Fun Board Games to Play This Festive Season

Fun Board Games to Play This Festive Season

When the Christmas dinner has been cooked, and the myriad of desserts gobbled up, when the gifts have been opened, and the cheesy movies have been watched, when the trousers have been unbuttoned (by necessity), and the online bingo games have been played, what is it time for? Board games, of course!

While Scrabble and Checkers have their place, if you're looking for something with a little more zest, we have just the thing. We’ve rounded up a list of fun board games for adults, guaranteed to give you a jolly ol’ time this festive season.

Hedbanz Adulting

Player count: 2 to 6 players

Duration: Dependent on players’ preference

Put on your headband and make a guess; you have 90 seconds! We know the title says board games, so we’re going to get this game out of the way so that the more particular readers can undo the knot from their knickers.

Rated 4.5 stars on, each player in this game puts a card on their forehead and then asks the group yes or no questions in an attempt to figure out what the card says. Categories include binge-worthy TV shows and movies, fame and fortune, hottest apps, professions, and more. It's a fast-paced game and a guaranteed laugh around the dinner table.

Adult Loaded Questions

Player count: 4 to 8 players

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

You may need to put Nan to bed before taking this one out of the box. Good questions are at the core of any stimulating conversation, and Adult Loaded Questions brings the necessary cheek to the Christmas table! With questions like, “What word sounds dirty but isn't?” and “What is an instant mood killer?”, the answers are sure to get raunchy, and the laughs loud.

The objective of the game is to collect the VIP cards by correctly guessing who wrote what answer, and writing everyone's favourite answers! The spinner board directs the game, and whoever collects 10 cards first wins.


Player count: 6 to 12 players

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

This award-winning game offers unlimited potential for fun. The board is filled with icons, and the pieces consist of question and exclamation marks. Players are split into two groups and choose their own words or phrases, which the opposing team needs to guess. The guessing team will be given hints, with pieces being placed on the board, which contains a variety of images from moods and body parts to technology and the elements.

The game boasts excellent replay value and offers a unique teamplay experience with a couple of fun twists along the way.

Cards Against Humanity Holiday Pack

Player count: 4 to 8+ players

Duration: 30 to 90 minutes

Dedicated fans of Cards Against Humanity will be overjoyed to know about the holiday expansion packs! With holiday-themed cards like “Piece of s#^%t Christmas cards with no money in them,” “Making up for 10 years of s&%*tty parenting with a PlayStation,” and “Finding out that Santa isn’t real,” it's going to be a wild festive season!

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Player count: 4 to 6 players

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

What's Christmas without a few ghosts? If you’ve ever wondered how long you'd survive as a character in a horror movie, this game is the answer to your question. Players are let loose in a haunted mansion that is revealed room by room. The game is filled with tension, with mysteries lurking around every corner. You must work as a team to get out of the hallways alive and beware of the traitor who may just be among you.

Star Wars: Outer Rim

Player count: 1 to 4 players

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Holidays are the perfect time to whip out classic favourites like Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, and of course, Star Wars! With more time on your hands, movie marathons are a must-have tradition, and if you're a Star Wars die-hard, taking it a step further with the Star Wars: Outer Rim board game is the way to go.

The game is set in the era of the original trilogy, and players get to play as smugglers, scoundrels, or bounty hunters in the search for fame. Each player gets a basic starship and chooses one of eight characters, each with their own special skills. The aim is to gain fame points (that was unintentional, we swear) by collecting bounties, delivering illegal cargo, and so on. Players move their ships between planets on each turn, doing their jobs and purchasing upgrades. The first player to 10 fame points wins.

Stranger Thongs

Player count: Single-player

Duration: 5 to 15 minutes

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/ 17 December 2021