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Jessica78 Mon 12-Oct-15 18:29:45

I'm thinking about the kind of games that will be good Christmas fun for adults of a winter evening - our favourite is Articulate, but I'm looking for something good to get for my BIL. All suggestions welcome!

Narp Mon 12-Oct-15 18:32:42

Cranium is really good. It has rounds that are like Articulate, rounds that are like charades and one like Pictionary

123Jump Mon 12-Oct-15 18:33:16

Dobble and Cranium.

Magicpinkshadow Mon 12-Oct-15 18:35:11

Labyrinth, forbidden island, uno

CSLewis Mon 12-Oct-15 18:35:41


It's kind of a card game, but involves taking on particular characters, in a generally Werewolves vs Villagers-type scenario. gOogle it, as it's hard to explain, but it's excellent for groups of adults/teenagers (I think it requires a minimum of 8 people). My brother-in-law, who is a card/board game nerd, got my whole extended family hooked on it on our summer holiday.

oxcat1 Mon 12-Oct-15 18:35:53

ticket to ride

d270r0 Mon 12-Oct-15 20:11:23

Was just going to second ticket to ride!

d270r0 Mon 12-Oct-15 20:12:03

Or killer bunnies, if you can still get hold of it

elpth Mon 12-Oct-15 20:13:11

Settlers of Catan, Carcasonne and Bohnanza are all excellent

Zephyroux1 Mon 12-Oct-15 20:15:37

Stramash is great!

Sadik Mon 12-Oct-15 20:57:43

Absolute Balderdash is ideal for big groups, very entertaining, and funny even if you're losing hopelessly.

Jessica78 Mon 12-Oct-15 22:08:32

Some fab suggestions here- I think I might buy him Absolute Balderdash, but am thinking of Catan for ourselves - and keeping other suggestions for the future!

Jessica78 Mon 12-Oct-15 22:08:43


vikjul Tue 13-Oct-15 08:48:19

Dixit is amazingly fun for any group (adults and/or kids) and infinitely replayable - highly recommended!

MTWTFSS Tue 13-Oct-15 08:50:38

Checkers but instead of using the discs supplied, use chocolate coins grin

PurpleDaisies Tue 13-Oct-15 08:51:30

Another vote for Dobble and ticket to ride. We have the Scandinavia version which works really well with two or three people if they're a smaller family.

Banagrams is good if they like word games.

WiIdfire Tue 13-Oct-15 08:51:36

Depends very much on your BIL but Cards against humanity is funny. But only if he has that sort of sense of humour otherwise he'll just be massively offended!

Does he like Terry Pratchett? The Discworld board games are actually really good.

If he likes D&D the Munchkin is fun.

Otherwise Ticket to Ride is great.

MyballsareSandy Tue 13-Oct-15 09:01:26

Cards against humanity is hilarious, but yes not for the easily offended.

We were asked to leave a campsite once, playing that rather loudly and drunkenly.

Jessica78 Tue 13-Oct-15 09:35:01

I think he'd like Cards Against Humanity - but my SIL not so much! Has anyone played Exploding Kittens?

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