Christmas gift ideas games for the whole family

Christmas gift ideas: games for the whole family

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Christmas is a great time to get the family together to play some games. There are so many games available now, from board games to card games. This post has ideas for all ages!

Card games, board games and travel games

Travel Wild Guess

Travel Wild Guess

Wild Guess is the incredible game of fantastic facts and fascinating figures where guessing the closest to a given answer on the card scores points. You don’t have to be exact…simply closer than your opponents! Whether working out a ballpark figure, following a hunch or just taking a stab in the dark you’re sure to be amazed at the unbelievable madness of the world we live in!

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Travel Family Charades

Travel Family Charades

Everyone loves the game of Charades and here it is in a travel pack you can take anywhere! Crammed full of fun mimes to act and guess players race to reach the top of the game board. One minute you might be King Richard, the next Doctor Strange…possibly Running Up That Hill or simply The First Hippo on the Moon… you just don’t know what will turn up next! Bang up to date with all the latest music, books, TV and films, it’s a great way to keep the family entertained whilst on holiday or on your travels.

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Taskmaster

Taskmaster board game

In Taskmaster: The Boardgame, players alternate the role of Taskmaster, while the remaining players carry out a zany, time-limited task to compete for the approval of said Taskmaster, who is responsible for scoring everyone’s attempt.

The tasks are specified by cards associated with different rooms represented on a “plan view” of the Taskmaster house, which takes the form of the board: the lab, the living room, the kitchen, the garden. Players are then expected to complete the themed task using items from those rooms in their own venue.

Players are also expected to complete an additional secret task during the play session, and a final task that is given via a video by Alex who takes on the taskmaster role for that final round. After the final task, the player with the highest score is declared the winner.

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The Traitors Card Game

The Traitors card game

Immerse yourself in the world of The Traitors with the 2023 Special Edition Card Game. Do you have what it takes to outwit your fellow players and survive to the end in this ultimate test of trust and treachery?

Secretly play the role of FAITHFUL or TRAITOR whilst working together to build up a central pot of gold. The Faithful must identify and banish the Traitors in their midst to win a share of the gold. The traitors must stay undetected until the end so that they can steal the prize fund.

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Rummikub 6 players

Rummikub 6 player

With brilliant simplicity, Rummikub provides hours of amusement. Each game is as different as the combinations of moves you choose to play. Be the first player to go ‘Rummikub’ by using all your tiles in ‘runs or ‘group’. Outwit your opponents with cool strategy and sharp moves. Be the first to lay down all your tiles and shout ‘Rummikub! ‘. 

With brilliant simplicity, rummikub provides hours of amusement. 

Each game is as different as the combinations or moves you choose to play. 

Be the first player to go ‘rummikub! ‘ by placing all of your tiles onto the table, building ‘runs’ or ‘groups’.

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Screwball Scramble Level Up

Screwball Scramble Level Up

Take a turn to the vertical with a new twist on Screwball Scramble. Level Up sends your marble from the bottom to the top as you dodge and conquer a dozen new obtacles. 

THE CLASSIC GAME WITH A NEW TWIST – All the fun of previous Screwball Scramble games, but this time it’s vertical: make your marble climb up the maze from the bottom to the top.

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The Logo Board Game

The Logo Board Game

LOGO 2 is the brilliant all new version of the UK’s favourite logo team game. With a whole new set of cards and all the excellent fun of the original. Played in teams, an opponent takes a card: Picture, Theme and Pot-Luck cards, and shows the playing team, he then asks the team four colour coded questions – With each right answer the team moves to the next board space that matches the question’s colour. Skip around the board and WIN!

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Diggy the Dog

Diggy the Dog

In this pawsome game of doggy-digging fun, challenge Diggy the Dog to a fast-paced game of hide-and-seek. Can you bury your items in the garden and outsmart Diggy as he frantically digs, trying to return those items back to you? Who will have the most items left buried when this mischievous pup has finished trying to dig them up? 

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? ! : Can you bury items in the garden and keep them hidden when Diggy the Dog is frantically digging trying to give them back to you? 

KEEP ITEMS HIDDEN: Hide your treasure from the pup but be careful as he’ll try to dig it up. 

HOW TO WIN: Take turns to roll the dice and put things into the garden hole it’s a race to get the most pieces into the hole before Diggy the Dog stops and stands up on his hind legs.

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The Christmas Express Game

The Christmas Express Game

Christmas Express is the great family board game for those who believe in Santa, and those that wish they still did! Jump aboard our festive loco and race to be the first to reach the North Pole. Avoid the pitfalls on the way and you might just find out whether you’ve been naughty or nice!

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Hotel

Hotel board game

The classic five-star family game. Build luxury hotels all around the world and make your opponent’s pay to stay. The more you build the richer you get. Will you own it all or lose a fortune?

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Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win

Ant and Dec's Limitless Win

Just Like The TV Show, But In Your Own Home 
Now you can play the popular ITV gameshow at home. Based on the hit tv quiz show hosted by the nation’s favourite double act, Ant and Dec, you must work together to answer the trivia questions and move up the ladder.

The stakes are higher than they have ever been, but how high will you dare to climb?  

In this cooperative game, you must work together to answer trivia questions and see how far you can climb up the limitless money ladder.  

Answer the trivia questions to move up the ladder, but is it an exact answer?

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Quaffle

Quaffle game

THE TASTY GAME OF WORDS AND LETTERS!: Qwaffle is the family friendly word game for everyone to enjoy! Race against the clock to find a word that matches the starting letter and category. 

MATCH A LETTER AND CATEGORY: Be the first player to write a matching word, shout “Qwaffle”, and flip the timer. All other players now have 30 seconds to write a word that matches that letter and category. 

MAKE UNIQUE WORDS TO WIN: Make sure you think of a unique word; if your word matches with another player you score zero for that round. Your word must be real but can be as much waffle as you like… just be ready to prove it! 

PLAY ANYWHERE!: Qwaffle comes in a cute waffle style case, which is perfect for taking on day trips, staycations and holidays or to give as a gift for a birthday or Christmas.

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On The Go Games

On the Go games tin

On-The-Go Games is a handy travel-sized partner for your holidays. 

With playing cards, dice and score cards, you can play all your favourites just with this handy little pack. 

As well as traditional card games, the pack includes instructions on how to play Chicago, Going to Boston, and Midnight.

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Story Time Chess

ADVENTURE IN CHESS: Chess has been shown to develop multiple cognitive and emotional skills that will benefit your child throughout their entire life.

But teaching the game of chess to younger children has always been challenging.

Not anymore!! NO CHESS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED: We made the game of chess come alive, and the rules and strategy of the game are woven through fun and engaging stories.

Characters, stories, activities, and imagery help kids as young as 3 learn the moves, strategies, and language of chess.

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Incohearent: Family Edition

This party game is the perfect addition to a hilarious family game night—Incohearent, a bestselling game that’s been taking social media by storm, now made PG for family-friendly hilarity.

The judge for each round flips the timer and holds a card up so that only they can see the answer, but everyone else sees the gibberish phrase. Everyone else reads the front of the card aloud. Whoever decodes the phrase first wins the card.

When the card has been decoded or the translators have elected to pass, the judge pulls the next card. Once the timer runs out or 3 cards have been decoded, the round is over, and the next person becomes the judge.

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What Do You Meme? Family Edition

The hilarious game you know and love, now with all the R-rated content removed for family-friendly fun. Compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption (get it?) the photo card in each round.

The winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge. Pro tip: choose your caption card to match the judge’s sense of humour. Extra pro tip: Make sure the judge shuffles the cards for anonymity.

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Llama Card Game

In LLAMA, you want to dump cards from your hand as quickly as you can, but you might not be able to play what you want, so do you quit and freeze your hand or draw and hope to keep playing?

Each player starts a round with six cards in hand; the deck consists of llama cards and cards numbered 1-6, with eight copies of each. On a turn, the active player can play a card, draw a card, or quit. To play a card, you must play the same number as the top card of the discard pile or one number higher. If a 6 is on the discard pile, you can play a 6 or a llama, and if a llama is on top, you can play another llama or a 1. If you quit, you place your remaining cards face down and take no further actions in the round. The round ends when one player empties their hand or all players have quit. In either case, players collect tokens based on the cards in front of them, whether in hand or on the table.

Each different number card in hand gets you white tokens (each worth 1 point) equal to the value of the card while one or more llamas gets you a black token (worth 10 points). If you played all your cards, you can return one token (white or black) that you previously collected to the supply. You then shuffle all the cards and begin a new round. The game ends the round that at least one player has forty or more total points. Whoever has the fewest points wins!

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Squshmallows Take 4

Squad up with Squishmallows Take4: the family game for any Squishmallows-lover! Looking for a fun group game? In this fast-paced, quick-thinking game, you’ll race to collect 4 of a Squad before your opponents. Choose which of the four cards you want from the ones in play—but watch out. If you reach for the same one as someone else, you’ll have to race to grab the exclusive Benny The Bigfoot Squishmallow in the center! Perfect game for game night with your friends, family, at school or at home—no matter where or when, you’re bound to love it. 

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Console games

Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

Justice League Cosmic Chaos Nintendo Switch Game

Unite against chaos, in an all-new open world adventure where the Justice League go head-to-head with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a powerful prankster from the 5th Dimension. Suit up as Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman and go face off against some of the most powerful Super-Villains in the DC universe; including Bizarro, Starro the Conqueror, Clayface and many more in an epic battle to bring peace to Happy Harbor.

DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos gives you the freedom to play your way in action-packed missions, gruelling fights and daring challenges! Fly around Happy Harbor as Superman or propel yourself through the sky as Wonder Woman, the choice is yours! Use each Super Hero to help solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and unlock cool outfits and special upgrades. Play with friends or family in 2 player couch co-op Instant Action Mode and have the freedom to explore Happy Harbor, the home of the Justice League. Can you stop Mr. Mxyzptlk’s chaos and bring peace to Happy Harbor?

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Rainbow High: Runway Rush

Rainbow High Runway Rush Nintendo Switch Game

Welcome to the world of Rainbow High. We’re all about letting our true colours shine through creativity, fashion, and friendship. If you can make it through Rainbow High, you can make it through anything. RING “A huge announcement in the Runway Classroom. Could all first-year students report to room 112. I repeat, a huge announcement in the Runway Classroom 112” It looks like you’ve just got your first art assignment – the theme is ‘Everything is Art’.

Play as your favourite Rainbow High character, Ruby, Poppy, Sunny, Jade, Skyler and Violet. Use their unique talents and work together to present your best work to date. The team with the best idea will be awarded the chance to plan a major school project. It’s time to transform creative struggles into creative brilliance.

As you work on your assignment, collect rainbow diamonds, and find clues along the way to help you open the rainbow lockers. And use each character’s unique talents to unlock the coolest outfits whilst you help your friends in their creative quests. Help the BFFs come together and overcome their differences. You can do this.

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Transformers: EarthSpark Expedition

Transformers EarthSpark Expedition Nintendo Switch Game

Battle and explore as Bumblebee in an exciting action adventure to stop his nemesis, Mandroid, from becoming the ultimate evil cyborg!

Bumblebee is facing his greatest mission – reclaim the ancient Cybertronian technology scattered across the globe, before Mandroid and his henchbots can use them to destroy Earth’s cities. With Optimus Prime’s guidance and you at the controls, Bumblebee will grow strong enough to take on an army of robotic enemies in bare-metal combat, speed into boss battles with some of Transformers’ greatest villains, and unlock devastating new attack combos and abilities along the way!

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Jumanji: Wild Adventures

Jumanji Wild Adventures Nintendo Switch Game

Drop into the dangerous game world of Jumanji and start a thrilling adventure, as you search for the stolen jewel, The Jaguar’s Eye, and a way home!

Smolder, Ruby, Mouse, and Shelly are ready to explore uncharted territories home to fierce predators, warring factions, and devious traps that can sweep you off your feet. Survive the jungle to reach new zones including forgotten villages, icy mountains, and fetid swamps. Upgrade your heroes with the loot and secret treasures you uncover. And always be ready for new threats, because the Jumanji drums could strike at any moment!

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Hopefully, these games have given you some inspiration for gifts for your loved ones this year.

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