Christmas memories aren’t complete without a family board game. At Cogs we believe that you can do so much better than Monopoly and we also believe that a board game is for life and not just for Christmas. Alan, Ireland’s number 1 board game expert has picked out his top board games for Christmas 2021 below.
The Sock Game board game is the perfect addition to your family game night! In this speedy sensory game, each team has a large fluffy sock filled with thirty different items. One player turns the spinner on the board – once the arrow lands on an object, it’s a frantic race to find that object! The first player to find their object wins a point.
It’s fun for kids and adults alike!
Players : 2 +
Ages: 8 – Adult
Game time : 5 – 30 mins
A perfect game for Christmas day, herd mentality is a party game for families, friends and cow rustlers. The aim of the game is simple: think like the herd and write down the same answers as your friends.
If your answer is part of the majority, you all win cows. Yeehaw! If everyone else writes an answer that is matched by at least one other person, but yours is the odd one out, then you land the angry Pink Cow, and your herd of cows is worthless until you can offload it onto someone else.
The first player to collect eight cows wins.
Players : 4 – 10
Ages: 10 – Adult
Game time : 20 mins
Codenames is THE #1 party boardgame (just ask BoardgameGeek) with simple, easy to learn rules and challenging game play.
Two teams compete to make contact with all their agents first. Two spymasters give one-word clues that point to certain Codenames on the board. Their team mates must solve the clues while avoiding their opponent’s agents and the shady assassin.
Players: 4 – 8
Age: 10 to adult
Game time: 15 min
Players: 4 or more
Age: 12 to adult
Game time: 30 – 40 mins
With beautiful, Moorish inspired artwork, Azul is a brilliantly clever strategy board game in which players draft different styles of tiles to decorate the walls of their Palace.
Players must carefully select which types of tiles to collect to win points while ensuring they draft the correct quantity of tiles as surplus tiles cost points.
Players: 2- 4
Age: 8 to adult
Game time: 30 – 40 min