Even in this age of online, digital and virtual games there is still room for some good old fashioned screen-free fun and in fact the board game is making a big comeback - one of our local pubs has instigated a board gaming night which is proving very popular.
There are the age old classics of course, although Monopoly is more like the Hunger Games in my household as we are all horribly competitive.
But if you fancy something more up to date here are a few suggestions for you. Perfect as a Christmas gift or for festive fun.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Bring home the dollars with the popular game show and go head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. Relive classic moments from the show and tackle the iconic money ladder using only your wits and digital lifelines (accessible through a smart device) to reach the top. But watch out! Get a question wrong and you fall back to your closest safety point. Do you have what it takes to win a (virtual) million?
Great fun for family game night or date nights you can see who has the skills to reach the top and claim the virtual pounds. Based on the popular game show this board game provides endless fun and excitement as you test your knowledge.
The Ginger Fox Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Board Game costs £29.99 from Smyths.
Popmaster Card Game
This fun game is inspired by the game played live on Ken Bruce's popular BBC Radio 2 show, the exciting card game puts players' musical knowledge to the test with a series of pop-themed trivia questions. The game is a must-have for all music fans and has a keen fanbase who tune into it.
Will you freeze when the pressure is on? Can you name 3 hits for Take That or Sister Sledge? Do you who sung the ‘Shoop Shoop Song’? Can you name the year ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was number 1?
Are you up for the challenge or will you be 'one year out'? The Ginger Fox Popmaster Quiz Game cost £7.99 from John Lewis