Eve and family, from South East London, recommends Frustration.

Tell us a bit about the game…

Each player has 4 counters. Those counters need to get all the way around the board to the “home” without anyone knocking them off & sending them back to the start.
If you REALLY want to ramp up the frustration levels you need to get a 6 to start
And if you really, REALLY want to up the frustration levels, you need to get a 1 to get on the 1st home space, a 2 for the 2nd home space etc. No jumping over your own players.

What does your family like most about this game?:

Game for 4 players, so nobody gets left out of the feelings of Frustration as we are a family of 5.

The element of danger. Haha.

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

I’m Eve, mum to 3 boys aged 12, 8 & 5.
My eldest only returned to school in September after 18 months of homeschooling. We loved our homeschooling time so when Lockdown arrived I thought I had it in the bag. Turns out lockdown schooling is a world apart from homeschooling!


We live in South East London and love venturing out to different woodlands where the boys usually climb way too high and reduce my lifespan by 1 year per 1 metre.


We all got a bit lazy in lockdown so we have started a new fitness journey together.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Plan ahead.
We had something “special” planned for every couple of weeks and found that this helped as we had something to look forward to and talk about.
We had a lockdown lounge sleepover that was the highlight of lockdown. We basically had no screens for the day, played games, face painted, jumped on the trampoline, played bingo, treasure hunt and watched a film before sleeping in the lounge.
Simple things, no money spent

Has this website and community helped you?

Housebound with Kids has been amazing for me throughout lockdown. I wasn’t really a social media type but Housebound with Kids brought people together. It’s lovely to feel part of a group, to see the same faces popping up and to have a chat.
It’s been a highlight of lockdown with idea sharing and also venting!