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CanYouHearMe Sun 18-Nov-12 18:06:02

2 Old Fogies (me & dp), 2 younger adults and a late teen - what board games for Christmas day. Any ideas would be great.

inchoccyheaven Sun 18-Nov-12 18:26:09

Challenji is good fun, it has physical, mental and something else( can't remember lol ) challenges to do which can be very funny.
We also like th elogo game and the best of british board game.

I am looking at smart ass, rapidough and tension as all get good reviews on amazon.

CanYouHearMe Sun 18-Nov-12 19:20:21

I'll have a look at those, thanks inchoccyheaven!

oddslippers Sun 18-Nov-12 19:21:25

We've got rapidough, it's good fun

41notTrendy Sun 18-Nov-12 19:22:41

We like the Logo game too. Who's in the bag is great although not a board game. Neither is Pass the Pigs but it is one of our most favouritist grin games.

BonfireBaby Sun 18-Nov-12 19:23:40

The new trivial pursuit team is good and much quicker than normal triv. Try balderdash too

Orangelephantshavewrinkles Sun 18-Nov-12 19:31:45

Cranium is fantastic Articulate is another great game.

fuzzpig Sun 18-Nov-12 19:36:08

Settlers of Catan is fantastic if you want some (relatively simple) strategy and serious competitive gaming grin

CanYouHearMe Sun 18-Nov-12 20:34:16

Do you have to be brain of britain for Cranium and Articulate though? That'd be me out, if so grin

LordEmsworth Sun 18-Nov-12 20:39:46

Second vote for Settlers of Catan, it's brilliant

healstorturepeople Sun 18-Nov-12 20:41:58


SuzySheepSmellsNice Sun 18-Nov-12 20:50:48

POINTLESS! Unfortunately you don't actually get Alexander and Richard, but we've bought it as a family gift this year and cannot wait to crack it open yes yes I know I am lame

Beamur Sun 18-Nov-12 20:53:44

Carcassone is our favourite family board game - you can also get lots of extending kits for it to change it.
I love Scrabble but DP thinks I cheat (I just know the rules better than he does)
Cranium is great fun
For a quicker game I'd also recommend Bananagrams - bit like Scrabble but more frantic.

Orangelephantshavewrinkles Mon 19-Nov-12 08:14:00

No OP I manage and I am defiantly not brain of Britain!

TennisFan42 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:04:17

Another vote for Articulate plus Pass the Bomb is another good word game. Ticket to Ride is also good.
I'm glad you said Carcassone is good Beamur as I bought it for BIL for xmas. Are there any extending kits you would particularly recommend?

valiumredhead Mon 19-Nov-12 16:17:28

Not a board game but we had great fun last xmas with the new updated SIMON game - we are still playing it now.

Floralnomad Mon 19-Nov-12 16:20:50

We always play bingo at Christmas , seriously sad I know , but its become a tradition and we all bring along wrapped up prizes . Great fun and no brains needed .

valiumredhead Mon 19-Nov-12 16:21:45

BIngo is fab - we play it too grin

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