Top 5 Games To Crack Out This Christmas!

Annie Korn-Morris | 20th December 2017

Christmas is a time best spent with family and friends, which is why it is a great time of year to bring out the board games.

However, with so many on the market, it is hard to know what to choose. Here at Viva, we think it is time to give the monopoly set a break, place the scrabble tiles to one side and try some new games. Whether you want a game to get the whole family laughing with their absurd answers in 5 Second Rule, or you want to test just how well you know your friends with Truth Bombs, we have you covered.

The following games are guaranteed to get everyone laughing, whether it be your 80 year-old grandmother or 10 year-old brother, and remember, it’s only a game – so no arguing!

1. 5 Second Rule (Ages 8+, 3-6 players)

5 Second Rule is a great game to play with the whole family

This quick-thinking game is perfect for the whole family! The aim of the game is to name 3 of something in 5 seconds, such as 3 famous Michael’s. As the game goes on, the answers are bound to get more and more absurd, causing a whole lot of laughter from all of those involved.

2. Obama Llama (Ages 12+)

Obama Llama is a fun rhyming game

This fun rhyming game was co-created by Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson, and is a game meant to get everyone talking and laughing together. You must act out, describe and mime ridiculous rhymes such as ‘Tom Cruise wears platform shoes’. It is the perfect game to crack out during in a party, as there isn’t a limit to how many people can play!

3. Pointless: The Board Game (Ages 10+, 2-4 players or teams)

It is based on the popular BBC show

If you’re a fan of the hit BBC game show, you will love the board game version. The rules and aims of the board game are very similar to that of the TV show, so it is easy to just pick up and play. It will get you thinking and get people talking, making it the perfect game to play with the family this Christmas day.

4. Dan & Phil’s Truth Bombs (Ages 14+, 4-8 players)

Truth Bombs is a great game to play with friends.

Created by the successful Youtube stars Dan and Phil, this is a board game based on how well you know the other people playing the game. It is a great one to play with a group of friends and as the truth bombs drop, it is bound to get people laughing.

5. Exploding Kittens (Ages 7+, 2-5 players)

Exploding Kittens is a fun card game with a twist.

A card game with a twist, as well as added kittens an explosions, this is a good game to slip in your bag and pull out whenever the mood needs lifting. It is suitable for the whole family, and the rules are easy to understand meaning you can get straight to the fun part.