Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Very Merry Christmas Game review

Well, we're into December so as far as I'm concerned, it's time to start rolling out all the old Christmas traditions, as well as starting some new ones ! This year, we've discovered The Very Merry Christmas Game, which is a great festive board game for the whole family to play together.

Diving into the box, I pulled everything out and discovered the board, some cards and a funky Christmas hat like the ones you get in a cracker.

The basic idea of the game is trying to be the player with the best presents at the end of the game. You will be collecting and swapping gift cards, which represent presents with star values between one and five stars. Some of the one-star gifts actually sound pretty good to me though - I wouldn't say no to a festive jumper !

 There are also two cards with sprouts on and, let's face it, who actually likes sprouts ?!

The game brings together many of the best Christmas traditions, including pulling crackers. This allows you to snatch a better gift from someone else's stash and swap it for one of your bad ones.

 The game provides cracker cards, which imitate pulling a cracker, but you could buy a box of cheap crackers and use them instead for added excitement.

Another square will have you singing a Christmas carol but be careful, you can't sing one that's already been used by someone else. (This sounds simple but, if you've been at the Christmas sherry beforehand, you might find it slightly trickier !)

You won't find out what everyone has got until the end of the game - who will have the best set of presents?!

 Two to four players (or teams, if there are more of you) can play  It's a lovely game for the whole family to enjoy over the Christmas period and will really help you get in the mood, or just notch excitement levels up a bit more if you're already excited about Christmas ! Officially it's for players aged 8 to adult but you can include younger players too - you'll just have to help them out a bit for certain tasks.

Available to buy from John Lewis for £20.00

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. Christmas is one of the few occasions that we manage to play board games together. Haven't seen this one before so pleased to know about it now.

  2. Looks a fun game

  3. Sounds like good fun. Haven't heard of it before. Eddie loves board games, so most likely we'll be playing one game or another on Christmas as well.


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