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TOP 10 BOARDGAMES FOR LOCKDOWN

Lockdown may be proving more boring than some of you may have thought, perhaps the constant TV time and lounging around isn’t cutting it. So how about a family boardgame? A great way to inject a bit of competitiveness with the family! Here are a few of our top boardgame picks!

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THE BEST GUESSING GAME - GUESS WHO?

THE BEST GUESSING GAME - GUESS WHO?

About – Guess Who? is a fun game for all the family that kids can start playing from a young age, since there's no reading, writing or counting involved so parents can leave them unsupervised and get on with work! We've also noticed this is a brilliant game when you need to keep the kids occupied.

How many players - 2 Players

Age – 4 years +

Where to get it – Amazon for £20.99

THE BEST WORD GAME - SCRABBLE

THE BEST WORD GAME - SCRABBLE

About – Scrabble is not only fun but will improve your vocabulary as each time you play you are introduced to new and exciting words! The object of the game is to get the highest score, and scores are given for letter values and boosted by premium squares on the grid. Words can read either across or down, and your word must use a letter tile already in play on the board.

How many players - 4 players

Age – 10 years +

Where to get it – Argos for £16.99The Entertainer for £16.99

THE BEST MYSTERY BOARDGAME - CLUEDO

THE BEST MYSTERY BOARDGAME - CLUEDO

About – A murder happens in a mansion. Eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit, with what and where. Correctly guess the murderer to win. The player who correctly accuses Who, What, and Where wins!

How many players - 2 or more players

Age – 8 years +

Where to get it – Ebay for £14.99Amazon for £19.99Argos £20.00

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THE BEST CLASSIC BOARDGAME - MONOPOLY

THE BEST CLASSIC BOARDGAME - MONOPOLY

About – Monopoly is the fast-dealing property trading game. Move around the board buying and dealing in properties, building houses and hotels as you go. You'll buy, sell and have a blast. This game of wheeling and dealing is just as fun for kids as for adults and never fails to delight, no matter your age.

How many players - 2 or more players

Age – 8 years +

Where to get it – Argos for £20.00Ebay for £21.99

THE BEST TECH BOARDGAME - PICTIONARY AIR

THE BEST TECH BOARDGAME - PICTIONARY AIR

About – An hilarious twist on the classic drawing game! Download the free Pictionary Air app, point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they'll appear, along with their sketch, on the screen of your smart device. Have fun playing kids games or adult games by taking turns drawing clues while your teammates guess the images that appear.

How many players - 4 or more players

Age – 8 years +

Where to get it – John Lewis for £19.97, Amazon for £20.00

THE BEST BUILDING GAME - JENGA

THE BEST BUILDING GAME - JENGA

About – Jenga ticks every box for families: it's easy to play, fun for lots of players or just a couple and suitable for kids of all ages. Plus, a game can be set up and completed in under 10 minutes. Win by being the last player to remove a block without causing the stack to crash!

How many players - 2 or more players

Age – 6 years +

Where to get it – Argos for £15.00Amazon for £15.98

THE BEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE GAME - TRIVIAL PURSUIT

THE BEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE GAME - TRIVIAL PURSUIT

About – The Classic Edition of this Trivial Pursuit Game is the same gameplay you know and love. This trivia game never fails to delight - and has over 2,400 questions across six categories, from Geography to Art & Literature.

How many players - 2 or more players

Age – 16 years +

Where to get it – The Entertainer for £20.00Argos for £25.00

THE BEST DESCRIPTIVE BOARDGAME - ARTICULATE

THE BEST DESCRIPTIVE BOARDGAME - ARTICULATE

About – A great game for friends and families to enjoy, Articulate is about beating the clock and guessing as many card entries as you can in half a minute. It brings everyone together with this fast-talking description board game as players try to describe as many card entries as possible within 30 seconds. No "rhymes with" or "sounds like" allowed!

How many players - 4 or more players

Age – 12 years +

Where to get it – Amazon for £26.99

THE BEST BOARDGAME FOR ARTISTS - CRANIUM

THE BEST BOARDGAME FOR ARTISTS - CRANIUM

About – This game involves a combination of sketching, sculpting, acting, humming, word play and more for results that are impressive... or just plain comedy. A brilliant game to play with the family and great for those amateur artists out there!

How many players - 4 or more players

Age – 16 years +

Where to get it – Amazon for £30.00

THE BEST BOARDGAME FOR TEENS - WHAT DO YOU MEME?

THE BEST BOARDGAME FOR TEENS - WHAT DO YOU MEME?

About – If you’re a fan of cards against humanity then you will love this! Players compete with one another to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption the photo card in each round. There's also a 'mature' card pack for when you're playing with adults only.

How many players - 4 or more players

Age – 17 years +

Where to get it – Amazon for £27.99

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