Best family board games for Christmas 2017

by Lauren Abbott

Board games are exceptionally popular presents at Christmas. 

And there are plenty to choose from at this time of year for players of all ages. 

We've rounded up five of those which Amazon predict to be among the most popular:

How are your detective skills

How are your detective skills?

221b Baker Street Detective Game, currently priced at £14.99

Travel through the streets and alleys of London picking up clues and attempting to solve the most intriguing cases Holmes and Watson have ever faced.

Each player assumes the role of Holmes and matches wits with the other players to determine who possesses the most skilful powers of deduction. The game includes 75 cases and each case is represented by a card that features a crime told in story form, a selection of probable suspects and a list of locations involved in that crime.

For 2-6 players age 10+. Game takes 60-90 mins to play.

Click here for more details or to purchase. 

Articulate

Articulate

Articulate The Fast Talking Description Game, currently priced at £22.99

Played in teams, the idea is to describe as many words as possible to your team-mates in just 30 seconds, without saying rhymes with or sounds like.

Articulate is often voted Best Game. Get your copy here

Bottle flipping has been a popular craze amongst youngsters - now you can play the game!

Bottle flipping has been a popular craze amongst youngsters - now you can play the game!

Bottle Flip Challenge Game, currently priced at £12.64

Water bottle flipping is the latest craze! In this game, partially fill a bottle with liquid, and throw into the air so that it rotates, in an attempt to land it upright on its base or cap.

You will complete bottle flip tasks to earn points and advance around the scoreboard. Fun for 2 to 6 players.

It's getting good reviews after being one of the most popular crowd-funding projects.

It's getting good reviews after being one of the most popular crowd-funding projects.

Exploding Kittens - A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats, currently priced at £19.99

Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they are out of the game - unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

Exploding Kittens is the most-backed crowd funded project ever and is said to be a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats! Family-friendly, party game for 2-5 players.

For more on how to play click here

Can you plan a strategic route to win this game

Can you plan a strategic route to win this game?

Ravensburger Labyrinth, currently priced at £12.74

Race for treasures in a moving maze and be the first to collect yours by shifting the walls of the labyrinth to clear a path. 

It is up to you to strategically move the walls so that you can collect your treasures while blocking the paths of other players. 

This game is suitable for 2-4 players aged seven and above.

All prices correct at the time of publish. For the latest prices, which are subject to change, see amazon.co.uk 

 

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