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11 Board Games You Can Play to Kill Time & Have Family Fun

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11 Board Games You Can Play to Kill Time & Have Family Fun

Why not bring a happy spin to everything that is happening in the world currently and use the quarantine time to bond with the family over a board game! Put down the phones, gather around the table, and have some giggles over these immortal Board Games we have listed for you:

Monopoly

Delegate the cash-handling duties to Mr Monopoly Man. The 21st-century twist on this family board game for ages 8 and up promises less work and more playtime for everyone. It’s designed for two to four players.

The Logo Game

It makes a great family game for ages 12 and up. You’ll have to use word and picture clues to identify popular brands. Answer questions correctly and be the first to reach the winning zone in order to be named the Logo Master!

Scrabble

Lazy days and Scrabble are a natural combination. Even during downtime, you can help kids build their vocabularies by challenging them to a family spelling showdown! One of the best family board games of all time, the classic word-making tile game should be on every family’s list.

Funskool Game of Life

One of our favourite games of all time as a kid has to be Funskool Game of Life. A game similar to Monopoly but not as long, Game of Life was a great way to experience adult life while still being a kid. In this game, you spin the wheel to move forward which in itself is quite a lot of fun. And you have so many opportunities to make money, manage your money, and is a good way to teach your kids about debt and the stock market as well.

Pictionary Board Game

It’s a great game for kids who are creative and love to draw. Easy to understand and set up, this board game includes different category boxes containing words that the players need to describe. To start, you will need to roll the dice and pick a card from the box where you land and then draw the word which you got so that your teammate can guess.

Snakes & Ladders and Ludo

Let’s face it, when we are talking about the best board games for kids, Ludo and Snakes & Ladders are definitely up in the list. In fact, this is one of the first board games which is usually introduced to kids at a young age worldwide because it is so easy to understand and play.

Words Puzzle

For young kids, aged 5 or less, Words Puzzle is the good board game. The kids have to form these word puzzles which is a great way to teach them spellings and the meaning of these words. Apart from that, it also helps them improve their concentration level. Overall, this is a good game for small kids who have just started learning words and making sentences.

Chinese Checkers

This game is played with marbles and can be played as soon as your child reaches the age of 5. This will sharpen the brain and improve strategic skills.

Guess Who

It's easy to follow and actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. The opponent chooses a character, you ask them strategic questions about their chosen character, and based on their responses, win the game if you correctly guess their character's identity. This board game is especially good for young kids, as it helps them understand different facial characteristics and logical thinking. 

Scotland Yard

Remember the Scotland Yard and why they are so famous? This iconic board game indulges in trying to catch Mister X as he dodges you all around Scotland, which is pretty thrilling. Try it!

Trivial Pursuit

The classic trivia game, Trivial Pursuit is perfect for family times. Brush up on your general knowledge, the six categories from which questions are asked are geography, entertainment, history, art and literature, science and nature, and sports and leisure.

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