Games For All The Family This Christmas [ad]

puffin rush board game

We have been sent a selection of card games & board games for us to review just in time for the holiday season and we wanted to share with you the ones we really loved!

We have been sent a selection of card games & board games for us to review just in time for the holiday season and we wanted to share with you the ones we really loved!

Squishmallow Take 4

Squishmallows Fans Rejoice as they have brought out the official Squishmallows game, called Squishmallow Take4. The game has been brought to the market from the makers of Global hit game, What Do You Meme. It’s action-packed fun for players of all ages, adults and kids alike. 

It is aimed at Ages 8+ but I would say if you have a 7 year old who can understand games then they would probably be ok with it. Perfect to play with your family, friends, nieces and nephews, and basically anyone it really is a game everyone can enjoy. 

It comes with an Exclusive Plush called Benny The Bigfoot and he has a fun new hat. It is super cute and any squishmallows will love this game.

The box includes:

  • 1 Exclusive Squishmallows
  • 84 Cards 
  • Instructions

It is available to purchase online and the best price I’ve found is online at Argos.

Puffin Rush by Foul Games

We have previously worked with Foul Games and their awesome games before. When we found out the the youngest member of the Foul Play Family (The 9-year-old!), has designed a game we knew we needed to try it. 

Puffin Rush is a fun game of chance and tactics for all ages. The aim is to races across the snow-covered Arctic to be the first to find a fish, and get it home to your burrow. During the game you get to interact with other Arctic Animals and some may help and some may hinder your journey so don’t let your guard down! 

You need to lay down the 36 cards face down to create your 6×6 playing area or board. You can move your character across the cards flipping them as you go and you need to find your burrow as well as look for fish. The instructions explain which animals will help you and which will interfere with your game. The card you want to avoid most is the blizzard card as it will mean you have to turn all the cards back to their starting position! 

It really is a game of memory and works well for ages 5+. It is based around 1-4 players but this does depend on the ages and skills of the players.  

Each game we found took around 10 minutes but once we got quicker at it we could nail it in 5 minutes!

It’s very addictive and definitely one for the competitive types! Think snake and ladders but with ice, fish and arctic animals! It would make a fab gift for the younger board game lovers in your life. 

You can get your copies via Foul Play Directly here.

L.L.A.M.A Card Game 

We have reviewed this game previously so for a full review and rules please click here for our previous blog.

LLAMA is a card game created by Reiner Knizia. The concept is simple but every decision will have an impact on your game and the end result. The main aim of the game is to get rid of your hand of cards. If you don’t get rid of your cards then you need to take markers. It can all end in a real di-llama (see what I did there!) if you do or don’t! The idea is that the player with the fewest markers wins in this game.

You can purchase L.L.A.M.A at Amazon, Travelling Man, Zatu Games

Fruit Punch Halli Galli 

We have reviewed this game previously so for a full review and rules please click here for our previous blog.

Fruit Punch is a party game of simple pleasures, like the squeaky banana that becomes the games centrepiece. For a game that contains little more than a plastic banana and a deck of cards, it really is worth it and should be a game that is added to everyone’s game board shelf. It would make a great Christmas Eve Game as it really does create hours of loud, ridiculous fun.

You can get your hands on your own copy of Fruit Punch Halli Galli at Amazon

Incohearent Family GameWhat Do You Meme?

If you want a funny game to play with the older members of the family this Christmas then this game is ideal! Following in the footsteps of the popular What Do You Meme Game we have got Incohearent. This version has been made a bit more PG than its predecessor so it is aimed at 12 years + and it is encouraged to be played with 2+ players but we find the more players the funnier the answers and the longer the game lasts. 

The idea is that the judge for each round flips the timer and holds a card up so that only they can see the answer, but everyone else sees the gibberish phrase. Everyone else reads the card aloud and whoever decodes the phrase first wins the card. This game definitely gets funnier the more accents you have and if alcohol is involved (18+). 

When the card has been decoded or the translators have elected to pass, the judge pulls the next card. Once the timer runs out or 3 cards have been decoded, the round is over, and the next person becomes the judge.

Each round tends to last around 20-40 minutes but it really does depend how seriously you take it and how many players you have. 

The box contains: 

  • 500 cards
  • Instructions
  • 1 Sand Timer

You can buy this game at most toy retailers but the best price I found was at Argos

What Do You Meme Family Edition 

What Do You Meme was super popular last Christmas (2022) and it has returned for Christmas 2023. The only difference this year is that all the R-rated content has been removed to make it a family-friendly game. Compete with your friends and family to create the best memes. 

It is family friendly but still  advised as an 8 years plus game and for 3+ players to get the max amusement out of it! We spend an hour or so playing and the kids were still asking for more rounds as they loved it so much. 

It’s really easy to play all you need to do is use one of your dealt cards to caption the photo card in each round. The winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge. 

We found that if you pick your caption card to match the judge’s sense of humour then you are more likely to win!

Give the cards a good shuffle each round to make sure it’s even and fair and then get to creating some hilarious memes! It works brilliantly as a post dinner game as you can let your Christmas dinner go down as you draw away! 

The box contains:

  • 300 Caption Cards
  • 65 Photo Cards 
  • Instructions

You can get it in most toy retailers but the best price I found was at Argos.

DISCLAIMER: This item has been gifted to us but our opinions do not reflect on the products company, or the thoughts of any social media companies we have shared this review on.

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