Unique and  Fun Board Games

A Listmania! list by Chica & Jo "www.chicaandjo.com" (USA)
The list author says: "Chica & Jo love to play board games in our spare time. Check out some of our favorites that might not be on your list yet! www.chicaandjo.com"
Carcassonne
1.  Carcassonne by Rio Grande Games
The list author says:
  "This game started our addiction to the Rio Grande line of games.  The basic game is fun for all ages and all of the expansions you can get keep changing the game.  A tip for playing the game:  After you play your tile, go ahead and draw your tile for your next turn.  This makes gameplay go a lot quicker and is more enjoyable to have something to look at while you wait."
Used & New from: $49.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)

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Puerto Rico 3-5 player game
2.  Puerto Rico 3-5 player game by Rio Grande Games
The list author says:
  "A classic game of economics.  We have spent endless hours playing this one on vacation.  There are a lot of pieces and it is difficult to learn at first but will quickly become a staple."
$29.64   Used & New from: $28.21
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

St. Petersburg New Society & Banquet Expansion
3.  St. Petersburg New Society & Banquet Expansion by Rio Grande Games
The list author says:
  "Another Rio Grande economic game but a lot simpler and quicker to play.  The instructions were difficult to wade through the first time but once you catch on, it is easy to play and easy to teach others."
$44.50   Used & New from: $39.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Power Grid
4.  Power Grid by Rio Grande Games
The list author says:
  "A game that looks a little "boring" from the box but don't judge a game by its cover.  The strategy for this game can get very complicated but basic game play is easy."
$31.21   Used & New from: $28.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

Ticket To Ride
5.  Ticket To Ride by Days of Wonder
The list author says:
  "We just received this one for Christmas and it is already a favorite.  Easy to learn, easy to play but not so easy to win!"
$35.99   Used & New from: $28.90
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,624 customer reviews)

Thurn And Taxis
6.  Thurn And Taxis by Rio Grande Games
The list author says:
  "Similar in game play to Ticket to Ride.  Easy to learn but requires a good deal of planning."
$47.99   Used & New from: $43.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception
7.  Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception by SET Enterprises
The list author says:
  "This game is based on a very simple idea of pattern matching, but it'll really stretch your brain!  It's meant for adults, but I've played with kids as young as 6, and they can spot the easier patterns.  Then the adults come in and find the tough ones.  The best things about this game are that it's very small and very easy to learn."
$9.17   Used & New from: $5.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (592 customer reviews)

Sequence Game
8.  Sequence Game by Jax
The list author says:
  "Imagine "Connect Four" crossed with "Go Fish"!  This is another very easy-to-learn game that is quick to set up and easy to play.  You play the cards in your hand to try to get a row of five cards marked on the board.  This is a great game for all ages!"
$15.69   Used & New from: $4.70
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)

Settlers Of Catan 4th Edition Bundle
9.  Settlers Of Catan 4th Edition Bundle by MayFair Games
The list author says:
  "A new favorite for us.  We still haven't played it enough to master the strategy yet so every game is a learning experience."
$65.93   Used & New from: $59.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (360 customer reviews)

Pandemic On The Brink
10.  Pandemic On The Brink by Z-Man Games
The list author says:
  "Pandemic is our newest gaming obsession.  This link is to the expansion (definitely worth buying) but you will need to buy the original game first.  We like this game because it is a team effort against the game and the game wins most of the time!"
Used & New from: $75.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)

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