SHOPPING: FUN & GAMES Gather the family and bring out a board game for some friendly competition.
Once the wrapping paper has been tidied away and everyone’s had their Christmas pud, gather your nearest and dearest together and bring out a board game for a little mental exercise and
some friendly competition
Originating from China, Mah Jong is an addictive game, played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters
and symbols. It combines memory, strategy and chance – it might be one
to play once the Christmas sherries have worn off! This beautiful set comes in a wooden box, so you can keep it safe to play with for years to come.
Ex Libris will challenge your writing (and bluffing) skills as you attempt to pen plausible opening and closing lines from well-known novels, and fool the other players into believing them to be genuine. The perfect after-dinner pastime for a family of bookworms, or a stocking-sized
gift for a budding writer.
Created by the poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century, Cribbage is a card game for two to four players, and involves playing and grouping cards in combinations in order to gain points. This box has the board on its lid, so it’s great for taking with you on trips and transport – perfect if you’re travelling
about this Christmas.
Think you can identify your favourite
series from just three visual clues? With intriguing illustrations by Casja Holgersson depicting 60 well-known shows, from Game of Thrones to Twin Peaks, this game is great for Netflix addicts and boxset-lovers to puzzle over after dinner – and it might just put them off reaching for the remote, too!
If board games aren’t exactly a zen-like activity in your house, Tokaido might be a gamechanger. Players become ancient travellers, following the historic
Tokaido road. The goal is simply to have the most rewarding experience: relaxing in hot springs, sampling local cuisine and taking in breathtaking views. We’d like a real life version!
Even if you can’t do magic tricks, it’s handy to have a snazzy pack of cards in the house. From poker to snap, there are games for all the family waiting to be played! This covetable and unusual deck was printed on an antique Heidelberg letterpress to give the colours a vintage look that complements the vibrant graphics.