Holiday Gift Guide: Games for the Kids and Family
Stay in for family game night with the kids
With the weather turning colder, it's the time of year to curl up inside with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, some tasty holiday treats, and of course some fun board games! These board games are great for family game night and keeping the kids entertained. Work together as brave stuffies in Stuffed Fables, sail the high seas for treasure in Anchors Aweigh, or use your psychic detective skills in Choose Your own Adventure: House of Danger. Check out our full list of games for the family below!
Sworn to protect the little girl that loves them, a group of stuffed toys has been drawn into the Fall, an otherworldly, fantastic realm ruled by a brooding master of nightmares. Stuffed Fables is an endearing Adventure Book game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind. All of the action takes place in a unique storybook that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board all in one!
Stuffed Fables, $69.95 (USD)
Stuffed Fables: Oh Brother! Expansion
The brave stuffies from Stuffed Fables return for another round of bedtime adventures! Years after the original story, a new baby brother joins the family, bringing two toy companions of his own: Pokey the unicorn, a stalwart stuffy, and the muscular Manny, a headstrong hand-me-down action figure. With a sweet little boy to protect from the forces of the Fall, Pokey and Manny must learn the ropes from the beloved original cast and face a slate of new monsters from under the bed!
Stuffed Fables: Oh Brother! Expansion, $49.95 (USD) available for pre-order
Remember those old sliding tile puzzles? Take that idea, make it cards with cute dinosaurs and you have Mesozooic! This fast-paced game challenges you to create the best dinosaur zoo possible with the various features you have available.
Mesozooic is truly a game you can play however you want. Between the base game, two mini expansions, and a few free online rules variants, you can play timed or untimed, multiplayer or solo, competitively or cooperatively.
Mesozooic, $19.99 (USD)
Mesozooic: Triassic Mini Expansion, $6.99 (USD)
Mesozooic: Jurassic Mini Expansion, $6.99 (USD)
Embark on a daring voyage, load valuable cargo, contend with pirates on the high seas, and bring home treasure in this fast-paced and family friendly game. You and your fellow seafarers will have to quickly decide what supplies you need for the journey ahead in this real-time game. Grab tiles from the pile of assets in the middle, filling your ship until the cargo holds are ready to burst. Quickly decide how many shovels, swords, maps, and other items to take in order to bring back the most treasure. Once your ship is full, set sail and tackle the adventures ahead!
Anchors Aweigh, $39.99 (USD)
My First Carcassonne
Designed for ages four and up, My First Carcassonne brings children into the fun of building the city of Carcassonne. It maintains the same core game design that makes the original Carcassonne a classic, while eliminating the need to count high scores. As the game progresses, the children of Carcassonne fill the streets trying to catch animals. The first player to place all their pawns wins the game!
My First Carcassonne, $34.99 (USD)
Challenge your mental acuity with this puzzling game of strategically stacking tiles. With just a deck of cards and a pack of number tiles, NMBR 9 presents a unique and varied challenge every time you play. Tiles on higher levels of your stack score more points, but you must be careful how quickly you build upwards. Without a solid foundation, you’ll quickly run out of space for more valuable tiles.
Grab one copy for 1-4 players or grab a second copy and combine them to challenge up to 8 players to score high in this fun puzzle!
NMBR 9, $29.99 (USD)
NMBR 9 Extra Tiles Mini Expansion, $4.99 (USD)
NMBR 9 Starting Tiles Mini Expansion, $4.99 (USD)
The jungle is a great place to live and play, but it can be a scary place whether you are the tiniest mouse, the strongest lion, or the biggest elephant. In Junggle’s five mini-games, all the animals are connected by the animal wheel. With quick play times and a compact package, you can play several games of Junggle in a row or get in a quick game at lunch.
Junggle, $12.99 (USD)
On the island of Miaui (MEOW-ee), the villagers count down the days until the tide changes, bringing in a wealth of fish to the nearby lagoon. Once the first surge of fish is spotted, the whole village comes together for the fishing festival! Carefully play your cards over 12 rounds, diving to snatch the Emperor Tuna and leaving the small Kittenfish for your opponent so you bring back the most valuable fish for the evening feast!
Miaui, $24.99 (USD)
Choose Your Own Adventure
The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in two narrative adventure games: House of Danger and War With the Evil Power Master.
House of Danger, $24.99 (USD)
Discover a thrilling adventure investigating criminal activity and a dark history in your town. Haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion, you decide to take the case on yourself. With your psychic senses and skills as a detective, you're confident you can solve it.
Explore the mansion and unravel its secrets. Cross paths with ghostly figures, navigate a secret lab, and conquer challenges. Think carefully as you choose which paths to investigate. What will YOU choose?
War With the Evil Power Master, $24.99 (USD)
For centuries, the Lacoonian System, an alliance of the most advanced civilizations in the galaxy, has lived in peace. But now the Evil Power Master has returned and is leading a destructive rebellion. It’s up to you to lead the Rapid Force Crew around the galaxy, using their unique skills to conquer challenges and find data to chase down the Evil Power Master and stop him from enacting his sinister plan!