5 Fave Board games

It’s the holiday season all over the world. The big difference from Winter 2020 is that most of us are vaccinated against Covid 19. We have made plans for the holidays but it seems that the threat of the Omicron variant is pushing us back indoors.

To relieve the tedium and reduce screen time the good old board games are still there. Today I am going to list 5 of my favourites and will ask you to do the same.


Snakes & Ladders

Both LUDO and Snakes and Ladders are games that require zero ability. All you need to do is roll your dice and move your counter. Whether you win or lose depends on chance. I think these attributes make them universally popular.

Jigsaw Puzzles

I know jigsaw puzzles are not technically board games but I thought it would be fun to include them. Their beauty lies in their being versatile — you can do them on your own or as a group activity. They vary in complexity from the four or six piece ones that I got for my toddlers to the gazillion piece ones like in the picture below.


This is a game that was encouraged in my childhood because my parents thought it would improve my vocabulary. Until I played with my husband I thought Scrabble was about word building. He made me see how much more it involved. By moving just a couple of tiles he would score much more than I and beat me every time.

Chinese Chequers

I don’t know if anyone remembers Chinese Chequers because I could not find a set when my kids were small. I haven’t played it since I was a child but I have fond memories.

Do you and your family/friends still play board games?

What are your favourites?

All images courtesy Unsplash.

19 thoughts on “5 Fave Board games

  1. Here’s my list, and in my time I adored playing Chinese checkers! I have included two “retro” games of my own, so some of us remember some fun older games we may not have played for a long time, but which left an impression with us. I didn’t think of jigsaws, but I love doing those too! In fact a friend came over on Christmas Day and brought the gift I’d given her, a puzzle of doughnuts. We had a great time putting it together, although it’s still unfinished on my kitchen table. Just a wee bit left to do! 🙂

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    1. Do post a picture of the jigsaw once you finish it.
      I haven’t touched one in decades. Given the time and space I would love to do one of those “landscape” ones with shades of the forest or sunset.


  2. Yes, I remember Chinese Checkers.. It was kind of a fun game. Haven’t played it (or any board games really) in at least a few years.

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