6 Games That Will Keep Your Family Playing Together All Winter Long

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By Julie Richie, The Toy Box, Hanover, MA December 17, 2020

If there has ever been a holiday season to spend at home playing games together this is it! Whether Santa is surprising the kids with a game, you are looking for something to do together on Christmas Eve, or want to surprise a friend with something new to play over the winter break The Toy Box in Hanover has plenty of games for families with kids of any age. 

Pretty Pretty Princesses - In this delightful dress-up game, players work together quickly to gather the fanciest jewelry. Collect necklace, bracelet, ring, and earrings, plus the matching color crown, all sized for players to put on as the game progresses. For 2-4 players.

Clue - All the usual suspects, the familiar mansion, the rooms you’ve explored and the weapons you’ve investigated, are renewed in this classic edition. This family-friendly, 70-year-old classic is as popular as ever. Who doesn’t love a good whodunit? 2-6 players. From Winning Moves for ages 8 yrs-adult.

Astro Trash - Fast, fun action as players roll the dice simultaneously, trying to be the first to clear their planet (playmat) of free-floating debris (trash)! For 3-5 players.

Ticket to Ride - Take an old-time cross-country train adventure, in a race to see the most cities in 7 days! Beautiful graphics and 240 full-color train-car pieces help make this a journey of fun and education. For 2-5 players.

Marbles Otrio - Otrio is the head-to-head strategy game! To win, get three pieces of your color in a row based upon similar size; lined up in ascending or descending order, or within the same space as three concentric pieces. The rules are simple but the game is complex! Includes wood board, colorful concentric rings, and instructions. 8yr+

Blank Slate - This quick and easy family game comes with 250 double-sided word cue cards. Select one, and each player 'fills in the blank' - writing the word they think best fits the phrase. Matching words with other players gains points (score the most when you match exactly one other player). With all the possible answers, this party game guarantees loads of fun. For 3-8 players.

The Toy Box, voted Best Toy Store on the South Shore, is known for its outstanding selection of toys and learning activities. For 44 years we continue to be a trusted community resource to thousands of South Shore families.

As a parent of an active 11th grader, my focus is on learning, creative expression, and of course having a whole lot of fun. We only buy toys from trusted sources with strict safety testing, high play standards, and sound business practices.

Many parents, grandparents and other toy shoppers are surprised to learn that there is a whole world of engaging, unique, well-made toys they never see in the big, one-size-fits-all stores. They may not be the toys your kids bug you incessantly to get for them, but they are the ones kids will play with over and over again because they let kids make up the play themselves rather than have it scripted for them.

The Toy Box offers only the very best for your kids.

Visit The Toy Box at 1376 Washington Street in Hanover or shop online at for curbside pick up or free local delivery for all of your holiday shopping needs for the kids, and kids at heart in your life!