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Thousands of board games are released yearly. We share some staff favorites that require more strategy, have deeper narratives.
Every year, thousands of new board games are published—more than our guide to the best beginner board games for adults could possibly accommodate. Here we list a few Wirecutter staff favorites. And though these may not be as approachable for new gamers, they have other traits we think you’ll love.
Whether you’re looking for something that offers high-level strategy or narrative cooperation, or simply something that looks and feels beautiful, these are the games in heavy rotation at our game nights. If you don’t see one of your favorites, leave a comment so we can expand our collections.