Find the Right Pop Culture Gift Ideas For Everyone on Your Shopping List

When you connect someone with any kind of fandom, it not only tells you a lot about them, but it helps you find gifts that are likely to resonate. Our Pop Culture gift guide each year is an opportunity to highlight games that are a piece of Americana, nostalgic or associated with a license.

This year, we’ve highlighted games and products about books, movies, video games, foods and more. If you didn’t find something on our list of games for teens and adults, family games, party game gift guide, home and electronics gift ideas or dice game gift guide, something here might be a win!

Northgard: Uncharted Lands

Studio H / Hachette Boardgames

Retail Box - Northgard

Winter is coming… literally! Based on the universe of the Northgard video game, Northgard: Uncharted Lands is a game of conquest and exploration set in the age of vikings. Each player controls a Viking clan and builds their own deck, looking to achieve victory by reaping glory in various ways or controlling the most prized territories of this new continent.

DogMan Flip-o-Rama

University Games

Retail Box - Dog Man Game

Everyone loves DogMan from Dav Pilkey’s bestselling books! In this game, players stack cards in the middle of the play area and take turns flipping them over. The first player to spot a Flip-o-Rama match dings the Bell. The player to collect the most Flip-o-Rama Cards is the DogMan Flip-o-Rama Champ!

EXIT: LotR Shadows Over Middle Earth

Thames & Kosmos

Retail Box - EXIT LotR

An escape room game for the home with an exciting storyline based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s beloved series, The Lord of the Rings. Join Frodo and the Fellowship on their journey to Middle-earth to destroy the One Ring; can you decipher and complete Gandalf’s secret tasks in time?

Retail Box - Nacho Pile

Nacho Pile is a fast-paced, high-energy game that will have chips flying back and forth as players compete for full plates and stomachs. In the game, players must push their luck to pile their nacho plates high, but also cleverly snatch matching chips from other players. Don’t get too risky or you will lose them all! Keep an eye out for special chips that really ramp up the heat with spicy effects.


Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances

The Op Games

Retail Box - Sorcerer's Arena

Become the next Master Summoner in this Disney-themed strategic battle arena game, where every choice you make determines your legacy! Recruit a fantastical battle-ready roster of Disney and Pixar heroes and villains, creating incredible combinations that provide endless replayability. Once you’ve summoned your characters to battle in the Sorcerer’s Arena, strategize their every move using their unique abilities to earn the most victory points. Learn as you go in this expandable tabletop game inspired by the popular mobile game, overpowering your foes to win the ultimate Disney and Pixar battle royale!

Legendary® 007™ The Spy Who Loved Me: A James Bond Deck Building Game Expansion

Upper Deck

Retail Box - James Bond Expansion

Follow the plot of the classic film The Spy Who Loved Me and become 007 in his mission against one of his greatest foes, the indestructible Jaws! You will be joined by Bond’s Russian counterpart the extremely capable Agent XXX. Together, the agents will battle the evil madman Karl Stromberg, who despises the world! Along the way, you will face other notorious villains, complete epic missions all while avoiding perilous traps and pitfalls.


Munchkin Presents Batman

Steve Jackson Games

Retail Box - Munchkin Batman

It’s the Caped Crusader vs. the Masters of Mayhem! The criminals of Gotham City are competing to see who is the greatest Super-Villain of all! Play as a classic bad guy and battle against your competitors to commit crimes, foil Batman, and escape Arkham Asylum. First one to Level 10 rules Gotham!

Retail Box - Elvis DVD

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

My Little Pony Deck-Building Game

Renegade Game Studio

Retail Box - My Little Pony

Canter into the My Little Pony – Adventures in Equestria, a cooperative Deck-Building Game, and take the role of a pony of Equestria!

As Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and more, you’ve been given a challenge to complete! You’ll need to travel amongst different locations throughout Ponyville, get new cards to improve your deck, complete tasks for resources, and overcome obstacles. Watch out – if you take too long, clouds will build up over time and cause you to suffer setbacks in your quest. The ponies will have to work together using teamwork and friendship to win the game!

– A cooperative deck-building game!
– Play as Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie
– Gather allies, actions, and artifacts to improve your deck
– Travel around Equestria to complete tasks and overcome the challenge!

Harry Potter Mischief in Diagon Alley

The Op Games

Retail Box - Diagon Alley

Manage the magical mayhem in this fast-paced, simultaneous play dice game inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter! First-year Hogwarts students are rushing to Diagon Alley with their shopping lists, but the magical items have been hexed and are found mixed up among all the shoppes! Quickly roll the dice to fling the scattered brooms, books, and other supplies back to where they belong to be the first one with an organized shoppe to win!

Marvel Character Card Sleeves

Upper Deck

Retail Box - Marvel Card Sleeves

Upgrade your game with Marvel Character Card Sleeves, made by UltraPRO, exclusively from Upper Deck. Seven new characters joined Upper Deck’s card sleeve collection this year: Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, Venom vs. Carnage, America Chavez, She-Hulk, Thor/Jane Foster, Magneto, and Psylocke! Each pack of sleeves contains 65 standard, matte card sleeves. These sleeves are non-game specific and can be used with any game. These sleeves are limited edition.


So many fun licenses and iconic characters are in this guide, we hope you found a game or product that is perfect for someone on your shopping list. Don’t forget that we have a lot of awesome giveaways running as a thank you for all the support throughout the year.

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