Top Small Family Board Games This Easter
With Easter around the corner and the lockdown restrictions easing, we take a look at some great games for family and friends.
How well do you know your history? Put your knowledge to the test with the Timeline game series. In this game, players are tasked with placing cards featuring historical events into the correct place within the timeline. Get it right and the card gets added to the line with the first player to place all of their cards winning the game.
A beautifully straight forward game which can be picked up in a moment, and it is always surprising how much you know, or don’t know, about world history. With a light layer of strategy and several versions to suit your group, there is something for everyone.
P For Pizza
In this quick thinking word play game, players are awarded the small triangles by being the first to name a word that links the letter with a category. The first player to assemble the giant slice of pizza being the winner.
P For Pizza is an elegantly simple game for all the family. Being small in size and quick to play, it makes an ideal game at home or further a field, with hours of re-playability thanks to the games word matching mechanics.
Carcassonne with River & Abbot
Re-create the countryside of Southern France in this classic tile placing game. Starting at a cross roads players take it in turns to draw and place a tile matching it to the edge of an existing piece. Build fields, cities and roads as the board expands whilst placing followers on features to score points when they are completed.
This charming and down to earth game is a personal favourite, and is an excellent game to introduce new players too with it's easy going mechanics and points scoring. The game also maintains a good level of strategy and with plenty of expansions, there's lots to enjoy as a veteran as well.
Keep your cat-like reflexes sharp with this flurry of a game. Each turn a player rolls two dice, each with a set of symbols, with the resulting combination matching one of the twenty one Clawfuku dominoes. The first player to place their finger onto the domino gets it, with the first to six declared the winner. Watch out though as sometimes the result can be one that has already been claimed, and if its owner isn’t quick enough, it can be stolen away.
A really great reflex game that’s always going to find it's way into play, with it's satisfyingly weighty dice and Clawfuku dominoes, Cobra Paw brings a lot of fun in a small foot print.
Hey, That’s My Fish!
Brave the thawing ice as you race to get the catch of the day. In Hey, That’s My Fish players are penguins moving across the ice to try and catch the most fish possible, without being set adrift as the ice melts. Players move in a straight line across the frozen lake, picking up the tile they started on gathering the fish printed on the underside and adding them their score. You need to be careful though as tiles that are removed create gaps that cannot be crossed, cutting off sections of the ice and possibly stranding Penguins.
Another classic game with an uncluttered player turn, allowing players to focus on movement and keep a snappy back and forth to keep all engaged.