Hasbro dominates Smyths Toys’ 15 board games for Christmas listing

Jumanji, Spy Code and a new Strictly Come Dancing title have been named among the 15 board games predicted to be top sellers at Smyths Toys Superstores this Christmas shopping period.

Hasbro has dominated the listing this year with seven of the 15 titles including classics such as Buckaroo, Mouse Trap and Hungry Hungry Hippos as well as revamped versions of its iconic titles such as Monopoly Cheaters Edition and Connect Four Shots.

Yulu Toys, Spin Master, and MGA Entertainment also features alongside John Adams’ recently launched Strictly Come Dancing board game inspired by the BBC show.

The list has been revealed as Board Games continue to pick up pace among modern consumers, and while it falls predictably short of the scope of today’s burgeoning party game scene, it goes someway to highlight the popularity of the scene among families this year.

The full list reads:

Jumanji the Game – Spin Master

Spy Code – Operation Escape Room – Yulu Toys

Don’t Step In It – Hasbro

L.O.L Surprise! Game with a Collectible – MGA Entertainment

Monopoly Cheaters Edition – Hasbro

Hungry Hungry Hippos – Hasbro

5 Second Rule – University Games

Strictly Come Dancing: The Board Game – John Adams

Pull My Finger Game – Jakks

Watermelon Smash – Yulu Toys

Connect Four Shots – Hasbro

Mouse Trap – Hasbro

Chow Crown – Hasbro

Tic Tac Tongue – Yulu Toys

Buckaroo – Hasbro 

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