14 best Christmas party games, according to reviews
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means Christmas is even closer than anyone probably thought. Not only is it time to bring out your most festive decorations, but it’s also time to start preparing for parties of all kinds. While you’re busy planning menus and guest lists, don’t forget to come up with some fun activities to keep your guests entertained once they arrive.
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas or just want to try something new this year, we’ve found a few best-selling and top-rated games you can buy right now.
Best Christmas Party Games, According to Buyers
The Hygge game
Whether it’s a family reunion or an informal get-together with people who may not know each other very well, this game of over 300 questions is designed to spark a ‘warm conversation’ and will everyone at ease in no time. “It was wonderful to move the conversation to areas where we normally don’t venture out. I felt like it helped us feel closer as a family,” said a five-star Amazon reviewer. .
Indoor fake snowballs
A snowball fight is a staple activity in winter, but if the lawn is still green, you can have fun indoors with these plush snowballs. Divide your party into teams and lead an impromptu fight indoors with these adorable snowballs that are soft enough that you don’t have to worry about broken windows. “[They’re] easy to grip, [which makes] it’s fun for seniors to join in the action with family and friends, ”wrote one reviewer.
Holiday bowling game
Bowling takes a festive twist with these Christmas pins and red bowling balls. Everyone is sure to have fun with this set of miniatures. It’s perfect for indoor use with only nine inch high pins and four inch diameter bowling balls. The small size also allows for easy installation and storage. “The children had a lot of fun playing as well as the adults. [It’s] made of good quality so [it] doesn’t break easily, ”wrote a reviewer from Oriental Trading.
Christmas Fun Mad Libs: Deluxe Christmas Stocking Edition
Mad Libs is a classic game that involves everyone and is sure to keep the party laughing. “At the end of the first one, we were rolling on the floor with tears streaming down our faces. It’s a great stocking stuffer and a fun new tradition!” shared a review from Amazon.
Christmas Rush Card Game
This fast paced card game is sure to get everyone excited from the start. As familiar holiday phrases fill the air, your objective is to collect four identical cards to get a Game Token and beat the Christmas Rush. Five- to 10-minute games keep everything moving and up to eight people can play at the same time. “The opportunities for laughter were endless,” wrote one five-star reviewer, recounting his experience.
Pin the nose on the snowman
Play this festive version of pinning the tail on the donkey, except it’s pinning the nose on the snowman! The kit includes 10 paper noses, a snowman face without a nose, and two headbands. Anyone can have fun, but the kids will definitely love this one. “The kids will laugh and have fun trying to put their nose in exactly the right place,” said one reviewer before calling it a must-have.
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer board game
Help Rudolph and his friends on their journey across the North Pole to find and deliver the Misfit toys in this Candyland-esque board game. Up to four people can play as Rudolph, Hermey the Misfit Elf, Yukon Cornelius, or the Abominable Snowman at a time. It has an average of 4.7 stars and over 200 verified five-star ratings.
No need to come up with charade ideas on your own anymore. This Christmas game comes with two stacks of cards that tell you exactly what to play and how long you need to play. While some cards may be more difficult to represent than others, they are guaranteed to make everyone laugh. One reviewer liked it so much after a coworker brought it to a working lunch, they had to get it for themselves!
Christmas friendly quarrel game
Avoid long delivery times with this best-selling printable game. The Family Feud style game has been rebranded as Friendly Feud so you can play it with anyone and everyone. “[It’s a] a great way to spend the holidays even from a distance! ”exclaimed a buyer.
‘Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game
If you’re looking for a classic board game, you can’t go wrong with trivia. Test your guests’ knowledge of everything holiday-related, from movie and TV questions to puzzles about Christmas carols and traditions from around the world. This set has over 850 verified five-star ratings and an average of 4.4 stars.
Deer Antler Ring Toss Game
Bring the carnival fun into your home with a holiday flair. These inflatable antlers can be worn as a hat or placed on any surface as guests aim to hang one of the 12 rings. “We had so much fun with it on Christmas Day and I couldn’t believe the air was holding because I had put air in it almost two weeks before Christmas and the air was holding,” said one anybody.
Christmas Bingo Game
No one will be left behind in this Christmas bingo game which includes 40 player cards, 32 caller tokens and two calling cards. It has an average of 4.4 stars and over 500 verified five-star ratings. One reviewer said the set is sturdy enough to use year after year, and even swaps the paper markers for candy for an added incentive.
Kids and adults alike will love this festive version of Monopoly. Up to six people can play at a time, doing their best to spread the Christmas cheer without going broke. “Families don’t spend enough time together having fun. That’s how it starts!” a recent reviewer encouraged.
Throw bean bag at Santa’s cookies
Everyone knows Santa Claus is a busy man. Throw him some cookies before he goes with this beanbag toss game. The set includes a wooden game board, a support pole, and five bean bags, so you have plenty of chances to perfect your goal. Critics have called it a fun game for kids and adults alike.
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