The 10 Best board games

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some games to play once the turkey has been scoffed. Here are the best of them...

1. Jaques backgammon set

£49.99 jaqueslondon.co.uk

Absolutely stunning and likely to be passed down through generations. Typical of the quality for which Jaques of London's craftsmen are world renowned.

2. Absolute Balderdash 20th anniversary edition

£24.49 whsmith.co.uk

If you're not already familiar with this hilarious bluffing game, you're in for such a treat, not to mention a lot of laughs.

3. Smart Ass

£17.99 toysrus.co.uk

A great one to play after Christmas lunch. Fun, loud and good for all the family. First player to shout out the correct answer wins the round.

4. Operation

£14.99 ocado.com

A classic that's great for younger ones. Use all your coordination and skill to remove the patient's ailments with the tweezers without setting off the buzzer.

5. Logo

£27.99 argos.co.uk

Identify images and answer questions based on logos, products and packaging of the UK's most well-known brands. There's a version for children too.

6. Cluedo The Classic Mystery Game

£16.99 selfridges.com

First one to solve the murder mystery wins. With brand new characters, this is a fun variation of an old favourite.

7. Pictionary Family Edition

£6.60 debenhams.com

Classic game of quick sketches and crazy guesses, where players draw out a series of clues based on themes such as "action" or "object" for their team to deduce.

8. Scrabble Original

£18.95 johnlewis.com

Scrabble was invented in 1931 by an unemployed architect, who simply played it with his friends until 1948 when it was finally manufactured on a large scale.

9. Monopoly Millionaire

£16 amazon.co.uk

First to get a million wins. A modern twist on one of the best loved games of all time, this version is all about making money as quick as you can.

10. Cranium New

£26.99 argos.co.uk

With 600 all-new cards, this smash hit board game has an innovative folding game board. You'll need four or more people over 13 and you choose how long the game will be.

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