Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a family board game. After the presents have been opened and the turkey has been devoured, it’s great to gather the family for some festive fun. Every year there’s a new must have game, but which Christmas games are in my top five this year??
1. Speak Out – Surly everyone has now heard of this game. If not then you must have been living under a rock! The internet is overflowing with hilarious videos of people trying to guess their teammates phrases. If you’re looking for a giggle this should be right up your street. But you better be quick! The game is proving a popular choice and as a result is selling out fast.
I couldn’t resist including this video of a Grandma playing. Out of all the ones I’ve watched, this has to be the funniest!
2. Cards Against Humanity – Certainly not my first option for Christmas day although if your friends are popping over Boxing Day it’s an excellent option…providing none of them offend to easily. It describes itself as a party game for horrible people and that’s exactly what it is. Whilst reminding myself of the basic rules (last person who pooped goes first) I discovered that the game is available to download online for FREE. I’ve included the PDF here which you can use to make your own Cards Against Humanity!
3. 5 Second Rule – Just to be clear I’m talking about the game, not dropping food on the floor and still eating it! I first played this game at my friend’s house on Christmas day a couple of years back. Since then it’s been a firm favourite of mine. Players are asked to “Name 3…” of something within 5 seconds. Successfully name 3 and you get to move a space on the board. First to the end wins. It sounds simple but when the pressures on silly answers slip out! This game will definitely be making an appearance in our house this year!
4. Articulate – A Christmas classic! Players divide into teams consisting of describers and guessers. The describer has 30 seconds to describe words from different categories to the guessers. How many the guessers get correct determines how far around the board your team move. It’s a sure-fire way to get the party going.
5. Charades – Another classic which I’m sure everyone is familiar with. It’s a game which the whole family can enjoy. It can also be played using household items most people will already have making it a cost effective solution for those not wanting to splash the cash.
What games will you be playing this Christmas? Do you have a family favourite?
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