Christmas Games For Families – 10 Board games To Choose From!

It is going to be Christmas in less than 2 weeks and most of you would already have plans for Christmas. Whether you do or you don’t, all families would be looking for entertainment ideas for the day. Christmas is a time for families to spend time together and bond with each other. Playing games is a great way to have fun and bond together. Here are my suggestions for some Christmas games for families to play and bond together:


Game: Scrabble Original Board Game

Price : £14.99

Where to buy:

Ages: 10 years+

Players: 2 to 4

Description: Everybody knows scrabble. Test your vocabulary and see who wins – adults or children! Game consists of making interlocking words in a crossword fashion.

Younger children can also play this game by making three letter words with their tiles without interlocking the words without using the board!

Each letter gives points and whoever scores the highest wins! Easier said then done especially when you are stuck with letters you don’t want! Even worse when your child makes bigger words than you!



Game: Monopoly(original game)

Price : £13.49

Where to buy:

Ages: 8 years+

Players: 2 to 6

Description: What better game to play during Christmas then good old Monopoly. Play this game and relive your childhood. This game teaches youngsters how to negotiate, be social as well as improve their mathematical skills and also how to handle money. This game can be played by parents, grandparents too. I sill remember playing this classic game with my Grandmother years ago! Available on Amazon at a reasonable price. Beware the pound notes are still very thin just like before!




Game: Headbanz

Price : £8.99

Where to buy:

Ages: 7 years+

Players: 2 to 6

Description: A quick question game -“What am I ?” Answer to which everybody knows except you ! Guess the answer and you win. A fun game for people of all ages! Reasonably priced game, it takes ages for anybody to win but easy enough for all ages.


Game: Pictionary Board Game(Mattel Games)

Price : £20.99

Where to

Ages: 3 years+

Players: 4

Description: Draw a clue card, sketch it out and let your team-mates guess it. Everybody gets a turn at drawing. Lot of fun and laughter as your team members try guessing what word you are drawing! So how good are you at drawing? Find out with this game!


The Yes No Game

Game:The Yes No Game

Price : £7.28

Where to buy:

Ages: 8 years+

Players: 2-6

Description: A fast and furious game where answering Yes or No gets you dinged out by the bell. One player takes a card and reads the questions to the opponent. If opponent answers Yes or No, they get dinged by the bell and the player can keep the card. If they answer all question up to the end, the opponent keeps the card. The player who has most cards is the winner.

Rudolph Red Nose Game

Game:Rudolph Red Nose Game

Price : £4.49

Where to buy:

Ages: For all ages

Players: 35

Description: This game is like pin the tail on the donkey game changed specifically for Christmas. Each player has to put the red sticker on the target on Rudolph’s nose after spinning round 3 times blindfolded. The player whose sticker is nearest to the target is the winner.

Please note that blindfold is not included . You can just use a scarf or a cloth to cover the eyes.





Price : £7.99

Where to buy:

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2 and over

Description: This game is perfect to add fun for parties or for family nights. This game challenges you to place your hands and feet at different places on the mat without falling over. If your knees or elbows touch the mat, you are out of the game! All members of the family can find out how flexible they are with this game! So how flexible are you?


Asmodee Dobble Card Game

Game: Asmodee Dobble Card Game

Price : £9.99

Where to buy:

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2-8

Description:Addictive fun for the entire family. 5 different ways to play this game. The goal of the game, no matter which game you choose, is to be the fastest in spotting identical symbols between two cards, name it aloud and then take the card and then place or discard the game depending on the game you are playing. Since there is no strategy for the game, and is based on your reactions and visual perceptions, there is no advantage adults have over the children. Let’s see who is faster, adults or children!


Game: Qwirkle

Price : £27.90

Where to buy:

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2-4

Description: You have to match the colours and shapes. While the game is simple and quick to learn, you need to play it strategically in order to score points and win. So are you ready to tax your brains?


Hasbro Gaming Classic Jenga

Game: Hasbro Gaming Classic Jenga

Price : £11.90

Where to buy:

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 1+

Description: This game contains 54 precision crafted hardwood blocks. Remove blocks without crashing the tower! Stack up (stack sleeve included)and pull a loose block. Perfect family or a party game! Hours of fun included!

So which game is your favourite? Do you play games during Christmas? My favourite is Pictionary – I can’t stop laughing at my own drawings!












4 Replies to “Christmas Games For Families – 10 Board games To Choose From!”

  1. Ohhh! This is the perfect blog post for me! My husband, my son and I LOVE to play board games! We have so much fun together when we play! It really helps us sleep better too when we do it after dinner and before bed time, I find. 🙂 We do not wait for Christmas… every day is a good day to play! 🙂 Monopoly is one of my son’s favorite! And Dobble is one of mine! Pictionary is a great classic! I used to play it with my students when I was teaching French as foreign language. It’s a great way to practice learning new vocabulary in a fun way. 🙂  I really think families should play more board games together! Thanks for this joyful post! Nathalie 

    1. I agree with you Nathalie. Board games should be played everyday ! It is so much fun to play as a family. That is a good routine you have got –  to play a game before bedtime! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Great and timely article. As a grand parent I really enjoy shopping for games for my grand kids. I fondly remember playing some of these games when I was a child (yes, some of them have been around THAT long). Some I don’t recognize and will definitely take a second look at when wrapping up my Christmas shopping this week. 

    I did see some on the shelf  while out shopping this past weekend that seemed a bit over the top though. A game where you pass a plastic puppy around, hoping that it doesn’t pee on you?  A twist on the old ‘hot potato’ game for sure. But I think I’ll pass on that one thank-you-very-much. 

    1. Thanks for your comment David. Yes, that does sound gross about the puppy toy!  I am sure your grandkids must be waiting eagerly for their Christmas gift from their Grandfather! I used to play a lot of games with my Grandmother too! She didn’t like losing and was very competitive 🙂

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