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The Traveling Meeple’s Travel Game Index

I created a travel game index to help gauge the suitability of board games for playing while on the move. As an avid traveler myself, I understand the importance of having games that are “travel-ready” to enhance every adventure. The full index is based solely on my personal opinion and is subjective in approach, taking into account factors such as portability, durability, gameplay time, ease of play, number of players, and number of game pieces. I provide details for each category to help you decide if a game is right for your travel needs.

It’s worth noting that while I’ve personally played or have owned many of the games I evaluate for portability and durability, there are still many games that I haven’t tried. To fill in the gaps, I conduct research to make an informed assessment. However, it’s important to keep in mind that my research isn’t infallible.

Here are the details of each category:

  1. Portability – This category subjectively assesses the ease of transporting the game. A game that is compact and lightweight will score higher than a game that is bulky and heavy.

  2. Durability – This category subjectively assesses the sturdiness of the game. A game that can withstand wear and tear from being transported and played often will score higher than a game that is flimsy and fragile.

  3. Gameplay Time – This category indicates the length of time it takes to play the game. 

  4. Ease of Play – This category subjectively assesses how easy it is to learn and play the game. A game that has simple rules and mechanics will score higher than a game that has complex rules and mechanics.

  5. Number of Players – This category indicates the number of people that can play the game. Some games have solo variant rules created and shared by players online, which may not be reflected in this category.

  6. Number of Game Pieces – This category indicates the amount of game pieces that come with the base game. The number indicated in this category does not reflect any additional game pieces that may come with expansions, limited editions, or other variations, unless specifically mentioned. A game that has fewer game pieces will typically score higher in the portability category than a game that has a larger number of game pieces.

I encourage you to do your own research and try out the games at local game stores or read reviews on store websites and gaming forums to make an informed decision. You can find the index on my blog posts that discuss specific games, such as game list posts, as well as my travel game directory. The contents of each index are subject to change. 

I hope this tool, in combination with other external tools you may choose to use, is helpful for your travels and makes your game selection process easier. Please feel free to share your thoughts and feedback on the index with me. I’m always looking to improve it and make it more useful for fellow travelers like myself.

TL;DR Take my travel game index with a grain of salt. It’s just a fun tool for entertainment purposes only.


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Last Updated 5-8-2023