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Board Games for Preppers
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  • Clue ~ The Clue board game gets an update with a card-
    revealing mirror that holds the answers to the mystery. In this
    suspenseful game, players have to find out who's responsible
    for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home.
    Get the scoop on the mansion's rooms, weapons, and guests
    and start detecting! Was it Plum with the wrench in the
    library? Or Green with the candlestick in the study? Eliminate
    information throughout the game in this whodunit. When a
    player is ready to make an accusation, they secretly press the
    button on the mirror to reveal Who, What, and Where. A
    correct accusation wins the game!

  • Cribbage. Cribbage is a brain-teasing game using playing
    cards, a wooden board and plastic pegs. Pick from red, blue,
    and green and start playing! To win,  be the first player to get
    121 points and move a peg to the finish line! It makes a great
    gift when you add the book How to Play Cribbage.

  • Conflicted card game. Conflicted features brand new
    scenarios, including 20 from the best scenarios submitted by
    the prepper community. If you ever wondered what worries
    other preppers, this is for you. Featuring scenarios from
    preppers coming from all walks of life, from well known
    preppers such as SouthernPrepper1 all the way to Anonymous.
    This deck will help you explore the survival philosophy of you
    group even deeper.

  • Jenga. Jenga is a block game about agility. Pull out a block,
    place it on top, but don't let the tower fall! This fun,
    challenging game is a great game for families and kids 6 and

  • Life. The Game of Life is a classic board game by Hasbro.
    Today's version allows you to choose an interesting career:
    players can choose from 31 Career cards featuring unusual or
    quirky careers such as ice cream flavor Maker or a secret
    Agent. Choose a career, have a family, go on vacations.

  • Mastermind. Mastermind is a clever game of deductive
    reasoning and logic. Players take turns setting and solving
    secret codes

  • Monopoly: Monopoly Board Games in themes. Monopoly was
    first called  "The Landlord's Game" before Parker Brother's
    introduced this American favorite in 1935 as Monopoly. While
    playing the traditional Monopoly board game, is fun, try a
    theme game based on the same familiar rules. There are
    many to pick from, including Dog-opoly and Horse-opoly.

  • Pandemic Board Game. Almost 1000 people have given a 5-
    star rating to the Pandemic Board Game! Obviously, they
    enjoy playing Pandemic and learning from it too. Four
    diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team
    of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases
    before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together
    playing to their characters' strengths and planning their
    strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the
    world with ever-increasing outbreaks. For example the
    Operation Specialist can build research stations which are
    needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs
    only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the
    normal 5. But the diseases are out breaking fast and time is
    running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in
    diseased areas while also towards cures. A truly cooperative
    game where you all win or you all lose.

  • Pictionary. Count on big laughs with Pictionary when you and
    your friends get together to find out who's an artist and who
    really isn't! In this quick-draw classic, the guesses can be just
    as hilarious as the sketches as you use markers to draw your
    best rendition of the clue on the card. You have one minute to
    convey what's on the card. Is it an animal? A person? An
    action? Just what is that word you're drawing?

  • Qwirkle. A typical game of Qwirkle lasts about 45 minutes ~-
    longer when you're first learning how to play, and players will
    likely catch on to the rules in no time at all. The game can be
    set up anywhere, although a large tabletop is best to
    accommodate the generous number of tiles. The only other
    thing you'll need is a pencil and paper to keep track of
    everyone's point count. Each tile has an illustration on the
    back (circle, eight-point star, four-point star, square, clover, or
    diamond). Each of these symbols appears in six different
    colors (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple). In total,
    the game has three tiles each of the 36 possible color-symbol
    combinations. To help make sure you don't lose any tiles in
    between games, Qwirkle comes with a drawstring storage
    pouch which is also used during game play.

  • Risk. Can you accomplish the military objectives before your
    opponents? With an updated map and all-new playing pieces,
    increased rewards for bold moves, and easy to learn rules,
    you'll be ready to take on whatever lies ahead in the game of
    Risk. Test your nerve with the basic training game~ a quick
    and easy way to play. Finally prove your courage in World
    Contest-an updated edition of the classic Risk game. With an
    updated map and all-new playing pieces, increased rewards
    for bold moves, and easy to learn rules.

  • Scrabble. Scrabble is the classic crossword game, is full-on
    fun for friends and family. You can feel the excitement begin
    as soon as you rack up your letters, choose a great word, and
    hope to land on a triple-word score. Play the popular Scrabble
    game the classic way as you take on opponents head-to-head,
    for a challenging and fun time whether you're a beginner or an

  • Ticket to Ride: NOTE: this board game, pictured top right is
    highly rated on Amazon (5-STARs by hundreds of verified

  • Trivial Pursuit. Trivial Pursuit includes 600 cards packed with
    fun and challenging trivia questions from classic categories
    including Geography, Entertainment, History, Arts and
    Literature, Science and Technology, and Sports and Leisure,
    plus questions from the Ruby deck featuring key questions
    from the past 40 years. When you answer a category question
    correctly, you collect a wedge corresponding to that category's
    color. Be the first player to get a wedge from each of the 6
    categories plus the Ruby piece to win the game.

  • Trouble. Pop into the racing, chasing game where everyone's
    in Trouble! Set up your pegs and then hit the Pop-O-Matic die
    roller. Depending on what you roll, you can move your pegs to
    the Start space, move your pegs forward – or watch other
    players move while you can't! Each of your pegs has to go all
    the way around the board to the Finish space, but watch out –
    if another player's peg lands on the same space as yours, your
    peg has to start over. The player who gets all 4 pegs into the
    Finish space wins! Pop all around the board for the win when
    you play Trouble! Trouble, Pop-O-Matic and all related
    characters are trademarks of Hasbro. Ages 5 and up.

  • Walking Dead Board Game. In the Walking Dead Board
    game, only the strong survive! The weak turn into walkers,
    and then turn against their former friends.
    In the Walking Dead board game, you'll fight your way through
    zombie-infested Atlanta with fellow survivors. Grab some
    weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the
    department store, and old folk's home. Find the tools you'll
    need to live another day. Scrounge for sweet weapons like a
    Shotgun or Crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies, but
    watch your back. When supplies start running low, it's every
    man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough
    gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win!

  • Worst Case Scenario.  Can you fend off a shark? Escape a
    forest fire? Land an airplane? Find out with the Worst-Case
    Scenario Survival Game. In the Worst-Case Scenario Survival
    Game, pictured right players face interesting or dangerous
    situations.Based on the best-selling book series, this game
    challenges players to use their survival instincts and outlast
    their opponents. Every question poses dangerous and
    interesting situations and it's up to you to get out of each
    predicament. Give the right answer to move on or your
    situation gets even worse.

  • Yahtzee. Roll it to the limit for the ultimate win with the
    Yahtzee Classic game. With a sleek shaker and 5 dice, you're
    ready to roll! Take turns rolling dice to try to score combos.
    You get a total of 13 turns and may roll up to three times on
    a turn. At the end of each turn, you must fill in one empty box
    in your column on the score card. The player with the highest
    grand total at the end of all 13 rounds wins. It's up to the
    player whether they hustle for a full house or risk it all for a
    Yahtzee roll. Show it off, and let the dice fall where they may.
    Game includes 5 dice and shaker that doubles as storage for
    easy clean up and travel. Yahtzee is a trademark of Hasbro.

  • Zombies Board Game: It's come to this: you're trapped in the
    middle of nowhere inside a rundown shack surrounded by
    zombies... Your cell phone doesn't get reception and the land
    lines just emit a constant busy signal. ...Your only hope for
    survival is to get to one of the abandoned stores so you can
    get a battery for the CB radio in the shack and a shotgun to
    help you survive the trip back. Good luck with that. The
    Zombies Board Game will have you coming back from the dead.

  • Zombie playing cards. Play cards with the walking dead.
    There are hundreds of games possible with a deck of cards,
    but owning a deck of Zombie playing cards is certainly more
    entertaining. Did you know many 72-hour bugout bags include
    playing cards to help pass time in a crisis? These funny
    playing cards have zombie phrases on every card and zombie

A word on laser tag and paint ball...
Want to head out for some family fun? Laser tag will get the whole
family more prepared in a spirited way (and it won't hurt like
paintball does). Certainly paintball would help give a more realistic
scenario, so if you've got some rough and ready teens then go for
it. The military uses a kind of paint ball for training practice
(simulation is with hard rubber balls), so why not preppers?

Know the rules of the game!
The only real rule is to have fun. Have at least a dozen board
games in your preps to avoid boredom. Ensure that at least a few
of them are new so that you'll have something interesting for the
kids to pass away the time. Be sure also to have games above the
age levels your kids play today. In this way, your preps will serve
them into the future. You might also use them as gifts for
birthdays. Board games are a great thing to pickup at garage sales
(just make sure to check that all the pieces are still included in the
Hoyles Rules of the Game will help, too.

Happy endings..
A prepper family that plays together stays together. Keep everyone
safe at home and together. Play more games. Don't be bored in
the bunker!

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Survive boredom with these prepper board games

Don't be bored in the bunker!
Board games make excellent gifts for preppers and you don't need
to wait until doomsday to play them. Survival times will require
stress release and board games can help you have a little fun in
an uncertain world to help provide a sense of normalcy.

Below are some of the usual favorites along with more unusual
board games to ensure you won't go bored when the world goes
off the grid.

Favorite board games for preppers
Survive boredom with these games for preppers:

  • 5 Second rule: Play 5 Second Rule!It should be easy to
    name 3 breeds of dogs, but can you do it under the pressure
    of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players
    staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time's not
    on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk
    ridiculous answers slipping as time twirls down on the unique
    twisted timer. It's all in good fun with the fast-paced game
    where you have to Just Spit it Out.

  • Armageddon Preppin Doomsday Readiness Game. This
    goal of this 2-4 player card game is simple, keep your family
    alive and be the lone survivors of the cataclysmic disasters!
    Each player, in Armageddon Preppin, is the head of a
    household trying to survive an onslaught of disasters. Every
    round you must decide how many of your family members
    will go out searching for supplies, and how many will stay
    sheltered. Family members who are sheltered, are safe from
    disasters. Those that go out, might not come back. Next you
    draw 1 card from any area pile of your choice for each
    unsheltered family member and place them into your hand.
    After you've drawn your cards, you take care of your upkeep
    by discarding 1 food card and 1 water card. If you can't, then
    you lose a family member to starvation or dehydration. Once
    each player has taken a turn, the last player chooses a
    disaster card from the disaster deck of their choice. The red
    ones are the worst. The disasters effect everyone at the
    same time. To survive the effects, you need to use the
    surplus cards you've collected in your hand. For example: The
    Oil Crisis Disaster card is drawn. It takes 1 shelter and 1
    food away from everyone, or else you lose 1 family member.
    In my hand I have 2 Waters, 1 Food, a Generator and a Gas
    Mask. I will discard my food and generator to survive the
    disaster. After everyone has dealt with the disaster, the next
    round begins starting with the player to the left of the
    person who just drew the disaster. The game ends when
    there is only one player left, crowning them the most

  • Aggravation. Aggravation, comes from capturing an
    opponent's piece by landing on their space, known as

  • Apples to Apples. Mattel's Apples to Apples party game is a
    family-friendly card game that’s won numerous awards.
    Apples to Apples challenges you to think on your feet, get a
    little silly, and find out how your friends and family think.
    You’ll be surprised time and again!

  • Backgammon. Backgammon is a classic strategy game.
    Played by kings and commoners alike, backgammon is
    arguably one of the most popular games in the modern world.

  • Bananagrams. Bananagrams is the anagram game that will
    drive you bananas. The award-winning word game that needs
    no pencil, paper, or board. Fast and fun. Players race against
    each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter
    tiles first. Great for travel.

  • Battleship. Battleship is a classic war strategy game.
    Pictured right is the travel version. Play a round of your
    BATTLESHIP game anytime, anywhere with this awesome
    set! The convenient, self-contained storage cases doubles as
    the interlocking game units, so you can open them up and
    start playing wherever you are. Set up your ship pieces on
    your side of the board and then try to narrow down where
    your opponent has put his. Make enough “strikes” on his
    ships and you’ll sink them all to win! Includes 10 ships, 2
    game units, red pegs, white pegs and instructions. For 2
    players. Ages 7 and up.

  • Boggle. Boggle just might be the game you pack in your
    bugout bag In this head-to-head word search game, find the
    most words to win. Shake up the letters, flip the timer and
    spot the words fast or play solo and try to beat your high
    score! Earn points by spotting words your friends don’t before
    time runs out. Shake the grid to mix up the letter cubes.
    Then lift the lid and flip the timer. Players have 90 seconds
    to write down as many words as they can find on the grid
    before time is up. At the end of the round, score the words.
    If two or more players find the same word, that word doesn’t
    count. The player with the highest score wins. Game comes
    in an easy to store travel case for both timer and dice.

  • Checkers, Chinese checkers and chess. Above is set of
    combined games, right is chess, backgammon and checkers.
    Chinese Checkers is very different from the checkers you
    know. Right is a wooden two-game set that includes Chinese
    Checkers. One side is Chinese checker games, and another
    side is Gobang (Five in row). To play Gobang is fun. For 2
    players, the first one who can get 5 chips in a row wins the
    game. The board game is a classic, easy-to-play game for
    the whole family. The perfect game for family party, game
    night or camping trip, and more.  Chinese Checkers is one of
    the oldest board games that can be played with more than 2
    people. This set supports up to six players which makes for
    some fast, frantic games that will be sure to liven up family
    game night. In case you're wondering, here's how to play
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