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There’s something about the festive mood during the Christmas season that excites everyone. Whether you’re a kid, a teenager, or an adult, this festive season always makes us giddy. It’s the perfect occasion to spend time with family at home while drinking eggnog and playing board games to pass the time!

Best Christmas Board Games

If you’re looking for a fun family game to play during the holiday season, playing classic games such as card games or puzzles are good ideas. Playing family-friendly board games that people of all ages can enjoy is always a good idea!

Bring out your favorite board games and see who will let their competitive streak come out among your family or the rest of your extended family! If everyone’s game to play, you’re all in for a hilarious game full of teasing and laughter!

It’s a good thing that there are many Christmas versions of classic board games if you want to play something familiar. Do you want to be the best elf real estate mogul during a round of Monopoly? Or maybe you can play an original game where players need to deliver all the toys in the world to become the best Santa Claus!

Which festive game is for you? Check out our list of the best Christmas board games you can buy on Amazon and start your own Christmas game night tradition!

1. Monopoly Elf

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  • Player count: 2-6 players
  • Duration: 60 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 8 and up

The first board game on our list will excite fans of Elf’s holiday classic movie, starring Will Ferrell. If you’ve seen the movie, then the Monopoly Elf board game will take you down memory lane as you relive your favorite scenes and locations from the film!

This Elf edition of Monopoly includes all the iconic characters, locations, and even some quotes for movie fans. Journey through the North Pole with your fellow players, and pass through the candy cane forest, the sea of swirly gumdrops, and other locations!

Since the classic Monopoly board game is quite popular, a Christmas-themed Monopoly board game is a great party game for holiday parties. Start with a familiar board game to see people’s basic skills when playing board games!

The Monopoly Elf board game comes with dice, game board, player pieces, and property cards. What makes it different is that you now have Santa’s Sleigh, Polar Bear Cub, Jack-in-the-Box, Mailroom Coffee Mug, Santa’s Bag, Maple Syrup for the player pieces. For Property Cards, you now have Apartments and Skyscrapers. Community Chest Cards have been renamed Christmas Cheer, and Chance Cards are now called Christmas Spirit. How adorable is that?!

Start the game by choosing from the many game tokens available. Collect and trade famous landmarks from the movie, including Santa’s Workshop, Gimbel’s Toy Department, the Lincoln Tunnel, and more! Trade apartments and skyscrapers while you spread Christmas cheer!

Reasons to buy:

  • Enjoyable for fans of the movie, Elf
  • Great buy for those who enjoy the classic Monopoly game
  • Rules are easy to pick up
  • As with any classic Monopoly, kids can learn money management while playing.

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are looking for something more challenging, the level of difficulty in this game is just like the original Monopoly.
  • The 60-minute game time can exceed even further, making this not an ideal board game for those who prefer shorter games.

2. Zobmondo!! The Santa Claus Game

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  • Player count: 2 - 4 players
  • Duration: 30 - 45 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 3 and up

What is the one thing kids are most excited about when Christmas comes round the corner? It’s the presents from Santa, of course! With every ho-ho-ho, and jingle of a sleigh bell, ears perk up, and eyes widen! We get told to be good girls and good boys, or else we won’t get anything from Santa. While we may be past that age of believing in Santa, we can still experience Christmas from Santa’s point of view too!

The following brilliant board game on our list is Zobmondo!! The Santa Claus Game. This exciting board game lets players pretend to be Santa Claus on his sleigh. You and other Santas will have a competitive game on who can deliver gifts the fastest!

This is one of the most fun board games that the entire family can enjoy together during Christmas. The competitive aspect of becoming the fastest player to deliver all the toys will surely cause lots of giggles and cheers. Enjoy the season of gift-giving with the Zobmondo board game!

Reasons to buy:

  • This Santa Clause board game isn’t a reimagined version of any other classic board game. Since it’s an original board game, playing it will be a unique experience for players.
  • Simple and straight to the point, making it perfect for families with minor children
  • Teaches kids early on about friendly competition

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are looking for something more challenging, the level of difficulty in this game is low, making this a game more for children than adults.
  • The simple aspect of the game makes for little replayability.

3. Monopoly: Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Edition Board Game

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  • Player count: 2-6 players
  • Duration: 60 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 8 and up

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas movie has been so popular that it has turned into a cult classic adored by many fans throughout the years. This is obvious with the many fan art you can find on the internet. You can say that Jack Skellington has turned into an ultimate crush for many fans. This movie has spawned so much merchandise from toys, bags, and board games!

Have you tried playing The Nightmare Before Christmas Edition Board Game? If you’re a fan of the classic Monopoly board game and Tim Burton movies, you will love this fun board game!

As a Monopoly game, the rules are quite the same. Players are real estate moguls that buy, sell and trade game cards, except the property cards are memorable locations from the movie!

You and your family are in for a crazy game once you experience the Nightmarish twist this board game offers. You’ll see how locations, characters, and the art style from the movie have been adapted to the game board, dice, game tokens, and cards.

Reasons to buy:

  • Movie fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas will find this board game enjoyable.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas twist on the classic board game is very cute even to those not familiar with the movie.
  • Since it’s a Monopoly board game, this edition still has the classic Monopoly elements making the game easy to pick up.
  • Great game for kids to learn about money management from a young age!
  • Cute and well put together board game

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are looking for something more challenging, the level of difficulty in this game is just like the classic Monopoly.
  • One round of Monopoly may take 60 minutes or more, making this a tedious game for those who prefer shorter games.

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