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Looking for something to play this weekend? You could do worse than an Australian board game.

You know I'm not going to be recommending the Australian edition of Monopoly, nor the Sydney edition, the BridgeClimb edition, or even Monopoly: Cricket Australia Charity edition. If someone asks you to play Monopoly this weekend, refuse. Play one of these instead.


Board games are fun, but sometimes you have to share them with other people. Namely small children, at birthday parties and family gatherings, where they can't be avoided.

Fortunately, there's a range of board games that are just as good for adults as they are for kids. Some of them are mechanical; some of them require a bit more thinking power. Whatever takes your fancy, here's 10 games you can bust out when kids are around.