Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Fun with Asmodee UK *

Dobble and Timeline games on white background

I don't know about you, but when I get together with family, one of my favourite things to do is have a few drinks and whack out a board game.

When I went to Blog On Conference in May, I met the lovely people from Asmodee UK (Formerly Esdevium Games). After playing a sample of Timeline at the actual conference and loving it, they were kind enough to gift me two sets to try for myself, and they even threw in Dobble!

Now, I'm generally not a huge fan of card or board games, because I am such a sore loser, but I'll make an exception around Christmas. I'm not even joking, I am the worst. I can't remember the last time I haven't stormed away from a game of Chess the minute Dave starts winning.

Dobble and cards on white background

If you've never played Dobble before, it's a game of reactions. There are a whole bunch of ways to play Dobble, so I won't go into it too much, but the aim of the game is to be the first person to shout which symbol on your card matches a symbol on the card in the centre. There is always one matching symbol on every card. Mind-blowing, right? It's a game that can be played with family members young and old, and if you have kids this is a sure fire way to keep them entertained and out of your hair while you're cooking the Christmas dinner for at least half an hour.

Timeline and cards on white background

Timeline is a game of trivia. There are several editions of Timeline, but one of my favourites is Timeline: Inventions. Each player is given a set of cards, and one card is set in the centre of the table. The aim is to get your card in the right place on the timeline. So you've got to figure out if the grand piano or the harp was invented first, you get me? It's educational as well as fun, and it's one of the few games where I don't completely lose my shit if I'm losing.

If you want a fun family game to play around the festive period, or any time of the year, you can pick up Timeline: Inventions here, and you can pick up Dobble here.

Do you have any games you like to play with your family around Christmas?

If you liked this, you'll love Why I Love Christmas.

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