164 – Top 5 Boardgame Gifts – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 164 - Top 5 Boardgame Gifts

If you’re new to the podcast, you might not know that we release a holiday gift guide every year in November. But maybe you like to get your holiday shopping started earlier, or maybe you’ve got other occasions to buy for.

What We’ve Been Playing

Brain Waves (Astute Goose & Wise Whale)

Trapper Keeper Game

Concept

Yum Yum Island

Batman Fluxx & Family Fluxx

Duple

Bon Appetit

EXIT: The Haunted Rollercoaster

Backtalk

Steve D tells us the probable plural for “Kallax”. Thanks, Steve!

Joe Comings read the newsletter and asked “Doesn’t it seem like everytime you settle into a routine something pops up to pound it like a sledgehammer?” Well, yes.

Kind words from Ken Franklin on ep 162.

Top 5 Games to Give as Gifts

Drop It – for all ages (our review).

Anomia – for adults. Easy to get into and not too long. Great “filler” party-style game for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Go Away Monster – for very young children (our review).

IceCOOL or IceCOOL2 – for kids of all ages (our review). One they’ll have fun playing together, not just with adults.

EXIT: House of Riddles – for any family with slightly older children who might not want a “game” but would be happy to try an escape room. Anitra also recommends Unlock: The Adventures of Oz, but realizes that might be a larger stretch for some families.

Did we spark your interest? Find the whole list on Amazon. (Purchases made through this Amazon affiliate link support The Family Gamers. Thanks!)

Happy gift-giving, and don’t forget to play games with your kids!

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