Board Games

 

Board Games

At Masters Traditional Games, we have an unrivalled selection of board games that span the ages from some of the finest manufacturers around the world. Many are unique to us as we strive to ensure that people are able to obtain the old games that have been played for centuries.

See also: Compendia. See also: Travel Games.

Chess

Our complete chess range; includes staunton chess sets, unusual 3 player chess, Chinese chess (Xiangqi), giant chess, chess tables & much more.

Backgammon Sets & Equipment

A fine selection of the highest quality Backgammon sets & accessories from Dal Negro, Manopoulos & other distinguished manufacturers.

Go

Go, or Wei Chi, from Japan & China. A beautiful game that appears simple but is actually more complex than Chess. Our full range includes boards, stones & complete sets.

 

21st Century Hits

Hugely popular games from recent times that have fueled the current resurgence in board game popularity, such as Catan, Carcassonne, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride

Modern Classics

Classic games and family favourites from more modern times - all of which have been hugely successful and truly deserve the label "modern classic"

Old Favourites

A selection of vintage board games or 'old favourites' that have been around for at least a century, such as Snakes & Ladders, Chinese Checkers & Solitaire

 

Ancient & Historical Board Games

A fascinating range of ancient & historical board games. Games from the Romans, the ancient Greeks, the Victorian era & the Middle Ages - not to mention Ur, the oldest board game in the world... Historical, strategic, fascinating & great fun!

Abstract Strategy Games

Intriguing abstract games to get you thinking! Hand-picked by us, the games vary in complexity and depth but all provide a good challenge and have excellent re-play value

Board Games of Unequal Sides

Tafl games are distinguished by the unequal number of opposing forces, and usually involves the lesser force attempting to capture the lager, whilst the larger force tries to thwart them

 



















 

21st Century Hits

Hugely popular games from recent times that have fueled the current resurgence in board game popularity, such as Catan, Carcassonne, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride. With varying degrees of complexity, many are award winners.

Settlers of Catan

From £19.99

Pandemic

From £32.90

Carcassonne

From £16.99

Ticket to Ride

From £19.99

 

Codenames

£15.99

Dixit

£29.99

 

Dobble

£13.99

Exploding Kittens

From £15.99

Splendor

£24.99

Puerto Rico

£37.90

 
 
 

Azul

£37.90

Mr. Jack

From £13.99

Power Grid

£39.90

Scythe

£58.90

 
 

Outrage!

£35.90

Formula D

From £17.99

Touché

£15.99

 
 











 

Modern Classics

Classic games and family favourites from more modern times - all of which have been hugely successful and truly deserve the label "modern classic". From Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit to Monopoly and Risk, these are the games that have been bringing friends and families together for decades (and fueling a fair few arguments in the process).

Scrabble

From £9.99

Extensive range of Scrabble games & accessories, tending towards the quality side.

Monopoly

£21.99

Monopoly - guaranteed to bring out the ruthless streak in the most innocuous of people...

Trivial Pursuit

From £23.99

The classic edition of the ever-popular trivia game.

Cluedo

£20.99

The classic murder mystery board game. Whodunit, with what and where?

 

Risk

From £29.99

The classic game of strategic conquest.

Diplomacy

£22.99

The award winning game of political intrigue & military power.

Civilization - The Original Board Game

£39.90

The original game as designed by Francis Tresham. Guide your people through 8000 years of history.

Frustration! The slam-tastic chasing game

£14.99

The family favourite chase game, Frustration is a fun variation of Ludo.

 

The Game of Life

£22.99

Choose your path for a life of action, adventure & unexpected surprises.

Hare and Tortoise

£22.99

The first winner of the Spiel des Jahres award in 1979 - a cunningly devised race game.

Pictionary

£25.99

The classic game of quick sketches & hilarious guesses.

Twister

From £13.99

Get tangled up with the classic party game that's great fun for all ages.

 

Jenga

We have probably the best range of Jenga and premium Giant Tower games available.

Connect 4

Connect 4, Captain's Mistress and a range of Giant Four in a Row games

Operation

£20.99

Be the doctor in the classic Operation game - watch out for the buzz!

Subbuteo

£39.90

The classic finger flicking football game is back & better than ever.

 

Ker-Plunk

Pull out straws without making the marbles fall. Ker-Plunk and Cannonball Drop, a giant version of the game

Mexican Train Dominoes

The version of dominoes made famous by celebrities and played all over the Americas and Europe.

Code-Breaking Games

From £14.99

Modern versions of the classic code-breaking game, Mastermind.

 
 











 

Abstract Strategy Games

Intriguing abstract games to get you thinking! Hand-picked by us, the games vary in complexity and depth but all provide a good challenge and have excellent re-play value. Some of these games also are particularly aesthetically pleasing.

 
 
 
 
 











 

Board Games of Unequal Sides

Tafl games are distinguished by the unequal number of opposing forces, and usually involves the lesser force attempting to capture the lager, whilst the larger force tries to thwart them. Tafl developed into Hnefatafl and this was spread far and wide by the Vikings. Bagha Chal, although similar, is thought to have descended from a separate source.

 
 











 

Old Favourites

A selection of vintage board games or 'old favourites' that have been around for at least a century, such as Snakes & Ladders, Chinese Checkers & Solitaire.

 
 

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The History of Board Games


To learn more about the history of Board Games, visit the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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