County news: South-east’s favourite board game revealed

County news.
County news.
  • Chance to help the NSPCC
  • Third of people confess to cheating
  • Board games enjoying a revival

Monopoly has been voted the board game adults from the South East of England most enjoyed playing as a child.

Thirty-seven per cent of adults named it as their favourite, placing it well ahead of runners-up Scrabble (11 per cent) and Cluedo (nine per cent).

In today’s technology-obsessed society, board games may seem old fashioned but shaking a dice can still beat twiddling your thumbs, as six out of ten (60 per cent) adults from the South East of England don’t agree video games are more fun than board games.

Board games can help bring a family together according to nine out of ten (91 per cent) adults surveyed by YouGov, and more than half (54 per cent) agreed that the games are enjoying a revival.

The results of the poll are released as the NSPCC launches its Really Big Board Game Day, supported by Hasbro Gaming, calling on the nation to dust off their favourite childhood games and sign up for a day of play on Friday May 15.

While 35 per cent of people in the South East of England are getting their friends together to play their favourite board games, the family games night tradition is still more popular with the majority of adults (50 per cent) enjoying them together as a family.

It wasn’t all fair play, however, with more than a third (35 per cent) of people confessing to having cheated while playing board games.

Rupa-Dey Amin, Head of Fundraising for South London and the South East of England said: “Children naturally express themselves through play and it’s a great way to bring families and friends together. I hope workplaces, community centres, pubs and homes in England and across the UK will be filled with the sounds of shakers, tiles and laughter as we team up with Hasbro Gaming for our Really Big Board Game Day on May 15.”

A suggested donation of £5 from everyone who takes part will help the NSPCC rebuild lives through its play therapy work, helping children recover from abuse and neglect, and take their first steps on the road to a brighter future.

Register at for your free fundraising pack with everything you need to organise your Really Big Board Game Day event.