Because I spotted this
Wooden board games in a storage chest with all the bits in a drawer in the bottom. "It's got some bits missing" the lady said. But as it was priced at £4.99 I thought I'd risk it, especially as I've got counters and dice at home - enough for snakes and ladders and ludo which will probably be the favourites to play with the grandchildren when they get a bit older. It's also got draughts and chess and some other boards marked out for games that I've never played like Nine Men's Morris.