More and more people are turning to computers and their phones for gaming, but we remember the times when our families used to sit around playing Cluedo, Risk, and Monopoly as some of the best gaming memories we have. Board games are great fun and they let us get in touch with our inner child, while also occasionally making us want to punch our friends…
But still, they’re great fun. And we love that you can buy loads of old games but with cool new twists. It’s especially great if you’re a huge fan of Big Bang Theory because there are loads of your favourite board games remade in Sheldon’s glorious image. These games make for awesome gifts and we’ve tried them all out to see how they play just so we could get a list together of some of the best ones. So if you like Big Bang Theory, or if you like board games, or both, then you’re gonna love some of these games. You'll even find a link to buy each of them included below their entry!
Big Bang Monopoly!
Monopoly has loads of versions out there. There are Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Legend of Zelda, and even dog-based versions so that no matter what type of fan you are you can find a cool little gift for yourself. But after trying the Big Bang Theory version of monopoly we’ve got to say it’s one of the best versions we’ve tried. The board is based around famous locations from the show including the physics department and the guy’s apartment, as well as loads of other places from Pasadena where it’s set. Best of all we love the game pieces! Pick from Leonard's Glasses, Sheldon's Spot, Howard's Space Helmet, Raj's Dog Cinnamon, Penny's Wine Glasses, Amy's Tiara and Bernadette's Microscope.
The Big Bang Theory Party Game
Cards Against Humanity is one of our favourite games of all time. We even play it sober! And this Big Bang Theory version makes for pretty great imitator. In the game you get cards with quotes which you use to match up and create hilarious lines and jokes. The best part about this game is you don’t even need to be a huge Big Bang Theory fan just to enjoy it, and it’s particularly funny if you’ve already had a drink or two. If Big Bang Monopoly is what you play with a younger cousin, then this game is what you play with your drinking buddies.
Big Bang Cluedo
If you’ve played Cluedo then you know what to expect, but we have to admit that we really enjoyed this Big Bang twist on the classic board game simply because all the parts looked so damn good. We’re not normally fans of Cluedo but we still enjoyed the few sessions we played using this version. Maybe it was because this version changes a few rules in a way that we feel actually improves upon the original. But we don’t think it really matters. If you love Big Bang, or have a friend who loves Big Bang, this is a superb gift option.
Big Bang Trivial Pursuit
Now this one really is for the hardcore Big Bang Theory fan, and it wasn’t easy on us either. With over 600 questions this put some of the biggest fans in our office to the test and some of them fell short. We all played this for hours and it was great fun and genuinely challenging, and it’s got a pretty good price tag too! Our only criticism is that it stops at season 7. Here’s to hoping they release an updated version that covers all the newer seasons. Still, if you think you’re a hardcore Big Bang Theory fan then you need this game in your life because it’s one of the best ways to test just how much you know about the show.
Big Bang Theory Top Trumps
We like this one because it’s cute, small, and super easy to play and use. You play using the classic Top Trumps formula and it comes with cards representing some of your favourite moments from The Big Bang Theory including The Hair Complex, Sheldon Cooper's council of ladies and the infectious ward romantic gesture! This was a blast from the past for most of us who hadn’t picked up Top Trumps since we were just kids and we’re happy to say the game retains all of its appeal. Quick, easy, and cheap, this particular item makes for a great stocking filler, or maybe a small gift for a co-worker who you know loves the Big Bang Theory.