Best Board Games for the Holidays
OH NO! You have people coming over for the holidays and you have to keep them entertained! What shall you do!? A good old-fashioned game night will get everyone off their smart phones and keep them entertained. Here's are 10 great games to keep all ages entertained. Not all games are good for everyone in the family, so I've broken down who each game is for. Happy holidays!
This classic matching game is fun and just challenging enough for the little ones to keep them entertained. They'll love the different faces of the Minions from the popular Despicable Me movies. And let's face it, we all still like to play this game from time to time!
Kids love all things Frozen, and this cute game will be no exception. Kid's pop the bubble to save Olaf in this version of the classic game, Trouble! You play this game as your favorite Frozen character, and your job is to travel around Arendelle to save Olaf. Perfect for kids 3 and up, but the small pieces aren't good for the really little ones.
This is a fun game to see who knows who best in your family... OR who's a good guesser! You'll answer questions like, "What celebrity would be the most fun at a birthday party?" or "Who has the nicest teeth of anyone in the family?" Hilarious, and fun, and a great way to get to know your people! Good for ages 7 and up!
It's Clue. It's classic. Need I say more?
Probably one of the best games released recently, this comparison game is a party fave that's sure to get everyone laughing and having a blast. You have a word that the "judge" places upright, and everyone has cards in their hands that they have to match to what they think the Judge would pick as representing that word. It's easier than I just made it sound, and good for ages 10 and up, or really smart younger kids!
It's a combo of several games into one. You'll be drawing, humming, doing charades, playing with clay and more! SUPER fun but if you have a competitive family like I do, it can get heated! But we always have a blast and I'm sure you will too. Younger kids may need assistance from the older folks, but pretty much every one 8 and up can play this game!
One of my family's absolute FAVORITE games is Taboo! You have a word you try to get your team to guess, but you can't say the most obvious words to get them to guess quickly. Inside jokes are the best way to win this game. 11 and up just because the timed element of it can frustrate younger kids, and they may not know what some of the words are. This game gets loud and crazy fast. My brother and I are banned from being on the same team because we have so many inside jokes we win every time! Have fun with this one, and if you want to take me and my brother on, challenge accepted!
This is one of the best games for nerds EVER. You have a list of random categories and you roll the dice to get a letter. Then you secretly write down something for each category that has to start with the letter rolled. You get a point for each thing you can write, UNLESS someone else has written the same thing, or you've made something up. Get ready for some fun discussions when items are challenged. This is for teens and above! Rock on, nerds!
This game seems innocent but can get ugly fast! Because you are forming alliances and trading to expand your settlements, things can get heated fast! That being said, the more you play, the more you want to keep playing. You'll be there all night. For real. LOVE this game, and highly recommend it! Ages 12 and up as long as they can grasp strategy, bluffing, and doing what it takes to win!
ADULTS ONLY! This game is not for kids, not is if for the easily offended. If you've got a Friendsgiving or other adult only event, this is the one to play. It's basically an adult version of Apples to Apples, but the cards are not for the faint of heart. It's hilarious and completely over the top, but only if you have a twisted sense of humor!