Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends.

And there’s nothing like teaming up to show your competitive side with some board games or apps.

If you’re looking to play some games this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of games to try, with something for all ages.

But if it’s a little too late to rush to the store to get your hands on a board game, we’ve also added some phone app options to try out.

Articulate, £16.99 from Smyths or £18 from Argos

The goal of this game is to describe a sentence without actually saying it.

Two teams compete for the first round of the board as team members take turns describing phrases on the cards to their teammates during one round of the timer.

Monopoly, £15 at Argos

Another classic game to enjoy this Christmas is Monopoly, with the classic edition of the game available from Argos for just £15.

In this fast-paced property trading game, you can move around the board to buy and trade properties while building houses and hotels.

For two or more players, ages 8+.

Cluedo, £12.99 at Smyths or £13.99 at B&M

Cluedo, the classic puzzle game, everyone will want to play a top detective.

Six suspects. A murderer. A weapon. A place And of course a winner.

For 2 to 6 players, ages 8+.

The Best of Christmas family board game, £13 from The Entertainer

Think you’re a Christmas expert? Put yourself and your family to the test with picture, theme and fortune cards, test your festive knowledge and climb the Christmas tree. Be the first team to add the sparkling star on top to win.

For two or more players, ages 12+.

Herd Mentality deck, £20 from The Works

The perfect game to test how well you know your family and friends. Think just like the herd to win this game, write down the same answers as your friends. If your answer is part of the majority, you win all the cows.

If everyone else has an answer that matches at least one other person, but not yours, you get the angry pink cow and your herd is worthless until you can pass it on to someone else. Be the first to collect 8 cows to win the game.

For 4 to 20 players, ages 10 and up.

Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, £22.99 from Smyths or £23.39 from The Entertainer

It’s been a Christmas classic for decades, and for good reason. Trivial Pursuit game for Family Edition contains cards for both kids and adults.

It contains 1,200 trivia questions in six categories and is designed for three to six players.

For 3 to 6 players.


These are all available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Charade! – Free

Various challenges from dancing, singing, acting and more.

Use your friends’ clues to guess the word on the card before the timer runs out.

Pay attention!

A variant of the charade and suitable for children aged 12 and over.

Psycho! Outwit your friends!

A trivia meets Cards Against Humanity guessing game by Ellen DeGeneres.

The game of life

Go to college, get a job and play mini games.

Watch as characters made from board pieces come to life and move through the different stages of life

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