So it’s that time of the year again!
Families all around the world are getting together to celebrate, eat, and hopefully play some board games.
After year on year of Monopoly, I decided I wanted a change. It’s a classic, sure, but there are a slew of much better games you can play with your family at Christmas time.
So if you’re looking to be prepared this Christmas, or even just want stocking fillers, we’ve put together a list of the best board games to play at Christmas!
5 Best Board Games To Play At Christmas
What I mean by this is that it supports 3-7 players. What’s really outstanding about the game is that with 7 players it’s as easy to manage as with 3, and it even more fun!
A lot of games try to do this and fail.
The game takes place over 3 ages, and each player is in control of one of the wonders of the world.
Cards are dealt and civilizations are built. Resources gathered and Victory Points acquired. The player with the most VP at the end of the 3 ages wins.
There are expansions to buy if you want to experience more out of the game but the base game is perfect to play at Christmas with the family.
Needless to say, it’s great for families and bigger groups.
The game is a mixture of trivia and gambling.
People can either answer questions or they can bet on whether or not other peoples’ answers will be right.
What I like about this game is that it doesn’t directly revolve around how much trivia knowledge you have. You can know nothing, à la John Snow, and still win the game through savvy betting.
It’s perfect for people of ages 10+ and would work great at Christmas time.
Its best played with 3 or 6 players and should take about an hour to complete.
Players will take the roles of different survivors. Each has abilities that are unique to them, and will be utilised by working together to survive.
I love the diversity of Zombicide in that there are a number of different scenarios with different goals you can play out. This makes the game have a wonderful amount of replayability.
New scenarios are constantly being released online so the game will never get stale.
Zombicide is easy to both learn and teach, it has beautifully designed artwork and pieces and can be very addictive.
You can rest assured that this isn’t the case with One Night Ultimate Werewolf.
It can be played in around 10 minutes and the gameplay is fast, engaging and addictive. I often find myself playing round after round with friends.
You can have from 3-10 players, and everyone gets a role.
You can be a Werewolf, a Troublemaker, a Seer, or one of the dozens of other characters. They all have their own unique ability.
The idea is to find out who is a werewolf, and it only takes one captured werewolf to win the game.
A fast and easy gateway game for the whole family J
Apples to Apples is the original, and more PG-rated, Cards Against Humanity.
CAH has spread like wildfire recently and has become one of the most popular games around.
Apples to Apples is the game on which it is based. Of course when playing games with family at Christmas, there’s often a certain level of innocence that makes CAH out of the question.
Apples to Apples has won numerous awards and is absolutely hilarious.
The many times I’ve played with my family we’ve always had a great time, so for something less shocking but with some seriously funny results this could be the game for you.