What new parents want

You’ve just brought home a baby. You’re spending the time sitting on the sofa or in bed, desperately trying to get baby to latch on. You don’t really have any ambitions for the next few weeks, apart from getting used to having this tiny scrap in your life. Preferably without anyone dropping the baby. And…

Dixit

Players: 3-6 Playing time: 45-60 minutes Cost: £25 (ish) This is a board game unlike most games. It’s based around colourful cards showing storybook scenes. A player chooses a card from their hand, and without letting the others see it, says a word or phrase which represents it. The other players choose the card from their…

Everything except her actual name

What do you call your baby? I assumed that I’d usually refer to my daughter by her name, but four months on it seems that’s not the case. And so here are the top five names we’ve used – none of which, obviously, is her actual name. Fifth place: “Little Goblin” A strong contender during…

Gardens of the Alhambra

Players: 2-4 Playing time: 30 minutes Cost: as part of a set which is around £80 Last year, we went to Essen for the trade show which happens every October, and we picked up a Big Box Of All The Alhambra Games Ever. I exaggerate only slightly, as it was indeed called the Big Box and contained Alhambra (the original),…