The Really Big Board Game Day Event & Giveaway with NSPCC NI

The NSPCC Northern Ireland recently contacted me about their 'Really Big Board Game Day' which is taking place on the 15th May, both in Northern Ireland and across the UK.


I've always been a massive fan of board games. I have many fond memories of playing Frustration and Uno Rummy and Othello with my mam, and I still remember being really disappointed that she would never play Monopoly with me (which was always my favourite.)

I'm pleased that my children love board games as much as I do, and we often have a family board game night. Our favourites include Mouse Trap, Buckaroo and Jenga. Those games which create a bit of suspense are always a lot of fun. The tense moment when you try to add another Jenga brick to the top of the tower, the gasps as it wobbles a bit, and then the eruption of laughter as the whole thing comes crashing down around us, it's such good fun.

What I love about board games is that they really bring people together. Lets be honest, sometimes we are all pretty busy, and with work and school commitments we don't always get to spend as much time as we would like together. Board game night is a great way to just get together and have a bit of fun for a few hours without any distractions.


On the 15th of May, NSPCC Northern Ireland are encouraging you to organise a Really Big Board Game Day. Get together with your friends, family, colleagues and wider community and raise some much needed funds for the charity. There is a suggested donation of £5 per person taking part in the event. They are hoping to raise money for their direct services, including play therapy sessions for children who have been subject to abuse. Events cane take place at home, work, school, a local community center or even in the pub. Wherever you decide to hold your event, all you need is a few board games and some space to play and you are ready for a fun afternoon. You can find out more information on the event, and register to hold your own Board Game Day here.

NSPCC Norther Ireland have very kindly offered a prize to help kick start your Really Big Board Game Day. One lucky winner will win a board game bundle, including two classic board games (either Guess Who, Twister, Connect 4, Monopoly, Cluedo or Jenga).

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Are you holding your own Really Big Board Game Day event? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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54 comments:

  1. Monopoly! I have always love that game!

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  2. Awesome idea and for a great cause too, will definitely be doing something for such a good cause on the 15th

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  3. trivial pursuit the family edition at the moment

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  4. Monopoly- gets very competitive!

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  5. Cluedo - without a doubt! (It was definitely Professor Plum in the Library with the Revolver!)

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  6. I got a few I really like. But our favorite at the moment is the Logo game

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  7. monoploy thankyou but would love to have twister

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  8. tower power which was made about 20 years ago and is like monopoly but is based on businesses in NI

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  9. Scrabble is THE ultimate board game (in my humble opinion!)

    ~ Anthony G

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  10. I love scrabble, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  11. cluedo - love the mystery!

    Ashleigh

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  12. Monopoly! Even though it always ends in an argument....hehehe

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  13. Monopoly - i am always the banker - leanne w

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  14. We love playing Monopoly and the Scene It Games :)

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  15. we love scrabble with the adults, for some brain power and ker plunk with the children

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  16. I do love a game of Monopoly...but only if I win! :)

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  17. Kelly Hooper5/07/2015 1:15 pm

    go for broke

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  18. Scrabble has to be my favourite

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  19. Growing up, I always liked Life.

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  20. Scrabble - all our family absolutely loved that game! I play it on my iPad these days, but I need to pick up a Junior Scrabble for my nieces.

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  21. I love board games, especially Guess Who, which my mum and I always have a total laugh playing.

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  22. Trivial Pursuit - family war time!!!

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  23. We love Orchard Toys' What a Performance

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  24. I always loved the game of life

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  25. Deborah Bird5/08/2015 10:51 pm

    Monopoly x

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  26. Mine was a board game called Payday :)

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  27. Jonathan Mason5/09/2015 10:21 am

    Scrabble - I have always had a love of words

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  28. We have really just started getting into monopoly junior, we also love a bit of bingo!

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  29. Monopoly.....love it so much!

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  30. Monopoly :) It's a family favourite x

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