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Christmas is such a special time for families. A chance to spend time with your close family without the worry of work or school, and even the opportunity to see your extended family like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. It is a wonderful time of the year and one of the best ways to spend dark Winter evenings during the festive period is to enjoy family games. Not only is it a lot of fun but who can resist a bit of competition amongst everyone.
Family games also make the perfect gifts at Christmas. They are something that you can use all through the year. Children get a lot out of them as well as it being an alternative way for adults to spend time doing something different.
What family games to buy this Christmas
However, what are the best family games to give as a gift this Christmas? It seems that there are new releases all the time, so I have searched high and done all of the research for you. I have shared a list of amazing family games that will make great gifts this Christmas.
Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win Board Game
Buy from Ginger Fox | Suitable age 8+
Now you can play the popular ITV gameshow at home. Based on the hit TV quiz show hosted by the nation’s favourite double act, Ant and Dec, Climb the limitless money ladder higher than your opponents. To play the game, you must answer trivia questions, each related to a number to climb further and further up the limitless money ladder. Be careful, if you give an answer over the correct answer – you lose everything!
This well-known trivia quiz board game is great fun for families with children aged 8 years and over. It’s a great way to entertain the kids, teens and grown-ups at get-togethers, parties and family gatherings.
CONFIDENT? Board Game
Buy from Amazon
CONFIDENT? ADULT & FAMILY GAME – An award-winning trivia board game loved by all ages for 2-30 players. One of the UK’s most popular board games with brilliant questions and funny answers you’ll be talking about for weeks
A rare game loved by adults, kids and families alike. Even teens love it! Guarantees countless evenings of laugh-out-loud entertainment. Instead of giving exact answers you guess with a RANGE, so NO
Will you risk a small range or play it safe? Everyone can guess, anyone can win! Flip your answer boards for the big reveal and laugh at crazy ranges. Smaller range = more points!
Fruit Punch Halli Galli
Buy from Zatu Games
Players scan the cards as they’re ?ipped to find five of the same fruit, then race to squeak the banana. The first player to bop it keeps all of the face-up cards and play continues. Everyone looks for five fruits at once, so there’s no waiting–it’s a full-on fruit frenzy!
The player with the most cards wins in this game that’s great for home and travel.
Buy from The Happy Puzzle Company | Suitable age 8+
You’ll need speedy thinking and nerves of steel for this challenging puzzle! 165,888 possible star puzzles to complete and always a solution. For a brilliant twist solve the puzzle with the ‘Golden Star’ and score a double win (only 60% of these have a solution!). Roll the seven dice and place a ‘blocker’ piece into the triangle matching the seven numbers that appear on the faces. Now race your opponent to fill every other space on the grid using the 11 shapes. For one or two players.
Incohearent Family Edition
Buy from Amazon
Incohearent, our best selling card game that’s been taking social media by storm, has now been made PG for family-friendly hilarity. This party game is the perfect addition to your next fun-filled family game night.
Compete to make sense out of gibberish in this TikTok-famous party game. Designed for 2-20 players and suitable for ages 12+. Loved by kids, teens and adults worldwide.
Buy from Amazon
In LLAMA, you want to dump cards from your hand as quickly as you can, but you might not be able to play what you want, so do you quit and freeze your hand or draw and hope to keep playing?
Each player starts a round with six cards in hand; the deck consists of llama cards and cards numbered 1-6, with eight copies of each. On a turn, the active player can play a card, draw a card, or quit.
MFPA 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle ‘Sleigh Bells Ring’
Buy from MFPA
The MFPA is a partnership of over 800 artists with disabilities who create stunning artistic designs using just their mouths and feet which are then made into cards and products. The sales of which afford the artists financial independence, whilst giving representation to and empowering the disabled community.
This beautiful 500-piece jigsaw is by Lucca Bucchi, perfect to complete as a family and have an open conversation about the artist behind the puzzle.
Buy from Amazon | Suitable age 8+
Squad up with Squishmallows Take4: the family game for any Squishmallows-lover! Looking for a fun group game? In this fast-paced, quick-thinking game, you’ll race to collect 4 of a Squad before your opponents. Choose which of the four cards you want from the ones in play—but watch out. If you reach for the same one as someone else, you’ll have to race to grab the exclusive Benny The Bigfoot Squishmallow in the centre!
Perfect game for game night with your friends, family, at school or at home—no matter where or when you’re bound to love it.
TUG! The Tug of War Trivia Quiz Game
Buy from Amazon
BRILLIANT BOARD GAMES FOR ADULTS & KIDS – Tug Teams Assemble! Get everyone involved in this exciting two-team battle of brains over brawn
The game plays out inside the game box, which unfolds superbly into a mini tug of war arena with suspended rope and flag! Full of guessable 50:50 questions that start easy and get tougher, sparking amusing conversations before your team locks in
If just one team gets it right, they tug towards their side. Let the back-and-forth battle begin! Can your team TUG the flag all the way to your end to win? The stakes rise as questions are worth more as the game goes on, and you can use your Last Chance Tug lifeline to stay in the game
What Do You Meme Family
Buy from Smyths | Suitable age 8+
Think you’ve got what it takes to out meme your friends IRL? Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. Everyone gets to be the judge and pick the best combination of Caption and Photo Cards!
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