5 funky board games to keep the family entertained this Christmas

Board games guaranteed to keep your families entertained this Christmas time!

Christmas board games
Christmas entertainment made easy!

This Christmas you are definitely going to need some entertainment to pass the hours while you wait for Christmas dinner to be served or turkey sandwiches to come out of the kitchen. And what better way than with a fun and exciting than Christmas board games that the whole family can get involved with! 

Here’s our pick of the best! 

The Crystal Maze Board Game





A labyrinth of perplexing puzzles and tricky challenges for you and your friends and family to work through. Teamwork is paramount as you move through the four themed time zones, packed with a medley of mental, mystery, skill and physical games. Success is rewarded in the shape of precious time crystals and the more crystals you win, the more time you’ll get to spend scrambling for gold tokens in the game’s furious finale – just like the TV show. 

For ages 10 to adult/for 2 or more players.

Available for £34.99 from John Lewis.

Read more: How to find the perfect colour for your Christmas party dress 

The Very Merry Christmas Game






The Very Merry Christmas Game is the Family Game of Presents, Crackers, Christmas Songs… and Sprouts! Move around the board collecting presents (present cards) to put in your stocking. Presents have a value depending on whether they’re nice… or naff. Presents can also be given to other players – particularly the bad ones! You can take other players’ gifts off them and this is decided on the pull of a cracker. All players’ presents are placed face down in the stocking so nobody knows what they’ve got but there are opportunities to take a sneaky look to find out which ones to get rid of and which ones to keep. Land on the singing space and you have to sing a verse from a Christmas song or carol to avoid losing one of your gifts. All the joys of Christmas in this one box!

For 2 to 4 Players or Teams/Ages 8 to Adult.

Available for £20 from Amazon.

Trump Cards – Can you spot fake news?






Is it “fake news, folks!” …or did he REALLY say it? Trump Cards is the hilarious new game where players have to guess Trump fact from fiction. Read a quote and decide if you think Trump really said it or not. Use your Approved card if you think it’s a real quote or, if you think it’s fiction, then slap down your Fake News card. It’s that simple! Guaranteed to bring laughs, surprises and, of course, a whole load of fake news!

For 2-10 players and ages 12 to adult.

Available for £16 from WHSmith’s and Amazon.


Mr & Mrs Family Edition / Pocket Edition 





Mr & Mrs is based on the hugely popular All Star Mr & Mrs hit ITV show hosted by Phillip Schofield, where players are challenged to answer in-depth and entertaining questions about their partner, friends or family members.  The new Pocket Edition is suitable for age 10+ and allows fans to play whilst on the move.  It has over 300 questions and is guaranteed to cause laughter, blushes, blank looks and a whole lot more!

Available for £19.99 from John Lewis / £10 from Next.

Read more: What’s on TV this Christmas – Christmas TV guide 2019 

The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game







Families can enjoy a ‘day at the races’ when playing this devious family board game. Just as in a real race meeting, players race their horses around the board to win at all costs. Be devious, bet your own horse or someone else’s but don’t tell anyone who you’ve bet on. For 2 to 6 players or teams and ages 12 to adult.

The object of the Really Nasty Horse Racing Game is to win the most money at the race meeting by getting your horse placed first, second or third in a race or by placing bets on winning horses. There is also a set of mischief cards to help you create havoc with the other horses and riders in the race.

Available for £20 from Argos

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