In this article I want to share a list of some of the best family board games for Christmas that you can give as gifts to the kids, to the family, or to other loved ones. This list of the best family board games for Christmas can give you hours of fun!
One of the great things about board games is that once you buy them, they are paid for, and you can then have tons and tons of hours of free fun! We have board games that are 20 years old that I got as a teenager, and my parents and in-laws have board games that we played as kids (so those games are a few decades old)!
Playing board games is a fun and frugal way to help spend time together as a family during the Christmas season. For more ideas, check out this article with 25 ways to have a fun and frugal Christmas!
Any of the games listed below would make great Christmas gifts for family members or friends this holiday season!
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15+ Best Family Board Games for Christmas This Year
Read on to find some of the most popular board games for families of all ages. Click the images below to learn more about each game!
Our kids love Telestrations, a fun drawing game where you can have up to 8 players.
Exploding Kittens has become quite popular in the last few years. You can look at it as a fun twist on Russian roulette. It is made for two to five players. It is quick to learn and quick to play, and it is great for people who love kittens, and explosions, and laser beams. 🙂
Both Monopoly and Monopoly Jr. can be a lot of fun for kids. Though we have played regular Monopoly with our kids (who are pretty young; the youngest two are five), Monopoly Jr. may be the better choice for them.
Though this is a classic edition of Monopoly Junior, there are many others that are fun, like Monopoly Junior Unicorn Edition, Disney Princesses edition, Unicorns vs. Llamas edition, and more.
Life is another fun classic board game for families that would make an ideal Christmas gift. It also has a lot of fun editions.
Taboo is a great game for family who are a little bit older (recommended age is 13+) or to play with friends.
This is another classic game that our family loves. And there are different fun editions for this game, as well, like a Harry Potter edition. Even the new classic edition has a new suspect that has been added to the fun.
Like many of the classic games, there is also a Clue Junior edition (no murders happen; but you do get cake and chocolate milk!), and our kids love to play that!
Settlers of Catan
This is another game that we play often in our family. (And I’ve even won a time or two. :))
Ticket to Ride
We also love Ticket to Ride, and this is another game that I would consider one of the best family board games for Christmas gifts. Like many of the other family games included in this list, in addition to the one pictured above, there are many other editions to choose from!
We also love to play Codenames in our family, and I think it is another one of the best board games for families for Christmas.
Pandemic is a fun game, and the thing that I love most about it is that it is a cooperative game, where everyone works together to beat the game. Because this game is a little more challenging it is best suited for kids that are older; the game recommends 13+.
This is another fun classic game that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults of all ages.
If you love working with words, then you will love Scrabble!
Guess Who? is another classic family game that my kids love. Because you do have to be able to read the names, it is best suited for kids that are at least 5 (unless you have another reader who can help them, of course :)).
Connect 4 is another fun and simple game that kids love.
Pictionary is another fun game because what kid doesn’t like to draw? This edition shown above comes with markers and erasable boards! #win
What Is the Best Family Board Game?
After reading all of those options, who might wonder, What is the best family board game? I don’t know that I could narrow it down to just one best family board game, because there are a lot to choose from! Some of the classics are of course Monopoly, Life, Settlers of Catan, Codenames, Pandemic, Scrabble, and Ticket to Ride.
Of course young children love classic children’s games like Candy Land, Clue Jr., Monopoly Jr., Chutes and Ladders, and Hungry, Hungry Hippo.
Final Thoughts on the Best Family Board Games for Christmas
No matter the age of your kiddos, you can find board games for Christmas that you can give as gifts that will help your family or the family you gift the game to to strengthen their family ties and grow closer together. As families spend more time together, they tend to get to know each other better and grow closer together.