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One of my family's favorite Christmas traditions is going out a few days before Christmas and buying one or two new board games we can play together. We always try to find new or interesting games we haven't tried before, and it's exciting to learn the rules and test them out together!
Finding a new, exciting board game is one of my absolute favorite parts about Christmas. Over time, my family and I have discovered some fantastic new games that we continue to play throughout the year. One of my favorite board games came from one of these Christmas finds, and I continue to go back to it whenever I'm having a game night.
If your family is anything like mine and loves to play board games together - especially during the holidays - then I know you'll love the games I've found for you today. I hope you and your family have as much fun with these board games as we do!
Created by UnderDog Games
“Coconuts" is an easy-to-learn, exciting board game full of monkeys, cups, and laughter! This game is great for the whole family and the perfect gift this Christmas.
You can start playing Coconuts in less than a minute and gameplay last about 10-20 minutes, so it's the perfect length of time for even young monkeys to enjoy. All ages can play and win!
Created by TwoPointOH Games
Another amazing game to play with your family this Christmas is "Artsy Fartsy," a new spin on the classic drawing game! From dragons to dog farts, there's not much that's off-limits in this fun, fast-paced drawing game. Not to mention, art skills aren't required to enjoy this amazing game!
Form a team with your friends and family to draw, guess, and steal clues that will have everyone laughing before the game is over. This board game is the perfect gift this Christmas - it's great for camping trips, game nights, or sleepovers, and has 234 hilarious cards to keep the game going for as long as you want!
Bad Christmas Movie Bingo
For parents who want to incorporate a little bit of the holidays into their Christmas board games (adults-only edition), "Bad Christmas Movie Bingo" is the game for you! This game is designed to be played with any made-for-TV Christmas movie - yes, you read that right: it works with any of them!
With nearly 150 unique squares representing events, character traits, and plot points (all spread across 15 different BINGO cards), all you have to do is choose a movie, mark off your squares, and get 5 in a row to win. This is perfect for parents who want to have a little fun with their friends during a Christmas-themed game night!
Don't Go Boom
Created by Inspiration Play
“Don't Go Boom" is a fun, fast-paced family card game where the object of the game is to have the lowest score possible. Perfect for players ages 7 and up, "Don't Go Boom" is sure to be an explosively good time!
Points for the game are totaled at the end using the numbers on each player's minefield cards. Bombs can be diffused by matching numbers across rows, columns, or diagonally, so be careful not to have the largest total of numbers at the end, or else you may be the one to go "BOOM!"
Created by Learn With OJO
"Food Battles" is not only a fun game for the family, but it's also a great way to introduce your little ones to human anatomy and help them learn about the major organs in the body, their locations, and their functions. The game primarily focuses on the digestive system and how our diets affect our health, and players must work together to win food battles and gain a healthy, happy human body!
Maintaining a good diet is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, so "Food Battles" helps to encourage your little ones to take an active interest in their bodies and diets!
Stack the Scoops
Created by Vibugo
A perfect game for families with young players, "Stack the Scoops" is an ice-cream-themed family card game for kids ages 5 to 10. Players can earn points by matching base cards, scoop cards, and topping cards, and are able to double or triple their points with double or triple scoop cards!
The easy gameplay and fun, colorful card design is sure to be a favorite with your family. And, as a bonus, this game is a fantastic way for your children to practice their addition and simple multiplication skills while enjoying an exciting game night with their family!
Created by MindWare
"Twizzle" is the twisting tile logic puzzle game that will take family game night to the next level! Twist, click, and solve your way through 360 card combinations ranging in various levels of difficulty.
Players start with one pattern and must twist and shift the wheels until the end pattern is reached. This is a great game of logic and strategy that will help boost your child's confidence and encourage systematic thinking! This game is also great for playing solo or competing against others to see who can solve the puzzle first, so it's the perfect addition to any family game night!
No family game night is complete without a fun trivia game, and "OK Boomer" is just the trivia game you're looking for this Christmas! This is a game that levels the playing field for different generations to compete against each other through a modern take on the classic trivia game.
To win, a player must correctly answer a question from all five of the generational decks, which contain question categories specific to that generation's time period: Entertainment, Trends, Science, Sports, and History.
OK Boomer is the perfect trivia game to bring together families and friends of all generations and decide, once and for all, which is the smartest generation!
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