Games to play with family or friends

Our favourite games

Spending time with family and friends is one of life’s little pleasures. Anyone who loves playing games will fondly remember their most memorable games nights filled with fits of giggles.

Certain games are absolute classics that should be a staple on every games shelf.

Check out the Faucon family's favourite games! 

A brilliant game to play with friends: Undercover

A firm favourite to play with friends. All you need is a smartphone and between 2 and 20 players.

The Undercover app is available on both Google Play and the AppStore, and can be easily identified thanks to the little chameleon icon. The game itself is pretty self-explanatory. To play, you simply choose one of the three roles.

You can be a Civilian, an Undercover agent, or Mr/Ms. White. You then determine how many people are playing and what roles they will have.

You can also opt to use the random mode so that no-one knows how many people there are with each role. Next, each player discovers the word and role they have been allocated.

However, players who are Undercover agents or Civilians have no way of knowing which one they are. The game is shrouded in mystery, and you’ll have to use your powers of deduction to work out who has got the same word as you.


Skyjo is a really exciting game! The aim is to collect as few points as possible over the course of the game.

Skyjo is all about making daring decisions and intelligently replacing your cards to ensure you end up with the lowest number of points when the game ends.

At the start of the game, each player is dealt 12 cards that are laid out face down in front of them. Each player then turns over two of their cards. On their turn, players must pick up a card from either the draw pile or the discard pile.

As soon as any player has a total of 100 points or more, the player with the fewest points wins the game!

Codenames and Time’s Up

It’s hard to choose between Codenames and Time’s Up.

Codenames is based on the principle of a guessing game. Two teams of players take it in turns to use word association to try and work out which set of codenames belongs their group of agents.

Codenames is really easy to play. The spymaster simply gives their team a one-word clue along with a number that indicates how many codenames that particular word is associated with.

Time’s Up is a game that is all about speed, and is played in three rounds.

In each round, teams have just 30 seconds to guess as many celebrities as possible.

It is the perfect party game for anyone who loves being part of a team, and is ideal to play with friends, family or colleagues.


Categories is such an easy game that even little ones know how to play. One player chooses a letter of the alphabet at random, or silently recites the alphabet until another player says stop to determine the chosen letter. Each team or each individual player must then find a word that starts with the chosen letter for each of the categories listed. As soon as one of the players has found words to fit all of the categories, everyone puts down their pens and the answers are compared.
The most common categories are: first names, countries, objects, cities, animals, professions and brands.
CRACK LIST adds loads of exciting new categories to the mix, such as yellow flowers, Beatles songs and names of the Gauls in Asterix...


Uno is THE game that revolves around low blows!
Cards are played according to their value or colour, but play soon gets dirty when an action card makes an appearance. Watch out for the +4s — they’re the worst!

Swap your hand with another player, force them to miss a turn or to pick up four cards at once... there are several cards in Uno that are guaranteed to drive your opponents mad!

The aim of the game is to be the first one to get rid of all your cards, needless to say that’s no mean feat!


If you want to add some fun and laughter to your get-togethers, then CRACK LIST is the game for you!

After a long, hard day at work, it gives everyone the opportunity to sit down, relax and get involved in some animated debates. It truly holds its own alongside the likes of Uno, Time’s Up and Undercover to name but three, and players are sure to love it from the second play gets underway.

You need 2 to 8 players to play the game. The youngest or smallest player starts by picking up the top card from the red deck and choosing their favourite category from the three categories listed. At the same time, the dealer deals eight cards to each player from the blue deck, and then places the remainder of the deck face down in the middle of the table. The chosen category is announced and the players then take it in turns to play one of their cards before 20 seconds is up. They can choose to play either a LETTER card or an ACTION card. If the player fails to play a card before 20 seconds is up, they have to pick up a card from the draw pile. Depending on which LETTER or ACTION card is played, other players could be forced to pick up 1, 2 or 3 cards or be subjected to some kind of penalty.
Haven’t had the chance to play CRACK LIST yet? Head over to our online store and put that right today.