Game Night Just Got Better

Welcome to the Collegiate Communities Blog. Today we’ll be sharing a short list of board game recommendations for your pleasure. Already own a bunch of great games? Comment below with your top picks of “must-haves.” We’re sure that the residents of our apartment community in West Lafayette, IN will be happy to read about them!


Ticket to Ride

Millions of copies of Ticket to Ride have been sold all over the world. Travel from coast to coast in the United States, Nordic Countries, Asia, and more — there are over 10 different maps that you can choose to play on! Here’s a short description from the publisher, Days of Wonder:


Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.”



Root is a game of adventure and war for two to four players. We highly recommend this beautiful and fun gem of a game. Here’s a quick description from Leder Games:


“The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths.”


Railroad Ink

Railroad Ink is a beautiful little game for one to six players. It plays in about 30 minutes, takes seconds to learn, and is (in our opinion) one of the best games to come out of 2018. Here’s a description from the publisher, CMON:

“New lands have opened up and the race is on to create the best network of rail and road lines through it. In Railroad Ink, players roll the Route dice and must then draw the subsequent results on their individual Route boards. Players score points for having long interconnected Routes, as well as connecting the entry points to their board, plus having Routes through the center of their boards. But beware, they’ll lose points for leaving unfinished lines…”