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Classic Family Games

by Peter Fortune on August 17, 2020

In this crazy year of 2020 with everything going on sometimes its nice to think back to a simpler time and what better way to do that then by playing some old family favourite board games. We have some fantastic games that are now classics in stock and over the next few weeks we are going to highlight some of our favourites with a look at some games you could add to your next game night.

This week we are going to be looking at:
Connect 4
Guess Who

Monopoly is such a classic game. Some of our oldest childhood memories come from playing this game at Christmas, at parties or just as a Sunday afternoon family game. It’s been produced by Hasbro since 1991 and has become one of the most popular games of all time.

We currently have Monopoly Classic and the Dublin Edition in stock along with the Grab and Go edition, where the board in smaller in size and perfect for traveling. The classic Monopoly game-board consists of forty spaces containing twenty-eight properties—twenty-two streets, four railroads, and two utilities. It also includes three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, along with the four corner squares: GO, Jail and Just Visiting, Free Parking, and Go to Jail.

We also have in stock Monopoly Deal. This card game is for 2-5 players where you can play the essence of the game of Monopoly in just 15 minutes.

In the classic game, players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels with the aim to dominate the board and bankrupt the other players. In Monopoly Deal, the aim of the game is to Be the first player to collect 3 three full property sets of different colours. 

Monopoly Deal is a fast-paced, addictive card game where your luck can change in the play of a card! 

All of our Monopoly Games can be found on our store.

The classic game of Connect 4 in a compact travel friendly version of the game, this Connect 4 Grab and Go! Players work to match up 4 of their coloured tokens in order to Connect 4 and win the game. This game has always been a favourite of ours as an ice breaker at the start of a game night, or as a starting point to determine who goes first in a game instead of a random role of the dice. 

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.

We have the Original Version currently in stock along with the adapted Irish Version which features extra letters to play with words as Gaeilge. There is also a Harry Potter Edition where the board is themed in the style of Harry Potter.

We also have Scrabble Prestige in stock. With its premium components and special wooden collectors box, this version of the game would be a perfect gift. The game includes:

Solid wooden box with mahogany finish
Rotating gameboard with raised grid
Printed wooden tiles
Wooden racks
Embroidered cloth bag
Score book with pencil
Sand timer

All our current versions of Scrabble can be found on our store.

Guess Who? is a two-player character guessing game where players ask questions to identify the opponent’s character through a process of elimination.

Each player starts the game with a board that includes cartoon image of 24 people and their first name with all the images standing up. Each player selects a card of their choice from a separate pile of cards containing the same 24 images. The object of the game is to be the first to determine which card one's opponent has selected. Players alternate asking various yes or no questions to eliminate candidates, such as "Does your person wear glasses?" The player will then eliminate candidates by flipping those images down until only one is left. Well-crafted questions allow players to eliminate one or more possible cards.

This is a fantastic 2 player game suitable for the whole family. It can be used as a great ice breaker at your next game night or if you a looking for a quick easy to learn game to pass some time.

We currently have the Classic Version of the game in stock along with the
Card game and the Grab and Go edition.

Cluedo is that classic murder mystery game where players try to find out who murdered the game's victim, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used. Each player assumes the role of one of the six suspects and tries to deduce the correct answer by strategically moving around a game board representing the rooms of a mansion and collecting clues about the circumstances of the murder from the other players.

The game consists of a board which shows the rooms of the location where the murder took place. The game box also includes several coloured playing pieces to represent characters, miniature murder weapon props, two six-sided dice, three sets of cards, Solution Cards envelope to contain one card from each set of cards, and a Detective's Notes pad on which are printed lists of rooms, weapons and characters, so players can keep detailed notes during the game.

We currently have the Classic Game as well as the Grab and Go version. This Grab and Go version is a travel version of the game where the board, cards and pieces are smaller then the original.

We also have Cluedo: Sherlock. Based on the BBC Television show, this variant of the game is set in 21st century London where players are trying to discover who murdered Moriarty.

No matter what the occasion is, these 5 classic board games are perfect for anyone on their next board game night, whether it be with family friends or colleagues. The joy of board games is that they bring people together. They encourage people to interact creating hours of fun and enjoyment.