Strange board games you’ve probably not heard of!

Until the 90s, board games were an important part of playtime after school. However, in the enthusiasm to create unique and snazzy ones, companies went overboard. This month, we’ll look at some of the oddest board games that were ever made.

Illustration of two boys playing non-athletic tennis
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Non-athletic tennis

Are you fond of tennis but think it would be great to play it while slouching on a couch? There’s a game exclusively for such enthusiasts. Roll the dice to decide what kind of move you get to make — a short lob, a passing shot, etc., on a net-free board. Why actually physically try these manoeuvres when you can close your eyes and imagine yourself on a Wimbledon court playing classy shots! The game ends when someone wins or falls asleep.

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.
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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.