Some games can be big…and expensive. A lot of work goes into making a game and with loads of cards, pieces and boards, that’s understandable. But you don’t want to put a £50 game in a stocking this Christmas Eve, that’s where stocking filler games come in; cheaper, smaller games that are still fun to play. We’ve listed a few to help inspire you when you do your Christmas shopping!
This was on our standard Christmas Game Recommendations too, as we love it! A fast reaction game of grabbing Red Chairs and a Grey Mouse and making mistakes and laughing.
A funny Christmas themed game where players are in teams, similar to Charades with a rhyming twist. It’ll be sure to have you laughing and revelling in the Festive Spirit.
This two player strategic and endlessly replayable game comes in a tiny box perfect for popping into an oversized sock. Perfect for someone who wants something more complex to play on Christmas morning.
Work together to play your cards in ascending order, but you can’t talk or show each other your cards. You get to practice telepathy and have fun at the same time. It sounds like it shouldn’t work/be fun, but it’s great!
The popular colour quiz game in a tiny package! Creative questions and colourful answers makes this a great gift for a teen or older.
Roll loads of dice and then race to link them up before everyone else! Can you think of a meal beginning with the letter R? Or a singer with the letter C?
Like Jenga but, in my humble opinion, better! You don’t need to spend time building the tower up, as that is the whole game. Take turns building your skyscraper with wall and roof cards, but don’t knock it over, especially when you have to move the little wooden rhino up a level!
Players flip cards and are on the lookout for another player with the same symbol – if they see one, they are now in a race to shout out an example of what is on the other persons card. It’s amazing how hard it is to think of a First Name or a Country when you are under pressure. A special shout out goes to Mrs Ready Steady Roll who, whenever we play, always ends up as the loudest person in the room as she shouts her answers.
Harry Potter Dobble
Dobble is a family staple in many households now, but for that Harry Potter fanatic, there is now the perfect Dobble for them!
The Christmas version of the popular game Fluxx, the game starts simple with two rules, but as the game progresses, things get a bit more insane....
These games are sure to help make any stocking complete and provide everyone with a fun activity for Christmas or Boxing Day and beyond!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Oh, and have we mentioned that for every game you buy this Christmas, we are donating to the Rainforest Trust to protect an acre of vulnerable rainforest? That's a gift for everyone!