2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Games

Holiday Gift Guide

Board games bring families together around the table. So why not give games to your loved ones this holiday season? Here are our suggestions for every age and ability level.

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SNAP Review – Dragon’s Breath

Dragon Dad and ice rings

Dragon’s Breath from HABA is fun, easy to learn, and beautiful. You and your fellow players are little dragons, hoarding sparkling stones. But the stones are all stuck in a column of ice! Dragon Dad can melt the ice with his fiery breath, but who can grab the most stones as they fall?

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144 – All Filled Up! Top 10 Filler Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 144 - Top 10 Filler Games

We’ve got a top 10 today – yes, actually 10! Inspired by some filler games we recently received in the mail, and looking forward to hanging out with One Board Family (because we talked filler games when we had them on the podcast), we decided we’d talk about our favorite filler games today. First we thank Breaking Games, whose game

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My First Castle Panic: So Easy a Child Can Do It!

My First Castle Panic

Playing Castle Panic (a fantastic game) with my 4-year-old felt more like giving instructions to an unwilling robot. He wasn’t enjoying himself, and I wasn’t enjoying him not enjoying himself. Would My First Castle Panic be different?

My First Castle Panic is a cooperative tower (castle) defense game for 1-4 players ages 4+ that plays in just 20 minutes. Team up and protect the castle from monsters coming to knock it down! Throw the monsters in jail and save the castle!

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Gnomes at Night: Straight Up Cooperation

Gnomes at Night

“The queen’s treasures have been stolen! The thief was last seen running through the winding maze of the castle, dropping them along the way. The queen calls on two of her trusty gnome friends to help! Guide the gnomes through the maze to find all the treasures and return them to the queen in time!” Gnomes at Night is a

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2018 Holiday Board Game Shopping Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Once again, the holiday shopping season is upon us. The Family Gamers present our recommendations for your family: gifts of new games for all ages and abilities! We’ve got everything here from games for toddlers and preschoolers, to adult games, to large groups or two players. No matter what age you’re shopping for or what the occasion is, our family

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Mmm!: Cooperative Family Fun

Mmm! game by Reiner Knizia

When your youngest gamers are still struggling with the basics of taking turns and matching pictures, it’s hard to find games that work for the whole family. Cooperative games can help, but there are few that balance ease of play with satisfying strategy. In Mmm!, you and your fellow players play the roles of mice stealing food from the pantry.

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Outfoxed!: Cooperative Logic for the Littles in your Life

Outfoxed!

The clue-scouring gumshoe has always been a role masked in mystery and intrigue. Hardly a role for kids usually, mysterious detective tales filled with riddles and enigmas are designed to confound even the brightest observer. Enter Outfoxed, a lighthearted cooperative whodunit game from GameWright aimed squarely at a younger generation. Somebody stole Mrs Plumpert’s pot pie and it’s up to the team

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