For a dose of nostalgia and an escape from the million-and-one puzzles being put together, there’s never been a better time to reacquaint yourself with the delight that comes with playing a good board game. Given that we can’t be out travelling the world at the moment, due to Coronavirus travel restrictions, we’ve been looking at other ways for us to satiate our wanderlust. Whether it’s jet setting around the world, re-building famous icons or surviving a desert or jungle exploration, we’ve found a new love for sitting at our dining room tables and pretending that we are actually travelling! Here, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite travel-themed board games (you know, the ones that have been collecting dust in our cupboards for years):

Sushi Go!

Players: 2 – 5

In this fast-paced card game, players are eating at a sushi restaurant and are trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Using the ‘draft and pass’ method, this game is easy and fun and rules are kept to a minimum.

Passport to Culture

Players: 2 – 6

Embark on a continent-hopping adventure and find out just how much you know about the world and other cultures in this board game. With questions about people and places, food and drink, world treasures, greetings and gestures, and customs and traditions, your cultural knowledge will definitely be put to the test!


Players: 2 – 5

If you’re a fan of Monopoly, you’ll enjoy this game! Airlines is a stock game, where players earn points for the stock they hold in airline companies. Throughout the game, you’ll build flight routes throughout Europe – the winner is determined by the player who has the most stock in the leading airlines.

Where in the World?

Players: 2 – 6

Similar to Passport to Culture, Where in the World tests out your geographical knowledge while learning facts about every country in the world. The purpose of the game is to provide a way of communicating, sharing and learning geography.

Ticket to Ride

Players: 2 – 5

A bit more a well-known game, if you’ve not played Ticket to Ride, now’s the time to buy it! In this game, each player gets objective cards to build railway routes between different cities… the only catch; you’ve got to watch out that your fellow players don’t cut you off! Originally, this game was based in the USA, however, there are several extension packs available now, including Africa, Asia, India, Europe and more!

After other ways to fuel your wanderlust from home? Check our post ‘Fulfil Your Wanderlust with These Travel Movies‘.

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