Everyone loves to celebrate, and one of the best ways to do that is with a party.
Christmas parties are an age-old tradition that has never grown old. Whether it’s the often stilted or crazy office Christmas party, or simply an annual get-together of friends and family, parties at Christmas time are cherished by many.
And the tradition of fun and merry Christmas festivities goes back even before the American Civil War.
One article shares that,
“During the reign of Queen Victoria, the holiday grew more popular with each passing year, becoming a national holiday in America in 1870. A good majority of the traditions we enjoy today were either started or popularized during the late 1800s and early 1900s, though in some ways we are missing some of the aspects that are charmingly Victorian.”
And the timeless classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, published six years into Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, gives us a delightful glimpse into a Victorian “office” party:
“There were more dances, and there were forfeits, and more dances, and there was cake, and there was Negus, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer.”
It appears that Ebenezer Scrooge’s old boss, Mr. Fezziwig, knew how to throw a Christmas party!
Ten Ways to Make Your Christmas Party Merry and Bright – And a Ton of Fun!
At Fundemonium, we know all about fun, and one of the best ways to bring fun into a Christmas party is with games. So, with that thought in mind, we have put together a quick list of 10 exciting board games and card games to rock your party!
Settlers of Catan has become one of the iconic strategy board games of all time. Players work to tame the isle of Catan, beginning by discovering Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board where no two games are the same!
Ticket To Ride
For the railroad barons lurking in every one of us, Ticket to Ride is just the ticket for a fun and engaging party board game. Players compete for train cards, which allow them to run their trains between major American cities. Completed routes earn points, but there are more ways to earn points – and win!
What’s a fantasy, role-playing board game without monsters and magic? Boring! And Dungeon! Is anything but. Players adventure in the role of a Fighter, Rogue, Cleric, or Wizard while searching for lost treasure in a dungeon filled with monsters. Collect enough treasure and escape the dungeon alive, and you win!
Throw Throw Burrito
The card game that’s more of a dodgeball game and a food fight! Throw Throw Burrito has players trying to collect matching sets of cards before any of their opponents while ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos simultaneously. Earn points as you collect cards but lose them by getting hit with flying burritos!
What is a party without Jenga? Simple, easy, and timeless, this game of dexterity requires only skill, strategy, and luck. Be the star of your Christmas and win by being the last player to remove a block without causing the stack to crash.
Fun for ages 6 to 99 and for the whole family, this award-winning game challenges players quickly find as many SETs as they can! Three cards with all the same – or all different – individual colors, shapes, numbers, and shading is a SET. The first player to see a SET calls out “SET” and grabs the cards: no “turns” and no luck in this game!
A fun and high-tension card game, UNLOCK! is a series of escape adventures for two to six players, making it great for parties. In just one hour, players must work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and solving puzzles in order to unlock their way and escape.
EXIT: The Game
Another series of escape room games for the home and families, EXIT: The Game requires players to solve riddles and puzzles and crack codes to escape from a wide variety of imaginary rooms and environments. But the clock is ticking, and the time to escape is slipping away!
A cooperative card game, Hocus Pocus has players working together to protect the children of Salem by stopping the Sanderson sisters from completing their wicked potion before the sun rises. Perfect for Families and fans of the Hocus Pocus films.
You are part of a team of fearless adventurers on a deadly mission to retrieve four sacred treasures from the ruins of a dangerous island paradise. Working together while making some pulse-pounding maneuvers, your task is all the more perilous because the island is sinking!
Fundemonium For Fun and Exciting Board Games and Card Games for the Holidays
For the best toy, game, and hobby items in Sonoma County, come to Fundemonium, Rohnert Park’s premier headquarters for fun. Here you’ll not only find the biggest selection of quality toys, games, kits, hobby items but you can discover many fun things to do here, as well!
Fundemonium is far more than a toy store or hobby shop – we are also a safe and friendly place where adults and children of all ages can meet and enjoy creative fun and participate in a wide variety of local events. In addition, we have an exciting and varied selection of science kits, games, toys, and hobby products for your entire family – and don’t forget the board and card games!
We always do our best to quickly respond to website inquiries about card games (and more!), or you can also find answers to your questions by calling us at (707) 540-0701.
Just give us a call during our business hours if you’d like to speak directly with one of our Fundemoniacs.