The tree is resplendent with baubles and fairy lights, and the house is decked with holly and tinsel. The kitchen table is groaning under the weight of favorite dishes cooked up for the holiday and family and friends are due to arrive to celebrate Christmas together. To make the most of the holiday season and appreciate the togetherness it offers fill your home with fun Christmas games you can all enjoy. Take a stand against electronic devices that promote solitary bubbles and invest in some family-friendly games everyone can participate in. Here are some of the top fun games to bring everyone together.
Ditch the top hat and take a trip round this classic board with a roast turkey, a snowman, Santa or a reindeer, as the popular board game is now available in a festive Christmas edition. Advance to a Christmas party or sprouts, and invest your Monopoly cash in Santa’s grotto or his workshop. Just in case the board game leads to squabbles over cheating or choice of tokens, Monopoly set up a special hotline to call to prevent family bust-ups.
Pit your knowledge of holiday trivia against your family members in this fabulously festive Christmas game. This fun format tests your knowledge over five categories: Christmas traditions, carols, movies, stocking stuffers and the North Pole. With over 1200 questions in its arsenal, Christmas Trivia will keep you playing until long after bedtime.
Letters to Santa
This family-friendly card game is based on the Love Letters game and is very popular with younger members of the gathering. Play time is around twenty minutes. Luck and deduction will win the day. This one to keep the children entertained while you grapple with basting the turkey, as it is suitable for 2 – 4 players.
Christmas games don’t have to use a traditional board on the dining room table. Bingo, for instance, can be played in the living room as well as the kitchen. All you need is a flat surface. This game comes complete with a bingo spinner, bingo game cards and bingo chips. Instead of matching numbers to those called this festive edition of the game has players matching Christmas symbols and characters to declare “Bingo”. For a different take on holiday bingo, you can opt for Ugly Sweater Christmas Bingo or Nativity Christmas Bingo.
Reindeer Ring Toss Game
Toss a ring on an inflatable reindeer antler in this enjoyable game that will get everyone on their feet. Christmas games like this will amuse and delight the younger members of the family as they take aim with a ring aimed at the reindeer antlers strapped to your head. Bring this game out to defuse any tension caused by squabbling over Christmas Monopoly.
The Santa Claus Game
Educational and entertaining, the Santa Claus board game offers hours of family fun. Each player gets to give gifts from their present filled sleigh. This game incorporates fun Christmas-themed activities, such as singing a holiday song as players move around the winter wonderland board. Young children adore this game as they act out the role of Santa.