NSPCC reveals nation's favourite board game ahead of campaign

Monopoly has been voted the board game that adults in Wales most enjoyed playing as a child, according to a recent survey by the NSPCC.

43% of adults named it as their favourite, placing it well ahead of tied runners up Scrabble (8%) and Cluedo (8%).

In today’s digital environment, board games may seem old fashioned but shaking a dice can still beat twiddling your thumbs, as six out of ten adults in Wales don’t agree video games are more fun than board games.

The NSPCC says games can help bring a family together according to more than nine out of ten adults surveyed by YouGov, and more than half agreed that the games are enjoying a revival.

Despite board games being associated with older generations, the survey also showed 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 (35%) of people confessing to having cheated while playing board games. More than half (51%) of 18-24 year olds surveyed have admitted to foul play, while the 55s and over appear to be more honest, with the majority (55%) saying they’ve never cheated.

Nigel Impey, Head of Fundraising for Cymru/Wales said board games are a great way to bring families and friends together.