43 board games to give or play for Christmas

Some people have always loved board games. Others have discovered or rediscovered it during confinement. Either way, this fun activity creates a friendly atmosphere, whether you play it as a couple, with friends or with family. This is a gift idea that has already proven its worth, especially if you are not sure what to give to someone you care about for Christmas. To this effect, you will surely find the best board game to offer for Christmas among our selection of the moment.

Board games for kids

The battle of the animals - Nathan 1

The battle of the animals - Nathan

6,86 £ on Amazon

It's the great battle of the funny animals! But who will be the strongest? This card battle game for 2 to 4 players can be played from the age of 3. Turn over the cards and face your opponents! Whoever has the biggest animal wins the round. The first player to win all the cards in the game wins the game.

Chabyrinthe - Asmodee - Board game - Card game 2

Chabyrinthe - Asmodee - Board game - Card game

7,19 £ on Amazon

It's a great way to have hours of family fun with each 15-minute game. As the name implies, the game consists of stray cat journeys from the gray alleys to find a home. The set includes 26 gutter cards, 15 stray cat cards, 2 warm home cards and 5 rule cards.

UNO Junior 3

UNO Junior

7,19 £ on Amazon

Exciting for players of all ages, this card game based on the classic Crazy Eights is colorful, unpredictable and easy to understand. Be careful, though: with the wrong card, your luck could turn against you. This Junior version is suitable for children as young as 3 years old.

Mito 4


9,52 £ on Amazon

For once, a game puts cheaters in the spotlight! Do everything you can to get rid of your cards, but beware, the Bug is watching your every move. And above all, always stay focused in order to react quickly to the Action cards that will turn everything upside down.

Hasbro Jenga - Wooden board game 5

Hasbro Jenga - Wooden board game

19,60 £ on Amazon

Jenga is a wooden board game by Hasbro. It will allow your little one to develop, alone or with friends, his dexterity, his patience, but also his observation skills. The rules are relatively simple and easy to understand. The game is robust with nice decorations.

Sushi Go ! 6

Sushi Go !

10,80 £ on Amazon

Sushi Go! is an ultra-fast pick and pass card game that is very easy to learn, but still fun enough for almost infinite replayability. The objective is to collect cards to create collections of dishes for different point values, and whoever scores the most points wins.

Perlin Pinpin - Asmodee 7

Perlin Pinpin - Asmodee

11,19 £ on Amazon

Perlin Pinpin is a board game with cards signed Asmodee. It is intended for children from 6 years old. The goal of the game for 2, 3, 4 or 5 players is to collect as many princesses as possible. Asleep, they will be awakened by charming princes and collected by the players. Valiant knights will sometimes have to go into the enemy camp to kidnap and take the princesses to their own territory.

Monopoly Junior 8

Monopoly Junior

14,39 £ on Amazon

Ah, Monopoly. Many of us turned into mini real estate tycoons when we played the game as kids, going around the board to collect properties and build a real estate empire. This junior version is perfectly suited for kids 5 and up.

Clue Junior 9

Clue Junior

16,79 £ on Cdiscount

Everyone is a suspect in this Junior version of Clue, the classic mystery game. Players practice their deduction skills as they compete to discover the mystery of who ate the last piece of cake. 2-6 players ages 5 and up can play.

Your Brands 10

Your Brands

13,59 £ on Amazon

Kids and adults alike will enjoy testing their speed with this card game. Players first draw a mission card containing clues about the logos to be taken. Then, with a suction cup, they have to catch the corresponding logos very quickly.

Santorini 11


19,99 £ on Amazon

This game combines a great graphic style with a very simple game. In fact, you can learn to play it in just 30 seconds. The game will have you building various domed towers for which its namesake island is famous as you navigate the beautiful board. Each player takes on the role of a young Greek God or Goddess competing to help the citizens of the island of Santorini build a village. Each turn, you must move a worker and then build a floor. The first worker to reach the 3rd floor of a building wins a game

Mr Jack 12

Mr Jack

17,80 £ on Amazon

In Mr. Jack , one of the two players represents Jack the Ripper, who will be one of the eight characters on the board. This player knows which character is Mr. Jack, and his goal is to escape the neighborhood as soon as possible. The other player represents an independent investigator who is trying to guess Jack's identity - but he can only make one accusation during the game! Each turn, players move characters, using their special powers and placing them either in the shadows or in the light.

Mattel Blokus 13

Mattel Blokus

23,19 £ on Fnac

Mattel Blokus has more than just one objective. To win the game, you will need to place your colored pieces on the board. But your opponent won't let you do that, he will block your way. When one of you can no longer place his piece, the end of the game is announced.

Pokémon Battle Academy Set 14

Pokémon Battle Academy Set

23,99 £ on Cdiscount

This card game is sure to delight kids who are Pokémon fans. It's a great time to learn and improve your skills as a trainer. The game content consists of 3 decks of 40 cards, a game board, damage markers and explanatory booklets.

Stratego 15


25,59 £ on Amazon

The game board is your battlefield. You have an army of men at your disposal and six bombs. Your mission will be to protect your flag and capture your opponent's flag. Secretly place your men, bombs and flag on the board with these objectives in mind. But remember that your opponent is doing the same thing, so you must plan a defense as well as an attack. The first to capture an enemy flag is the winner!

Railroaders - Europe 16

Railroaders - Europe

29,30 £ on Amazon

This railroad adventure across Europe takes place during the railroad boom of the 1830s in an engaging and easy-to-understand board game format. Create routes to connect cities, collect essential resources, and race with your competitors to see who can connect the most European cities.

Board games for adults

Killer Party 17

Killer Party

6,75 £ on Amazon

Killer Party will make your evening with friends unforgettable. In this macabre and totally addictive game, 8 to 50 players can participate. One player is the game organizer. He gives each participant a murder to commit on a given victim.

Werewolves of Thiercelieux 18

Werewolves of Thiercelieux

7,60 £ on Amazon

Werewolves of Thiercelieux is a board game, perfect to spice up an evening with friends. 8 to 18 players can participate. Each participant plays a villager or a werewolf. For the villagers, it will be a question of finding and killing the werewolves, and vice versa.

Hot Time 19

Hot Time

11,99 £ on Amazon

Think you know the person you share your life with well? With Hot Time, you can still unlock some secrets that will only bring you closer together? This game with conversation cards will make your relationship stronger than ever! A great opportunity to spend some quality time together.

Social Couples 20

Social Couples

12,72 £ on Amazon

Looking to enhance your relationship through communication? The Social Couples game is for you! Everyone gets a turn! Draw a card, then ask your lover the question. After answering each other, you can talk about other topics related to the question.

The Mother Phoquer 21

The Mother Phoquer

15,92 £ on Amazon

If you and your friends don't mind dark humor and trash talk, The Mother Phoquer is for you. The Phoquer is designated at the beginning of the game. The Phoquer is responsible for handing out 6 Answer cards to each player. The player with the funniest proposal wins.

Dimoi 22


15,92 £ on Amazon

This is an ideal game to develop complicity within a couple! The players can draw a card one by one and you ask your partner the question. There are 144 questions with 4 different themes: "Us", "For Interior", "Pop Corn" and "Torrid".

Privacy No limit ? 23

Privacy No limit ?

15,99 £ on Amazon

This board game for adults is not recommended for sensitive souls. It should, however, liven up the evenings of the more daring and get to know their true personalities. The game includes more than 400 trashy questions and scathing black humor. Laughter guaranteed!

Ranqar 24


16,76 £ on Amazon

Couples who want to strengthen their relationship will be delighted with this game. The objective is to win your favorite pledge by demonstrating your knowledge of the other through questions. The loser has one week to surprise his or her partner by completing the challenge.

Monopoly Game Of Thrones 25

Monopoly Game Of Thrones

19,10 £ on Amazon

This adult board game features the familiar gameplay of Monopoly, but players navigate through the seven kingdoms of Westeros, the continent of Game of Thrones, using game tokens inspired by the honorary crests of the show's great houses to buy, sell, and trade.

Cluedo : Rick and Morty 26

Cluedo : Rick and Morty

21,95 £ on Amazon

If you and your friends felt that the original Cluedo wasn't intense enough, this version should nail you to your seat. Featuring a double-sided board and 6 characters to choose from, it will lead you to find the plans for Rick's portal gun and discover who stole them.

Abyss 27


28,76 £ on Amazon

The throne is vacant. The King of the Abyss has died and a successor must be found. Using your cunning, skills and maybe a little luck, you could be the next to claim the throne and become the new king. Abyss is a strategy game for 2 to 4 people and takes 45 to 60 minutes to play.

Board games for the whole family

Citadels 28


10,39 £ on Amazon

Young and old alike will jump into the medieval world with this card game. The goal of the game is to build the most beautiful city thanks to cards that represent the districts of the city. At each turn, players play a different character with a specific power.

Goliath - Triominos Classic 29

Goliath - Triominos Classic

11,98 £ on Amazon

Based on the rules of dominoes, Triominos is a strategic and fun family board game with triangular shaped tiles. The goal is to draw 7 tiles each by placing them on the rack. But it is important to take into account that for the arrangement of the tiles, the numbers of the Triominoes must match.

Peradix - Magnetic chess set 30

Peradix - Magnetic chess set

14,39 £ on Amazon

Made of ABS plastic and equipped with magnets, Peradix is effectively resistant to humidity. This chess set is played like the classic models and is conducive to exchange and sharing. It is particularly suitable for children who wish to develop their intellectual capacity and their strategic mind.

Time's up ! Family 31

Time's up ! Family

15,99 £ on Amazon

Time's Up ! Family is a board game based on charades. It is a family version of the original game. But the principle remains the same: in each round, team members take turns trying to get their teammates to guess as many words and phrases as possible in 30 seconds.

The Forbidden Desert 32

The Forbidden Desert

18,62 £ on Amazon

Forbidden Island is a visually stunning cooperative board game. Instead of winning by competing with other players like most games, everyone must work together to win the game. Players take turns moving their pieces around the "desert," which is built by laying out the many beautifully screen-printed tiles before the game begins. As the game progresses, more and more sand tiles sink, become unavailable and the pace increases.

Trivial Pursuit Family, Puzzle game 33

Trivial Pursuit Family, Puzzle game

23,92 £ on Amazon

Trivial Pursuit is made up of 1200 children's questions and 1200 adult questions on several disciplines. Intended for players as young as 8 years old, this board game includes a game board, 200 children's cards, 200 adult cards, 2 card holders, a dice, 6 pie charts, 36 marker triangles and the rules of the game.

Judukids - Parents vs Children 34

Judukids - Parents vs Children

19,99 £ on Amazon

With Judukids, parents and children will have a great time getting to know each other better. The Master Kid asks a question, the player has to answer in 8 seconds! If the player succeeds, he gets points and takes the place of the Master Kid.

Hasbro Monopoly Classic 35

Hasbro Monopoly Classic

19,99 £ on Fnac

In addition to the classic pieces, you will also discover the T-rex, the duck and the penguin. Recommended for players aged 8 years or older, Hasbro Monopoly Classic can be played by 2 to 6 people. A game lasts about 60 minutes.

Hasbro - Giant Twister 36

Hasbro - Giant Twister

21,59 £ on Amazon

You probably know the classic Twister! The biggest advantage of this model is that it's an even bigger version. The goal of the game? Place your hands and feet on the dots according to the color displayed on the wheel while keeping your balance. The one who manages to stay upright wins the game.

Beat That! - The Crazy Game of Crazy Challenges 37

Beat That! - The Crazy Game of Crazy Challenges

23,19 £ on Amazon

With Beat That! - Le Jeu Délirant des Défis Déjantés, you will have to take up to 160 challenges, with your family or friends. This fun game is played between 2 to 8 players. A few minutes are enough for a total immersion in the world of Beat That!

GIGAMIC- Win Your Dad 38

GIGAMIC- Win Your Dad

27,99 £ on Amazon

This is a board game from 3 years old, based on geometric logic. The goal is to form a maximum of figures among thousands of possible combinations. The content is composed of a game board, 2 wooden rulers, as well as 18 wooden pieces, 18 penta cards and 21 example boards, and of course, a detailed rule book.

The Castles of Burgundy - Deluxe 39

The Castles of Burgundy - Deluxe

32,72 £ on Amazon

Castles of Burgundy is a classic that works well for just two players, although it can accommodate up to four players. The main objective is for players to create large estates.

The charlatans of Belcastel 40

The charlatans of Belcastel

27,92 £ on Amazon

Quedlinburg Quacks is a push-your-luck game where players take turns drawing blindly from their bags of ingredients. Some ingredients will help you earn points and coins that you can then spend on more resources. But if you draw too many of the wrong ingredients, your pot will explode and you'll have to make the hard choice between getting only victory points or coins.

Renegate Games Clank 41

Renegate Games Clank

39,99 £ on Fnac

Strategy, tricks and skills are most expected to achieve your goal of looting the dragon's lair without getting caught. If you have the best cards, you may attract even more of these big monsters. At the beginning, you will have a "starter pack" that will allow you to advance in the game.

Carcassonne Big Box - Asmodee - Board game - Tiles game 42

Carcassonne Big Box - Asmodee - Board game - Tiles game

49,59 £ on Amazon

The goal of the game is to build cities more beautiful than the others. It is a cult game with many square tiles, tokens, meeples of different shapes and a scoreboard. The game includes expansions such as "merchants and builders", "inns and cathedrals", an abbot, a river, ornithopters and many more. Can be combined at will.

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island 43

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

50,15 £ on Amazon

This game invites you to play the role of the legendary Robinson Crusoe as he and his crew are shipwrecked on a cursed island and must explore, hunt, shelter and hopefully escape the island before it's too late. Although it notes many rules that make it complex, it is definitely worth learning the rules. What you will find is a dynamic and tense game that will have you cheering with every lucky draw.


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