What are some good board games for teenagers?
A teenager is cognitively advanced enough to play any board game. With teenagers, the theme of the game is going to be more important, usually. The best idea would be to try to engage them with a game that has a theme aligned with their interests. Some good games that do well on theme are Summoner Wars, Memoir ’44, Ascension, Forbidden Island, Betrayal at House on the Hill and Perfect Stride. When going for games, make sure you know your teenager’s likes and dislikes and find something that will engage him/her, and and be appealing to who s/he is playing with, whether that be you or his/her friends. Ideally, you will have already been playing games with the teenager years before. My wife and I started playing games with our two children at around 2 years old each. Here are some tips on teaching games to kids: http://growingupgamers.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaching-games-to-kids.html
As families struggle to find things to do on a rainy day or a quite night at home, many look to board games as a way to interact and have fun together. It seems that engaging younger children in a board game is considerably easier than retaining a teenager’s attention for an hour or two. However, there are many board games for teenagers that families can turn to. Keep in mind that finding board games for teenagers to play is not much different than finding ones for adults. A teenager’s skill level is advanced enough for most types of board games, with the exception perhaps of trivia games that pose questions about events before their time. However, many modern trivia games are DVD board games and are a great choice for older kids and adults. To choose entertaining DVD board games for teenagers, consider their interests. Shout About Music is one example of the various DVD board games that cater to a specific interest. There are also similar games based on television and movies.