Christmas is all about one thing for certain families and this is Christmas Board Games. What better way to celebrate the family coming together during the festive period than by playing one of these games, but which one should you fork out your hard-earned cash for and which ones should you avoid?
Here are our recommendations for the best must-have Christmas Board Games:
In a Wobble – £9.99
This is a hilarious game that features a wobbly pen and a board and each player has to draw something for their team to guess within a time limit. Can you keep a steady hand when all around you are giggling away?
Uno Emoji – £9.99
This Uno Emoji game features cards with all the Emoji faces and symbols and each player has to get rid of all their cards in order to win. There are a few new rules with this pack however, including one where the player next to you has to make the emoji expression on your card. Contains 112 cards plus instructions. For 2 to 10 players, ages 7 and older.
5 Second Rule – 12.49
This is a fast-paced game that allows you to say whatever comes into your mind but in under 5 seconds. Can you name as many answers as possible within the time limit? Family fun for a great price.
Egged On 14.99
A kind of egg roulette challenge, this game involves each player taking turns to spin the wheel and picking a plastic egg where they then have to press it to their heads. Some are filled with water and some aren’t. If you get soaked you are out of the game.
Igloo Mania 15.00
You have to remove the ice blocks without Pete noticing using the ice picks. If the igloo falls down you lose. You can remove the dome for older players or leave it for the younger ones. The winner is the one that removes all the blocks without it falling.
Squawk The Egg-splosive Chicken Game – £16.49
Just roll the dice, press the chicken’s chest the number of times shown on the dice, she’ll give a “SQUAWK!” If she lays an egg you have to crack it open and see if the token inside land egg side up or chick side up. Egg side up: you’re out of luck this time, and it’s the next player’s turn. Chick side up: you get to collect a chick token. If there’s no egg it is the next player’s turn.
Very Merry Christmas Game – £18.00
Everything you can imagine that Christmas represents is in this box, from the presents, to crackers, Christmas carols, even the Brussel sprouts. Play with the whole family dishing out presents along the way and find out at the end how generous they have really been.
Safe Breaker – £19.99
Any budding spies in the family will love this safe breaker game. Simply use the fingerprint scanner and spy gear ear piece to listen to clues. Use the cards to give you clues and the fingerprint scanner to test the number. Collect the gold coins but stay away from the alarm bell coins, they alert the police and you will have to give all the coins you’ve won back.
Monopoly Gamer – £24.99
This allows you to play as either Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, or Donkey Kong where you win if you can manage to defeat Bowser at the end. Earn points by purchasing properties, collecting coins and beating the bosses.
Word Slam – £25.34
This is one of those Christmas board games where all the family can take part. A fascinating communication game where two teams play against each other at the same time. Designate an interpreter for each team who has to describe a word for his team using no words at all. They do have more than 100 explanatory cards available however.
Beasts of Balance – £69.00
One of our favourite Christmas board games and award-winning too! A new game of skill, strategy and creation where you haev to create your own worlds. Make the tallest tower you can and send in your created beasts but be careful, if the tower falls the world ends!