Gifts for the Experienced Gamer

Gifts for the Experienced Gamer


What do you get the gamer who has everything? These games bring something special to the table, whether that be innovative mechanics, stunning artwork, or an impressive list of awards. Actually, these games have ALL of that!

This guide features a mix of recent releases and games that have been well-loved over the years. You're sure to find a gem!

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Welcome to Dinosaur Island!

Dinosaur Island is a radical worker placement game where players compete to open the best Dinosaur Island theme park they can. It won't be a walk in the park, though. You will need to hire the right personnel, beat your competitors to perfecting the hottest dino recipes, and gamble on which attractions will draw the most visitors. And it'll all come crashing down if your security precautions aren't tight enough to keep your unruly dino population under control.

Included in these gift guides:
The Dice Tower (watch video)
Apartment Therapy (read guide)
My Modern Met (read guide)
Meeple Mountain 2018 (read guide)
Board Game Prices 2018 (read guide)

The Space Race was a lie...

Look, it's not that the moon landing was faked. It happened. We needed a spectacle to show the people. Godspeed is an exoplanet colonization game where various nations exploit the natural resources of the newly found planet Minos in the shadow of the Cold War. The player who best establishes their foothold on the new planet will win the game. You won't be able to focus on everything you want to do, and that just adds to the tension of saving life as you know it.

Included in these gift guides:
The Dice Tower (watch video)

You have entered the Sonoran Desert.

A place of vast beauty: technicolor sunsets pop-out over vistas revealing deep canyons, trickling tributaries, and ancient pueblo cliff-dwellings. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the desert in this delectably fun “flick and write” where cunning and dexterity meet. In Sonora, players flick wooden disks onto the different vibrant landscapes across the desert. Each area encompasses a different unique game, so skillful aim is required to play in the region of a player’s choosing! But watch out for other players eager to bump discs to score points for themselves!

Included in these gift guides:
BoardGameGeek (read guide)
SAHM Reviews (read guide)
Ludidice (read guide)

Take control. Rule New York. 

The critically lauded and gamer adored classic is back due to overwhelming demand! This new edition contains updated artwork and shiny, new meeples. Tammany Hall is a game of backstabbing, corruption, temporary alliances, and taking power at all costs. If you want to rule New York, you are going to need to play the city’s growing immigrant populations against one another. Help immigrant groups to gain political favors, then call in those favors to slander your rivals and win the election.


We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and keep cozy and safe in the colder weather. From our table to yours, happy gaming!

Photos by Alison Burrell/Kidsplaining

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