The Best Board Games To Start Your Collection

If you’re new to board games, are looking to start your collection, try some of these popular games. If you’ve already started your collection, make sure you haven’t missed these out!

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These games are all popular with the board game community and can be played by a range of ages and abilities. They’re a great starting point for your collection. Later on, you can choose more niche pieces and turn to people like Dan Yarrington for ideas. Get your dice ready and get ready to play.

Ticket To Ride

This game is simple to grasp and fun to play. Ticket To Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities across North America. The longer the route, the more points you get. 

The game is for 2-5 players and has rules simple enough to fit onto a train ticket, which makes it great for board game beginners. 


Carcassonne has a great pace and is very approachable for beginners. The players take turns to draw and place a map tile. Tiles consist of roads, fields, and cities. Each tile must match the edges of the tile it is placed next to. The rules are simple to learn, so you can get the hang of the game very quickly. Each game lasts about forty minutes, making this a great option for new board game fans or for game nights. If you enjoy the game, there are lots of different expansions which you can add on too. 


Kingdomino is easy to learn, quick to play, and affordable, making it a great choice for new gamers. Each player has their own castle and must use dominos to make a grid around it to create lakes, fields, mines and more. The idea it to combine similar terrains together to earn points. 

The game is quite simple but does have some strategy, so should be able to lots of different gamers. It can be played in about fifteen minutes, making it a great choice to get started.

Tiny Towns

In Tiny Towns, players must plan and build their town, one building at a time. It can be played by 1-6 people and can be finished in about an hour. 

In this game, you are the mayor of a small town in a forest. The forest creates have crafted civilizations, and need your help to collect resources and building materials. You must plan and construct a thriving town. 

Each player has a 4×4 grid that represents their town. Resource cubes are put in specific layouts to construct buildings and grow your town. Each building that you construct scores you some points. When no player is able to place any more resources or construct any more buildings, the game is over, and the player with the most points at the end will win the game. The game is fun and simple to play, making it a great addition to your first board game collection. 

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