Admit it, the best part of family reunions is when the games come out. Although guaranteed that at least one game will end in an argument because someone is cheating so bad that they actually got caught. I thought I'd put together a post of some of my favorite games for this time of year, in no particular order as they're all great. 


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Scrawl feels like Pictionary and Chinese Whispers had a baby. The aim of the game is basically to be as crap as drawing as possible (Well, I find this tactic has made me the winner of many of a game).

"Take a Scenario Card, doodle it, pass it on. By the time it gets through you friend's disturbed minds, your delightful drawing of  'Dreaming of bacon' could be disfigured beyond belief.
In the meantime, you've got to interpret the new doodle before them. Is that an ugly baby, a badly fried egg or something else entirely?
Get doodling, start guessing. Most grins wins" - Big Potato 

Bucket of Doom

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Now this one is most definitely best after a few drinks. Made by the makers of Scrawl, this one is a gooden too!

"BOD is a black comedy story-telling game. You've got to escape from tons of seriously dodgy situations with the help of hundreds of seriously useless objects. Then it's best escape plan wins.
You might find you've woken up as the back end of a human centipede or inside the belly of a whale, with only a foot-long hot-dog and an angry beaver to help you. BOD is a game for the Macgyver in all of us." - Big Potato.

Obama Llama

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This game is as strange as it sounds! It's a rhyming game that tests your acting skills, rhyming skills and a bit of your celebrity knowledge! Watching one of the family members act out being born was 100% worth the spend for me with the game. Also made by Big Potato, ( I promise this isn't sponsored haha!), who make great, unusual games that are perfect for family time over Christmas.

"Inside this box you'll come across hundreds of weird and wonderful rhyming charades. You'll come across Tom Cruise in his platform shoes, Piglet eating a twiglet, and of course, Barack Obama riding a llama. 
It's your job to describe or act a rhyme, with your team trying to guess as many as they can in 30 seconds time." - Big Potato.

Speak Out

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So funny story, I accidentally brought the knock off version of this game from Amazon and it's filled with typos and looks hilariously fake. However, I have played the real game and it's unbelievably funny, but not one for the vain. You have your entire set of teeth on show, slobber running down your chin, and you sound like an idiot. It's great.

"Get ready to be doubled over with laughter with the ridiculous mouthpiece challenge game! The Speak Out game brings friends and family together for a laugh-out-loud fun as a players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece that won't let them shut their mouth. 
Players draw from the deck and read the phrase as best as they can.
The timer counts down as players try to say phrases." - Argos.

If you have any other fun family games let me know in the comments! I hope enjoy these ones as much as I did. 

Rosie x

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