December is here, Christmas music is playing in all the stores, and if you have kids (or if you are a kid) that means it’s almost time for Christmas break! Pretty much anything is better than going to school every day, even just bumming around at home. But why not take advantage of everyone being together and play some family games! And we’re not talking about your Grandma’s version of Gin-Rummy that has tons of extra rules she doesn't explain well, we’re talking about ACTUALLY FUN family games! Even if you don’t have a Christmas break, or even kids, these games are perfect for making any holiday gathering more fun and exciting for everyone! We’ve picked out 9 of our favorite family games; check them out!
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is a fun and silly game that is SUPER easy to learn and teach too! Not sitting around the table for 30 min trying to figure out the game! You’ll test your reflexes as you flip over cards and keep repeating “Taco, cat, goat, cheese, pizza” in order and try to slap when the cards match up!
If you’re looking for some really dumb humor in game form, look no further. The title says it all: It's a game about butts in space. Evil butts stole all the toilet paper (those dastardly fiends) and you’ve got to gather enough to stock up your butt spaceship before you take off. You might spend more time laughing than playing this game!
This game will get you up and moving a bit! Players will take turns doing different yoga poses - except they’ll have to do it with a goat. Well, kind of. It's an inflatable goat (although you could probably try it with a real goat, but we wouldn’t recommend it). Can you balance the goat on your butt while doing downward dog? Now you can find out!
Tenzi is actually a handful of different games all together! It’s essentially a pack of a bunch of six sided dice in 4 different colors. The classic game is just to have everyone start rolling and see who can get all 10 of their dice to show the same number first, but there are lots of variants and different games you can play too!
If you’re looking for a game that's a bit more complex (but still not too overwhelming) this remake of a classic game is a great choice! In this game, you’ll build a spaceship out of sewer pipes and plumbing supplies, and then you’ll have to pilot that ship across the galaxy shipping cargo and trying to make as much money as you can! The instructions are well and once you learn the game it's super fun to replay!
Star Wars Unlock!
These unlock games are kind of like an escape room, except you won’t need to leave your seat-it’s all played with the included cards. This Star Wars themed set includes three missions, so you’ll have lots of opportunity for fun adventures with your family!
Left Right Center is another super-simple game that somehow manages to be super fun too! Players will roll dice and pass their chips left, right, or put them in the center. Last one with chips wins! We’ve got these four themed versions, plus and Elf (the movie) version that’s perfect for Christmas!
Calico is a little bit more complex than some of the other games on this list (not by much), but it’s by far the coziest! In this game, each player will make their own quilt, arranging different tiles to try and earn points and achieve the goals they picked out!
This game has lots of silly illustrations and even sillier puns! It’s a good mix of silly fun and solid strategy; you’ll be collecting sets of cards (sometimes by stealing from your opponents) to try and get the most points and become the ruler of magic!
Want to look at more game options? Check out our entire games collection! As a game alternative, you could also try doing some puzzles as a family! Or if you’re still looking for gifts and the like, check out our entire catalogue!