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Top 5 Amazing Board Game Trends in 2021


What is a Board game?

Board game is also known as table games in other words that typically use pieces moved or placed on a playing surface and often use elements of the table, card, role-playing, and miniature games as well.

In most board games, there is a competition between two or more players. In some games, a player wins by capturing all opposing pieces, while others often end with a calculation of final scores. Some games are cooperative games where players all win or lose as a team.

Board games do have skill and luck-based categorization.

So, what are the games that best define board games and are trending in 2021?

Here is a list of some famous skill-based board games. Let’s take a look in detail.

  • Carrom
  • Pool
  • Ludo
  • Cell Connect
  • Mahjong

Carrom Game

The world is full of real money and virtual money games through which you can sharpen your skills to the best. If we talk about carrom board, it comes under skill-based board games and is a very popular game among teenagers. It is preeminent in India. The height of this game becomes double in online platforms where a user can play and earn real money. The player has to sink all the nine carroms(either black or white) before other opponents to win the game. This game is very popular among youngsters and there is no wonder why Carrom is a trending board game in 2021.

MPL – Carrom is a good example of trending board games in 2021.

Pool Game

The pool game is very popular and online pool game is played by professional gamers all over the world. 8 ball pool game has gained immense attention from cue sports players. This pool game is usually played on a pool table as a ‘singles’ or ‘doubles’ game with cue sticks as well as 16 balls, one cue ball to strike other balls, and 15 object balls.

The objective of an 8 ball pool is to put all your designated balls (which can be solids or stripes) in the 6 pockets, and then the 8 ball (black ball) at the end. The player who pots the 8 ball/black ball after all balls (Solid or Stripes) wins the game, but if the player pots the 8 ball/black ball before any ball is left, the other player will win the game. Online pool games have a separate fanbase, you win, you earn. Online Pool game is very exciting and thrilling with the tours and different types of game modes in the game app.

When it comes to pool games, Pokerdangal is amongst all and is a trending game in 2021.

Ludo Game

Ludo is one of the most popular board games worldwide and its popularity becomes twice in India. Almost every gamer would have played this game. Ludo is a skill & strategy-based board game that has 2 modes of play. One is ‘Snake & ladder’ and the other is ‘Multiplayer mode’ where a maximum of 4 players can play the game.

In the multiplayer game, the objective is to enter all 4 pawns in the ‘HOME’ box with the help of ludo numbers. The player who enters all 4 pawns first is the winner. The opponent can kill the pawn in the middle if, the required ludo number comes.

In ‘Snake & ladder’ mode, the player has to reach the 100th box with the help of ludo numbers and ladders. The player who reaches the 100th box first is the winner. However, if the player faces snakes in the middle the number will go down and the chances of losing the game will increase. The popularity of Ludo offline or online is of the same level and it is indeed a trending board game in 2021. =

MPL – Ludo is a great example of board games that are famous in 2021.

Cell Connect

Cell connect is another example of a board game that is catching gamer’s attention. It comes under skill-based games as it requires skills, strategy, and thinking to win. It is a puzzle game that is numbered and turns out very challenging at times. There are two modes available in the game one is ‘classic mode’ and the other is a ‘multiplayer mode’. This game is easy, simple, and not time-consuming, the user all has to do is make a good decision while matching identical numbers.


Mahjong solitaire is a single-player matching game that uses a set of mahjong tiles rather than cards. It is more commonly played on a smartphone than as a physical tabletop game. The 144 tiles are arranged in a special four-layer pattern with their faces upwards. A tile is said to be open or exposed if it can be moved either left or right without disturbing other tiles. The goal is to match open pairs of identical tiles and remove them from the board, exposing the tiles under them for play. The game is finished when all pairs of tiles have been removed from the board or when there are no exposed pairs remaining. Mahjong is another game that provides high competition and at the same time offers fun & excitement. It is another game that is gaining popularity with each passing day.

Here is a list of some famous Luck-based board games. Let’s take a look in detail.

  • The Downfall of Pompeii
  • Thebes Board Game
  • The Oracle of Delphi
  • Coloretto

The Downfall of Pompeii

The Downfall of Pompeii is a board game of two halves, that moves from card to tile placement as you first populate Pompeii with citizens and then get them out of Dodge once the volcano ignites the fire. The board is split into a city made up of 70 squares, and the dreaded volcano. Half the squares inside the city are 11 numbered buildings and 13 unnumbered ones, each able to house between one (the outhouses of doom) and seven citizens.

Pompeii’s simplicity and exciting gameplay will immediately get you into the feel of the game.

Thebes Board Game

Thebes is a simple family board game for two to four players. It takes around an hour to complete the game. It has four sides i.e. the writer, the thinker, the thrasher, and the dabbler. Every side plays its own part and has its own value. Thebes is fast and fun to play while being easy to teach for the right group of people. It’s very easy to win in Thebes.

The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi is a euro game for two to four players. It takes one to two hours to complete the game. This game is not for beginners or youngsters, but experienced gamers will feel on safe ground with its euro mechanisms.


Pushing your luck against your opponents’ decisions is a joyful experience and it’s usually about greed. Coloretto is a good example: A simple game where you try and maximize points in three colors while avoiding the other four. On your turn, flip a card and add it to a row (there’s one row per player) or take a row. Each row has a maximum of three cards, so you can hold out but of course, other players will try to make any row that is bad for you.


So, do you like board games? Board games are very famous and give an option to earn real money as well. The aforementioned games are the board game trends in 2021.

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