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The Top 10 Best Christmas Board Games For The Family

Christmas board games are an essential part of any festive celebration. This is a time for bonding and tradition. For setting aside any distractions and making time for those special people in your life.

However, finding the best family board games for Christmas is no whimsical pursuit, and the search can be a challenge all unto itself – even before the dice have been rolled and the trivia questions asked.

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So, capture the spirit of this oh-so important part of the year, and make life easier on yourself.

We have scoured through the best Christmas board games available, meaning that you don’t have to.

Sit back, relax, and get your game face on. It’s time for some friendly competition… mostly friendly — at least.

  1. Trivial Pursuit (Family Edition)
  2. Play That Tune
  3. I Moustache You A Question
  4. Drop The Beat
  5. Phone Frenzy
  6. Who Am I? (Christmas Edition)
  7. Ready, Steady, Sculpt! (Celebrity Edition)
  8. World’s Smallest Topple Tower
  9. Cards Against Humanity (Family Edition)
  10. Monopoly (Nightmare Before Christmas Edition)
  1. Trivial Pursuit (Family Edition)
    £30.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Trivial Pursuit (Family Edition)

    Trivial Pursuit can be a tough one when it comes to family.

    Yes, we all know there’s a Trivial Pursuit 1980’s edition tucked away in the wardrobe somewhere, but that’s not quite fair on the kids now, is it?

    The questions are tricky, and Bon Jovi isn’t any child’s trivia specialty. So, apologies to all parents looking for an easy victory; it’s time to even the odds. These are ‘family’ gifts for Christmas, after all.

    Indeed, the best Christmas board games are fair for all participants. As such, this edition is targeted specifically at families, including question cards for both adults and children.

    Swallow your pride, adults of the world – the kids may just win this one!

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  2. Play That Tune
    £7.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Play That Tune

    Any musical instrument players in the house?

    If the answer is no, there’s never been a better time to learn. New Year is just around the corner, so start on those resolutions early!

    Well, that is if you want to become proficient at the kazoo… The flute may have to wait.

    Presenting a series of pop songs, theme tunes, and nostalgic nursery rhymes, you’ll have to put yours and your family’s knowledge to the test.

    Play them as best you can, and hope your fellow teammates can discern the music from the noise.

    With multiple difficulty levels, this is an excellent Christmas board game for players of all ages.

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  3. I Moustache You A Question
    £16.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    I Moustache You A Question

    Movember is making the rounds late this year with this Christmas board game…

    Titled ‘I Moustache You A Question’, it is your prerogative to grow out the fullest moustache by answering the most questions correctly.

    Suitable for four to six players and featuring 600 questions (300 kids’ and 300 adults’), everyone can join in on the laughs.

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  4. Drop The Beat
    £16.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Drop The Beat

    You’ve surely mastered the kazoo after hours of practice. So, why not become a Jack of all trades? And if Jack can’t hack the rap, well then, he best step back from that victory plaque…

    It’s time to put those lungs to the test as you belt out some absolute bangers that would make even Eminem blush.

    Pick your subject card, and get creative with those lyrical kicks and flips, relating to all manner of random, hysterical topics.

    But remember to keep it PG, folks! There are kids in the room…

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  5. Phone Frenzy
    £9.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Phone Frenzy

    Can’t pull the kids away from their phones? Not to worry. With this Christmas board game, a bit of digital release is exactly what’s on the cards – quite literally!

    Presenting the Phone Frenzy Game which presents a series of fun challenges for you and your family – suitable for participants ages 12 and up.

    From taking a selfie with your eyes closed to recording the best dance moves, this game avoids any unwanted distractions and truly puts the social in anti-social.

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  6. Who Am I? (Christmas Edition)
    £7.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Who Am I? (Christmas Edition)

    Who am I? A classic game. Simple. But, effective.

    Encompassing a variety of recognisable fictional characters and famous real-life figures, the whole family will have to guess who they are, using only the hints they can ascertain from a limited number of questions.

    Smack those glasses on, and get that mind working in overdrive because you’ll be kicking yourself harder than Santa tumbling down that chimney if you don’t get it right!

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  7. Ready, Steady, Sculpt! (Celebrity Edition)
    £12.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Ready, Steady, Sculpt! (Celebrity Edition)

    Put those creative skills to the test, and sculpt a variety of celebrities in a way that would make even Picasso step back and go ‘wow’…

    Or, you know, get just about close enough for someone to recognise them – anyone. Anyone. At. All.

    Yeah, that sounds about right to us!

    Presenting a game in a league of its own, it is without a doubt one of the best board games for Christmas time.

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  8. World's Smallest Topple Tower
    £6.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    World's Smallest Topple Tower

    Jenga is a staple in the games cupboard… We’ve been there before. Seen it all. What else is new?

    Wait a minute! Hold up, hold up! You haven’t seen nothing yet. This is Jenga on another stratosphere, or should we say microsphere? We present to you: the World’s Smallest Topple Tower, perfect as a Christmas board game.

    It is a lot of fun and the kids will surely agree, as they may have you beat here. Little fingers do have their applications after all.

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  9. Cards Against Humanity (Family Edition)
    £29.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Cards Against Humanity (Family Edition)

    Cards Against Humanity—not for the kids, right? Right? Wrong!

    No need to shield their innocent ears from any of the goings on here. Everything’s peachy!

    With cards created to initiate an uncontrollable burst of laughter from the younger ones of the family, even the adults will find themselves chuckling at these rude—but, of course, age-appropriate—comedy gold responses.

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  10. Monopoly (Nightmare Before Christmas Edition)
    £29.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Monopoly (Nightmare Before Christmas Edition)

    You knew it was coming. It just had to be… Monopoly. The gift that keeps on giving!

    Depending on the family, this is one of those Christmas board games with either highly positive connotations or, well, it’s probably best not to talk about it. One table flipped is one too many…

    On the bright side, it’s Christmas! Yay! Round two, anyone? What can go wrong this year?

    And this edition of the hit game is Christmas themed too. Exciting! And we’ll ignore the ‘Nightmare’ part of The Nightmare Before Christmas because this one is going to be a doozy, we promise!

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Michael Adamson

Michael Adamson

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Michael is a life-long fan of all things DC Comics, Marvel, and Star Wars. When he's not reading comics, Michael can be found playing football or running — that is, if he's not injured... again.