Christmas is usually a time of year where families come together and celebrate the festivities of the holiday season together. Aside from the drinking, gorging on food, and present opening, Christmas is also a time to strengthen family relationships and to ensure everyone is having fun. If you’re stuck for entertainment ideas, then do not fear. Everybody enjoys a good brain teaser and these Christmas brain teaser games are guaranteed to provide a barrel of laughs and have your family members scratching their heads in confusion.
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The Christmas jumbler is a fun game that can be enjoyed by both the adults and the kids. It doesn’t provide too much of a headache either, which is always beneficial after a couple of alcoholic beverages. To play the Christmas jumbler you have to take words related to Christmas and rearrange all of the letters so that the words become scrambled. A great topic to start on is Christmas pudding ingredients. Simply jumble up the words of each ingredient and watch as your family struggles to work out what they are. However, you can use the Christmas jumbler for just about anything, so be creative and jumble reindeer names, Christmas films, carols, and other related topics.
Christmas word match
This brain game is primarily aimed at the kids but there’s no reason you can’t step up the difficulty and use it for the adults too. The Christmas word match game involves taking double barrelled Christmas related words, such as “jingle bells,” “nativity play,” “silent night,” and “Santa Claus,” and separating them. To do this, write out the first word on one piece of paper and the second word on another. Then, simply mix up all the words in front of you and let the matching begin. You can have a lot of fun with this game and can choose to play in family teams or on your own. The number of words you use and the difficulty is completely up to you, so if you want to make it harder, pick obscure double barrelled words and really make some brains work.
If you want to find out how clued up you really are on the facts about the holiday season then arrange a game of Christmas trivia. This brain teasing game is perfect for the adults to enjoy. Either work in teams or individually to delve deep into your database of knowledge about this festive time of year. If you’re short of facts about Christmas, then a quick Google search of “Christmas trivia” will give you plenty of ammo to work with. Pick a volunteer to ask the questions and mark the answers and that’s it; the fun head-scratching game of Christmas trivia is under way.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the classic game of charades. Plus, it’s always a great laugh watching your one of your family members desperately try to act out the title of a film while the rest of your family stare blankly back. To make this a game a true Christmas classic, all you have to do is ensure that only Christmas related films or television shows are used. It’s easy for the kids to get involved with Christmas charades too as there are plenty of great children’s Christmas films and television shows that they are likely to be familiar with.
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