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Festive games are so much fun. They are seasonal and relevant to the moment and they can often be a little different from some of the other games that you might usually play throughout the year.
There is no denying that Christmas is a time for families to spend together. It is your chance to enjoy each other’s company without the worry of work, or school, and it even gives you the opportunity to see people and extended family that you may not have seen for a while. It is the most wonderful time of the year. The evenings are dark, the Christmas lights are glistening, and there is an excuse to eat all of the tasty food and enjoy a few merry drinks.
Not only can you spend time together, but with many families, there is also that competitive nature that comes into play. This is where you can actually use some of the time you have to enjoy playing games together. Children love the chance to sit and play something with their parents and their family and it is a great way to avoid those screens for a little while.
Festive Games to Play this Christmas
What are the best family games with a festive feel? I have done all of the research for you and come up with a list of amazing festive games that the whole family will love this Christmas. They make great gift ideas. I hope it gives you a little inspiration this Christmas.
The Very Merry Christmas Game
Buy From: Amazon
The Very Merry Christmas Game is the Family Game of Presents, Crackers, Christmas Songs… and Sprouts!
Move around the board collecting presents (present cards) to put in your stocking. Presents have a value depending on whether they’re nice… or naff. Presents can also be given to other players – particularly the bad ones! You can take other players’ gifts off them and this is decided on the pull of a cracker.
All players’ presents are placed face down in the stocking so nobody knows what they’ve got but there are opportunities to take a sneaky look to find out which ones to get rid of and which ones to keep. Land on the singing space and you have to sing a verse from a Christmas song or carol to avoid losing one of your gifts!
Watch out for the two dreaded sprout cards as they could have a bad effect and make you lose out… The player with the best presents at the end of the game is the winner. All the joys of Christmas of a festive game in this one box!
- Presents, crackers, festive songs and sprouts…
- All the fun of Christmas in one box!
- Compete to grab the most lavish set of presents for your stocking.
- The perfect family festive board game for Christmas
- For ages 8 to adult
Christmas Express Game
Buy From: Amazon
Climb aboard the Christmas Express and join this jolly journey through a winter wonderland as you race to be the first to get to the North Pole. The aim of the game is to be the first player to travel along the train track from the Home Station to the North Pole Station. You’ll have to avoid the Hustle Bustle, the Reindeer Crossings, the Snow Storms and maybe the naughty elf, but keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh as he could help you on your way.
Land at a Station and you can move again, or land on a bridge and take a shortcut. Or play 3 of a kind and move directly to the next station… there are many ways to be first to the North Pole Station. Christmas Express is a great family board game for those that believe in Santa, and those that wish they still did. For ages 6+
- Large colourful playing board
- 8 player tokens
- 4 stands
- 51 numbered cards
- 14 speciality cards
- A full set of rules
Christmas Games Card Game
Buy From: Zavvi
Introduce some fun and chuckles into your Christmas celebrations with this festive game from Cheatwell. The Christmas Games Card Game is filled with a broad selection of quirky quizzes, cheeky challenges and classic family favourites there’s something for everyone.
Love Actually Monopoly
Buy From: Ryman
Everyone’s favourite feel-good Christmas film now has its own board game and what better board game is there than Monopoly? With this Love Actually Monopoly, you will be able to enjoy hours of fun and maybe the odd argument.
Travel around the board, moving from one location to another and trade your way to success with this customised Love Actually Monopoly Board Game. The board includes all of the key bits of the film from The Airport to the Film Set for you to purchase or land on and owe rent and taxes.
- Customised Tokens – Choose your favourite Love Actually token, tour your favourite sites and accumulate fortunes, but watch out for taxes, jail and bankruptcy
- Buy your favourite Love Actually sites – Advance to Mark’s Apartment, Jamie’s Cottage and Karen and Harry’s House – will you owe rent or reap the rewards?
- Custom Houses and Hotels – Invest in houses and hotels and trade your way to success
Be sure to check out our other Christmas Gift Guides!
Win The Very Merry Christmas Game
To help you to kickstart the festive season this year with a new festive game to enjoy as a family, we have The Very Merry Christmas Game to giveaway.
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