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In a world of ever advancing technology, where gaming is often synonymous with consoles, I'm here to take a different approach and look at board games.

Before returning to my board game years I was an online casino uk player serious about making the most out of playing online. I'd use the reviews at onlinecasinos.co.uk most often as they have put a lot of effort into the site.

I grew up with the old board game classics such as Monopoly, Game of Life, Risk, and Cluedo - admittedly alongside my NES, Sega Megadrive, and Playstation! Now that I have a growing family, not only have I enjoyed playing all sorts of console games with them but, as it's turned out, we also love sitting down around the table together and spending time over board games both old and new.

All the reviews on this page are board games that have been tried and tested by our family, so I hope they give you fresh inspiration for family gaming. At the least they should be a distraction from online casino games. Read more about me.

Boom Street is a charming board game for the Wii. While it makes good use of the advantages a console brings, it fails to translate what really makes a board game social and fun... read now

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Go Vacation has many game elements we love (and in spades): exploration, puzzles, hidden objects, dressing up and, dare I say it, mini games... read now

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Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident tickled our board game itch with an electronic hidden object adventure. The pacing and steady turn taking made it feel familiar while the interaction and sheer volume of content reminded us this was another step into the brace new world of video games... read now

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Heroica invites you to quest through deserts, forests, caves and castles in search of treasure, with Lego's most detailed board game yet. Best described as an introduction to role-playing games, Heroica has all the fun of Lego and adventuring without the complex rules that often seem daunting... read now

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Apples to Apples is a word matching game that encourages invention as much as accuracy. It's a lot of fun and surprisingly engaging... read now

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We're having a lot of fun with co-operative board game Forbidden Island at the moment. Simply put, it's the best family game we've ever played. Even our six year old can make a meaningful contribution and it holds her interest for the 30-40 minute duration, which is saying something believe me... read now

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Wii-Party offers more variety than a board game can. Although the pressure of time limits and reactions is sometimes too much tension for the kids, the grownups in our family can't stop playing it... read now

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Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City may seem an unlikely past time for a board game family, but it slowly drew us in and wrapped us up with the minutiae of its rich island. This is something we'd not experienced in a board game... read now

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Plastic Animal Chess has become something of an Internet meme in the few days since its invention by an eight year old. Here are the rules so you can try it for yourself... read now

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We ran into an unexpected problem when debuting the much-anticipated Animal Crossing on the Wii: who goes first? We'd usually reach for the rules at this point, but realised videogames only really offer instructions - two very different things... read now

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