With all of us having to isolate at home, board games have made a reappearance on our coffee tables like dolphins in the Venice canals ... only this time it’s true!
But could your favourite game put a strain on your relationship and ultimately lead to some divorce papers thrown your way? Perhaps not, but it still might get you into some heated arguments!
With that in mind OnBuy.com was curious to find out what are the most ‘dangerous games’ for your relationship and asked 1,220 respondents which are the ones that cause at least one argument.
If you value having peace in your home perhaps avoid the following board games and watch a movie instead.
Cluedo – 87%First on the list of relationship breaking board games is CluedoBet you didn’t expect that. But actually 87% of people who played this board game admitted to getting into an argument with their partners over it.
Monopoly – 81%Following closely is none other than Monopoly.The infamous board game was the cause of marital conflict for 81% couples. What’s worse than seeing your significant other laughing at you while you go bankrupt?
Scrabble – 77%Perhaps all reading this have a game of Scrabble laying around the house, and at least 77% have gotten into an argument while playing it.It’s just not easy having to think of words when you have your partner/friend/family waiting for you to fail!
Articulate – 71%It’s rather hard to play this game while crying because your partner is winning. In fact, 71% of respondents said this seemingly innocent board game got them into some tense conversations with their significant others.
Trivial Pursuit – 70%This game has led to many trivial arguments, with 70% of people admitting to that happening.While knowledge is power, knowing how to take a loss is also powerful and could save your relationship!
Simultaneously, OnBuy.com wanted to see what’s more important to the respondents, winning the game, or having peace in their household?
Have you ever lost a game on purpose to please your partner?Yes – 27%No – 73%
Have you stopped playing a game because it would lead to arguments?Yes – 36%No – 64%
Did you break up with a partner from a board game argument?No – 59%No ... but we were close – 35%Yes – 6%