According to a survey, SCRABBLE is the game that causes the most family strife on Christmas Day.
Players become enraged with one another when they make up words or cheat by using their phones.
According to a survey of 1,500 families, 31% said the word game ruined their holiday break after arguments erupted.
Alex Bingham, 46, of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, said his family had a holiday spat after his grandmother accused his brother of cheating at Scrabble when he tried to place the word “whatevs” — which was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2019.
“She was enraged and said it would never have been allowed in her day,” Alex said. “She flatly refused to play any longer and went off to sulk.” It made Boxing Day a real downer.”
According to thortful.com, a squabble over games like Cluedo or Monopoly ruined Christmas or Boxing Day for 20% of respondents.
According to a spokesman, “20 percent of festive arguments” are caused by board games.