Christmas Family games the teens will be happy to play!

When we have a family gathering around Christmas we always like to play games.

Unfortunately as the age range of our family increases it has become more difficult to find games (other than charades) which aren’t too difficult for the older generation to keep up with, but which keep the teenagers interested. So we have been looking for board games the family will enjoy this Christmas, no matter what their age.

Here are our favourites.

1. Obama Llama 2

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4 – 20 players (teams)

My all-time favourite – this brilliant but hard to explain rhyming game includes guessing phrases like ‘Eiffel Tower taking a shower’ to ‘King Kong playing ping pong’. An absolutely tried and tested beauty and one of the best Christmas family games.

From Amazon – Click to view

2. Santa Banta

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4+ players (teams)

The Christmas version of Obama LLama, new in this year and we have already put it to the test. LOVE it! GET it!

From Firebox Click to view

3. Regional Monopoly

The traditional game with a twist. There are so many regions to choose from, and this is only a tiny snippet of the alphabetical list:

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Up to 8 players. Links in images.

4. Other Monopoly versions include:

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Friends Monopoly

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Game of Thrones Monopoly

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Star Wars Monopoly

5. The Logo Board Game

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Identify images and answer questions based on logos, products and packaging of the UK’s most well-known brands. Great idea for a group of mixed ages.

Up to 6 players – Click to view

6. Best of TV and Movies Board Game

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When it comes to Christmas family games a quiz is always a hit with every generation. Test your knowledge of hundreds of TV shows and movies.

Up to 6 players – Click to view

7. Soundiculous

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A gloriously silly, family-friendly party game of ridiculous sounds. The aim is to get the most points by making ridiculous sounds and guessing what ridiculous sounds other players are making. The sounds range from nice and easy (monkey, train, eating) through to medium (didgeridoo, roller coaster, electric shock) to the truly challenging hard (wrestling, scuba diving, woodpecker) Great idea!

3 – 10 players (teams) – Click to view

8. Scattergories

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A fun, simple game (similar to Animal, Tree, Country, Flower) where you are given a letter and a category and each person has to write down as many things as they can starting with that letter, in a limited time. Good any time of year, but it is up there with my favourite Christmas family games.

Up to 6 players or teams – Click to view

9. Trivial Pursuit Family Edition

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2 – 6 players – Click to view

A version of the original game, but there are different questions for kids and adults. From Amazon

10. Sequence

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This is basically a more challenging evolution of Connect 4, which has amazing reviews. It is perfect for both the kids and the grandparents and doesn’t take too long to play. A brilliant all rounder for a Christmas family games night.

2 – 12 people individually or in teams – Click to view

Have fun! Please let us know what you think of any of these games and any others you have played that we could add to the list! Thanks x


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