Games for the Holidays

Games for the Holidays Recommendations Blog

Not to brag, but as board game store owners, Annie and Lisa are seen as board game experts by our friends and family. Come November, the most popular question we get asked is, "help! I've got family coming over for [insert your biggest family gathering holiday here - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, you name it]. What game should we play?" We've got you covered!

Here are our top 3 game recommendations to keep your family entertained for the holidays: Werewords, Just One, and Dixit.


Why Werewords?

This is hands down our favorite game of 2020!

  • 4-10 players
  • 20 questions with a secret role twist
  • A round takes 5-10 minutes with next-to-no setup
  • Uses an app (free on IOS/Android)



Why Dixit?

Our households are multi-lingual, so word games can be a challenge. We love this picture-based game for a group!

  • 3-8 players
  • Storytelling through pictures
  • Scoring can be adjusted to allow for more players (or play on teams for a big group)
  • Plays in 30 minutes



Why Just One?

This is a cooperative word game, great for families that get a wee bit competitive (not that we know anyone like that).

  • 3-7 players (can be expanded with teams)
  • Set-up takes about 30 seconds
  • Plays in 20 minutes

About the Author

Annie is one of the founders of Board's Edge Games, and she loves writing about board games. You can learn more about Annie and co-founder Lisa here, follow us on Instagram, check us out on BoardGameGeek (BGG), or see what we’re backing on Kickstarter.

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  • Love Dixit. Our 6-year old is our best player (and doesn’t let us forget it either).


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