I have always enjoyed playing board games and have amassed quite a collection over the years. I still have games that I played as a child as well as newer games that have been bought for our sons. Monopoly is one of our favourites, at the last count we had 7 different versions! I remember spending the summer holidays playing endless games of Monopoly and word games and I used to enjoy playing Scrabble and card games with my grandparents. As soon as our sons were old enough we introduced them to board games and now they are in their teens we still find time to play a board game together on a Sunday evening.
With children at home for the foreseeable future it is a great time to try some new board games, not only are games a lot of fun but your children will be learning new skills without even realising. Plenty of games incorporate number skills, spelling and fine motor skills so pick a game that suits your child and have some fun together.
What’s Good to Do have reviewed lots of board games over the years and these are our top ten
- Monopoly (Nostalgic version)
- Ravensburger Harry Potter Labyrinth
- The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game
- Lexicon – Go!
- Beat That!
- Don’t Rock the Boat
- Catch the Mouse
- Orchard Toys