updated 4 months ago | posted 6 months ago
What games do you play to get into the holiday spirit? I have the Home Alone Game, which is a light, fun bluffing/deduction game.
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Moseyroses 6 months ago
Great post, giving me lots of good ideas for this Christmas
elmirfudd 6 months ago
Thanks to @sludj I'm gonna be playing #Cryptid but going to put a tiny santa hat on the box for the monster.
WadeB1977 Premium User6 months ago
I try to simply play more games as opposed to any specific games. I don't think I have any Christmas themed games in my collection but playing with a Red/Green #Magic: The Gathering deck seems to hit the spot at times.
I do feel #Rococo: Deluxe Edition has a festive feel to it and works for holiday events. #Everdell has a little bit of a holiday feel due to moving through the seasons from rounds to round. #Scythe has snow or at least feels cold and so lends itself toward being played over the winter months.
fortressfire 6 months ago
Not sure if this is what you meant, but having played some ranked #Scythe Digital Edition, I can confirm that your opponents can indeed be very cold.
tapowe 6 months ago
We got #Gingerbread House a few weeks ago. I'd say it's a cross between Halloween and Christmas, Halloween because you're witches luring fairy tale creatures into your house, Christmas because...gingerbread!
kcvib 6 months ago
I originally planned #Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game for Christmas, but I ended up playing that for Thanksgiving. I'm gifting someone another board game for Christmas, so there's a good chance that game will be the one that ends up being played instead.
nwrex 6 months ago
We don't have any holiday themes games, but we do have several (5-7) Christmas and winter themed puzzles from folk artist Eric Dowdle that we enjoy putting together every December. dowdlefolkart.com
Skurvy5 Supporter6 months ago
#Star Wars: Rebellion. Every Christmas my best friend comes back home and we play this epic amazing game. Except due to Covid it's not happening this year. I am incredibly disappointed.
cbrady748 Premium User6 months ago
I personally don't have any holiday themed games (gotta change that for sure). Last year at one of my meetups before Christmas, we played #Holiday Fluxx and #Secret Santa. Both I would recommend as light family holiday games!
docker37 6 months ago
#12 Days - is a really fun xmas theme game that I always bring out for this year
#Diamonds - this is a game that I usually play at xmas with family.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll be checking the first two out! I've seen a couple of video playthroughs of Diamonds and thought it looked fun. I think people in my group have that one so that's at least something I know I can play
Depending on whether or not you consider DieHard to be a xmas movie, you may want to look at #Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game.
Don't ban me from the forums for this but...I don't think I've ever seen Die Hard.
How have you never seen Die Hard?
So funny story..
On a family vacation once, I discovered while Sarah can ride a bike, she could use more practice. Her little brother (he's like 15) made the point that he never was taught how to ride one. Later on in the day the topic of movies came up and I was like you know I'm not the biggest movie person on the planet. Her brother says something to the effect of I must have had a terrible childhood. I come back with:
At least I can ride a bike!
That's pretty funny.
Yeah usually I'm not that mean to him but he kindaaa deserved that.
To answer your question more directly though, I really just don't watch a whole lot of movies. More so now than I ever did in my life just because of Netflix and stuff like that but yeah just wasn't my thing growing up.
BrouhahaGames 6 months ago
Diehard is 100% a Christmas movie. So is Gremlins!
110% Agree with you on both movies. #Gremlins: The Game, #Gremlins: Holiday Havoc Card Game, #Gremlins: Gizmo's Great Escape I have no idea if any of those are any good but I thought I had heard that there was a Gremlins game out there.
Marshwiggle92 Supporter6 months ago
Huh.... Funny... I don't ever remember thinking about playing a holiday themed game for the holidays.... I wonder why I haven't ever thought of that.
Ah well. This means that I don't really have any plans for specific games. And, truthfully, I don't really have any "festive" games.
Any game can be festive if you play it on Christmas. It's about the people you spend it with. Doesn't mean that it needs to be a Christmas themed game.
That is true.
BenjaminK 6 months ago
We don't really have anything to get us into the Christmas spirit, however we do play #Roll for Your Life, Candyman! with the kids, as they love it! Fast and easy to play and, yes, there is some Christmas theme in there, although it's more of the canniblistic type than the "cheer" type haha
I was gonna ask...isn't the Candyman like totally ....the opposite of Christmas? LOL
haha Well, they're gingerbread men...so it fits.
That's even worse! You EAT gingerbread men! LOL
Never heard of this game but the description is hilarious!
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