Most popular board games in the UK

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A survey was done in the UK for the people’s favourite board game, and it wasn’t surprising that monopoly topped the list.The research showed that 84% of adults in the UK prefer to sit down and play a game of monopoly with their friends and family compared to other activities.
Monopoly was found to be the most popular after Christmas dinner game. Monopoly has many good points to it like using your brain to work out the best properties to buy. It also helps with managing money as the aim is to obtain properties but not go bankrupt.

Why are board games so appreciated in the UK?

Board games are on the rise again in many places, yet they never indeed died out in the UK. Many people prefer board games from the high-tech computer games. The UK holds a sizeable annual hobby game convention and expo. The UK breed is remaining old-fashioned and prefers sitting down together talking, laughing over board games. Rather than sitting in the lounge room all separate browsing on their phones.
While computer games are right there is still the fun, the frustration and the intrigued feeling of playing monopoly whether all laughing together cursing.It’s important to keep the board game tradition alive and encourage new generations to sit down with family and play.

What games top the popularity list?

Here is a list of the most popular board games in the UK.


The original game good old Cluedo is an old-fashioned game but still tops the list.The game has had many facelifts with different themes coming out each year.
First, we had AgathaChristies slant, now we have the famous game of throne version. The game is the same, but it allows you to customise the board with your favorite tv show or movie.
He game is a classic murder mystery game that is loads of fun designed for 2-6 players. So many themes are available from Harry Potter to Sherlock and Doctor Who. You will be sureto find a theme you like.

Trivial pursuit

Trivial pursuit is another classic that is so popular in the UK. It is however aimed at older ages which makes it not the best choice for family dinners and after parties. There is now a family edition of general knowledge questions that are split into two sections one designed for children. The other designed for older adults.
There is however a question that is debatable are the little plastic triangles pies, cakes or cheeses.  This game is perfect for cold rainy days or a game to prove who is more intelligent amount friends. The game is suitable for up to four players.

Are board games good for your brain?


We tell our kids to get off computer games and play some board games but are they any better?Some of our board games are gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere. Drag them out and get the family together. Boardgames have many benefits that keep your mind active and healthy.
Board games are entertaining, encourage patience and team spirit.
Boardgames may bring people together and encourage time off screen devices, but they also offer so many more benefits. Board games are suitable for children middle aged and even the elderly.

A few Benefits Board Games offer

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves cognition
  • Brings friends and family together
  • Gets you away from the computer screen or device
  • Lowers stress levels compared to high tech computer gamesWe will keep writing articles every week about board games and with a focus on the UK market. You will find all future articles at Thanks for reading!