Last year you may remember we took part in the National Board Games Week hosted by Pork Farms.
National Board Games Championships are been held in so many micropubs across Britain. Also again, families can get involved by downloading a free family bundle to help them plan a board games activity night at home, and potentially win prizes in the process.
Anyone who loves board games can get involved by attending heats at their nearest participating micropub, with winners moving through to semi-finals and the grand finale during National Board Games Week (May 8th-14th).
Travel and accommodation will be provided by Pork Farms for finalists/semi-finalists. You can find out more at www.pork-farms.co.uk .
Families can also join in the fun from home through hosting their own board games night, using whatever board games they fancy . To do this just sign up at www.pork-farms.co.uk and Pork Farms will email you a free games night pack nearer the time, which contains things like printable winners certificates.
Families can share photos of their board games night with Pork Farms through social media and their website for the chance to win a stack of board games and a year’s supply of pork pies. It is a fantastic opportunity not just to be able to have fun but also get family together and spend some much needed family time together laughing and enjoying the games that all ages can join in on .
We have a large variety of games aimed for the children and ourselves to enjoy as a family mainly and so games night is always something we get excited about .
Over Halloween for instance we took out Cluedo and made a murder mystery themed evening at home with all the decorations, dress ups and of course the scary food , we had a great evening and it definitely would not have been as great without the game which we used as our main event of the party.
This year our new game chosen to add to our collection is Taboo.
Taboo is a great family game but it does say that it is aimed for ages 13+ .
This is an hilarious game that is a great thinking game.
The whole idea is that you have a word on a card and you have to try to get your team to say that word without giving them too many clues , for instance if you pick up the word ''Superglue'' , you may have a list of ''Taboo'' words underneath that word such as ''adhesive, strong ,bonding , epoxy'' . These words are the ''Taboo'' words you are not allowed to use while your describing the word ''superglue'' . So your not allowed to say the word superglue or the listed words underneath . It is harder than you think and I think this is why it is rated at such a high age to play although my children thoroughly enjoyed the game .
Taboo is a great thinking game and great fun.
The national games night does not mean it has to last just one night , in fact it can last the whole week or you could even make it a weekly thing if you prefer it is totally up to you , there is no end to gaming and our family love having board games nights all the time.
I absolutely love having a games week. It encourages the children to throw down their gadgets and electric toys and get back to good old board games that we as parents all remember spending hours playing as kids ourselves.
You do not just have to play together either, why not bring along more friends or family, neighbours or ho about making your own event at your local community centre or school and get competitive.
There are so many different choices you could play, Monopoly, Life, Jenga, Pie Face? No matter the age , there is something for everyone .
Don't forget to upload your pictures to Facebook or Twitter using #Porkfarmsgames too, you never know , there could be a large bundle of games winging its way to you if it catches the judges eye curtesy of HASBRO as well as a years supply of pork pies curtesy of Pork Farms themselves.
So what are you all waiting for?
Time to get that game face on and get your games out and join in on the fun .