Best Family Game

Created by: Alan Moon , Created by: Aaron Weissblum
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: China
Rules link: How To Play 10 Days In The USA,

Every game is a new vacation - travel and adventure

Vacations make memories that last a lifetime! Playing 10 Days – you experience the fun of creating your own vacation while easily learning the states. Start your vacation today… Pick up 10 Days in the USA


Created by: Victor Amanatidis
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Greece
Rules link: 13 Ghosts Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

13 Ghosts is a microgame for 2-4 players in which each player tries to find the ghost hidden in the opponent's crypt. The game consists of thirteen ghost cards (provided in two sets for use in four-player games), each with a number from 1 to 13 and a special ability.

When playing, you use the card in your hand and you either play it face... Read More

20 Second Showdown
Created by: Big Potato Games
Game duration: 20-40mins
Number of players: 5-20
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

No time to lose!

Welcome to the ultimate showdown – your team versus their team in a fast and furious game of ridiculous challenges. 

Flip the timer, read out your challenge and race to complete it as fast as possible. Once you’re done, flip the timer back over and read out a new challenge to put the other team in the hot seat. The first team to run out of sand loses the... Read More

Created by: Authors: Antje Reiter; Illustrator: Martina Leykamm
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: 3x4 = Swat! Rules,

First calculate, then swat the fly: Who will be the first to hit the fly with the right result?


3D Labyrinth
Created by: Ravensburger
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: Germany
Video link: YouTube

The beloved international classic, now in 3D! In a labyrinth of soaring towers and deep vaults, witches and wizards scramble to find coveted treasures. They cast powerful spells to teleport and shift the maze in their favour. Whoever collects their treasure first wins in this contest of minds and magic! As with the classic, treasures must be found by skilfully moving the rows of towers to... Read More

Created by: Sean Byrne
Game duration: 10-30mins
Number of players: 1-12
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

6 SUITS – THE PLAYING CARDS REVOLUTION

Play all your favourite card games and more in a fun new way, with 6 suits of 9 cards. - It’s a playing cards revolution as the Royal Court has been thrown out.

No new rules to learn as you spice up many classic card games - Rummy, Poker, Brag, Crazy 8s, Cheat, President, Hearts, Trumps, Sevens, Texas Holdem, Canasta, Snap, Solitaire, etc,... Read More

Created by: Jonathan Franklin
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 8-99


Here come the animals! Add lions, camels, and kangaroos to your zoo in this simple dice game the whole family can enjoy. Lions are a big draw, but they scare the camels. Those pesky squirrels will pilfer your peanuts, but a moose won't go anywhere without a squirrel. And the more kangaroos the better. Use your penguins wisely, and you can have the best zoo in the country!

How To Play:... Read More


Game duration: 20-90mins
Number of players: 2-2
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Two camps face off across a hexagonal board containing black and white marbles. Your objective: push six opposing marbles into the rails along the edge of the board. Sharpen your attack and refine your defence. Observe, plan… and weigh up your options at every move!


Acuity - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Fat Brain Ltd

Number of players: 2-10
Recommended ages: 6-96
Country of origin: United States

A clever matching game of quick visual perception where players race against each other or work together to discover and match hidden patterns in the tiles’ arrangement.
 
Featuring 70 durable and vibrantly mind-bending pattern tiles, Acuity will delight all ages. With simple rules, Acuity is a game the entire family can play together. No reading required..simply... Read More
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Created by: Seiji Kanai
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Japan
Rules link: How to play Adventure Tours, Video link: Adventure Tours on YouTube

Embark on your next adventure, but be wise!

To ensure a successful expedition you must attract wealthy participants and powerful sponsors whose money will help you reach victory.

The most influential and wealthy participants who will help you to achieve the final victory, demand a well-equipped expedition.

Think carefully about how you will lay your hand cards and use... Read More

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp - IG Awards 2017

Game duration: 20-25mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 8-98


The sorcerer has sent you, a street urchin like Aladdin, into a cave to look for a magic lamp that lets you call upon a genie’s favors. However, the cave also encloses fabulous treasures sorted into three chests. If you’re not too greedy, this could be your chance to become rich!
 
A turn has 3 phases during which everyone plays simultaneously. First, choose how... Read More
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Created by: Matthew Tidbury & Darrell Ottery
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alana’s Animals - Every Animal Counts
Collect animals and build your farmyard. Who will earn the most apples for their animals and win the game? 
 
Alana’s Animals is a fast and fun card game where players take it in turn to collect animal cards that will gain them apples (VP’s) at the end of the game. The player with... Read More
Anatomix - IG Awards 2017
Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd

Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-98
Country of origin: United Kingdom

A multi-level, multi-lingual game that helps children to learn about human anatomy. Younger players spin the spinner and collect body parts to complete their skeleton, organs, nerves or muscles and the added challenge for older players is to answer multiple choice questions to earn the parts they need.

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Created by: Authors: Trio Kreativ; Illustrator: Michael Menzel
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal Actions Rules Page, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Yess! It's a lot of fun for players to show how well they can imitate the actions of their animal friends. Who will be fastest to imitate a spinning chicken or a dancing donkey? And who will manage to arch their back like the cat? But beware: With the tired turtle you all need to stay calm. In each round a different player is the judge, and decides who best imitated the action.


Created by: Alex & The AA Team
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 3-20
Recommended ages: 6-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: Animal Ailments Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

A Gorilla with Brainfreeze?! A Hyena with a Hangover?! Act out ridiculous combinations in this hilarious family friendly party game


Animal Auction - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Kim Sehee
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Korea, Republic Of

The animals are waiting for your choice - you're bidding for different animals at auction. The more sets of animals you collect, the more points you receive, but watch out for the unfriendly ones! Who will be the most successful player?


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Animal Circus
Created by: Arvid Klaverstijn
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Poland

The incredible Animal Circus is coming to your home! The animal artists are trained and ready to show you the greatest tricks ever performed. But make sure you only send artists to the ring who will be able to outperform the previous one. Because if you don't, the previous artist will take all the glory!

Animal Circus is a family card game where every player has the same deck of 22... Read More

Created by: Authors: Klaus Miltenberger; Illustrator: Michael Bayer
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal Upon Animal Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

The animals want to show how capable they are at making a tall pyramid! Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep, the tucan ...


Created by: Authors: Klaus Miltenberger; Illustrator: Kristin Mückel
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal upon Animal - My Very First Games Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Animouv
Created by: Martin Nedergaard Andersen & Philip Giordano
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 2-2
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF TACTICS OBJECT: each player must align their animals on the board moving the counters. Place the pieces at random on the squares indicated on the board. Players each receive a card with 3 animals to line up. In turn, the players move an animal. Moves are made the same way as in the game of “draughts”: the pieces can either move to a free adjacent square, or perform multiple “jumps”.... Read More

Anomia - IG Awards 2017


Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 10-99


Redesigned for 2017. Anomia now has serious shelf esteem – bold, vibrant box that communicates the game play.
 
Normally, it's easy to give an example of a dog breed or a frozen food - but you’ll find that your brain works differently under pressure. Flip cards until symbols on two players’ cards match. Matching players must race to give an example of the category... Read More
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Created by: Luca Bellini , Created by: Luca Borsa
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 3-7
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Italy


Created by: Jean-Francois Rochas
Game duration: 20-25mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Meet these adorable creatures, that live on the bottom of a deep blue ocean. They really like seashells and, as everyone knows, you can never have too many seashells. So they have learned to grow new arms and tentacles so they can always grab just one more seashell. Layer the transparent cards to complete the task but make sure to use as few cards as possible! The quickest player wins the... Read More

Aquarium - IG Awards 2017

Game duration: 45-50mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 10-99


In Aquarium, players need to buy matching fish to collect points… but at what cost? Cross your fingers while competitors change your offer, add new fish, swap others, or even double their value!
 
Build your own aquarium with colorful fish to score the most points! That is, if you can keep them alive until the end of the game.
 
Created by: Steve C. Brazier
Game duration: 10-90mins
Number of players: 1-10

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Arokah is a new, one-of-a-kind, multi-puzzle experience. Based on a new mathematical discovery, Arokah represents the ultimate brain-teaser challenge!


Baby Blues - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Jurgen Spreutels
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-88
Country of origin: Belgium
Rules link: Baby Blues Rules, Video link: Baby Blues Review
In Baby Blues, every player is an employee in a daycare center. You are responsible for five babies, and you will have to do anything that is needed to keep them happy. As soon as they start crying, you won't be able to make them happy again. When a player is faced with five crying babies, the game is over and the other players score points for all non-crying babies.
 ... Read More
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Baby Clues - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Ally Steven Severi
Game duration: 8-88mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-88
Country of origin: Belgium
Video link: Baby Clues Review
When the lights switched back on, the prized bottle of milk collection was gone. The suspects are a bunch of incognito babies who try to sneak them out of the mansion. Can you expose your opponent's secret identity and hide yours? Retrieve five bottles of milk and win the game.
 
Baby Clues is a deduction game. Every turn you have to expose a little bit of... Read More
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Baby Crews
Created by: Eddy Sterckx
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Poland

In the Third game in the Baby-series, one of the babies fell asleep and dreamt he was a pirate baby ready to embark on a dangerous and adventurous mission...

In the game, the players try to gather the best baby pirate crew. All players start with 2 crew members and recruit additional members in the course of the game. Every round a new fast auction takes place where you have to keep on... Read More



Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: You Tube Game Video
In this great new game you need the memory of an elephant. In just 60 seconds
you must memorise the position of the twelve symbol tiles... BUT prepare to be Baffled as the
symbols constantly swap and change positions around the board!
 
Baffled is cleverly designed so that children and adults have an equal chance of winning.
Created by: Abraham Nathanson
Game duration: 10-60mins
Number of players: 1-8
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United States
Rules link: Bananagrams Rules Page, Video link: You Tube Video

Fast and frantic, players race against each other to build crossword grids. And it requires no pencil, paper, or board. In this addictive word game, speed wins, not points. You’ll have a bunch of fun as you race to the finish by using all of your letter tiles first! BANANAGRAMS comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect for everyone 7 & up; at home or on the go.


Bank Attack
Created by: Megableu
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United States
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

Bank Attack is an intense and addictive cooperative game, where you work together as a team to crack the vault and release the gold hidden inside!

You’ve got 5 minutes to pull off the heist of the century! Choose your role (Hacker, Money Man, Look Out, Explosives Expert) and select your level. Follow the instructions: grab the right tools, pass them on at the right moment, use them... Read More

Created by: Francesco Rotta
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: Italy
Rules link: How to play Battle Sheep, Video link: Battle Sheep on YouTube

They set out to conquer the world one pasture at a time!

In Battle Sheep up to 4 players start by quickly constructing a very grassy play area, unique each and every game. They each then position all of their sheep in one of the outside pastures, ready to divide and conquer. 

Each player takes turns and starts by 'splitting' their flock of sheep, moving one pile as far as they... Read More

Bermuda Pirates
Created by: Fox Mind
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: Canada

An adventurous band of pirates has set its sights on an island in The Bermuda Triangle known for the treasures it conceals. On their way, they must overcome mysterious whirlpools that will drag their boat to the bottom of the sea. Will you be able to navigate your boat to the island in the midst of this mystic sea, amass the treasures and make your way back safely? Will you outsmart... Read More
Big Money
Created by: Ravensburger
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United States
Video link: YouTube Channel

The game of risky rolls and fabulous fortunes! Everyone gets crazy rich! But who will end up the richest? Each turn you have up to three rolls of the dice to win as much money as you can. You decide whether to stick after one or two rolls or risk what you already have and roll again. Then buy amazing investments for your empire! Do you want a candy factory or a pro soccer team, a robotics lab... Read More

Created by: Gerhard Junker , Created by: Klemens Franz
Game duration: 2-60mins
Number of players: 1-7
Recommended ages: 6-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: How to play Blocky Mountains - pdf download, Video link: Blocky Mountains on Youtube 1, Video link: Blocky Mountains on Youtube 2

An adventurous path leads to the highest peak of the “Blocky Mountains” – built with blocks. The trapper and his animal companion, the grizzly bear, climb, slide, balance, rappel, swing on the rope, and jump from rock to rock – across abysses, canyons or rivers …

“Blocky Mountains” is an exciting dexterity game and playing adventure for the entire family.

The game can be played... Read More

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 15-60mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 3-5
Country of origin: United Kingdom

A game and jigsaw in one! Our BrainBox Jigsaws combine the game play of BrainBox with the satisfaction of completing a jigsaw puzzle. Each card shows an illustrated letter, with three questions on the back about the image shown. 25 large jigsaw pieces build up the whole alphabet (x and y share a piece!) with children answering a question in order to put each card in place.

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 1-30mins
Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: BrainBox Games on YouTube

Bounce is a rapid recall memory game where all players have to study a different picture card at the same time.

Play is ‘bounced’ from player to player until all players have answered question 1 of the card they have studied. Those that have answered correctly remain in the game; incorrectly cards must be placed in a pile for the winner of the round to collect. Play as many rounds as... Read More

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 15-60mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 3-5
Country of origin: United Kingdom

A game and jigsaw in one! Our BrainBox Jigsaws combine the game play of BrainBox with the satisfaction of completing a jigsaw puzzle. Each card shows an illustrated number, with three questions on the back about the image shown. 25 large jigsaw pieces cover numbers up to 20, plus one to five shown in words, with children answering a question in order to put each card in place.

Created by: The Green Board Company Ltd
Game duration: 5-30mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Explore the oceans with this exciting new BrainBox. The undersea world is full of amazing creatures, from clown fish to coral, penguins to polar bears and sharks to sea lions, and this great game lets you meet them all without even getting your feet wet!

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question... Read More

BrainBox: Awful Ancients - IG Awards 2017
Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd

Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 8-98
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Do you know how much each pyramid weighed? Or what a Roman Testudo was? Is it true that Greek soldiers had to pay for their own weapons and armour? Don’t just take their work for it; find out for yourself how ruthless these Awful Ancients really were with 54 picture cards illustrated and humorously worded in true Horrible Histories style!

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BrainBox: Shakespeare - IG Awards 2017
Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd

Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 8-98
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Each of these cards, stunningly illustrated by artist Rikey Austin, includes a quotation as well as a caption explaining the scene. Put in order, the captions tell the outline of each story. The plays included are A Midsummers Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then... Read More
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Created by: Reiner Knizia
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Germany

Brains Family, is a successful puzzle game for the whole family. Up to four puzzle enthusiasts contend to fight mighty dragons and claim legendary castles. At the beginning of each round a new adventure card is drawn which shows the position of all dragons and castles on the players individual board. Now all the players must try to connect their road-pieces in the right way and as... Read More

Created by: Seiji Kanai
Game duration: 5-20mins
Number of players: 2-2




Created by: Kris Gould





Sail the seven seas in this quick pirate game. Roll the dice to move your ship toward the islands. Once there, you will have a special power for as long as you remain. Plunder the island for treasure, and return to port so you can sail again. The first one with three treasures wins.

Fast to play and easy to teach. With a solitaire mode, and a family friendly version where pirates can't... Read More

Created by: Peter Hayward
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 6-99
Country of origin: Canada
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube 1, Video link: YouTube 2

In Bugs on Rugs, you are trying to acquire the most valuable insect collection around. Each turn, two bug cards for each player plus one are placed on the table face up. In turn order players select one bug to add to their hand. The last player takes two bugs and then the draft reverses so that all other players take a second bug in reverse turn order. There will always be one bug left over... Read More

Created by: Jack Hanauer
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: How to play Bugz,

Bugz! They're everywhere - and it's up to you to catch them! But don't be too greedy - try and gather up too many and you might just let them all escape! Bugz - a game of memory, odds (and a little luck) for all the family.


Created by: Legend Express
Game duration: 30-45mins
Number of players: 3-5
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: Game and rules on BoardGameGeek, Video link: Dice Tower Review on YouTube, Video link: Gameboy Geek Review on YouTube, Video link: Dark Cleo play session on YouTube

Burger Boss is a fast-paced, dice-rolling, worker placement tactical game for 3-5 players.

Players take charge of a small burger shack and are responsible for hiring workers, obtaining ingredients, and cooking and finally selling their juicy burgers at the highest price possible. Do you have what it takes to turn your small burger shack to a global empire? Do you have what it takes to... Read More

Business on the Move - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Andy Page and Patricia Smedley
Game duration: 60-120mins
Number of players: 2-9
Recommended ages: 9-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Players run one of four competing freight businesses moving different products from China to the UK by land, air and sea as quickly, profitably and environmentally responsibly as they can. Players must make the same decisions businesses make every day. How do I deliver? Will I make a profit? How should I grow? How can I cut my carbon footprint?
 
Players must... Read More
Created by: Minpyo Kim
Game duration: 20-40mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 14-99
Country of origin: Korea, Republic Of
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Can you hear me? is an emotional storytelling game that is developed to exercise social coping skills by empathizing with other’s feelings. Through storytelling, the player should read facial expressions that match the subject of the story from the various facial expressions of the characters. Facial expression is an important element of reading emotions, and it is also a clue of mutual... Read More

Created by: Ginger Fox
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-8
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: YouTube

Are you feline lucky? Join this a-list cast of feline celebrities for a fast and frantic CARD-SWAPPING GAME of cat craziness. Simple to pick up, difficult to put down. PurR-fect for 2+ people! 25 hilarious cat celebrity cards included, can you claw your way to victory by collecting the most sets?

Cat Chaos is a fast and frantic card game that is simple to pick up and difficult to put... Read More

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