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11 Games to Play with Family This Holiday (With or Without Drinking)

Between eating and drinking, there’s typically a lot of downtime during holiday gatherings—so why not be the life of party and bring one of these games to the table?

From rowdy (Drinkin’ with Lincoln) to wordy (Word Dominoes), there’s a game for everyone on this list.

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Drinkin’ with Lincoln

Five classic drinking games get a presidential twist in this fun set featuring a unique illustrated card deck and two ready-for-drinkin’ Lincoln screen-printed shot glasses. Beat the odds and pass the laws at the “Battle of Gettysburg,” bet drinks on the “Presidential Race,” and test your honesty with “Lincoln’s Top Hat.”

Drink! 50 Beer Games

From Beer Pong to raucous newcomers like Edward Fortyhands, this tall boy contains 50 instruction cards for iconic beer games. Added bonus: a ping-pong ball is included.

Guilty As Charged

Perfect for parties big or small, this uproarious game will have everyone laughing as they learn what their fellow players think they’re really capable of.

Listography: The Game

A new twist on the bestselling Listography journal series (over a million copies sold!), this game invites players to create and share lists based on fun and thought-provoking topics—from geography and pop culture to toothpaste and constellations.

Llamanoes

A hilarious herd of llamas star in this laugh-out-loud twist on the game of dominoes. From Llama-nardo da Vinci to Super Llama, kids, families, and llama enthusiasts will have a blast matching heads to tails to complete the chain and win.

Word Dominoes

This creative new twist on an old favorite invites players to create words and phrases by linking images—match what other players are thinking to win!

Drink-Tac-Toe

Wine and beer play out their timeless rivalry in a classic game of tic-tac-toe.

Quicktionary

A fast-paced casual card game for word lovers and anyone who loves to think on their feet—simple to learn, with nearly endless possibilities, this free-for-all game is a fun addition to any game night.

Paint Chip Poetry

Composing a poem is easy and fun with this colorful and creative game. Players draw handfuls of paint chips and a prompt card, then rearrange the chips to create spontaneous poems out of the color names, with results that range from profound to hilarious.

Wine Wars

Let the battle begin as players answer questions in categories such as Vine to Vino (growing grapes, making wine, and world production), Wine Cellar (selecting, storing, and tasting wine), and Cork Culture (wine people, business, arts and science, and trivia).

Foodie Fight Revised: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers

Gamers can challenge their friends and family with more than 1,000 questions—on celebrity chefs, food science, food history, and more—to find the ultimate foodie.

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Happy holidays, and may the best player win!

Jenna Homen

Jenna Homen

Content and Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found painting, cooking, camping, or petting her dog Harley. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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