Best Board Games for the Holidays

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With the constant state of connected technology, families have to find time to unwind and turn off the device in order to connect in real life!  With that, my family has picked out the best board games on the planet.  We literally set up shop for a weekend in our house and opened up about fifty board games!  No kidding!

Some you can find in our Hot Holiday Gift Guide but here are the best of the rest!

ThinkFun Cat Crimes

Cat Crimes is a logic game that provides a stealth learning experience: players learn critical thinking and logical deduction as they solve a series of increasingly difficult challenges while playing in a familiar puzzle style game. So easy to learn, you can start playing right out of the box!

AGES 8+ MSRP $13.99


Looney Labs Holiday Fluxx

It’s the most wonderful game of the year! It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, Play one card. You start with a hand of three cards…add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn. Looney Labs Fluxx is the perfect stocking stuffer!

AGES 8+ MSRP $16


Not Parent Approved

Not Parent Approved is like a Cards Against Humanity for kids: a HILARIOUS word game of fill-in-the blanks that makes it okay to put booger juice, fart, and Grandma in the same sentence. Fully portable, it’s a great game for parties, sleepovers, and holiday road trips.

AGES 8+ MSRP $18


ThinkFun Shadows in the Forest

Shadows in the Forest is a fun board game for kids and adults that operates like flashlight tag in the forest. Playing the game helps kids develop cooperation skills and teaches a basic understanding of how lights and shadows work.

AGES 8+ MSRP $25


PlayMonster Brain Fart

Think fast and shout your answer…because silence is deadly! Roll the big cubes to get your nine categories, like Contagious Things, Buffet Foods, Hotties or Colors, and then press the brain timer to get your letter and start the game! Take turns naming things in a category that start with that letter, and grab that cube! Hurry before the brain farts and you lose a token!

AGES 8+ MSRP $25


Want more gift ideas? Check out the #RealityMoms Hot Holiday Gift Guide!

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