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kiely32 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:01:43

We are going to sil on Boxing day and staying a couple of nights. I have shamelessly stolen the idea from here to take wine, chocolates and a family game to play. Please help me decide! Ages - (intellegent) 9&10 year old, early 20's and early 40's. Players - 9.
If you were stuck on a dessert island with only one game (and a few bottles of vino) what would you take??

Summerdiamond Tue 20-Dec-16 21:08:29

Trivial persuit? They are favourites here.

Vistaverde Tue 20-Dec-16 21:18:46


Digestive28 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:25:17

I would take a couple of packs of card so for cheat, new market, sevens, whist etc. All can be played with decent numbers of people with simple rules so not hard to learn. Though if you were planning on leaving the games as a gift you may look a bit mean if just a pack of cards!

Empress13 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:26:53

Second Articulate.

BenLinusatemyhomework Tue 20-Dec-16 21:27:28

Exploding Kittens card game. Hilarious and easy to learn.

Heratnumber7 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:27:52

We love playing Uno with the machine that fires cards out.

Also cribbage and lots of other card games.

Rapidough is good too.

CelticPromise Tue 20-Dec-16 21:33:53

Cranium is brilliant.

NannyR Tue 20-Dec-16 21:36:39

Bananagrams is good if you like word games. Similar to scrabble but faster and more fun. Card games like uno, jungle speed and dobble are good fun too.

kiely32 Wed 21-Dec-16 06:31:12

Thanks all. I will look these suggestions up. 😁
Yes I plan to give the game as a gift. Xx

TopKittyKat Wed 21-Dec-16 06:56:57

Rapidough - if you don't know it, it's essentially pictionary but with play dough instead of drawing the words/objects. Brilliant for all ages.

OllyBJolly Wed 21-Dec-16 06:58:37


NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 21-Dec-16 07:00:20


frenchfancy Wed 21-Dec-16 07:02:23

7 wonders without a doubt. It is our n°1 favourite game (and we have a lot of games)

Oh, just noticed 9 players, there is an extension pack that takes it to 8 . Age is from 10 but our DD started playing at 8.

neonrainbow Wed 21-Dec-16 07:05:42

Articulate can be absolutely hilarious. Also uno is cheap and great fun and kids pick it up easily.

BouleBaker Wed 21-Dec-16 07:07:12

Cranium. It's brilliant and even has my curmudgeon of a father joining in.

BouleBaker Wed 21-Dec-16 07:08:13

Cranium. It's brilliant and even has my curmudgeon of a father joining in.

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