Monopoly voted UK's favourite board game

Play your favourite on The Really Big Board Game Day to help fund therapy for abused children

People playing Hungry HipposMonopoly has been voted the board game UK adults most enjoyed playing as a child.

More than a third (39%) of adults named it as their favourite in the YouGov poll, placing it well ahead of runners up Scrabble (10%) and Cluedo (9%). 

In today's technology-obsessed society, board games may seem old fashioned, but shaking a dice can still beat twiddling your thumbs, as almost 6 out of 10 (59%) adults don't agree video games are more fun than board games.

So on Friday 15 May dust off the old favourites and take part in The Really Big Board Game Day, supported by Hasbro Gaming, to help fund play therapy for abused children. Register for your free fundraising pack and we'll send you everything you need to organise your event. 

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Board games can help bring family together according to 9 out of 10 adults surveyed by YouGov, and more than half (58%) agreed that the games are enjoying a revival.

"Play is a natural way for children to express themselves and it's a great way for all families and friends to spend time together. It's great to see that favourites like Monopoly and Cluedo can still hold their own against today's digital games."
Peter Wanless / NSPCC Chief Executive

Although board games might be associated with older generations, more 18-24 year olds said they played board games with friends and family than any other age group.

It wasn't all fair play, however, with more than a third (36%) of people confessing to having cheated while playing board games. This rose to more than half (52%) of 18-24 year olds while the over 55s appear to be more honest, with the majority (58%) saying they've never cheated.

"I loved board games when I was a boy and I still enjoy playing them now with my family. I hope workplaces, community centres, pubs and homes will be filled with the sounds of shakers, tiles and laughter as we team up with Hasbro Gaming for our Really Big Board Game Day on 15 May.

"Play is a natural way for children to express themselves and it's a great way for all families and friends to spend time together. It's great to see that favourites like Monopoly and Cluedo can still hold their own against today's digital games. I can't believe so many people cheat at board games - perhaps this explains why I never win!"

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