The table top gaming industry has really exploded onto the pop culture landscape in the last decade. Long gone are the 2 a.m. family battle royales over your uncle’s possibly made up rule about free parking in Monopoly. Gamers have gotten more sophisticated and, by extension, so have games. And of course, there are plenty of great board games to play when you’re high.
“The table top gaming industry has really exploded onto the pop culture landscape in the last decade. Long gone are the 2 a.m. family battle royales over your uncle’s possibly made up rule about free parking in Monopoly. Gamers have gotten more sophisticated and, by extension, so have games. And of course, there are plenty of great board games to play when you’re high.”
While you may want to fire all synapses and try to conquer the world with Risk after indulging in some of the best legal marijuana Washington state has to offer, we have a few board games you may not know about that go great with an evening of THC-fueled enjoyment.
We’re holding back from advocating a fully-formed game of D&D, because that takes a lot of time. But just like firing up a bowl of Girl Scout Cookies from Have a Heart Skyway and throwing the Lord of the Rings DVD on for the umpteenth time, Lords of Waterdeep gives you the fantasy RPG-style experience without having to spend months convincing your buddy she’d totally be the best DM because she makes the best funny voices after you smoke pot.
Lords of Waterdeep is an action board game set in the D&D universe. Think of it like D&D light — fight orcs, cast spells, get loot, all without having to manage a three page character sheet.
Maybe monsters and magic isn’t quite your jam — that’s totally fine. For the more analytical among the stoner crowd we strongly suggest Carcassonne. This minutes to learn, lifetime to master game of strategy and resource management is actually a lot more fun than the premise would suggest. Starting with a few land tiles that provide resources, you plot to build an empire in a feudal world ruled by ore, wood, wheat and water.
For this game Have a Heart Skyway strongly suggests going with a full-on Sativa to get your mind working overtime so you can conquer the countryside. Maybe skip the dabs before dabbling with Carcassonne.
For this game about widespread disease and how you and a friend can stop it, you’ll probably want to settle in with an Indica so your mind doesn’t wander into the horrible implications of an actual global pandemic. Even a CBD-heavy strain would be a good call, especially if the thought of the super flu is one that could trigger anxiety.
In this highly popular co-op board game, several different diseases have broken out all over the world and each player works together to stop the sickness from wiping out the entire population of the globe. If you want the fun and thrill of playing a highly addictive, strategic and action-oriented board game without being pitted against your friends, Pandemic is where it’s at.
These three games are just a taste of what’s out there. With popular websites like Board Game Geek, you can find one that is the perfect match for you and your friends.
And remember to swing by Have a Heart to stock up on our wide selection of flower, edibles, concentrates and more to have an excellent evening with legal, recreational cannabis and a roll of the dice or luck of the draw.