Dystopia is a genre of entertainment that takes place in a similar but alternate world, with the characters leading challenging lives that often leave them fighting for their humanity. Dystopian games is a sub-genre that might be right up your alley if you or your child is a fan of dystopian literature and movies.
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Dystopian Games for People Who Like Dystopian Stories
Dystopian Games for Most Ages*
Dystopian Games for Teens & Adults
City of Remnants
The Resistance (and it’s many expansions)
Android Netrunner (and it’s expansion)
Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
Battle for Rokugan
Dead of Winter
*warning: dystopian game storylines may be disturbing to sensitive players. These games are broken up into most ages and teen+ based on the community ratings at Board Game Geek. The majority of these games are recommended for ages 10 and up. I highly suggest reading the game synopsis before playing, only you can decide if a particular game will be fun for you and your family.
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.