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Board games are fun, but they can be a bit expensive, especially those that come with expansion sets. So, is there any way to enjoy a board game without spending too much?
Actually, there is!
You have probably heard of printable board games, but maybe you weren’t quite sure where to find them. Or maybe you were wondering if they are worth printing off or not.
We have gathered what we think are some of the best printable board games into one convenient list. In this article, we share with you our list of printable board games for adults that are worth your time and effort.
Some of these games only require one sheet of paper, while others might need require more than five. Either way, they all make for a fun game night.
Let’s check them out!
(Side note: One of the best ways to increase your happiness and life satisfaction is to plan your day, so you focus on your TOP goals. To get started, watch this free video that details the 7-minute habit for planning your day to focus on what's important.)
What You Will Learn
- 1. Spelling Words Tic-Tac-Toe
- 2. Eco Fun
- 3. Tell Me About
- 4. Name 7 Things
- 5. Monopoly Printable
- 6. Back to Home
- 7. Snakes & Ladders
- 8. Dollars and Cents
- 9. Cards Against Humanity
- 10. Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
- 11. Take Back Toe
- 12. Love Pictionary
- 13. Sherlock Holmes
- 14. Fun Employed
- 15. Deadwood
1. Spelling Words Tic-Tac-Toe
Spelling Words Tic-Tac-Toe is a great game for those who love spelling and vocabulary. It is a lot more exciting than ordinary tic-tac-toe since you have to complete quizzes and challenges before being able to enter your “X” or “O” on the game sheet.
The key to winning is completing the challenges and writing your symbol as fast as possible. You can also create your own rules if you deem that more suitable.
2. Eco Fun
Here is a printable for the gamer who is also a lover of the natural environment. It is a dice game, so you need a pair of dice from another game (or you can just make one using pen and paper). You can print it on simple bond paper, but it will probably be better printed on special, higher-quality stock.
The goal of the game is to be the first person to save planet Earth. The game starts with the planet being sick and needing some cleansing and refreshment. As you proceed, your moves include skipping, moving forward, answering quiz questions, doing activities, and more.
3. Tell Me About
Tell Me About is a game for people who want to know more about each other. It is great for employees during team building activities or people who are in the same seminars or workshops. It is recommended for a maximum of four players, but you can probably get away with more players if necessary.
You will need a die for this game and a counter to represent your entry. All the players put their counters at the Start box and take turns rolling the dice, then answering the questions they land on. The game continues until all the players reach the finish line.
4. Name 7 Things
Originally called “Name 3 Things,” this board game is designed for students who want to enhance their vocabulary skills. There are several categories, including language, geography, arts, and entertainment. This is an intelligence game that tests your general knowledge.
Even if it is for kids, it can be a fun play for adults as well. In addition to refreshing your memory (for instance, about the seven continents of the world), you will get a chance to learn things you did not know before.
5. Monopoly Printable
If you are a Monopoly fanatic but on a tight budget and cannot buy the original board game, here is a printable for you. Check out the printable version from Super Coloring and print out a copy for you and your friends to use on game night. You can download it directly from this link.
6. Back to Home
Back to Home is another printable from Super Coloring that is perfect for adults who are on a tight budget.? Just print it out, then cut and paste the car figures to represent your players.
Of course, if you want to enjoy board gaming to the fullest, you might want to save money and purchase the original versions. Here is a list of board games for you and your friends to check out.
7. Snakes & Ladders
For your next game night, check out this printable version of this classic board game. It does not come with a die, so you will need to look for or create one. There is also a cleaner version if you want it neat and simple.
8. Dollars and Cents
Here is a printable money board game for your friends who like counting their dollars and cents. The goal is to be the first one to finish with the most cash. In other words, even if you finish first, if someone else ends up finishing with more money, then they are the winner.
You can print out this sheet directly or create your own. If you are in for a DIY board game, then this is a great opportunity.
9. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is a well-known adult board game. The rules are easy: You just have to match a suitable answer to a question for the most entertaining combination. Most of the topics are inappropriate for young people, so this game should only be played with adults.
While the original version of this card game is more convenient, you can still enjoy it in printable form. Check out their website for more information, or click this link if you are ready to download.
10. Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
While the original version of Cards Against Humanity is not appropriate for young people, there is another version that is great for the whole family!
Cards Against Humanity Family Edition has the same rules and concept as the original version, except that it is family-friendly. You can download it here.
11. Take Back Toe
Take Back Toe is basically mancala and backgammon, but using poker chips or coins. It has a 3×4 grid and is available in blue or green color. You will need a die to play, and you will have to print the rules for the best possible experience.
You can visit Cheapass for the link to the rules and the board game, but you can also click this link if you are ready to download the blue version.
12. Love Pictionary
Love Pictionary is a printable board game for couples. The questions include things about your relationship and personal life. You and your partner will be given prompts for what to draw and then you will both guess what the drawing is.
If you and your partner are looking for a good game for a couple’s game night, then this is definitely a great option. You can invite other couple friends as well to make it more fun and exciting.
13. Sherlock Holmes
If you and your friends like solving mysteries, then mystery board games are just what you need. Here is a printable version of the Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective board game.
The link provided above gives you access to the complete version. Asmodee seems to offer most of their games in printable versions. You can explore their print-and-play website to check out the other games that are available.
14. Fun Employed
Fun Employed calls itself the “interview game of actual jobs and absurd qualifications.” It is available as a printable or as a set of real cards. You can download the printable cards from the site, or you can purchase the real cards from the site or other legitimate online platforms.
We highly recommend this printable game for friends or workmates. You will find yourself highly entertained by the hilarious reactions.
Deadwood is a game for those who love acting and filming. While it is recommended for only up to six players, you can get away with adding one or two more if necessary. Gameplay is around 60 minutes or more, depending on the players’ moves and strategy.
For the printable version, you can visit the site (link provided above) and check out the rules, boards, cards, and card backs available. You will need some other things, apart from the printables, such as dice, money denominations, etc. Make sure to have all these ready before starting the game.
If you feel like playing board games, but are on a tight budget, then we hope that this list can help you find a fun solution. You just need your computer and printer, and you will be ready for a great game night.
Finally, if you want to increase your happiness and life satisfaction, then watch this free video that details the 7-minute habit for planning your day to focus on what's important.