Once upon a time, before the invention of apps, game consoles and home theatre systems, people used to play board games.If it’s been far too long since you turned off the idiot box and spent a night playing board games, you might be surprised at how much fun you can have. Forget boring old Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, there is a huge range to choose from and maybe even some board games you’ve never heard of.
Ages: 8 and up
Crazy dog lovers rejoice! You can now enjoy a dog-themed trading game where you can up the rent by buying dog toys and upgrading to Big Bones. It’s simple enough until you get fleas, have an accident or get sent to the dog house.
Ages: 13 and up
Player one reads out a crazy definition such as the compulsion to pop bubble wrap. The rest of the players use whacky words to create new words to describe the definition by using a set of three dice with words.
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Ages: 10 and up
A game of trivia, tactics and trickery — perfect for a rainy, winter afternoon. You don’t have to be a trivia buff. There are 20 categories so you can choose categories you excel at and steal cards off the other players using bluffing and trickery. Have a go and become the best bezzerwizzer bluffer.
Age: Any age
End up at the supermarket and can’t remember what you needed? Senior moments happen to everyone, no matter what your age. Challenge your memory and train your brain while having fun. This game also comes with hundreds of whacky memory lists and lost keys.
Cards Against Humanity
There are party games and then there is Cards Against Humanity. It is touted as a card game for horrible people and it is possibly the most awkward and politically incorrect game you will ever play. Each round a player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their funniest white cards. It’s such a simple concept but with the most hilarious results.
Ages: 12 and up
Think you have ESP and pride yourself on being able to read your friends’ minds? This is a multiplayer game about just how well you know your friends and family. All you have to do is correctly guess the other player’s answers to probing questions.