Secret Santa gifts for adults this Christmas
It's that time of year again. The hat / bucket / cup is passed around the room. Slowly, you extend your arm and clasp your clammy fingers around a folded piece of paper. 'Please don't let it be Kevin,' you think, eyes clenched shut with the tension. You unfold the paper.
You knew it. It's Kevin.
In every Secret Santa group, there's a Kevin - someone who's impossible to buy for and seems to have everything. What do you get for that guy?
We've got just the ticket. These pocket board games make perfect Secret Santa gifts for adults. Avoid the tat, buy something brilliant!
Poo is a fast-paced card game - something you can play while waiting in line or on lunch break, and satisfies your inner child that laughs at the word 'poo'.
Players are misbehaving monkeys in a cage; the aim is to fling poo and mess with each other until only one monkey is left standing. Cleanest monkey wins!
Sneaky Cards, £10
The aim of our best-selling Sneaky Cards game is to complete each card objective - and that could be anything from 'Take a selfie with a stranger' to 'Pre-pay for an item at a vending machine'.
Every time you pass a card on, that new person becomes a player (another sneaky accomplice!) and pretty soon, the game will spread futher than the eye can see.
In a Bind, £10
In a Bind, the game that turns people into pretzels, is a card game exactly like Twister, but better!
Follow the actions - right finger on left nostril, or forehead touching knee, for example - and try to hold your ridiculous poses the longest.
Rory's Story Cubes, £10
In Rory's Story Cubes, players roll all 9 Cubes. Begin with ‘Once Upon a Time’ and tell a story that links together all 9 face-up images.
A game to inspire the imagination and improve your story-telling skills, it's great for adults, kids, adults WITH kids, or just someone who loves to tell a story.
Hanabi is the award-winning card game where players work cooperatively to launch a spectacular firework display. Here's the twist – you don't know your cards, and can only see your opponents'!
Players work as a team to give hints and guess at card combinations until the group wins or loses together.
In Randomise you have to draw, describe or act a character you have been randomly assigned buy the opposing team with the help of the cards in the box.
With an easy mode for a quick laugh and a hard mode for the seasoned actors and skilled artists, there really is no one who can't join in!
Zombie Dice, £12
In Zombie Dice, you are a zombie. You want more brains than any of your zombie buddies. The 13 custom dice are your victims.
Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn! Whoever collects the whole 13 mushy brains first wins.
Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition, £20
Exploding Kittens gameplay is super simple; players must draw cards until someone draws a exploding kitten, and that person loses, of course!
This NSFW version of the game contains the full version of Exploding Kittens, but the artwork on each card has been replaced with content too horrible/amazing to be used in the original game and is definitely aimed at more adult audiences!
Billionaire Banshee, £22
In Billionaire Banshee, players are looking for a soul mate. There are Perk cards and Quirk cards; the player turns over both, and everyone else has to secretly vote if the player would date that weird combination.
For example - your potential date has a pet unicorn called Mister Cinnamon, BUT! They steal your tears while you sleep. Would you take the plunge? Your friends can only guess (and hope you wouldn't).
Qwordie isn't like normal quizzes. You don't win by just knowing the answers, but by spelling them out with the letters you collect and steal.
Keep your eye on your opponents, block them when you can, gamble on the next letter and race to the winning line. Perfect for those who loves quizzes AND word games!
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death.
Great for Miserable Mollies or Evil Enids, Gloom is one twisted tale.
Funemployed is a card-based party game in which everyone's trying to get jobs. You will be applying for real jobs, like astronaut, lawyer or priest, but you'll have unreal qualifications, such as a dragon, the ability to speak panda, or a DeLorean!
Find innovative ways to use your qualifications and become the most "funemployed" player at the table!
Board games make excellent Secret Santa gifts for adults, especially when you're stuck for ideas. Not doing Secret Santa? Use them as stocking fillers or just teeny tiny adorable Christmas gifts!
We hope our choices have helped you find a gift for the Kevin in your life! For extra advice or help, just drop us an email.