Looking for a range of fun, high energy family games to play at your New Year’s Eve party? Look no further! We’ve collected together 10 of the best card and board games that we know will get your friends and family members laughing, playing, working together and having good old fashioned fun!
These games include suggestions to suit a range of ages and group sizes so choose the one that best suits your family and get playing!
Best Family Games for Your New Year’s Eve Party
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Zingo: If you have a preschooler joining your party then the Zingo version of Bingo is a fun first party game for families.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza: This super fun card game is a more loud and active version of the traditional game of Snap…at least sort of! It’s loads of fun for all ages which is great for family parties including guests both young and old.
Jenga: This stacking, tumbling (we hope not!) tower game is sure to test the steeliest of nerves. Play with the original tabletop sized version, or take the game large with an oversized Giant Jenga game. Great for all ages.
Uno Attack: Everyone loves Uno and Uno Attack takes the excitement one step further thanks to the elements of suspense and unpredictability… you just never know when the automated card dispenser will attack! Ages 7+ years.
Pictionary: The classic game of Pictionary is quite the crowd pleaser with fast drawing and creativity what it takes to win! Draw a card and then draw away…let’s hope your team is on the same page as you! Great for ages 8 and above.
Cards Against Humanity Family Edition: A silly fill-in-the-blank comedy game that will have your kids begging to play again and again. Warning: Not for families who dislike toilet humor or words like butts and boobies. Ages 9+ years.
Exploding Kittens: This is our (almost) 14 year olds all time favourite card game and we’ve been playing as a family for close to three years now. We play with the original Exploding Kittens pack and over time we’ve added the Imploding Kittens and Barking Kittens expansion packs. While the name sounds silly, the game takes some planning and simple strategy. Suitable for ages 10 and above.
Monopoly Deal: It’s kind of like Uno meets Monopoly in this fun card game of Monopoly Deal. What kind of hand will you have to wheel and deal with? Build up property sets, gather piles of money, steal your opponent’s cards or demand money for your birthday! Great for ages 10 and above.
Taboo: Can you get your teammates to say ‘Brain Freeze without saying ice cream, headache, eating, cold or fast?!! Taboo is the great game of unspeakable fun where you’ll need to creative to provide carefully worded clues to help your team mates guess the secret words fast!
Codenames: A great word game for larger groups (two teams of 5+ plays work well), players divide into two teams who race to identify and find their secret agents using the clues of their team spymaster. Quick to learn and play. Ages 13+ years.