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Best Board Games for Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to properly bond with your friends and family. You’re bunking in tents and caravans together, there’s minimal technology and your luxuries are limited (if you’re not glamping). When you’re camping, you’re always looking for something to do in the downtime. You’ve spent the day exploring, hiking, swimming, or shopping, it’s after dinner and you want something fun to do while you sit around for the night.

This is the perfect time to whip out a board game, gather the troops and get stuck into some traditional strategy and fun. Here is a hardy list of the best board games for camping.

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Best Board Games for Camping

Awkward Guests

Mr. Walton has been found dead in his study and it is up to the players of the game to find out who his wretched murderer is. If you’re looking for good board games for camping, this is a great game to start everyone off on. The game is simple to learn from the get-go, easy to understand, and relies on player intuition to successfully crack the case. Do you think you could get to the bottom of the investigation?

Average Playtime: 45 – 75 minutes
Recommended Age: 12+
Number of Players: 1 – 8
Difficulty (BGG Complexity): 2.34

Uno 50th Anniversary Edition

On any day, Uno is a classic and is one of the best card games for camping that there is. It’s great for passing time and getting people on their toes. The first person to be left with one card must yell “UNO!”, but the unpredictable twists and turns of the game can send anyone straight to the bottom of the leader board. Pick your favourite of the 50th anniversary packs and get playing with one of the best camping card games.

Average Playtime: 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 6+
Number of Players: 2 – 10+
Difficulty (BGG Complexity): 1.12

Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition

This edition of the game still has the fun stuff included in the original, it just boasts some serious upgrades. Instead of throwing squishy foam at one another, you can now throw GIGANTIC inflatable burritos at your friends or family while playing. The game comes with durable, water resistant oversized cards, instructions, tokens, and two 91cm inflatable burritos. For a camping game that’ll induce a lot of belly laughs, Throw Throw Burrito is the way to go!

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 7+
Number of Players: 2 – 6
Difficulty (BGG Complexity): 1.09

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game

Much like Uno, this game is one of the best card games for camping, especially if you’re the competitive type. A player puts a card on the community deck while reciting Taco! Cat! Goat! Cheese! Pizza! When the word matches the card on the deck, the players must slap their hands down and the last person needs to pick up the card. The one who loses all their cards first is declared the winner.

Average Playtime: 10 – 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players
: 2 – 8
Difficulty (BGG Complexity): 1.04

Paranormal Detectives Board Game

When it starts to get late and you’re not quite ready to sleep, Paranormal Detectives is the perfect board game to keep everyone entertained. With a ghost and a group of paranormal detectives, it’s everyone’s job to discover how the victim died. Use your paranormal abilities, such as drawing, tarot cards, or creating a word puzzle, to answer the questions of the paranormal detectives.

Average Playtime: 30 – 50 minutes
Recommended Age: 12+
Number of Players: 2 – 6
Difficulty (BGG Complexity): 0

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If you’re looking for good board games for camping or you’re simply after some new activities, check out our online board game shop. For help with choosing a board game for your next camping trip, or more general information, contact us today!

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