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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!

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You just sunk my battleship! If you don't want that to happen to you in this classic game of combat strategy, be mindful where you place your ships and submarines in the ocean of peg holes. Hunker down behind your command center and sink enemy ships before they get yours. This strategy game from 1967 still packs a punch. Stay calm and carry on. Feel like a hero with these gifts for the tough-to-shop-for men in your life.

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This is the perfect board game for people who love wordplay and riddles. Get ready for brainteasers and genius-level challenges. Players need to think outside the box and stretch their critical thinking muscles. There are four different categories to test skills: Sequences, odd one out, teasers, and wild cards. The questions span history, geography, science, pop culture, and more! It's the ideal gift for the brainiac gamer on your list. These are the tech gifts you'll want to keep for yourself.




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Keep it classic and old school with the ultimate board game for players of all levels. As a gift, you can choose chess boards in a variety of designs to fit the recipient's style. Game lovers will adore a deluxe chess set that comes with options for checkers. Hours of fun for every mood await, and an extra set makes it perfect for game night tournaments or practice sessions. Check out some more classic board games everyone should own.




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If you know a smarty-pants, reads-the-dictionary-for-fun type, then you'll score a hit by gifting them a new Scrabble board game. It's a classic that endures because it's challenging and endlessly entertaining. Load up your rack and go for a bingo—that's a seven letter word that uses all the tiles on your rack and scores you an extra 50 points. Beware of hard-to-place letters like 'V,' which is only worth four measly points despite all the hassle it'll cause you!

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This game was invented in China over 2,500 years ago and people are still playing it! Two players use black and white "stones" to strategize how to take over territories on the board. The set-up is deceptively simple, but it requires abstract thought and intensive strategy. Perfect for competitive types! For more gift inspiration, check out this gift guide for world travelers.

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