Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.

The 1980s were a golden era for rock music. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Guns N’ Roses dominated the airwaves, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

Got to love those old school music mediums

But did you know that there are board games out there that capture the same nostalgic and classic feel of these rock anthems? Let’s dive into a list of 10 board games that give off those “Stairway to Heaven” vibes.

Developed in collaboration with Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band, DropMix lets players mix popular song tracks together. With cards representing different parts of songs, players can create their own unique mixes, capturing the experimental spirit of ’80s rock.

Rock Band Manager
Dive into the world of rock music by managing your own band. From booking gigs to releasing albums, this game lets players experience the rollercoaster ride of the music industry.

A game for true music enthusiasts, Vinyl is about collecting records in various music genres, including rock. It’s a nostalgic trip to record stores, reminding players of the golden age of vinyl.

A game where players blurt out any song containing a specific word, Spontuneous is perfect for those who have a plethora of ’80s rock lyrics stored in their memory.

Battle of the Bands
Players form their own bands and compete for fans in this card game. With a rock and roll theme, it’s all about creating the best band lineup and outperforming your opponents.

Rap Godz
While it’s centered around rap, Rap Godz captures the essence of the music industry, from humble beginnings to stardom. The journey of a musician in the ’80s, be it rock or rap, had its own set of challenges and triumphs.

Metal Mania
Dedicated to the world of heavy metal, a significant sub-genre of ’80s rock, players in Metal Mania form bands, release albums, and go on tours, aiming to become legends.

A classic game where players must think of songs with specific words in the lyrics. Given the rich lyricism of ’80s rock, this game is bound to bring back memories of iconic tunes.

Rolling Stone: The Game
Based on the famous music magazine, players answer trivia questions spanning various decades, including the unforgettable ’80s rock era.

While not directly about music, Lisboa’s theme of rebuilding a city and its cultural revival can be likened to the resurgence and evolution of rock music in the ’80s.

While board games and rock music might seem worlds apart, they share a common thread of nostalgia, strategy, and timeless appeal. So the next time you’re in the mood for a game night, why not put on some classic ’80s rock and dive into one of these board games? It’s the perfect blend of the past and the present. Rock on!

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