Boardgames you can take to the beach
Eddie B
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Summer is in full swing and many of us might spend a few days at the beach. Now it would be fun to play a few boardgames while you are the beach, but most times you have too many little pieces or cards that can blow away.

That means we are looking for games that are somewhat small, ideally no small chits and/or cubes and no cards that can blow away.

Here is what I can come up with, feel free to add your own.
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1. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:204]
Eddie B
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This one qualifies. No small pieces and it doesn't take too long either. Can be played in the sand or on a towel.
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2. Board Game: Saint Malo [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1803]
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Brilliant idea and I wonder if we will start to see more of this. There are no chits/cards/cubes/coins etc. Everything you get you just draw with a dry erase marker on you sturdy game board. Furthermore it contains 5 large dice. You can play this on a towel and roll the dice in the lid of the box.
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3. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1995]
Eddie B
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Pen and paper and a bunch of dice that are contained in a plastic box. Not my favorite game but it works on the beach.
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4. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:412] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
Eddie B
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I have played hundreds of chess games on the beach. Having a magnetic travel set does help a lot.
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5. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:15301]
Alicia Simone
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A definite addition to my beach bag. Ultra durable at the beach or pool. My husband and I are super competitive at a Dominoes game called Sniff!

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6. Board Game: Battleship Express [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:13769]
Alicia Simone
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Ridgewood
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My sons love this game at the beach and pool. Not too many pieces. The cards are pretty thick cardboard stock and the only other pieces are dice. Another one that is always thrown in my beach bag.
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7. Board Game: UNO: H2O [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:6018]
Jeremy Kratochwill
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Anchorage
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Not the greatest game, but the cards are plastic, so you can get them wet, wash the sand off them, etc.
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8. Board Game: Kalah [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:3474]
Bill Reed
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Could be played with objects found at the beach.
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9. Board Game: Nine Men's Morris [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:15291]
Bill Reed
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You could draw this board in the sand, too.
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10. Board Game: Bingo [Average Rating:2.73 Overall Rank:15679]
Kevin Brown
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11. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1086]
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Also with nice chunky pieces and big dice. And it plays well with a large range of players: 2-7

There is a pocket edition but the pieces are so small that I'm afraid they will get lost in the sand or blown away by the wind.
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12. Board Game: Feudal [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3736]
Bill Eldard
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Plays with two to four players. Everything is plastic, so it washes cleanly.

However, it's out of print at this time, so any copy you can get your hands on is a collectible, and you'd hate to lose a piece from a collectible at the beach.
 
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13. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:491] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Bill Eldard
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Marbles and plastic disks wash clean. Added advantage: The marbles can't roll far in the sand if jarred loose from the disks.
 
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14. Board Game: Army of Frogs [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:4037]
Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
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15. Board Game: Zombie Dice [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:1718]
Dirk V.
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You could use Jellyfish as brains.
 
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16. Board Game Publisher: Gigamic
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Some of this publishers games have travel versions. And they all are of great quality and solid (mostly wooden) pieces.
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17. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:240] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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And all expansions.
 
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