6 Board Games that can be adapted on Silver Screen!

Board games have also been a special part of the childhood. Love them or hate them, board games have played a pretty big role in our lives. Well, these days they have taken a new form : feature films. There have been a few game adaptions already in the past and with ‘Jumanji : Welcome to the jungle’ releasing on 29th December 2017 in India, we can’t contain our excitement as to what adventure it holds in store for us!

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

Here are a few other games which can turn out to be a ravishing and adventurous theater experiences.

1. Monopoly
The ultimate goal is being a monopolist, controlling the board (read: the market) in its entirety. No matter how far you fall behind, there is always the possibility with some quick and smart decisions, to come back on top. The board game itself doesn’t necessarily have a story, but once people start playing there a great many narratives that come out.As long as the movie doesn’t feel as endless as the board game itself can be, we can get on board.

2. The Setllers of Catan
Released in Germany by Klaus Teuber in 1995, The Settlers of Catan has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon. There are tournaments and conventions, countless forms of merchandise, and almost anything else one can think of. One of the only things left to explore is a film adaptation.

3. Ludo
Ludo is a strategy board game for tow to four players race their four tokens from start to finish according to the rolls of a single die. Starting from the inside, the players have to pave their wave into their house while overcoming various obstacles. One player can kill the other while on the same square. The question of kill or be killed arises when the person to kill is the friend of the other.

4. The Game of Life
The Game of Life, or Life for short, brings to our table all the choices and consequences we have to make personally without any of the guilt or personal impact.

5. Ticket To Ride
This is one for all of the lovers of trains out there. Developed as a German-styled game by Alan R. Moon, it was released in 2004 to worldwide success.If it would ever be made though, it’d be best served really embracing the culture of riding trains across the country.

6. Forbidden Island
Forbidden Island is a cooperative adventure board game.A Forbidden Island adaptation could share some similarities in style and its use of environment as a character. The crucial element that would need to be developed would be the question of why they are searching for treasure on that island.