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Happy husky - lovely board games to kick 2016 in the butt

Finish the evil year of 2016 with these lovely board games

The festive season is upon us and the year of 2016 - otherwise known as the year of pure evil - is almost over.

Amidst the misery and confusion, it's easy to forget about simple acts of human kindness and good deeds. Games can make the world a better place - wasn't it Lennon who said that?

We've listed some karma-lovin' board games to play this Christmas, to make sure you're working to offset all of 2016's pain and political turmoil.

(No pressure).


Sneaky Cards - a lovely card game full of joy

1. Sneaky Cards - 1-unlimited players

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: become a secret agent of joy in a scavenger hunt that inspires creativity and rewards audacity - it's Sneaky Cards!

The aim of the game is to complete each card objective - and that could be anything from 'Take a selfie with a stranger' to 'Pre-pay for an item at a vending machine'. Once you're done, 'pass on' the card (and the happiness) to someone else.

Boosting your confidence & happiness, the solo player game Sneaky Cards turns you into a one-person joy machine!

Buy Sneaky Cards


OK Play - a lovely game to play with anyone across the world, from bigpotato games!

2. OK Play - 2-4 players

I know this family game was mentioned just last week but OK Play is a game that connects people, all over the world - we need that now more than ever!

Like a modern Connect 4 played on a flat surface, all players have to do is match 5 in a row of one colour to win!

This game transcends languages and pushes people together from across the globe. A true 'spirit of Christmas' experience!

Buy OK Play 


Pandemic, the cooperative board game from Rules of Play

3. Pandemic - 2-4 players

The Pandemic board game pits players against four deadly viruses. Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out!

Players must work together, playing to their characters’ strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks.

Save the world as a team this Christmas with one of our biggest best-selling board games - Santa will thank you for it.

Buy Pandemic


Hanabi card game - cooperative family fun

4. Hanabi - 2-5 players

In Hanabi, players work cooperatively to launch a spectacular firework display. Trouble is, it's dark out!

Hanabi is simple – put coloured firework cards in order from 1 to 5 in front of you. Here's the twist – you don't know your cards, and can only see your opponents'! 

Working together towards a common goal is a beautiful thing - this cooperative card game will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Buy Hanabi 

Kick 2016 and all its doom & gloom in the face - play lovely board games full of loveliness and love! Together, we can Make Britain Happy Again.

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