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AlpacaRabbit Sun 25-Oct-20 21:36:21

Thought a thread of good board games might be useful. I can recommend Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne.

Has anyone else got any family favourites? Old or new and for any age!

I'm imagining a Christmas round the fire with a good game and a glass of mulled wine!

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ThoroughlyForumed Sun 25-Oct-20 21:40:39

Oh I love both of those games! Some of our family favourites are Diamant, Artifacts Inc and Codenames

scrappydappydoo Sun 25-Oct-20 21:48:26

We love ticket to ride and I love how all the editions are slightly different which keeps it interesting. We’re looking for a new one for Christmas so I’ll be keeping my eye on this thread.

myhobbyisouting Sun 25-Oct-20 21:56:17

For anyone new to Ticket to Ride it is at £18 at the moment on amazon. It usually hovers around £35 and upwards

myhobbyisouting Sun 25-Oct-20 21:57:13

We like Temple Run, Game of Life, Exploding Kittens and Dino Dump (good for younger kids)

GwenCooper81 Sun 25-Oct-20 21:58:45

Catan is good. Love ticket to ride. How do the add on ones work? Are they played with the original board or stand alone?.
I requested Carcassonne for Xmas and ended up with Catan. Guess what's on my list again!

JustPurple Sun 25-Oct-20 22:01:05

I love Takenoko. It has some strategy but is reasonably light, and it has pandas in it!

AtomicSquash Sun 25-Oct-20 22:06:39

We like nmbr 9, Camel Up and Anomia. Nmbr 9 is quite skillful strategic, good for developing numeracy skills. Camel Up is great fun and Anomia is fast paced and usually ends up very funny.

paintmywholehousecobweb Sun 25-Oct-20 22:10:42

Can kids play ticket to ride?

Littlepond Sun 25-Oct-20 22:17:55

We love games. The most recent one we’ve got is Herd Mentality, simple but great fun. We love a co op game like Pandemic or Ravine. Exploding Kittens and Goat Lords are fab card games and we’ve got several different versions of Fluxx, my favourite is Cartoon Network Fluxx grin

Riverhouse Sun 25-Oct-20 22:24:38

Rat a tat cat simple but any age can play it.
I like Blokus and Mastermind

FixItUpChappie Sun 25-Oct-20 22:33:54

I love board games, great thread brew My kids are 8-10 and we all enjoy these ones - adults too

-I was just saying on another thread our family are currently enjoying Ravensburgers Haunted Mansion

-another great family game is "Survive! Escape from Atlantis"

-last year for Christmas we bought Fireball Island and it's expansions by Restoration games and it's super fun

-Scotland yard - oldie but goodie

-Expensive but really nice - Riff Raff by zoch verlag

WeeM Sun 25-Oct-20 23:29:19

@paintmywholehousecobweb We have the junior version and all enjoy playing it together.

Labyrinth is a good family one too.

BeaLola Sun 25-Oct-20 23:39:15

I keep seeing Ticket to Ride mentioned on threads but have no idea what it is /how you play

There's me , DH and DS12 - would it be suitable ?

CovidNightmare Sun 25-Oct-20 23:42:43

-another great family game is "Survive! Escape from Atlantis"

We have /ds enjoys that one much more than ticket to ride

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Sun 25-Oct-20 23:48:09

Unstable Unicorns, although technically its a card game.
Blokus.
Harry Potter battle for Hogwarts.
Sorry! (DS printed the 'board' and we play with a app on the phone and random items as counters.)
We have a cupboard full of games but i can't remember what else is in it. Except Harry Potter and Dr Who cluedo.

StickWaver Mon 26-Oct-20 18:50:25

@BeaLola - We play it with just the 3 of us. Our 10 year old loves it, (and we keep trying to make him learn a bit of geography with it too!).

Seeing the OP, we have been playing Ticket To Ride since Christmas and loving it, and just recently bought Carcassonne, which we are also really enjoying!

Be interesting to see other people's recommendations based on those 2.

tassisssss Mon 26-Oct-20 20:17:04

We love rummikub, qwirkle, monopoly empires, skyjo, skipbo, phase 10, sleeping queens (sorry I realise most of them are card games not board games).

shellshock77 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:28:48

We are a games family too...two DSs 7 and 8. Some current favs are Azul, Quirkle, Rummikub, Shut the Box, Genius Square, otrio,rhino hero, Yahtzee and pairzi smile

Voiceofreason92 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:38:23

Pyramid of Penqueen is a great game.
My son is 6 and just about gets the strategy but age 8 would be ideal.

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