With all of us having to isolate at home, board games have made a reappearance on our coffee tables like dolphins in the Venice canals (only this time it’s true).

But could your favourite game put a strain on your relationship and ultimately lead to some divorce papers thrown your way?

Perhaps not, but it still might get you into some heated arguments. With that in mind, OnBuy.com was curious to find out what are the most ‘dangerous games’ for your relationship and asked 1,220 respondents which are the ones that cause at least one argument.

If you value having peace in your home perhaps avoid the following board games and watch a movie instead.

1. Cluedo – 87 per cent

First on the list of relationship breaking board games is Cluedo. Bet you didn’t expect that. But actually, 87 per cent of people who played this board game admitted to getting into an argument with their partners over it.

2. Monopoly – 81 per cent

Following closely is none other than Monopoly. The infamous board game was the cause of marital conflict for 81 per cent of couples. What’s worse than seeing your significant other laughing at you while you go bankrupt?

3. Scrabble – 77 per cent

Perhaps all reading this have a game of Scrabble laying around the house, and at least 77 per cent have gotten into an argument while playing it. It’s just not easy having to think of words when you have your partner/friend/family waiting for you to fail.

4. Articulate – 71 per cent

It’s rather hard to play this game while crying because your partner is winning. In fact, 71 per cent of respondents said this seemingly innocent board game got them into some tense conversations with their significant others.

5. Trivial Pursuit – 70 per cent

This game has led to many trivial arguments, with 70 per cent of people admitting to that happening. While knowledge is power, knowing how to take a loss is also powerful and could save your relationship.

Simultaneously, OnBuy.com wanted to see what’s more important to the respondents, winning the game or having peace in their household.

Have you ever lost a game on purpose to please your partner?

Yes – 27 per cent

No – 73 per cent

Have you stopped playing a game because it would lead to arguments?

Yes – 36 per cent

No – 64 per cent

Did you break up with a partner from a board game argument?

No - 59 per cent

No, but we were close – 35 per cent

Yes – Six per cent

Research was provided by www.onbuy.com/gb.