Looking for a party game to play with friends or family this Christmas? Tired of playing Old Man Monopoly ? We’ve compiled a list of the Top Board Games for Christmas 2022 in Ireland. “Board Game Al”, Ireland’s number 1 board game expert has picked out his top board games for Christmas 2022 below. All of these are available in our two shops and at online at Cogs.ie.
Chicken Vs Hotdog is the hottest new board game for 2022. Introducing a family party game about flipping chickens and throwing hot dogs into the air. Still not convinced? Well, keep reading! It’s a race to flip ‘em and stick ‘em. Just turn over a card and flip your character into the air. Nail the landing and you’ll be one step closer to victory. A fun and frantic family game for the entire family. It only takes 10 seconds to learn… but we guarantee you’ll be flipping and sticking for hours.
Players : 2 – 10 players
Ages: 8 – Adult
Game time : 10 minsBuy Chicken vs Hotdog
The Fuzzies is a game about creating gravity-defying towers out of fuzzy little balls.
Draw a card a remove that colour of fuzzy using either tweezers or your fingers but you can not get out of your seat. Stick it anywhere higher on the tower.
If you are successful then the next player goes but if any balls drop, you must draw cards equal to the number of balls dropped and do the challenge on your next turn (e.g. remove a Fuzzy while covering your eye)
The game ends when someone oafishly knocks over the tower. That player is the loser, everyone else wins!
The perfect game for all the family to play for Christmas 2022.
Players : 2 +
Ages: 6 – Adult
Game time : 5 – 10 minsBuy The Fuzzies
The Sock Game board game is the perfect addition to your family game night! In this speedy sensory game, each team has a large fluffy sock filled with thirty different items. One player turns the spinner on the board – once the arrow lands on an object, it’s a frantic race to find that object! The first player to find their object wins a point.
It’s fun for kids and adults alike!
Players : 2 +
Ages: 8 – Adult
Game time : 5 – 30 minsBuy The Sock Game
Beat that is the wackiest party game you’ll play. It’s the perfect game to play with a group of family or friends this Christmas. Limber up and prepare to bounce, flip, stack, hop, roll, blow, balance and catapult your way to victory!
Win points by betting on your ability to successfully complete a series of ridiculous dexterity-based challenges. All players attempt the same challenges, so prepare to get competitive and tell your friends to “Beat That!”
GREAT FOR KIDS & ADULTS ALIKE – With a huge variety of funny, tricky and outrageous challenges to test your skills, this board game will have you hooked in seconds, no matter your age.
Beat that takes 2 mins to learn, guarantees hours of belly busting laughter!
Players : 2 – 8
Ages: 9 – Adult
Game time : 40 – 80 minsBuy Beat That! The Ultimate Challange Game
A perfect game for Christmas day, herd mentality is a party game for families, friends and cow rustlers. The aim of the game is simple: think like the herd and write down the same answers as your friends.
If your answer is part of the majority, you all win cows. Yeehaw! If everyone else writes an answer that is matched by at least one other person, but yours is the odd one out, then you land the angry Pink Cow, and your herd of cows is worthless until you can offload it onto someone else.
The first player to collect eight cows wins.
Players : 4 – 10
Ages: 10 – Adult
Game time : 20 minsBuy Herd Mentality Party Game
Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition is a new party game that’s just like Cards Against Humanity, except it’s written for kids and adults to play together, don’t worry, there’s no adult content. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.
We didn’t just take the adult stuff out of the original game: we wrote a whole new game from scratch and tested it with thousands of families. If you like to laugh at stuff like “filling my butt with spaghetti,” this is the game for you. If you don’t, go fill your butt with spaghetti!
Players : 4 – 30
Ages: 8 – Adult (Don’t worry, there’s no adult content)
Game time : 30 – 90 minsBuy Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
TACO CAT GOAT CHEESE PIZZA! TACO CAT GOAT CHEESE PIZZA!
Keep these 5 crazy words in mind. As soon as there is a match between a card and a spoken word, race against each other to slap your hand on the central pile of cards. The last one to do so must take them all.
Be quick to be the first to get rid of all your cards. But watch out! Your mind will play tricks on you. This addictive game is as unique as its name. Enjoy!
Players : 2 – 8
Ages: 8 – Adult
Game time : 10 minsBuy Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Codenames is THE #1 party boardgame (just ask BoardgameGeek) with simple, easy to learn rules and challenging game play.
Two teams compete to make contact with all their agents first. Two spymasters give one-word clues that point to certain Codenames on the board. Their team mates must solve the clues while avoiding their opponent’s agents and the shady assassin.
Players: 4 – 8
Age: 10 to adult
Game time: 15 minBuy Codenames
One of the best boardgames ever. I have never laughed as much playing a boardgame as I have with 30 Seconds.Players take turns to try and get their team mates to correctly guess the 5 names on their card, without mentioning the actual names themselves. The more names they guess before the time runs out the further along the board your team moves. 30 Seconds Juniorversion also available for ages 7 and up.
Players: 4 or more
Age: 12 to adult
Game time: 30 – 40 minsBuy 30 Seconds Board Game
With beautiful, Moorish inspired artwork, Azul is a brilliantly clever strategy board game in which players draft different styles of tiles to decorate the walls of their Palace.
Players must carefully select which types of tiles to collect to win points while ensuring they draft the correct quantity of tiles as surplus tiles cost points.
Players: 2- 4
Age: 8 to adult
Game time: 30 – 40 minBuy Azul
Top of the Class Board Game is the brand new Irish general knowledge & trivia board game for all the family.
To achieve TOP OF THE CLASS status by cleverly navigating through the school year, and be first to progress once around the board.
To win, you must answer questions correctly, avoid hazzards, handle Principal’s instructions (good and bad) and pass your 6 summer tests.
Featuring classic gameplay and gameboard, this game contains 2,700 fun questions broken down into 6 categories, based on school subjects, English, Maths, History, Science, Geography, General Knowledge.
Game time : 45 mins – 60 minsBuy Top of The Class Board Game
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