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“Funnily enough, our top-selling game before lockdown was Pandemic,” says Richard Wilson from Timeless Board Games. “It’s a cooperative game of disease-fighting specialists whose mission it is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before they get out of hand.”
If the thought of playing Pandemic hits too close to home, though, there are plenty of games on offer at Timeless Board Games including vintage treasures and great bargains in their pre-loved corner. The shop will be kicking off their 1 June reopening with a flash sale, and in addition to getting a brilliant new game, buying online or in-store makes you eligible for the R10,000 prize from Unplug Yourself, an initiative started to support local business.
Richard suggests these games to get you started:
Control the crowns, control Europe in the Risk Europe game – an exciting game of medieval conquest. The game challenges players to step into the role of a medieval king and rule feudal Europe by building castles, taxing subjects, expanding territories, and engaging in battle.
Strategy game 1 to 3 hours | 2 to 4 players
Big Boggle is a timed word game where players attempt to find as many connected words as possible from letters resting face up in a 25 cube grid.
Family word game 10 minutes | 2 to 8 players
Dixit is a lovingly illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. In this award-winning board game, players will use the beautiful imagery on their cards to bluff their opponents and guess which image matches the story.
Family social game 30 to 45 minutes | 3 to 6 players
Ticket to Ride
With elegantly simple game play, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.
Family game with light strategy 30 to 45 minutes | 2 to 5 players
Mysterium is a cooperative board game. It blends aspects of murder mystery games and card-based guessing games. One person plays a murdered ghost who can communicate with the other players only through a series of visions in the form of illustrated cards.
Cooperative deduction game 45 minutes | 2 to 7 players
SEE FOR YOURSELF
Timeless Board Games
Meadowdale Value Centre, Meadowdale
087 701 1702
Shop online: timelessboardgames.co.za