Life Is More Fun If You Play Games

We've compiled a list of 18 amazingly addictive board games to enjoy. But just remember, if you're not prepared to lose every friend you have over a board game, you're not playing hard enough.

The title says it. This game is a classic. The classic detective game! In Clue, players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of: who done it, with what, and where?

Yes, this is technically a Dungeons and Dragons board game, but there is no need to bust out your cape and use a different voice (unless you really want to). You only have eight rounds (about an hour) to collect treasure, complete quests, and rule over all.

Pie Face!

¥64.90

Pie Face. Need we say more?

Puerto Rico

¥289.40

Play as the prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder to achieve the greatest prosperity. Losers have to buy the winner rum.

Monopoly

¥122.45

Remember... No matter how tempting it is to buy the rail roads, don’t do it. Just don’t.

Settlers of Catan

¥152.90

Because you don’t live under a rock, I know you’ve at least heard of this classic civilization-building strategy game. If you haven’t played it yet, now is the time to start.

Smash Up

¥228.50

Pair up different factions to take over bases, then the world! With 20 different faction decks all with different gameplay powers, the game is different each time you play (unsolicited advice: Always pick wizards and bears — trust me).

If you are a fan of King Arthur and Merlin — and let’s face it, who isn’t? — this is your game! Full of secret identities and deception, you have to use your powers of deduction to figure out who among you is the agent of evil.

Forbidden Island

From ¥150.80

On a mysterious island, a fearless band of adventurers seeks sacred treasure. But the island sinks with every step. The only way to survive is to work together!

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