Thursday 26 November 2015

Family Games....10 of the best!

As a child on Christmas day after we'd stuffed ourselves with turkey we would always play games as a family and now with my girls the same thing happens....Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without settling down to an afternoon of family fun playing some games....

These are some of mine and my girls favourite games....Some we want and some we have played and loved....Usually on these types of posts I would tell you the prices and the cheapest place to get it but with it coming up to Christmas the prices are changing all the time so do shop around. 

***I wrote this before we reviewed Disney Pictopia...I would have to add that to this list too!***

Pie Face Game
Around about £20.

The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the hand of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face! You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious game! 

From £24 to £30

Shout is the explosive Team Game of looking, linking and thinking! One team asks a question and the other must shout out as many correct answers in the time provided. Then the roles are reversed. It sound simple enough but with the timer always ticking, don t be surprised if you start feeling the pressure! Shout is great fun for for 2+ players and ages over 12. 

The Magic Tooth Fairy Game
From £14 to £20

2-4 Players The Magic Tooth Fairy Game "magically" changes teeth into glittering gold coins in front of your eyes! When a kid loses a play-tooth they place it under the Magic Bed's pillow, plunge the Tooth Fairy Wand and hey presto their tooth has turned into a gold coin. Great game play recreates all the tension and excitement of losing a tooth - including that Wobbly Tooth Dilemma: do you have the courage to pull your tooth out - or don't you?


Fast-paced, fun-packed Dobble sees players find the one matching symbol between one card and another before their opponents, with each mini-game requiring them to pick up as many cards as possible or the the quickest to get rid of them! Simple, quick and easy to learn, this game will make the perfect stocking filler for children and adults alike! We reviewed Dobble Kids a while ago and absolutely loved it.

LOGO What Am I? Game
Between £17 and £20.

Kids will love this Logo What am I? board game and they will be surprised with how much they know about their favourite products! From chocolate to cereal, football to flowers, we are exposed to lots of logos! This board game will let kids 'guess it,' 'draw it,' or 'describe it', and they will build confidence along the way!

Hotel Tycoon
Around about £20

The game sees players try to buy and build the best hotels, earning the most money and bankrupting their opponents. As in Monopoly, money is earned by players who end up on one of the entrances of your hotels, after their dice roll. The more luxurious the hotel, the more money a guest will earn you! With eye-catching 3D hotels, the game offers many hours of family fun. We reviewed it not so long ago....

Gogglebox ~ The TV Trivia Board Game.
Between £16 and £25

Gogglebox is a fun-packed TV trivia board game based on the BAFTA winning observational documentary series. Answer TV trivia, ad break questions as well as questions on the Goggleboxers themselves to try and win Gogglebox tokens. The first player to collect 8 Gogglebox tokens and get back to the start is the winner. A game for up to four players.

Disney Frozen Junior Monopoly.
Between £13 and £25

Thaw your frozen friends in this Disney-themed Monopoly game for kids! The fast-trading property game meets the power of snow and ice in this Monopoly Junior game. Kids will join Anna, Elsa and Olaf as they travel through Arendelle and buy its most magical locations. Whoever collects the most cash will thaw their freezing heart and win! 

Despicable Me Operation
From £14 to £20.

It's the classic skill game of Operation, now with multitudes of minions! Stuart's having a bad day and it's up to you to fix him. Operate on Stuart to remove the unicorn fluff or fix his nutty noggin and his toxic tongue! Collect all of Stuart's Funatomy parts to win and earn extra points with Minion Medics, but don't set off the buzzer! Are your hands steady enough to win the Despicable Me 2 version of Operation?

Between £10 and £16

Add a twist of fun into any party or family night with the game that ties you up in knots! This Twister game is the classic game with 2 more moves. Give the spinner a whirl and see what’s next as you try to keep your hands and feet on the mat! Right foot red! Can you do it? Left foot green… you got it! If your knee or elbow touches the mat, or you fall over, you’re out. Be the last player standing to win!

Do you play games as a family at Christmas? Have you bought any new one's for Christmas?


  1. My kids are dying for pie face - it looks hilarious!

    1. I managed to get it the other day....My friend ordered 2 by mistake and sold us one! I can't wait for Christmas day! Better stock up on the squirty cream. hehehe x

  2. We have just reviewed Dobble and it was great to have a game that everyone can play x