Proving that the classics are still the best, Monopoly remains the most popular board game to play as a family at Christmas. However, according to the findings of a new survey, a game of Monopoly might not be the best thing to play over the festive period, especially if you want to avoid arguments and have a merry Christmas.
A recent survey by UK retailer GAME revealed that Monopoly is the most popular board game in the UK, with 37% of voters admitting to playing it over Christmas.
It’s way ahead of other classics like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, which received 18% and 15% of the vote, respectively.
On the other hand, however, more than a third of UK residents (35%) said that Monopoly is the board game most likely to start a family argument at Christmas. Unsurprisingly, the odds are even higher in families with teenage children.
The monopoly even led to disputes among the royal family, and the late queen reportedly forbade the game to be played in her presence.
The arguments could have stemmed from the fact that many of us don’t actually play by the official Monopoly rules.
A previous report highlighted some of the most common made-up rules in Monopoly. This includes skipping auctions, buying hotels early, and not collecting rent while in jail.
If you’re looking for some board game recommendations this Christmas, then HeroQuest should be at the top of your list.
Popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s, HeroQuest is a fantasy RPG for 2-5 players. One person controls the villain Zargon, while the others control the Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf, and Wizard characters.
If you like fantasy games like HeroQuest, chances are you’ll have fun with Gloomhaven, or perhaps an authentic Dungeons and Dragons series RPG experience; there’s even a Stranger Things-themed Dungeons and Dragons kit.
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, then you can’t go wrong with games like Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, and Splendor.
Alternatively, if you have money to spare, then you should try the Infinity gaming table. The swish game table comes with over 40 built-in games, which can be played on a 32-inch touch screen.
Games include classics like Game of Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit, as well as Guess Who, Battleship, Chess, and Operation. The fact that it is impact and water resistant means that you can even use it as a regular coffee table.
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