Family Games Night

Over the years the kids have been brought up on Family Games Night and having a variety of board games, puzzles, family games in the house, often they are learning-based ones, working up to more fun and mess around ones, these have often been bought at Xmas and birthday, or when we have looked for bargains, there also something that the kids tend to look at shops to swat up what they want.

family games night

Going back

Even as far back as when Roo was a Toddler we have Orchard based educational games or there mini ones, this chain has continued through each child, unfortunately, they haven’t survived each child to the next but they have had a different selection each time, to be honest with both Tigger and then Piglet each older child has then helped out on those.

This hasn’t just stopped with the younger more educational ones, the puzzles were fun, the matching games were fine, but then as the older two got older the bigger funnier ones were the draw, though piglet likes seeing them play the Toilet game or the variety of pop up pirates, buckaroo, and pull my finger type ones, the older two like the fun of it them. ( i realise I’m old and have the old name terms on my mind)

Some Family Games Night

Roo though now being much older tends to like to play with her friends or Tigger with older versions, Monopoly, with its variations, Game of Life, Cluedo etc.. are more common for her to play now, at least once a week they will both play together on one of the games, Roo also really loves a game of Bingo, which is great because Boo and I also enjoy the odd game of Bingo with them.

Even with all their technology, Toys, TV etc.. the kids still like to play board games, mini-games etc, which is a great thing to help there development and creativity, plus its one of the few things they still play together. Boo and I came from that era where games were still a major thing, and we still promote those games, they can be fun, they can be competitive, you can have fallings out, you can lose pieces, you can get frustrated, but all of us will have some sort of memory of playing games, whether it is good or bad, puzzles, mini-games, or big games, we have all had fun once.


Win an Orchard Toys What A Performance Game

To add a little extra fun to your next family games night, I am lucky enough to have an Orchard Toys What A Performance game to giveaway.

Prize: Orchard Toys What A Performance Game

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  • Reply GooderDan

    Monopoly and Cluedo are always family favourites in our house!

    27 April 2020 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    We love scrabble, card games, board games and jigsaws.

    27 April 2020 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Eileen Hindley

    Scrabble and Monopoly

    27 April 2020 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply ashleigh allan

    We love Monopoly Hotels!

    27 April 2020 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Jade Brailsford

    We love Jenga!

    27 April 2020 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Solange

    We love Scrabble, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.

    27 April 2020 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Peter Watson

    Monopoly is our favourite game as a family.

    27 April 2020 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Anthony Harrington

    Frustration and Monopoly

    27 April 2020 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Eddie

    Monopoly, uno and snakes and ladders are big games in our house. Even with our 4yr old. Our 4yr old has a selection of orchard toys games, she loves to play them with her sisters. One that encourages sharing which is great. I remember playing alsorts of games when I was a kid, and still do sometimes at family games night at the in laws.

    27 April 2020 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply J Matcham

    We play a lot of games in our home and have a few favourites We love card games, Scrabble, Monopoly and twister

    27 April 2020 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply renae

    we love playing family games, at the moment we love exploding kittens and Crystal Maze from the 80’s

    27 April 2020 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Claire

    I love the Orchard games, Pizza pizza is a firm favourite, despite the kids growing up and in to more involved games.

    We recently spent 5 hours playing uno, the kids absolutely loved it x

    27 April 2020 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    What a great chance to win a game! If I had children I would enter

    27 April 2020 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Sim @ Sim's Life

    I love Orchard Toys, such a fantastic range! My daughter was a huge fan when she was younger, just sad she has grown up and prefers her phone these days. How times change! Totally recommend the games for younger children! Sim ๐Ÿ™‚

    27 April 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Monopoly although my grandson always manages to win

    27 April 2020 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Rebecca King

      We love playing Frustration ax all ages can join in

      28 April 2020 at 6:39 am
    • Reply Kerstin B

      We like a game of Labyrinth

      6 May 2020 at 1:15 pm

    We are enjoying playing guess who and jenga together

    27 April 2020 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Helen S Wright

    Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

    27 April 2020 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Victoria Jardine

    Snakes and ladders and Ludo are firm favourites in our house

    27 April 2020 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply laura milton

    We have many favourites, we love all our orchard games like the piggy matching game, cafe to learn about counting money and spider shapes and numebrs. Other favs our frustration and shark bite

    27 April 2020 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Rog Willis

    Our kids liked Monopoly when they were little. Our daughter liked more games, like CandyLand, Guess Who, and Operation. These would be fun for our son’s family to play.

    27 April 2020 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Vikki Bowker

    We play allsorts o games together! Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Kingdomino, UNO, Top Trumps, Guess Who, Connect 4

    27 April 2020 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Lyn Burgess

    I still love Ludo, and the kids love junior monopoly and catch the cap

    27 April 2020 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    We love a family games night in our house! The kids have got quite the collection of board games so we always get to try something new.

    27 April 2020 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    We love GUESS WHO

    27 April 2020 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply michelle o'neill

    Monopoly and cards

    28 April 2020 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Samantha Donnelly

    I used to have a fishing game when I was little and used to love that, my kids used to love their games when they were little

    28 April 2020 at 10:47 am

    scrabble, is one of the games our family play so we can all join in

    28 April 2020 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Alana Walker

    We have a few of the Orchard Toys games in our house. Our favourites are Dotty Dinosaurs, Shopping List and Ladybirds.

    28 April 2020 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Abby

    We love playing frustration, that’s currently the only board game we have played as a family. I’ve recently got the my first Game of Life which we’ve yet to play, but definitely need to get more ๐Ÿ™‚ My son loves the Orchard Toys Match and Spell game too!

    28 April 2020 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    Both my kids have played with Orchard Toys when they were a lot younger as they are such great educational games indeed. But at the moment they love Monopoly, Rubix and Otthelo

    28 April 2020 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Melanie williams

    A family games night is actually needed in our house for sure. It is a great way to keep the family entertained xx

    28 April 2020 at 5:51 pm
    • Reply Alistair Ford

      Can’t beat a game of snakes and ladders

      20 May 2020 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Neha

    Cannot keep up with all the funky games coming out. These look so cool. Family games are the best- those hours spent on monopoly were definitely worth it

    28 April 2020 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Jenny McClinton

    Frustration and monopoly are our favorites, as well as snakes and ladders and pairs

    28 April 2020 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Rowena Corderoy

    We love board games especially monopoly and scrabble itโ€™s lovely to get all the family together!

    28 April 2020 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson

    Our favourite if Game Of Life

    28 April 2020 at 8:19 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      We love the shopping list game, and monopoly is always a great game!

      5 May 2020 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Katie B

    Most recently we have been playing a tooth fairy game!

    29 April 2020 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Sally Akins

    I’ve always loved board games, and even now my boys are aged 16 and older, we still have family board game nights!

    29 April 2020 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    We’ve been playing a few board games since the lockdown as it’s nice to do some things which don’t involve tech! x

    29 April 2020 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Fiona jk42

    With my husband and adult children we love Balderdash, Monopoly, Charades and Botticelli. With my granddaughter we enjoy Snakes and Ladders, Sorry and several of the Orchard Toys Games, including Giraffes in Scarves and Shopping List.

    29 April 2020 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply ellie spider

    we love scrabble, monopoly and of course snakes and ladders ๐Ÿ™‚ My family play a lot of games I learned chess when I was 5, and a lot of different card games, bckgammon and checkers

    2 May 2020 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Monopoly scrabble and hangman for us

    2 May 2020 at 9:22 am
  • Reply katrina walsh

    We love Hotel Tycoon. Its like Monopoly but with actual buildings that you build up – the little ones love it

    4 May 2020 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Lyndsey cooksey

    We enjoy playing Monopoly as a family! Although, I don’t know why we bother because you can guarantee it always turns into some kind of argument!

    20 May 2020 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Michelle Smith

    I love playing snakes and ladders with my granddaughter

    20 May 2020 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Rachelle Barrett

    Perfect for the kids. Thank you for the opportunity

    20 May 2020 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Kelly Wheelhouse

    I love playing Cluedo with my family!

    20 May 2020 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Sian Buckingham

    We like a lot of silly games like Buckaroo and Operation!

    20 May 2020 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Helen Arlow

    We love playing guessing games x

    21 May 2020 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Tracy Newton

    We love card games, jigsaws and traditional board games. At the moment my eight year old son loves to play Connect Four. He is getting really good at it.

    22 May 2020 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Laura Walker

    Mine love hungry hippos and snakes and ladders

    23 May 2020 at 6:32 am
  • Reply Sally Collingwood

    We like to play Tumbling Monkeys

    24 May 2020 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Gemma Hendry

    We love orchard toys games to play as family, we have pizza pizza and giraffes in scarfs

    24 May 2020 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Stacey Gahan

    Orchard toys games are great for our younger girls, us adults like playing Linkee

    25 May 2020 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Katrina Adams

    We’re enjoying Labyrinth and Monopoly at the moment. Perfect for the whole family.

    25 May 2020 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Joanne Hall

    My kids love mousetrap

    26 May 2020 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Susan Smith

    At the moment its Monopoly

    27 May 2020 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Ellen Stafford

    We love the Game of Life

    28 May 2020 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply jemma dwyer

    love playing Monopoly it can last for hours if no one cheats lol

    28 May 2020 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Patricia Barrett

    We love to play Monopoly

    29 May 2020 at 1:12 am
  • Reply Adrian Bold

    We like to play Game of Life and Cluedo

    29 May 2020 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Amy Bondoc

    we love playing cluedo!

    30 May 2020 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Jayne Underwood

    We love playing monopoly and cluedo

    30 May 2020 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Danielle Graves

    We love most games, we’ve played Orchard Toys bug lotto, Giant Jenga, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders and Draughts.

    30 May 2020 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply kim neville

    We like Word has it and cluedo

    31 May 2020 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Carly Belsey

    We love to play snakes and ladders as my daughter is five and loves it

    31 May 2020 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Hayley F

    Monopoly is a great game to play as a family x

    31 May 2020 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Pauline Burroughs

    We love Scrabble and Snakes & Ladders

    31 May 2020 at 6:00 pm
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