Stranger Things is possibly the best known Netflix Original show out there. It’s Spielbergian style bringing back a love for all things 80s. Yet, it’s most compelling feature wasn’t the 80’s aesthetic or the cool soundtrack. It was the relationship of the kids. Kid’s who loved nothing more than getting together and playing some D&D or some other board games.
If you love Stranger Things and board games, you can indulge both of those loves with the games below.
Stranger Things Eggo Card Game Board
The box isn’t a great reason to buy a game, but this one deserves some praise. It has that worn 80’s look synonymous with the show itself. You can play as Will, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Eleven, Hopper or even Barb!
The aim of the game is to get rid of all your Eggo cards and escape the upside down. Cards can either send you back to the upside down, make an opponent draw 2 cards, bring forth the Demogoron, or rip a rift in the world that sends those who were Right Side Up down to the Upside Down.
This is just the sort of game I’d expect the Stranger Things kids themselves to play. And, if you think you’d enjoy it too, you can pick it up here.
Stranger Things Screen Test Card Game
A fun game you play while you watch the show. Each player is given cards listing something they have to look for within episodes of the first two seasons of the show. You could be lookering for flickering lights, character actions or specific phrases.
This is the perfect games for those about to embark on their latest re-watch of this great show. If that sound’s like something you’d enjoy, you can get this game here.
Stranger Things Ouija Board
The perfect game if you were drawn to the darker elements of Stranger Things. This game uses a ouija board to contact the other side and let you unlock secrets hidden away in the upside down. The alphabet is spelt out in Christmas Tree lights, which is a nice touch.
You can find more about this creepy game here.
Stranger Things Monopoly
Monopoly was a feature of 80’s kids lives (like me!) so combining it with Stranger Things makes perfect sense. It’s the same classic game, but instead of Chance and Community cards there are Walkie-Talkie and Blinking Lights Cards. There are also token’s that look like they’ve been taken from the upside-down and you’ll be building forts and hideouts rather than houses and hotels.
You can buy Stranger Things Monopoly here.
Wizards of the Coast Dungeon! Fantasy Board Game
Okay, this isn’t a game based on Stranger Things, but it’s still worth including. The FBI actually confiscated this game from the boys in the end of season 1. What they hoped to find in a fantasy game is unclear, maybe they just wanted to play themselves?
This is actually the updated version of the game, to appeal to a new generation of D&D players. You can choose to adventure as a Rogue,Cleric, Fighter or Wizard. The rules are simple; collect treasure, escape the dungeon and have fun!
D&D was a big part of Stranger Things and this game will make you understand why the kids loved it so much. You can find out more about the game here.
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