What happened to the good old days when we sat around playing Monopoly with friends and family? That’s right, that game made or broke relationships with its ridiculous rules on land and property owning.
If you’re looking for board, card or team games that don’t jeopardise your relationships, check out these 7 places to go game shopping!
1. Toy Brick Station – Cards Against Humanity
Find all your board and card game needs at Toy Brick Station, where games suitable for all ages can be found.
That includes the outrageously funny, sometimes inappropriate but always a treat to play – Cards Against Humanity!
Cards Against Humanity
Unlike most card and board games, where victory and ruthless strategy is required to win, this card game brings people together with laughter.
A party game for anywhere between 3-20 people, each player first draws 10 white cards.
In each round, 1 player will be the Card Czar pull out a black card and show it to the group.
Everyone else will have to answer the question or fill in the blank on that black card with 1 of their white cards, placed facedown on the ground.
Going in a circle, everyone presents their answer, and the funniest card wins the round!
Multiple versions of Cards Against Humanity can be found in their store, and it’s time to check out what else can be answered to the age-old question: What is Batman’s Guilty Pleasure?
Toy Brick Station
Address: 10, Jalan Serene, # 02 – 09/10/11, Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
2. Toytag – 7 Wonders
Previously known as BOGAS, Toytag operates both online and retail stores to bring its wide array of toys and games to its customers.
Constantly updating their stock with the latest in board and card games, you’ll most likely find latest releases with ToyTag.
One of which is 7 Wonders. To be played in groups of any number between 2 and 7 players, this card game is split into three ages (rounds).
The premise of the game is simple: Each player is first given an ancient civilisation (one of the 7 wonders of the world).
Each player gets 1 resource, 3 coins and 7 cards and plays a card by placing it in their play area.
Some cards require resources to be played. If you don’t have that resource, you can buy it from the player next to you.
After everyone has had a turn playing and paying for their cards, everyone passes on their deck to the person to their right or left (based on the age of the players).
This continues until everyone is left with 2 cards in their hands, at which point one of the cards must be discarded, and the second age begins.
With each age comes cards that are more powerful, but they’ll also require more resources. Apart from buying them or using what you have, you can use chaining, where the earlier cards tell you what it can build for free and how. Alternatively, you can discard a card for 3 coins.
The game ends after the 3rd age, and the player with the most victory points wins.
With the Pantheon Expansion, Leaders Expansion and Wonder Pack, 7 Wonders fans buy all of them from ToyTag and have a ball of a time with friends.
Address: 1 Maritime Square, #03-58, HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253
Tel: 6276 7268
3. Gamesaurus Rex – A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Dedicated to board and card game fanatics who are looking for a place to play, Gamesaurus Rex was founded in 2012 to meet the needs of its passionate audience.
A FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store) and a Gaming Events venue, Gamersaurus Rex allows you to buy a wide range of Board Games, Card Games and Miniature wargames amidst the daily gaming events in store.
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Season 7 of Game of Thrones is coming soon, and what better way to start theorising away than to play the Game of Thrones yourself?
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is a Living Card Game (LCG) from the second edition onwards. Unlike a Collectible Card Game (CCG), a LCG offer regular expansion packs and deck-buildings. You’ll also be able to avoid the blind-buy purchase of CCGs.
Played between 2-6 players, each player plays as 1 of the 8 different factions of Westeros in a bid to control the Game of Thrones.
The game starts with 2 cards: a draw deck that represents the forces a player has at his/her command, and a plot deck for developing and managing a long term strategy.
As the game progresses, with Faction, Plot, Player and Title cards, Gold, Influence and 1st Player Tokens and Power Counters, the first player to get 15 power wins the game.
Thankfully, the core game set includes a booklet explaining the rules of the game in detail. To get the best out of this game, purchasing the many expansion packs is a must.
You can find fellow A Game of Thrones: The Card Game players at one of Gamesaurus Rex‘s many daily, weekly and monthly events.
Address: 259A, Upper Thompson Rd, Singapore 574386
4. Board Games Rejuvenate – Cold War: CIA vs KGB
A shop that puts its customers first, Board Games Rejuvenate has even set up its storefront in a certain manner because they wanted customers to be able to look, see and touch the board games itself.
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
A fast-paced 2 player card game, each player assumes the role of either the CIA or the KGD in determining the outcome of the Cold War.
With each round representing a year of conflict, a single country or event becomes the main focus of the USA and the USSR. Each player will send in a spy (Agent Card) to infiltrate and manipulate locals (Group Cards).
The ultimate aim is to win victory points through the Objective Cards upon successfully controlling the situation. The first player to reach 100 victory points wins the game.
Board Games Rejuvenate gives Cold War (and we mean the card game, not the historical event) a solid 8.5/10, so if you’ve always wished to change the events of the Cold War, your dream comes true at Board Games Rejuvenate.
Board Games Rejuvenate
Address: The Central, #03-81, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
5. Team Board Game – Codenames
Ever wanted to try out a board game before purchasing it?
With Team Board Game, you can book a table of 4 or 6 to try out some games! The team will pick out some games for you (although you’re free to suggest the games you’re interested in), all at a low $20/2 hours. If you love a game, you can buy it on the spot or on their website.
You can play Codenames with your buddies in store, and bring home a brand new set when you’re officially obsessed.
Two teams of up to 4 (red vs blue) pit themselves against each other in a bid to uncover all the agents first.
There are code name cards, each bearing one word, that are laid out 5×5 on the table. Some belong to the red agents, some to the blue agents, one to the assassin and the rest are innocent bystanders.
An opposing spymaster is held hostage by each team, and each spymaster will give one-word clues that point to words on the board. Their team mates must try to guess who their team’s agents are, while avoiding the cards of their opponents.
With 25 secret agent identities hidden from all but 2 of your fellow board game players, no one can be trusted…
Team Board Game
Address: 1 Sophia Rd, #04-14, Peace Centre, S(228149)
Tel: +65 9856 2565 (SMS and Whatsapp only)
6. [email protected] – Blood Rage
Boasting the largest collection of board games in Singapore, this over-a-decade-old shop has been serving its customers faithfully with constant offers, pre-loved games, events and game reviews!
This is the place to purchase Blood Rage, the ultimate Viking and Norse Mythology game.
Ragnarök, aka the end of the world, fast approaches. Choosing from 1 of 4 Viking Clans (Bear, Wolf, Raven, Serpent), 2-4 players will fight to lead their clans to ultimate glory and they take their rightful place at Odin’s side before Ragnarök,.
Each player is dealt a deck of cards, from which they must pick 1 card, before passing the deck clockwise and picking another card from the new deck.
This repeats until the decks run out, and you’ve got your specially curated hand.
Using the cards on hand, players must plan and battle, or go on quests and increase their clan’s stats, to be the ultimate winner.
This is a game that tests your strategic skills, battle acumen, and passion for Nordic Mythology.
Win as many battles against rival clans, pillage as many villages as possible, and reach the tree Yggdrasil for ultimate pillaging and glory.
Perfect for gamers who are sick of zombies and vampires.
7. Dueller’s Point – Magic: The Gathering
Specialising in card games like Magic: The Gathering, Dueller’s Point is where you can have your games delivered to your home, or ready for pickup at their store.
Magic: The Gathering
Published back in 1993, this 24-year-old game is still a favourite of Collectible Card Game lovers.
The ultimate CCG with over 17,000 cards to collect, build your deck, and battle with, Magic: The Gathering requires dedication and a low-level obsession.
Typically a 2-player gamer, you assume the role of a planeswalker – a powerful wizard – as you battle other players for glory.
You start each game with twenty “lifepoints” and the aim is to reduce your opponent to 0 life. You can achieve this through spellcasting, equipping your allies with weapons, and blocking damage during combat.
Best of all, this is another store where gamers are more than welcome to play with friends or make new ones!
Address: Blk 450 Hougang Ave 10, #B1-541, Singapore 530450
Tel: 9476 6080
There’s so much more to board games than just Monopoly. It’s time to put down your Get Out of Jail Free card, and pick up a Settlers of Catan, Magic: The Gathering or a Cards Against Humanity set at these 7 fantastic stores!
You can even meet new friends with all the events and storefront game sessions several of these stores hold regularly.