After Dinner Fun: Board Games for the Holidays

As the big festive dinners end and the slow food coma starts to sweep its way over your guests, it's time to get out the sugar filled desserts, coffee, and games to kick the party into second gear.

I love board, card and trivia games and play a lot of them. It's one of the things I really look forward to when getting together with my in-laws. We usually stay up pretty late with goodies and drinks, busting up and having a blast. And as the night goes on it can get a little rambunctious as people start diving off chairs and across tables to grab the last 'spoon'.

Games are a good release and a great way to keep the party going and get your guests laughing and sharing in a fun way at the end of the evening after the stress of the holiday preparations have come to a close. Here are a variety of great games you could pull out to end your holiday celebration on a good note.

1. DICEcapades
2. Bezzerwizer
3. Catch Phrase
4. Apples To Apples
5. Pit
6. Beyond Balderdash
7. Urban Myth
8. Mad Gab
9. Chuck Klosterman's HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions For Insane Conversations
10. Gestures
11. Loaded Questions
12. The Settlers of Catan
13. The Game of Things
14. Curses
15. And a good 'ol deck of cards. With a sexy, modern, design twist that is ;)

Images: A compilation from links above

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