Age range: 8+
Think charades in pictures rather than acting form in this fun family board game. Inspired by Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary divides players into teams, where they are given a category and word to draw, which can range from objects to people, actions, difficult words and more.
Being able to effectively guess what a player is drawing allows a team to move forward on the game board, with the first team to reach the end declared the winner.
You don’t have to be a good drawer to play – half the fun is figuring out what on earth they are doing with that paper and pen in play!
Age range: 6+
This is a big board game – so big, in fact, that the players fit right on it! Created over 50 years ago and now in the National Toy Hall of Fame, the ‘game that ties you up in knots’ is a floor mat covered in coloured spots.
Spinning the wheel directs where a player moves – right hand red, left foot green – twisting players up into crazy moves. The last player left without falling is the winner!
Age range: 10+
Players: 2 – 6
A strategic game for older kids and adults, Risk is world domination, board game style. With many variations, video games, a TV series and devoted forums, Risk is one of the world’s most popular games, with 25 million sets sold and counting.
While complex, the aim is to use army combat and reinforcement to control territories on every continent and become the ruler of the world. The game can go on for many hours, but as the game says - it’s a risk, but you have to take it.
Age range: 8+
An absolute classic trivia format, Trivial Pursuit has players answer questions in various categories, from science to sport and literature; with correct answers advancing the players along the board.
The classic game which has continual trivia updates has been translated into 17 languages with more than 100 million copies sold, as well as many spin-off editions such as those for children, specialised movie versions like Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, a TV series, game show, and video game.
Age range: 5+
Perhaps one of the most classic games, originating back to the 19th century, chess is a board game that can be played by multiple ages, cultures, classes, and sexes worldwide, making it one of the world’s most popular games in history.
Chess is a game of strategy, patience and skill, which is not only good for your brain but can mean serious money if you become a world champion!
Consisting of a checkerboard with each player having a range of pieces to cross, the aim is to capture the other player’s king. Check mate!
RACV Club Members can join social chess at the City Club.