Top 5 Unique Board Games

Lately, I’ve been noticing a few posts on instagram of some games I have never seen before, or have just been released that I think do a great job building outside of your conventional board game. These games take on components and ideas that stem from nothing more than uniqueness. They wont really incorporate cards and boards the way you’d expect and are really enjoyable from the looks of it. So below are what I consider to be the Top 5 Unique Board Games.

Top 5 Unique Board Games

  Top 5 Unique Board Games Knit Wit is a word party games by Z man Games that can hold from 2 up to 8 players. You and your opponents will have a clothes pin, yarn, and spool. You will take turns placing down your yarn around a spool and connecting a word to it. You will follow this action by placing your spool down inside of one of the yarn loops and then allowing each opponent to do so as well. At the end, come up with a word or item or something that is relevant to all the words your spool is surrounded by (this is measured by how many yarns your spool is surrounded by). You will be awarded points based off how many loops you have around you. Player with the most points wins!

I think this is a great example of thinking outside the box. There is no board, no cards and no dice. This board game is packed with everything necessary to imitate a knitter’s box including: yarn, buttons, spools, and letter tags. It’s a great use of it’s resources and it seems to be getting a lot of attention.

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Top 5 Unique Board GamesBling Bling Gemstone has you begin by building a rock full of diamonds assorted with red, pink, and clear crystals. Throughout the game you and your opponents will be hitting this rock full of diamonds with a pickaxe and hoping to knock crystals off of it. Doing so will score you points based off color. The Clear crystals are worth 1 points, the Pink crystals of worth 2 points, and the Red crystals are worth 3 points. However, knock off the rock formations themselves and you will lose 10 points.

As you can tell I chose this because it’s a very interactive experience. you will be mining pieces off of a rock formation in order to score points and win. Very unique and very fun.

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Top 5 Unique Board GamesIn Doctor Panic,you are a surgeon in a timed surgery. This timed surgery has a companion app that is supporting your gameplay with a timer, sounds, and such. Team up ( max players are up to 9) and complete tasks. The object is to get through your handful of tasks in order to win. What is great about this game is that the “head” doctor will call out items he needs off of his card and have his team pick them up for him.

The unique bit to this is that each item needs to be picked up with a specific utility. This could be with tweezers,  after it’s sterilized, and so forth. When you are done wit a task you stitch the “patient” board accordingly. So fun!

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Top 5 Unique Board GamesCat tower- Has you and your opponents stacking cat cards. Think jenga, but with an adorable theme and a spicier set of rules and components. On your turn you will roll a die which will tell you what to do. This could be stacking a cat to the tower,  stacking two cats to the tower, having an opponent stack a cat from your pile and so forth. When the tower falls, give that player two cat cards for failing miserably. Winner will have discarded all their cats!

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pic2527026Game Election- This is interestingly a unique concept rather than game experience. This game has been developed as a form of decision making for a new game to play. You will set up your hands based on player color decision. You will vote on which game you’d like to play next; and rely on other cards to deplete the amount of votes games you don’t want to play get. For $8, why not enjoy gaming when you’re selecting a game to play.

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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