25.4.17

National Board Games Week with Pork Farms

Did you know 8th-14th May 2017 is National Board Games Week?


We've always been quite fond of board games in our house, and while the internet distracts us a fair bit, we still find time for a few hours of Monopoly, or a quick game of draughts, or even chess (which I taught DD when she was quite small) a few times a month, and we play lots during holidays.

When Pork Farms asked if I'd like to try out a new Hasbro board game I was surprised how many games we already had, from Frustration (which DD has always loved) through Jenga (is that a board game?) to Thud, the Discworld board game.

Hasbro Trivial Pursuit 2000s edition

It was quite a surprise to realise we didn't have Trivial Pursuit! As DD was born in 1999 the Trivial Pursuit 2000s Edition seemed perfect for us! It contains questions from 2000 until now, and they are good questions too, easy enough that we can answer a few but hard enough that we get some wrong too!

border terrier looking at trivial pursuit

 Am I remembering the rules incorrectly though?, this version gives us a wedge just for passing a point on the board...seems to speed up the game, but loses a bit of the pursuit aspect. Any way we've been having super fun, answering questions on Cats, Festivals and Celebrity Couples among other subjects!

trivial pursuit cards

This year National Board Games Championships are being run by Pork Farms, in association with the Micropub Association and with games supplied by Hasbro. Pork Farms are celebrating all things British and what is more British than one of the nation’s favourite pastimes, good old-fashioned board games?

Heats took place across Britain last month and winners will be competing in the semi-finals and grand finale in London during Pork Farms’ National Board Games Week, May 8th to 14th, for the chance to be crowned King or Queen of board games.

If you'd like to get involved with a family games night (and who wouldn't it's proper old fashioned fun for all the family) you can! and up until May 14th 2017  if you have a games evening, using whichever games you like, and share photos with Pork Farms on social media you have the chance to win a stack of board games and a year’s supply of pork pies!! (Are the Trivial Pursuit wedges actually pork pie pieces?)

You simply need to sign up on Pork Farms’ website and you’ll be emailed a family pack right away with all the details. And printables etc. So you can have a really fun evening.

So grab some dice, grab pizza, pork pies, and beer and get sharing those photos, especially the ones where anyone is sulking because they are losing, because those are my favourites! You could even make your own winners cup or medals.

pizza cut to resemble trivial pursuit wedges

Disclosure : I was sent the Trivial Pursuit 2000s Edition to try out, and was asked to share the info about Pork Farms National Board Games Week.