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BGE's Tabletop Games Holiday Buyer's Guide

Check out BGE's Holiday Buyer's Guide for Gift Ideas this Holiday Season!

Last updated 11/7/21

Kids: Ages 2 - 4

Games for the Young(est) Gamer - HABA Games

Imported from Germany, HABA makes excellent games geared toward younger players. Their product line starts at games for ages 2 and goes all the way to family games that parents can enjoy too! Check out some of our suggestions below!

My Very First Games: Rhino Hero Junior ($29.99)

An excellent game for working on fine motor skills and 3-D construction for younger players. The game comes with three different game modes and a guide to help parents walk their child through how to play.

 

 

For Kids Learning to Interact and Take Turns

My Very First Games: First Orchard ($29.99)

In this simple roll and pick game, players roll dice and pick fruit from the fruit trees. You have to be quick though because the raven is trying to eat all the fruit. This game is perfect for practicing matching and learning to take turns.

Check out this review from a previous BGE customer: 

"First Orchard was the very first board game we bought our daughter years ago and it is still our top choice for kids aged 2-4. This cooperative game works beautifully as your child's first introduction to board games..."

 

Specialty Wooden Puzzles for Practicing the Alphabet ($24.99 - $39.99)

Mixing kinesthetic (hands-on) learning at an early age is great for helping ...

Check out some wooden alphabet puzzles from BeginAgain:

 

Kids: Ages 5 and 6

Siblings Working Together! - My First Castle Panic ($19.99)

My First Castle Panic is a cooperative game where players work together to defend the castle from different silly monsters. Players much match cards with the spaces of the monsters to capture them and stop them from attacking the castle. It is a perfect game to learn skills such as taking turns, strategic thinking, matching, and working together.

Hedgehog Haberdash ($19.99)

This is a cute game with even cuter components. Players take turns rolling dice and trying to match the colored leaf to the same color of their hedgehog. There are a couple of other interesting things in the game that make it engaging for older players and easy enough for younger players.

 

Kids: Ages 7 - 10

Hands-on Strategy for the Curious Kid! - Necromolds

Necromolds is a build and battle game where players use their spell books to mold monsters out of clay to duke it out. When a monster dies, players smash the clay onto the board and the smashed monster becomes part of the game. It also comes with three varying levels of difficulty, so young and new players can get started right away!

A Change of Pace from Chess and Checkers - Gigagmic Abstract Games ($34.99)

Gigamic makes a line of different abstract games that are simple to learn and difficult to master. Every time you play, you'll discover new depths to the strategy involved in each game.

 

Pre-Teens and Teens

Hands-on Strategy for the Curious Kid! - Necromolds ($49.99)

Recommended above as well.

Necromolds is a build and battle game where players use their spell books to mold monsters out of clay to duke it out. When a monster dies, players smash the clay onto the board and the smashed monster becomes part of the game. It also comes with three varying levels of difficulty, so young and new players can get started right away!

Going All-in with the D&D Core Gift Set! ($169.95)

Wizards of the Coast makes a gift set for Dungeons & Dragons that includes all three of the core books.

Family Gift Ideas

These suggestions make excellent gifts for the whole family or as a gift exchange for another family (maybe introduce them to the wonderful world of modern tabletop games-- wink, wink).

A Silly Game of Memory and Drawing - MonsDRAWsity ($24.95)

Don't worry, the bad artists can win this one too! MonsDRAWsity turns the idea of the eye witness into a game. Players have to memorize the crazy monsters and then try to describe them to the other players.

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MonsDRAWsity! Great for the classroom, can be played virtually, and an awesome party fame to play with friends and family! ##boardgames

♬ Going Viral - SHEYTUNE

Concept ($44.99)

A fun party game to flex your communication muscles!

 

All Ages

These are just generally awesome games!

Escape Room in a Box! The Unlock! Series ($29.99)

These are great app-based escape room games that can be played multiple times by different groups of players. You can play all three in the series and then pass the box onto a new group. Check out all the different adventures!

 

A Stop-And-Go Party Game - Wavelength ($39.99)

Wavelength is a perfect party game for all ages that can be played in a casual stop-and-go mode. Each round takes about two minutes, and players can come and go as they please. This is a perfect game for family or social gatherings!

Two Modern "Classics" Catan ($49.95) and Ticket to Ride ($49.95)

Catan

 

Ticket to Ride

For the Heavy Gamer

These are some of our favorites that we think would make excellent gifts someone who enjoys a heavy serving of games!

A Heavy Eurogame with Combat and Conquest - Scythe ($69.99)

 

50 to 60 hours of gameplay with Descent: Legends of the Dark ($174.95)

 

For the Sea Lover - Endeavor: Age of Sail ($64.99)

 

Movies, TV Shows, and Other Pop Culture

Games based on different movies, TV shows, and other pop culture.

Three Dune Games!

Dune: House of Secrets - An immersive storytelling experience that throws players into the world of Dune.

Dune: The Board GameThis is a strategic board game where players choose a house from the Dune franchise and vie for control of the planet of Arrakis and its spice.

Dune: ImperiumDune: Imperium is a mix between the worker placement and deck-building mechanics. 

The Villainous Series

Ravensburger put out a game series called Villainous with all sorts of expansions and add-on characters. Check out the two base games below.

Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power

Disney Villainous

Anime Products

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged ($39.95)

 

Stocking Stuffers/Small Gifts

These are small games that make excellent stocking stuffers.

Oink Games ($23)

Oink Games stuff a big punch in their small boxes. Check out some of their products below.

Hanabi ($10.99)

A fun collaborative game to play with friends of family! 

 

Mini-Puzzles ($6.99)

Coming soon!

 

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