We all like to spend time by our screens, however, it is always good to take a break every so often and start doing something else. There are so many nice things that we can do with our time, such as spending time with the people we like and enjoy. Board games are a great way to spend time with others, to socialize and enjoy our days off.

Board games are very social in nature and while they sometimes might put friendships to the test, they are also quite interesting and can offer a unique blend of challenge and camaraderie.

Here are the best board games you should be playing in 2022.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

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Given the state of the world, this game is more than adequate enough. Pandemic Legacy spans three seasons currently, with season 0 being set during the Cold War.

The game is a co-op game where you team up with others and try to prevent the world from ever getting into a pandemic. There are four deadly viruses which you have to stop in one way or another. You are medical professionals, whether medics or scientists, it depends on the role you choose within the game. 

The game is planned for around 24 seasons so make sure to find friends who want to dedicate their time and memory to such a long game.

Root

This game looks adorable but is actually a war game. Your adorable factions consist of the solo Vagabond, the Woodland Alliance, Marquise de Cat and the Eyrie Dynasty. Each of these factions has different rules for how they play the game so you will want to play as each faction at least once. 

The object of the game is to conquer the woods and win the war for your own faction. The game is played between two and four players and has a relatively decent playing time of anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half. 

Scythe

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Anyone up for mechs in the 1920s in Europe? This game puts you in the hands of survivors in Europe, who are recovering from a war.

The game is placed in a fictional city-state called the Factory, or rather around it, where players control one of the five factions, who want to claim the land around the city-state.

This is a builder game, where the goal is to build your structures, upgrade them and eventually, complete some goals and beat the others.

You could play the game alone, against an AI, but given the game’s artwork, it is best played against other humans.

King of Tokyo

Since Godzilla never did a great job, you can assume the role of one of six monsters and battle other monsters or players, to be the first one to completely destroy Tokyo. You can level up your monster and grow another head or have other destructive properties. The game is relatively quick for a board game, ending before the half hour mark.

These are the best and most popular board games of 2022.