Sometime after Christmas dinner you’re bound to want to get out a board game and see who the best in your family is!
And just remember, please, it’s “just a game” – that’s if you’re losing anyway, if you’re winning it’s much more than that!
Here’s our favourite 16 board games to get playing this year…
You spend and make money just like in Monopoly but instead it’s like you’re running your very own business, just try not to spend too much each month!
15. Guess Who
Who doesn’t love Guess Who? And how comes so many people actually wear beiruts these days?
The name basically sells itself! If your character gets jumped on you’re sent back to the beginning. Run, run, as fast as you can!
Basically, you just have to get your pieces around the board – doesn’t sound hard does it? But if your opponent gets a Sorry card they can send you all the way back to the beginning…harsh!
12. Mouse Trap
The ultimate board game which most of the time takes more time to actually set up than it does to play it! Nonetheless you can get hours of fun with Mouse Trap!
Don’t forget to shout Uno when you’ve only got one card left. It might be the name of the game, but I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve lost a game because I forgot!
10. Heads Up
Made popular by Ellen Degeneres this amazing phone app has been turned into a board game. It’s simple really, can you guess the person/place/activity you’ve got stuck to your head?
9. Scene It
The best thing about Scene It is there’s so many different versions of the game, you can choose based on which film you like most…so I’ve gone for Harry Potter!
8. Snakes and Ladders
It could be going all so well for you in Snakes and Ladders but one pesky snake and you fall behind your family and friends! This one never gets old!
Test your knowledge of the English dictionary with this fun classic game! See who can come up with the biggest word, and don’t forget you can’t use names!
6. Trivial Pursuit
Test your knowledge of all things Geography, Entertainment, History, Arts & Literature, Science & Nature, and Sports & Leisure. But it might make you hungry because the pieces are shaped like little triangles of cheese!
Don’t listen to the Monopoly haters! Sure it might go on for hours some times, and some people might cheat and slip themselves more money when they’re the banker, but this is a classic, fun and competitive game that must come out of the cupboard in the festive season!
4. Game of Life
This is a classic game of fortune, your goal is to dodge bad luck and make a buck. Along the way, you’ll also earn valuable Life Tiles by doing good deeds, helping your community, or just taking a break from the rat race! Retire with the biggest fortune, and you’ll win!
3. Pie Face
You might get a pie in your face, that’s pretty much the simple explanation of this game…watch out!
Are you good at fibbing? Then you’re bound to be good at Balderdash!
It’s a race against the time to guess what you’re partner is trying to describe to you, and it’s the excitement of time running out which makes it the number one game at Christmas. Don’t lose your temper, it’s all about team work!