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inneedofrain Mon 06-May-13 13:55:10

Ok we are a big board gaming family

So far we
Junior party monopoly
Pop up pirate
Guess who
Pump up pig
Screwball scramble
Connect 4
Various packs of cards

Which we all play together

And the following which Dp and I play (when we have time)
Game of life
Go for broke
Trivial pursuit

Can anyone recommend so more family games they need to be suitable for 3 players and preferable for 5 or over

We play a board game most nights junior party monopoly is the favourite at the moment

redhatnoknickers Sat 25-May-13 23:34:15

Shadows over Camelot is excellent for older children and has the brilliant twist that one player is a traitor!
Agricola is superb for older ones too.
Scotland Yard for younger ones is good for encouraging cooperation.

fuzzpig Wed 15-May-13 08:55:38

Ooh I forgot to list Continuo.

fuzzpig Wed 15-May-13 08:54:22

This thread is going to cost me a fortune shock

Right apologies for any repetitions as I'm just going to go through my games cupboard (we bought it especially to house our games... but they don't all fit blush) but I'll leave out some that I know have been mentioned. Some are 2 player and some are 'out of print' and bought from eBay etc.

Mrs Honeys Hat
Tuten Loot 'Em
Around the world in 80 days
Boggle Slam
Khet 2.0
Lego Hogwarts
Lego Minotaurus
Monopoly express (dice version)
qwirkle Cubes (not the same as qwirkle, it is better grin)
Animal upon Animal
Battleships express
Cluedo express
Risk express
Tummy ache
Stay alive
Jungle speed

I'm sure there's more. We have so many games there are some we haven't actually played yet! blush

fuzzpig Wed 15-May-13 08:26:23

Ooh this is my kind of thread! <settles in, rolls dice>

babyphat Wed 15-May-13 08:13:58

Destination Hogwarts! DP hasn't read the books or seen many of the films but still enjoys it. Takes about an hour to play

cornflakegirl Tue 14-May-13 21:11:54

figwit thank you for recommending Sorry. I got a copy from ebay which arrived today and has already caused two arguments!

MummaBubba123 Sun 12-May-13 07:21:31


I also looooove the shop Fun Learning.

FoundAChopinLizt Fri 10-May-13 18:53:41

Hint of bream,

There are demos on YouTube of people explaining carcassone. We watched it before we played.

The iPad version is also good for learning scoring.

HintofBream Fri 10-May-13 18:48:35

cornflake and mostly, thanks, i have bought the online game. Struggling a little with scoring, but enjoying it a lot.

scissy Thu 09-May-13 17:12:00

Here's some suggestions for the adults/when dcs are older:
Power Grid
Small World (unusually suitable for 2 players)
otherwise I second the suggestions on here, we have all of them in our (rather massive) board game collection blush

cornflakegirl Thu 09-May-13 10:37:25

Hint of Bream - it's not tricky to pick up - playing the cards is basically 2D dominoes, and playing the scoring pieces is pretty straightforward. You can work out the strategy over time.

Weall - yy to Coppit.

HintofBream Thu 09-May-13 00:20:23

Thanks Mostlyfine, now I am wondering whether I should get the online version first, and get the hang of it before trying it on the rest of the family. Please could you post about how you get on with it?

MostlyFine Wed 08-May-13 23:11:04

Hintofbream I haven't played it before but bought that edition today after reading some reviews online. Seems its the same but has an expansion pack included called the river.

Weallrolledoverandonefellout Wed 08-May-13 21:42:33

Coppit. Looks a little dull on the description, but its really great...the whole family can play...upto 6 people I think

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 21:29:45

Hi we have moved this thread out of chat so it doesn't get lost

Theas18 Wed 08-May-13 15:29:31

oh and we have carcassone on ipad for travel!

Theas18 Wed 08-May-13 15:29:01


Dancergirl Wed 08-May-13 12:18:02

I fancy ordering Mexican Train now from Amazon. Got great reviews.

RueDeWakening Wed 08-May-13 11:02:46

Definitely Catan and Carcasonne and the iPhone apps for both so you can play against the computer

DD got Whoowasit for Christmas, which is surprisingly good.

Perudo is excellent.

Pictionary is a good laugh, we had the family edition that had white board easels to draw on.

HintofBream Wed 08-May-13 10:15:41

Carcassonne fans, please can you tell me if the "New Edition" which Amazon have for about £17.50 is OK or is there an original, better version which I should be hunting for?

iseenodust Wed 08-May-13 09:39:56

Fleeced (Shaun the sheep)
Callisto - very easy to understand/quite quick to play.
For when DC a bit older the Lego Hogwarts game.

PaperLantern Wed 08-May-13 09:12:12

actually it's been so long since I played either I may well be wrong <<tries to throw a six to get pawn back out>>

TheSurgeonsMate Wed 08-May-13 08:28:21

Paper, you must be playing it wrong! Ludo can't match Sorry!

<<Starts by sending a pawn back>>

TheSurgeonsMate Wed 08-May-13 08:27:17

Paper, you must be playing it wrong! Ludo can't match Sorry!

<<Starts by ending a pawn back>>

lemonpuff Tue 07-May-13 20:54:58

For adults, Upword or Pick Two, both brillant word games.

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