Looking for the best games for Christmas? Amazon has slashed up to 50% off top family board games ahead of Black Friday – including Ticket to Ride and Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without dusting off a favourite board game or investing in a new one or two. If you’re looking for the best board games for Christmas 2021 then you’re in luck, as Amazon has slashed up to 50 per cent off some of their bestselling and new family board games in the early Black Friday sale.
As well as tried-and-true family favourites like Ticket to Ride and Trivial Pursuit, there’s a flurry of new games ready to hit our living room tables including Heard Mentality and Kids Against Maturity.
From Harry Potter-themed Trivial Pursuit to guessing the most popular flavour of Walkers crisps in Mr Lister, there is a whole host of weird and wonderful quiz games ready to play this Christmas.
If you’re searching for a tried-and-true strategy board game, we bet Ticket to Ride will come up trumps.
With a whopping 26,000 five-star reviews, the Ticket to Ride game has saved many family gatherings. Players have to build train routes to earn points in this fun, fast and easy to learn game. Play time takes between 30 and 60 minutes so it’s the perfect thing to whip out over the Christmas period.
This family card game is sure to get things going in your house at Christmas. The child-friendly alternative to the adult party game Cards Against Humanity, the Kids Against Maturity is a fun family party game with age-appropriate toilet humour.
Better still, it’s now 50 per cent off and portable, so you can take it anywhere, including on long car journeys.
The most obvious answer wins in this easy to learn and quick to play strategy game.
A question is read out and you have to try to figure out what everyone else would write. If your answer is in the majority, you win cows. This game can be played with up to 20 people so it’s great for a big family Christmas party.
The aim of the game is to make and guess the most sounds. Sounds range from nice and easy (monkey, train, eating) through to medium (didgeridoo, roller coaster, electric shock) to the truly challenging hard (wrestling, scuba diving, woodpecker).
If you find it hard to keep the whole family sitting down for the entire spell of a board game then this is the one for you.
Beat That! consists of ten rounds of challenges. All players place a bet on their own ability to complete the challenge. Once bets are placed, go around the circle attempting the challenge. Test things like speed, dexterity and balance for a game that is bound to keep everyone from 8 to 80 entertained.
If Monopoly is dragging on or you want to spice up traditional board games, then this is the one for you.
Designed to be played alongside whatever else you’re doing, each player starts with six missions to complete. Make other players yawn, hide a card on a player without being caught, get a player to dance, and more.
If Trivial Pursuit seems a little too taxing after your Christmas dinner, then Mr Lister is a great alternative and is sure to get family members of all ages involved.
Tasks include ‘list the 10 most popular flavours of Walker’s classic crisps’. You get three shots at guessing the answers – if it’s on the list, it’s a hit. If not, it’s a miss. The team with the most hits wins the card and takes one step closer to winning the game.
Harry Potter is a family favourite, but who knows it best?
Featuring 1,800 questions and over 300 cards, this game will test your knowledge of characters, spells, locations, events, magical artefacts and much more, as you compete to master every category.