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15 best family-friendly board games to play with kids over Christmas: Cluedo, Trivia and more

A fun way to keep everyone entertained

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Megan Bull
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In need of a distraction? Look no further. With Christmas just around the corner, we've rounded up a wide selection of board games to keep the whole family entertained over the festive period. From Harry Potter and Disney-themed trivia to classic games like Cluedo and Monopoly, there really is something for everyone on this family-friendly round up. Full disclosure - these games may result in extreme competitiveness and/or minor family disputes. 

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The Best of Christmas Trivia Game

best of christmas

Get into the holiday spirit with this festive family game! It's all about Christmas and includes a Christmas Tree to decorate as well as 64 decorations and 55 playing cards with questions. The aim is to answer the questions correctly and be the first one to put the star on the top!

Drumond Park The Best of Christmas Family Board Game, £17.94, Amazon




Putting a fresh spin on charades, this family-friendly game is suitable for children (age 8+), teenagers and adults. The aim of the game is to get the most points by making and guessing the most ridiculous sounds. 


FRIENDS Monopoly

monopoly friends

If you know someone who's a big Friends fan, then they need this special Monopoly edition. It'll sure keep them occupied for a few hours and provide plenty of fun, and perhaps, tense moments! Suitable for ages 8 plus, you can play as either one of the six main characters. Will your token be Rachel's handbag or Ross's dinosaur?

Monopoly FRIENDS Edition, £21.50, Amazon


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TV and Movie Logo Game

tv movie logo game

Are you a film and TV buff?  Put your knowledge to the test with this hugely entertaining picture card, question game. 

Drumond Park LOGO Best of TV and Movies, £24.99, Amazon


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Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and solve the mystery surrounding Dr. Black's murder at Tudor Mansion. A suspenseful whodunnit sure to keep the whole family entertained, get the scoop on the mansion's rooms, weapons and guests in order to solve the case. Was it Plum with the candlestick in the library? Or Green with the wrench in the dining room? 

Cluedo The Classic Mystery Board Game, £15, Amazon


 Colour Brain: The Disney Edition

disney colour brain

Calling all Disney fans! Easy to learn and quick to play, this board game is all about colours. 

Featuring 250 questions about the Disney Universe - from "The colour of Scar's mane" to "The feather in Captain Hook's hat", split up into teams and test your knowledge of over 20 different Disney classics. 

Disney Colour Brain, from £19.99, Amazon




Easy to play, the aim of the game is to call out as many examples as you can and don't give up until the timer runs out. From '10 Ice Cream Flavours' to '10 Ed Sheeran songs', players have to keep calling out examples until you've named the exact 10 on the card.

Tension: The Top 10 Naming Game, £16.95, Amazon


Trivial Pursuit: The Harry Potter Edition

harry potter game

With over 600 trivia questions covering the Dark Arts, Hogwarts, magical spells, potions, objects, people, animals and creatures, this board game might yet confound the smartest witches and wizards.

 Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, £9.99, Amazon




This one-of-a-kind board game will put your artistic skills to the test. It's a bit like charades - but with playdough! Split up into teams of 2 or more and each round, the team's sculptors must model the entry on their card. It's pretty simple really, the first team to guess correctly wins the round, but there's a twist...guess too slow and you'll lose some dough! Your team needs to act fast because each round the winners get to steal a plug of dough from a team of their choice. 



The LOGO Board Game 

logo game

You'll be surprised at just how many iconic logos there are in the world - can you guess them all? Best suited to adults and children aged 12 and over, this board game will have you feeling nostalgic with logos, brands and packaging from your childhood and today.

The LOGO Board Game, £25.32 Amazon


Mr & Mrs: Family Edition

mr and mrs

How well do you know your partner? Based on the hit gameshow All Star Mr & Mrs, hosted by Phillip Schofield, this board game requires players to pair up with either a romantic other half, friend or family member to answer in-depth and entertaining questions about each other. 

Mr & Mrs Family Edition,


Guess Who 

guess who

This classic guessing game might just be what you need to keep the kids entertained. For anyone that doesn't know the rules, each player must choose a mystery character and then, using yes or no questions, guess which character their opponent is playing as. 

Guess Who,


Dobble Kids


This game is all about speed, observation and reflexes! The aim is to find the one matching image between one card and another - every card is different and has only one picture in common with every other card in the deck. 

Asmodee Dobble Kids, £12.49, Amazon


Throw Throw Burrito


Throw Throw Burrito is the world's first dodgeball card game, the aim of the game is to try and collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents - all the while ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos! 


Peppa Pig Guess Who

peppa pig

It's Guess Who with a twist! Perfect for your little ones...

Peppa Pig Guess Who, from £17, Amazon


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