Beat boredom and save cash with our fun family game night ideas

WE are all stuck indoors once again – but that need not mean we cannot have ourselves a whole load of fun.

It is the perfect time for family games — and delicious grub. Here are some cheap and cheerful ideas . . . 

Make the most of your family nights in with some great board games and delicious snacks


Make the most of your family nights in with some great board games and delicious snacksCredit: Getty

Game on: Dust off the board games. I love old fave Monopoly but, if you fancy something different, get Mouse Trap for £19.99 at — usually £24.99 at — or Buckaroo for £12.99, RRP £16.99.

Save: £5 on Mouse Trap

Card sharp: Get a pack of £1 playing cards at and look up the rules for Spoons or Crazy Eights. They are two of my all-time favourites.

If you are a fan of TV quiz shows, The Chase cards are £5.99 at and you can get up to 6.3-per-cent cashback via Topcashback.

Appy days: There are loads of brilliant party game apps, most of which are free with in-app purchases.

I love Psych!, Who Can’t Draw? and Just Dance Now. The latter is basically a digital dance mat — a physical one would set you back £26.69 at

Save: £26.69 on dance mat

Be silly: Dafter games include the After Eight Challenge, which involves you having to get a chocolate from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands.

Poundland’s £1 Mint Nights are a great dupe of After Eight, which are £3 at Waitrose. Doubtless, you will already know how to play Musical Chairs, Two Truths And A Lie, and Mr and Mrs.

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Save: £2 on mint chocs

Snack attack: Want to treat yourself to a Just Eat delivery? Right now you can order any two large pizzas and two sides for £26.99 from, which usually cost £45.96 – prices may vary.

Or order a tub of sharing chocolates from, they’re on offer for £3.50 down from £4 until Tuesday. I would recommend Celebrations.

Save: £18.97 on pizza

Deal of the day

Sing your heart out at home with an Intempo Portable LED Karaoke Bluetooth Speaker


Sing your heart out at home with an Intempo Portable LED Karaoke Bluetooth Speaker

SING your heart out with the Intempo Portable LED Karaoke Bluetooth Speaker, now £29.99, down from £49.99, at

Save: £20

Cheap treat

Get in the Christmas spirit with candy cane-flavoured gin for just £8


Get in the Christmas spirit with candy cane-flavoured gin for just £8

CHIN, chin, pass me the gin! I am obsessed with this new shimmering candy cane- flavoured gin.

It is available exclusively at Home Bargains from today, for £8.

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See this and many more deals, available until Monday, at black-friday.

Top swap

Dolmio's bolognese sauce is delicious...


Dolmio’s bolognese sauce is delicious…

BOLOGNESE is one of my favourite dishes but instead of paying £1.75 for a 500g jar of Dolmio sauce, above, at Asda, I use the store’s own brand, below, which is 52p.

Save: £1.23

...but you could save £1.23 by swapping to Asda's own version


…but you could save £1.23 by swapping to Asda’s own version

Shop and save

Asda's whipped bath soap makes a great stocking filler


Asda’s whipped bath soap makes a great stocking filler

PAMPER yourself with whipped bath soap from Asda. I like the rosehip and vanilla scent for £2.

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It would make a great stocking filler, and is included in the three-for-two gifting range.

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Jacqueline Jossa binges on BBQ food from Costcutters as she enjoys family dinner and games’ night
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