New buildable games your kids will love
Nothing beats board games for family fun - and another slow, slow step towards the day when your children might finally learn to lose gracefully and take turns nicely. But even the best of the more traditional games can pall a bit after the 999th go ("not that one AGAIN, Mum!"). Which is why LEGO's new board games are a brilliant choice: because you build the board (and the dice) before you begin playing so you can get twice the fun!
There is a wide selection of LEGO Games to choose from, with prices to suit every pocket, from £7.99 to £24.99. Plus, they come in a range of entertaining themes, so you can pick the perfect set for your little ones.
LEGO Games are a great way to get stuck into engaging play, so make fantastic birthday presents.
Or if you’re stuck for stocking ideas, they can be that little extra something for Santa to leave at the end of the bed at Christmas. They’re great value for money, and with the ability to build new games every time, they won’t just end up under the bed after a few days.
Some of the sets available are already a proven success
- LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ - based on the much anticipated 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', a great gift for all those Harry Potter fans out there.
- Pirate Plank - settle in on the high seas and be the last crew member to fall from the dreaded plank!
- Minotaurus – get stuck into this game of logic and trickery, and be the first Knight to reach the secret temple in the Minotaur’s labyrinth!
- Atlantis Treasure – Navigate your submarine through the coral
- reefs and collect the sunken treasure!
- Shave a Sheep - stockpile your wool while your friends scare the wolf off!
All LEGO Games boxes are clearly marked with age suitability, the number of players required and the time taken to play.
What Mumsnetters think
LEGO invited some of the Mumsnetters to try out the games, and asked them what they thought...
What did your child enjoy the most? "They LOVED being able to block each other and spent more time foiling each other's moves than they did progressing their own pieces (which is why I won and my husband came second!). We all loved the fact that it's strategy-based and makes you think and plan ahead. I think it's a really good concept for kids." dottydot
"Wolfing" people! Complete with sound effects."unprune
How long did they play for? "Half an hour, with adults. It's now been played every day since receiving it." unprune
What occasion would you recommend it for? I've already decided i'll be buying it for a few upcoming birthday parties but I think it would be a great stocking filler or everday treat as well summerrain
How would you rate the game in terms of value for money?
"Harry Potter (£24.99) is excellent value for money given how many pieces there are, and the fact my boys would play it every night if time would allow." afingeroffudge
LEGO Games has teamed up with Snapfish, the online digital printing specialist to offer a new national promotion that will give Mums a free personalised calendar with every purchase of two LEGO Games.
The promotion runs on all purchases from 1st September to 1st December. Check out these sites to find out more. For more info and full terms and conditions, please click here if you are in the UK, and here for Republic of Ireland.