The top 10 board games to buy right now

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Staying indoors can be fun especially when you have a couple of board games to hand. (Getty Images)

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For those who want to shake up games night, or are working from home and want a little light relief, a board game is always a great idea - especially when you’ve run out box sets to watch on Netflix.

There is nothing that can be more entertaining than ditching the TV screens, DVDs, and our phones for some good old fashioned bonding over a board game.

This is evident as Google Trends has also noticed a 190% spike in shoppers searching for good board games to play in the last week alone.

Whether you are recruiting your pals, going tête-à-tête with your partner, or roping in the family for a bit of healthy competition there is a game for everyone to enjoy.

While some may opt for classic board games such as Monopoly, or even a round of chess and draughts.

Others may prefer trivia or memory games, such as The Logo Board Game or Articulate, to put their general knowledge to the test.

Budding detectives will most likely favour a few rounds of a murder mystery or a strategy game, while those who enjoy tongue in cheek comments will be more inclined to play something with innuendos or crude jokes.

Families can while away hours with their kids playing all sorts of board games, but when the kids go to sleep it doesn’t mean your gaming marathon has to end as there are options that have age restrictions on.

So whether you are looking to purchase the classics, add to your collection of board games, or are on the hunt for a brand new board game to bring to the table, we have searched high and low for the top-rated choices to suit all ages and prices.

Shop 10 top-rated board games

Articulate | £32.99 from Argos


Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride Board Game | £25.99 from Zatu Games

Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride Board Game

That's What She Said | £25 from Menkind

That's What She Said

The LOGO Board Game | £36.99 from Ebay

The LOGO Board Game

Cluedo | £20 from Argos


Bugs in The Kitchen Board Game | £23 from Argos

Bugs in The Kitchen Board Game