2015 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 1

2015 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 1

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That time of year is here again. By now you’ve at least started thinking about what you’d like to put under the Christmas tree for that special someone in your life. Whether it is a spouse, partner, parent or child, everyone loves games. There is no denying board games continue to gain in popularity as families look for ways to unplug and gather together for some quality family time.

Games that the entire family can play together have always held a special place for us, and this year we’re going out of our way to show you a number of new (and a couple classics) that you definitely should consider instead of the regular fare at your local big-box store.

And starting this evening, we’ll be giving away quite a few of these in our amazing 44 Days of Giveaways! Watch for a new contest every single evening at 7:00pm Central! But if you’re like me and aren’t lucky in random drawings, take a look at these ten amazing family games:

Wonky™: The Crazy Cube Game

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The fun-filled card game of building wobbly towers with odd-shaped blocks. Trip up your opponents as you stack a large block on a small one and make the tower wobble! Then watch your friends & family squirm as they place the next block. When it’s your turn – reverse play for payback! Be the first player to get rid of all your cards without toppling the tower and you win! Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game makes a lot of family fun!

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Flip City

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The citizens of Flip City want you to expand and renovate their neighborhoods — but if you ask for too much in taxes all at once, they won’t be happy! To keep them at ease, you will play cards from the top of your deck (no hand!), push your luck, build your deck, and upgrade cards by flipping them.

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Sutakku

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A quick-playing, ‘push your luck’ dice game. Roll three dice and add two of them to an ever-climbing stack of dice. You can choose to stop rolling and score your stacked dice at any time, but pushing your luck will net you more points if you succeed. Continue as long as you dare. Simple and addicting!

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Roll For It!

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Everything you want in a game. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s fast! The rules are simple. Roll your dice, match a card, and score some points! Be careful, though—other players may challenge you for the card you’re after. The first player to collect 40 points wins! Roll For It! is the perfect travel game. Play up to four people with either the red or purple box, or combine the two to entertain up to eight players.
Recommended by Mensa!

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TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Marvel

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Test your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 300 questions from the first 10 films featuring: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Avengers, Thor, and Captain America.

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Sleepover Party

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Spin the spinner and attempt to complete one of over 200 ACT IT, WORK IT, or PARTY Challenges. Be the Human Mirror and copy everything another player does! Take Part in the “Funny Sound Competition” and make the most ridiculous noise you can!! Try to lick your own elbow!!! Being silly and having fun is the name of the game at this Sleepover, so be prepared to sing, laugh, perform, and make a general fool of yourself! Don’t fall asleep early, or you’ll miss out on earning the most cards and staying up all night! Kids rule at the SLEEPOVER PARTY, but mom and dad can play too… if they behave!

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Monkey Beach

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An adventure game of pirates and treasure-seeking for the preschool set. Pirate players must feel for the hidden treasures and move them to the correct opening in the fabric island. Ages 3+

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Dice Alias

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A brand new version of the familiar word game, Alias! Use the letter dice to come up with words to explain and compete against other players. Gameplay is fun, fast and exciting and the amount of words is practically infinite. Dice Alias is th elatest form of the Alias game franchise. Dice Alias joins the Alias family of games that includes, the original Alias board game, Family Alias, Junior Alias, Party Alias, and Travel Party Alias.

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Lift it!™ Deluxe

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Lift it! is the fun family game that challenges players to create structures with the Lift it! crane using their hands or their heads. The whole family will enjoy this active, playful game of beating the clock.

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Gassy Gus

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The Gut-Busting Game that¹s a Blast! ! Use cards to “feed” Gus all sorts of gaseous foods, from soda to baked beans. With each tasty dish players must pump up Gus and watch his belly grow bigger and bigger, BUT watch out for the big blast of ³gas²! Be first to feed Gus all your food! Includes Gassy Gus figure with pumping head and inflatable belly, 46 food cards, 8 Belly Buster Soda Cards, 1 Backup Belly and instructions for 2-4 players.
Ages 5+

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Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 of our family game recommendations and look for the tiny SR Tiny logo on titles that we’ve previously given a full preview! Don’t forget to watch for our 44 Days of Giveaways – starting tonight!

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32 comments on «2015 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 1»

  1. Dandi D says:

    These all look like really fun games that my family would enjoy.

  2. Michele says:

    I think I would like to receive Sutakku-sounds like I would enjoy playing it with friends!

  3. Stefany says:

    I am wanting to buy some games this year for the kids. These are all great ideas!

  4. Oh there are some fun games on here
    I even saved one to my own wish list

  5. Stephen says:

    Not the games that I was looking at, but I think these are also a bit less well known. I don’t have the capacity to get these as well but will keep them in mind for later. Once the kids get a bit older it will really help.

  6. Tj Terry says:

    I love gift guides

  7. Brianna says:

    our family loves board games. These look like some great ones.

    http://unveieledandrevealed.com

  8. Rosey says:

    I was wondering what games would make your list this year. You’ve gother some goodies on there too.

  9. Eileen Kelly says:

    These are great toys – I am ready for the Holiday shopping now

  10. Susan Hartman says:

    I could play monkey beach with my grandchildren. Or I would like to play sukattu with my husband and friends.

  11. Caroline says:

    Thanks for this guide. I found new games my kids will really enjoy for Christmas.

  12. I LOVE GAMES! This is an awesome collection, Ive never seen these options before. I can’t wait to try every Single one of these!

  13. James says:

    Great list!

  14. dawn says:

    board games are still fun even as adult

  15. karen hunter says:

    money beach caught my eye

  16. So glad to see this post today. We have weekly game night and there were some that I would love to add to our collection!

    1. Nicole says:

      What type of games do you usually play at your weekly game night, Kristen? Wonky and Roll For It hit the table at lot at ours.

  17. Dave Racette says:

    Sooo many games and giveaways!!!

  18. The color pencils look easy to color with lov to win need new pencils !

    1. Nicole says:

      You have me scratching my head, Jeanie. Which color pencils?

  19. Jan Lawrence says:

    I would love some of these games for the family. They would truly enjoy them.

  20. James says:

    Good list!

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