Curated: the board games you need for your next night in

So it gets to the weekend, you want to be social, but can’t be bothered with all the effort of going out (we don’t blame you).

That’s where boardgames come in.

Grab a glass of wine, invite some friends over, make a cheese platter and let you competitive nature run wild.

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Your childhood favourites

  • Monopoly - the game that can make or break relationships

  • Scrabble - show off your amazing vocabulary

  • Cluedo - the classic murder mystery game

  • Jenga - do your pull your block straight away or take your time and study the stack?

  • The Game of Life - standard capitalism where the wealthiest player wins

  • Pictionary - show off your artistic skills

  • UNO - remember that moment of pride when you yell ‘UNO!

Modern board games

  • Ticket to Ride - train-themed, cross-country adventure game, it sounds lame but it’s actually really fun

  • The Settlers of Catan - embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan, lots of expansion packs to mix things up

  • 7 Wonders - You’re the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy 

  • Pandemic - Four diseases have broken out in the world and it’s up to a team of specialists to find cures before mankind is wiped out

Card games

Image of Journey of Something Eden puzzle

Image of Journey of Something Eden puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzles

Perfect with friends or if you feel like doing something by yourself. But let’s be clear, the old puzzles that you did as a kid are gone and now we have adult designs that you will froth over.

Pro tip: if you’re in a small apartment or have a sneaky cat who likes to push things off tables (us!), you can use a puzzle roll-up mat to store away your masterpiece when you’re not working on it.

Love a night in?

Stay in and try our favourite face masks or read this month’s Book Club pick