Christmas Games and Entertainment Gift Guide 2016

Christmas is all about playing games with the family, having fun and enjoying yourself! We have collected some of our favourite gifts of the season for your pleasure. If you are looking for the perfect Christmas games, a karaoke set or puzzle games for children, then here we are!

Exploding Kittens (£21.99)

Party games always form an integral part of Christmas Day for any family. Well, this Year, we suggest you take a look at this explosively exciting game – Exploding Kittens.
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Essentially, this is a super tactical and crafty game, where your main aim is to avoid the eponymous exploding kittens! Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck. Fast, fun, frantic and perfect for all ages. We found that this was great for most age groups and interests, it’s just so devilishly fun!

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The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and you know what that means…. Poor kitty!

First edition complete with miaowing box £21.99 on Firebox.com, suitable for ages 9+

Groov-e Karaoke Boombox (£64.99)

Let’s be honest, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a good old family sing song! Well, we believe that the Groov-e Karaoke Boombox is the missing piece to this age old tradition.

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Before you say, not another karaoke machine, let me tell you – this one is different! The boombox features Bluetooth wireless playback, in addition to traditional CD playback – allowing users to sing away to music on their smartphones or tablets, in addition to viewing lyrics. The boombox also features a video output function, allowing users to view lyrics on the TV.

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The addition of bluetooth output is a stroke of genius, as this really opens up the device to work in most modern homes.

A well-built device, it is finished with a flashing LED display for extra sparkle. This makes the gift perfect for Christmas, kids parties and many other occasions.

In the box you will find 2 microphones and a 10 song karaoke disc to get you started. The only thing missing from this kit is a great voice, so you will have to add that yourself!

Available from Tesco, The Range and Amazon for £64.99.

 

Bananagrams (£14.99)

Inside the cute banana style bag, you will find 144 lettered tiles. To start these are laid our faced down, then same number of tiles is drawn by each player and essentially, what ensues is a dash to create a series of words using letters from each player. We would describe this as a fun and accessible version of Scrabble, albeit completely different in most ways!

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According to the brand, the name “Bananagrams” is a play on the word anagrams, as one must often rearrange the words one has already formed in order to allow newly-drawn tiles to be placed into one’s grid.

This video makes it super easy!

 

RRP £14.99, suitable for ages 10+

Cartamundi Disney Finding Dory Waterproof Pairs/Donkey and Puzzle Card Game Box (£7.49)

This is a super fun fame for ages 3 and up, featuring Disney Pixar favourite Dory! This great little set features waterproof cards suitable for playing in water and comes in a neat stowaway box. The aim of the Donkey game is simple; all you have to do is avoid having the Donkey Dory card in your had at the end of the game. For the Pairs game you simply need to collect as many pairs as you can. Super simple and fun, this box also contains 18 puzzles for the little ones to enjoy.

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