Here we are, just a little over a month away from Christmas. You may be asking yourself "What is a good gift for someone who likes board games?" Well, we are here to help. Along with our new live chat option for shopping assistance (bottom right of your screen, click the chat bubble!) This blog is here to help!
While "Gamer" is a very broad term, we will focus on a few different types of tabletop gamers in this article. So follow along, and keep an eye on Boxcat Games for the best holiday deals on Board Games!
1.The Netflix Gamer
Stranger Things The Upside Down Board game
In this game, The town of Hawkins is under siege from the Upside Down! Hawkins, Indiana seems like an average town. However, underneath the exterior lurks a secret. The Hawkins National Laboratory has been doing experiments that have unleashed the horrors of the Upside Down. It’s up to the kids in the town to save it. In Stranger Things: Upside Down, players take on the role of the kids of Hawkins who are trying to stop the operatives of the Hawkins National Laboratory and the evils from the Upside Down. Players must work together to clear stacks of tokens before time runs out. The game includes a slew of fantastic figures representing the characters from the show. This is sure to please the Stranger Things Fans in your life while they await announcements of the final season!
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2.The Nature Lover
Root & Everdell
This one is a bit of a cop out, as there will be two games listed here. It's cheating, I know but I couldn't decide which of the two games represented this gamer best.
First, in "Root" Players will fill the roles of opposing armies fighting over the woodland. Each army has a very different playstyle, and almost feels like an entirely different game. This game can be expanded on with plenty of expansions, including the "Clockwork" expansions that introduce solo and co op play.
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On the more peaceful side of civilized woodland creatures, we have "Everdell".
Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises? This is a peaceful, light competitive game that is simple enough to learn for younger players, but complex enough to encourage healthy competition amongst more serious gamers.
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3. The One Who Loves Spreadsheets
I cannot tell you how happy I am that I finally tried this game out. My whole entire gamer life, I have always wanted to play Twilight Imperium. I just didn't have the time or enough interested friends to dedicate multiple days to it. With Twilight Inscription on the otherhand, reworks the game into a unique "Roll & Write" experience. You roll dice, record results, spend currency to embolden your empire or explore space, and more. This game can also be played solo. I have played multiple solo games at about an hour and a half a piece. I imagine this game would be absolutely wonderful with 3-6 people as well. There is something so satisfying about rolling dice and using the washable chalk markers to upgrade your empire. The game is definitely in the running for the Boxcat Game of the Year Award. Twilight Inscription, an epic roll-and-write game for one to eight players, offers an experience unlike anything Fantasy Flight Games has done before. With a limited pool of resources at your disposal, you’ll need to carefully manage Navigation, Expansion, Industry, and Warfare as you amass victory points and earn your right to the throne on Mecatol Rex. Will your faction become the new rulers of the galaxy? Or will your fledgling empire fade into obscurity? Anything can happen in this strategic, infinitely-replayable game!
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Battletech, Star Wars Legion, Star Wars Shatterpoint
Does your gamer love amassing armies and taking on opponents in tabletop warfare? then any of the options above may be their new passion. With starter sets available for each game, and expansions for the players who already play, there are more than enough options for your tabletop strategists this Holiday Season!
Browse Battletech Here
Browse Star Wars Legion Here
5.The Pokemon Master
This is your gamer that can name every pokemon. The gamer that wants to catch them all. For them, why not grab them a few products from the Pokemon TCG!
a popular set right now, is the Pokemon 151 set, available HERE.
Thanks for checking out our list, and we will have many more lists on the way! Until then, by all means reach out to us on facebook, or using the convenient chat box to the bottom right of the screen! That will send a message directly to our staff, and they can help you pick something out! Happy Holidays!