Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Tech, Tabletop, Comics, Movies and more
Here are our most recommended headsets, board games, etc. for gamers
Exploding Kittens - $20 Amazon
If you like kittens and explosions, then Exploding Kittens is definitely the game for you. It's a tense game where players draw cards in hopes of them not being the titular exploding kitten. Drawn one of those and you're out! Unless of course you have a defuse card! Experience a constant back and forth as you try to screw over other players while keeping yourself safe. It's an absolutely fantastic party game with awesome card art to go with it. There's even a saucy NSFW version, you know, for you inappropriate types.
Minecraft Card Game - $12.99 Amazon
You can bet that Minecraft got its own card game. In this game, you collect resource cards in order to build various tools and items. Each tool or item that you build also has a specific power to go along with it. Winners are then decided by counting up the point values on each collected card. This is definitely a card game for younger players, but can be enjoyed by adults as well.
Last Night on Earth - $41.80 Amazon
Team up with other players in a zombie apocalypse to try and survive, well, the last night on Earth. You'll have to collect various resources and arm yourselves with weapons if you hope to survive the zombie onslaught.
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game - $25.45 Amazon
Even though The Force Awakens isn't in theaters yet, you can experience a two-player battle between an X-Wing and two New Order Tie-Fighters. You'll get everything you need for two players to start playing right away, but you can always expand your game with a myriad of add-ons with new campaigns.
Star Wars Imperial Assault - $64.25 Amazon
If you'd much rather take the fight to the ground, you can experience a multitude of campaigns that take place during the original trilogy. You can play as various classes, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, as you take on the Empire across multiple scenarios, that progress depending on the outcome of your battles.
Betrayal at House on the Hill - $34.49 Amazon
Explore a spooky mansion and try to survive its traps. That is of course, until the betrayer is revealed. One of the players will be a betrayer and will then completely change the way the game is played. There are tons of scenarios, so each time the betrayer will have a different goal, making each experience unique.
King of Tokyo - $26.49 Amazon
Who doesn't love giant monsters rampaging all over the city. King of Tokyo lets you do just that. Take control of a giant monster, and claim the city as your own, as you try and take down not only other players, but the city's defenses as well.
Small World - $33.99 Amazon
If you wished Risk was more fantasy oriented, then Small World is easily the answer to that. Choose a race and lay claim to the world, using various means. Expand your borders and crush your neighbors in order to reign supreme over the land.
Sushi Go! - $9.97 Amazon
A simple yet fun pass and play game where players will pick 1 card from their hand, and then pass it to the next player. The goal is to build combos with various sushi to get the most points. Add wasabi for a point multiplier or collect the most puddings to get a big bonus at the end. It's always an unpredictable game since you never know what the other player is going to take from their hand.
Marvel Dice Masters - The Amazing Spider-Man - $14.87 Starter Set
Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man takes epic dice battles to new heights! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man will be sure to stick out as a highlight of your Dice Masters collections! The Starter Set is the perfect starting point for new players. To supplement your dice and deck, there are booster packs and a playmat that makes the playing field nice and organized, which you can find at WizKids.