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Best family board games 2015?

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Waswondering Sun 30-Nov-14 22:34:02

Christmas is coming ... Which is a great opportunity for board games!

Was perusing our collection today: monopoly (x3!), scrabble, banana grams, rummikub, taboo, articulate and so on ....

Any great recommendations for some family fun? Kids are 11 and 8.


bigbadbarry Sun 30-Nov-14 22:36:02

Carcassone is our family favourite.

Waswondering Sun 30-Nov-14 22:37:56

Not heard of that .... Do tell smile

Waswondering Sun 30-Nov-14 22:41:05

If anyone is interested, this is fun for ages about 5 to 100 if you've got a decent garden. Though it's noisy!

VinoEsmeralda Sun 30-Nov-14 22:41:24

Risk, logo game and stop it

Pancakeflipper Sun 30-Nov-14 22:43:05

We are going for Articulate for Kids.

Next year when DS2 is older it is Ticket to Ride.

We got Mexico Train last year - I love it but my in-laws fell apart trying to cope with it.
But we enjoyed Coppit - and the in-laws got the hang of that.

Waswondering Sun 30-Nov-14 22:44:15

We do articulate and articulate for kids in tandem, which works!

bodiddly Sun 30-Nov-14 22:57:06

Definitely Ticket to Ride!

BunnyBunnyMooseMoose Mon 01-Dec-14 02:34:00

I second Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride (the European map is easier) and some of our other favourites:
King of Tokyo
Steam Park

And if you like cooperative games (you're all trying to win together against the game):
Pandemic is the classic
Forbidden Desert
Castle Panic is okay

Any of these are so much better than Monopoly :D

hopefulpuffin Mon 01-Dec-14 02:59:03

The Kubb game looks great!

I think all the kids in our neighborhood will enjoy it! And we can take it with us camping too - DS's scout troop will definitely want to play.

fuzzpig Mon 01-Dec-14 06:30:59

I love carcassonne and settlers, also qwirkle cubes. Going for ticket to ride this year

Waswondering Mon 01-Dec-14 08:07:19

Oh, I think dh would like Pandemic ...

fuzzpig Mon 01-Dec-14 10:38:09

Thank you for the steam park recommendation - never heard of it but it looks amazing!

tassisssss Tue 02-Dec-14 17:38:48

Q-bitz, qwirke, cluedo and phase 10 are big hits here.

Kids play mexican train dominoes with my parents a lot, it's good fun too.

I'm getting our lot sleeping queens card game as our new game.

Rubiks race is really fun but just for 2 players.

ajandjjmum Tue 02-Dec-14 18:08:37

We love Articulate and Five Seconds.

MrsBarlow Tue 02-Dec-14 23:03:47

Escape from Atlantis and ticket to rude are good - we've just bought hey that's my fish for the in laws which is supposed to be good!

fuzzpig Tue 02-Dec-14 23:23:46

Ticket to rude grin grin doesn't sound so family friendly...

mrscumberbatch Tue 02-Dec-14 23:49:45

Kubb is excellent. We take it with us whenever we go away for a weekend and inevitably end up with every kid in 100 meter radius joining in. Can't recommend enough!

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