Guest Author - Lynn Little
The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful time, too. Shopping for those people on your Christmas list can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas for the board game lover on your list.
Cranium has been around for a few years and remains a fun game to play. Players will be challenged to do one of several activities like sculpt or charades. It all depends on the roll of the dice. Fun will definitely be had by all.
Scrabble games are a good choice for a gift. You can get the standard Scrabble game or one of the many variations. There are Scrabble themed boards like Gardening Scrabble. Gardening Scrabble is the same classic game but comes with special touches that those who love gardening will appreciate - like the mini gardener's tool bag that holds the tiles. Scrabble Apple is a portable, fast playing version of the word game. It is less then $10 and makes a nice gift.
Scrabble Deluxe Edition is the classic Scrabble game but with an interesting set up. Place tiles on the board without worry that they will slide as each tile fits snuggly onto the board. The board is also on a lazy Susan that makes it easier to players to have a view of the board on their turn.
Settlers of Catan is a board game for four players, but an expansion allows up to six people to play. In Catan, you play settlers who have landed on an uncharted island. You will have to take resources from the island to build roads, cities, etc. Since your land is unlikely to produce all you need, you will have to trade with other players.
Tsuro is a board game in while players lay down a path for their game pieces to travel. Once your piece falls off the playing area, you are out of the game. Tsuro is fast, fun, and easy to pick up.
Catch Phrase the electronic edition is a lot of fun. It is played with two teams who take turns trying to get their teammates to say the catch phrase on the display. Catch Phrase also comes in a special music edition.
Wits & Wagers combines poker with trivia. Played in seven rounds, players guess at the numerical answers of the trivia questions. Then players place bets on which answer they think is closest to the correct answer. Those players win earnings. The person who earns the most wins the game.
Bendomino is dominoes with a twist, literally. Each domino is curved, so you play the game of dominoes but have more choices when it comes to playing pieces.
Pass the Popcorn is a movie trivia game. Players will have to guess the name of the movie by certain categories like movie characters, cast names, and famous quotes.
For more ideas, look under the subject 'party and variety games' and 'adult games' right here at BellaOnline Board Games.