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The Very Best Board Games To Play With Your Family At Christmas


Christmas is one of the few occasions in the year when the whole family is brought together. It’s a time for healthy fun, from the feast to the annual seasonal film screenings. Also, there’s plenty of time for lounging around the Christmas tree and getting competitive with your closest and dearest. As the big day comes near, it’s time to flex those board game-playing muscles.

Pictionary Air

This is a hysterical way to play this classic family with a twist. Draw in the air, what you screen on the screen. Also, you can use your smartphone or tablet by downloading the Pictionary app – point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they’ll be seen, together with their sketch on the screen.


The perfect game for kids to burn off steam after Christmas lunch, Twister is fun for the whole family. Sure to test your balance, simply follow the coloured dots in the game that will literally tie you up in knots.

The Game Of Life

Get onto the road for a roller-coaster life of adventure, family, pets and a few surprising surprises. From wanting the family path, beginning a career or venturing down a risky road? In this game, the players are able to make their own choices as they move through the twist and turns of life.

Cluedo The Classic Mystery

Unleash your competitive streak with this classic mystery game — perfect to play after a Boxing Day walk. Featuring updated rooms, weapons, guests and a deck of intrigue cards, how quickly do you think you can solve the crime?

Who Knows Where? – Global Location Guessing Board Game

Race your opponents to try and be the first player to travel around the world via locating famous places on the map. This board game has more than 1 000 locations across five categories (capital cities, key cities and towns, events and facts, famous tourist sites and gorgeous images). Players are asked to categorise different locations in order to make it around the world. Flexible rules make it accessible for everyone!

Christmas Monopoly

The all-time favourite board game of Monopoly has had a festive cheer makeover in this Christmas edition. Hop around the board with the selection of six special tokens including Rudolph and Santa. Rather than London landmarks such as Bond Street and Mayfair, there are reindeer, festive treats as well as Christmas shopping. Hotels and houses have been swapped out for grottos and workshops. However be careful – jail, taxes and bankruptcy are still very much there in this competitive trading game.

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel Board Game

Just as with the hit Beeb show, you need to get your thinking cap on to answer seven questions to make it all the way down to the End Game AKA the last question. Team up with friends or – if you’re trivia is right on point – you can go it on your own. Spin the wheel like the dealer does when you’re playing roulette at an online casino South Africa, close your eyes and see where it lands up. Just ensure you steer clear of red or you’ll need to hand back to the opposing team.

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