Christmas Eve is a good game night and is something the entire family enjoys. This means the games should be easy enough for the younger kids, but a challenging enough to keep the attention of everyone else. Uno is a universal Christmas game that now comes in more interactive ways to play.
This also serves as a way to educate the younger ones. They learn matching, colours, numbers, and reading. Everyone is entertained by the challenge of the game itself. Another good late night game is Old Maid. It becomes more challenging when more than two people are left to play. This makes it harder to figure out the matches you need. A game similar to this that deals with matches without the maid is Go Fish. Other board games like shoots and ladders, snakes and ladders, and candy land all are games of chance.
These games can be played on Christmas morning while waiting on breakfast. There is age or skill level advantage with these games the cards or spinners have total control over the outcome of the game.
The excitement comes in when you are worried about landing on a shoot or ladder that cause you to go back or landing on a square that makes you go back. A Christmas treasure hunt is a game that everyone can play. The way to keep it interesting is to have different list according to age groups. If there is going to be kids you can’t read yet their list would have Christmas pictures of the things they are supposed to find. Another way to separate the skill level while playing the same game is by changing the way the things that need to be found are listed. Adults can be given a list of clue they have to put together to figure out what item they are looking for.
I understand that most people don’t have the time to play board games or videogames, but a little challenge has never harmed anyone, so, if you don’t have any, I suggest you go out and get yourself some of the aforementioned games to play with your family and friends. You won’t waste your money as classic board games never go out of fashion, so you will probably be using them again for the next few decades. Regardless of the game the family will have fun and spend quality time together.