10 top party games for Christmas
Who’s in the hat?
Make up teams of two or more people and provide everyone with sheets of blank paper. Get each person to tear their paper into small strips and write on each scrap the name of a different celebrity: they could choose actors, pop stars, philosophers, historic figures – anyone whose name is well known.
The game works best and lasts longest if everyone names at least 20 celebs. Throw all the suggestions into a Santa hat, give it a shake and hand it to the first team.
The object of the game is for one team member to pull out of the hat and describe as many celebrities as possible within two minutes without mentioning their names. Any that are too hard can be ‘passed’ and put to one side.
As the names as correctly guessed, they’re discarded then counted up at the end of the round before the hat is passed to the next team. Any names left unguessed get put back into the hat.
When all the names have been guessed – or when your time limit for playing is up – the team with the most correct guesses wins a small prize.