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24 Best Christmas Board Games for Families & Parties 2023

24 Best Christmas Board Games for Families & Parties 2023

This holiday season spend time with the whole family playing fun Christmas board games for families. There are tons of holiday-themed board games for all ages you can enjoy together. You’ll have a blast playing them as Christmas party games or on family game nights during the holiday season.

What makes these games different from classic games you have at home is the Christmas theme of each board game. Find games with your favorite Christmas movie characters like Elf, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman plus trivia games and a card game. It’s a great way to spend time together laughing and enjoying each other’s company with a little healthy competition mixed in.

So let’s get the Christmas Spirit started in your home by playing these fun Christmas games. Look through our list and find the best Christmas Board Game for your family and make it your new family tradition.

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Top Christmas Board Games for Families & Holiday Parties

Get into the holiday spirit with fun Christmas board games for families. Kids of all ages will love these board games, card games, trivia and more all with a Christmas theme. Great for a family game night over winter break or holiday party games with your whole family. Find the perfect game for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults to play together.

This festive season take time to slow down and enjoy time with your family and friends playing fun Christmas board games. It’s an easy way to get all your guests at a party or your family members to interact together.

We love playing these games at Christmas time on family game nights during winter break. It’s become a family tradition that is easy to do and everyone looks forward to playing.

Even as the kids get older they’ll still play these board games with us for the nostalgia. I am sure you’ll find a Christmas game your entire family can enjoy together and make it your new family tradition too!

There are also several games that will work for larger groups at Christmas Parties too. We love adding games to our parties to help break the ice and get everyone involved by playing games together.

Pair a Christmas board game below with one of these games – Christmas Minute to Win it Games, Christmas Trivia Questions, or our Free Printable Christmas Party Games, and your party is planned.

How to Pick a Board Game

When looking through the list of the best Christmas Board Games for families here are a few things to keep in mind to help you pick the perfect game for your family.

Age of Players

Each game has an age range with the description. This doesn’t mean older kids can’t play but it helps you know which games younger kids in your family will succeed at playing. You’ll want to find a game everyone can play so they are excited about the game.

If you have older kids they’ll enjoy these Fun Board Games for Teens & Tweens too. Their not Christmas-themed but classic games you can all play. Tip: They make great Christmas presents for those hard-to-please teens too.

Difficulty Level

Also, take a look to see how difficult the game is to play. If you are playing at a Christmas party you’ll want a simple game everyone can play. However, on family game nights you could opt for a more complicated game.

Length of the Game

When planning your family game night or Christmas party decide how much time you will have to play the game and keep that in mind while picking the game board. I’ve added a general length of time to each game.

Kids Game Preference

What do your kids like to play? Card Games, Board games, or Trivia? Is there a Christmas movie character they really like? Use this information to help you decide which is the best Christmas board game for your family.

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Play at Family Game Nights

Starting family game nights is an easy family tradition that you can start during the Christmas season and continue all year long. It’s a fun way to spend quality time with your kids and get them off electronics. At least for a little bit (: All of the games below would be perfect for a family game night.

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You could also try playing cooperative board games. These are games you have to work together to solve and you’ll win or lose together as a family.

Play at Christmas Parties

Spread some holiday cheer when you pull out fun Christmas-themed board games and holiday activities at your next party. Make entertaining your guest easy this year by having everything you need for a game in one box. Your guest will appreciate that you brought Christmas-themed games and really get into the holiday spirit.

Add some Christmas decorations, white elephant gifts, and holiday dessert, and your party is planned!

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24 Top Christmas Board Games for Families

Here is our list of the top Christmas board games for families to play this Christmas holiday or any time of year you need some extra joy.

The games are listed by age starting with younger players to older players. You’ll find a mix of traditional board games, party games and festive board games.

1.The Santa Claus Game

Age – 3 & UP

Number of Players – 2-4

Length – 20 Minutes

This family-friendly game will teach kids the joy of giving gifts to others. Families will need to fill their sleigh with gifts to get around the board.

What we really like about this game are the fun activities you’ll need to do to fill your sleigh. Players will have to sing their favorite holiday song, give the loudest Ho Ho Ho, twirl like a snowflake, and more. It’s an added touch that will keep younger kids’ attention while you play.

2. Christmas Bingo

Age – 3 & Up

Number of Players – 2-10

Length – 10 Minutes for 1 Bingo Card

Christmas bingo is a great option for families of all ages. This set includes everything you need with 10 Bingo Cards, Bingo Chips, and Spinner. It’s all holiday pictures and no words so even the youngest relative can play.

I like this as a party game because it doesn’t take a lot of concentration and guests can chat while they play or eat a meal.

Another option is to use my Free Printable Christmas Bingo Cards which comes with printable holiday game boards and cards to draw.

Free Printable Christmas Bingo Game for Kids a fun Party Game for Holiday Parties & School Parties. Includes 20 Christmas Bingo Cards & calling cards. Just print it out and play!

3. Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas

Age – 5 & Up

Number of Players – 2-6

Length – 30 Minutes

This cute board game for younger players has you playing a Who in Whoville. All the Whos will work together to collect presents for the Whos Holiday celebration. But watch out the Grinch is trying to stop you.

The players who collect the most points before it’s time for the Whos to sing wins the game.

4. Chip N’ Dale Christmas Treasures – Card Game

Age – 5 & Up

Number of Players – 2-6

Length – 20 Minutes

This is a quick and simple card game perfect to play at a Christmas party or while watching Christmas movies. The Chip N’ Dale cards are placed on the table in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Then players try to find the matching cards for ornaments, candy canes, popcorn, acorn, and bells. Add up the points on your cards at the end to see who won the game.

5. Seven Santa’s Christmas Game

Age – 5 & Up

Number of Players – 2-4

Length – 15 minutes

A quick Christmas Themed card game for kids. The object of the game is for players to collect all 7 Santa cards in numerical order. This is a fun family game for younger children.

6. Santa’s Sleigh Ride

Age – 5 & Up

Number of Players – 2-6

Length – 15-20 minutes

Kids will have a great time racing on Santa’s sleigh to different locations all over the World to deliver Christmas presents. The goal of this easy game is to delivery your toys and be the first person back to the North Pole. It’s one of the best Christmas games for little kids. 

7. 12 Games of Christmas – Party Games

Age – 6 & Up

Number of Players – 2-16

Length – 10 Minutes – 1 Hour

This hilarious game box has the best Christmas Party games and is is perfect for larger groups. There are 12 Different holiday-themed games with everything you need to play inside the box from kazoos to blow-up reindeer antlers.

You will get a combination of team games, action games, solo games, brain games, board games, loud games, and quiet games. All the games are easy to learn and quick to play which is what makes it a great party game.

It reminds me a lot of the popular Christmas Minute to Win It Games.

8. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Operation

Age – 6 & Up

Number Players – 1 & Up

Length – 15 Minutes

Fans of the game Operation will love this Christmas twist with a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer movie theme. You will have to operate on the Abominable Snowman with tweezers but be careful not to make the alarm go off.

A great family Christmas game that will be nostalgic for parents. 

9. Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Age – 6 & Up

Number of Players – 2 or More (group game)

Length – 30 Minutes or More

Get everyone at your party up and moving with a fun Holiday Scavenger Hunt. The game comes with 220 cards divided between indoor searches and outdoor searches.

Break everyone in the party up into teams and give them 10 cards. Then send teams off on a hunt finding items on their cards.

Whichever team returns first with all the items win the game. Younger family members can play too they just need someone to read what’s on the game cards.

You can also try my Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunts for indoors and outdoors. It’s a checklist rather than cards but also a quick and fun game.

Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt game. A fun Holiday party game kid and adults will enjoy at home, virtual parties and searching neighborhood Christmas Light Displays.

10. Dr. Seuss: Grinch Grow Your Heart Card Game

Age – 6 & Up

Number of Players – 2-6

Length – 30 Minutes

Help the Grinch grow his heart in this fun card game. The first player will be the bad guy AKA the Grinch and play grinchy tricks while the rest of the players try to grow his heart. In the next round let another player be the Grinch. This game is so much fun for the whole family.

11. Christmas Vacation Memory Masters

Age – 6 & up

Number of Players – 4

Length – 30 Minutes

If your family is huge fans of the Christmas Vacation Movie then they’ll love this game. Use the cards to memorize, switch and match the cards to win. Partner up with a family member and compete to see who remembers the movie best to win.

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12. Christmas Carols & Songs Game

Age – 6 and Up

Number of Players – 2-6

Does your family love Christmas songs? Then this is a great game for you to play with both kids and adults. The game is more like a Christmas Trivia game with over three hundred questions asking things like Name that Song, Song Trivia and Sing the Next Line.

You can play it as a team game or indidually. Players will sing and answer questions while making their way around the game board.  

13. Llama Drama Holiday Edition

Age – 7 & Up

Number of Players – 2-4, combine two decks for 5-8 players

Length – 5-15 Minutes

Llama Drama is an exciting and simple to play holiday-themed card game. Even your teens or tweens will enjoy playing this game. It’s can be played in 5-15 minutes but has some strategy to it which allows older kids to enjoy it just as much as younger kids.

14. Christmas Activity Game

Age – 7 & Up

Number of Players – 4 or More

Length – 30 minutes – 1 hour or more

This is a really hilarious Christmas party game that all ages can play together. It’s described as a cross between Charades & Pictionary with a lot of action.

Players will select a card with instructions to hum it, act it, draw it, list it, find it, and more. It’s a pretty active and fast-moving game to play as a group. With 220 cards you can play all night if you want.

15. Christmas Journey with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Age – 8 & Up

Number of Players – 2-4

Length – 30-60 minutes

This festive board game is a mix between the games Chutes and Ladders and Sorry. You’ll move back and forth like in Chutes and Ladders but the reindeer game has some strategy to it that older kids and adults will enjoy. Which makes it a great family game night choice for all ages.

16. Frosty The Snowman – Christmas Journey

Age – 8 & Up

Number of Players – 2-4

Length – 30-60 Minutes

Help Frosty the Snowman save Santa and get asked to come back every Christmas to the North Pole. Players will see all their favorite Frosty the Snowman characters from the movie which fans will love.

To play you’ll need to gather players’ cards, match them and outstrategize your fellow players to win the game.

17. Elf Monopoly

Age – 8 & UP

Number of Players – 2-6

Length – 60 minutes

This is the best Christmas-themed board game if you enjoy a competitive game of Monopoly. We love the fun Elf Movie Theme. Buy, Sell & Trade holiday-themed squares to try and win the game.

Includes fun holiday game pieces too. 

18. Clue North Pole Holiday Edition

Age – 8 & Up

Number of Players – 3-6

Length – 30 -60 minutes

Did you know the classic game of Clue has a holiday edition? It’s played just like the original game but with a holiday theme.

Your family will have to use their detective skills to find out who stole Santa’s presents. It’s a fun twist on the game and could be played at family Christmas parties or family game nights.

19. Elf Card Scramble

Age – 12 & Up

Number of Players – 2-4

Length – 90 Minutes

If you’re a fan of the Christmas movie Elf you’ll love this game. Players have to collect Elf-themed cards to help them move around the board and strategies with their cards to win the game.

This game is a little complicated when you first start but once you get the hang of it it’s a really fun game. Great for tweens and older kids to play with family.

20. Merry Dissmas by What Do You Meme?

Age – 12 & Up

Number of Players – 3 & UP

Length – 30 -90 Minutes

A funny truth-telling game about your friends and family. Players will get a question like “What is the worst gift someone in the family ever received?”. Then players write down their answers on the included dry-erase boards. The funniest answer wins.

If your family likes to roast each other this is the game you’ll want this Christmas. It’s pretty hilarious and a great way to get your teens and tweens to play a game with the family.

21. Christmas Trivia

Age – 12 & Up

Number of Players – 2 & Up

Length – 30 minutes or more

This game is your classic trivia game cards with the twist of Christmas questions. There are five different Christmas categories to choose from. We found a lot of the questions would be hard for younger kids so I would suggest older teens rather than 12 & Up.

If you don’t want a full game of trivia just grab my FREE Printable Christmas Quiz Questions. Fun questions to read at Christmas dinner or in between activities at the Holiday party.

22. Trivial Pursuit – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

​Age – 12 & Up

Number of Players – 2 or More

If your family loves disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas they’ll have a blast playing this fun trivial pursuit game. With over 400 questions you’ll be able to play this from Halloween through Christmas. 

23. This That & Everything – Merry Christmas Edition

Age – 12 & UP

Number of Players – 4-44

Length – 20 Minutes

Another great Christmas party game to try. It’s a rapid-fire game that is super fast and funny.

One player gets a card with 6 Christmas-inspired words and gives descriptions to help their fellow teammates guess the word before time is up. This game works great for a wide range of ages at your family party.

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24. Santa’s Workshop

Age – 14 & Up

Number of Players – 2-5

Length of Time – 45-60 minutes

Fun game for older kids and adults to play at Christmas time. Every year after Christmas Santa takes a well-deserved break to the beach. If you want to go too you’ll have to lead your team of elves to build gifts, collect materials, and tend to the reindeer.

This is a worker placement game that will take 9 rounds to lead your elves to the beach.

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I hope you have found some new and fun ways to celebrate the holiday this year. We really have loved these Christmas board games for familes and I hope your family will enjoy them just as much.

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