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Best Pop Culture Board Games For Adults And Families

If you’re bored and looking for a fun, indoor activity to enjoy on a rainy day – we’ve got you covered!

Our pick of the best pop culture board games is sure to help you find a new, fun game that will keep you entertained, featuring ones inspired by some of the biggest movies, television shows, characters and moments.

There’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned games night to bring families and friends together, but board games don’t just mean fun times, they’ve actually been proven to have other benefits too.

Playing board games actually reduces stress because of a common side effect of board game playing – laughter! Not only are games stress-busting, but they also help improve brain function by increasing skills in strategy and patience.

Monopoly

Benefits aside though, board games are just so much fun and whether you’re a fan of a classic board game such as Monopoly, or if you’re looking for something new to try out, we’ve got everything you’re looking for!

These pop culture board games don’t just have a different box though, they feature new character pieces, rules, and the overall look of the game is inspired by the film/TV show.

They give a new lease of life for the classic games we all know and love, and bring unique and fun new games into the world.

There’s something for fans of various different franchises in our ultimate pop culture board game guide, with everything from The Mandalorian to Rick And Morty!

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your next games night, check out some of these incredible pop-culture board games.

  1. Game Of Thrones Cluedo
  2. The Mandalorian Monopoly
  3. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
  4. Rick And Morty The Pickle Rick Game
  5. Star Wars Top Trumps Match Game
  6. Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
  7. Stranger Things Monopoly
  8. The Planet Of The Apes Game
  9. Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War Game
  10. Jurassic World Board Game
  1. Game Of Thrones Cluedo
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    Game Of Thrones Cluedo

    There’s a mystery to solve in the kingdom of Westeros and beyond, and it’s your job to solve it! Will you and your fellow players be able to identify the assassin in Meereen or uncover the treacherous pot in the Red Keep? This is the game of Cluedo like you’ve never seen it before, with stunning castle-shaped playing pieces and a fun game of Thrones take on this classic game. 

     

     

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  2. The Mandalorian Monopoly
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    The Mandalorian Monopoly

    The classic game of Monopoly has been given a Baby Yoda makeover! Imagine travelling around the galaxy with the adorable Baby Yoda and the mysterious Mandalorian. This Monopoly: Star Wars The Child edition board game features themes and artwork inspired by the incredibly popular Disney Plus television series that stole the hearts of Star Wars fans old and new. Move around the gameboard as The Child, buy and sell Hideouts and Common Houses, and follow the actions on the Camtono cards and Bounty Puck cards. The last player remaining after everyone else has gone bankrupt wins the game!

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  3. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
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    Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

    If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, there has been no better time to test your knowledge of the wizarding world! Answer questions about Hogwarts, the dark arts, magical wizarding objects, history of magic artefacts, locations, spells, magical creatures, and famous witches and wizards! Choose which house to represent and answer from the collection of 1800 questions. Hours of fun await!

     

     

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  4. Rick And Morty The Pickle Rick Game
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    Rick And Morty The Pickle Rick Game

    This weird and wonderful game that comes in a pickle is sure to keep you laughing and entertained with your family or friends! Even when you aren’t playing, you can proudly display your pickle anywhere you want- work, home, school. The game involves taking on the role of Pickle Rick and escaping a heavily armed compound. This 30-minute game is a great choice for a quick activity. 

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  5. Star Wars Top Trumps Match Game
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    Star Wars Top Trumps Match Game

    Channel the force and try to match five in a row in this Star-Wars-themed Top Trumps Match game! With loads of Star Wars character cubes including fan-favourites from the Rebel Alliance and the First Order, your goal is to make a row of 5 without your opponent stealing the match! This transportable game is ideal for playing outdoors or indoors, wherever in the galaxy you may be!

     

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  6. Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
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    Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit

    You don’t need a TARDIS to travel the universe with the Doctor and friends, all you need is this Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit game! Featuring over 600 questions about all 13 iterations of the legendary Time Lord, fans can truly test their knowledge of this iconic BBC television series. With plenty of questions about the Daleks, the Cybermen and more of the Doctor’s most famous enemies and iconic companions over the years – this game is ideal for die-hard Doctor Who fans! 

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  7. Stranger Things Monopoly
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    Stranger Things Monopoly

    In this Stranger Things take on the classic family-favourite board game, the Upside Down looms larger than ever before! Fans of the Netflix Original Series will love this set featuring artwork inspired by the smash-hit show. Players must race between the tunnels under Hawkins and buy as many properties as they can. Build up your fortune with Forts and Hideouts but watch out for the Upside Down cards which can provide special powers and change a fortune! 

     

     

     

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  8. The Planet Of The Apes Game
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    The Planet Of The Apes Game

    Based on the totally iconic original Planet of the Apes movie, which is poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this Planet of the Apes board game will delight fans of this franchise. In this fun family game, the players must take on different parts of Colonel George Taylor’s psyche. They must work together as Taylor faces his ape adversaries, the dangerous environment of the apes’ planet, and the psychological horrors of his experiences there. Planet of the Apes fans will love this unique board game experience!

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  9. Avengers: Infinity War Game
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    Avengers: Infinity War Game

    Avengers, Assemble! It’s time to face off against the Avengers’ greatest enemy- the mad Titan Thanos. In this official game, players must recruit heroes and assemble an elite team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces and prevent him from accomplishing his ultimate goal- collecting all six Infinity Stones and snapping away half of all life in the Universe. Critical thinking and communication are key in this fun Marvel game!

     

     

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  10. Jurassic World Board Game
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    Jurassic World Board Game

    Jurassic Park and Jurassic World are part of one of the biggest franchises in our time! In this game, players must work together to manage a dinosaur park and choose an employee to help them look after the park. Employees have various skills, which allow them to place buildings and create dinosaurs for example. You spread the word about the park by entertaining your visitors. But beware, the more terrifying dinosaurs in the park, the greater the chance of a break out with gruesome consequences. Fans will love this fun game!

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Tara Cox

Tara Cox

Contributing Writer

Tara is a Modern Languages Graduate with a love for all things Harry Potter, Disney, and Marvel. Tara loves to travel and enjoys watching foreign-language films, especially ones by Jean Luc Godard.