Mo­nop­oly tops the list of fam­ily Christ­mas games

Daily Express - - Richard & Judy - By Stian Alexan­der

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)

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