Expand on the categories
Strategy Board Games for 13+
-Ticket to Ride
Party Board Games for 13+
Trivia Board Games for 13+
-Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition
Word/Card Games for 13+
-Apples to Apples
Include a section on board game accessories
Board games can often come with many different components and pieces, depending on the type of game that you choose. Common items include dice, pawns, action cards, spinners, markers, boards, game pieces and more. Dice are used for a variety of reasons including keeping track of scores, determining the number of spaces to move on a game board or as part of a random outcome for playing card or tile-based games. Pawns are typically used as game pieces (like in Chess), but can also be used to keep track of points. Action cards typically provide instructions or actions that players must make during their turn. Spinners add an element of luck to board games by giving players the opportunity to spin a wheel to see what reward they get. Markers allow players to keep score in some types of board games. Game boards provide the main setting or playing area while game pieces represent each person’s turn in the game.
Include some parent/adult activities related to board games
Board Games with a 13+ rating can provide hours of entertainment. To make these games equally enjoyable for both adults and children, parents can help the entire family by:
1. Setting up rules or parameters before playing. Doing this will ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to expectations of gameplay and make it easier for everyone to follow.
2. Getting involved in the game by helping kids decide which combination of dice rolls will give them the best chance of success. This can help kids think about strategy more thoroughly and develop their analytical skills over time.
3. Keeping certain players at bay if they get too competitive; afterwards debriefing to discuss what went right, what could have been done better,and why in a constructive manner.
4. Forcing creative thinking by including alternative components into play (like new characters/tokens).
5. Letting kids win every now and then; doing so will maintain morale while also letting them experience what victory feels like.
6. Choosing an appropriate difficulty level; Board Games aren’t just challenging mentally – they should also be fun!
Recommend some age-appropriate board games
Here are some age-appropriate board games for 13+:
Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Small World, 7 Wonders, Risk Legacy, Splendor, Colt Express, Love Letter, Concept, Mice & Mystics, King of Tokyo.
Discuss a budget-friendly way to acquire board games
Acquiring board games that are suitable for 13+ year olds can be done in a budget-friendly way. First of all, parents can look online for board game deals and discounts, as many platforms offer price drops or coupons. Another method is to search second-hand stores or online marketplaces like eBay. Here parents will find great options at lower prices than what they’d normally find in regular stores. Additionally, if friends or family have similar aged children with an extensive collection of board games, parents can ask to barter or trade items. That way everyone gets something new without having to pay extra money! Finally, another great tip is to wait for seasonal sales and promotions when acquiring board games as this usually means prices are lowered even more than usual.
I love playing all kinds of games – from classics like Monopoly to modern favourites like Ticket to Ride.
I created this blog as a way to share my love of board games with others, and provide information on the latest releases and news in the industry.