Family fun night is officially back.

By Southern Living Editors
Updated November 13, 2020
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With touchscreen devices taking over family fun nights (and even some dinner tables), it can be hard to find something the whole family will enjoy that doesn’t involve a phone or tablet. The good news is that there's plenty of family board games on the market that will have every member of the family excited for game night. From the most popular new games like Throw Throw Burrito and Pictionary Air Kids vs. Grown-Ups to board game classics that keep selling, these are the top Christmas board games to give this year. Whether your kids are young or even in college, there are plenty of great Christmas gift options with these games. Guessing and quick-thinking games like Codenames and Word Slam will make your kids forget about the smartphones in their pockets. New board games will soon become just as cherished as the classics. If you need one more gift to put under the tree this year, make it one that the entire family can take advantage of and enjoy.

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Frozen fans ages 3 and up will love using their ice-trapping skills to keep Elsa and the Water Nokk safe. 

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Throw Throw Burrito debuted this year as the world's first dodgeball card game and took the top spot on Amazon's best-seller list. 

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The classic game was given a 2020 upgrade with an illustrator that will appear on the screen of any smart device. Every member of the family ages 6 and up can take part in the fun with the Kids vs. Grown-Ups edition. 

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If you haven't yet, it's time to introduce the kids to this classic game that's guaranteed to have them asking for game night every night. 

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In addition to providing hours of entertainment from their favorite Disney characters, this game will also help them practice their focus, memory, and matching skills. 

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This game is already a best-seller, and we advise you order now. Your family will want to play this one after Christmas dinner (and every other night).

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It’s been around for as long as we have, but it’s still a best-selling game. It’s worth a buy if you don’t own it already.

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If the youngest in your house are teens and college-age, this music mixing game is just the activity to get your family together for a night.

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As your kids stack this 3D Disney castle together, they’ll see many of their favorite Disney characters along its walls.

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Your teens will set their phones down to play this addictive guessing game with you.

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Watch the board light up and move as your kids put together over 30 parts for dozens of projects.

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Introduce your kids to coding with this board set that they program and create themselves to help the mouse find the cheese.

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The Pie Face game that your kids love got an upgrade exactly 3 feet tall.

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Bring back a best-selling classic game that isn’t Bluetooth-connected this Christmas.

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The game that went viral for its hilarious, tongue-twisting effects is back with a new edition.

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This award-winning domino board game will be a family favorite and a new classic.

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See if your big kids and teens can keep up with each other in this fast-paced guessing game.

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Thrill-seekers in your family will love building their own roller coasters at home.

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This cross-country train adventure game will become a mainstay for family game night.

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See who’s the winner of this building and strategy game that’s made for the whole family.