Board games for fun family nights in

Playing games is a wonderful way to spend time with your family, and with the right choice you can get everyone involved, from young to old. 

This festive season, put your phones and tablets away and spend some quality time together the old-fashioned way, with some games. Here’s a few popular boardgames that we recommend.

Monopoly Cheaters Edition

Monopoly has been a beloved favourite for years, but if your family is tired of the traditional game, Monopoly Cheaters Edition is a fun spin on a classic. The essential premise is: you’re invited to cheat the classic rules of Monopoly and see what you can get away with. It’s fun, fast-paced, and perfect for all ages. Get it at Argos

Ninja Rush

This is a great one if you’re playing with children, as it’s simple to understand and offers hours of silly fun! Stars are awarded to the player who can be the most ninja – each player must obey the Sensai’s orders. Get it at Debenhams

Ticket to Ride

This fabulous game is ideal for four players – you compete to complete train routes across Europe. The player with the most points, routes and trains on the track wins. Get it at Amazon


If your family is a fan of classic word games like Scrabble, Frenetic is just what you need. Laid out like a periodic table, players have 45 seconds to create as many words as possible. There’s more than 100,000 possible combinations, so it’s one you can return to for years to come. Get it at John Lewis

What are your favourite board games? Let us know in the comments below!  


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