10 Of Best Board Games To Play With Your Family At Christmas

The daily grind of family life [working, bringing your children’s taxi driver, being the personal chef and everything else in between] can sometimes make you feel as if there is a disconnect in the family unit. This could be that each family retreat into their corners of the house and indulge in a different world in separate screen times. And when there’s a disconnect within the family, patience can run extremely thin or the kid can stop cooperating.

However, I feel as though christmas has the magic touch and can – in many cases – have the power to bring a disconnected family back together with smiles ad laughter. Also, board games can be a great way to spend quality time with family and friends.

Here’s my roundup of the best board games to play with your family at christmas and they are not only for kids but also for adults!…


This is a hysterical way to play this classic family with a twist. Draw in the air, what you screen on the screen. You can also use your smartphone or tablet by downloading the Pictionary app – point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they’ll appear, along with their sketch on the screen.

The Game Of Life

Hit the road for a roller-coaster life of adventure, family, pets and a few unexpected surprises. From wanting the family path, starting a career or venturing down a risky road? In this game, the players can make their own choices as they move through the twist and turns of life.

UNO Showdown

If you love to play card games then you’ll enjoy playing UNO Showdown. It’s a matching card game that everyone loves, but with a little twist of an unexpected excitement of a card-shooting smackdown. Once the light sounds and the UNO Showdown unit signal goes off, be the first to push down on the paddle. The quickest player wins the showdown and sends a card flying out of the UNO Showdown unit at their opponents! Then the players have to get rid of all the cards by matching them to the card shown on top of the deck. When players are down to one card, they must remember to yell UNO!


Looking for a game that combines friends, skill, suspense, laughter and a little luck? You’ll find that it’s easy at the beginning, but as more wood blocks you take out and place on top, is when the tower starts to get unsteady. Leaving players to feel on the edge of their seats, trying to keep the tower from tumbling. It’s a great game for parties, and family games night and the rule are easy enough to understand for the whole family to play.


Cluedo is another classic mystery board game, where you have to figure out who did the murder by gathering information and eliminating suspects, rooms and weapons. Ideal for whiling away the hours at christmas.

Trivial Pursuit

Why not play a game where you can put your knowledge to the test with this classic Trivial Pursuit board game? This updated family version now features new questions and faster gameplay, and a chance to win a wedge on any space. You can also play it individually or in teams. The game aims to earn each of the 6 category wedges and answer a final question correctly to win.

The 6 categories are Entertainment, Geography, History, Sports and Leisure, Arts and Literature, and science and nature – also you can choose your category on wild spaces.

The Floor is Lava !

This game is much more than a board, this family game promotes physical activity [as the floor in lava] an active imagination and engaging excitement for kids and adults.

The Logo Board Game

There are 368 games 6 playing pieces and answer questions on the brand we all know and love. UK’s favourite logo team game, which can be played with 2 to 6 players and is suitable for 12+.


This a classic board that has been loved by generations and it always spells F-U-N! This board game consisting of interlocking words, crossword fashion, onto a playing board. It challenges players to spell out words using tiles with various score values. 2 to 4 players, can play this board and can be play by anyone who is 10 years or over.

Catch Phrase

Love watching the hit TV show, then you’ll will love playing this family card board game. Go head-to-head with you opponent to see who will be crowned Catch Phrase champion!

What are your favourite board games? And what board do to love playing with the christmas over the christmas period?


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