Family Board Game suggestions


I'm going to buy the family a board game for Christmas to get us all together rather than sitting in front of the TV.

Any recommendations? We have five children, ages 8 to 11, 4 girls and a boy.

What do you reckon they might all enjoy, tough one I know!

Thanks for any ideas.
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  • any of the scene it games ( although you do interact with a dvd), monopoly millionair, scrabble, normal monopoly. The cube board game which is very hands on and fun
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  • MrsDrink
    MrsDrink Posts: 4,538 Forumite
    Rapidough, pictionary, cranium, pictureka.
    There's also a new 'create things made out of lego and guess what it is' game out but I haven't played it so don't know how good it is. It's called Creationary
  • suejb2
    suejb2 Posts: 1,918
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    The logo board game is good and not so much a board game but "who's in the bag" is great
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  • themull1
    themull1 Posts: 4,299 Forumite
    I played the Harry Potter Scene it, it was hilarious!! i loved it.
  • My niece recommeded Cranium but I haven't tried it. I like simple games like snakes and ladders (I think you can get a big version), and one of my favourites is Frustration. Charades is always good and can be adapted to the kids' ages. I think it's a great idea by the way and something you will all remember long after the tv programmes are forgotten.
  • daveyjp
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    Monopoly party edition is quick and easy for children, it doesn't take days/weeks to finish a game!
  • Helen2k8
    Helen2k8 Posts: 361 Forumite

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  • Uno is a great game. It's a card game, not a board game, but loads of fun. At about £5-6, it's very MSE too :D
  • msb5262
    msb5262 Posts: 1,619
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    Hi OP,

    There's a great board game called Cat Attack which my children love. Don't know if yours might find it fun?

  • megc_2
    megc_2 Posts: 142 Forumite
    I and my brother are adults now but my Dad is very clever and always wins anythignt hat reies on intelligence whereas my brother is severaly dyslexic and had a severe brain injury as a teen and now finds anything that requires writing or general knowledge difficult. Finding suitable board games is very hard due to this.

    Last year we bought the Logo game- this worked fantastically well, as I and my borther knew different logos to the ones my parents did and we all had an equal chance therefore. It was fiun and my brother actually won for the fiurst time ever, which was a fabulous result.

    This year I have bought a new game called Sort it Out (WH Smith, £18.75). It involves guessing which is the longest, shortest, oldest, youngest etc of several categories, and so doesn't need special knowledge or skills etc. I'm hoping it will fit our requirements too.
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