Every season brings new additions to this popular category of game. There are the classics that everybody has like Monopoly, Scrabble and Risk, but what are the new board games out that are doing well?The Settlers of CatanThis game designed to last for around 90 minutes is great for ages 10 and up, but requires three to four players. The game is primarily a building and trading game, played of a board of 19 hexes. As the turns advance, players roll the dice and gather resources like lumber, brick, wool, ore and grain. These assets are used to build settlements and cities, which are worth points, the winner being the first person to reach 10 points.This best selling game may sound a little hard to learn but the rules are really uncomplicated, allowing for beginners to easily follow. The built in variation of game play means each game is different from the one before, and a great way to spend time with friends.Ticket to RideThis Days of Wonder game, for two to five players, last around thirty to sixty minutes. The object is to connect railroad destinations, with points being given for each railway segments completed. Players don’t know which destination other players are trying to connect, so could end up blocking each other and so good judgment is needed when deciding when and which segments to join.Ticket to Ride is beautiful game is fun to play for all ages over 10, and has multiple expansions available like Ticket to Ride USA 1910, Ticket to Ride Europe and Ticket to Ride Switzerland.When your classic board games start gathering dust on the shelf then it’s time to explore these two popular board games that will keep you, your family and friends entertained for hours on end.