The 2019 Gift Giving Guide

Whatever you’re shopping for – we want to help! Kiki, Beneeta, Fertessa, Michelle, and AnnaMaria are all here with their hot takes on the best gifts from the new hotness to perennial faves. Here are our must haves for gamers new and old!


The Mind, 2-4 players, 15 mins
A game you can bust out with your family and friends, and teach in 2 minutes. The suspense and dramatics brought by this game makes it an instant hit.

Santorini, 2-4 players, 25 mins
An abstract game with a beautiful theme. Quick to learn, and play with engaging player abilities which make it fun to play multiple rounds at a time.


Arboretum, 2-4 Players, 30 mins
The art is good for feeling peaceful, the gameplay is good for being a stinker. Everyone wins! Also, plays equally well for 2 players or 4.

Targi, 2 Player, 45 mins
Look it’s just the perfect game and everyone should own it.

Sheriff of Nottingham, 3-5 players, 45 mins
I love this game AND I’m terrible at it. It’s the ultimate giggle fest for families and friends. I just don’t get tired of it! Must be the bluffing element combined with the suspense of that little POP when you open someone’s purse!


Azul: Summer Pavillion, 2-4 Players, 45 Mins
Summer Pavillion adds a thinking twist to pattern building. If you liked the strategy of the original, this may be your new jam.

Herbaceous Sprouts, 1-4 Players, 30 mins
Gorgeous art, tranquil gardening theme, and plays well at every player count. Made me want a herb and flower based D20 set.

Tussie Mussie, 1-4 players, 20 mins
Its the Mary Poppins of pocket games – practically perfect in every way.

Wish you were Here, 1-5 Players, 90 mins
5 postcards, no instructions, get ready for a perfect puzzle-y challenge


Petrichor, 1-4 Players, 45-60 mins
A highly interactive action selection and area majority game where players move cardboard clouds around the modular board filled with gorgeous colored marbles. While serene looking, Petrichor can quickly become like a knife fight in a phone booth. How else do you want to celebrate the holidays!

For Sale, 3-6 Players. 30 mins
An auction and bidding game where players are buying and selling properties. The simple rule set, speed of play, and interesting decision making will have your friends and family laughing around your table!


Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager, 1-4 players, 60 mins
If you have the time to find a niche game, you can order Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager directly from the publisher. Asia is coming out with cute, engaging, yet deep strategy games lately and I can’t get enough! Order fulfillment and cash flow management are two concepts that shine in this hand-management game for your seasoned gamer.

Unlock! Heroic Adventures, 1-6 players, 60 mins
This three-scenario box is perfect for anyone who is giving to the puzzle enthusiast in their lives. The range of puzzle difficulties from easy to hard is covered all in one box! These scenarios have cool augmented reality smartphone app integrations, classic murder investigations, and Alice in Wonderland lore. Better yet, nothing is destroyed so they can pass it along for someone else to play.