60% of families will choose board games over ‘unsociable’ video games this Christmas

An old article from the Daily Mail:

Six out of ten families will choose board games over ‘unsociable’ computer games this Christmas, a study has found.

While gadgets, gizmos and games consoles will feature on many wish lists this year, millions of families will still find time to dig out old classics like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.

Most of those who will opt for board games said they preferred them because they ‘brought the family together,’ while others cited the fact they are ‘more fun’.

I would really like to believe this, though there are much better games than “the classics” they list as most popular:

“Monopoly emerged as the number one Christmas board game, followed by Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Pictionary and Cluedo.”

Rise of Augustus, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Takenoko, Zooloretto, Hey, That’s My Fish!, Category 5, Jamaica, Snow Tails, and Escape: The Curse of the Temple are all much more fun and engaging. There is a whole world of board games out there that most people don’t know about.


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