Staying In 3rd April 2020 by Amie Edmonds
8 Board Games That You’ll Actually Want To Play This Weekend
You can order 'em online too.
Okay, we’re gonna say it, there’s only so much Instagram scrolling and TV watching we can do. Sigh. We’re doing all we can to keep us entertained, baking treat, mixing up face masks, trying our hand at TikTok dances. Now, we’re pulling out those dusty boardgames from on top of the wardrobes. But if you’re looking for a new game to fill up the evenings, you’ve come to the right place. Beware though, they’re not all kid-friendly!
Also, a little confession, they’re not all board games exactly, but they’ll all provide a bit of craic nonetheless.
What Do You Meme?
Ah, memes, one of the few things getting us through these dreary days. But now, in game form. Ideal. Using the included cards, compete against each other matching the caption to the meme to create the funniest combo. Prepare to have a pain in your face from laughing, trust us.
Friends Trivia Quiz
In almost every house in Ireland, there’s AT LEAST one major Friends fan, so it’s granted that they’re gonna love this. Even better when you can get all your Friends fans on Facetime and battle it out against each other. With 100 trivia questions, it might be time to actually learn what Chandler’s job is.
Only Fools & Horses Monopoly
Classic Monopoly, with a Trotter twist. We know Monopoly is one game that may end up with a table being overturned (even if you’re not the most competitive) but it seems a little less anger fuelled when it’s a themed game, and what’s better than the classic Only Fools & Horses?
Harry Potter Cluedo
Another classic with a well-loved twist. Cluedo has always been a go-to game, it entertains everyone for a while, without the frustration that Monopoly brings, ideal. Plus, with this magical twist, the kids will probably love it too.
There are few of us who have the space, or the money, to treat ourselves to a great big tabletop game right now. So we’ll happily take the next best thing. Klask, the two-player game (calling all couples!). Think air hockey meets ping pong, two of the best, really.
If you’re currently quarantining with four or more people, 30 Seconds is a fantastic way to spend an evening. A little bit like charades, but you can actually describe the word on your card (without the actual words, or any rhyming antics at that) with 30 seconds on the clock. Add a bottle of Pinot Grigio and you’ll be raring to go.
Cards Against Humanity
But online. Yep, you heard that right. You can now play Cards Against Humanity with all your mates, even if you’re not quarantining with them. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but you’re guaranteed to have great craic if it is. The online version of the game was created by a site called playingcards.io. When you arrive on the homepage, head to the game called ‘Remote Insensitivity.’ Make sure to have whoever’s playing on video chat too, so the craic can be had easily.
Oral Fun Board Game
Last but not least, a game for those couples who are isolating together. It’s pretty much what it says on the tin, complete with 30 trivia cards, game board, dice, 2 playing pieces. It’ll definitely put a stop to the boredom. Enjoy!
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