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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I would really like to sit down as a family this Christmas and play a traditional board game. No X-Box or Wii and no sitting in front of the telly just for something to do. Of course, Downton Abbey is the exception for Christmas Day! :D

Can anyone suggest a game that teenagers will be interested in for more than five minutes? I already have Monopoly, Cluedo and Frustration but if anyone can come up with something that all the family can play together, that would be great.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Cranium. Great fun, we have played it a mix of adults, young adults and teenagers and it's great fun,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hasbro-Cranium- ... 922&sr=8-2
eta there are several versions so you may need to choose carefully


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Articulate used to go down well with the adults. We haven't played it for a while, so not sure how the kids would react to it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Agreed Belinda, we love playing cards and everyone can join in.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:19 pm 
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What about 'Game of Life' recently which was good fun. I was a journalist and kept being sued. I obviously worked for the 'News of the World'!

What about Mousetrap - good fun, although, I prefer the older version than the newer toilet version.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:21 pm 
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The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Nasty-Ho ... roduct_top

Complex but addictive.


Another fan of cards, especially 500 Rummy which can go on for hours.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:26 pm 
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"Coppit" is tremendous fun for all the family. It is a very competitive variation of Ludo, and was originally called "Fang den Hut" (Catch the Hat).

I unearthed a set of it in a local charity shop a while ago, and it took me back many years because we used to play it at Christmas when I was a lass. You can still buy it online - just Google it. For some reason the rules aren't quite as I remember them, so we made up a few of our own to make it as fast and furious as it should be. (Probably senility on my part! :oops: )


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Mousetrap and Jenga are favourites here.

Card games like WHOT, even Top Trumps go down well too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:29 pm 
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OK, not a board game, but I will be buying a Christmas quiz off the internet. We had an Easter one last year & it was a great hit, appealing to grandparents, parents, teens & pre-teens. Costs £5.50. Very disposable I know but still good fun.


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