Popular Games to Get You Through the Third Lockdown

Another lockdown (third? fourth? we lost count!) just started in Lebanon, and we are more lost than ever. One would think by now, we got the hang of it, but this must be our way of humoring ourselves. Definitely, we need entertainment away from the stress of social media and the events within the country. Here are a few popular board and card games to keep you going! 


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This game is all about, you guessed it, getting a Sequence. Simply, play a card from your hand, and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board - when you have five in a row, it’s a SEQUENCE. But, don't worry, strategy is involved to get the brain working too. 

2. Scattergories

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Remember that game we used to play when we were kids with a human name, animals, and things starting with the same letter? Well, this one is the same thing with an upgrade. This fast-paced game has two decks of cards, a category deck and a letter deck. Each time a category and letter combo is revealed, the first player to slap the “I Know” card and give an appropriate answer—like “Cake” for the combo “Desserts” and “C”—gets the card. At the end of the game, the player with the most cards wins.


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If this game doesn't have COVID vibes sprinkled all over it, then we don't know what is! If you want to feel like a hero, and make yourself feel like this whole actual pandemic is coming to an end, then this one if for you. As skilled members of a disease fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics.

4. Monopoly Deal Card Game

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This one is a classic and doesn't need any explanation. We all remember the family fights and arguments with the board game version that never ended. Well, the cards version is so much fun!

5. What Do You Meme?

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Compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption the photo card in each round. The winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge. Pro tip: pick your caption card to match the judge’s sense of humor.

6. Kids Against Maturity 

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Kids Against Maturity is the perfect parental tool to approach playtime and family time. Are you sick of the same old dated games every game night? This instant classic was made and played by parents like you. With age-appropriate toilet humor and funny innuendos for the adults, it can be enjoyed by all ages. Best results when played with 4 players or more.

7. Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition 

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It’s not just the regular game with all the adult stuff taken out. It has been re-written and playtested it with thousands of families.

8. PlayMonster 5 Second Rule Game

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All you need is a timer and the cards. Pick a card, then name 3 things relevant that come to mind. It might sounds easy but it isn't. However, it is surely fun!

9. Never Have I Ever

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Be ready to expose yourself and family members with this one. Trust us, you won't stop laughing!

10. Beat That! - The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges

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Ever had the satisfaction of throwing a paper ball in the bin from across the room? Well, that feeling is what this game is all about. Bet on your skills with solo challenges, battle royals, buddy ups, and duels. Win by betting on your ability to successfully complete a series of ridiculous dexterity-based challenges. With a variety of tricky and outrageous challenges to test your skills, this board game will have you hooked in seconds.


Which game is your favorite?