Family Games For Thanksgiving & Christmas

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You can’t beat a family game over the holidays! During Thanksgiving and Christmas, we gather with family and friends for feasting and entertainment. With kids of all ages (and grownups too) looking for something fun to do after dinner, having a few tried and tested games to hand it a must. A great family game should be easy for the younger ones to understand and follow, clever enough to keep those tricky teenagers entertained, and one that Grandma can join in with too.

Our Wicked Uncle elves try all our games to make sure they pass the “great for families” stress test. From silly scavenger hunts to brainy puzzles, here our selection of the very best family games for the holidays.

Best games for Thanksgiving and Christmas:

  1. Beat That!
  2. Pencil Nose
  3. Liar Liar!
  4. Burger Balance
  5. The Upside Down Challenge
  6. Dance Charades
  7. Stinky Pig
  8. I Spy Eagle Eye
  9. Charades for Kids
  10. Scavenger Hunt

1 Beat That! ,  $39.99 $39.99

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It's the most wonderful (and wacky) time of the year!

In this bonkers game, you win points by betting on your ability to complete wacky challenges using common household objects! All players attempt the exact same challenges — bounce two balls into two cups at the same time using only one hand. Stack four dice using only chopsticks in less than 30 seconds. You’ll be in hysterics this holiday season as you watch the whole family trying to bounce, flip, roll and stack their way to victory.

2 Pencil Nose ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Draw with your snout!

This hilarious guess-the-drawing game is a fun twist on an old classic. Pick a card and then use the special pencil nose glasses to draw the clue on the erasable drawing pad. Whoever guesses the clue wins the turn. Suitable for four or more players, which makes this one a great game for family get-togethers. Who nose what kind of masterpieces you’ll come up with!

3 Liar! Liar! - Pants on Fire! ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Who's been telling lies?

Put your lying skills to the test with this silly card game! Roll the dice to select a ‘fact’ from a card. Each card has three ‘facts’ — two are true, and the other one is completely and utterly made-up. Slap on your best poker face because it’s your job to convince your opponents that you’re telling the truth! Who’s the better liar -- grandma or dad? Perfect for 2-8 players, or you can divide up into teams.

4 Burger Balance - Relish the challenge! ,  $19.99 $19.99

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Flame-grilled game of daring and balance!

Take turns to stack burger fillings in this quirky wooden game of balance. This whimsical wooden game contains 40 colorful pieces to stack. Slot each piece into the burger, building outwards - but don't topple it over! Work together to build a crazy take-away tower or use crafty stacking techniques to set up your friends for failure - fantastic fun!

5 The Upside Down Challenge ,  $33.99 $33.99

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Turning your world upside down... literally!

Discover the world upside down in this hilarious family game! Simply put the goggles on and everything will be flipped upside down, from here you'll be tasked to complete lots of challenges! A brilliant game for the whole family to play over the festive season!

6 Dance Charades ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Get Your Groove On!

This new and fun version of charades will get you up and dancing in now time! Play the 40 second song clips to get your groove on, the other players then have to try and guess which dance moves your attempting! Will you do the robot, tornado or wipe the counter? You can even connect to Alexa or Google Assistant to play your favorite tunes!

7 Stinky Pig Game ,  $16.99 $16.99

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That'll do, pig...

Thanksgiving is traditionally about turkeys, but why not add a pig this year? Stinky Pig is an extremely silly twist on Hot Potato. Poke his belly to make him sing and then roll the die to see which way to pass him. Move quickly because you don’t want to be left holding him when he farts! If he farts on you, you must take a token. The player with the fewest tokens at the end wins. Suitable for 2+ players, but the more the merrier… and the stinkier!

8 I Spy Eagle Eye ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Eye spy with my little eye...

Looking for a game that's ideal for families with young children? In this fast-paced search and find game, you must use your eagle eye to spot an item on your card that’s also on the board. When you do, ring the bell! With eight images and 30 double-sided finding cards, the fun can go on and on.

9 Charades for Kids ,  $19.99 $19.99

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Act it out

This simplified, kid-friendly version of the classic guess-the-gesture party game is a fabulous way to make the holidays even more festive and fun! With 450 charades to choose from, there’s an act for everyone. Snapping your fingers, hanging a picture, sweating… Just draw a card, flip the timer and let the hilarious antics begin!

10 Scavenger Hunt ,  $17.99 $17.99

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Search the house for hidden treasure

Ideal for a wacky winter night indoors, this fast-paced game will send your family all over the house in search of random objects. Spin the spinner, pick a card, and then go, go, go! Rummage around for a shiny necklace, a paperclip, or a hat. But be quick because you’ve only got two minutes to grab what you need! Hours of belly-laughing fun.

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What do you get when you combine a Christmas tree with an iPad? A pineapple!

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