We curated a list of games that will tempt the new gamers on your shopping lists, but won’t drive old pros like us crazy to teach or play.
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1. LETTER TYCOON
A marketplace for letters. Take the Scrabble players / lovers in your life to the next level. As you can see, the artwork is stunning.
Just like a chameleon, this game may surprise you. It’s full of difficult choices as you push your luck to the limits.
Out-build each other (literally) in this abstract 2-player game. The first player to stand on top of the city of Santorini wins!
Curing diseases? Check. Limited turn movement? Check. Insurmountable odds? Check. Fate of the human race? TBD.
5. CARGO NOIR
Outbid your opponents for valuable contraband as you sail to exotic ports around the world.
6. FORBIDDEN ISLAND
Can you work together to collect the Island’s treasure before it kills you all?
7. TICKET TO RIDE
Choo-choo! Claim America’s railway systems and connect the continent.
Become a gem tycoon! Collect wealth beyond your wildest dreams until you catch the eye of a passing noble.
A classic, deck-building, different-every-time card game. Collect the most victory points with a deck that you curate.
10. MAGIC MAZE
You’re dwarves, wizards, and elves in a shopping mall. Not only that, but you need to pull off the heist of a century in complete silence.
11. POTION EXPLOSION
It’s like multiplayer Candy Crush!
Fly through the sky and maneuver your way to being the last dragon standing! A simple but elegant game of tile laying and path foraging.