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Top Board Games for Families

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Published April 3rd 2013
You won't be bored with these great games
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Board games are a great way to bond and spend time with family. Here I've written up a list of great board games you can purchase and play.

This game is really funny, tricky and can get nerve racking. You must pick up a card and it'll say what you need to remove from the patients body. Using the tweezers, you have to gently get it out. If the buzzer goes off, you're out.
34.48 from BIG W

UNO card game
Get out the colourful cards and play UNO. Great fun to play as a family, easy for the kids to understand. You can play multiple games of UNO without getting bored.
8.87 from BIG W

The best whodunit game ever created. Guess who was the murderer in the awesome Cluedo board game. There are many different types of Cluedo you can get, including The Simpsons.
34.48 from BIG W

Trouble/Press o matic
Whatever you want to call it, its a great game. Choose what colour you're going to be, roll a solid 6 and then race around the board, trying to get all 4 of your pegs home. Watch out for sneaky players as they land on your place and send you back to the start. Kids may get overly competitive and cranky during this game, teach them the rules properly.
10 from BIG W

Chutes and Ladders
Climb the ladder or slide down the chute, this game is fun for all. Try and be the first person to land on the finish line, and avoid those annoying chutes that send you down a few spaces.
Prices vary, giant chutes and ladder $20 from BIG W

Hungry Hungry Hippos
A fun cheeky game for all the family. Choose a hippo then eat as much of the little balls as you can. Once there are none left, count up how many each player got. The person with the most wins.

This has to be the best game of all time. There are so many different versions out there now, but to teach younger kids it's best to play Junior Monopoly. Monopoly never really ends so pace yourself and quit when somebody goes bankrupt.
$34 at BIG W

A great game to play with the family. Everyone gets 7 letters, then takes it turns to make words on the board. Give help to younger children, always keep a dictionary on standby in case somebody tries to put down a made up word. Add up the points and whoever has the most is claimed the winner.
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Why? To spend time as a family.
Cost: Depends what game you buy, some can be as cheap as $5
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