Best indoor games to play at home

Best indoor games
From ping pong to table tennis, there are a whole host of indoor games to play at home. (Getty Images)

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If you’re like us and have raced through all the box sets, films and books, which have been on your list for months, you’ll be desperate to find alternative activities to keep you - or your children - occupied during the coronavirus outbreak.

Some may have turned to board games, or crafting kits, but they’re not for everyone.

Instead, why not transform your lounge, kitchen or dining area into a games room complete with a ping pong set, a snooker table or a darts board.

Lacking in space? Try a miniature table tennis set.

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Hy-Pro Snooker and Pool Table | £79.99 from Argos

Hy-Pro Snooker and Pool Table
Hy-Pro Snooker and Pool Table

The Hy-Pro Snooker and Pool Table has received glowing reviews from customers, as it is lightweight - weighing 16.5kg - easy to assemble, and can be folded down so it is easy to store away and transport.

The set comes complete with snooker balls, as well as six extra yellow balls for pool, two cues, a triangle, chalk and a scoreboard to help you keep track on who is winning.

One shopper gushed: “Bought as a present for our grandsons aged 9 and 11. They absolutely love it. Great table and easy to assemble. All round good value for money. They will get lots of use out of it.”

BCE 4ft6 Football Table | £149 (Was £329.99) from Sports Direct

BCE 4ft6 Football Table
BCE 4ft6 Football Table

A football table is another popular indoor game for adults and children to play.

This set features a mix of red and green players placed in a 1-2-5-3 formation, as well as leg levellers so you can play on the table, a raised surface or on the floor.

Chad Valley 3ft Push Hockey Game Table Top | £29.99 from Argos

Chad Valley 3ft Push Hockey Game Table Top
Chad Valley 3ft Push Hockey Game Table Top

Gamers are going head over heels for the indoor hockey game, which comes with a power puck, which has an internal fan for a smooth and quiet game, as well as two plastic pucks, and two hockey pushers.

The item has been hailed a great buy from customers, as it rated high for sturdiness, design and on how easy it is to set up.

One review read: “This was really good fun, it is a great height for the kids to play and kept them entertained for ages.”

Tarmak Hoop 500 Basketball Hoop | £19.99 from Decathlon

Tarmak Hoop 500 Basketball Hoop
Tarmak Hoop 500 Basketball Hoop

The Tarmak Hoop is the ideal indoor game for shoppers of all ages, as it can be propped up anywhere, whether that is on a wall inside, on a tree or post.

The item has a 7mm thick plastic backboard to help with bounce back shots, as well as an adjustable setting to help you install the hoop to suit your height.

Hy-Pro 9ft Indoor Table Tennis Table | £199.99 from Argos

Hy-Pro 9ft Indoor Table Tennis Table
Hy-Pro 9ft Indoor Table Tennis Table

The Hy-Pro Indoor Table Tennis Table is a full sized table, which can be played indoors either solo, one to one, or as doubles.

The table, which can be folded to help you train, boasts an integrated storage system to hold the bats and balls, although some found it took a while to assemble.

One shopper’s review read: “The table looks great and it is easy to move around and store. The included cover and bats and balls make this very good value. Just a word of warning ... it took my husband and our neighbour 5 hours to put together so leave plenty of time before promising a game to your children!”

Winmau Softip Electronic Dartboard | £22.99 from Argos

Winmau Softip Electronic Dartboard
Winmau Softip Electronic Dartboard

The Electronic Dartboard is a fan favourite with customers, especially with those who have children, as the indoor game has six high quality softip darts, as well as spare points, for ultimate safety when playing.

The design allows you to play 18 games with 159 different variations among a group of up to eight players. Plus it boasts a softip board and automatic scoring LCD board.

“This product is really good quality for less money. I recommend it for families with children. It's good opportunity to spend time together”, shared one customer.