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Recommend me a holiday game please!

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Adesignforstrife Wed 17-Jul-19 20:59:27

Due to go on holiday soon for a few weeks. I'd like to take a new game in case of rain/general boredom. We are travelling by car so space not a huge issue. Me, DH, and kids are 9 and 12 and enjoy a challenge. We've got value out of Quirkle, Pictionary, Cluedo,and family Trivial Pursuit, for example. Might be nice to have a smallish game suitable for taking to a pub but also interested in board games. 2019 is the summer of.....?

BlodwynBludd Wed 17-Jul-19 21:01:10


funmummy48 Wed 17-Jul-19 21:03:16

I was just coming on to say Dobble but see I’ve been beaten to it! 😉

Adesignforstrife Wed 17-Jul-19 21:13:12

Yes we have dobble and we love it! grin. There must be something else!

ScarlettDarling Wed 17-Jul-19 21:14:25

Pass the Pigs is fun and travel friendly.

ScarlettDarling Wed 17-Jul-19 21:15:29

Labyrinth is bigger but great, it's been a favourite here for years.

TemporaryPermanent Wed 17-Jul-19 21:36:48

Chinese checkers? I used to love it as a kid. Or embrace poker (I always had to have a book next to me to check the rules).

BlodwynBludd Wed 17-Jul-19 21:45:03

Have you got bananagrams?

Thereshegoesagain Wed 17-Jul-19 21:49:28

We love Uno.

PrincessSarene Wed 17-Jul-19 21:54:26

Exploding kittens?

percypig Wed 17-Jul-19 21:55:21

Exploding kittens, Phase 10 or Yahtzee

WingBingo Wed 17-Jul-19 21:55:50

Yes Bananagrams is good if you don’t have it.

DeanImpala67 Wed 17-Jul-19 21:55:56

Recent game faves of ours include:-

Peach Snaps
Avocado Smash
Rhino Hero

bigbluebus Wed 17-Jul-19 21:59:30


GrouchingTiggerHiddenSomething Wed 17-Jul-19 22:02:13

Sushi Go - card drafting game, very cute and easy to learn

Meeple Circus - great fun dexterity game (there is a free app for the music/timing)

Exploding Kittens - funny card game

IHeartKingThistle Wed 17-Jul-19 22:07:51

I can't stress this enough : ZOMBIE DICE.

Our entire household is obsessed with it.

mymadworld Wed 17-Jul-19 22:12:01

We have absolutely loads of these portable games (stocking fillers for each child for the past 4+ years!) and the ones that always travel with us are:

Monopoly Deal
Dobble (more the kids than us)
Couple of Pack of cards

Also like Uno & Shut the Box. Younger kids sometimes take one of the many Top Trumps versions but DH & I cant bare it probably because they always go on so bloody long!

Really not keen on Exploding Kittens, Sushi Go has been donated to school fete, Cluedo Deal (or whatever the boxed card game version is called) is rubbish with the most pitiful instructions.


StarWanderer Wed 17-Jul-19 22:17:35

Uno, the Game of Life, Looping Louie, Bananagrams, Sumo Slam (bit like pass the pigs).

MrsJakeLovell Wed 17-Jul-19 22:20:08

Werewolf. Have played this everywhere!

sparkleandsleep Wed 17-Jul-19 22:21:00

Our favourites:
Monopoly Deal (I hate monopoly but life rbis)
Pass the pigs

PJMasksGhekko Wed 17-Jul-19 22:22:55

Definitely UNO, had such fun playing it last year on holiday.

Shelby1981 Wed 17-Jul-19 22:42:34

Dobble, Uno, bananagrams or Latice

jackstini Wed 17-Jul-19 22:49:49

Board game wise - Articulate, don't panic, split second, think words

Ours still play Game of life for hours! (13 & 10)

gingerbubs Wed 17-Jul-19 22:54:53

Bonanza. Or as we call it, the bean game. Instructions make it sound complicated and kind of lame. But I assure you it is addictive and highly competitive.

gingerbubs Wed 17-Jul-19 22:55:45

Sorry - bohnanza

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