If you have been following along, then you know that past week as been pretty awesome. Not only did we provide gift guides filled with games for the family, toys and games for younger kids and must-have party games, but we also launched a Hues and Cues giveaway followed by as assortment of 19 others! If you think we’re stopping there, then you don’t know us as well as we thought! This gift guide starts the next layer of our proverbial onion as we bring to you an extensive list of card and dice games published this year that we think will make excellent holiday gifts.
This list includes an assortment of different styles of games for a variety of age ranges. Sure, they all include either dice or cards, but they aren’t all like each other. As an example, sometimes you’re rolling dice in hopes of certain results and other times you’re part of a dexterity game where you’re flicking them. Each listing gives details on the game, publisher and where to purchase it. When you see our logo behind the brand, it means we’ve featured the game in more detail at a prior time. Click there to read our overview and see personalize images. We hope you’re able to find some ideas for recipients on your shopping list!
Silver Coin is the 3rd installment in the best selling Silver series and will have players FLIPPING out over all the cool new abilities it introduces! These new powers create never before seen chain reactions in game play that bring an amazing & unique flavor to this deck. As always, mix & match it with the cards from other Silver decks for a totally custom game!
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
Astronauts wanted! Scientists say there is a mysterious ninth planet located at the edge of our solar system. Join this exciting space adventure to find out if the theories are just science fiction or if you will discover Planet Nine. In this card game you need to complete 50 different missions as you travel across the solar system. But you will only succeed if you can work together as a team. To master the challenges and achieve your mission, communication will be essential — but in space, things can be more challenging than expected
Knot Dice Squared
Games, puzzles, and art all come in a box of Knot Dice. Combine the new Knot Dice Squared with original Knot Dice to create more Celtic knot designs. The new set contains 26 new dice in 3 new designs, dozens of new puzzles, and a few new games plus variants on most of the original games.
Cute but backstabby!
GREED, PRIDE, WRATH… just three of the 7 Deadlies you will encounter in this devious little card game. Do your best to rid yourself of them all, as soon as you can – while your opponents do their damnedest to fill your hand with more. Empty your hand three times to WIN – and become the ENVY of all your friends!
Sagrada: Life (expansion)
The second of three modular expansions to Sagrada — adding Masterwork Dice that add new restrictions, new Toil Public Objectives, and Apprentice Cards to give players new abilities.
Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
Imagine playing pinball with perfect reflexes! Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade brings the arcade classic to the tabletop with art, atmosphere, and roll & write mechanics from acclaimed designer Geoff Engelstein. Choose one of the four unique tables and matching backglass for scorekeeping, then roll a shared pair of dice and get the pinballs rolling!
The Mind Extreme
If you’re a fan of our award-winning best-seller THE MIND, you should definitely try EXTREME. The rules are the same, but now it plays at twice the speed, synchronized and backwards! There are two stacks that have to be played simultaneously, one ascending, one descending. And some levels even play blind, where you play cards upside down! For professional telepaths only!
In the dice-rolling game Divvy Dice — first released as Man muss auch gönnen können (“You have to also grant others something”) — players determine their own targets for what to roll by buying cards during the game to build their own score sheet.
All players are involved in the game because if the active player re-rolls their dice, then everyone else can use those results for themselves.
Avoid Danger Noodles (snakes) at all costs in this zany game of proper animal names! Danger Noodle is a card game for people who love cute and kind animals like Forest Corgis (foxes), Prison Ponies (zebras) and Floating Potatoes (manatees), and who want to stay away from sharp and angry animals like Stab Rabbits (porcupines), Furry Nopes (bears), Murder Logs (crocodiles) and Sea Spiders (octopus). Danger Noodle is the perfect family card game for ages 12 and up and 2 to 8 players. At just over 4 inches wide, this game is the perfect stocking stuffer!
Abandon All Artichokes
A Heartless Card Game
This isn’t your garden-variety card game! A bumper-crop of prickly produce has overtaken your patch, and there’s only one choice: abandon all artichokes! Prune your deck by harvesting fresh vegetables, each with a special power that lets you swap, discard, or compost cards. You’ll need luck, strategy, and a green thumb to grow a winning hand!
Featuring colorful art and simple symbology, Stampede plays quickly and elegantly as players plan efficient moves to complete their stamp collection. You must fill your album with new stamps, search for the best trades at the exchange, and swap stamps with your opponents at just the right moment to complete your collection. Your goal is to collect five of the same animal or nine distinct animals to stamp out the competition!
5 dice, 5 rounds, 5ER FINDEN! Everyone races to find different FIVE shapes on their own boards and outlines them as they find them. But be careful. space is limited and every shape must contain all of the rolled symbols! Don’t take too long searching! The timer can be flipped at any time to start the end of round countdown. Different FIVE shapes will score you different amounts of points and the player with the most points after 5 rounds wins. A tricky shape search!
Throw your dice into an arena, striking other dice to change their faces, and collect matching sets. Watch out, though—if you roll an X, your die is removed from the game! Play it safe by rolling one die or push your luck and keep rolling for a chance to make more matches. The last player with dice wins!
Invader Zim: Doomsday Dice
In Invader Zim Doomsday Dice Game you and up to 3 of your friends play as either Zim or Gir working for their Almighty Tallest Irkin overlords, or as Dib or Agent Darkbootie working to protect the earth as part of the secretive Swollen Eye network! Draw cards to build a krazy machine to either destroy the earth (yay!) or save it (boo!). Connect matching cards and earn power surges that let you roll the BIG DIE. The first player to earn 100 energy wins, and everyone else owes them taquitos!
Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons, creating memories to share forever. Each player’s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points. At the end of the game, the player with the most points wins! Autumn Harvest: A Tea Dragon Society Game is a standalone game that can be combined with The Tea Dragon Society Card Game and expanding gameplay to five players!
Cherry blossom season is about the blanket zen gardens with their resplendent wonder. Water, vegetation, stones, and sakura trees must be placed in perfect harmony in order to become a Master Gardener. Designed by the Spiel des Jahres nominated designer of The Game, Ohanami is a relaxing and competitive drafting game where players grow their gardens season after season.
WWE Cage Battle
Welcome to the cage! When the steel cage descends onto the ring, you know that the match you’re about to witness will be intense, exciting, and unforgettable. Now it’s your turn to pick who will go toe to toe in the WWE’s most infamous setting. Players make a team out of custom dice representing their favorite superstars, then take turns flicking them at their opponent’s superstars, trying to beat them into submission, or knock them out of the ring! Stage a rematch like Roman Reigns vs. John Cena or Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks, or try completely new combinations!
There are additional gift guides still to come including home and electronics, games for teens and adults, stocking stuffers and more! As a reminder, many of these items will be available as part of our Mega Giveaway so keep tabs on our list of current giveaways. Be sure to enter before they close!