Holiday Party Must Haves! Games For The Whole Family.

By Leah | Toy Guides

Dec 18

Each of these games are instant crowd pleasers and sure to make your holiday parties a blast!


Ages: 8+
2-8 Players

Tapple is a fast-paced, award-winning, race against the clock game! Tapple comes with 36 category cards and the travel-friendly Tapple wheel. Pick a category from one of the 144 categories and while taking turns with your opponent, list words that go along with your category. Each time you correctly identify something within your category, press the letter on the Tapple wheel that starts with your word. Be fast though, you only have 10 seconds per turn. For example, if your category is actors, take turns naming actors and press the letter that your actor starts with. Tapple’s new and improved version has more categories to keep the fun going even longer!

There are many ways to play Tapple. Use it as an icebreaker at a party or use the Tapple wheel without the category cards and use the letters on the Tapple wheel to describe a VIP at an event or gathering. Tapple has many ways to play to get your kids learning while having fun. You can practice spelling, reading and writing, teamwork and quick thinking while playing Tapple with the kids!



Ages: 7+
2-4 Players

Unstable Unicorns

Ages: 14+
2-8 Players

Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns.  Designed by the creator of TeeTurtle, Unstable Unicorns features a combination of stellar artwork and carefully calibrated gameplay for an infuriatingly magical experience.  

The first person to build an army of 7 Unicorns wins!

Start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable, and begin building your Unicorn Army. Each Magical Unicorn comes with a special power, but don’t underestimate the power of Basic Unicorns! Use Upgrades and Downgrades to protect and build your stable (or attack other players MUAHAHAHA). Instant Cards stop other players from laying down a card, so they’ll either be your best friend or your worst enemy. The first person to complete their Unicorn Army wins!


Ages: 12+
4-8 Players

The outrageously funny game Telestrations will keep your family and friends entertained and laughing! Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes.

Casual, family, party and strategy gamers alike all agree that Telestrations is the best new addition to their game collection and game night. It’s an engaging game that can be played over and over with many different ages and types of groups/gatherings.


Ages: 6+
2-10 Players

Playing SLAPZI is all about speed! Be the first to match the right picture cards to the right clue cards. SLAPZI is a fast-matching, card-slapping, everyone laughing picture game that is super easy to learn and super fast to play.  Plus, there are lots of different ways to play.  Invented by the son of the inventor of TENZI.

Codenames: Pictures

Ages: 10+
2-8 Players

Codenames: Harry Potter

Ages: 11+
2-8 Players

What are these strange symbols on the map? They code for locations where spies must contact secret agents!

Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver coded messages telling their field operatives where to go for clandestine meetings. Operatives must be clever. A decoding mistake could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse, with the assassin!

Both teams race to contact all their agents, but only one team can win.

Codenames: Pictures differs from the original Codenames in that the agents are no longer represented by a single word, but by an image that contains multiple elements.


Ages: 10+
2-4 Players

  • A colorful, cooperative card game in which players play cards to one of four piles matching either color or number
  • The players have to complete a series of goals without saying what’s in their hand by working together as a team
  • Players are racing against the clock to win so they need to be in cahoots
  • The game supports 2-4 players and plays in roughly 20 minutes
  • Comes with 56 number cards and 50 goal cards



Ages: 8+
2-4 Players

Twist on the classic domino game: Each player builds a 5*5 kingdom trying to get the maximum of points: to score points: match the territories together and collect the maximum of crowns. Watch out! When you pick the most valuable tile you will play in last position next round. When you pick the less valuable tile you will play in first position next round. When each player get their 5*5 kingdom, add your points: the player with the highest score wins. 

The Game of Space

Ages: 8+
2-4 Players

1. Divide magnetic rocks evenly between all players
2. Place game tiles based on the level of difficulty.
3. Turn by turn, place one magnetic rock down at a time. If a magnetic rock attracts to another magnetic rock, the player must pick up all connected rocks.
4. The first person to get rid of all their magnetic rocks wins!

The game tiles create endless combinations for levels of difficulty.

What Do You Meme?

Ages: 18+
3-20+ Players

What Do You Meme? is the funniest party game you’ve never played! Think you’ve got what it takes to out-meme your friends IRL? Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. A rotating judge picks the best combination each round. Play until you’re hungry, at which point stop playing and order a pizza.

  • Warning: NOT intended for children.
  • The adult party game everyone’s talking about!
  • Compete with friends and family to create the funniest memes.
  • 435 cards (360 caption cards and 75 photo cards).
  • Printed on premium playing cards (thick with a gloss finish).

About the Author

Leah is the Cheif Marketing Officer at Toyology Toys since 2017. You can find her at the Toyology Toys offices in Royal Oak. She likes The Office, coffee in all forms and her cat, Poppy.