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Christmas party games

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LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 12-Dec-13 10:23:08

...the lost art of having fun? Saethryd Brandreth compares the draw of modern technology with the good old-fashioned fun to be had with the party games of yesteryear.

Come Christmas will you be 'Fanning the Kipper', or retreating as the XBox takes over?

Pittcity Thu 12-Dec-13 16:32:57

We used to spend many a Christmas entertaining ourselves with no more than pencil and paper for Consequences or Charades.....this year my son asked for Monopoly (but make it the one with the credit cards please!!) tchshock

dahlia Thu 12-Dec-13 17:02:33

For the past two or three years, while staying with DD and her family (husband + two girls now aged 19 and 17), we have played games throughout Christmas. Playing in 3 games of 2, we play Scattergories, Pictionary, Boggle, Scrabble and Taboo, sometimes using the electronic game of Buzz. We have tried Trivial Pursuit, but the teenagers aren't very good at general knowledge so we give this a miss. The girls are very competitive, not above cheating, and things can get a bit heated, but generally this routine gives us hours of pleasure, as long as we have a large tin of Quality Street on the table, too! We love the simple game of Uno, too, and a good game of cards. tchsmile

Nonu Thu 12-Dec-13 17:21:00

We love card games over Christmas .We all get round the table with a libation and off we go , with much , much merriment !!

Soutra Thu 12-Dec-13 17:31:26

Personally I like the one where you take it in turns to drink a bottle of whisky (or gin/vodka/Baileys etc) then somebody goes out of the room and you have to remember who it was. tchgrin

whenim64 Thu 12-Dec-13 17:41:04

We get into two teams when the children are in bed on Christmas Day, and there will be a new music pub quiz for us to play. When it's women vs men, we get very competitive, so now we divide up at random. There'll be champagne, wine and beers, and usually a game pie and treats to pick at. I try to get my BiL in my team - whichever he's in always wins! grin

Some of us really like parlour games, but technology makes the quizzes more exciting and fast-paced. I'd love a good game of Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly, but we save that for older friends.

Tonight, I'm off to sister's for a dinner party and to exchange Christmas presents. If her adult sons are there, we'll be playing Contraband - an old game from the 50s/60s, and Scrabble, whilst we listen to Chrstmas songs and carols. A gentle lead-up to the mayhem.

rockgran Thu 12-Dec-13 17:41:34

I'll drink to that, Soutra!

I used to love pencil and paper games as a child - my sister and I always used to wrap up tiny prizes for everyone. People could get really excited about winning a sachet of shampoo or a pencil. Happy days!

Soutra Thu 12-Dec-13 17:45:25

Second round, rockgran is when you carry on and try to remember where you are! tchgrin

Sook Thu 12-Dec-13 17:47:24

Soutra tchgrin