9 Board Games to Play at Your Next Christmas Party


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While the holidays may look and feel a little different this year, these classic, nostalgia-friendly board games are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Below, we've compiled nine games perfect for playing with a small group of friends or family during a low-key holiday get-together.

1. A Christmas Story Card Scramble Game; $20

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Enjoy your favorite Christmas movie in board game form with this four-player game, in which opponents are tasked with collecting and matching cards. Put 1983's A Christmas Story on in the background, pour yourself a glass of (spiked) eggnog, and play away.

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2. ‘Tis The Season; $30


Trivia fanatics, film buffs, and Christmas enthusiasts alike will all appreciate a round or two of this classic game. Test your knowledge on dozens of Christmas movies like Elf (2003), Home Alone (1990), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and countless others.

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3. Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist; $38


If you're one of the millions of people who firmly believes Die Hard is a Christmas movie, you’ll love this action-packed board game, which challenges you and your opponents to either plan or stop a heist.

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4. Seinfeld Happy Festivus Board Game; $35


The fictional holiday of Festivus may have started as a one-off Seinfeld joke, but it soon evolved into so much more. Today, it’s become a pop culture staple, widely known as a holiday for the holiday-fatigued. Now, you can air your grievances and break out this non-festive Festivus board game to celebrate the right way. It’s not over until the head of the household is pinned.

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5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Twinkling Lights Game; $7

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This cult-favorite Christmas comedy is now available as a family-friendly card game. Help Clark Griswold hang 25,000 twinkling lights in the spirit of Christmas—however, it’s no easy feat, with tangled wires and a troublesome squirrel watching your every move. Bonus: The game is just 20 minutes long from start to finish.

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6. You've Got Crabs; $20

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The family-friendly party game is ideal for adults, teens, and kids alike (minimum of four players, maximum of 10). Each set includes 78 cards, instructions, 28 crab points, two wearable crab claws, and other accessories. Intrigued yet? We are, too.

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7. Cinephile: A Card Game; $13


Take your passion of pop culture and love of movies to the next level with this eccentric trivia game that was made with, well, cinephiles in mind. Players are welcome to revamp the rules, so don’t worry about having to follow instructions to the tee. (Unless, of course, you want to.) Each card also features gorgeous artwork of some of the most iconic film roles from decades past.

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8. Sweet Existence, $14


Strange Planet fans will love this eclectic card game, which is based off of the popular web comic by cartoonist Nathan Pyle. Players can make connections, steal, give gifts, and more — just avoid the "Perish" card at all costs. Designed for those 13 and older.

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9. Blockbuster Party Game, $19

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Turn back time and revisit the ‘90s with a round or two of this Blockbuster trivia game, which consists of two parts—both of which will test any film buff’s knowledge. Bonus: Everything fits into a case designed to look identical to the retro-inspired Blockbuster VHS cases.

Buy it: Amazon

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Even though Black Friday is still a few days away, Amazon is offering early deals on kitchen appliances, tech, video games, and plenty more. We will keep updating this page as sales come in, but for now, here are the best Amazon Black Friday sales to check out.


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- Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-115 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker; $90 (save $40) 

- Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse 3.5 Quarts; $180 (save $120)

- KitchenAid KSMSFTA Sifter with Scale Attachment; $95 (save $75) 

- Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker; $60 (save $20)

- Cuisinart Bread Maker; $88 (save $97)

- Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker; $139 (save $60)

- Aicook Juicer Machine; $35 (save $15)

- JoyJolt Double Wall Insulated Espresso Mugs - Set of Two; $14 (save $10) 

- Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids - Set of 14; $13 (save $14)

HadinEEon Milk Frother; $37 (save $33)

Home Appliances


- iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity; $179 (save $101)

- Fairywill Electric Toothbrush with Four Brush Heads; $19 (save $9)

- ASAKUKI 500ml Premium Essential Oil Diffuser; $22 (save $4)

- Facebook Portal Smart Video Calling 10 inch Touch Screen Display with Alexa; $129 (save $50)

- Bissell air320 Smart Air Purifier with HEPA and Carbon Filters; $280 (save $50)

Oscillating Quiet Cooling Fan Tower; $59 (save $31) 

TaoTronics PTC 1500W Fast Quiet Heating Ceramic Tower; $55 (save $10)

Vitamix 068051 FoodCycler 2 Liter Capacity; $300 (save $100)

AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Home Office Shredder; $33 (save $7)

Ring Video Doorbell; $70 (save $30) 

Video games


- Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition for PlayStation 4; $20 (save $20)

- Marvel's Avengers; $27 (save $33)

- Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition for Nintendo Switch; $20 (save $10)

- The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4; $30 (save $30)

- LEGO Harry Potter: Collection; $15 (save $15)

- Ghost of Tsushima; $40 (save $20)

BioShock: The Collection; $20 (save $30)

The Sims 4; $20 (save $20)

God of War for PlayStation 4; $10 (save $10)

Days Gone for PlayStation 4; $20 (save $6)

Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch; $40 (save $20)

Computers and tablets


- Apple MacBook Air 13 inches with 256 GB; $899 (save $100)

- New Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches with 512 GB; $2149 (save $250) 

- Samsung Chromebook 4 Chrome OS 11.6 inches with 32 GB; $210 (save $20) 

- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5 inch Touch-Screen; $1200 (save $400)

- Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop; $889 (save $111)

- Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB); $120 (save $70)

- Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet (32 GB); $130 (save $70)

- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 inches with 32 GB; $100 (save $50)

Apple iPad Mini (64 GB); $379 (save $20)

- Apple iMac 27 inches with 256 GB; $1649 (save $150)

- Vankyo MatrixPad S2 Tablet; $120 (save $10)

Tech, gadgets, and TVs


- Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS; $179 (save $20) 

- SAMSUNG 75-inch Class Crystal 4K Smart TV; $998 (save $200)

- Apple AirPods Pro; $169 (save $50)

- Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame 9.7 Inch Silver; $238 (save $92)

- All-New Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and Alexa (4th Gen); $39 (save $21)

- MACTREM LED Ring Light 6" with Tripod Stand; $16 (save $3)

- Anker Soundcore Upgraded Bluetooth Speaker; $22 (save $8)

- Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote; $28 (save $12)

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm Lens; $549 (save $100)

DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector; $93 (save $37)

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