It’s that time of year when we look forward to winter and cosy nights in playing board games with friends and family and start planning for Christmas when a new board game is a great way to spend some family time together. Here are a couple of suggestions of games to play this Christmas.
Christmas Express Game, £18.29 from Amazon.
Climb aboard the Christmas Express and join this jolly journey through a winter wonderland as you race to be the first to get to the North Pole. The aim of the game is to be the first player to travel along the train track from the Home Station to the North Pole Station. You’ll have to avoid the Hustle Bustle, the Reindeer Crossings, the Snow Storms and maybe the naughty elf, but keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh as he could help you on your way. Land at a Station and you can move again, or land on a bridge and take a shortcut. Or play 3 of a kind and move directly to the next station… there are many ways to be first to the North Pole Station.
Christmas Express is a great family board game for those that believe in Santa, and those that wish they still did. The game contains a large colourful playing board, 8 player tokens, 4 stands, 51 numbered cards, 14 speciality cards and a full set of rules. 2-4 Players. For ages 6+
Top It, £26.99 from Amazon
Top It is a fast thinking naming game that is stacks of fun
Players are each given 10 cones of the same colour, 9 letter discs are laid out, and a topic card is turned over. The timer is flipped and now everyone plays at once, racing to name something that fits the topic and begins with one of the 9 letters on show. However, if someone thinks of something starting with the same letter after you, they can then Top It with their own coloured cone. The winner is the first to 50 points
It is extremely easy to set up and understand the rules. The idea is simple and the gameplay is fast, frantic and fun. It’s surprising how quickly you can’t think of ANYTHING that begins with one of the nine letter options available!
Top It contains 75 double-sided topic cards, 60 coloured cones, 18 letter discs, a sand timer, pencil, scoring pad and a set of rules. 2-6 players for age 10+