Top board games trending this Christmas and holiday season

According to Google Trends, search interest in board games increases every December.

Whether you’re traveling and need to keep the kids busy, spending Christmas at home with family, or hosting a Christmas party, you can’t go wrong with board games.

In the past week, here are the most searched board games:


SEQUENCE- Original SEQUENCE game with folding board

In Sequence, a line of five poker chips, called a sequence, is formed on the board by placing the chips on the board spaces that correspond to the cards played from the player’s hand.

SEQUENCE – The original SEQUENCE game with folding board, cards and chips by Jax is $13.49, 46 percent off.

For $42.50 you can get Jax Giant (aka Jumbo) SEQUENCE Game – Tube Edition with Cushioned Mat.

The Sequence Premium Edition costs $34.40.

#4 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Adventure Game

#4 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game is a cooperative adventure and exploration game for 1-4 players set throughout Skyrim. Players take on the roles of heroes engaged in epic quests, work together to defeat their enemies, and explore the vastness of Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game 5-8 Player Expansion | The adult strategy board game costs $39.99.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game from The Ashes expansion costs $79.99.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game Dawnguard Expansion costs $79.99.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game Miniatures Upgrade Set costs $109.99.

Mice & Mystics board game

Mice & Mystics board game (stock photo)

Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which players work together to save an endangered kingdom. You will face countless foes such as rats, cockroaches and spiders and of course the greatest terror of all: the castle’s pet cat, Brodie. Amazon has discounted it for 20 percent and is listed for $63.99.

The Mice & Mystics Downwood Tales Board Game EXPANSION is $69.99.


Twisted Board Game (File Photo)

Twisted – The original board game for parties, preludes and game nights! Second place in the Google trend. This adult game is fun and will take your parties to the next level, whether it’s foreplay, tailgate or game night. It’s also a great icebreaker. Just gather around the board and take turns rolling the dice. Then move your character that many squares and read the square aloud and complete the prompt. This game is a great gift for friends, family and colleagues that everyone will enjoy playing!

The game is 25 percent off on Amazon and listed for $29.99, but it may not get to you until Christmas.

Walmart, on the other hand, has it for the same price and can ship it to you earlier depending on your location.


chess (file photo)

The game continues to be a hot topic. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy exposing the opponent’s king to a direct attack from which there’s no escaping!

There are many opportunities.

Pressman’s Family Classics Chess—with folding board and full-size chess pieces—is on sale for just $11.

Save 34% on AMEROUS 15 Inch Wooden Magnetic Chess Set – 2 Extra Queens – Folding Board, Handcrafted Portable Travel Chess Board Sets with Piece Storage Compartments. Listed at $32.99.

Take a trip? The Magnetic Travel Chess Set with a board that becomes a storage case is 23 percent off at just $9.99.

For a more unconventional chess game, check out the $39 Minions Chess Set and the $49 Lord of the Rings Chess Set.

Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.