The Lost Art of Having Fun


The Lost Art of Having Fun: 286 Games to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Gyles Brandreth
Saethryd Brandreth

Welcome to the ultimate rainy-day book: every game you'll ever need to banish boredom from Wink Murder to Sardines and from Consequences to 'Squeak, Piggy Squeak'.

One good thing about a recession is that we need to go back to making our own fun. THE LOST ART OF HAVING FUN picks out 150 games, guaranteed to make even the grumpiest child or adult laugh, and then with all kinds of interesting stories and lovely illustrations, it shows you clearly (and very entertainingly) how to play them. There are classic parlour games alongside all kinds of interesting ones you might not have come across yet.

Eight chapters cover pretty much every eventuality: Rainy Day Games, Car Journey, Analogue Fun in a Digital World, Music and Drama, Word Games and Brainteasers, Party Games (split between children's birthday parties and dinner parties), Country House Weekend and last but not least Seasonal Games: Christmas, New Year and Easter. Forget consoles and board games, this beautiful book is all you need.