15 Best Holiday Gifts for Board Game Lovers
Do you even game, bro? Here are the best holiday gifts for the board game lovers on your list!
Now you’re free to unleash your dark side, Disney-style. This original board game allows you to channel Disney villains and use their special powers to vanquish competitors. Take a turn as villains like Captain Hook, Maleficent, Jafar, and Ursula. You’ll get a chance to bring in heroes like Ariel and Peter Pan too! Immerse yourself in your favorite Disney stories and travel through realms as you strategize and scheme. Here’s the ultimate gift guide for a Disney lover.
In the mood to kick open some doors and fight some monsters? This edition of the super-addicting fantasy card game includes a game board and standees to keep track of the mayhem and plundering. Fans love accumulating treasure and backstabbing opponents. You’ll need the help of your friends to win, but if you help them too much they’ll beat you. It’s a balancing act that gets more difficult as the game progresses. Everything’s all in good fun in this madcap game with zany humor that’s perfect for parties or family game nights.
This award-winning board game lets you create your own island. Now it’s time to settle there. You’ll use the dice to work with brick, lumber, ore, grain, and wool to create resources and build new settlements. Beware of robbers and other sneaky plotters as you strive for victory. This is a favorite that’s easy to learn and fun for ages 10 and up. Read up on some fascinating trivia about your favorite board games.
There’s never been a board game so aptly named. That is, if you like to aggravate your game night opponents with high doses of aggravation! This classic marble and dice game seems random, but it requires intense strategic forethought to avoid getting sent back home before you’re in the safe zone. Perfect for people who can keep their cool while wreaking havoc and winning.
Pictionary is the popular game that’s like an artist’s version of charades. Don’t worry, art skills aren’t necessary—but they might help. Choose a clue (there are versions for kids and adults) and then sketch it out. Move your piece around the board to find out what category of word you’ll draw. It’s the perfect gift for game lovers of all ages. Don’t miss the ultimate gift guide for every zodiac sign.
Clue: Game of Thrones
Everyone loves the classic murder mystery whodunit game. This “Game of Thrones” edition is ideal for fans of the fantasy show who prefer Cersei’s bedchambers to the Lounge and Grand Maester Pycelle’s lab to the Billiard Room. You can choose a crossbow and other medieval-ish weapons instead of the usual lead pipe and candlestick. The major players like Miss Scarlet and Professor Plum get a redux as Daenerys, Littlefinger, and other schemers and players from the world of ice and fire.
You’re the actual game piece in this classic party game. The board is big enough to cover your entire floor—or you can move it outside! The ultimate edition has twice as many spots as the original. Players spin to find out where they’ll put their hands and feet. Contort your body, get closer to friends and family, and best of all, get ready to end up laughing. Check out these 26 gift ideas for fitness lovers.
This ultra-popular game of strategy transports gamers to the ancient world, where they vie for dominion as they build cities and architecture meant to secure power and long-term military supremacy. Players have the chance to lead an ancient and wondrous metropolis as they use resources to craft the most superior city of all. If quick gifts are your thing, check out our list of the best gifts on Amazon Prime.
Trivial Pursuit Master Edition
This game makes an ideal gift for info-holics, history buffs, show-offs, and know-it-alls. Champions need a well-rounded (or at least a pie-shaped) wealth of knowledge. The board features six different question categories: Geography, entertainment, history, art and literature, science and nature, and sports and leisure. Collect little wedges to fill the game piece and display your mental prowess.
Are you really sorry when you send your sibling or any other willing opponent back to the start? Depending on your level of competitiveness, maybe not. That’s what makes this such a fun and classic game. You’re almost never home free, so the playing time fills with nail-biting suspense as you make your way around the board and beat out your opponents. Every time someone takes a hit, just say, “Sorry!”