One of the best parts about Christmas day is that it’s possibly the only day in the year that everyone puts down their smart phones and tablets and actually spends some quality time together as a family.
Christmas family board games are a great way to bond with your kids and relatives after Christmas dinner, have a laugh and unwind as you let your Christmas dinner settle.
Pass The Pud Family Game
This after-dinner word game for players aged 8+ Includes a jingling Christmas pudding timer. Players must answer questions from 5 different categories before passing the pud to the next player. If you’re caught with the pudding when it lets out a belch, you lose! Great fun for all the family that is sure to be a huge hit at your Christmas dinner.
I can see this one getting out of hand once you’ve had a few drinks! Someone gets to be the reindeer and wear the inflatable reindeer antlers. Everyone else can take it in turn to throw the rings onto the antlers. Whoever lands the most rings on the antlers wins!
Who’s got frozen fever this Christmas? This Frozen board game with light-up magical ice palace will be loved by the lucky kids that get to play it after Christmas dinner this year. Not just for kids, the whole family can join in the fun
Pinatas are pretty new to the party scene in the UK but have really become popular – no surprise when you think how much fun hitting a giant container with a stick to be showered with sweets must be! Pinatas are not just for birthday parties – this reindeer pinata is perfect for Christmas and can be used as a decoration and filled with treats of your choice.
Even the youngest kids will quickly understand how to play snap and it’s a game where small children can easily beat the grownups. This Christmas version with beautiful illustrations of snowmen, santa, presents and so on is great fun to play in the run-up to Christmas and as the name of each item is also printed on this card, it’s a good way to develop reading skills.
Who am I? Is a classic party game that all members of the family can join in with. Each player wears a different festive hat and has a card with the name of a well-known person inside the brim. They then have to ask take it in turns to ask questions to try and figure out who they are. The first person to guess correctly wins!
This festive bingo game is fun for all the family to play after Christmas dinner and the pictoral cards means that even the youngest players can join in. It also makes a fun stocking filler for kids or adults.
This is a Christmas version of the popular game, Love Letters, that is great for kids. It’s a simple game based on 16 cards that represent different Christmas characters. The aim is to try and get your letter to Santa, knocking out the other characters in the process.
This game is a hilarious way to combine after-dinner chocolates with a fun Christmas game. Spin the wheel to get a challenge and eat one of the 12 sprout shaped chocolates and one turkey shaped chocolate – most of them have a delicious centre filling but if you’re unlucky you might get a sprout-flavoured chocolate! Have your cameras at the ready to catch the reaction!
Anything with a Frozen theme is sure to big a big hit with the kids this Christmas and this game with the same idea as pin the tail on the donkey will be great fun for the whole family. Game can be enjoyed by up to 8 players and comes with a blindfold mask.
If you’re looking for a way to keep the youngest members of the family entertained over Christmas, this could be the game for you! Math colours and shapes and develop language and mental skills at the same time as having some festive fun.
In this festive board game, Santa (you!) needs to make sure all his presents are delivered on time. Starting in the workshop, make your way across the rooftops to deliver presents but beware of the pitfalls! First player to deliver all their presents wins. Suitable for 2-6 players aged 5+
Another game inspired by pin the tail on the donkey, this one with a Christmasy Rudolph poster and a sheet of red stickers for his nose. As there are 35 stickers included, loads of people can play this game and the poster is massive – A2 sized and premium quality print. Great for Christmas parties. Includes certificate to present to the winner.
And here’s the final pin the nose on the donkey inspired Christmas game. Kids will love wearing the penguin mask and helping the snowman find his carrot nose. this game is suitable for up to 8 players and fun for the whole family.