There are tons of Christmas games out there that you can play and here I bring some of them to you in one spot. These are all board, card, or party games.
7 Christmas Games
Memory – Holiday Edition
Everyone knows how to play Memory right? You put all the cards face down and then turn two over and see if they match? You use your memory to memorize where the cards you’ve already turned up are so you can get matches. Well this is the Holiday edition so all the cards have holiday pictures on them. This game also has a new twist with naughty or nice cards. Recommended for ages 3+.
Christmas Monopoly has the following playing pieces to choose from: candy cane, train, teddy bear, reindeer, scrooge and lump of black coal. Includes instructions for traditional play and 1 hour play if you need a shorter game. Whereas regular Monopoly has you buying properties and building houses and hotels on them, Christmas-opoly has you buying Christmas properties and buying presents and trading them in for Christmas trees. This game is for 2-6 players
Christmas Trivia Game
The Christmas Trivia Game is a small box packed with 1200 trivia questions! Perfect for the family, there are five categories: carols, movies, The North Pole, traditions and stocking stuffers. The game is perfect for bringing with to family holiday gatherings since it’s small and there is nothing complicated about it so you don’t have to waste precious minutes reading instructions and figuring the game out. There is also a Christmas Charades version by the same maker.
Scrabble Holiday Edition
Scrabble is of course the crossword game where you use tiles to make words and place them on the board. Well this is the Christmas version with red and green letter tiles, a mini stocking bag to hold the letter tiles and you can earn bonus points for words that spell Holiday Cheer. Recommended for ages 8+ it’s for 2-4 players.
Elf on the Shelf Hide & Seek Game
Take turns hiding the elf around the house and then everyone else searches the house to find it. The elf plays music to give clues as to it’s hiding place. Designed for kids, I’ve played this one with only adults and it was fun! You don’t really outgrow hide and seek! The game includes the elf as shown which is made out of plastic so it’s not breakable. There are 5 ways to play for added fun. Ages 3+ with 2+ players.
Fluxx is a game where you draw one card and play one card but the rules change as you play, hence the name Fluxx. This is a simpler holiday version of Fluxx with no creepers but it does have surprises. Unlike the other games on this list, it’s not just a Christmas game but references holidays from Halloween to New Years. For 2-6 players ages 8+.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Did you know there was a game based on the Whoville Christmas hit? The aim of the game is to rescue presents from the Grinch who has stolen them from all the Whos in Whoville. Each present has a toy on its underside. Match a letter from the toy’s name to your space on the board and collect that present. Whoever rescues the most presents wins. For Ages 4-7.
For more Christmas and winter ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Christmas Games for Groups by In Our Spare Time
- 25 Days of Christmas Picture Books for Kids by Food Fun Family
- Festive Feel-Good Christmas Stories for Grown-Ups by Pretty Opinionated
- Funniest Christmas Movies of All Time by Our Family World
- Non-traditional Christmas Movies by Upstate Ramblings
- Our Top 10 Christmas Shows to Watch Each Year by Day by Day In Our World