Christmas is a time for fun, frivolity and (mainly) family games! We have scoured the best games of 2018 and we have come up with our list of the top games for all age groups. Whether you are looking for a game for adults, for the whole family or just the little ones, then we have it all covered.
For older families – Gutterhead (£29.99)
We kick off our guide with the deliciously naughty and self proclaimed “fiendishly filthy drawing game” Gutterhead! Think Cards Against Humanity means Pictionary and you have hilarious, adults only free for all! The game comes with 240 phrases and words, which you must mime, draw and guess. Superbly humorous and fun, this ones perfect for older families or parties with friends. This game has the accolade of the ‘Best Part Game 2018’ from the UK Games Expo.
Looking to add that extra touch of festive merriment? The game comes with drinking rules that allow you to take the fun and filthiness to the next level. Warning, we would recommend not playing this with users under 18 or your nan! It’s quite a ride!
RRP £29.99. Recommended for users who are 17+. Available from Amazon, Gutter-Games.com, Menkind, Firebox and Foyles.
For the whole family – WHAT’S THAT SMELL? (£24.99)
What’s That Smell? is the new scratch & sniff party game that is sure to get families talking this Christmas! Guess the scent on the card correctly to win or you could be suffering the reeking ramifications of one of the deadly Stank Cards. With over 50 smells from nice to downright nasty there is more than enough fun for Christmas, Boxing Day and beyond!
The game is unique because it is using innovation in scent technology to leave all game players able to sniff out an answer. The new “scent-sational” party game is designed to put your sense of smell to the test against friends and family, roommates and work besties – challenging those brave enough to correctly guess scents ranging from roses to rotting garbage…and worse. The winner (aka “Nose-it-All”) gets to pick a player of their choice to suffer the Whiff of Shame: three big whiffs of one of the four outrageously pungent Stank Cards: Extra Old Toe Cheese, Diaper Blowout, Hot Chunky Vomit and Smothered in B.O.!
Available in the UK now, What’s That Smell? includes 48 Mystery Whiff Cards, four Stank Cards and scent-barrier bags, six cardholders, a sheet of Whiff Strips, scorepad and instructions for 2-6 players ages 14+, £24.99.
For the youngsters – Tiger Tribe Beat the Clock Stopwatch Set (£17.99)
Suitable for younger children, this stopwatch set is jam-packed with fun and constructive activities to encourage exploring time- and beating it! Keep balloons in the air, run around the block, set the table, these fun time-based activities will delight and entertain, play solo or with friends. Simple, but lots of fun for little ones.
The set contains a digital stopwatch with lanyard (batteries included), spiral bound challenge book, 2 balloons and a pencil to record results. The cleverly designed book-like box has compartments to keep everything neat and organised; innovative magnet closure keeps it all together
For boys and girls ages 5+. RRP £17.99. Available at Trotters Childrenswear & Accessories and selected stores.