If you and your family already have a game night, we are here to help make it geekier with 10 of our favorite picks of geek games. Sure, Monopoly is fun and you could always play Yahtzee, but aren’t you sick of those by now? Try these games to spice up your game night.
The programmer in your life will love this one. Don’t know how to program a computer? This game will teach you. The c-Jump Computer Programming Board Game teaches you programming in a fun way. Be the first to cross the finish line while learning You’ll be the first to cross the finish line while learning language commands like “if,” “else,” and “switch,”. Great fun for 2-4 players. Only $24.99 from Thinkgeek.
You’ve seen the HBO series, you’ve read the books, now play the game. The Game of Thrones Board Game: 2nd Edition is an improved version of the Game of Thrones board game with streamlined rules, integrated expansions, and more. Immerse yourself in this fantasy world while fending off your rivals. It takes about 180 minutes. Ages 14 and up for 3-6 players. $59.99 from Thinkgeek.
Fans of Dexter can now take on the role of Dexter himself as he kills bad guys and moonlights as a blood spatter expert. You’ll be searching for your next victim who somehow escaped justice, while juggling this with your day job. $30.23 from Amazon.
Looking for something a bit scarier? Try the Freddy vs. Jason Forest of Fear Game. You get to play as 3 frightening versions of both Freddy and Jason. The goal is to slay the most victims over multiple rounds. Sounds like some morbid fun if you like that sort of thing. $9.99 from Entertainment Earth.
For some Dungeons and Dragons fun, try the Dungeons & Dragons Castle Ravenloft Board Game. This one looks super fun. You have been invited to the Castle for dinner, but it will soon turn into an adventure in the towers and dungeons of Castle Ravenloft. 1 to 5 players can play in a variety of ways. You get 40 plastic heroes and monsters, 13 sheets of interlocking cardstock dungeon tiles, 200 Encounter and Treasure cards, a rulebook, a scenario book, and a 20-sided die. Only $48.99 from Entertainment Earth.
How about something along the lines of Lovecraft? The Arkham Horror game is the ticket. It features cooperative play either solo or with up to 8 players. You will need to work as a team to save the world. Can you do it? Just $49.99 from Thinkgeek.
Things will get crazy in a hurry with the Crazy Cat Lady Board Game. Thankfully, it doesn’t involve collecting real-life cats. Just fake ones. Collect more cats than the other players as you make your way around the board. The craziest cat lady wins. $16.25 from Entertainment Earth.
Beam the Star Trek Expeditions Board Game into your next game night, where you will be Kirk, Spock, Bones, or Uhura. It’s up to you to assess the planet’s application for membership into the United Federation of Planets, while they are on the brink of civil war. How will you handle it? You have 30 turns to win. $47.99 from Entertainment Earth.
Want more Zombie action? Check out the Walking Dead Board Game. This cooperative game will take about 40 minutes to play for 1-4 players. Just $29.99 from Thinkgeek.
A board game based on bacon? I’m there. Mr. Bacon’s Wild Board Game will have you going from the starting place to the frying pan as you travel through meat land. It’s a game about bacon. Enough said! $19.99 from Thinkgeek.