Looking for the Best Gifts For Board Gamers?
I have made a great list. My favourites are the Throw Throw Burrito game and the Betrayal At House On The Hill game.
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Ticket To Ride
Entertain the whole family with this fast-paced board game. Suitable for 2-5 players aged 8 and over, this iconic board game tasks players with connecting North American cities to build up the most successful rail network. Easy to learn, yet full of depth and challenge, this game requires strategy and cunning to win. Plan ahead and build long routes to net the most points. This revamped “Play With Alexa” version lets you use Amazon’s Alexa as one of your players. Alexa will call out her moves and join as a competing player. Alexa is a great player to have on board and make sure nobody is cheating!
Betrayal At House On The Hill
Betrayal At House On The Hill is the perfect game for anyone aged 12 and up. It allows for 3 to 6 players to play together to survive a nightmare. However, throughout the course, one player becomes the traitor. Each game lasts approximately an hour and it offers extremely high levels of replayability with over 50 scenarios available. This allows players the ability to create a new story each and every time they play ensuring that everyone is able to get a lot of fun out of the game. During the course of the game, you essentially build your own haunted mansion and have to work together to escape it alive.
This card game offers a fun-filled firmly tongue in cheek experience for the entire family (ages 7 and up). The rules are simple and the laughs are guaranteed. It could be compared to Russian Roulette, except filled with exploding kittens, magical enchiladas, laser beams (and as the copy on the box says ‘sometimes goats’). This game was the most successful game funded by Kickstarter, has sold over 9 million copies and has broken every record for game sales (it’s also a Game of the Year winner). It takes only 5 minutes to learn and each game takes only 15 minutes – making it perfect for spur of the moment gaming fun. 56 Cards and instructions are included.
What Do You Meme?
It no exaggeration to say that memes are some of the most popular content on the Internet today. They’re amusing and topical and just great fun. The adult-orientated ‘What Do caption cards that they have been dealt as a caption to a selected photo card. The ‘What Do You Meme?’ game is the perfect way to get together with some friends and create your own memes. – and the results are hilarious. Each boxed set contains 435 cards. 360 high quality, glossy caption cards and 75 photo cards. The result is hours of fun. Millions of ‘What Do You Meme?’ games have been sold – and that popularity is well earned. There are also eight expansion packs available.
Pandemic uses a very unique approach when it comes to board games. Instead of players going up against each other, they have to work as a team. The game itself will provide the challenges the playing team needs to overcome. And the only way to overcome these challenges is by trusting the rest of the team. As leading experts in different fields, you and your friends take on worst-case scenarios based on the spread of deadly diseases and viruses. Of course, time is not on your side. But time is not the only thing you and your team have to worry about.
Cards Against Humanity
Pass the time at that next family gathering with a game of Cards Against Humanity. Billed as a party game for “horrible people”, this easy-to-learn game comes with 600 cards, of which 500 are white and 100 black. The black cards have questions, and the white ones have answers. One player asks a question, and the other players choose the funniest answer from their white cards. Answers can be taboo, twisted, ludicrous or silly. You’ll laugh, and sometimes feel guilty for doing so. You’ll see a whole new dark side to your friends and family when you play this horribly entertaining game.
An amazing camping or party game, Codenames by Czech Games is a mentally challenging game and tests players’ ability to read clues. It comprises of 25 agents who have secret identities and two rival spymasters who know the identities of the 25. They then divide themselves into teams where the teammates only know agents by their codenames. From here it’s then a competition of the teams on who will make contact with all the agents first. The key is to dodge the assassin while at the same time guess correctly using spy-masters’ single-worded hints. Ideal for 2 spymasters and groups, it accommodates many players. Get this great game for anyone above 14, adults included.
Throw Throw Burrito
As a merge of dodgeball and cards, enjoy throwing soft burritos as you collect cards with a team of 2 to 6. This great game from Exploding Kittens will leave you laughing while improving your coordination skills. The idea is to collect a set of matching cards faster than your rivals while ducking lest you receive hits from the burritos. The more cards you collect, the more points you earn but getting hit loses you points. A great party, family or chilling game, this game is super fun and physically engaging. With 7 tokens and 120 cards for 6 players, combine two sets of Throw Throw Burrito and have up to 12 players!
Choose Your Weapon Dice Shirt
An ideal gift for any RPG lover, the Choose Your Weapon Dice Shirt is available in four different colors and a range of sizers. Featuring a row of dice of various configurations (including D6, D12, D20, and others, and the slightly ominous text “COOSE YOUR WEAPON WISELY”, this t-shirt is a familiar call to anyone who has ever played Dungeons and Dragons. This stylish t-shirt will put a smile on the face of any player or dungeonmaster who has ever failed a saving roll. Simple and understated, it makes a clear statement. Are you ready for your next great mission?
The Everything Tabletop Games Book
It’s going to take a long time for people to forget the absolute boredom of being confined to their houses during the Coronavirus scare. Thankfully each cloud does have a silver lining. While families are together they have learned the value of ‘old school’ games. Even once the current scare is over these games are going to remain popular. But how do you make the choice from the hundreds of games out there? The solution is to be found in the ‘The Everything Tabletop Games Book’ This great book allows readers to learn about the many games that are available, how they should be played and even some insight into strategy. This handy guide makes the perfect gift for those with an interest in classic games.