Washington Capitals: 3 board games to play while watching old hockey games

3 board games for Washington Capitals fans as we wait.

Some of us are, okay maybe most of us, are in quarantine, social distancing, and trying to keep healthy to survive the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now that the Washington Capitals season is over, some fans are watching old games to relive the past or watching the current Stanley Cup playoffs wondering who the next champion will be.

But sometimes when watching old games or games that your team isn’t involved in, it can get boring. Watching old games means you know the outcome. With the Caps not involved currently it makes us miss 2018. One solution is to play board games while you watch. Here are three suggestions.

#3 Checkers (or chess)

The classic game of checkers is a great way to pass the time while watching old hockey games. If you’re more advanced, chess will even pass more time.

The object of the game of checkers is to capture all your opponents pawns or trap them to the point where they can’t move. Once all the pawns are collected the game is over and the person who collected them all is declared the winner. Checkers is a classic but fun game that has been played for generations.

#2 Scrabble

Another great game that can pass the time is scrabble. You can play with as little as two people and as many as four. It’s a board with small tiles with letters on them. Each player gets seven tiles, or letters.. The person with the letter closest to the beginning of the alphabet will start.

The game finishes when one player has no more letters. The other players have to count the points for the letters they still have in front of them and take them away from their total score. The object of the game is to make words out of the seven letters, make as many words as you can.

#1 Sorry

This is another favorite of mine. The object of the game is to get all your pawns to the safe zone. Cards determine where you go but if you draw a sorry card you can put any opponent you want back to start. Each player gets five cards and can play one card per turn. This is another great game that passes the time.

Those are our top 3 board games to play while watching old hockey games or the current Stanley Cup playoffs. What are your favorite board games, Caps fans?