Games the whole family will love to play over the Christmas holidays

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You can keep the whole family entertained throughout the Christmas season, indoors and out.

We've come up with old favourites and fresh ideas for holiday fun.

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Keep the whole family entertained with games this Christmas. Photo: Getty Images

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition, $49.99

If you've played Cards Against Humanity with adults, then you know you'll need a family-friendly version to play with younger children.

It's a fill-in-the-blank game where kids get to engage in absurd wordplay with adults, and adults get to laugh at cards that include phrases such as: "Filling my butt with spaghetti."

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition, $49.99

Pac-Man The Board Game, $39.99

This is great for adults who remember the original Pac-Man, and for kids who are newly discovering it.

In the board game you have to master the maze, beat the ghosts and get your initials by the high score.

Fun and competitive, it will be a Christmas day hit.

Pac-Man The Board Game, $39.99

2-In-1 Roll Up Chess And Checker Set, $29.99

This two-in one set is ideal for taking away, as it rolls up to easily fit in a bag.

The bag holds all the pieces safely, and they are double sided to save on space.

2 In 1 Roll Up Chess And Checker Set, $29.99

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Terrasphere 4-Player Social Table Tennis Set, $39.99

This is the perfect set for beginners, with four bats, a bracket and nets so you can set up on any table, plus three balls.

It guarantees hours of fun for the whole family.

Terrasphere 4 Player Social Table Tennis Set, $39.99

Verao Boules Set, $29.99

This boules set is perfect for the backyard, or beach.

It has eight steel boules, one small ball and a carry bag for easy transportation.

Set up a tournament and you'll be occupied all afternoon.

Verao Boules Set, $29.99
Verao Boules Set, $29.99. Photo: Rebel Sport

Yeeha Smashball Set, $49.99

Super fun, this smashball set is great for players of all ages.

It's in a portable case so you can take it anywhere - play kids vs adults, kids vs kids, or adults vs adults.

Get the score board out and get moving.

Yeeha Smashball Set, $49.99

Twister, $19.95

It wouldn't be Christmas without a game of Twister.

Fun for adults and kids, set a family challenge to see who can bend and twist the most.

Twister, $19.95

Scattergories, $25

This word game is about quick thinking and fast talking.

It's fast, furious and will entertain families for hours on end.

Scattergories, $25

Outdoor Giant Jenjo Wooden Block Game, $144

This jumbo game contains 54 individually sanded wooden blocks, which reach a height of 81cm when all stacked.

The blocks come with different tasks and activities so you can play according to age and abilities.

Outdoor Giant Jenjo Wooden Block Game, $144

Regent Premier 6-Player Croquet Set, $129

Set up your own at-home game of croquet for the whole family.

This kit has everything you need to play with six people, including six mallets, the game stakes for making the course, steel wickets, and six balls.

It includes a carry case so you can play wherever you like.

Regent Premier 6-Player Croquet Set, $129

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