December 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Christmas is the best time to crack the board games and these will delight the whole family.
Don’t be afraid of awkward conversations with people you haven’t seen in a year this Christmas. These fun games will keep everyone in the happy mood … unless someone is a sore loser.
Board games have come a long way from snakes and ladders and Monopoly, and there’s no better excuse to invest in some new ones than Christmas.
Here are some of the best available right now – and while most are family-friendly, we’ve selected a couple that are ideal for getting off when the kids have gone to bed …
Orangutwang is a fun jungle game for kids, but adults will love it too.
Take turns hanging fruit from a cute orangutang hanging from a vine … and see how much it can take before going ‘twaaang’ and letting it fly all over the place.
Kids will love this skill and suspense game, and an added bonus is that it doesn’t require batteries.
Buy it for £ 15 from Argos.
The ROXi is more than just a karaoke machine.
The ROXi is the ultimate karaoke machine for at home and perfect for freeing the whole family from their devices and uniting themselves in songs.
Voice control is aimed at the household audience, including families with children and older users. Thanks to its voice control, it can also be used for listening to 40 million songs, dancing, singing, playing music games, yoga, meditation and more.
If you don’t think you can handle another rendition of Let It Go, or if I wish it could be Christmas every day, it can become a therapeutic sound machine for yoga and meditation – to keep you smiling throughout the festival Insane and be there when you adopt a New Years New You mentality.
The set-top box costs £ 99.95, including a 1-year premium music pass from buyroxi.com. An additional ROXi microphone (for duets!) Is available for £ 19.95.
Relative Madness – Hilarious family game
Relative madness can be played by up to 12 people.
Up to 12 people can play this fun game that allows you to choose the funniest answer to an everyday family situation.
Players take turns reading a setup card, such as, “When my brother brought out his new baby to show the family, Grandma blurted out …” ?? Then everyone else chooses one of their punchline cards to end the sentence like: “You are not the father!” or “Someone has made a trip to the land of bad decisions” etc.
The reader selects the funniest one to give that player a point. No two games are ever the same, which means you can play it more than once and have just as much fun.
Buy it on Amazon for £ 25.
Harry Potter Top Trumps Match
Connect 4 is getting a Hogwarts makeover with this fun game.
Think Connect 4, but with your favorite Harry Potter characters!
Suitable for players ages 4 and up. Slide the dice to be the first to find five of your favorite wizarding characters in a row, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Professor Snape, Professor Dumbledore and Voldermort.
All the cubes are packed in the plastic mesh, which means no mess and it’s great for on the go.
Currently available from Wilko at a price of £ 12.75.
The best of Christmas
For people who have played The LOGO Game, the festive edition will be very exciting.
The Best of Christmas is a LOGO style game for festive Christmas fun. If you are unfamiliar with The LOGO Game, then you should check it out too.
In the Christmas version, which cleverly uses a board in the shape of a Christmas tree, you are divided into two teams.
Each correct answer means that you can hang decorations on the tree – the first one on top wins!
Available now for £ 10 at The Works.
This family favorite is better than ever.
The classic board game Articulate has been redesigned and now challenges people to guess these famous phrases.
The team that gets the most sentences right and moves the board the fastest is the winner!
Buy now from Argos for £ 23.
Which came first
The whole family is scratching their heads in this game.
Take a guess and wager your chips on what’s our who’s older in this past party quiz game!
The more you bet, the more you can win, but be careful – get it wrong and you will be in a hurry.
This game is recommended for 2+ players, ages 10+, and has the whole family on the edge of their seats.
Buy now from Amazon for 25 €.
This will excite people who love their devices and social media.
If you think you’ve seen every fake news online you are going to love this game.
The aim is to engage your audience by writing an ad that no one can resist.
Just pick a product, roll the dice, and use the letters to create a juicy piece of clickbait. The player who writes the best slogan wins.
Available on Amazon for £ 17.99.
Disney Guess the Movie
This family game will see who is the biggest fan of Disney.
Are your family Disney movie experts? Well it’s time to put your knowledge to the test with this fun and exciting game.
Take turns rolling the dice and opening the window with the corresponding color for the dice. Each colored window shows part of a picture from a legendary Disney movie, and you have to guess which movie the picture is from.
There are three different difficulty levels to play, which means younger children can join in too.
Buy now for £ 24 on Amazon.
Mist of love
This game will delight fans of romantic comedies.
This two player game lets you play your own romcom – great for people who think the best part of Christmas is watching tons of fun movies.
This brand new (and somewhat complicated) board game allows players to role-play as couples at different stages of a relationship – the perfect gift for friends who have always imagined themselves to be the star of their own love story.
Currently on sale for £ 35 on Amazon.
This game is ideal for those who love the movie – and have nerves of steel.
Love the movie then you will love the game! One player threatens the island of Amity as the three-ton white man, while the other players go hunting as Brody, Hooper and Quint.
This watery game is suitable for 2-4 players and is packed with excitement and strategy for an after-turkey dinner.
Price £ 24.99 from John Lewis.
TV show Monopoly
Who needs Pall Mall when you have Albert Square and Nelson Mandela House?
It’s the game that a family Christmas can either make or break, but Monopoly is now available in special TV show editions.
Only Fools and Horses and EastEnders get the board game treatment – and now you’re battling to buy some of your favorite landmarks on TV.
Both games are available from The Works and cost £ 29.99 each.
This game is perfect for competitive families.
Bounce, flip, stack, hop, roll, blow, balance and catapult your way to victory while relying on your ability to complete a series of skill-based challenges.
Developed for 2-8 players, ages 11+, there are 160 funny, tricky and unheard of challenges to test your skills and challenge other players to beat it!
Buy now on Amazon for the price of 24.99 €.