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The 10 Best Board Games of 2022

For avid gamers or those wanting a good board game to enjoy with the family, there is so much to choose from. Be inspired by these 10 best board games of 2022.

The 10 Best Board Games of 2022

From deck building games or cooperative games and card games to dexterity games, there is a wealth of entertaining tabletop games to choose from. Here are 10 of the best board games of 2022 to whet your appetite!

1. Best board games: Root

This beautifully illustrated board game is all about the war for the great wood. In Root, four different factions battle it out in their unique ways. Learning this game might take a few rounds, but it is incredibly rewarding and can most certainly be played many, many times.

2. Best deckbuilding games: Wingspan

The goal of this exquisitely designed avian-themed board game is to attract birds to their natural habitats (i.e. your board). This game is not as competitive as some others, so it makes for a relaxing and immersive experience. The gorgeous artwork on the cards and clever mechanics of the game make this one that you will want to play over and over again.

3. Best mystery board games: Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

This game has been around for more than forty years, but it still deserves to be mentioned as one of the best board games of 2022. The game comes with a host of immersive props that players use to play out the interactive storyline. If you love mystery solving and a good challenge, this is the game for you.

4. Best co-op games: Pandemic

This problem-solving board game has been around for a while, but it recently became a whole lot more topical. Players work together to save humanity from four diseases that threaten to destroy the world. It is easy to learn and suitable for a range of tabletop gaming skill levels.

5. Best family board games: Ticket to Ride

This is a great game for families who just want to hang out around a board game together. Not too complex, so suitable for people who haven’t played many other games before. However, there is an element of strategizing for the competitive family members. It appeals to a broad audience and is extremely re-playable. A good investment.

6. Board games for the family: Catan

Players race against each other to settle and develop on a newly discovered island. The base game is quick to play and easy to learn. For Catan fans, there is a host of expansion packs to extend the playtime.

7. Best board games for kids: Hey, That’s My Fish!

For children aged eight and older, this is a fun game to help develop strategic thinking. Hungry penguins must skid around a dwindling iceberg to collect as many fish as they can. Before the iceberg disappears completely or another penguin cuts them off!

8. The Bears and the Bees: Suitable for all ages

This super fun tile-placement game is suitable for all ages. The rules are quick to explain and easy to learn. The 104 beautifully illustrated hexagonal cards fit together in a puzzle-like fashion. The different cards depicting honeycomb, flowers, bears, and bees add a strategy element to the game to keep things interesting game after game!

9. Board games with cards: Sushi Go

This card drafting game is quirky and fun. The illustrations of the different types of sushi are so endearing. The game is easy to learn, but a challenge to master. Suitable for hours of fun for all ages.

10. Civilization building card game: 7 Wonders

Civilization building is fun and easy with this card drafting game. Players choose to build one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. With resource cards, army cards, and more, there is plenty of opportunity for strategizing.