The holidays are here! You’ve gathered and feasted… Now it’s time to play! Luckily, we have some brilliant ways to keep everyone entertained after dinner. From silly scavenger hunts to brainy puzzles, here are the best family games for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Top Tried & Tested Games
- Beat That!
- Pencil Nose
- Liar Liar!
- IQ Puzzler Pro
- Stinky Pig
- I Spy Eagle Eye
- Charades for Kids
- Scavenger Hunt
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.
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!
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.
Nerve-jangling family fun
Looking for a game of skill? Suspend will test your mind, your balance and the steadiness of your hands! Build and stack the rods on the base using different points of balance to throw your opponents off course. Awesome, wholesome, nerve-racking fun — like Jenga, but with coat hangers!
Pindaloo is a wonderful way to get your relatives moving after a big Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Test your coordination and skill by looping the ball from one end of the tube to the other. It’s much trickier than it sounds, but once you’ve mastered the basics, you can move on to learning all kinds of cool tricks. Incredibly addictive fun — everyone will be lining up for their turn with Pindaloo!
Calling all clever families! This one will give you a much-needed post-dinner brain workout. Using combinations of colored connected balls, you must complete the constructed designs from the enclosed booklet. IQ Puzzler Pro features 120 challenges, from easy to expert — combine everyone’s brainpower to solve them all!
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!
I 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.
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!
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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