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Christmas Present Board Game Ideas Thread: A Cry For Help

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I could have put this in general or something but I'm guessing there are going to be people in the same position as me. Basically, I don't want anything for Christmas. I know. So I need ideas to give to relatives for stuff that I wouldn't necessarily know about, one to two player specific as I tend not to get more than 2 players playing a game.

I'll help out anyone else who needs it so post away, lets get some loot ideas rolling.

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2 Player:

Carcassonne

Ticket to Ride

Qwirkle

Hey! That's my Fish

1 or more player:

Castle Panic

Timeline: Inventions

Dungeonquest

Forbidden Island

Lord of the Rings LCG

Dungeons and Dragons board games - Ashardalon, Ravenloft, Drizzt or Dungeon! - the last one is good if playing with children.

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2 Player:

Carcassonne

Ticket to Ride

Qwirkle

Hey! That's my Fish

1 or more player:

Castle Panic

Timeline: Inventions

Dungeonquest

Forbidden Island

Lord of the Rings LCG

Dungeons and Dragons board games - Ashardalon, Ravenloft, Drizzt or Dungeon! - the last one is good if playing with children.

Right, the strikethroughs are what I have, I'll look into the others. Cheers :)

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Not exactly board games but the Fighting Fantasy books are really good as well - especially if you play them properly. I'd get The Warlock of Firetop Mountain first.

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My Christmas Boardgame list is:

Dungeon!

Mice & Mystics

Zombicide

K2

Roborally

Dixit

7 Wonders

Small World

Android: Netrunner

Citadels

Agricola ACBAS

Merchants & Marauders

King of Tokyo

Quarriors

Lords of Waterdeep

The Manhatten Project

Mr Jack In New York

Bonanza

Power Grid

Race For The Galaxy

Star Wars Miniature Game

Gears Of War

Settlers Of Catan

Just trying to give people plenty of options. That's pretty much my general wish list as well.

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You want to put up your BGG list up so we don't waste your time picking stuff in your rather large collection.

Nothing new has got me too excited recently so it's hard to recommend anything.

My list includes RoboRally and Eclipse, but neither are particularly two player. Eminent Domain is also on my list and that could be good as 2 player.

Fuck it, just get ALL THE STAR WARS MINIATURES!!!

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You want to put up your BGG list up so we don't waste your time picking stuff in your rather large collection.

Nothing new has got me too excited recently so it's hard to recommend anything.

My list includes RoboRally and Eclipse, but neither are particularly two player. Eminent Domain is also on my list and that could be good as 2 player.

Fuck it, just get ALL THE STAR WARS MINIATURES!!!

Donk doesn't really get on with minis games. I'll have to update my BGG list now :/ It's about a year or so out of date.

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Never really played many board games before but wanted to start playing more with the family. Just ordered Ticket To Ride Europe and Dixit for a Christmas present for all the family.

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Never really played many board games before but wanted to start playing more with the family. Just ordered Ticket To Ride Europe and Dixit for a Christmas present for all the family.

Two great choices! I'm going over to my parents house this Christmas and I plan to try and coax my Dad into playing Ticket to Ride with us. I know he'll love it if he gives it a go!

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Sorry, I forgot I posted in this thread.

I made a bit of a shortlist of Bohnanza, Puerto Rico, one of the Dominions, Carcassonne, Power Grid, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride Europe, Dixit.

At the moment I'm thinking of going for Dominion: Intrigue and Power Grid. It's mainly for Christmas to be played by two 20 somethings, two 50 somethings and an eighty something. So we don't mind something more complex, lasts maybe a couple of hours after lunch. We do tend to end up bickering a bit when the game involves too much negotiation between players, like the trading in Catan, due to perceived favouritism. Do these sound like good choices?

Also, now I'm probably just going to order them online, but where do people get these games from? I went to Harrods this morning and the only one they had was a single copy of Carcassonne. Is it just specialist games shops and online for these?

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All of the above and:

The Haunting House

A La Carte

Mice & Mystics

Lego Heroica

Also, don't be afraid of gettin something more complicated and house ruling it to the level that meets your kid. I had a great game of Doom with my 5 year old lad last week.

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Bohnanza, Lost Cities, Power Grid and Catan get. Also got the 4 year old Doggie Doo, which is fucking brilliant, and someone else got him Ghost Hunt, which isn't really a boardgame or unplugged but is on BGG so what the hell.

More incoming on Thursday I think.

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