Christmas gifts of the day: Board games

Selection of board games | H is for Home

Christmas is a time for giving – but it’s also known as a time for partaking in a few board games with friends and family. Just take heed of these words of warning… don’t cheat, don’t get over-competitive and try not to fall out with each other – be nice… it’s Christmas! 🎄

  1. The Voting Game
    The Voting Game begins when the first question card is revealed. e.g., Who would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse? Players then vote anonymously for the player that is best described by the question. Results are tallied and revealed to the group – laughter is guaranteed! Each player guesses who voted for them. Players get one guess for every vote they received. If they guess correctly, the truth is revealed. Example Question Cards: Who would have the hardest time talking their way out of an insane asylum? Who has the most common accent? Who spends more time at the pub than at work? Whose Google search history would you most like to see? 200 question cards and voting cards for up to 10 players (90 total cards).
  2. Trivial Pursuit family edition
    The Family Edition of this classic board game. Answer questions on six categories and earn wedges. The first to 6 wedges wins! With questions for kids and adults, you can pit your wits against the whole family. 2,400 question-and-answer cards.
  3. Forest Shadow Game
    Seven dwarves in peril. This is a dice game which should be played in the evening in a romantic or even spooky candle light setting. Dwarves have to pass through a wood, in which a mysterious moving light cast beautiful but also eerie shadows. In addition to the instructions, the game includes a double-sided game board, seven dwarves, a die, a small candle with a glass holder and a pusher for the light. The game is suitable for schoolchildren; younger brothers and sisters can also join in. An adult must participate due to the naked flame.
  4. Accentuate
    Accentuate boasts a simple yet cringe-inducing premise: repeat a given quotation aloud in a randomly selected accent and see if team mates can guess what it is. The worse the accent attempts are, the more hilarious the game becomes as players struggle to separate their Geordie from their German, their Scouse from their Spanish. Featuring 30 different accents from around the globe including a third from the UK, Accentuate players are under pressure to perform, with just thirty seconds to utter one of the 90 quotations in their allotted accent.
  5. Vintage Cluedo
    A murder mystery game for 3-6 players. The object of the game is to determine who murdered the game’s victim (“Dr. Black” in the UK version and “Mr. Boddy” in North American versions), where the crime took place, and which weapon was used. Each player assumes the role of one of the six suspects, and attempts to deduce the correct answer by strategically moving around a game board representing the rooms of a mansion and collecting clues about the circumstances of the murder from the other players.
  6. Monopoly Here and Now World special edition
    Own the world’s favourite cities in this Toys R Us exclusive Here and Now version of Monopoly! The jet-set game play will be epic as you race around the world to visit the world’s most exciting places and buy locations like the Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower. Every time you add another stamp to your passport, you get closer to the globe-trotting win! Includes: 1 game board, 8 tokens, 4 passports (plastic), 42 passport stamps (plastic), 22 location stamps & 20 first class stamps, 14 Chance cards, 14 Here & Now cards, 1 money pack, 1 banker’s tray, 2 dice and game guide. The Here & Now version of the classic Monopoly game is world-class property-trading fun. Buy exotic locations and stamps for your passport.

Charity Vintage: Board games

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collection of vintage board games

The first week of the long school summer holiday has just started… do your kids getting bored quickly or do they hole themselves up in their bedrooms for hours on end playing solitary computer games?

Now’s a great time to go up into the loft or storage cupboard and break out those vintage board games! Not got any? Clic Sargent* have these four for sale right now.

Playing board games as a family is such an enjoyable, sociable, educational pastime; but alas, it’s no longer as popular as it used to be.

Get the kids interested and involved in something different; they’re not called board games for nothing! 🙂

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.