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Board games are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or to bring people together at a party. They’re also a nice way to take a break from screens — although many games do have app or online versions, letting you play with far-away friends and family.
If your last memories of board games involve ruthless competition and tears, there are plenty of lighter, less combative games on this list. We’ve also included a few less-friendly games, too. From cooperative options to kids’ games to two-player classics, there’s something for everyone.