Here are 3 GREAT board games that you can learn to play in under 30 minutes!

by North of Exile Games

You're bored.   You've scanned through Netflix, Amazon Prime, and just about every other streaming service out there, but you feel like you've already binge watched everything worth seeing.   What's a person to do, when you're spending almost all of your time at home and the digital entertainment well has run dry?

Board games!

Board games have greatly evolved over the past 20 years, with dozens of new and enthralling games releasing all the time.  There are games with mature themes, for adults only.   There are games that can make it easier for little ones to join in, while still being fun for the adults as well.   Solo games, co-operative games, deck building games, dice building games and SO.  MUCH.  MORE! 

But if your personal knowledge and experience with board games starts with 'Yahtzee' and ends with 'Monopoly', what are you supposed to do?

We have great news for you!   We've selected three of our absolute favorite board games, and you can learn how to play any of them in less than 30 minutes.   And even better, all you'll need to do is click on a link to watch an episode of our very own TV show, 'Game Night in the North' to do it!

First up...

All aboard, for fun and games!

Ticket To Ride

With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in 3 minutes, while still providing players with important decisions every turn.

Collect cards depicting various types of train cars, and then use to claim railway routes across North America. The longer the routes, the more points you earn!

Ticket To Ride is playable for 2 to 5 players, and is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Up next we ask the question...

Feel like rolling some dice??

Favor of the Pharaoh

Imagine the dice rolling fun of Yahtzee, but with the unlockable ability tree from a role playing game mixed in, and you've got the basic idea of Favor of the Pharaoh!

Favor of the Pharaoh is playable for 2 to 4 players, and suggested for ages 13 and up.

And our final question is...

Who's up for a game of cards?

Double Down

It's the easy-to-learn card game with one golden rule - if the numbers add up to a "double" (11, 22, 44, 77, etc) ...then you're in trouble!

Double Down is playable for 2 to 8 players, and is suggested for ages 8 and up. Use this game as a math tool to help encourage younger players to work on their math skills!

We hope you enjoy these game suggestions.  Hopefully the next time that boredom kicks in, you'll be able to surprise your friends and/or relatives by being the cool person with some great new games for everyone to play!


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