The star of Thanksgiving is always the food, but what about the entertainment? Keep all of your beloved guests preoccupied by introducing them to some of our favorite games this coming holiday. You can leave the TV on with the Thanksgiving parade playing in the background, as these fun distractions draw everyone’s attention to interacting with each other!
The Cooking Edition of this favorite classic game is perfect for Thanksgiving! Get family and friends around the table as they use recipe cards with directives for this all new custom game play. Become a master chef by spelling your way to victory with tasty abbreviations and names of your favorite celebrity chefs. As a twist, players can also earn bonus points for words related to everyone’s favorite past time! All of the letter tiles are stored in a mini grocery bag. Cooking Scrabble is the perfect game to build up your appetite… or wind down after a long day of eating!
Ages 8+, 2-4 players
If your Thanksgiving includes a young children’s table, Spin-a-roo is the fast-paced game that will keep them out of the kitchen! This fun game has two ways to play: early learners will enjoy the sorting game, while older children will enjoy the counting game. Race to collect tokens by matching the most numbers and colors on your card! Crank the device around the grid to make the tokens appear like magic.
Ages 4-7, 2-6 players
Catan: Family Edition
There are still a number of copies available, but you’ll need to purchase them soon as Catan: Family Edition has been discontinued by its manufacturer. Catan remains one of the top board games for family and friends, and this edition is best for a Thankgiving gathering with children ages 11 and up. Begin a quest to settle the island of Catan and guide your brave settlers to victory by using clever trading and shrewd development. Resources such as grain, wool, ore, lumber, and brick are collected and used to build your settlement. Will you master Catan? Find out this gobble day!
Ages 11+, 3-4 players
For fast-paced family and friends who thrive on a little friendly competition, Taco Takeover is the game that will surely bring the noise! Ready, set, TACO! Players take an order ticket, grab a taco shell and must stuff it will all the correct toppings. It’s not as easy as one might think: in the chaos, if you grab a “la cucaracha” card or are dealt an “antacid” card by an opponent, you’ll need to dump your taco and start over! Not only is it fun, but one reviewer found this is a “great game to teach sequencing.” To see how the game is played, check out the video below.
Ages 6-15, 2-4 players
Yeti in My Spaghetti
It’s a yeti! And he likes spaghetti! If you like the classic game Jenga, Yeti in My Spaghetti will be your new favorite. Instead of removing blocks like Jenga, you’re carefully removing strains of “spaghetti!” Each person takes a turn removing a noodle one-by-one without letting the yeti fall. If you make the yeti fall, you loose!
Ages 4-15, 2+ players
Word A Round
Word A Round seems simple: read the word aloud before your competitors. The trouble is, the word is written in one continuous ring! Get everyone this Thanksgiving to focus on the next Word A Round card that’s placed on the table. You may find yourself baffled as you race to spot and call out words! One reviewer states, “What an awesome game for the home, travel, or restaurant waiting time. I have to admit, when my son and I played with my 6-year-old grandson, quite often, the youngest of us saw the solution faster than us “seasoned” spellers. GREAT product for kids who love a challenge!!!!!!”
See how fast you can read by viewing the GIF below.
Ages 10 to Adult, 2-6 players