The Best Board Games for Pop Culture Lovers
Stuck at home during the pandemic? If you have family members or roommates, board games are a great way to pass the extra time. Plus, it’s a relaxing way to spend time with the other members of your household. More and more people are playing games, according to a recent study by Betway, as data from the Google Keyword Tool shows. In March 2020 alone, there were over a million searches for “board game” around the world. Others are turning to online casinos, which makes gambling more convenient than ever.
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Loaded Questions: Pop Culture
You might have played the original game, but this version puts a new spin on things. With 200 new questions, it’s perfect for people who love television, music, and movies. It has questions about millionaires and celebrities. You’ll get points by matching answers to each player. You can use it by itself or combine it with the original version.
While the original game was created in 1860, many versions have surfaced since then. Take the Simpsons version for instance. It’s played just like the original, but everything relates to the popular TV show The Simpsons. It has jokes from the show, like doing good deeds to get Life Tiles and spinning the wheel of fate. In the game, you might get a tattoo or join The Stonecutters.
You can also get a Star Wars version – Game of Life: A Jedi’s Path. You’ll move your Jedi around the board by going through battle, doing missions, building lightsabers, and passing tests. You’ll connect with the Force through energy, logic, fighting, and intuition. You can go to the Dark Side, which is quicker but also risker. At the end, the darkest Sith and the strongest Jedi will stand off to determine the most powerful user of the Force. Of course, if neither of these options appeals to you, there is always the remake of the classic 1960’s version, which was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the game. Two to six people can play.
You can find many pop-culture-themed Monopoly sets. With the Beatles version, you collect albums from the famous group instead of houses. The playing pieces reflect well-known songs, with everything from a sun (“Here Comes the Sun”) to a hammer (“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.”). If you aren’t a Beatles fan, you might like the Game of Thrones version of the popular show. You buy iconic locations and properties like King’s Landing and Craster’s Keep. Playing pieces include Three-Eyed Raven, the Iron Throne, White Walker, and Dragon egg.
The Star Wars version is similar to the original, but you’ll buy planets instead of houses. Your playing pieces include Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. There is even a Walking Dead version, which has traditional rules and has different looks for the pieces. Instead of a car piece, you’ll have an RV. The community chest and chance cards are now supply chest and scavenge respectively. Instead of money, there are supply bills. You won’t buy hotels or houses for your properties, but you will use guard towers and walls to fortify them.