Fed up of the hours upon hours of playing Scrabble on Christmas day and creating family feuds over a game of Monopoly? I know I am! There’s SO many alternative games for Christmas Day (or any occasion for that matter) if you’re looking a little more fun and quirky or just to experience something a little different. From family friendly to drinking games – check out my top 9 picks below!
Dubbed “A party game for horrible people” Cards Against Humanity is not for the faint hearted or easily offended. This probably isn’t one for the children! Players complete fill-in-the-blank statements using words or phrases typically deemed as offensive, risqué or politically incorrect printed on playing cards. With several additional expensive packs available including the “Absurd Box”claiming to take your CAH from just offensive to weirdly offensive, it’s a game you’ll never get bored of!
If you don’t know what a meme is, this one probably isn’t for you. Without a doubt, every family has a meme lover though right?! Compete against each other to be crowned meme king or queen by competing to match photo and caption cards, creating your own hilarious combinations. The original version of the game is aimed at ages 17+ but is is also now available in family edition suitable for ages 8+!
Throw Throw Burrito is essentially a game of match 3. Simple right? Nope! There are no turns and all players go at the same time. If you get a set of 3 matching cards, place it in your Score Pile. If you get a set of 3 Burrito Cards (Brawl, War, or Duel), you start a battle and the burrito throwing begins!
Your mission is to build a pizza slice out of the cards that you win. Shout out a word that links the letter on one card to the category on another. A food that starts with P? A language that starts with an L? The closer you get to the top of your slice the harder it gets, as you’ll only be able to compete for the harder categories! An easy to learn, quick play game for 2-4 players!
Ever wondered how you’d cope getting yourself out of bad situation? Bucket Of Doom will throw you all into a VERY bad situation and give you a bunch of ridiculous objects with which to escape from it! You’ve been swallowed by a whale and you only have a Pot Noodle and a mouse called Gerald to help you. How do you get out? The most ridiculous and obscure answer wins!
It’s Christmas… so we’ve gotta throw a drinking game into the mix haven’t we! Get your shots at the ready and pick a dare card. Simply rules – if you complete the dare you keep the card and pick up a GOAT (reward) card. Chicken out and pick a CHICKEN card. Compete with your friends to claim your title as GOAT (Greatest of All Time) and if all else fails you’ll be the drunken chicken under the table! [Over 18’s only. Please drink responsibly]
A monster building, baby eating, highly-strategic card game for adults, teens and kids (ages 10+)! The player to eat the most babies – wins! Confused yet? The aim of the game is to build up your Monsters with everything from power tools and nunchuck wielding t-rexs so they are strong enough to eat the babies when they attack!
Fun fast and frantic word game suitable for the whole family. Simply use all of your letters and build a word grid in a race to the finish. The first player to use all of their tiles fastest is crowned “Top Banana”! The classic Bananagrams game is suitable for ages 8+ but My First Bananagrams is also available for ages 4+ with lots of mini Bananagrams games to build your little ones up ready to play the classic game!
Shot In The Dark is THE ultimate unorthodox quiz game. How many tins of paint it takes to paint the White House? What proportion of European babies are conceived in an Ikea bed? With 400 bizarre questions and answers to which nobody knows the answer to – make an educated guess or a complete shot in the dark!