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I have been a huge Whovian for many years now. It’s so great to be able to share a fandom with the hubs and kids & make many family moments out of it. That’s why I’ve put together a guide for Doctor Who Family Game Night.
Doctor Who exploded when they brought it back in 2005 with the 9th Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston. This was when I was truly introduced to the BBC show and have been hooked ever since. Eccleston did an amazing job as the Doctor, as did all 13 of them so far.
If you aren’t familiar with the Doctor Who story, it’s a British sci-fi TV show that first started in 1963. The Doctor is a Time Lord – a space and time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), a sentient time-travelling space ship. On the outside it appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilizations and help people in need.
We have also watched the previous 8 Doctors (1963-1989, 1996) and every one holds a special place in our hearts. This is basically true for all Whovians. Everyone has their most special and favorite Doctor. The hubs, Son, & I love the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith. The girls love the 10th, played by David Tennant, and he seems to be the most popular across the Whoniverse.
Here is a collection of Doctor Who themed games that will delight any Whovian in your life!
13 Doctor Who Family Game Night Ideas
Doctor Who Clue Board Game – Your favorite Doctor Who characters are on a search through the Universe to rescue The Doctor. Playing as his closest friends and allies, players must reveal who amongst them the Daleks conditioned and mind-controlled to mislead the Doctor, what powerful weapon was used in the crime, and where The Doctor has been taken in the kidnapping, thereby saving him from the Daleks! Ages 8+
TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Doctor Who Edition – Play anytime, anywhere as a stand-alone trivia test with the portable card holder OR add to your family’s boxed version at home. With categories on Time Lords, Monsters, Stories, Years, and Dates, Companions, and Cast, Crew Beyond, it’s enough to challenge even a Time Lord’s brain! 600 questions with varying levels of difficulty. 6 custom Doctor Who categories. 50 years of Doctor Who trivia. Ages 12+
Monopoly: Dr. Who Edition 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition – Travel through time and space with the Doctor Who 50th anniversary collector’s edition of Monopoly as you buy, sell and trade the iconic episodes spanning billions of years across the Doctor Who universe including 22 of the most iconic Doctor Who episodes throughout the game! Comes with 6 themed tokens: Umbrella, Sonic Screwdriver, Celery, Recorder, Bow Tie, and Scarf. Ages 8+
RISK: Doctor Who – The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Features Doctors from 50 years. Ages 10+
Yahtzee: Doctor Who Collectors Edition – Roll custom dice featuring classic monsters from a custom TARDIS shaped dice cup and score through classic Yahtzee game play. Ages 8+
Doctor Who: The Card Game 2nd Edition – The Doctor Who Card Game is an action packed adventure for three to four players designed by Martin Wallace. To win the game you will have to use your wits and courage to: Defend the universe as the Doctor and his companions, send the Doctor’s enemies to conquer the places your competitors are trying to protect, and save the universe! Ages 13+
Doctor Who Chess Set – Game Board with 3D Lenticular Images of Dr. Who Characters – 32 chess pieces range from 2 inches to 3 inches tall. Officially Licensed Doctor Who Collectible. For Ages 5+.
Doctor Who Villains Edition Monopoly Board Game – Travel through all of time and space with The Doctor’s most memorable exploits against many of his greatest adversaries including The Silence, Cyber men, The Master and even the dreadful Daleks. Includes 6 Collectible Tokens: TARDIS, Gas Mask, 12th Doctor’s Ring, Pandorica, K-9 and River Song’s Diary. Ages 8+
Monopoly Doctor Who Regeneration Edition – Journey through the final days of the Eleventh Doctor and the first days of the Twelfth. Includes all the characters from the 50th Anniversary feature length special, winter Regeneration, as well as the first few episodes of Season 8. Also features 6 brand new playing tokens. Ages 8+
YAHTZEE: Doctor Who Dalek Collectors Edition – The Daleks are invading America’s all-time #1 dice game in the special edition of Doctor Who Yahtzee. Includes Collectible Bronze Dalek dice cup and Dice feature colorful images of fan favorite Doctor Who icons. Ages 8+
Doctor Who 50th DVD Board Game – Journey thorough space and time with 11 doctors and companions. Contains DVD or Card question and a Time Travel card
For 2+ players or teams ages 8+.
Rorys Story Cubes Doctor Who – Imagine reading your favorite Doctor Who adventure that ends on a cliff-hanger, or wanting to add your own time travelling twist on an episode you have just watched. StoryWorldsTM Doctor Who now gives you the power to create and extend your own Doctor Who stories. Ages 10+
Doctor Who: Dalek Dice – You are a Dalek invading the Earth. INVADE! INVADE! Nothing can stand in your way, not even the humans. EXTERMINATE THE HUMANS! Just make sure you exterminate more humans than your fellow Daleks do to win the game! Just watch out for the Doctor, as he has a way of foiling your plans. Ages 13+
BONUS: Doctor Who Time Of The Daleks Board Game – released on September 4, 2017!!
‘Exterminate!’ They muttered about their sacred hatred, the On-Coming Storm. Their creator had a plan, a plan to make the Daleks great again. A plan to turn all their defeats into victories. A plan to remove the one variable that has always interfered with the master plan. The Doctor must be erased from time itself!
- Contains 6 individually sculpted doctors – each with a TARDIS
- Contains 55 Adventure titles
- Contains 40 Timey-Wimey Cards
- Contains 45 Tokens
- Contains 18 Dice
Do you have a favorite Doctor Who game? Let us know below!