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Please recommend a good family boardgame?

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MaggieW Mon 10-Dec-12 18:22:53

We've got Cluedo, Scrabble, Monopoly, Battleships etc but am looking for another game for a Christmas present to play with DS, 11 and DD, 9. What would you recommend please?

LIZS Mon 10-Dec-12 18:25:13

Risk, Great Game of Britain, Cranium. Pictionary

fuzzpig Mon 10-Dec-12 18:25:47

I would recommend Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Qwirkle Cubes.

But I would also heartily suggest you read this fabulous thread - loads more ideas on there! smile

SantaFrontPaws Mon 10-Dec-12 18:32:31

Oh yes, Risk! Scrabble, Uno, Set, Quiddlar (sp?), any card game if fun really (Too Many Monkeys - we love this one!)

Dededum Mon 10-Dec-12 18:38:13

We played Seven Wonders all over the summer holidays with DS1 (11)and DS2 (9). Great fun, little complicated at first but addictive when you get the hang of it.

ninjanurse Mon 10-Dec-12 19:39:47

Pictureka, Blokus, Articulate, Taboo, Scattergories

orangepudding Mon 10-Dec-12 19:41:30

Creationary is a great Lego game. We have bought risk, bananagrams and game of life for Christmas.

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Mon 10-Dec-12 19:44:07


We love it in this house.

ByTheWay1 Mon 10-Dec-12 19:48:18

Destination is a favourite here - we have the Hogwarts version, but you can get London/Paris and other film tie in ones too...

3b1g Mon 10-Dec-12 19:50:00

Too many monkeys is fun and yet simple.
Carcassonne is great for all ages and kind of addictive.
But our favourites are: Lego Creationary, Cadoo, Wobbally, Articulate for Kids and Uno Extreme.

This Christmas we are buying them Space Fluxx, Cheese Touch, Uno Roboto and a Labyrinth-type game called Enchanted Forest. DH is getting Set and Befuzzled.

phoenixrose314 Mon 10-Dec-12 19:51:51


They have a junior version.

Never laughed so much in my life than when watching my mum trying to mime 'nappy rash'. Still brings a tear to the eye...

SantaFrontPaws Tue 11-Dec-12 09:03:04

Hello! My name is Skip.

We say that a lot at home (too many monkeys!). We have Headbanz but its not fab.

gingemum Tue 11-Dec-12 11:36:37

Balderdash is fun

EnjoyResponsibly Tue 11-Dec-12 11:41:47

Jenga - I know it's not a board game but its the only one that you can get my whole family to play without pointing guns at their heads. Which I think you'll agree is not excactly the way forward at Christmastime grin

Toast123 Tue 11-Dec-12 11:41:49

Pit. Great for all ages, fast and noisy or you can play the silent version.

Hobbitation Tue 11-Dec-12 11:42:11

Who's in the Bag and Articulate.

easylife73 Tue 11-Dec-12 18:56:44

Another vote for Uno and Carcassonne.

bedmonster Tue 11-Dec-12 18:59:33

We love luck of the draw, its a drawing game that you don't need any talent whatsoever to win. My dns love it and its a good laugh.

DazR Tue 11-Dec-12 19:01:21

CRANIUM FOR Laughs!! My daughter had to draw 'spotted dick' - and with her uncle helping her I leave the results up to your imagination!!!!!!

Thevelveteenrabbit Tue 11-Dec-12 19:06:19

Carcasonne is great.
Ticket to Ride - my eldest (8) enjoys this - quite straightforwad to learn
Flash Point - its a co-operative game - everyone plays together to try and beat the game, says 10plus on the box but it is not difficult and my 7 yea olds play it with a bit of help. Basically you are trying to rescue people from a burning house before it burns down. I like it because it saves the trauma over someone loosing as either everyone wins or looses!

derekthehamster Tue 11-Dec-12 19:08:33

we've bough labyrinth for this year. Tempted by carcasonne for next year.

iMe Tue 11-Dec-12 20:18:24

Pass the Pigs is good fun

41notTrendy Tue 11-Dec-12 20:26:06

I love pass the pigs. Who's in the bag a family favourite. The Logo game. Whot!
Love these threads as I get lots of ideas for what we'll try next!

Pancakeflipper Tue 11-Dec-12 20:30:52

Mexican train.

KnockedUpMell Tue 11-Dec-12 20:39:27

We used to love Scotland Yard as kids. Great fun! Don't know if they still make it.

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