You’ve added the perfect amount of sugar and spice to your cookies. You’ve rolled them out, cut them into adorable bells, stars, and Santa hats and popped them in the oven so they’ll be ready to leave out for Santa! Now that you have a few minutes to wait, break out these fantastic board games for a fun time While the Cookies Bake!
Our first suggestion is a great option for families with fidget-y kiddos to burn some of the sugar high off! (We think it’d also be pretty darn awesome for a group of grown-ups with eggnog, but can’t really say!) It’s Ice Cool, and you’ll be the cooooolest kid in the ice
palace if you manage to win! Play as the runner and flick your penguin through the doors of the palace to collect all of your fish before the hall monitor catches you and your friends! Then take your turn as the hall monitor and catch those naughty penguins! Collect Fish cards and secretly hoard as many fish as possible before the end of the game to be declared the Ice Cool champion! The base game plays up to four players, but Ice Cool and Ice Cool 2 together make a massive ice palace of awesomeness for up to eight of you and yours to slide around!
The next three games are perfect for anyone dedicated to making Christmas their own this year! They are Nightmare Before Christmas Something Wild!, Nightmare Before Christmas Operation, and Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee!
In Nightmare Before Christmas Something Wild!, players compete to collect sets of cards that grant special powers! The first player to gain three special powers wins the game! While they’re not exactly Christmassy, any of the Something Wild sets will play together, so you can add Something Wild Villains, Something Wild Mickey and Friends, or even Something Wild Toy Story to your game for a truly wild time!
Both Nightmare Before Christmas Operation and Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee! are re-themed versions of the classic games Operation and Yahtzee!
In Nightmare Before Christmas Operation, players compete to remove the creepy-crawlies, dice, and other bits keeping Oogie Boogie together! Are your hands steady enough for this
Roll the Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee! dice and try for that classic straight, or even better for five Jack Skellingtons! Score big points and win bragging rights as the reigning Sandy Claws before you ice up your fresh bat hat cookies!
In addition to the great games we’ve already mentioned, the following four are sure to be jolly additions to your Winter Wonderland cookie-fest!
The animals are scrambling to get the best view of the winter wonderland! They are twisting and turning - some are even upside down - to fit everyone on the hillside to witness the white landscape! Can you stack all of your animals on the pile without knocking it over?
It’s that time of year again, and the weather outside is frightful, so stay in and build the most beautiful Patchwork Winter quilt you can! Score points based on how quickly you fill your quilt, how many buttons you manage to place, and how tightly quilted your final product is! Be the quilter with the most points at the end of the game to win!
Feeling like this year is ever-changing? Embrace the chaos and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by playing Holiday Fluxx, where none of the rules are the same for the whole game!
Well, you’re to the baking stage, but we all know assembly is the most challenging part of any Gingerbread House! So, practice building the tallest, most perfect one you can playing Gingerbread House! Use all four types of gingerbread and keep those pesky fairytale characters from eating you out of house and home! Earn points for the height of your house and for completing orders, and be the player with the most points at the end of the game to be the winner!
Whew, was that the timer? Better grab the cookies before they get too toasted! And don’t forget to come back soon for our Twelve Days of Christmas Gaming and Winter Wonderland Games post(s)!
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