If you don’t play tabletop games throughout the year, Christmas time provides the ideal opportunity to sit down with friends and family and pass time doing something that everyone will enjoy. There are more to board games than the well known classics and their variants, we’ve put together a list of our top recommendations for board games to pick up this Christmas. Remember, we offer Same Day Delivery in a whole load of Glasgow post codes, next day in-store collection and next day U.K delivery for orders placed online.
Ticket to Ride
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in 3 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
Splendor can be explained in 5 minutes and can be played in half an hour.
In Splendor, you lead a merchant guild and by using tokens representing gemstones, you will acquire developments which produce new gems (bonuses). These bonuses reduce the cost of your purchases and attract noble patrons. Each turn is quick: One and only one, action. The first player to reach 15 prestige points by accumulating nobles and development triggers the end of the game. Works with two players just as well as with three or four.
Bananagrams is the award winning anagram game that will drive you bananas! It is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board; all you need is a table. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. It is great for family fun as well as being educational. Bananagrams portability makes it perfect for travel…take it to picnics, grandma’s house, the beach; just grab the pouch and go!
Catan: Junior takes place on a ring of islands where 2 to 4 players build hideouts and encounter the mysterious Spooky Island, where the Ghost Captain lives. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses or swords, and players can acquire gold.
Each player starts with two pirate hideouts on different islands, and they can use the resources they acquire to build ships, hideouts or get help from Coco the Parrot.
By building ships, they can expand their network; the more hideouts they build, the more resources they may receive. Just watch out for the dreaded Ghost Captain!
As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics. Only through teamwork will you have a chance to find a cure. Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures. First published in 2007, the game’s distinct combination of cooperative gameplay, engrossing premise and compelling design have proved a hit with everyone from hard-core gamers to casual players. The Pandemic game line includes multiple expansions and stand-alone titles. You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands.