In an age where you can even play games on your mobile phone, traditional indoor games, or parlour games as they were called by the Victorians, might be regarded as a thing of the past. However, there are many reasons for us to bring them back to the mainstream.
Indoor games work because they are simple, they cost nothing, you need very little equipment, they exercise the mind creatively and intellectually and they cut across generations. But most of all they are fun. Parlour Games contains everything you need to know to play over 60 games ordered alphabetically for quick and easy reference, plus it’s a lovely gift to pass on for future generations to enjoy!
So instead of reaching for the remote control, why not play a few family games? With Parlour Games you’ll never be bored indoors!
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Katie Hewett is a keen naturalist and the author of Are We There Yet?, You're It and Cool Maths.