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Sick of playing Monopoly on Christmas day? Look no further; here are 10 board games to play at Christmas with family and friends.

10. Bohnanza

This great card game is about planting, trading, and selling beans – 11 kinds of beans.

Players try to collect large sets of beans to sell for gold.

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2 – 7 Players
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Ages 13+
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9. Reef

In the game Reef, players take on the role of the reef itself, alternating turns in which they carefully select the colors and patterns in which to grow and expand — the more beautiful the reef, the more points they score!

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2 – 4 Players
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Ages 8+
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8. No Thanks!

Take a card or say “No Thanks.” It’s easy to say no if you have a chip to add to the prize pool.

Be aware that your chips won’t last forever and when you take a card it can score against you if it isn’t a part of a run.

A quick, fun, fast-paced game of extortion for all ages.

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3 – 7 Players
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Ages 8+
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7. King Of Tokyo 2nd Edition

In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.

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2 – 6 Players
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Ages 8+
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6. Codenames: Pictures

Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver coded messages telling their field operatives where to go for clandestine meetings. Operatives must be clever. A decoding mistake could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse, with the assassin! Both teams race to contact all their agents, but only one team can win.

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2 – 8 Players
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Ages 10+
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5. Dixit

The pictures are revealed and only one of them is the answer.

Each player on their turn plays the storyteller. they is given a single picture, while the other players get a hand of six pictures.

The storyteller says a sentence or a word connected to his picture, then each player chooses one of his pictures to bet upon. All pictures are showed face up, and every player have to bet upon what picture was the storyteller’s.

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3 – 6 Players
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4. Telestrations

The award-winning sketch, pass, guess, laugh-out-loud fun game that has players simultaneously draw what they see. Easy to play and lots of fun!

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4 – 8 Players
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Ages 12+
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3. Just One

Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

A complete game is played over 13 cards. The goal is to get a score as close to 13 as possible. In case of a right answer, the players score 1 point. In case of wrong answer, they lose the current card as well as the top card of the deck. Thus losing 2 points. In case of lack of answer, the players only lose the current card, and therefore only 1 point.

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3 – 7 Players
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2. Azul: Summer Pavilion

In Azul: Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. As a master artisan, you must use the finest materials to create the summer pavilion while carefully avoiding wasting supplies. Only the best will rise to the challenge to honor the Portuguese royal family.

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2 – 4 Players
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Ages 8+
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1. The Crew: The Quest For Planet Nine

In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown planet about? The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting common individual tasks of each player. In order to meet the varied challenges, communication is essential in the team. But this is more difficult than expected in space.

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2 – 5 Players
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Ages 10+
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