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Jaques Original Happy Families
Jaques Original Happy Families
Happy Families is a card game traditionally, played in the UK, with special packs of 44 picture cards, grouped into 11 sets of 4. The cards feature pictures of family members or job types, for example: Bun the Baker. The idea of the game is to collect whole families. All of the cards are dealt as equally as possible and play starts by the first player (usually on the dealer's left) asking for a certain card. The player must already hold one of that family and asks just one other player. If the other player does not have the card it is then their turn to ask. If they do have the card, they have to pass it to the first player, who can ask again. As players form sets of 4 they place them face down in front and the winner is the first player to group all their cards into sets.In 1851 the games manufacturer John Jaques of London commissioned a set of drawings from John Tenniel, later Sir John, the chief cartoonist of Punch, for their new game of Happy Families. The game...
44 cards
£4.99
Chess & Draughts Set
Chess & Draughts Set
This Chess and Draughts Set has everything you need to play these two classic games of skill. This is an ideal starter set of chess and draughts, with a combination set of wooden chess pieces, King 2.5”, felted bases, and wooden draughtsmen, together with a good quality games board which measures 36cm x 36cm.The game of chess originated in 5th century India; by the 19th century, chess had become established as the most popular of all classic games and the famous design of Henry Staunton became the accepted as the international standard for the playing pieces. The aim of the game is to capture (checkmate) the opponents king.The game of Draughts (also known as Checkers) also dates back to very ancient times and the aim of the game is to take your opponent’s pieces or to trap them, so that he/she cannot move.This Chess and Draughts Set comes with game instructions included.
Varnished wood Draughts men, 2.4cm diameter
£12.00

Woodland Happy Families
Woodland Happy Families
Woodland Happy Families is a charming variation of the classic children's card game and is a classic 'set collecting' card game. The aim is to collect complete sets (families) by requesting cards from the other players. A player either receives or gives a card on each turn. The winner is the person who collects the most sets. The cards in this set feature beautiful colour illustrations of lots of favourite woodland creatures.
44 cards
£4.99
Hare & Tortoise
Hare & Tortoise
Hare & Tortoise is something of a legend. It's a board game of skill and wisdom that will be the greatest 60 minutes of fun you will ever experience sitting around a table! A game for all the family.It is a cunningly designed race to the finish in which your fuel (carrots) must practically run out (all but 10 carrots or fewer) at the moment you hit the finish line. You also have three lettuce cards you must spend during the course of the race. The farther you move, the more carrots you spend, and there are a variety of ways to gain or lose carrots as you go around the track. It's a very clever exercise in arithmetic which we have fashioned into an entertaining and unique perennial favourite.The concept is simple: each turn you can move like the hare or the tortoise. You pick how fast you go – one space, a dozen, twenty – whatever you want, even backwards. Provided you have enough carrots, of course – it takes energy to move forward, and carrots give you energy.So,...
Spend your carrots to move around the board and be the first to finish
£18.99

Woodland Snap
Woodland Snap
Children will love the charming illustrations in this traditional 'Woodland Snap' card game.Woodland Snap is played with a pack of 44 cards, consisting of 11 sets of four cards each. The cards are illustrated with “Woodland” characters by Racey Helps (1913-70) the famous children's author and artist, and include mice, frogs, rabbits, squirrels, a fox, a mole, a sparrow and a hedgehog. When a card is played which is the same to one already exposed, the first player to call “SNAP” collects all the cards and so on until one player succeeds in winning the entire pack. .
44 cards
£4.99
Bingo
Bingo
The fast paced game for all the family includes wipe clean cards and pens. This Bingo set also includes real wooden numbers and a handy cloth bag. Up to 36 players age 7+Each player’s bingo card features three lines with five numbers on each line. When the game begins numbers are selected randomly from the cloth bag included in the set. In some games the numbers are called in digits and then the number, for example, “3 and 5... 35”. Or, to spice up the game use “bingo lingo” for example, “Jump and Jive... 35!Players look on their card to see if they have the number that has been called. If they do then they mark it using the wipe clean marker pen or ‘dabber’.In 90 ball bingo there are three ways to win. The first way is to be the first player who marks one line of numbers, the second is to be the first player who marks two lines of numbers, and the top prize is given to the first player who marks off all three lines of numbers – known as a full house....
Can be played by up to 36 players
£10.99

Pass the Bomb
Pass the Bomb
For about thirty nail biting minutes, players nerves are tested to the limit by the threat of the ticking bomb. In turn players must shout out a word that contains the letters on the card and pass the bomb before it 'explodes'.The game starts when one of the cards is turned over and reveals between two and four letters. The die is rolled to determine whether the letters that are on the card has to be at the beginning or end of the word, or no restriction (meaning they can appear anywhere in the word).Even those who boast the largest vocabularies suddenly find their minds go completely blank as the bomb ticks away. For example, if the letters on the card are KE then the word might be keep or spike. Once the player has stated a word, they pass the bomb to the left to the next player. The timer on the bomb is variable and will 'explode' somewhere over ten seconds but less than 60 seconds. The player holding the bomb when it explodes has to keep the card for that round,...
Includes a bomb shaped variable timer and 110 cards
£19.99
22mm Counters
22mm Counters
Jar of 144 22mm counters in four assorted colours.
You can find me in the Toys department on the 1st floor.
£7.99

Pass the Bomb Junior
Pass the Bomb Junior
Pass The Bomb Junior is a truly brilliant game where each player in turn has to think of an object that might be found in the picture on the card, if the scene is of a sandy beach then perhaps a 'bucket and spade' would be a good answer.What makes this game unique is the ticking bomb which each player passes on after their turn - they have to be quick because nobody knows when the bomb is going to explode! The suspense is what makes this game extremely fun and the ticking sound from the bomb really adds to the pressure of it all. If you're holding the bomb when it goes off, you have to keep the card. The player with the least number of cards at the end of the game is the winner.Perfect for rainy days or after meal times, this game is great for brothers and sisters or groups of friends. Pass the Bomb Junior is a family game and requires a minimum of two players, there is no maximum number of people able to play which means that the whole family can enjoy the game together.With...
55 game cards
£16.99
16mm Counters
16mm Counters
Jar of 144 16mm counters in four assorted colours.
You can find me in the Toys department on the 1st floor.
£5.99

Travel Pass the Bomb
Travel Pass the Bomb
Players nerves are tested to the limit by the threat of the infernal ticking bomb as they struggle to find a word that includes the letters printed on the card. Travel Pass the Bomb has reduced grown men and women to tears!The game cards are stored inside the bomb, making the game really easy to carry around. The perfect answer for those who like to take their fun with them!In turn players must shout out a word that contains the letters on the card and pass the bomb before it 'explodes'. Even those who boast the largest vocabularies suddenly find their minds go completely blank as the bomb ticks away. For example, if the letters on the card are KE then the word might be keep or spike. Once the player has stated a word, they pass the bomb to the left to the next player. The timer on the bomb is variable and will 'explode' somewhere over ten seconds but less than 60 seconds. The player holding the bomb when it explodes has to keep the card for that round, and the player...
The explosive word game that will blow your mind
£14.99
Beetle DriveBeetle Drive
Beetle Drive
Pack of additional Beetle Drive playing sheets to supplement your favourite game of Beetle Drive. The pack contains 50 double sided sheets. Beetle Drive is a British party game in which you must draw a beetle in parts. The game is entirely based on random die rolls, so there is no element of skill involved- but lots of luck required!The body part to draw is decided by the roll of a die. The traditional rolls are: 6 is for the body, of which there is one. 5 is for the head, of which there is one. 4 is for the wing, of which there are two. 3 is for a leg, of which there are six. 2 is for an antenna, of which there are two. 1 is for an eye, of which there are two.It is necessary to roll the correct number for the body before any other part may be drawn. To the body, one may attach the head, legs or tail, but the head must precede the antenna and eyes. The first player to draw all the requisite parts is the winner.Beetle Drive is suitable for ages 4 and...
You can find me in the Toys department on the 1st floor.
£8.99

DiplomacyDiplomacy
Diplomacy
The truly classic game of skill for today's sophisticated games players. The award winning game of political intrigue and military power in Imperial Europe, Diplomacy is the ultimate strategy game of pure skill. No dice and no luck - double dealing, deception and danger dogs every move.In the game, players represent one of the seven "Great Powers of Europe" (Great Britain, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Russia or Turkey) in the years prior to World War I. Play begins in the Spring of 1901, and players make both Spring and Autumn moves each year. There are only two kinds of military units: armies and fleets. On any given turn, each of your military units has limited options: they can move into an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in an attack on an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in defending an adjoining territory, or hold their position. Players instruct each of their units by writing a set of "orders." The outcome of each turn is determined...
Game play over 3 hours
£19.99