Multi award-winning family games

For Your 
Board Game Family

Say goodbye to shrugs and grunts.
Say hello to top-quality family time. 

The Dark Imp helps parents to bring families closer together, through a compelling mix of family board games, card games and puzzles.

Conversations start with a board game.

Our Games

Dark Imp games are designed to delight and engage families, even those who don’t normally play board games. These are not children’s games, but games in which the whole family can compete on a level playing field: true multi-generational play.

To hook in new families, Dark Imp games come in unusual formats – on coasters, on placemats, in travel tins and even in Christmas crackers.


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Our secret ingredients

We help parents and their teenage kids to reconnect and re-engage through playing board games together on a regular basis. Our ‘pincer movement’ approach combines specialist advice and help for parents with irresistible games to get the whole family playing.

The Book

The Board Game Family by The Dark Imp’s Ellie Dix provides roadmap to integrating board gaming into family life, filled with irresistible ways to engage even the trickiest of teenagers and manage game nights with flair.

In The Board Game Family, Ellie Dix aims to help parents by inviting them and their families into the unplugged world of board games. The benefits of board games are far-reaching. Playing games improves memory formation and cognitive abilities, boosts critical thinking, develops interpersonal skills and refines our problem-solving and decision-making.

With these benefits in mind, Ellie explains how parents can unleash the potential of those dusty boxes at the back of the cupboard and become teachers of outstanding gamesmanship – equipped to navigate the unfolding drama of competition, thwart the common causes of arguments and tears, and bind together a happier, more social family unit.

Where are you now?

Take our ten-minute scorecard to receive a personalised report about your next steps in raising your own Board Game Family.

– Discover your Board Game Family Score in 10 minutes
– Instantly receive a personalised 8 page report
– See how your score breaks down into three categories: Attitude, Focus and Exposure
– Repeat the Scorecard as many times as you like to measure progress
– Free of charge – no strings attached.