Holiday Game List - November 2020

A board game is an experience gift that you can physically wrap up and hand to someone as a present. Can there be anything better? Feel free to message me if you want a personal recommendation for someone, I love finding a game that's going to be just the right fit!

Preschool (Ages 3-4)

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Uno Moo!

Uno with little plastic animal figures instead of cards. Take turns matching the animals and putting them back into the barn.

Age: 3+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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Zoo Run

Two games in one! Match the front and hind end of animals on cards in order to Free the Animals in the cooperative version of this game and then you can flip the board and battle it out to be first to finish The Race of the Year.

Age: 4+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 8/10

Early Elementary (Ages 5-7)

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The Floor is Lava!

Great alternative to Twister, this active game will keep your kids moving. Move to the correct colored foam tile and don't land in the lava! Competitive and cooperative versions to play. 

Age: 5+

Players: 2-6

Rating: 8/10

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OranguTwang

One of our favorite play date games. Place the orangutang on its vine and take turns placing fruits on him until he springs up - twang!

Age: 4+

Players: 2+

Rating: 9/10

Late Elementary (Ages 8-10)

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Latice

Uno meets scrabble, this beautiful game is a new family classic. It works well for any age.

Age: 6+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

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Kingdomino Duel

Two player dice version of Kingdomino with a slightly higher strategy level than the original. Create dominos out of your dice rolls and place them on your kingdom to score the most points.

Age: 8+

Players: 2

Rating: 10/10

Middle School (Ages 11-13)

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Dragonrealm

Excellent, grown-up version of Dragonwood. Same basic game mechanics - collect cards and roll dice - but higher strategic gameplay as you compete to collect gold at magical locations. Watch out for goblins!

Age: 10+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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Klask

Magnetic, coffee-table sized air hockey with a few additional elements that make it a win for all ages.

Age: 8+

Players: 2

Rating: 10/10

High School (Ages 14-17)

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Eight-Minute Empire Legends

Risk meets Small World and you can complete an entire game in 20 min. It can be difficult to find such a strategic game that plays in such a short amount of time. This is a standout. 

Age: 13+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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Magic Maze

Cooperative game where you work together to get your hero through a shopping mall labyrinth in order to steal their magical items and get out, and you must do it without speaking!

Age: 8+

Players: 1-8

Rating: 9/10

Young Adult (Ages 18-30)

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Love Letter

Draw a card, play a card, and try to remove your rivals from the game. Strategic but quick and easy to play. Most readily available version is Marvel themed!

Age: 10+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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Monster My Neighbor

Crazy cheap, super fun. Find the monster in your midst! Play specific cards to try to catch whoever has the monster card or try to be the one to play the monster card and win points.

Age: 7+

Players: 3-8

Rating: 10/10

Family Games

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Blank Slate

Social word game where you are rewarded for matching answers with others, especially if you match only one other person. Fantastic option for a Zoom game. Family friendly!

Age: 8+

Players: 3-8

Rating: 9/10

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5211 Azul

The rules to play the game are in the name. From a hand of 5 cards you play 2, then 1, then 1 again. Collect the most points to win! This game has the exact same rules as 5211 but with an Azul theme. 

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 8/10

Parent or Grandparent Games

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Patchwork Express

Quilting themed game. Try to strategically purchase tetris type pieces to best fill in your quilt board. Highly strategic and fun AND there is a  Christmas  themed version of the original, full version of this game!

Age: 6+

Players: 2

Rating: 9/10

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Cover Your Assets

Collect pairs, place them on your pile, and steal other people's assets whenever you can. Simple premise, fun to play, Capitalism at its finest!

Age: 8+

Players: 4-6

Rating: 8/10

Cooperative Games for Kids

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Age: 7+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

Zombie Kidz Evolution

Standout game. Your child will be obsessed. Work together to defeat the zombies invading the school. As you play, you get to earn trophies and open envelopes that give your heroes new powers and mutate the zombies.

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Age: 3+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

Busytown Eye Found it!

Such a happy choice for a younger child. HUGE board, take turns moving your character along and working together to find items on the board.

Cooperative Games for Adults

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Age: 10+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

Beyond Baker Street

Beat Sherlock Holmes to solve the case! You don't ever get to look at the cards in your hand, you must rely on clues from your teammates to correctly play out cards that add up to the correct total and in the correct color. Options for advanced play with special character cards. 

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Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 10/10

5 Minute Dungeon

The most intense and fun 5 minutes of your life. Work together to play cards as quickly as possible to defeat a stack of mini bosses and progress to the main boss! There is a Marvel themed version of this game and an expansion if you can't get enough. 

Game Like a Mother Family Game List

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Age: 2+

Players: 2+

Rating: TBD

Acorn Soup

For Juliet (Almost 2)

More of an experience than a game, you follow the receipe cards and place the ingredients on the spoon to ladle them into the pot to make various soups.

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Age: 6+

Players: 1+

Rating: TBD

Story Cubes

For Eleanor (7)

Roll the dice and tell a story. There are loads of different versions of this creative social game, we're looking forward to trying out the original. 

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Age: 10+

Players: 2-5

Rating: TBD

The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine

For My Husband

This won the esteemed Kennerspiel des Jahres for 2020. It is a cooperative card game with 50 highly strategic mini missions that take about 5 min each to play. 

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Age: 5+

Players: 2-4

Rating: TBD

Dragomino: My First Kingdomino

For Patrick (5)

Everything in the Kingdomino world is quite exceptional and we're very excited to try out this version for younger kids. Collect dragon eggs!

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Age: 8+

Players: 2-4

Rating: TBD

Zombie Teenz Evolution

For Bradley (8)

Next level of Zombie Kidz Evolution - help create an antidote for the zombies. More strategic and it includes even more exciting envelopes to open which add new elements of gameplay. 

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Age: 8+

Players: 2

Rating: TBD

Fairy Trails

For Me!

By the creator of Patchwork, this is a tile playing game where you are competing to play the most fairy houses. Uwe Rosenberg is one of my favorite game developers and he always creates unique game elements.

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