Gifts for Puzzle & Board Game Enthusiasts

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From board games to puzzles we’ve got some super fun and entertaining gifts that will keep the whole family busy this holiday season.

Disney Mickey’s Christmas Carol Game £14.99

Work together to complete Christmas Past, Present and Future puzzles, before Scrooge wakes on Christmas morning. Includes a wooden Scrooge mover to track progress and six beautifully illustrated scenes inspired by the Disney film.

Age 4+

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Race Around Europe £21.99

Take your travels by land, boat or plane as you attempt to race around Europe! No game or route is the same!

From the creators of Ticket to Ride, a fun game where kids can learn about Countries, Capitals and Landmarks as they travel across Europe!

Players use Country and Transportation Tiles to chart a course across Europe. The first player to complete a 10 trip journey, where each trip connects to the next, is the winner!

 Ages 8+

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5 Second Rule Electronic £21.99

It should be easy to name ‘3 Things That Go With Chips’ – but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds counting down and with other players staring, waiting for you to get flustered?  Time is not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time counts down on the electronic timer. There are opportunities to ‘duck’ the question or inflict ‘pain’ on your opponents by use of the SWITCH or PASS ON cards. It’s all good fun as players seek to reach the finish first in this fast-paced, frenzied and fun family game! For 3 or more players.

Ages 10+

Available at Argos, John Lewis or Buy Here

Night At The Movies: Puzzle £14.99

Guess the movies while you build the puzzle. Everybody loves a good jigsaw puzzle. Trouble is, once it’s been built, the challenge is over. Until now! In ‘Night at the Movies’, we’ve taken an ordinary drive-in cinema and packed it with 101 famous movies for you to find while you build.

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Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar £100

Welcome to Isla Nublar, where you and other scientists, dreamers, and schemers will build an attraction like no other. Take on the role of visionaries John Hammond and Simon Masrani, visiting scientists Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm, sharp-minded park personnel Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and many more, each playing a vital part in the island’s legacy.

Together, you will transform Isla Nublar into an astonishing paradise where awe-struck visitors encounter creatures never before seen by human eyes. Decide where to build park facilities, dinosaur enclosures, and guest attractions — and keep employees and visitors safe from the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, colossal Brachiosaurus, clever Velociraptor, and other threats.

Ages 10+

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Disney Villainous £39.99

In this epic contest of sinister power, take on the role of a Disney Villain and strive to achieve your own devious objective.

In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

Ages 10+

Availale at John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, Fenwick

Fraidy Cats £21.99

Watch out kitties, Mugs the motorised pug is on the loose! One big bump from Mugs sends your kitty flying, and you have to go back! Don’t be a Fraidy Cat… if your kitty is sitting on a dustbin they are safe, Mugs can’t reach you!

Be the first player to get your cat around the garden to win the game! The purrfect race game for fur flying fun!

For 2-4 players.

Ages 5+

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Disney Colourbrain - Quiz Game £20.00

Add some colour to your Disney quiz! Welcome to a Disney quiz with two colourful twists. The first is that we’ve given you all the answers before you start. The second is that they’re all colours! Each player has 11 Colour Cards in their hand. To answer one of our crafty Disney questions, they decide which ones to play, hope the others slip up, then live happily ever after.

Available at John Lewis, Amazon and WH Smith

Ages 6+

Hand-To-Hand Wombat

Hand-to-Hand Wombat is a game of teamwork, towers, and troublemakers where players vote out suspicious Wombats. Best for ages 7 and up, Hand-to-Hand Wombat brings a twist to traditional social deduction games by combining teamwork, dexterity, and betrayal. To play, each player is given a secret identity as either a Good Wombat or a Bad Wombat. With everyone’s eyes closed, Good Wombats build physical towers while Bad Wombats attempt to secretly sabotage their construction. When time is up, players open their eyes and vote on who they suspect is a Bad Wombat. Good Wombats earn points by completing towers, Bad Wombats earn points by preventing towers being built. The first team to three points wins!

Ages 7+

Available at Amazon and smyths Toys

Enchanted Lands, Look & Find No. 1, 1000pc £13.99

Enter our “Enchanted Lands” and find the hidden hares as you float away in your imagination! Welcome to a magical land, home to strange creatures and characters, some inspired by famous publications. We love the catfish (cat with fins), the Kingfisher (a bird who uses a fishing line to find his prey) and there’s one who reminds us of Ratty from Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. Is Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit rowing the boat? And who is his beautiful passenger? There are some clues to her possible identity in the image. Aside from these wonderful characters, can you find the 16 rabbits “hidden” within the scene? Forget the pressures of the day and escape into a world of pure fantasy as you assemble this lavishly-illustrated puzzle. Includes in-box leaflet with extra puzzle picture for easy reference, image key and artist information.

Available at Hamleys, Hobbycraft and Fenwick

Royal Residences 4x500pc £24.99

Each of these glorious buildings are cornerstones in the life of our Monarch and her family. These wonderful places now welcome visitors and the puzzles show people experiencing the views, gardens and surroundings of each historic site. Windsor is the largest occupied castle in the world and our scene shows a wonderful view of the Long Walk. Buckingham Palace is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch, and our scene shows the world-famous view from The Mall. Sandringham House is HM The Queen’s much-loved private country retreat, and our scene shows the view across the lake towards the house. Balmoral Castle is the Scottish home of the Royal Family and our puzzle shows the colourful gardens in late spring. Product designed and developed in the UK.

Available on Amazon

The Elf on the Shelf Board Game £19.99

You’ve heard of The Elf on the Shelf – now get ready for The Elf on the Shelf, the board game! Every night throughout the magical Christmas Season, once the children are in bed, the Scout Elves leave Santa’s Workshop and travel to the homes of all of the children on Santa’s list. They have a very important job to do: make a note of what they see and report back to let Santa know if the children have been naughty or nice! As you travel around the board, the Spinner will decide whether you’re Naughty or Nice. If you’re nice, you’ll be showered with Candy Canes – but if you’re Naughty, those Candy Canes will be taken away! Will the Scout Elves recognise your good deeds and reward you with a place on Santa’s Nice List? Or will they catch you misbehaving and place you on the Naughty list? Well, you can always win the Snowball Fight to be given an extra Candy Cane just in case… The player that collects the most Candy Canes wins! This game is the perfect companion to those cosy Christmas nights.

Available at and Amazon

Harry Potter Hogwarts 3D Puzzle, 540pc £79.99

Ever imagined puzzling The Great Hall at Hogwarts? Here it is in its entirety, 540 pieces complete with tower pieces to top off this masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the World of Wizardry as you puzzle this impressive building in 3D! As an official Harry Potter licensed product, this detailed building is a must for any Harry Potter Fan. Our Harry Potter Hogwarts School 3D building jigsaws are crafted with premium quality and when completed is 41.6 x 20.8 x 44cm. Great 3D puzzles for Children 10 years old and up. This puzzle uses unique plastic pieces, which slot together to build a sturdy and strong model. No glue required! Either assemble by eye or using the numbers on the reverse side.

Ages 10+

Available at Hamley, Argos and Amazon

Top of the Pops - Party Game £59.99

Hey pop-pickers, get ready to play a throwback music party game based on all the music you tuned in to watch and listen to on Top of the Pops. This isn’t a trivia game, so you don’t need to know obscure facts about Boney M’s back catalogue or anything like that. Just form two teams and prepare to take each other on across two pop-tastic rounds: The Head-to-Head Showdown and Triple Charades Jeopardy.

Available at Amazon, Argos and John Lewis

E.T Light Years From Home Game £24.99

Inspired by the beloved film this cooperative board game drops the players right into the iconic BMX chase scene from the movie, as they race around the neighbourhood using ramps and shortcuts to avoid the federal agents bent on trying to capture the little alien. You play as Elliot, Gertie, Mike, or Greg as they try to find parts for E.T. to create a communication device to contact his home planet.

Ages 10+ and available from Funko Europe

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Games Room Food & Drink Trivia £12.00

Do you know your donuts from your croissants? This tasty Food & Drink knowledge quiz includes 140 question cards with multiple choice answers. Presented in a geometric print box.

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Switch 16 Card Swapping Board Game £15

Players take turns to roll multiple dice, plus the switch die. If any combination matches or adds up to the number card on top of your deck you can discard it, plus each card underneath until the number can no longer be reached. For example, if you roll a 1, 2 and a 4, you can remove cards 1-7, as 1 + 2 = 3, 1 + 4 = 5, 2 + 4 = 6 and 1 + 2 + 4 = 7. But don’t think it’s that easy.

When the switch die lands on ‘switch’ you’ll be changing decks with your opponents.

There is also the possibility of being ‘blocked’ by your opponents if they decide to use the block chip.

To win the game you need to be the first player to remove all 16 cards from your deck.

Available from Argos

Best of Sport £25.99

Full of your favourite Theme, Picture and Pot luck question cards, its everything from Football to Fishing, Badminton to Basketball, Walking to Weightlifting. It’s not about who won some random race in 1922 or who scored the winning goal in the 1966 World Cup Final … in the true Logo style it’s all those things you pick up without even knowing it!

Ages 8+

Available at Amazon, Argos and The Range

UpRoar! £8.99

Winner of the Dad’s Choice Award and a Made for Mums Silver award!

UpRoar! is the super simple yet hugely hilarious card game where mooing like an angry cow can win you the game. SIMPLE. FUNNY. UPROARIOUS If you can read, you can play. Perfect for anyone who likes to laugh – a lot. Like, till it hurts a bit. MULTI-GENERATIONAL This party game is perfect for adults, grannies, grumpy uncles, trendy teens, and kids aged 8 years plus. 100% PLASTIC FREE & BIODEGRADABLE UpRoar is planet-friendly, phone-free fun! 100% compostable, biodegradable and plastic-free. It’s heavy on the laughs, but light on the environment.

Ages 8+

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The Genius Square £18.99

Perhaps the cleverest game ever invented. Complete the square using the nine coloured shapes, once the seven blockers are in position. Race your opponent, or challenge yourself – it may seem impossible, but there will ALWAYS be at least one solution… and that’s why it’s called The Genius Square!

Ages 6+ 

Available at Amazon, John Lewis and Argos or Buy Here

Azul Board Game £40.99

High quality components and fun, accessible gameplay Fun tile drafting and tile placement mechanics. Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles. The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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The Hygge I Should Have Known That! Yes or No Game £18.00

This game includes over 400 fun and different questions about things you really should know. The answer is always Yes or No and you really reveal yourself if you don’t answer correctly about the things “You should have known”.

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Elf Monopoly Board Game £14.99

Join Buddy the Elf in the magical land of New York City, and relive his adventures as he explores new places and saves Christmas with Santa. This custom edition of MONOPOLY will have you collecting and trading wondrous landmarks along the path of Buddy’s journey, like Santa’s Workshop, Gimbels Toy Department, and the Lincoln Tunnel.

Build apartment buildings and skyscrapers to charge your opponents higher rents. Try to collect all four of the main food groups to spread even more Christmas cheer, but watch out for the Office Coffee and Printing Error penalties at Hobbs & Son Publishing! 

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Escape Room Board Game £30.00

Find the thrill and enjoy the mystery of an escape room in your own home.

In this challenging and unpredictable game, you must work together solve puzzles and find hidden clues. It is always a race against the clock; you only have 60 minutes to escape. The Chrono Decoder counts down from 60 to 0 minutes; it helps create the atmosphere and allows you to take hints.

In this game you win together or lose together. Each player must excel and do their part. Teamwork is the magic word in solving all the riddles and puzzles in time. If you’ve never played an escape room before, be ready for a whole new experience, you can’t imagine how fast 60 minutes will pass in the heat of the moment.

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Christmas Murder Mystery Host Your Own Game Kit £19.95

Host your own In Real Life or Virtual Murder Mystery game night with the ultimate Christmas themed murder mystery game kit. Let all of your favourite Christmas characters come to life for a thrilling murder mystery perfect for the festive season.

The host your own Christmas murder mystery kit is perfect for a winter night in with family, a dinner party game with friends or a team building Christmas party for colleagues.

Simply download the Christmas mystery game materials immediately after purchase, invite your friends and enjoy a night of laughs, festive cheer and mystery. 

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Soundiculous Christmas £5.99


Soundiculous Christmas is the festive version of the best selling Soundiculous – the outrageously funny, family-friendly game of ridiculous sounds. Soundiculous Christmas takes charades and flips it, so instead of miming you can make as much noise as you like – but that’s all you can do!

Over the years lots of fans of Soundiculous have asked us to create a Christmas version of the game. We’ve created a mini version of the original game, with 50 festive sounds for you to attempt to mimic!

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Ginger Ray Twist & Sprout Game £10.00

Have fun with the whole family this Christmas with our new Twist & Sprout Christmas game. A team game of acting humming and general knowledge for the whole family. This game is easy to play turn the spinner and grab the timer as you twist & sprout your way to success lots of fun to be had for all the family.

Buy at John Lewis

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