Cracking Christmas Crackers!
A big hit with all the family... plenty of fun was had with the party game contents and no useless novelties to dispose of afterwards.
I bought these because I like crackers but the "gifts" inside them are generally useless and get discarded immediately/by the end of the meal which always seems like such a waste so I thought these might be a better alternative (we all love a quiz/game in our family). I thought they'd have a few trivia questions that would give us 5-10 minutes of entertainment, but they ended up keeping us amused for hours! Each cracker comes with the usual hat and cringeworthy joke (as well as a Charade on each joke paper) then instead of the usual useless tat comes with 3 little game cards in a holder. On the back of each holder there are some conversation starters (e.g. "If money were no object and you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why") very useful when you've spent 48 hours with the same people. The game cards themselves had so many more games than I expected, there's a 2 sides of trivia, a challenge which you have to pick someone else to do (e.g. Spell out Rudolph using your body in 30 seconds), Charades, Hum that tune, Who Am I/What Am I/Where Am I? (Basically 20 questions), Impressions (where you had to move like one animal while sounding like another) and it all came with a score card with instructions on the back. These were brilliant, caused much amusement and competitiveness. The only slight criticism from some of (the older members of) our group was that the answers were so small on the bottom of the cards they couldn't read them! These are definitely more geared towards adults, young kids would struggle I think with a lot of the references/songs/trivia but if you've got a quiz loving group of adults I would definitely recommend these and really hope there's another version available next year.