A 60-second speed read on the games people are playing in lockdown.

One of the few positives of the lockdowns has been that families living in the same home have spent more quality time together.

This ‘together time’ has seen a surge in the number of board games sold.

Amazon has just released the top ten games that families across Walton On Thames and the UK have been buying in the battle to banish boredom.

Here they are:

  1. Monopoly

The property classic. Number of players 2 to 6, £14.99.

  1. Match and Spell Game and Shopping List Extras

Educational learning for ages, 4+, £12.

  1. EXIT – The Game

Escape rooms for the home, numerous players, ages 10+, £14.

  1. Animal Families

Develops matching and memory skills, 2-4 players and for kids aged 4+, £4.99.

  1. Bananagrams Big Letter

Fun word game. 1-8 players, ages 7+, £16.99.

  1. Monopoly Deal

Property card game 2-5 players, £5.88.

  1. Articulate

Fast-talking description party game, numerous players, £20.

  1. First Times Tables

Multiplication learning for kids aged 5-8, 2-4 players, £8.30.

  1. Ticket to Ride United Kingdom

Travel fun. Ages 8+, 2-5 players, £34.90.

  1. 5 Second Rule

A fast-paced, talking game, 3 or more players, £12.73.

One of our favourite board games is driving around Walton On Thames and seeing our sold and let signs.

What games are you playing to stave off lockdown boredom and to bring your family together?