigan Rummy, Flags Around THe World, Payday, Gin, Brain Games, Wits End, Eye Found It, Sequence, Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Game, Connect Four, Othello, Crazy 8 card game, The Hobbit, Mouse Trap, Five Crowns Card Game, Chinese Checkers, Backgammon, Parcheesi, Stratego, Family Feud, Aggravation, Othello, Upwards, Blokus, The Logo Game, lots of different types of Coloring Books, Dots and Mazes coloring books too.


And so here are some of the newer more expensive types of games being played these days…

Agriola, Yedo, Smashup, Ascension, Cosmic Encounters, A Game Of Thrones, Chicken Ceasar, Sheriff, Surburvia, China Town, Risk, The Manhattan Project, Dixit, Energy Empire, Netrunner, Merchantile, Stockpile, Space Alert, Risk Legacy, The Gallerist, Westminster, The Election Game, Dominion, One Night, Steamboat Bally, Innovation, Codename, Forbidden Dessert, New Angeles, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Tzolkin, Splendor, Arula, Ravensburger The Castles Of Burgundy, Thungerworks, Cephalofair Games, Goomhaven Forgotten, Terraforming Mars, Fire Tower, Imperial Struggle, Lift Off, Maracaibo, Spirit Island.






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6 Responses to What Types Of Board Games Would You Want To Play In A SHTF Situation? Prepping

  1. I would look into long term reusable co-op campaign games such as Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Hero Quest, Kingdom; Death Monster, Mice and Mystics, etc. These games are more expensive but they have several advantages;

    A regular meet becomes something definitive to look forward to as you advance through the narrative of the games and see your work build and pay off over time, allowing for a greater emotional investment.

    These games are modular, allowing for the pieces from base games to be used to create new custom quests when the originals are used up, encouraging creativity and hobby work essential for good mental health.

    The cooperative nature is good for team building and critical thinking as a group, and doesn’t foster any hard feelings when someone is regularly losing or winning.

    A single purchase of games and expansions can be pricey but are almost always worth the price in hours of playable content and will be much more valuable in a world without money.

    Tabletop roleplaying games share this feature of being a one time purchase and then highly modular and customizable and I would also make sure to have those on hand.

    • Yes I see these types of games are a little more expensive and games like the ones you mentioned above seem like the types of games for males. At least for me as a girly type female, I probably wouldn’t want to play those types of games. But I know the older and younger males in my family and friends would just love those games and so I would buy a few just for them.

      • Er… I’m cis female. I play them a lot with my female friends. >_> They’re my top games. Games suggestions from a woman with female friends who also enjoy these games.

        These games appeal to me because long term improvement is something I enjoy. They’re not competitive, so they don’t encourage harsh behavior or bullying. They have a lot of social aspects to them and require cooperative interaction and a charismatic attitude. They create room for emotional connections and character maintenance. They let you collect pets and clothing and trinkets to have nostalgia for your past adventures. Some let you have entire families with husbands and children. These are all sterotypically female desires so why on earth would they be just for men?

        In reality, they’re just good games. And I hope you and others reading this consider them for ANYONE in their lives. Gender gatekeeping in games is nonsense.

        I strongly suggest reading “Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress: A Girl’s Guide to the D&D Game”. It’s a good book about how these types of games (especially tabletop RPG games that these are based off of) can appeal to sterotypically effeminate women. It’s written by a girl who professes her love for shoes and handbags and pink lipstick throughout. It might change your perspective a bit.

      • Oh gee, I never thought of it that way. This is very interesting.

      • Sorry I got got snappy. Those of us in the nerd/game community are really exhausted by “That’s not a game for girls” or “girls don’t belong/shouldn’t play these” attitudes. Women have always played these games – just not with people who are jerks and think women must behave a certain way.

        All games are games for girls. Don’t knock ’em til you try ’em.

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