Board Games to Survive the Coronavirus Social Distancing


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This intro to this post is going to remind me in a few years just how strange march of 2020 was like. 

Coronavirus has been severely affecting the older population, but even those who wouldn’t suffer severe consequences from the virus, or even exhibit symptoms, could still expose the virus to more vulnerable people, whether the elderly, uninsured, undocumented, or unwell.

We need to be cautious because our healthcare infrastructure is just not capable of supporting all other illnesses plus the influx of coronavirus cases. 

I’ve been brainstorming what we could do to keep ourselves and others safe and not go crazy while we are staying at home #socialdistancing.

I’ve been snuggling with Vík on the couch, but don’t worry I have more ideas to help me survive the Coronavirus Social Distancing without amping up my phone screen time. 

Here are some of more ideas:

  • board games
  • make homemade noodles from scratch
  • snuggle with my dogs
  • write blog posts
  • online shopping (let’s support our economy)

I think the board games one is most applicable to all of you lovely readers so here we go…

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites and included links for amazon delivery purchase. These games are recommended for ages 12 and up. 

Board Games for Surviving the Coronavirus


I Should Have Known That

  • An addictively entertaining trivia game with over 400 questions about things that you should know.


  • I don’t think I have to explain this one.
  • Unpopular opinion: I LOVE word games, I know some people dread them. 


  • We played this with our friends Sara + Ryan on New Years Eve, 2018!
  • Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a cooperative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

Catan The Board Game

  • The incredibly popular, multi-award-winning civilization-building board game of harvesting and trading resources. Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points

Smart Ass The Ultimate Trivia Board Game

  • We bring this over to our friends’ house whenever we have a group game night. It always gets in a lot of laughs and makes you feel really smart when you get an answer right!
  • This is the second edition, we have the first edition! I also just found out they have a 90’s trivia version!!

smart ass game

I’m Not Saying You’re Stupid

  • How long can a dolphin hold its breath? At what temperature does popcorn pop? What percentage of breast reduction surgeries are performed on men?
  • I’m Not Saying You’re Stupid is a fun and fresh game featuring over 400 questions that are random, hilarious, and almost impossible to answer just right

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

  • This is the social card game that is going to change your game night forever… This addictive game is as unique as its name. It’s a power-packed quick and simple party game. Race against each other to SLAP a match between a card and spoken word. But – watch out! – your mind will play tricks on you.


Hasbro Connect 4 Game

  • Classic Connect 4 game is disc dropping fun.


  • 1 to 4 players, 30-minute playtime, For ages 12 and up
  • My sister and her husband are obsessed with this game
  • It’s really pretty! As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia. Players will take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window. Windows have unique color and shade requirements, and similar dice may never be adjacent so placing each die is more challenging than the last.


  • Yahtzee is a family favorite in the Davis household! We play it when we “go home for the holidays”. 
  • The classic dice game gets a sharp, high-roller look with casino-cool dice and a sleek shaker that doubles as a storage case. So, how will you roll? Will you stick with a straight, hustle for a full house, or risk it all for a 5-of-a kind Yahtzee score? Go ahead, roll with it!


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