Best new board games for adults

Board games have been around for decades, and the best thing for fans is that there are always new ones to get stuck into. The makers of board games are constantly trying to create new and exciting games, and a bunch are coming fresh off the production line. These are the best new board games for adults.

Western Legends

If you want to get lost in a world while playing a board game, then look no further than Western Legends. You get to play as either the deputy sheriff, doing as much good as possible, or an outlaw willing to break the rules to your own advantage.

The game allows you to explore the world at your own pace with the goal of becoming a legend through the actions you choose to do. Players can become a legend for doing good like mining, trading horses weapons, or become notorious for robbing banks, fighting duels, and playing poker.

Western Legends

The City of Kings

Not all board games are played against each other, and this cooperative fantasy game puts four players in one team. The aim of the game is to work together as a team as you slowly uncover various parts of the map. There are plenty of quests to keep you all occupied but many enemies to face along the way, plus you’ll be doing your best to level up your characters.

You can follow the game’s pre-set story or go rogue and play with random encounters. Along the way you take charge of little workers that you send all over the map to mine and source materials to make you and your team even stronger.

Dinosaur Island

Have you ever watched Jurassic Park and felt as though you could have done a way better job than the people running the dinosaur zoo? Well, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is because Dinosaur Island is essentially Jurassic Park the board game. You take control of a dinosaur park, researching and genetically modifying the beasts that used to walk the earth.

Then of course once your dinosaurs are ready to put in the park, you’ll have to think about food stalls, park enclosures, and keeping investors happy. There will be the inevitable outbreak of dinosaurs and how you deal with them will largely determine if you win the game or not.


Sometimes the simple games are the most compelling and Santorini will keep the good times rolling between you and your friends. Well, it’ll either leave you all having great fun or battle lines will be drawn. The aim of the game is to build a three-story tower using your minions, and after every turn, a minion will build a floor.

As it’s a race to three towers, the game could be over quickly, but as it’s a three-player game, everyone must team up to prevent the other from winning. Santorini is essentially chess, but with three dimensions and sabotage at the center of the game.


These board games promise to keep you and your friends having fun for hours at a time. Either you’ll all work together to beat the game, or you’ll do anything to beat the others by any means necessary.