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40 Best Family Board Games for Christmas 2024

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What family board game is best for a Christmas party?

The festive season is upon us, and it’s a time to create cherished memories with family.

Board games have long been a holiday tradition in my home. Spending time together after our holiday meal playing a variety of games has been something I look forward to every year.

They’re the perfect way to bring everyone closer together, from young children to grandparents. You can enjoy each other’s company, while usually having a pretty good laugh and some healthy competition.

While you may already have a stack of classic board games in your closet, there’s nothing like some new family board games for Christmas to bring everyone together. You can gift them on Christmas Eve, add them to stockings, or buy them on Black Friday (so you can enjoy them all season long).

Take this special time making as many memories as possible with your loved ones.

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What Christmas board games will kids like to play?

When it comes to Christmas board games that kids will love, you have many options to choose from. Younger children will love the colorful boards, simple rules, and recognizable characters. For slightly older kids, games that involve strategy, critical thinking, or mystery-solving will be the best way to hold their attention.

The games below are all Christmas-themed, and while you may find some of the old classics (like Clue or Monopoly), they all have a Christmas twist. They’re listed according to age groups (and include the number of players), with the easier games listed at the beginning of each age group.

The best Christmas board games are ones that your kids will enjoy, regardless of their age. Have fun this holiday season making some wonderful memories!

Don’t Break the Ice

Hasbro Gaming Don't Break The Ice Preschool Game, Board Games for Kids Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3+, 2-4 Players

While not a traditional Christmas board game, Don’t Break the Ice is the perfect winter game to introduce young kids to family game night.

Pin the Nose on the Snowman

MISS FANTASY Christmas Games for Kids Party Pin Nose on Snowman Christmas Party Decorations Christmas Activities for Kids Christmas Party Game for Family Adults Xmas Gifts for Kids (Snowman)

Ages 3+, up to 24 Players

Pin the Nose on the Snowman is an excellent choice for a Christmas party with kids. Get the adults in on the holiday fun to give the kids a good laugh.

The Santa Claus Game

Zobmondo!! The Santa Claus Game, Great Christmas Board Game for Boys and Girls, Award-Winning Educational Game, Kids’ Game for Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3+, 2-4 Players

Deliver presents as you race across a winter wonderland in The Santa Claus Game. Fun spaces will have you singing or shouting, “Ho, Ho, Ho!”

Frosty the Snowman Follow the Leader Game

Funko Frosty The Snowman – Follow The Leader - Christmas Card Game

Ages 4+, 2-4 Players

Frosty the Snowman Follow the Leader is a great matching game for small kids. It’s a fun cooperative game to get everyone playing together. It also makes a great stocking stuffer!

Santa Claus Go Fish

Santa Claus GO FISH Card Game - Christmas Gift for Kids 4-8 - Matching, Slap Jack & Old Maid Using Same Deck

Ages 4+, 2-6 Players

For a Christmas twist on the classic card game, try Santa Claus Go Fish. This gam is easy for young kids and instructions for Old Maid and Slap Jack.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Funko Mickey's Christmas Carol Game

Ages 4+, 2-4 Players

For a simple cooperative game for young kids, try Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Draw puzzle pieces to complete iconic pictures from Disney’s classic movie, offering great nostalgia for Disney fans.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Snowstorm Scramble

Funko Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Snowstorm Scramble Game for 1-5 Players Ages 5 and Up

Ages 5+, 1-5 Players

A great game for solo players (so you can wrap some gifts) or as a team, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Snowstorm Scramble has you running from the Abominable Snowman to win the game.

Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Treasures Card Game

Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney - Chip 'n' Dale Christmas Treasures Game

Ages 5+, 2-6 Players

Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Treasures is a fun press-your-luck card game where the purpose of the game is to get the most presents! The cards lay in the shape of a tree to easily put you in the holiday spirit.

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Charlie Brown Trim the Tree Game

Funko Peanuts Charlie Brown Trim The Tree Cooperative Game for 1-5 Players Ages 5 and Up

Ages 5+, 1-5 Players

Charlie Brown Trim the Tree Game is all about cooperation to keep the Christmas tree from tipping and losing the iconic red ball ornament. It’s a great way to promote teamwork in younger children.

Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas!

Funko POP Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas!,Multicolor,56320

Ages 5+, 2-6 Players

Get in the Christmas spirit as you work together as a family to collect presents before the Grinch can steal them away in Merry Grinchmas!

Santa’s Sleigh Ride

Santa's Sleigh Ride - an Educational Christmas Board Game

Ages 5+, 2-6 Players

Race against other Santas to the finish line in Santa’s Sleigh Ride to deliver presents across the world in this educational holiday game.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Outset Media Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game (Amazon Exclusive) – Contains 220 Cards – Christmas Themed Party Game for 2 or More Players Ages 6 and up

Ages 6+, 2+ Players or Teams

This Christmas Scavenger Hunt is the perfect board game to give you hours of family fun with no extra preparation for you. Play indoors or outdoors, as individuals or teams.

Disney Cookie Swap

Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney - Cookie Swap Card Game

Ages 6+, 2-5 Players

Swap cards to make a set of four and win the Cookie Swap game. Such a simple game for kids, making it a fun family game night game.

Grinch Grow Your Heart Card Game

Funko Pop! Dr. Seuss - Grinch Grow Your Heart Card Game

Ages 6+, 2-6 Players

Each player gets a turn at being the Grinch while the other players take turns growing the Grinch’s heart. Grinch Grow Your Heart is a simple game where kids learn what Christmas is all about.

Elf Snowball Showdown Card Game

Funko Elf - Snowball Showdown Card Game, Multicolour

Ages 6+, 3-6 Players

Elf Snowball Showdown is a fun, fast-paced snowball fight you can play by the warmth of your fire. Mix up some hot chocolate and get those snowball cards flying.

Christmas Lights Card Game

Ages 6+, 2-6 Players

Trade and replace bulbs to make the best light display by the end of the game. Christmas Lights is the best way to start the holiday season!

Operation: The Grinch

Operation: The Grinch Board Game | Classic Dr. Seuss Art & Custom Funatomy Parts

Ages 6+, 1+Players

A Christmas theme of a classic game, Operation: The Grinch will bring as much fun to your kids as you enjoyed with the original. Another bonus is one person can play this game, allowing you to prepare Christmas dinner in peace.

12 Games of Christmas

12 Games of Christmas - 12 Hilarious Holiday Games [Family Party Games Pack for Kids, Teens & Adults] - by Beat That! Game

Ages 6+, 2-16 Players

Just as the name suggests, here are 12 Games of Christmas to play throughout the holiday season. There are trivia games, challenge games, and memory games all with a Christmas twist, making this the perfect box to pull out at parties or play during the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

The Muppet Christmas Carol Spirit of Giving

Funko The Muppet Christmas Carol Spirit of Giving Card Game for 2-4 Players Ages 7 and Up

Ages 7+, 2-4 Players

The Muppet Christmas Carol Spirit of Giving is a fun game that is quick to learn and easy to play. Collect and share gifts to be the big Christmas winner.

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Santa’s Workshop Escape Room

Santa's Workshop Escape Room: Santa flying in front of the moon, escape room puzzles, and gifts and ornaments under the tree

Ages 7-12, 1+ Players or Teams

Santa’s Workshop Escape Room offers 9 puzzle challenges to be completed in under an hour. Set up the games as a scavenger hunt around your home and set a timer for an hour, so you can get some items checked off your Christmas to-do list.

Happy Holidays! The Christmas Carols and Songs Game

Christmas Carols & Songs Game - Includes the best and and most popular carols and songs in one great board game. Add it to your collection of Christmas party!

Ages 8+, 2-6 Players or Teams

The Christmas Carols and Songs Game is trivia for fans of Christmas music that you’ll be singing along with by the end of the night. Although the rules state all ages can play, it is best if your child has some knowledge of Christmas songs.

Christmas Charades Game

Christmas Charades Game - Outset Media, Holiday Family Game, Features 300 Charades, Develops Critical Thinking, Builds Imagination & Supports Creativity, Hours Of Holiday Fun, Ages 8+, 4+ Players

Ages 8+, 4+ Players or Teams

Christmas Charades is the Christmas version of the classic charades game. It’s an excellent choice for larger groups and can be used as clues for Pictionary. The best thing is you don’t have to come up with clues yourself!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Board Game

AQUARIUS Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Board Game - Fun Family Christmas Gift for Kids & Adults - Officially Licensed Rudolph Merchandise & Collectibles

Ages 8+, 2-4 Players

Find all the misfit toys in this Rudolph Board Game that combines elements of Sorry and Chutes and Ladders.

For different versions of this game, check out Frosty the Snowman or Charlie Brown Christmas.

Buddy the Elf Game

Paladone Buddy The Elf Game - 2-4 Players - Ages 8+ - Christmas Board Game Officially Licensed Elf Movie Merchandise

Ages 8+, 2-4 Players

Get Buddy the Elf from the North Pole to Manhattan in this easy-to-play game that is a mix of Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land.

The Christmas Express Game

Outset Media The Christmas Express Board Game – All Aboard a Fun-Filled Race to The North Pole – for 2 to 4 Players Ages 8 and up

Ages 8+, 2-4 Players

Be the first person to ride the railway tracks from home to the North Pole in The Christmas Express Game.

Christmas Rush

Christmas RUSH - A Fast-Paced Fun Family Christmas Game for Holiday Gatherings and Lasting Memories - Perfect for Kids, Adults, or a Holiday Party - Great Gift Idea or Stocking Stuffer - Ages 8+

Ages 8+, 3-8 Players

For an exciting twist on the classic game Spoons, try Christmas Rush. It’s easy to learn and will have you cheering and singing along.

Santa Cookie Elf Candy Snowman

Dolphin Hat Games Santa Cookie Elf Candy Snowman

Ages 8+, 3-8 Players

Enjoy the Christmas version of the hand-slapping game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. With easy-to-follow instructions and cute Christmas pictures, Santa Cookie Elf Candy Snowman gets everyone in the competitive spirit.


Late for the Sky: Christmas-Opoly, Festive Twist on one of the Most Well Known Board Games, Christmas Theme to Celebrate the Season, For 2 to 6 Players

Ages 8+, 2-6 Players

For a Christmas-themed version of the classic game, try Christmas-opoly. But be sure to watch out for Santa’s naughty list!

You could also try Santa-opoly for another take on this classic game.

Monopoly Elf

Monopoly Elf | Based on Christmas Comedy Film Elf | Collectible Monopoly Game Featuring Familiar Locations and Iconic Moments | Officially Licensed Monopoly

Ages 8+, 2-6 Players

Relive all the fun moments of Elf through the game of Monopoly Elf. Buy and sell holiday properties and draw cards of Christmas Cheer and Christmas Spirit to make your way around the board.

The Polar Express Train-opoly

MasterPieces Opoly Board Games - The Polar Express Train Opoly - Officially Licensed Board Games for Adults, Kids, & Family

Ages 8+, 2-6 Players

Train-opoly is the final Christmas-themed Monopoly game I’m going to suggest to you. (First, it’s the collector’s edition set, if you’re into that sort of thing.) The artwork on the game board is beautiful and brings you right back into the movie.

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Clue: North Pole Holiday Edition

Hasbro Gaming Clue: North Pole Holiday Edition Board Game for Kids Ages 8+

Ages 8+, 3-6 Players

Find out which elf stole the presents and where they are hidden in Clue: North Pole Holiday Edition.

Clue: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

USAOPOLY CLUE: How The Grinch Stole Christmas | Solve The Mystery in This Clue Game

Ages 8+, 3-6 Players

Save Christmas from the Grinch in Clue: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Visit all the memorable locations for an enjoyable Christmas game for the whole family.

‘Tis the Season Christmas Trivia

Christmas Trivia | Over 3 Million Copies Sold | The Classic and Original Christmas Trivia Game | (Updated!) with 300 Cards, 1800 Questions Across 6 Categories

Ages 8+, 2-6 Players or Teams

This Christmas Trivia game offers six categories of questions including Christmas movies, music, and traditions. Use it as a standalone game or as part of Trivial Pursuit.

12 Days

Calliope Games 12 Days - Holiday Card Game - Christmas Game For Kids & Adults - Celebrate Year Round - 3-5 Players

Ages 8+, 3-5 Players

12 Days is a great strategic card game where you collect “gift cards” to trade in for the 12 “day cards” to win the game. This game has beautiful artwork and will keep your family entertained all Christmas season.

Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries Board Game - Embark on a Scandinavian Railway Adventure! Fun Family Game for Kids & Adults, Ages 8+, 2-3 Players, 30-60 Minute Playtime, Made by Days of Wonder

Ages 8+, 2-3 Players

Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries is another installment of the original Ticket to Ride Game, this time with train routes through capital cities near the Arctic Circle. It’s a great standalone game, meaning you can play it without having played any of the other versions.

Christmas Categories

Better Dweller Christmas Categories, Fun Party Game for Card, Trivia and Board Game Lovers This Holiday Season

Ages 10+, 3+ Players or Teams

Come up with letter-specific answers to festive questions in Christmas Categories. It is a great party game for small or larger groups. The more people, the bigger the challenge.

This That & Everything: Christmas Edition

This That and Everything Party Game - Merry Christmas Edition - easy to learn, fast paced trivia card game containing 100 cards - great Christmas family game for kids and adults ages 12 and up

Ages 12+, 4+ Players

Play as teams in this fast-paced word-association game. Describe as many Christmas words or phrases in 30 seconds to be the winning team of This That & Everything: Christmas Edition.

Elf Card Scramble

AQUARIUS Elf Card Scramble Board Game - Fun Family Christmas Party Game for Kids, Teens & Adults - Entertaining Game Night Gift - Officially Licensed Elf the Movie Merchandise

Ages 12+, 2-4 Players

Elf Card Scramble is a fast-paced game where you collect sets of cards to move around the board. Iconic scenes from the movie litter the game board, making it a great gift for Elf movie fans.

A Christmas Story Card Scramble

AQUARIUS - A Christmas Story Card Scramble Board Game

Ages 12+, 2-4 Players

A Christmas Story Scramble is a great game option for fans of this movie. Relive all your favorite scenes during this fast-paced game.

Ghosts of Christmas

Ghosts of Christmas - Board Game - 3-4 Players - 40 Minutes Play Time

Ages 12+, 3-4 Players

For a fun card game, with a time travel twist, try Ghosts of Christmas. It’s one of the best family board games based on a favorite Christmas movie, perfect for Christmas Eve.


There you have it: the best family board games for Christmas to add to your list of family traditions. These festive games offer the perfect blend of fun, competition, and bonding. As the snow falls and the Christmas lights twinkle, gather around and let the joy of playing board games create lasting memories. This Christmas, make every moment count with the simple pleasure of family game night.

Which of these Christmas games will you be playing with your family this Christmas season? Let us know in the comments.

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