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Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas Merry Madness Game Is Fun For The Whole Family

Add this fast-paced dice game to your wishlist.


If there’s one thing we love here at Wishes & Wayfinding, it’s board games. As Disney- and board game-loving adults, it can be tricky to find games that are challenging, fun, and not childish. But, we found just that in The Op’s Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Merry Madness dice game.

The fast-paced Nightmare Before Christmas-themed game is played with three to five players using dice and Tim Burton-esque toys. The object of the game is to fling your toys from your workbench to your opponents’ workbenches or Sandy Claws’ Christmas bag as fast as you can. The first player to clear their workbench and yell out “This is Halloween!” wins the round. The game continues in rounds until one player has won three times.


Merry Madness is just that: madness. It’s a mixture between the classic party game LCR Left, Center, Right and Hot Potato. The Nightmare Before Christmas theme is just an added bonus for us Disney fans.


The Op claims the game takes between 10 and 15 minutes, and while it is quick, it can take longer than that depending on what you roll. There are no turns, everyone is rolling their three dice at the same time to determine which toy to fling, how many toys to fling, and where to fling them (left, right, or center). But, it really comes down to luck and the strategy your fellow players use when they get the “players’ choice” icon on the toy die and direction die.


Despite the fact that Merry Madness is labeled as suitable for ages 6 and up, my entire family loved this chaotic dice game—and we’re all over the age of 21. If you’re as competitive as we are, you’ll love quickly rolling your dice and throwing your toys at your opponents’ benches—especially when you know they were just about to yell “This is Halloween!”


The Nightmare Before Christmas Merry Madness costs $25 and can be purchased on Amazon or directly through The Op’s site. It would make a great gift for Disney fans—especially those who love The Nightmare Before Christmas.


Additionally, for those Tim Burton stans, you can also find The Nightmare Before Christmas Operation, YAHTZEE, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly.

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