21 Best Christmas Board Games for Families in 2023

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We just love playing board games any time of the year, but these Christmas board games will definitely put you all in the Christmas spirit. You will for sure find the perfect game (or two!) for your family.

Christmas board games combine two of my favorite things, Christmas and holiday FUN! We put up all of the Christmas decorations the weekend after Halloween and the Christmas games come out at this time too!

I have listed them at the top of the post if you are in a Christmas rush. Further down the page, I have detailed them into age, number of players, description, and contents for you to decide which is the best for your family.

We play board games in our homeschool so check out over 40 of the best educational board games here, if like us and you have an only child check out our favorite one player games here.

Over 20 of the best Christmas board games the whole family will love

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Christmas Themed Board Games

These are the top 10 Christmas board games available.

  1. Christmas Rush
  2. Merry Dissmas game
  3. Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game
  4. The Santa Claus Game
  5. Christmas Charades Board Game
  6. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer Board Game
  7. Santa’s Sleigh Ride – an Educational Christmas Board Game
  8. Monopoly Elf
  9. Unstable Unicorns Christmas Special Expansion Pack
  10. Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game

Carry on reading for even more of our favorite Christmas board games that will become new family traditions that you can enjoy every year.

Board Games to Play at Christmas

You are going to love these Christmas themed board games that you can play with the entire family.

I have added the age rating, the recommended number of players, a brief description of each game, and the contents included in the game.

Christmas Rush

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
7+3- 8 players62 game cards, 7 Christmas game tokens, and game rules.

Christmas Rush is a super simple Christmas game that is perfect for family get togethers. It is an elimination game where you just throw away the cards you don’t need until someone shouts out Christmas rush when they have managed to get four of a kind.

As soon as one person gets the cards they need there is a Christmas rush to see who will win the Christmas token in the middle of the table.

Merry Dissmas

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
12+3+ players 250 Trivia cards, 8 Dry-Erase boards, 8 Dry-Erase Markers, and Instructions.

From the creators of What Do You Meme, Merry Dissmas is a really fun game for older kids, and great for family game night this season.

This game of truth-telling trivia about your friends and family will turn your holiday reunion or party into a straight-up roast battle!

Over 20 of the best Christmas board games you can play with the entire family this year.

Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2+ players1,800 trivia questions

Who doesn’t love a good trivia night? This Christmas trivia game features questions from Elf, Home Alone, Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th St., The Grinch, and so much more!

The Santa Claus Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
3+2-4 players20 presents, 4 sleighs, 1 die, 4 Santa game pieces, a Christmas tree and stand, and a winter wonderland Christmas board game.

The Santa Claus game is a great game for younger children. You get to play at being Santa, dance like a snowflake, Ho! Ho! Ho! and sing your favorite Christmas song.

It will certainly get you and the kids in the holiday spirit!

Family wearing Christmas paper hats playing charades

Christmas Charades Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+4+ players220 phrase cards and instructions

Christmas Charades is the perfect holiday game to play with friends and family, this reminds me so much of my childhood.

We would always play charades at Christmas time, normally the day after Christmas when we would have family visiting.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Twinkling Lights Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2-4 playersfun play cards

This easy to play Family Card Game will have you laying tiles to untangle the Christmas lights.

Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer Christmas Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2-4 players3 gameplay options, 4 character pieces, 32 action cards, 96 space cards and 80 scoring pieces

This Rudolph board game is similar (but more fun) to snakes and ladders and will definitely get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Over 20 of the best Christmas board games you can play with the whole family

Santa’s Sleigh Ride – an Educational Christmas Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
5+2-6 playersMap of the world board, 6 counters, 1 die

Go around the world in this Christmas board game for younger children and families. It is easy to learn and so much fun it will become a family favorite.


AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2-6 playersPlayer pieces include candy cane, train, teddy bear, reindeer, scrooge and a unique “lump of black coal”.

If you love monopoly Christmas – opoly will be your favorite Christmas board game. Go around the Christmas themed board and collect Christmas houses.

Monopoly Elf

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2-6 players6 custom sculpted tokens: Santa’s Sleigh, Polar Bear Cub, Jack-in-the-Box, Mailroom Coffee Mug, Santa’s Bag, Maple Syrup.

OK you can get a Monopoly for absolutely everything, and Buddy The Elf from the North Pole is no exception!

Santa Claus GO Fish

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
4+2-6 playersGame cards are 2.20 inches wide by 3.3 inches tall. 49 illustrated Christmas themed playing cards and rule cards.

Go Fish is a family favorite in our house, and this pack of Christmas cards will keep you entertained for hours over the Christmas season.

Frosty the snowman

Frosty The Snowman 

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
4+2-4 playersfun Frosty cards

Frosty The Snowman is a fun Christmas cooperative card game.

Christmas Story – A Major Card Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+3-6 playersChristmas cards

Christmas Story card game is a card swapping game based on the classic Christmas movie.

Hasbro Gaming Clue: North Pole Holiday Edition Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+3-6 playersTravel size game

This Christmas clue game is great for those who love Clue. It is not a full size game, and the Christmas weapons are a little random, but, it is a fun Christmas game non the less.

Charlie Brown Christmas Family Bingo

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
8+2-4 playersThe set includes 18 bingo cards

If you are a fan of bingo you are going to love this Charlie Brown Christmas bingo game.

It comes with 18 bingo cards so either play with the whole family or grab 3 or 4 boards each!

I think you will also enjoy our free Christmas bingo printable.

Unstable Unicorns Christmas Special Expansion Pack

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
12+2-8 playersThis pack includes holiday-themed characters, magic cards, upgrades, and downgrades. This expansion pack contains 36 cards

Unstable Unicorns Christmas Special Expansion Pack is designed to be added to your Unstable Unicorns Card Game This is a great fun card game for slightly older children.

Betray your friends, unicorns are your friends now!!

kids snowball fight

Funko Elf – Snowball Showdown Card Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
6+3-6 playersChristmas cards

Elf is one of our favorite Christmas movies and this Buddy the Elf card game based on the scene of the snowball fight is a great Christmas game for the younger kids.

A Christmas Story Card Scramble Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
12+2-4 playersIncludes a game board, 3 gameplay options, 4 character pieces, 32 action cards, 96 space cards and 80 scoring pieces

A Christmas Story movie themed board game is similar to Monopoly in that you move around the board, but you swap cards to move forward.

If you love the Christmas Story movie this is a must-have board game.

Christmas Carols & Songs Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
12+2-6 playersOver 300 questions that include Christmas songs for kids, Christmas carol figures, and Christmas carol movies

This Christmas song game is great for older kids and adults, especially if you are a big fan of Christmas.

This trivia style game is all about Christmas songs and will be fun for all of the family. If you play in teams the younger kids can join in too.

ELF Card Scramble Board Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
12+2-4 playersGame board, 3 gameplay options, 4 character pieces, 32 action cards, 96 space cards, and 80 scoring pieces.

This Elf movie themed board game is a card swapping game the same as the Christmas story one listed above.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game

AgeNumber of PlayersContent
6+2+ players220 cards and instructions

A holiday themed scavenger hunt game includes clues for you to hide either inside or outside.

Check out our FREE Christmas scavenger hunt clues too.

Have I missed out your favorite Christmas board games? If so please let me know in the comments below.

Last Updated on 24 January 2023 by homeschoolof1

One Comment

  1. There are so many great Christmas themed Board games:

    Home Alone Game
    Santas Workshop Board Game – Rio Grande Games
    Frosty The Snowman – Follow the Leader – Christmas Card Game
    Snow Tails dog sled racing game
    HABA Animal Upon Animal Christmas Wooden Stacking Game
    Funko Elf – Journey from the North Pole Game
    Funko Pop! Jingle All the Way: It’s Turbo Time!

    Funko Pop! Signature Games: Disney – Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Treasures Game
    Funko Planes, Trains and Automobiles The Game
    Christmas Lights: A Card Game

    All of these are really fun family games. Enjoy. Happy Gaming.

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