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Top ten games to play at Christmas

10. Battleship This famous guessing game started off as a simple pencil and paper game that dates back as far as World War I. The objective of the game is to guess where your opponent’s ships are placed on the board.

 

9. Ludo Ludo derived from the Indian game called Pachisi. Player’s race from start to finish with their four colourful tokens and the first to bring all of their team to the finish wins.

 

8. Game of Life This life stimulation game takes players through all of the main events of life such as college, jobs, marriage, children and then retirement. It is a great game for the family to get into and imagine what their future may hold.

 

7. Mouse Trap First published in 1963, Mouse Trap is board game where the players must build a working mouse trap and then use it to trap each other’s mouse-shaped game pieces.

 

6. Chess This two player strategy game is one of the most popular games of all time. The objective is to capture your opponent’s pieces and whoever checkmates their opponents King first, wins.

 

5. Pictionary This fun guessing word game consists of teams of players who have to identify specific words from their teammate’s drawings before the timer runs out.

 

4. Trivial Pursuit Trivial Pursuit is a question board game that evaluates player’s knowledge on six different categories: Entertainment, Geography, Art and Literature, Science and Nature, Sports and Leisure and History.

 

3. Cluedo This classic murder mystery game has many variants since it was released. The objective of the game is to figure out the culprit of the murder as you travel throughout the mansion asking players questions and taking notes as you go along.

 

2. Scrabble The classic word game Scrabble is divided into a 15 x 15 grid of squares where players must place their letter pieces on in order to spell out different words. The winner of the game is whoever has the most points at the end.

 

1. Monopoly This addictively fun game has probably caused more than a few family arguments during Christmas but that didn’t stop the game from being voted as Britain’s favourite Christmas game in a poll taken last year. 

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