The 15 best Christmas board games – some family-friendly and some just for the adults!

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Christmas is such a sociable time, and the perfect excuse to crack open some bubbly and get a little bit competitive with your nearest and dearest!

Here are the best Christmas board games, some for the family and some just for the adults. Just click on the game below to head straight to Amazon – enjoy!

Now That’s What I Call Music

A great game that everyone can enjoy – to be honest I think Finn and Lola would beat me hands down with this one! The Now That’s What I Call Music Board Game trivia quiz explores a range of eras to suit every generation.

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We all love Taskmaster in our house – this board game is bound to be loads of fun, and it’s definitely going onto our Christmas wish list!

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Friends Trivial Pursuit

If, like me, you eagerly awaited a new episode every week, then you will adore this Friends Trivial Pursuit game! Perfect for any Friends addicts! PIVOT! PIVOT! 😉

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The name says it all… Gutterhead is one for those with a filthy mind – definitely a game to play after the kids go to bed!  😂

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Charades for Kids

Charades never seems to go out of favour, and this kid’s version is perfect for getting the little ones involved in the festive fun this year! This game never fails to get everyone giggling!

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The Walking Dead Escape Room

Zombies? Check! Escape room? Check! What’s not to love about The Walking Dead Escape Room game?! Combing two things I love, this one is sure to be top of the Christmas list!

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Mario Monopoly

This Mario Monopoly would certainly go down well in my house – a fun take on the original game that the kids will love.

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Who in the room?

You might want a glass of fizz to go with this one! 😉 Who In The Room is for adults only and it’s bound to get interesting!

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Beat the Parents

Beat the Parents is great fun – battle it out with this kid vs adults trivia challenge!

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Downton Abbey Cluedo

This Downton Abbey Cluedo puts an interesting twist on the traditional game, and is a super gift for any Downton fans!

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Articulate Kids

Articulate is one of our favourite games, and this kid’s addition makes it perfect for Christmas time – it can be enjoyed by everyone!

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Mr and Mrs Family edition

Mr and Mrs is such a fun game! This version allows everyone to play – how well do you really know your friends and family?

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Catch Phrase

We adore Catch Phrase and my husband is quite the expert. This is a great game to get everyone involved this Christmas!

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What Do You Meme?

What Do You Meme looks like great fun for those who are as crazy about memes as I am. This one is adults only! 😉

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Harry Potter Scrabble

Another classic with a twist, Harry Potter Scrabble is a great way to keep every generation amused this Christmas – and it’s the perfect gift for a Harry Potter addict!

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*Click pink to go straight to the games

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