Gift ideas 2022: Board games!

Published on: December 5, 2022

Around this time of year we get a lot of people asking for suggestions for comics, games, and anything our humble little store holds. While it’s always a treat to help people in the store, we wanted to find other ways to help people find that special something. Today, we have a list of highly recommended board games!

Ticket to Ride
Special recommendation by Gabi
Designed By: Alan R. Moon
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Designed By: Vlaada Chvátil
Codenames is an easy party game to solve puzzles.
The game is divided into red and blue, each side has a team leader, the team leader’s goal is to lead their team to the final victory.
At the beginning of the game, there will be 25 cards on the table with different words. Each card has a corresponding position, representing different colors.
Only the team leader can see the color of the card. The team leader should prompt according to the words, let his team members find out the cards of their corresponding colors, and find out all the cards of their own colors to win.

Designed BY: Donald X. Vaccarino
In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can “buy” as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

Unmatched Battle of Legends Volume One
Designed By: Rob Daviau & Justin D. Jacobson
Unmatched is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game for two or four players. Each hero is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve mastered one set, new heroes arrive to provide all new match-ups.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Designed By: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role: One of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer, or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. In the course of a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf…because all it takes is lynching one werewolf to win!

Designed By: Alex Hague, Justin Vickers
Monikers is a party game based on the public domain game Celebrity, where players take turns attempting to get their teammates to guess names by describing or imitating well-known people.
In the first round, clue givers can say anything they want, except for the name itself. For the second round, clue givers can only say one word. And in the final round, clue givers can’t say anything at all: they can only use gestures and charades.

Of course, we are always full with recommendations and always to happy to show you our amazing board game selection. If you see something here that is not your style we are more than willing to welcome you with socially distanced arms ready to find the board game to suit your wants!

If you’re looking for something a bit different, check back in the coming days for recommends for comics, cookbooks, D&D, and anything else you may be looking for!