Sofa Moments: Top 5 Board Games

Weekends are the perfect time for more relaxed activities, ideal for catching up with friends and family and are all about taking the time to step back from the busy week. Here's our pick of the best board games for family nights in, drinks with friends and some healthy competition and sibling rivalries.

Nostalgic Monopoly Tin from John Lewis
monopoly tin

Monopoly is a firm family favourite and this delightful nostalgic tin brings a fun, retro feel to a Sunday afternoon. Containing all the usual elements of the famous board game, choose whether you fancy being a top hat, an iron or a racing car for the play of the game to ensure your beat your whole family, in a friendly way of course!

Dog Bingo from Laurence King
dog bingo game

Containing 64 breeds of dogs from all around the world, all intricately illustrated, Dog Bingo is a fun twist on the traditional game of the highly addictive game of Bingo. Take 64 dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards, plus brightly coloured counters to mark up your cards, the game is also an educational way to spend an afternoon. It plays host to a variety of dog breeds from the Golden Labrador you see every day to the Hungarian Puli, unique for its dreadlocked curls. This game is definitely one for all the dog lovers amongst us.

London Skyline Chess Set by Not On The High Street
london chess game

Equally perfect for design and chess lovers, this London edition chess set brings style to your weekend afternoon. Iconic London landmarks lend themselves well to chess components in this well-designed representation of the big smoke. It also makes for a tasteful addition to the aesthetics of a room and it would look right at home as the main feature on a coffee table too.

Pictionary from Argos
pictionary game

Artistic drawing skills are not required to play this board game with all the family. Grab a pencil, and your imagination, and laugh your way into the weekend with hilarious, comical drawings which result from this fast-paced game. No matter if the weather is miserable and unpredictable outside, laughter is definitely on the card with this game.

Jenga from Debenhams
jenga game

This classic block stacking game requires patience, a steady hand and the ability to take on the laws of gravity. Stack the wooden blocks and take it in turns to pull out the blocks one by one until the whole stack comes crashing down. Tension mounts with this simple game and is a great way to involve the whole family.

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