Believe it or not Christmas is just around the corner. One of the gifts that I loved most as a child to receive and use were board games. Despite all of today’s technology board games are still a popular item among teenagers and adults. Nothing seems to be as fun or as funny as sitting around the table with your family and playing a good board game. In this post I’ll give you my pick for the top board game of 2011. If you just want to see all the new hot release board games of the year, then check out this post on new release board games.

Best New Board Game for Kids 2013

Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game

We’ve all played the iPod application but now there’s an Angry Birds game just for kids and it’s one of the most popular of 2011. It features three Angry Birds, green pigs, one slingshot-style launcher, structure pieces and mission cards and up to 4 players can play at the same time. I like it because kids get to be creative and build their own structures and then try to knock it down – this seems to be especially intriguing for my young boys.

Best Board Game for Adults 2011

If you’re looking for a great strategy board game for adults, then I highly recommend Dominion which is a tactical card game which takes around 30 minutes to play and can involve up to 4 players. This game allows you to race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending off other players along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury.

What’s your Favorite Board Game of 2011?

What new board game do you have your eye on? Leave a comment below. If you want to look at more options, then I highly recommend this site for all the top board games of the year.