This is it - we’re officially in the final week. A week today is Christmas Day. Scary right? Hopefully you will have finished off your Christmas shopping by now and your attention will be turning to that big food and drink shop, especially if you’re entertaining this year. But for a lot of us, it won’t just be about the food, it’ll be about the entertainment too. Sometimes there’s only so much small talk that we can make with relatives, and it’s often easy to end up snoozing after that huge Christmas lunch, so what can we do to keep things festive? When it comes to finding activities that the whole family can enjoy, it can be a tricky one, but for a real crowd pleaser, you can’t beat an old school board game. And, we’re in luck, as for the final week of their Crazy Codes Event, Argos are bringing us one last festive toy deal. Right up until Christmas Eve, with this week’s Argos promotional code you can get 10% off a huge range of Argos board games and puzzles! Whether you’re looking for something family friendly that even the youngest players can enjoy, or something to bring out during the evening when everyone’s a bit tipsy, Argos have a great selection featuring some of the best board games around, all at fantastic value. So, to add the finishing touches to your Christmas Day festivities, read on for some of our top picks from the range of games at Argos.
Family Fun with Traditional Board Games
You can’t beat a good board game session on Christmas Day. Picture this, the turkey’s been eaten, the washing up has been done, all that’s left is to enjoy some quality time. Breaking out some traditional board games is a great way to enjoy some screen free family fun this Christmas, and while there’s plenty on offer, you can’t beat the classics. Plus, with so many different variations of popular games available, you can now find something that the whole family will enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of the best board games you can bring out this Christmas with the help of this week’s Argos discount code.
Wonderful Wordy Fun
When it comes to games that the whole family can enjoy, you can’t beat a bit of wordplay. Of course we can’t mention word-themed games without a nod to the ultimate classic, Scrabble. Ranked number one in Rave Reviews’ 30 Best Board Games of All Time, this old school family favourite is a great choice for an after dinner gaming session. We needn't go into details on this one, as I’m sure we’re all familiar with how it works, but what we will say is you can pick up the Original Scrabble as part of this week’s offer on games at Argos for just over £12. If Scrabble isn’t quite your cup of tea, Boggle is a great alternative and can be played in half the time. This head to head word-search game is simple and quick, with players having 90 seconds to find as many words as they can in the grid before the timer runs out. You can even get your practice ready for the big day by playing solo! Plus, with the easy to store travel container, you can easily pop this in your overnight bag if you’re staying with relatives over Christmas. Pick it up this week for only £8.10!
Or, for something a little more modern, a popular family favourite is Articulate! This fast paced description game is guaranteed to bring plenty of laughs, with teams competing to see who can describe the most words as possible to make their way around the board first. Playing in teams means this is a great option for larger families or couples, and is sure to get competitive (but in a good way!). This hilarious game is currently available as part of the Argos board games promotion, so you can bring it home for only £20.70 this week. Suitable for ages 12 and up, Articulate is great fun for adults and older children, but if there’s younger players in the family, you can also find the Kids’ Edition available too.
“Who Wants to Be the Banker?”
We can’t talk about board games without mentioning everyone’s favourite board game. While it can often be the cause of a lot of rows for some families at Christmas, for others it’s a go-to favourite. We are of course, talking about Monopoly. The classic property trading game has been around since 1935 and is still a popular choice for many family game nights. You can’t beat the Classic Monopoly Board Game, which you can get for just over £15 with this week’s Argos vouchers, but this traditional game has plenty of other versions too! Get younger players introduced to the game with the help of Monopoly Junior, or find the perfect gift with a range of themed versions. Just as a taster, there’s Friends Monopoly for the sitcom fans, while gamers will have a blast playing Monopoly Fortnite! Find these and loads more among the fantastic range of Argos board games this week with an extra festive 10% off.
Keep the Kids Entertained
I’m sure many parents will agree that even with the mountains of toys they receive from Santa, they probably will still end up bored at some point on Christmas Day. Keep them entertained with the help of the great range of Argos kids games and puzzles which they can get stuck into while the adults kick back with a mulled wine or two…
Sometimes with family games such as Monopoly or Scrabble, it can be difficult for younger children to join in the fun. As we’ve mentioned already, the most popular board games now have junior editions available to introduce them to the main thing, but there’s also plenty of board games and puzzles available just for kids. Whether you pick them up as stocking fillers or you want to be well prepared for younger family members, you can enjoy 10% off these child friendly games with this week’s Argos offers. One of our top picks is the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Game, which Made for Mums have ranked number one in their Top 10 Best Board Games for Kids of 2019. This simple but fun game features the loveable Peppa herself and players must jump over muddy puddles to make it to the top of the hill. Get it for £10.80 this week at Argos and keep the little ones busy! If your child is a big fan of Peppa Pig and you're looking for a few last minute presents, why not check out our top picks in Argos’ range of Peppa Pig toys?
Modern & Quirky Games
Sometimes it’s nice to go for something a little different when we break out the games. In addition to the traditional board games, with this week’s Argos discount code, you can get money off a range of some of the newer games that have hit shelves over the last few years. We especially love Dobble, an exciting and fast past observation game that’s sure to entertain the whole family. It’s purely based on reactions and perception rather than knowledge, so it’s a great choice for all ages. To put it simply, all you have to do is race against other players and find matching images between the cards. It sounds simple, but pair it with a few glasses of prosecco and things might get interesting! There’s plenty of variety too, with 5 different mini games to help mix things up, and the compact tin means it’s easily stored and a great choice to pop in your bag if you’re heading to a party. This fun filled game is nice and affordable too, and you can get it for under a tenner as part of this week’s Argos board games offer!
Fancy something a little more quirky? May we suggest the hilarious Exploding Kittens? This is a family friendly party game that’s all about strategy, and it’s quick and easy to learn too. All players have to do is draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, resulting in them being out of the game. Think of it as Russian Roulette, just with cats! It’s incredibly random and there’s a range of other cards that allow players to do things such as attack their opponent, peak at the next few cards or skip their turn to make things more exciting. Paired with hilarious illustrations, this is a perfect choice for parties and will have you laughing the whole time. Pick it up at Argos this week for just £18 and it’s sure to become a feature for future game nights!
Let’s Get Quizzical
A family game night often isn’t complete without the addition of a quiz or two. Whether you go for a specific genre or good old fashioned general knowledge quiz themed board games are perfect for getting everyone involved with the fun. Of course, the go-to choice for many has to be another classic - Trivial Pursuit. If you’re just entertaining adult relatives this Christmas, the Classic Edition is a great choice, or you can go for the Family Edition, which is perfect for including younger players too. Both are available in the selection of Argos board games, and you can pick them up this week with 10% off!
Games Inspired by Your Favourite TV Shows
One way to make a festive game night a little more exciting is to get playing a quiz inspired by your favourite game shows. Among the range of board games at Argos, they have a great selection of board games based on hit TV shows we all know and love. One of our favourites is the Catchphrase Board Game, which you can buy this week for £18. While it’s based on the current version of the show, it’s sure to ignite feelings of nostalgia from those who remember the classic one! Or, why not try your hand with the Governess, the Beast or the Destroyer with The Chase electronic board game? Face the Chaser of your choice in this exciting game based on everyone’s favourite daytime quiz show! Also available for £18 this week, you can recreate the excitement from the show in your living room for less!
So, that’s a wrap on our top picks of the best board games, and also, a wrap on the Argos Crazy Codes Event! Well, not quite, as this week’s board game promotion is running right up until Christmas Eve, along with many other Argos offers for you to pick up those last minute bargains. If you’re still trying to find a few ‘top up’ gifts for the kids, why not take a look at our last few toy blogs to find some great ideas, including popular brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Fisher-Price. Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers or a few things to keep the family entertained over the Christmas season, our Argos vouchers will mean you can pick up those festive essentials for less.
Written by Amy Jackson - 18th December 2019