Guest Author - Lynn Little
The holidays are a great time to be with family and friends. Buying gifts can become an expensive ordeal. Board games come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. There are plenty of nice choices of board games for under $10. There are also some creative ways to give the gift of gaming that cost very little.
Some board games go on sale this time of year. From classic kids games to games based on popular TV shows, these games can be fun and also very affordable. Check those weekly sales papers for board game deals. Also, be on the hunt for special online deals and coupon codes to save even more.
Candyland is a fun first board game for kids. There is no reading required. The basic game retails for under $10 and can be bought featuring adorable characters like Dora. Many classic kids games like Chutes and Ladders, Ants in the Pants, Memory, and Hi-Ho Cherry O are under $10.
Travel games are usually under $10 and make great gifts for kids. Travel games are portable versions of board games that are designed to be played on the road. Many people travel during the holidays, so a new toy for the road will surely be appreciated.
Classic games like Mancala, dominoes, and checkers can also be bought without spending a lot of money. Connect Four, and Clue are also some other titles that usually sale for under $10.
Give the gift of your time. Create board game coupons and give to friends. It can be hard to find time to have a game night or to just play a new game. Create some coupons that say "Good for one game night" or "Good for two games of Scrabble." Making time to spend with friends playing their favorite game can be a great gift.
Many board games are sold in thrift stores and secondhand shops. While pieces might be missing, using board game pieces can be used to create a crafty, one of a kind piece of art. Using Scrabble letters to spell out a holiday message of good cheer or creating a montage with several various board game pieces will make a great gift. Making someone a gift with parts from a board game they love will be a wonderful
Playing board games is a fun way to spend time with family and friends. Giving a board game can be inexpensive, too. With a little luck and determination, a good bargain can be found. If not, then making a board game craft or giving board game coupons also make for a good gift.