Hilarious Games are part of the fun when family is together during the holidays and even when the holidays are over.
Christmas is one time of year when families get the opportunity to spend some quality time together. Family games are just one way to make this time enjoyable and will create memories that will last a long, long time. Laughing and spending time together is precious, so let’s make the most of it.
After all the presents are opened, it’s time to get the hot chocolate and Christmas brunch munchies out. Dad or Mom can set up the games and then let the fun begin.
What games should we play?
Well, I’ve chosen to show you eight different games that can be fun with all members of the family. Some of the younger ones may need help, but that’s part of the fun too!
Here’s the lowdown on these games and what makes them fun!
Reverse Charades is just what it says it is. When playing Charades, usually one person tries to act out the phrase or word on the card. In Reverse Charades the opposite happens. Everyone tries to act out the phrase for one person. Can you just imagine how funny this would be? Laughter will reign over the home, while 4 or 5 are jumping up and down trying to act out the card. What a hoot!
Pie Face Game
Pie Face is a silly game that everyone will be having fun with. The children in the home will find this hilarious. Spin the spinner and crank the handle that many times. Your face is in the opening of the face shield, just waiting to be hit with a handful of whipped cream or some other goody. The whipped cream doesn’t come with the game, you will have to prepare in advance for that, but you can use other food stuff or the sponge. That way whoever turns the crank that fateful time will end up with a wet face or maybe a cookie in their face instead. Sure to have everyone on the edge of their seats waiting for that turn of the crank that will result in someone getting their face “creamed” or better.
HeadBandz is another funny game. Everyone wears an elastic headband on their heads, cards are picked up, one at a time. These get inserted into the band on the head of the person whose turn it is. They cannot see what is on the card. By asking questions the person tries to guess who they are, by yes or no questions. The game is mainly for kids, but can be a real hoot for the adults too. Up to 6 players can get in on this game at once or for more, you can make teams.
Sequence is a board game played with two decks of cards. There are pictures of the cards on the board and the object is for you and your team mate to get 5 cards in a row on the board. Rows can by up and down or diagonal. It sounds really easy, but it is a challenge for both kids and grown-ups. I love this game! It’s fun for both children and adults and no one has any advantage. Older players will be as engaged as the younger ones.
Brain Quest Smart Game
Brain Quest Smart Game is made for kids aged 5-12. Don’t let that stop the adults from playing, though. You have 5 categories to answer questions in and the cards are graded for age appropriateness. Categories include Science, Math, Art, Reading and the World, with questions geared to those categories. The first one to spell out SMART, wins. Good fun and lots to learn with this game. Kids will enjoy this immensely.
Trivial Pursuit Game Family Edition
Who doesn’t love Trivial Pursuit? This game has been around for a while, but this version is made for families. Cards are divided up into Blue cards for the Adults and Yellow cards for the Kids. It can be played individually or in teams. Either way this game is fun and will give loads of great family play time. It gets great ratings in Family Games, so you know that it will be a good game with lots of interesting questions and answers. Age appropriate for 6 years and older.
The Game Of Life
The Game of Life, is another classic game that will have the kids just rolling with laughter. I can remember playing this with my family! We laughed so hard when our children had their cars filled with kids and making their way around the board. Some assembly is required, but it is minimal and well worth the effort. This game will have your family in stitches while going through life. Rated for ages 8+. There are many small parts so this game is not recommended for toddlers/small children.
Cranium Board Game
Cranium Board Game from the desk of Board Game Geek, comes a great description of this game. Because it covers so many different ways to play, no one has an advantage! Kids and Adults alike will be challenged!
From the manufacturer: Cranium Family Fun gives families the best way to play together as a team in an unforgettably fun game that gives everyone a chance to shine. Packed with 16 hilarious activities, Cranium Family Fun gets you building, flipping, sketching, sculpting, guessing, and laughing out loud together every time you play!
I know I like other products by Cranium! They make you think outside the box. Kids and parents will have a great time with this game.
Games with the family are an important part of your child’s development. Games help them to learn how to co-operate and play as a team. They learn how to have fun with their siblings and friends too. For Christmas this year, make sure there is at least one Family Fun Game included. You will have hours of laughter, merry making and memories! Not to mention just a really good enjoyable Family Time during the holidays.
Merry Christmas…..and Happy Playing.