Oooooh! I'd forgotten Escape from Colditz! I wonder if you can still get it - I'd love it for Christmas. We played 'The Great Game of Britain' which we loved - train journeys round the country (and my brother and I used to send each other to Eigg, Rumm and Muck up in the Western Isles to get rid of each other.....happy days). We also had 'Buccanneer' where you collected pirate treasure. Also 221B Baker Street game - which was excellent Victorian Sherlock Holmes thing. I love board games at Christmas!
When I was a youngster, I used to play Kingmaker, a board game about the Wars of the Roses. It was great and went on for hours. Anyone else played it? Anyone played anything else or got any good ones I could get today for me the DCs?