Merry Dissmas – The Family Holiday Party Game

The holidays are almost here and I am always looking for a game to bring out at the family dinners. When you get the family together there are a lot of different personalities and a game that takes a minute to explain usually goes over pretty well.

There isn’t actually a lot to say about this game. It’s a really easy concept and for what it is the Christmas theme works. All the cards are questions about family members and the holidays that should produce a funny answer or two. There’s no real strategy or luck, it is just a question and answer game. There are a decent amount of cards so it will stay fresh for a bit. Actually it reminds me of one of my favourite games Truth Bombs, but with family directed questions. If you are looking for a fun way to create a conversation at Christmas dinner this is a good opportunity. My only complaint is I would like to see more cards that require a story answer. A lot of the cards you are just answering with a name, which was a bit less fun for us. Aside from that we had some good answers and a lot of interacting with who don’t like games so that was a plus.

Merry Dissmas is published by What Do You Meme? and the designer is Elliot Tebele. The game is for 3 to 8 players aged 12 and up.


  • 8 Dry Erase Markers
  • 8 Dry Erase Boards
  • 250 Cards

Game Setup

Give each player a board and a marker. Shuffle the deck of cards and place face down on the table.

How To Play

The first player will be the Diss-Master. They will pick a cards and read it aloud. There are two types of cards, either most likely to or name that answer. Each player writes their answer and the dissmaster will choose their favourite to get a point. Then the next player will become the dissmaster. First person to 10 points wins.

I added a photo of some of the cards as an example of the types of questions that come in the game. I did see a couple cards that could be considered a bit meaner like “this is the last person you want follow after they have gone to the bathroom,” but generally the cards are fine. It’s just a great way to get people talking.

When it comes to these types of games it’s really not about who wins as much as it is about interacting and having fun and there is always a place for that in my game collection.

If you like Merry Dissmas, try:

Truth Bombs

Mean Girls The Party Game

Say Anything


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