The Christmas holidays present a time for gathering. This season is the perfect time to get together with your extended family, to get in touch with your friends and to expand your social circle. It’s easy to miss out on communication with your friends and members of your extended family. Our lives have become much busier and sometimes it feels like there is not enough time to dedicate your attention to everyone. But not during the holidays. That is what the holidays are for, so make no excuses this time of the year and get together with everyone you care about.
Spending the evening in front of the TV with some Christmas snacks on the coffee table might seem like a way to get together with your friends and family, but we’ve got a far more interesting proposition for you. We’ve got 10 party games that will be the perfect excuse to gather everyone for a night of pure entertainment. Not all of them are suitable for your younger family members, so make sure you read the description for each of these party games, or you might get in some trouble with their parents.
1. Smart Ass
Smart Ass is the ultimate party game for your next family night. It is a fun tabletop trivia game for 2 to 6 players and suitable for everyone of 12 years and above.
Play Smart Ass, the game where it’s OK to yell out the answer, even when it’s not your turn.
Be the first to answer the Who, What, and Where Am I questions, and move closer to being the ultimate Smart Ass.
A fast-paced party game for 2 – 6 players, ages 12 and up.
Includes game board, 6 playing pieces and stands, 411 question cards, 2 jumbo dice, and instructions.
2. I Should Have Known That!
This is another game that you can play with anyone in your family or friends’ group as it is rater for kids as well as adults. In this game you have starting points that are subtracted every time you provide an incorrect answer to the trivia questions that will make you say “I should have known that” in no time.
Is starboard on the left or right side of a boat? How do you say â€œjapanâ€ in japanese? Is a penguin a bird? How long did sleeping beauty actually sleep?
In contrast to traditional trivia formats, you don’t receive points for answering questions correctly. Instead, points are subtracted for every incorrect answer!
Contains 110 cards with more than 400 questions about things that you should know
An addictively entertaining trivia game where it will only be a matter of time before you hear yourself sayâ€¦ ahhh!… I should have known that!
Players 2+ / Age 14+
3. Double Ditto
Double Ditto is a hilarious family party game that will be the perfect Christmas gift for everyone for this holiday season. It can be played with every member of your family and is a fast paced game.
Simple & Hilarious – Double Ditto is a fast paced family game that can be played with kids 8 years & up to adults. A customizable card game that allows for creativity with answers and has other players guessing the answers of competitors.
How to Play: Pick a card, read it aloud, & quickly write down two answers you think others will imagine. Laugh or cry as you discover if you were correct. Find out whose mind is in sync with yours. It may not be who you’d expect! Creativity is key!
What You Get: 400 category cards, a 15-second timer, score sheets, & instruction card. Play Time: 25 minutes. (**8 and 9-year-olds with strong reading and writing skills may also enjoy playing, and younger players may “team up” with an adult).
4. Taboo Game
The Taboo game is a game for adults and teens intended to be played by at least 4 players who are divided into teams. The goal is to get your teammates to guess the word on your guess card without saying any of the taboo words on the taboo cards.
TABOO WORDS: It’s the game where players get teammates to say the Guess word without saying any of the 5 Taboo words on the cards.
INCLUDES ELECTRONIC BUZZER: Oops! Say a Taboo word and the other team will buzz you in this super-fun party game for adults and teens ages 13 and up.
LOTS OF FUN GUESS WORDS: This edition of the Taboo game includes 800 Guess words featuring pop culture, trends, celebrities, and more.
RACE AGAINST THE TIMER: Each team keeps the cards they guessed correctly. When all players have taken a turn as the describer, the team with the most cards wins.
FUN PARTY GAME: Invite friends over and get the party started in an instant with the Taboo game. It’s quick to set up and exciting to play as teams race against the clock.
5. All of Us Family Party Games
All of Us is a family trivia game designed for all generations from Gen Z, Gen Y, Gen X up to the Baby Boomers, but you’ll need at least 4 players to be able to play it.
Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, & Gen Z, unite: This game is designed for ages 12+ and is encouraged to be played with 4+ players (of all ages).
How To Play: Players of all ages team up to compete in a multigenerational trivia battle.
What’s Inside: Contains 576 trivia cards, 8 wild cards, 1 60-second timer, 1 scoreboard, 2 tokens, plus instructions.
6. Who’s Most Likely To
This game a family friendly version of the original “Who’s most likely to” game that contains 250 prompt cards that will decide who in your group is most likely to… It is a game best played with more than 4 people.
250 prompt cards to decide who in the group is MOST LIKELY TO…
A mostly clean and family friendly version of the original best selling game “Who’s Most Likely To…” that contains some of the same cards.
This game can get real. Prepare to call out your friends and family!
The more players the better (seriously, 10+ people would be chill)
For 4+ players and ages 14+
7. 5 Second Rule
The 5 Second Rule game is an easy to play game for kids and adults that requires the players to name 3 things that fit the topic within 5 seconds.
EASY TO PLAY: Pick a card, read the seemingly easy topic, then start the timer! now with only 5 seconds to name 3 things that fit the topic, it doesn’t seem so easy!
JUST SPIT IT OUT: Players get tongue-tied, funny answers come flying out and laughter is sure to follow in this fast-paced game
CLASSIC TIMER: The twisted timer makes a fun “zoooooop!” sound as the marbles race down, tracking the 5 seconds!
MORE FUN: Includes 576 questions on 288 cards for extended fun
GAME NIGHT FRIENDLY: For 3 or more players, ages 10 to adult; great for game nights with friends, family, or ice breakers
8. Tell Me Without Telling Me
This trending game is the hilarious party game of choice for bachelor, college and birthday parties, but it can be a fun pick for your Christmas gathering with your friends. This is definitely an adult game though.
TELLMEGAME: There are 3 ways to “tell” what your card says in this hilarious game for adults: Show Don’t Tell, One Syllable, or Freestyle. Be the fastest team to guess the words on the cards, and you will be victorious!
PERFECT FOR PARTIES: This new activity is the ultimate party game, whether it’s at a college dorm, happy hour, or a bachelorette party. It will get the whole crowd acting, laughing, speaking, and maybe even rapping.
ADULT CONTENT WARNING: You will be rolling on the floor laughing at these cards, with categories that include people, traits, things, places, and “not safe for work”. Play with family and coworkers at your own risk!
9. Shot in the Dark
Shot in the dark is a fun party game with hundreds of thought-provoking, bizarre and hilarious questions. It is an alternative of the classic trivia games genre that is great for parties with friends or family members.
Make your next party a hit with “Shot In The Dark!” The card game with hundreds of thought-provoking, bizarre and hilarious questions!
If you love fun facts and useless knowledge but want an alternative to classic trivia or traditional quiz games, then this is for you!
Anyone can win because nobody knows all the answers! If you can’t make an educated guess, then your only hope is a shot in the dark
Simple to play – everyone has a guess and best guess wins!
Guaranteed to provoke interesting discussion, hilarious debate and loads of fun.
Great for parties, family gatherings, chilling with friends, games nights, long car rides, or your next vacation.
10. You Laugh You Drink Adult Party Games
Play this game on family night at your own risk. Otherwise, it is the perfect party game to play with your friends over the holidays. Just, don’t drink too much.
150 cards with hilarious prompts that will make you laugh then make you tipsy.
On your turn, do what the card says and don’t hold back.
For everyone else, can you keep a straight face if someone acts out an emotional breakdown while doing some dad dance moves or suddenly does parkour all around you. Keep a straight face or bottoms up.
For 3+ players ages 21+