Fun MUST HAVE Games for the Holidays

The Holiday Week

Ok so you have the turkey, or 2 like in our case, you can read about that here (ha). Most of the holiday food has been bought and is currently in the refrigerator and completely untouchable until family arrives. If you’re like me you have a list for desserts, the main course and a running list of foods you have to get last minute from the grocery store. If I’m being honest, I also have a list going for what all needs to be done around the house.

Anyways, every single year the holidays come and go and everything goes as perfect as we’d imagined… well sort of unless you’re like us and we inevitably turn away from the oven for a hot second and burn something like oh I don’t know green bean casserole or macaroni and cheese. We eat until we want to put our yoga pants/pajama pants on and veg until the next meal (ha). Just thinking about this makes me happy!

Well Intentioned Hostess

I always try to think of everything before my family arrives. My lists usually are in full swing and I may or may not be in full out MOMBIE mode.

You might be a MOMBIE IF you:

  • A sleep deprived supermom
  • You have dark circles under your eyes
  • Feeds on caffeine and sweet little sticky kisses
  • Wanders aimlessly
  • Get’s super sidetracked when doing simple tasks
  • Forgets what she was doing… regularly

*Warning – If you MUST Approach do so With Caution.

*Feel free to have me add other MOMBIE facts ha… 😉

I’m partly teasing… In all honesty though, there is some truth to that list at least for me. The irony is the holidays are about gathering together as a family, being present all while making lots and lots of memories.

But what about that time in between when everyone’s just hanging out? Every year I’m always so well intentioned to get a few new board games. I sat down this morning and made a list of some of our favorite games. If you’re fast enough, and if you can utilize amazon prime it’s not to late to order games and have them delivered on time for the holidays! Try Amazon Prime for a 30 Day FREE Trial today! Sign up HERE -> Prime Discounted Monthly Offering


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Blokus Trigon Game. – We had the original BLOKUS game and enjoyed it so it’s only natural that this would be of interest. This game would be perfect for the family that likes to strategize.

Bears Vs. Babies: A Card Game from the Creators of Exploding Kittens. – We’ve recently purchased this game and my family LOVES it! If you enjoy Exploding Kittens you might be surprised and love this even more. It’s real cute. This game is family friendly and suitable for 2-5 players.

grace inspired home gamesOh wow, I just saw on amazon they have an Explicit Content – ADULTS ONLY version available – Bears Vs. Babies NSFW Expansion Pack. Ages 18+.

*It warns all over the site that it is not kid friendly. You can find this game here.

We do not have this and cannot vouch for anything. Please read the reviews on amazon before purchasing. *If you purchase this game you MUST also purchase Bears Vs. Babies. This game is played in addition to the cards from the original game. You can find the original Bears Vs. Babies here.

Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats. – We have this and enjoy playing it with our kids. This game is suitable for 2-5 players. If you have more players simply add on an extra deck and have fun!

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition (Explicit Content Adults ONLY) version available. If you are looking for an adult version you can find Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition (Explicit Content – Adults ONLY here.

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Tenzi Party Pack. Tenzi is a dice game that is perfectly for children and adults ages 6 and up. If you think
you will get board playing dice purchase this “77 Ways to Play TENZI” pack and switch things up.

*This game is seriously addicting. 

Monster Misfits: A Ridiculous Card Game. Dancing, Hairy, Buttface Monsters Battle for Supremacy. This card game is perfect for children and adults age 8 and up. This game is perfect for 2-5 people and can easily be played by more people by combining 2 games for up to 10 players.

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Word Slam. Word Slam is “the fast-paced word-based guessing game” is currently on Amazon’s top toy list. It is geared to children age 12 and up. This game is educational. Rated ages 12+. We have not played this game however the game is based on storytelling only you cannot speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden.

JENGA. JENGA is always a big hit at family gatherings! This classic block balancing, edge of your seat, who will make the tower fall game is always so much fun. JENGA game is perfect.

Quarriors Dice Building Game. Quarriors is a game of strategy and chance played with 2-4 players. Capture dangerous quarry from the untamed wilds in this fun game. Enjoy deck building strategy without the tedium of shuffling.

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