5 Strategy Board Games to Play During Lockdown: Stay Home, Stay Safe

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In this COVID 19 situation, we all are at home and the government has set strict rules and regulations following the lockdown. So, what more can you do apart from eating, drinking, sleeping, watching TV, and repeating? You can do more than that. 

Playing board games will slash down your boredom with a little bit of excitement. The board games are not at all involved in any type of online platforms. There are many board games based on the strategy that you can play. 

Within a couple of months, board games have gained a lot of interest amongst the people. Certain statistics say that leaving aside computer, console, and mobile games, people are spending more time on board games. Apparently, that’s a good sign. 

Let’s Play…

Here are some of the most interesting and legendary board games that you can play in lockdown. So, let’s roll and make the “Stay at home” more interesting than ever. 

1. Chess 

‘I don’t believe in psychology, I believe in good moves’

Bobby Fischer

Chess is a game of ultimate beauty. It not just checks and attacks your opponent, you have to be creative too. It’s an approximately 1500 years old game of strategy and tactics. In this lockdown, you can sit with your family and play the ultimate war on the board. If you don’t know the rules and regulations, you can check on the internet. There are thousands of basic lessons on various video platforms to teach you. 

There are a total of 32 pieces on the chessboard: 8 pawns, 2 bishops, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 1 queen, and 1 king. Killing the king is known as ‘Shah Mat’ or checkmate, which means the game is over. It takes a lot of patience to sit and play chess. 

Time will eventually pass and you won’t be having any idea how it happened. It will also help in developing the mind. In addition to that, you and your family members will get a comprehensive picture that will be helpful for you to be a better Chess player and even a better decision-maker. 

In this lockdown situation, apart from playing, you can also watch the online prestigious tournaments. By watching them, you will be able to learn more about the game and play international chess matches. 

2. Ticket to Ride Europe

This board game has also gained more popularity. Several millions of copies are sold worldwide. When you are willing to play this game, you have to launch a competition for the train tracks. 

The main aim was to complete the Europe tour before all the other players. This game is perfect for the people whose age is just or over six. But, in this situation, all of you can get together and have some fun. 

3. Takenoko 

It’s a Japanese word that actually means ‘bamboo shoots’. You have to feed the hungry pandas. Before that, you have to cultivate lands, and grow one of the three species (pink, yellow, green) of bamboo. This will also help the bamboo gardener. 

If you can manage your cultivating plot in a superior way, then you can serve the best bamboo appetite to the pandas. Thus, you will win the game eventually. 

4. Pandemic 

With the facility of 2 to 4 players, it has a user rating of 7.6. It’s a family and strategy game, ideal for you in this lockdown. The story is about a violent disease that has spread out in the world. Along with you, those who will play the game will act as a disease recovery specialist. 

Your mission will be to dismantle the disease with the help of clues. You have to search for them before the situation gets out of control. The 2013 edition has two versions; One is a Quarantine specialist and the other is the Contingency planner. 

5. The Forbidden Island

It is also a 2 to 4 player game with the minimum starting age of 10 years and above. In this game, everyone must work together instead of competing with each other, to win the game. All you have to do is to keep up the pace by working together and prevent the island from drowning. 

As the water level will rise, you have to make sacrifices for each other to win. In addition to that, you also have to collect the treasures with a perfect strategy. The plastic treasure pieces and the wooden pawns that are inside are curved with delicate precision. 


Playing board games will not only help you to stay at home but will also save you from the critical pandemic situation. Stay home, stay safe, and spend more time with your family. A family gets the first priority, always and forever.