Christmas Gift Ideas

This time of year, we’re all looking for a unique, fun, and memorable Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for someone. How about a board game?

No, wait, come back!

You’re probably thinking Monopoly, Clue, or Scrabble. Those are nice games, but chances are that if the recipient likes games, s/he already has them. And anyway, we have something completely different in mind.

Modern tabletop games have come a long way from bad dice rolls and random cards. Today’s games feature thought-provoking scenarios wrapped in fun, where the player truly is master of the outcome.

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What Game is Right For You?

Over the past decade, non-geeks have turned on to board games (or tabletop games, as they’re now called). These are more than Monopoly, Clue, and Life. Modern tabletop games rise above simple mechanics based on luck with a hint of strategy. Bluffing games may require you to fool all other players. Complex deck games may require several-steps-ahead strategy on a par with chess. Snarky word games are hilarious with the right sense of humor. The tabletop has changed.

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