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Hello everyone! The team at Buybott hopes everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! With Halloween out of the way, it’s hard to believe that in a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and then Christmas coming shortly after that. Yikes!
However there is no need to let that bring you down. If you’re wondering what to get your family or friends, try a board game. That might seem like an odd gift in a time like this where electronics dominate the market, but according to The Guardian, Metro News, and the LA Times, board games are making a comeback.
Not only are board games making a comeback, but there are benefits to starting a family game night. Kids learn how to take turns and that losing isn’t the end of the world. Some games can let them use their creativity or other games can teach them math. And you also get the benefits of spending quality time with your family. This article on Ladies Home Journal gives great tips on how to start a family game night.
There is a huge list of board game classics like Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Life, and Battleship, many children’s favorites still exist like Hungry Hungry Hippos, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Elefun, and the list just goes on and on. That’s barely scratching the surface of how many awesome board games there are because new games are constantly being created!
Some new great games include:
Creationary by LEGO—Ever felt like Pictionary needed an extra dimension? Well then look no further! With this great game from LEGO, you create your clues by building with LEGO bricks. This game is rated ages 7 and up but has a user suggested rating of 6 and up.*
King of Tokyo—Does it always seem like in those old monster movies that Japan just gets pulverized by the monsters? Well now you can live it as you take on your friends and family to become the King of Tokyo. This game has a manufacturer suggested age range of 8 and up but also retains a user suggested age range of 6 and up.* You can also watch a review of this game here.
Bananagrams—This clever game puts a whole new twist on word games. Using elements from Scrabble and Boggle, race against your friends and family to make the most words and use up all the letter tiles! This game is manufacturer rated ages 7 and up but maintains an ages 8 and up user rating.*
Formula D—Put yourself behind the wheel of your very own racecar in Formula D! Take on up to 9 friends or family in this race to the finish in this gear-shifting, dice-rolling, heart pumping game. This game is rated as ages 8 and up*.
Zooloretto—Try to make your zoo as appealing as possible to guests with an assortment of different animals! This game has a manufacturer suggested rating of 8 and up but maintains a user age rating of 6 and up.* You can watch a review of the game here.
*These user rated ages come from boardgamegeek.com where users vote on the recommended ages from personal experience.