Whenever the family come together we always get the board games out. I think our favourite is Trivial Pursuit, it's certainly the one we play the most. I've been playing this game since the 80's, first the original edition and then updated versions which were brought out over the years. You used to be able to buy additional questions for the original game but I believe they stopped doing that, and does anyone remember the games where a video was supplied with the questions? We had a few of those in different genres.
We bought a new game a few years ago as the questions in the game we were using were out of date but unfortunately, the same thing is happening again. It would be good if new questions were released on a regular basis instead of having to buy a completely new game.
We noticed that a new Trivial Pursuit game had been launched, the Ruby edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Trivial Pursuit brand. This comes with all the usual trivia questions, but also has an additional Ruby deck featuring key questions from the past forty years. We succumbed, it will be fun having some brand new questions to answer when the family are all together over Christmas.
Another favourite is Who Dares Wins. We enjoy this quiz show when it's on TV so we bought the game a couple of years ago.
Pointless is another game which usually comes out when we're all together too. As you can see, we do enjoy a quiz in this house.
We've got the usual Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble amongst others which we also play, but it's the quiz games which get the most use.
Do you enjoy playing games as a family? Which are your favourites?
Have you tried Quirkle? I play it with a friend (but it's also suitable for children) and we are both totally addicted. Newmarket is also fun and just needs a pack of cards and a penny jar.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Quirkle, I shall have to look that one up. I remember playing Newmarket when I was young but I can't remember for the life of me how to play it now.Delete
Actually, we (K & I), played scabble last Saturday &ReplyDelete
I'd thought about Trivial Pursuit for tonight. Got it out & found we still have the Young Players edition too, which is a couple of units of questions. Along with a few you mentioned I have "Stitchopoly", which is good fun for a group of sewers. We also like watching Pointless when it's on over here. We still have Scattegories & Yahtzee & there is a real Aussie game called Squatter which I've not seen for a while. Thanks for a great post which brings back fond memories of long ago. Take care & huggles.
I play a lot of Scrabble online as Mick hates the game, but Daniel enjoys playing it when he's home. We've got Yahtzee, I like that one as anyone can grasp it.Delete
You are all set for a great family Christmas. We like playing Scattegories.ReplyDelete
I've heard of Scattegories but I've never played it. We do have a lot of fun with the board games when we're all together.Delete
Oh, you've triggered a lovely memory. In another life (35+ years ago) a group of us got together in the village pub once a week and played TP. There were occasions it got a little rowdy 😁 🤣ReplyDelete
I can imagine. There's always a lot of 'debate' when we play Trivial Pursuit too.Delete
We enjoy Linkee, Dobble, Top Trumps, and Mr & Mrs. And there are a number of others that my nieces and nephew like to play, which almost always end in tears or an argument, but we play them anyway!ReplyDelete
I haven't played Trivial Pursuit in years, and thankfully Monopoly went out of favour some time ago, it used to take so long to play a full game...
I haven't heard of Linkee or Dobble, there's so many games I'm going to have to look up. I think Monopoly is one of those games which people love or hate.Delete
Having young children in the house, does stop us playing games, plus my brother is not a fan. I love your choice of games, they would appeal to us.ReplyDelete
I love board games but I know so many people who don't. I've had people think we're strange for playing games but it's something we've always done.Delete
We have a cupboard full of board and table games. Trivial Pursuit ( we have the Star Wars cards ) Rumicube, Star Wars Risk, Backgammon, triominoes, Scrabble, Yahtzee, True or false and loads of other more traditional games. It's so much more fun than just being glued to the TV. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
I agree. I must admit that the TV rarely goes on over Christmas, I end up watching some of the things we've taped over Christmas in the New Year. I used to love Backgammon, it's ages since I've played that.Delete
We love backgammon! We have a couple of games most evenings when I'm not working xDelete
I played it a lot before I was married and still lived at home as it's a game my mum and dad enjoyed too.Delete
I have fond memories of such games played many years ago. We also enjoyed various card games played for matchsticks or sweets. xxReplyDelete
I used to play card games a lot when I was younger but not recently. I remember playing for matchsticks too.Delete
We love family games.Now it is three generations but Emily is 14 and Ruby is 12.Would I Lie to You is the latest favourite.We have bought Name 5 for this year but the all time favourite is Happy Families!!!!ReplyDelete
I remember Happy Families from when I was a child and also from when my own two were little. There's so many new games being brought out all the time but the good ones stand the test of time.Delete
I must confess I've never played Trivial Pursuit. I used to play Monopoly and Scrabble with my mum when I was younger then played both of them with my son when he was growing up though I haven't played any board games for years. I do like tv quiz programmes and I have an electronic Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game but the transition from tv quiz to electronic game isn't really that good so I don't bother with it now.ReplyDelete
We all love Trivial Pursuit and even take it away with us when we go on holiday. I really enjoy Scrabble too but Mick and Eleanor aren't keen so I have to wait for Daniel to come home to play that.Delete
I have never been into games. But others in the family, are. Our son's family next door, has all sorts of games... And he gives-a-home to all the older games, left here in the family home. -smile-ReplyDelete
I have a few games which came with me from home when I moved out, they've been enjoyed for many years by different generations.Delete
Wow is it 40 years since that game was bought out, I remember it well! I have the young persons version from all that time ago, we don't play it that often so the questions are still good for us. We love co-operative games here we have a few children's ones but are looking forward to getting more aimed at older children/adults in coming years. We love indigo, rummikub, kingdomino and tri-ominoes too. I play lots of board games with Alice, she loves them but as she is very dyslexic it has to be games that don't involve any reading.ReplyDelete
I remember Trivial Pursuit coming out too, there was such a craze about it at the time. We bought our children so many games over the years but we had a massive clear out a couple of years ago. We've still got a cupboard full even now.Delete
I've never played Trivial Pursuit, although I believe it is very popular.ReplyDelete
I enjoy games that are suitable for all age groups. In this house we like Uno, Dobble and Prickly Pile up. X
I think Trivial Pursuit is our favourite of all the games we have. We had Uno but I haven't heard of Dobble or Prickly Pile up, there's just so many games out there, we have a wide choice.Delete
We play old maid with cat cards. We love to play anomia. Code words is hard and challenging but fun!ReplyDelete
I remember playing Old Maid when I was a child but haven't heard of Anomia or Code Words. It seems we all have our favourites.Delete
My family spent many evening playing Aggravation when I was growing up. I have the game and have taught it to three of the older kids I work with. Now they are getting so good they beat me!ReplyDelete
I think it's lovely to play the games we loved as a child with a new generation, it's amazing how some games stand the test of time.Delete
We are not really into board games, I have tried over the years, but scrabble was not appreciated by my two being dyselxic, Chris hates it too for the same reason. Monopoly was accepted, a few cards games and draughts, oh and pictionery. I do remember years ago at Christmas my Dad would get out the Roulette, it´s a shame really would be nice to turn the tv off sometimes. xcxReplyDelete
We all love playing games and we've introduced so many of Daniel and Eleanor's friends to games who weren't really into board games too. I find it really sociable, we all have such a laugh.Delete
I was never great at card games, but enjoyed board games and my daughter loved game nights when she was young. Trivial Pursuit was a great favourite as was backgammon. J and I often play scrabble and some trivia style games when we are camping. ~LynneReplyDelete
I used to play cards a lot when I was young but board games seem to have taken over now. Trivia games are always popular here.Delete
Our family board game is the tile-based game Rummikub. We play most Friday evenings. We don't play Trivial Pursuit anymore since my husband knows all the answers --Everyone wants him on their team and predictably that's the team that wins. P. xReplyDelete
That's what happens here when we've played with the questions so often, that's why we buy new games. Rummikub seems to be a popular game, one I've heard of but never played.Delete
Duane knows the answers of new games too. He's a mine of useless information!Delete
Awww, it's no fun playing unless you're up against fair opposition. You're best sticking with Rummikub.Delete
We only tend to play chess and cards, we should branch out.xxxReplyDelete
Definitely. Daniel used to love chess when he was younger but the rest of us don't so we bought him one of those electronic chess sets so that he could play against the computer.Delete
I have never really been into games, although others in the family do enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Having said that I do play along with the grandchildren if they wish to play some of their board games …
All the best Jan
Daniel and Eleanor used to have board games at my mum and dad's house for when they stayed there. I was a bit naughty and sent all the games I didn't like so that I didn't have to play them.Delete
We play board games as well, it is always great fun.ReplyDelete
It's great entertainment. We have a lot of fun playing board games.Delete