Best Board Game Store

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 544-1059
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Labyrinth’s stash of 2,500 games and puzzles virtually guarantees you’ll find something for your next party, family reunion, or vacation. But how to pick? Start by asking the staff: They can fill you in on which games are recent award-winners and give details about everything from the feel of the game play to the designers’ nationalities. According to owner Kathleen Donahue, current bestsellers are the spy-themed Codenames and 7 Wonders: Duel, a two-player spinoff of the original 7 Wonders. Most-anticipated games of 2016 include the two-to-four player Star Wars: Rebellion, strategic city-building game Quadropolis, party game Doctor Panic, and a dexterity game called Kaboom. If you have trouble making up your mind, you can stop by on Thursday evenings to try out a few at the in-house board game night.

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