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Best Family Games to Play this Holiday Season!

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It’s that time of year again where the cold weather forces people indoors, and it can be hard to entertain yourself and your family when it gets dark at 4 pm. There’s a lot to love about this time of year (the holidays for one thing!) but the cold can definitely negatively impact family fun. Especially over the holidays, sometimes you need a little help figuring out a way to keep things interesting and fun. Here are the best family games to play during the holidays! 

Just One

This is the perfect game for some cooperative family fun. Anywhere from three to seven people can play, and it is a great game for any age. The goal is to help your teammate guess their mystery word by writing down a related word to help them figure it out (like snow if the word was winter). The only catch is that your word can’t be the same as anyone else’s or both words are disqualified, so being creative is critical! Order this game now for a fun new Thanksgiving Day tradition!

Codenames

Designed for four to eight players, this game is perfect for those thinkers out there who like a bit of challenge with their gameplay. Two teams compete by each having someone say one-word clues that point to one or more of the team’s words while avoiding the other team’s words. This game requires a little more strategy and thinking as it can be hard to think of a word that can only be used for your team’s words and not the other team’s. This game is ideal for anyone who wants some friendly competition with their cooperative games. Buy it now for a great holiday season!

family games to play during the holidays

Goat Yoga

Any game that involves an inflatable goat is sure to be a lot of fun. Goat Yoga is hilarious and family-friendly, perfect for those who like active games where they can move around as opposed to sitting around a table. Players perform real yoga poses and various difficult challenges involving the inflatable goat. This game is a great way to get your family moving after a long day of lounging around the house. Don’t try this one after Thanksgiving dinner!

Exploding Kittens

If the name alone doesn’t intrigue you, there is much more to love about this Game of the Year winner. Exploding kittens is a strategic kitten-based Russian roulette that is perfect for adults, teens, and kids who love crazy and ridiculous games. Two to five people can play, and it is recommended for ages seven and up. People of all ages will love this game, making it the perfect game to settle down with after a night of delicious pie.

Pictionary

An oldie but a goodie, Pictionary is a classic for a reason. For artists and non-artists alike, Pictionary is a must-have game for the holidays. The worse the art, the more fun the game! People of all ages can play and there is no real limit to the number of players. It’s perfect for those larger families out there. If you don’t have Pictionary, this is the year to invest in one of the most beloved family games around.

family games to play during the holidays

Throw Throw Burrito

From the creators of Exploding Kittens, Throw Throw Burrito combines card games with dodgeball. Kids and adults alike will love this high-energy game where you get to hurl adorable-looking foam burritos at each other. This game makes for some truly wild and hilarious winter nights. Get out of that turkey coma with this fantastic family-friendly game! Order now before the holiday season is in full swing

We hope you enjoyed this list of the best family games to play during the holidays and have some new ideas for the upcoming season.

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The Return of Tabletop Board Games

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If your an eighties baby, I know that you remember playing fun games when you were young like Surgeon, Memory, Monopoly, Checkers and Candyland. Of course now a days most gamers are enamored with consoles, (such as xbox and Playstation) online gaming and even virtual reality related games. Whether it be the latest first person shooter, a role playing games, or even a game of free bingo no deposit, the gaming world is almost entirely dominated by technology. That being said, one section of the gaming community that has seen a promising comeback is tabletop gaming in its many forms.

The ability to open up a board game and play it anywhere is something that many people are experiencing all over the world. This has been brought back to popularity from the yearly tabletop Days that are organized all over the world. These organized events help to make people realize the wealth of games out there that are waiting to be played.

One of the biggest games is of course Dungeons and Dragons, with groups like Critical Role building up a huge audience. One thing that this group has done is to utilize Twitch to build up an audience. The fact that the players of the game are in fact voice actors from the world of gaming has helped to raise the prominence even higher.

Another aspect of this form of the tabletop gaming scene is the inventiveness of the games that are being created. They stand out because of the inspiration of the designers who are looking for new ways to make the games more interesting. This includes the use of technology and the Internet to create a more unique experience to the gamer and to make it even more fun.

Whether it be Dungeons and Dragons, or even Monopoly, what we see is that tabletop board games are here to stay, and are growing in popularity. Giving a more social experience than the console and PC games, they are bringing people together in ways that people assume gaming can’t, and that can only be a good thing.

Tabletop games may not be much of a challenge to the world of console gaming, but it is here to stay. It has survived the world of technology, and learn to make a use of it, and that is where the strength in this form of gaming will survive.

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