Social & parlour games
Spend your games evening in the best company! The Noris parlour games invite you to enjoy hours of fun, games, and excitement. Find out everything you need to know about our products here.
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Escape Room 2 Players Horror606101894
Escape Room Duo – the thrilling game returns with two brand-new horror adventures and a Bloody Mary tutorial with a folding mechanism! In "House by the Lake" you must free yourself from the clutches of a strange family, while in "The Little Girl" you search for your kidnapped friend in a forest. Both adventures feature an innovative folding mechanism: When a correct code is entered, the game board unfolds and the players receive more information and components to solve the next part of the adventure! The adventures are particularly suitable for two players, but can also be completed with several players. Escape Room Duo Horror can be played with the Escape Room app or the Chrono Decoder from “Escape Room” or Escape Room 2”. For 2-3 players aged 16 and above. Each adventure lasts approximately 60 minutes. The tutorial takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Put your thinking skills to the test in this action-packed game! The funny and creative card game “Gegenteil-Spiel” is perfect for family evenings or parties. It requires you to think outside the box and find the opposite answer. In each round, one of the categories (question, action, reverse, word pairs, colour chaos, or flip) is chosen at random. The person whose turn it is reads one of the corresponding task cards, and the other players must try to find the solution as quickly as possible. However, in this game the aim is to find the opposite answer! For example, instead of answering “yes”, you should answer “no”. Instead of raising your hand you should lower it, and words which are read backwards must be named correctly (i.e. read forwards). The first person to lose their 20 points by giving correct answers wins the game! The entertaining brain-teasing game “Gegenteil-Spiel” is designed for 3-6 players aged 10 and above, and is guaranteed to keep you smiling! One round of the action-packed game takes approximately 20 minutes.
Deluxe Tyrolean Roulette606101930
"Deluxe Tyrolean Roulette" is a classic game of luck for the whole family. The wheel is spun to place the coloured balls into the holes on the board. The number of points for each hole is marked on the board. If a wood-coloured ball lands in a hole, the player receives the number of points indicated on the board. Green balls score double points and the red balls score minus points. The first player to reach 1000 points wins the game. The game features an attractive wooden design. For 2 players from 6 years of age.
Escape Room Das Spiel Duo - Sultan & Vikings606101945
ESCAPE ROOM DUO - the thrilling hit game, now with two brand new adventures and the introductory adventure ISOLATION in foldable design! In VIKING FUNERAL you try to escape your fate as a "grave offering" of a Viking funeral ceremony and in DAGGER OF THE SULTAN you want to steal a valuable dagger. The adventures captivate with the novel folding mechanism: as soon as a code is entered correctly, the game material is unfolded and the players receive further information and components to be able to solve the next part of the adventure! The adventures are particularly suitable for two players, but can also be completed with several players! ESCAPE ROOM DUO can be played either with the Escape Room web app or with the Chrono Decoder from one of the basic games.
Deluxe Backgammon case 15"606101712
The classic backgammon game in a handy case in a noble design. Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world. The unique mixture of strategy and gambling makes the game a worldwide popular classic. The aim of the game is to bring all your game pieces into the home board and then roll them out. The first player to have no more checkers on the board wins the game. For 2 players aged 8 and up. Playing time: 10-20 minutes.
The classic game "Deluxe Kalaha" requires you to collect more glass beads than your opponent. The game has historical roots and belongs to the mancala family of games. To begin with, all of the glass beads are distributed between the 12 circular pits on the wooden board. Each player controls the six pits on their side of the board, as well the large pit to their right (the so-called ‘Kalaha’ or ‘store’). On a turn, the player removes all the beads from one of the pits under their control and distributes the beads one by one to the adjacent pits, moving in a counter-clockwise direction, including the player’s own store and their opponent’s pits. Once a bead is placed in the kalaha, it is safe and remains there until the end of the game. The game ends when one player no longer has any beads in any of their pits. The player who has collected the most beads in their store is the winner. The historical tactical game "Deluxe Kalaha" is made from high-quality materials and suitable for 2 players aged 6 and above.
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In the Noris football arena 2 players with 6 pawns each can play against each other. The field players are fixed to the ground with a spring. By stretching the figure in the right direction and with the right strength, the ball can be passed or shot directly at the goal. To repel goal shots, the goalkeeper is moved from the outside with a lever. The stadium has a goal display and a size of 55x41x8cm. The set includes the Games & More Football Arena with 12 players and 3 balls. Suitable for children from 4 years.
Crime Story - Stockholm606201969
During the festivities surrounding the Nobel Prize ceremony, a mysterious murder occurs in Stockholm's Vasa Museum. What happened? What was the motive? And most importantly - who is behind the attack? In Crime Story you want to solve a tricky criminal case together as police officers or commissioners by following clues and questioning witnesses. Each of these "actions" will cost you precious minutes on the timeline and you'll have limited time to combine correctly and find out what exactly happened. Think carefully about what you do next! The maps will guide you through the game and hints will always give you assistance after certain intervals. Crime Story doesn't need long rules - in a few sentences the game is explained and you can start playing right away! The cooperative card game "Crime Story Stockholm" is suitable for 1-6 players* aged 12+. The case lasts 60+ minutes. Author: Peter Prinz
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Deluxe Lucky 6606102046
The perfect game for fun gambling! Each player takes turns to throw the die. The player who throws the highest number then goes first. In the first round, you can only throw the die once. In subsequent rounds, there is no limit to the number of throws. If you throw a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, you can insert a wooden peg into the corresponding hole on the box lid, provided that the hole is not already occupied. If you throw a 6, you can drop the wooden peg into the corresponding hole; this peg is then eliminated from the game. If the hole corresponding to the number on the die is already occupied by another peg, you must remove this peg and add it to your remaining pegs; this is the end of your turn. The first player to play all of their pegs is the winner. The traditional wooden dice game "Deluxe Lucky 6" is suitable for 2 to 6 players aged 6 and above.
Deluxe Set - Halma606101266
The world-famous strategy game, whose goal is to be the first to move your own pieces to the opposite side. By moving your own pieces or skipping the opponent's pieces, you can achieve the deserved victory with skill and tactical ability. The popular classic with wooden pawns for 2-3 players aged 6 and up.
In this word game two teams compete against each other! Guess the right letters and find the searched word faster than the opposing team. Additional game variants increase the difficulty and fun of the game! Each team first determines a code word and lays it out face down in front of them. Now both teams guess letters over several rounds to find out the searched word. The team that cracks the other team's code word first wins. The game is suitable for 2-8 players aged 8 and up and takes about 15 minutes.
Crime Story - Berlin606201889
During a concert with the FIVE CULTURES there was a serious accident. One member of the band suffered an electric shock. Did someone target her? What happened? Who wanted to murder her? Crime Story Berlin is a cooperative card game. You have 60 to 90 minutes to work together as a team and solve a tricky crime by following clues and questioning witnesses. Each action uses precious time – you only have one day to find out exactly what happened. Think carefully about your next move! The cards guide you through the game and give you clues at set intervals. This game from the detective range is designed for 1-6 players and is suitable for children aged 12 and above.
Crime Story - London606201970
At the famous Shakespeare Festival at the London Globe, the lead actor of Hamlet, Calvin Redgrave, has disappeared without a trace - hours before the most important performance of the year! What has happened? Who is involved? And most importantly, where is Calvin? In Crime Story, you'll work together as police officers or commissioners to solve a tricky criminal case by following clues and questioning witnesses. Each of these "actions" will cost you valuable minutes on the timeline, and you'll have limited time to combine them correctly and figure out exactly what happened. Think carefully about what you do next! The maps will guide you through the game and hints will always give you assistance after certain intervals. Crime Story doesn't need a long set of rules - in a few sentences the game is explained and you can start playing right away! The cooperative card game "Crime Story London" is suitable for 1-6 players* aged 12+. The case lasts 60+ minutes. Author: Peter Prinz
Crime Story - Munich606201890
A mysterious virus has brought half of the football team SC Eintracht to its knees, just before the most important game of the decade! It cannot be a coincidence. What happened? And most importantly – who wanted to target one of the players, or even the whole team? Crime Story Munich is a cooperative card game. You have 90 to 120 minutes to work together as a team and solve a tricky crime by following clues and questioning witnesses. Each action uses precious time – you only have one day to find out exactly what happened. Think carefully about your next move! The cards guide you through the game and give you clues at set intervals. This game from the detective range is designed for 1-6 players and is suitable for children aged 12 and above.
Cash trumps, bid and play your cards! "Deluxe Poch" is a forerunner to poker, and comes with a deluxe wooden Poch board. Who has the most confidence in themselves and their cards? In this classic game, cards are dealt between the players (cards not included). Each player sorts their hand into cards of the same rank (e.g. three kings). The players then stake their cards, but beware – other players might be bluffing! The player with the best cards at the end of the round wins the stakes of the other players. "Deluxe Poch" is designed for 2-8 players aged 8 and above.
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Stay safe and keep your distance! When playing the humorous yet educational card game "Pandemie Poker", you try to protect yourself from a contagious virus. A face covering or disinfectant will come in hand – and don’t forget to buy a few rolls of toilet paper! Of course, social distancing is a must: the cards have different numbers and can only be placed on the discard pile if there is a sufficient gap between the numbers. Each card has an additional function that can create an advantage or disadvantage for you or your fellow players. The first player to get rid of all their cards is the winner. This game is designed for 2-6 players aged 8 and above and takes 15 minutes to play.
Deluxe - Morris & Checkers606108012
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Two classic games in one box The high-quality design of the board and figures underlines the high importance of the evergreens of the board game world, which are popular and well-known on all sides. Concentration and strategic thinking will lead every enthusiastic hobby player to a deserved victory.
Escape Room Das Spiel Tomb Robbers606101964
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An age-old map guides you directly to the legendary tomb of Osiris. After weeks of digging, you finally make it to the inside of the tomb. However, when you reach the burial chamber, sand suddenly starts to pour from the ceiling. Can you raid the burial chamber before the sand buries everything for good? The game is designed for 2-5 players aged 16 years and above. The extension requires a Chrono Decoder from an "Escape Room" base game.
Escape Room The Game Da Vinci's Telescope606101965
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While studying the unique works of Da Vinci, the historian Sam Anoli discovered a special object: a perfectly designed telescope! According to Da Vinci’s notes, it only reveals its potential during a solar eclipse... Fortunately, an eclipse is imminent! The game is designed for 2-5 players aged 16 years and above. The extension requires a Chrono Decoder from an "Escape Room" base game. Author: Team Identity
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Roll the dice, say a word and start guessing! The creative word-image game "One Word" is ideal for parties or afternoons with the family. Think about which word will help the other players to guess which images you have chosen. How about "pirate"? Or maybe "cruise" would be better? The nine dice are rolled and place into the coloured slots in the box. Each player receives a deck of face-down cards, which feature two colours and an additional colour. The player whose turn it is secretly takes a look at which colours are shown on their card and which images are on the corresponding dice. They must now consider which single word can be associated with these images, and then say the word out loud. For example, if the dice show a parrot and a sailing boat and the additional dice has an image of a gold coin, one possible choice of word would be "pirate". If another player thinks they know the answer, they should say the words out loud and point at the corresponding dice. If their answer is correct, they and the active player may each discard one card. If they are wrong, they may not make any more guesses in the current round. If the word was guessed correctly, the dice must be rolled again and the game continues with a new round. The first player to discard all of their cards is the winner. This game is suitable for playing as a team, against each other or alone. It has a compact and portable design and is played directly in the box. Ideal for parties, "One word" requires you to think outside the box and is designed for 2-12 players aged 6 and above. The game takes just 20 minutes to play and was designed by Fedor Korzhenkov. Author: Fedor Korzhenkov
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Enough with pen and pad, because you can now play Sink Ships in a different way. No more tiresome holding of your boats, you can simply pin them down on your board and show the hits on the enemy ships on your radar. Suitable for children from 5 years on.
Parlour and party games for the whole family
Playing can also be fun alone, but it only becomes the ultimate pleasure in the best company. Parkour games from Noris promise varied fun – for children's birthday parties, game nights, in between and on the go!
What is a parlour game?
Party and parlour games are the counterpart to solo games. They are not meant for single players, but for playing together with at least one other player. They are therefore the perfect games for family get-togethers or meetings with friends.
What types of parlour games are there?
Parlour games are available in a wide variety, so there is something for everyone. For example, parlour games, dice games, card games, games for two or more players, team games and games that are considered particularly educational and beneficial.
Who can and should play parlour games?
In principle – everyone. Of course, it is important that the games fit the age of the players. In particular, they should not overtax the youngest player. If necessary, the youngest player can be supported and accompanied by an older player.
Games intended for very young children from the age of three should have only a few, basic rules. Products that can be set up quickly and whose game rounds last a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes are optimal. After all, there are narrow limits to toddlers' ability to concentrate.
Children of pre-school age can cope with somewhat more complicated games. Products with a high support effect are recommended here, which, for example, address school-relevant topics. From primary school age, a game can last up to 30 minutes because children of this age already have a much longer attention span.
If the parlour game is to appeal to children from ten or even twelve years of age, it must not be too simple – otherwise boredom is inevitable. Team games, puzzles, and games that challenge dexterity and logical thinking are excellent.
What advantages do parlour games have?
Parlour games provide kids, young people and adults with versatile added value, which we will now have a closer look at:
Tradition and cultural heritage
Considering that games have been part of human interaction for thousands of years, they are a valuable cultural asset. They have a long tradition that you can bring to your child while playing.
Whether preschooler, teen, parent or grandparent, parlour games typically appeal to players of different ages. This makes them a great activity for the whole family.
Promoting social interaction
Playing together provides ample space for exchange and rapprochement. Younger children in particular benefit from this opportunity to practise interpersonal interaction in a safe environment.
Useful and inexpensive pastime
One or two party games, a few motivated players and perhaps a tasty snack: that's all you need for the perfect games evening. The result is an inexpensive pastime that remains in your memory as a wonderful shared experience.
Alternation of digital media
Do you want to help your child find a healthy balance when it comes to digital media? Then put away the mobile phone and bring on the parlour game! The battery can't fail either.
When players consult with each other, work out a strategy, discuss options and exchange ideas, effective promotion of language skills takes place. This promotional effect is particularly beneficial for younger children from the age of three.
Promoting numerical reasoning
Pre-school children can also use parlour games to train their understanding of numbers. This applies, for example, to dice games in which eyes have to be counted and added up continuously.
Promotion of emotion processing: wanting to win, being able to lose
Emotion processing is an area in which kids – from toddlers to primary school children – are constantly developing. How convenient that children automatically come into contact with their emotions when playing, with everything from pride and joy to tension, anger, and disappointment.
Developing an understanding of rules
No child's life is complete without rules. Through play, your child has the opportunity to get used to understanding and following rules. This is especially interesting for toddlers and preschoolers.
What should you look for when buying party and parlour games?
If you take these aspects into account when choosing a family parlour game, you minimise the risk of making a wrong purchase:
Number of players, playing time and set-up time
Think about how many players you want your game to be playable with, how long a round should last, and how complex the construction should be. When it comes to the duration of the game and the construction, be sure to consider the age of the youngest player.
Find out if there are any accessories for the game of your choice. If so, are the extras included in the scope of delivery?
Observe the age recommendation of the manufacturer. You will find this information in the product description.
Sustainable parlour games: Buy once – play for a lifetime
Of course, we at Noris are also concerned about sustainability. That's why we would like to tell you a few points about how we are committed to this:
Material that is harmless to health
All the materials used are, of course, harmless to health. So you can let your child play with it with a clear conscience.
Made in Germany & made to last
The vast majority of Noris party and parlour games are produced in Germany. This also corresponds to our idea of environmentally friendly production: the games are not shipped halfway around the world before they go on sale.
It is also important to us to create products with a long lifespan. We would rather not sell short-lived disposable products, but rather make sustainable gaming hits that can accompany your family for as long as possible.
Quality labels and external audit
Consistently high quality is a matter of course for us at Noris. The quality of our games is externally tested according to applicable regulations, with labels expressing the high quality of Noris products.
Find many fun parlour games in the Noris range
Curious about the Noris parlour games? Below, we provide you with a small foretaste of our colourful assortment:
Forming and completing rows of numbers to reduce one's own supply of stones as quickly as possible: that is the basic game principle of Rummy. The classic game, which is still very popular today, promotes numerical comprehension and logical thinking to a high degree – educational fun for the whole family.
Another highlight of the Noris range is the Crime Story product series, for example in the Crime Story - Munich version. Action-packed criminal cases await you here: slip into the role of the investigator and make sure that the truth comes to light!
Conclusion: Parlour games: A welcome change from digital media
In today's fast-paced world dominated by digital media, it is simply good to get together to play games. Parlour games are fun for children, teenagers and adults, promote a sense of community and are a welcome change from the constant use of smartphones, PCs, consoles etc. At Noris, you can discover a wide range of high-quality, fun party games for the family – for maximum fun with sustainable, environmentally friendly products.
Of course, the Noris range goes far beyond parlour games. You are cordially invited to visit our homepage and browse through varied categories – from board games to detective games to children's games.