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Trinbagonian Board Games to Add to Your Game Night Collection Number 3 is our fave

Trinbagonian Board Games to Add to Your Game Night Collection
Number 3 is our fave

Trinidad Local Board Game - LockDown 2020
Who doh like a good game night? Even better is a Trini game night. We’ve been on the lookout for the best local board games on the scene and curated this list of Trini board games (and card games) that you can take home or experience.

1. Sou Sou Lands

Sou Sou Lands Trinidad Local Board Game
Credit: Sou Sou Lands
Sou Sou lands is a version of the popular game Monopoly. Spaces on the board include taxable highways (Solomon Hochoy, Claude Noel, etc), Play Ya Whe and Lotto Jackpot spaces. Players who land on the ‘Sou Sou’ spaces, must pull a card from the ‘Sou Sou’ deck and follow the instructions on the drawn card.
You can order Sou Sou Lands on LOCAL(868) for $350.00 TTD.

2. Lockdown 2020

LockDown 2020 is centered on the lock down experience during the pandemic. Players make their way around the board in attempt to beat other players to the final spot. Along the way are spots that propel you forward or set you back. Players who land on “Report” spots must pull from the “Report” deck and follow the instructions given.
You can order LockDown 2020 on LOCAL(868) for TTD 290.00.

3. Buyin’ Scrap Iron; Old Battery Buyin

Buyin' Scrap Iron; Old Battery Buyin' Trini card game
Buyin’ Scrap Iron; Old Battery Buyin’ is a strategic card game developed by Board At Home‘s Christopher Naranjit. Players bid on scrap iron and living room cards in order to furnish the living room of their HDC homes. The player with the most points at the end of the bidding war, wins the game.
You can order Buyin’ Scrap Iron Old Battery Buyin’ on LOCAL(868) for only $250 TTD.

4. Trini Dus Say

Similar to Taboo, Trini Dus Say is a word-guessing game in which players attempt to get their teammates to guess a word or phrase without saying forbidden words before the one minute time is up. To add to the fun, players may also be challenged with acting out or drawing the word or phrase. Trini Dus Say focuses on places, cultural icons, native food and dialect of T&T.
Available for purchase on LOCAL(868) or at D Trini Shop at the airport or Trincity Mall.

5. Doh Say Dat Liming Games

Doh Say Dat Trinidad Local Card Game
Credit: Doh Say Dat Liming Games
Doh Say Dat liming games are a series of games similar to the board game Taboo. Players attempt to get their teammates to guess the word on a drawn card without using similar words displayed on the card. Games in the series include Doh Say Dat, Doh Say Dat Music and Doh Say Dat Kids. Doh Say Dat has four categories which include phrases, places, people and things. Doh Say Dat Music categories include Artistes, Buss De Chune, Mix & Mash Up and Songs.

6. Triniopoly

Triniopoly is a hand-painted, giant version of Monopoly available for rent from It’s Friday Entertainment. The fun of this and the other games provided through this service is in the jumbo and sometimes life-size version of popular board games. Definitely, something to experience.
Visit their social media pages to learn more.

7. Santimanitay

Santimanitay: Race to the Stage is centered around Trinidad and Tobago carnival. The objective of the game is to make it to the Stage before all of your opponents. The journey to the Stage, however, is laden with challenges. According to the About section on their Facebook page “…players must avoid Hard Luck spaces, get past Midnight Robbers, take advantage of Warrahoon cards AND display their knowledge of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.”

8. Not A Real Place (NARP)

Not A Real Place Trinidad Local Board Game
Credit: NARP Facebook Page
Not A Real Place is also a version of Monopoly. With this game, property purchases include our popular cultural sites like Store Bay and Ariapita Avenue but also businesses like “Movie Tong” and Sauce Doubles. Nepotism cards operate as the Chance/Community Chest cards would in Monopoly. There are many interesting additions to the game such as a corruption menu that allows players to do things like buy a property for half-price, re-roll, or take 50.00 from any player. See below for video on How to Play NARP by the game creator Christopher Naranjit of the game for more insight.
NARP is currently out of stock, however we will update this article once it becomes available again.
So which of these local board games can you not wait to get your hands on? Did we miss any?
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2020 and has been updated to include the latest games.
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