The government’s blockade has rekindled interest in board games, which is unprecedented. People all over the world are restoring their old games, throwing dice and spinning the spinning frame, and have a happy time.
For ordinary table game players, this is all good, but for hobbies, there are more interesting aspects. Over the years, people have invested a lot of details in board games; some of them are almost impossible to play in a reasonable time.
This list features the longest legally played board games, and they are not out of timidity. If you have played these games, please share your experience in the comments and let everyone know how many hours you spent playing board games.
Most war simulation games that take a lot of time to play center around the second World War, but Paths of Glory covers the Great War, otherwise known as World War I. The game places players into the role of the great rulers and generals who fought the campaigns, and it’s incredibly detailed.
The game comes with 316 die-cut counters, a large map sheet of Europe and the Near East, a 32-page rulebook, and more. Players take control of the monarchs and marshals who fought between 1914 and 1918 across all of Europe. Each side has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s up to the players to make use of each.
The average gameplay length for Paths of Glory is around 480 minutes (8 hours). Still, it does have a relatively steep learning curve. It will take players quite some time to become comfortable with the game’s nuances, making initial playthroughs into long affairs.
As players become more comfortable with the game, it isn’t rare for a single playthrough to take twice the average length. Some players have spent more than 14 hours playing through a single round, so depending on your play style, it can take days to play through the game.