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21 Games and Puzzles Your Family Will Love This Holiday Season

With touchscreen devices taking over more and more family time, it's hard to find screen-free activities the whole family will enjoy. The good news is that the holiday season is the perfect time to bond as a family over a new board game or puzzle. Whether your kids are still young or even have kids of their own, there are plenty of great Christmas gift options with these entertaining Latter-day Saint-themed activities. With so many to choose from, you're sure to find something your whole family will love!


Nativity Brick Set

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

This year, bring a fun and interactive Brick'em Young nativity set home for the whole family to enjoy! It is perfect for all ages and everyone will love acting out the nativity story with these characters. In addition, check out the fun Brick'em Young Temples your family can build this holiday season.

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The Nativity Puzzle

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Spend time this Christmas season with loved ones putting together this 1,000-piece puzzle of Greg Olsen's beautiful painting The Nativity. Finished size is 20" x 27." A perfect gift for any puzzle enthusiast!

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Book of Mormon Connection Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Get connected to the Book of Mormon with Book of Mormon Connection, a fun new game the whole family will love! One player (the guide) chooses two colorful emoji images that best represent one to six quotes from the Book of Mormon. The players read the six displayed quotes. Based on the 2 emoji hints alone, players try to guess the quote the guide is describing. Players score points if the quote they choose matches the one the guide selected. Each player takes a turn being the guide. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins! Also includes One Mind, a bonus variation on the game.

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Salt Lake Temple Brick Set

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Spend time as a family putting together the Salt Lake Temple. This unique puzzle is made up of 1,725 pieces, including customized temple spires, windows, doors, and angel Moroni figurine. Check out more fun Brick'em Young Temples your family can build this holiday season.  

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Seek Whence Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

This is like the game Sequence but with a fun Latter-day Saint twist. Draw cards from your hand and place chips on corresponding spots on the board. Be the first to make a connection and you win! Ages 8+.

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Book of Mormon Who Said?

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Who said what in the Book of Mormon? If you know, you win! If you don’t, you learn! And if you’re just a kid, you match the pictures! You can use the card according to game instructions or you can make up games of your own. 

Individuals and families will love matching their favorite Book of Mormon characters with the memorable things they said. Popular artist Val Chadwick Bagley has created dozens of charming, colorful drawings that bring these characters straight out of history and into your life.

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Book of Mormon Battles

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Book of Mormon Battles is an exciting game of strategy and chance. Players battle one another using 56 different heroes and villains from the Book of Mormon. This game will immerse you in the lives of the people of the Book of Mormon. It's a game the whole family will love!

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"Be It Unto Me" Puzzle

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

You and those around you will have a lovely time working this 5000-piece puzzle celebrating Mary, the mother of Jesus, entitled "Be It Unto Me" by artist Liz Lemon Swindle.

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Spy It Adventure Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Be the first to spot the match in this addictive and fast-paced game that’s fun for all ages. The Adventure Edition includes several variations to keep things interesting. Perfect for family night activities or playing with friends!

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Armor of God Card Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Get ready to battle! In this fast-paced card game, you'll exercise your faith to earn pieces of armor and more actions to play. Go from a seed of faith to full-fledged spiritual warrior status. Whoever puts on the full armor of God first wins!

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"Worlds Without End" Puzzle

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

The art of Greg Olsen illuminates the soul and uplifts the hearts and minds of its viewers. Spend time with loved ones this winter season putting together this beautiful 1,000-piece puzzle, based off of Greg Olsen's stunning Worlds Without End painting.

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Book of Mormon Memory Match Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

A matching game for the whole family! Keep busy and learning at the same time with this matching game. Includes 48 cards. Recommended for ages 4+.

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The LDS Game Book

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

No matter the occasion, everyone could use a little help with planning get-togethers. The LDS Game Book has activities for kids, teens, families, and more! With over 700 games to break the ice and get everyone laughing, this essential reference is sure to make your family night, reunion, party, or fun activity of any kind a success!

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Book of Mormon Dominoes

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Explore the world of the Book of Mormon through the eyes of Val Chadwick Bagley, the Cartoonist Guy! Simply match colors to try to get rid of your dominoes first, or play a fun match game with 28 different people and things from the Book of Mormon. The whole family will love this creative twist on dominoes!

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Book of Mormon Bands Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Ask questions to figure out whether the image on your headband is a person, animal, or object. The first player to guess his or her image wins! Ages 7+.

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The Little Lamb from Bethlehem

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Bring your lamb home today to begin a Christmas tradition that your children will remember for years to come! Check out the fun activities and more your new Little Lamb can inspire this Christmas season.

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Bonus Games

While the following eight games are not Church-themed, they are still fantastic, wholesome options guaranteed to provide hours of fun! 

Codenames: Disney

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

The Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years. Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations, and items from a 25-card game grid. Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.

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Slapzi Game

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

This game is all about speed! Be the first to match all five of the right picture cards to the right clue cards and you're the winner! Everyone will be laughing as they think fast and react quickly to figure out the clue. The fast-matching, card-slapping, everyone-laughing picture game! SLAPZI is super-simple to learn and super-fast to play! Invented by the son of the inventor of TENZI, this game is a winner!

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Tenzi Party Pack

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

This fun dice game is simple enough for the whole family to enjoy and there are countless ways to play!

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77 Ways to Play Tenzi

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

The perfect addition to the Tenzi Dice Game, this add-on deck of cards provides new, fun and fast game variations for the popular dice game. All new Patterns and all new Elimination games. Tenzi Dice not included—sold separately.

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Telestrations

LDS Games and Puzzles For Families

Nothing beats laughing with friends and family. That’s why the original Telestrations board game for 4–8 players is the perfect ice-breaker activity for any get-together. With multiple books being passed around between players, everyone is always playing either sketchin', passin', or guessin'—then laughin' at each other’s Big Reveal. It’s non-stop entertainment for all!

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