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What happened to the friends and family game night?

Updated: Mar 10

If lockdown has taught us anything, it is the importance of sitting down with friends and family and appreciating each others company. We have lost a year of our life to isolation, restrictions and obstacles preventing the normal life we are all used too. It is now time to start looking forward and learning from the mistakes we have made prior. I, for one, was extremely guilty of believing that work projects would ever conclude. My excuse was always that once this project was over, then I can relax. Lockdown has taught me that now is the time to do things, to achieve things and have experiences or holidays. That interactions are crucial and time with family is essential above all else.


What better way to spend that time with family than getting off the screens and getting into a good old card or board game. The smell, much like a book, when you open the box, the intense environment that competition creates and the inevitable flip the lid of the individual who cannot stand the thought of losing. That is where memories are formed and that is why I share with you my top 5 games to cause mayhem amongst your friends and family.


5. Tipsy Chicken, Daring Drinking Party Game


Kicking off with number 5 is an adult drinking game for the mature family members, or so you would think. Tipsy Chicken makes GOATs (Greatest of all Time) of individuals in the world of dares. Collect rewards as complete each dare or chicken out and face the rathe of the tipsy chicken card. More than likely, either way, you will end up drinking a little more than you would like too and ultimately forget what you started.


Play this game anywhere and get laughs. At home, at the pub, camping or at the beach. Does not matter. All that matters is if you're brave enough or not!



4. Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families

Do you think you're the funniest individual in your family? Put it to the test with this clever card game. Each player gets 10 white answer cards and takes turns asking the blue question cards. Each question asker chooses the funniest answer, and the player with the highest amount of most amusing responses, wins the game.


Nothing more satisfying that knowing 100% that you are the comedian of the family. That is a title that is not easily overthrown. Are you going to remove cards because you find them vulgar? Then guess what - you're the bore of the family!





3. More or Less: How Good Is Your Judgement? The Outlandish Guesstimation Quiz Game


Do you know someone who seems too, or at least thinks, they know everything? Then put them to the test and show them how little they know.


More or Less is a quiz card game, with an outlandish collection of random, surprising and amusing questions where you apply your judgement and answer with More or Less. Jam-packed with obscure trivia questions where you’ll likely answer based on your best judgement rather than knowledge.


You don't need to know anything and still be crowned a champion. My sort of game!




2. Exploding Kittens Card Game - Family-Friendly Party Games

Exploding Kittens is a reasonably new card game that comes with loads of twists and well, ehh, lasers.

Exploding Kittens highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Basically, if you draw an Exploding Kitten, you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce. If you don’t explode, YOU WIN! Congratulations, you are full of greatness!


With over 9 million copies sold, this is the new age rival to your traditional board or card games. Have fun in the madness and obscurity of Exploding Kittens.



1. Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Classic Game

We would be doing this article a disservice by not keeping Monopoly at the number 1 spot. Monopoly has filled our homes with laughter, competition and hatred for years. Everyone at some stage has grind their teeth and shed a tear at this game.


Compete with family and friends to build an empire while bankrupting all around you. Pick your lucky token and dominate the business world, one roll of the dice at a time.




Make the most of your time with family and friends. Whether it is drinking, family time, games night, parents vs children, adults vs adults, it really does not matter. There is a game for every level and of every age, so make the most of it and have fun spending genuine quality time that is memorable.


Have fun gaming


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