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Family Games for Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time for families to gather together and share quality time

And Gibsons believes that there is no better entertainment than an after dinner game for everyone to get stuck into.



Hare & Tortoise is something of a legend and promises the greatest 60 minutes of fun you will ever experience sitting round a table.

 It is a cunningly designed race to the finish with the alarming possibility that your fuel (carrots) is about to run out. Each turn you can either move like a hare or like a tortoise and as long as you have enough carrots to give you energy, can go as fast or as slow as you like. 

The question is, will you Hare off at the start or plod like a tortoise?

A game guaranteed to wake everyone up after filling up on turkey is Pass the Pud – a fast paced game which will test everyone’s nerves to the limit as they answer questions against time to beat the burp. 

This is a festive version of the hugely popular Pass the Bomb, but if your family has very young players, Pass the Bomb Junior ensures that everyone can join in.

If you have a few hours to while away 221b Baker Street is a brain-teasing game of deduction based on the celebrated fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his dedicated companion Dr Watson. 

Each player assumes the role of Holmes and matches wits with the other players solve the crimes. The game includes 40 crimes told in story form and a selection of probable suspects and possible locations involved in the case. 

The first player to figure out the correct answers to a particular mystery and return to 221b Baker Street with the solution is the winner.

Whatever the age, Gibsons has a game that is guaranteed to have the whole family laughing and playing together, so why not turn off the television and make your Christmas afternoon an occasion to remember.



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