No Christmas day is complete without a good old fashioned board game, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit different to the usual game of Monopoly which goes on for what feels like hours and hours. It’s time to mix things up and introduce a new board game to the family, where you won’t be bickering about how much you owe to your uncle because you’ve landed on Mayfair. Check out our game suggestions for something new – you could even mix up a batch of delicious festive cocktails to enjoy with your game session?
Trivial Pursuit is a great game that puts each player’s popular culture and general knowledge to the test! Like the general theme of other similar board games, you’ll move around the board by correctly answering trivia questions. There’s six categories of questions, and each category is identified by a colour. These are; Geography (blue), Entertainment (pink), History (yellow), Arts and literature (purple), Science and Nature (green) and Sports and leisure (Orange). So get ready to rack your brains for some useful general knowledge in order to collect a wedge of each colour to fill your playing piece. Once this has been done, you’ll head to the hub and will have to correctly answer a question selected by the other players in order to be crowned winner!
Articulate – the fast talking description game is ideal for those who enjoy teamwork. The aim of the game is to describe words from different categories to their team as quickly as possible. Each team will make their way around the board based on the number of words which have been correctly identified. A team member will quiz another team member for 30 seconds from a variety of themes, including nature, object, random, person, action and world. The winning team is the one that reaches the end of the board first. Brilliant fun and you get be creative with your descriptions too!
This one’s a bit of a Christmas classic and a popular game that’s been around for years. If you’ve never played Pictionary before, then here it is for you in a nutshell. It’s similar in the sense to Articulate that it’s a word guessing game, but this game focuses on drawing out words and relying on your teammates to crack the word through their artistic masterpiece! You’ll make your way around a board that’s formed by a sequence of squares.
Each square has a letter or shape on it, which identifies the type of picture that needs to be drawn – subjects to be drawn include animals, objects, actions or difficult words which are challenging to represent in a drawing!
The Logo Game
Know your Kellogg’s logo from your Heinz? If so, this one’s a brilliant game that everyone in the family will love. It’s a game for two to six players, and you’ll take it in turns to make your way around the board and answer questions and identify images based on logos, products and packages for some of the UK’s most well-known brands. It’s great fun and something that everyone can really enjoy and get stuck into after a hearty Christmas lunch.
Strictly not a board game, but we love it anyway! It’s light hearted and just an all-round good laugh! Use your physical and mental skills to try and prevent the tower of wooden blocks from toppling over. Players will take it in turns to remove a wooden block from the tower and place it on the top, the looser is the person who removes the block that topples the entire tower over. This one’s a great game because you know you don’t have to commit for back to back hours, so once you’ve had a few rounds, try another game or alternatively go and enjoy some Christmas telly with some snacks.
If you’re still wondering what to do for your office Christmas party this festive season, then look no further than our top selection right here!