IT'S always fun trying out a new board game: it's twice the fun when there are two.
Rubik's Race (RRP $29.99) combines the strategy of the Rubik's Cube with face-to-face play. Players shake the scrambler to create a new Rubik's pattern, then slide the tiles to match the pattern on their board to the one in the scrambler. First to complete the match and slam down the centre frame wins.
Googly Eyes (RRP $29.99) is a team game for up to 16 players. Your team needs to guess the word you are drawing before the other team guesses theirs. Players put on the wacky vision-altering glasses and the fun begins. There are 162 challenges divided into four themes with six pairs of distorting lenses.
Available at leading retailers.