Once the Christmas presents have been unwrapped and the festive feast has been devoured, what’s next on the Christmas Day agenda? Like most, you probably reach for the remote and pop on a Christmas movie that you’ve already watched a million times. This year, we’re suggesting you ditch that tradition and host a family games night instead! Our retailers like Gamers World have an incredible selection of games that family – both young and old – will love.
Here, One4all’s games expert Charlie, lists his top games for endless fun this festive season.
‘A fantastic family-friendly betting game that will have you guessing until the end. Up to eight players bet on five camels in a race around a pyramid but the quirky rules mean a lot is left to chance, so it’s anyone’s game. Players will never feel like they’re out of the game and even the best laid plans come a wry. A fast, fun, thematic game that’s sure to create some hilarious memories!’
‘A siege of monsters emerge from the forest with only one goal in mind; the sack and pillage of the mighty castle. To stand a chance at defeating this fearsome horde, players must work together in a thrilling adventure that will entertain kids and adults for hours. In this co-op game (that’s easy to learn but hard to beat), there’s no time for the arguments that typically happen on family game nights – the only way to defeat the monsters is by working together as a team.’
‘A guessing game that’s both silly and tense. The concept is simple; two teams of two go head-to-head in a race to identify all their agents first. Agents are a series of cards with a word on them. One player of each team is selected as the team’s spymaster, the others are field operatives. It is the spymaster’s job to give a single word clue which will let their team pick as many of their agents as possible. Players need to think like their spymaster and make connections between words to get as many agents as possible in a single go. Codenames is a great multi-player game that pairs strategy and wit.’