There is nothing more boring during Christmas than everyone present spending all their time on their phones and tablets. There has to be something that everyone enjoys doing which is fun enough to evoke hearty laughter and a conversation other than TV and electronics. Indoor games are the best option for bringing life to your Christmas gathering as they don’t need that much space to play and they can be enjoyed by everyone present including children. There is no limit to the number of games you can choose for your family and this article will help you choose the 10 most common ones you can buy cheaply online.
Now to the best Christmas gift from Denmark. Klask is like a perfect combination of air hockey and foosball but with a lot more fun. The set can fit on your table just like a chessboard and it is a fun game that children and adults can all enjoy. The aim is to score the ball in your opponent’s goal while avoiding the three magnet traps in the middle of the board and also keeping your player out of your goal in a race to six points. It is just fabulous once you master it.
Darts are one of the oldest Christmas sports of all time and it is only getting better with more dartboards being invented every day. There are lots of games you can play with a dartboard in a very small space as long as you have a room where the board can be mounted. You can buy a traditional sisal dartboard or go electronic if you intend to have a bigger group that can play more games than just aiming shots at the bull’s eye. If you want kids to enjoy their Christmas playing darts, you can buy a kid’s dartboard instead.
When it comes to playing chess or checkers, any day is a good day as long as you have the board with you. While everyone is relaxing after or before a meal, there is no better way to catch up than chess. Besides, everyone can play chess which is why chess boards always make a great Christmas gift.
Who said you can’t play golf on Christmas day? All you need is a putting green matt that you can use indoors and everyone in the house can take part. You can use it to both polish your putting skills as well as training other people and letting them have a feel of what being on a golf course feels like. Indoor putting mats are also the easiest way to introduce children to golf.
Scavenger Hunting Games
This game allows you to customize your Christmas better by giving everyone a job they can manage and making it as funny as possible. Scavenger hunting also gives everyone a reason to step outside the house and be creative. You can also play this game if you are planning on going camping over the holidays. A game with more varieties and tools to help in the hunt is a welcome addition, especially walkie talkies.
TV Show And Movie Puzzles
Netflix n Chill is a great way to spend Christmas but playing puzzles while bingeing on your family’s favourite show is even better. You can create a trivia for the family and have everyone get answers for the toughest questions you can ask about your favourite show. The best part is choosing a show that everyone likes and buying a single puzzle game that will challenge the whole family. Game of Thrones will be a great show to start with.
This is one of the oldest and simplest indoor games that everyone can play. You can do it the traditional way using soda bottles or whatever you want them to toss around. You can also go conventional and buy a tougher customized ring toss game that everyone will enjoy. Just tweak the distance and the rules to make the game as fun as you can and you can keep playing all day long.
Table tennis may not be the easiest of sports especially when you have to play amateurs but it is one of the easiest indoor games to master. Anyone can play table tennis as long as they are strong enough to strike and tall enough to see the table. The game is easy to set up and move around so you can set up anywhere from your garage to your patio.
Ready to coil up in knots? Well, it doesn’t have to be actual knots but twister is one of the most interesting indoor games that families can play. It is perfect for small groups of up to six people and easy to set up. All you need is enough room for the mart and space on the side for the spinner and then test who can twist the most while having a laugh.
With bounce battles, there s no limit to the number of versions you can play. As long as you have your set and enough ping pong balls for everyone. You can make it a Tic-Tac-Toe or H-O-R-S-E competition and accommodate as many people as you can.
Do you know of any other family-friendly games we can all play over the festive period? If you do why not tell us about them in the comments below.