When work and real life responsibilities get to be overwhelming, the desire to just leave it all behind and set off on an adventure is compelling. Sadly that isn’t always an option, especially if all the time you have is a few hours between dinner and bed. Online gaming can be a thrilling alternative, but with many massive multiplayer games and live streams, new worlds can feel suspiciously like the world you’re trying to escape. Invite some friends or family members to a board game night instead, and try your hand at treasure-hunting, running a society of non-human creatures, or immersing yourself in avifauna. These are our favorites for the whole family.