Monopoly tops the list of family Christmas games
MONOPOLY is No1 in a top 10 list of festive family games, a poll revealed yesterday.
The property-buying board game, first launched in 1935, was clear winner with
19 per cent of the vote.
More than 250 million sets have been sold worldwide and the game has been played by more than half a billion people.
The longest-ever Monopoly game took 70 days to complete.
General knowledge quiz game Trivial Pursuit was second with 15 per cent and the traditional acting game charades came third, with 13 per cent.
Two of the biggest irritations about hosting Christmas lunch expressed in the poll by furniture and flooring specialists ScS were having to juggle seating plans when some guests refused to sit next to others and people arriving late.
Drunk guests caused hosts the biggest headache.
An ScS spokesman said: “Forty-four per cent of those polled said the best gift was a contribution to the meal – part of the lunch or something to drink with it.”
The top 10 festive games were:
Monopoly (19 per cent) 2 Trivial Pursuit (15) 3 Charades (13) Scrabble (12) Guess Who (7) Cluedo (5)
7 Game Of Life (5)
8 Chess (3) Drafts (2) 10 Battleships (2)