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15 of the best Christmas family board games

What sort of Christmas would it be without some classic board games? They truly are emotional rollercoaster’s, one moment you could be buying Park Lane and the next you could be sliding right back down to the bottom of the board after being caught by a snake. Literally, anything can happen!
With a lifetime of board gaming highs and lows under my Christmas belt, I thought it only fair that I share my favourites with you:

15) Don’t Rock the Boat
Why not kick off your boarding gaming boxing day with this penguin balancing game! Try and balance as many penguins on your pirate ship for as long as possible.

(source toyworld.co.uk)

(source toyworld.co.uk)

14) Chess
Talking of classics, here is a game that dates back to the 6th century! One day I hope to recreate the powerful words once spoken by Ron Weasley, ‘Knight to H3!’

(source www.thechesspiece.com)

(source www.thechesspiece.com)

13) Snakes and Ladders
Before there were Snakes on a Plane there were Snakes and Ladders! This is one of those games where anyone can win, so take on your friends and family and let’s see who makes it to the top.

(source www.diaryofadashingfashionista.com)

(source www.diaryofadashingfashionista.com)

12) Balderdash
Now this is a perfect game for all the family, bluff your way through 5 different categories and impress everyone with you ability to bend the truth!

(source www.kidstuff.com.au)

(source www.kidstuff.com.au)

11) Trivial Pursuit
There is nothing trivial about knowing loads of trivia, for example, did you know that in the USA they serve up 100 acres of pizza every day?

(source www.resiliencefitness.com)

(source www.resiliencefitness.com)

10) Game of Life
Spin the wheel, and you’ll be off travelling through a world of life adventures making a ton of money, settling down and having a baby, or will you?

(source www.toptenz.net)

(source www.toptenz.net)

9) Articulate
You have just thirty seconds to try and describe as many things are you can. But be careful the some of the categories are really tricky!

(source  www.thereadingresidence.com)

(source www.thereadingresidence.com)

8) Family Fortunes
Everyone loves a bit of Family Fortunes from your nan to your little brother, which means this board game is something that will bring the whole family together for a bit of a laugh.

(source www.hamleys.com)

(source www.hamleys.com)

7) Guess Who?
‘Do they have blue eyes? Are they wearing glasses? Do they have brown hair?’ You become the detective in this fast paced flip down game!

(source www.educationsupplies.co.uk)

(source www.educationsupplies.co.uk)

6) Operation
Ever had the debate in your house about who can cope the best under pressure, well here is your chance to find out!

(source www.cnbc.com)

(source www.cnbc.com)

5) Scrabble
This is one of the all time classic, although make sure you keep an eye out for someone trying to make up words; personally, I thought ‘wozzeltripple’ was a word!

(source www.amazon.com)

(source www.amazon.com)

4) Screwball scramble
Let’s see who can get round this fast paced obstacle course the quickest! Take on the rest of the family and try and beat the one minute timer.

(source www.redlynx.com)

(source www.redlynx.com)

3) Cluedo
Who done it? Well it’s your job to find out all the aspects of a murder that has taken place! Everyone is suspect so be careful that you don’t miss anything.

(source telegragh.co.uk)

(source telegragh.co.uk)

2) Pictionary
Whether you are an amazing artist or only able to draw stickmen, a bit like myself, this game will keep you guessing and will definitely get everyone laughing!

(source honestmummyreviews.blogspot.com)

(source honestmummyreviews.blogspot.com)

1) Monopoly
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a game of monopoly, personally, Star Wars monopoly is the one for me. Whether you have a strategy or don’t it’s time to take to the property market and try and make a name for yourself!

(source www.amazon.com)

(source www.amazon.com)

Have you got another favourite board game? Tell us in the comments below – and let us know if you’re the best in your family, or are there any cheaters? Come on – we want to hear all your funny stories!

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