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80 Board Game Gift Ideas

These Board Games Add Fun and Educational Activities to the Home

— December 17, 2016 — Tech
Board game gifts can be extremely popular during the holiday season due to their playful, collaborative and educational elements.

'The Period Game' would make an excellent gift for children and teens to learn about menstruation. The playful game turns an occasionally awkward subject into something that is actually fun to learn about. It works to educate players on many different aspects of the menstrual cycle and prevents the spread of myths and misinformation.

The 'Rise Up' game could be particularly useful given the current political climate in many countries around the world. The board game teaches players how to form and mobilize in order to peacefully protest against unjust laws and the infringement of civil rights. The game can be used for fun, can be used to teach new activists how to become involved in social mobilization, and can also be used to help more experienced activists learn how to lead campaigns.
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Universe-Saving Board Games
Universe-Saving Board Games
HOPE The Board Game Lets Teams Work Together to Save the World
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Getaway-Themed Card Games
Getaway-Themed Card Games
Fugitive is a Two-Player Game Based on a Great Escape
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78
Survival Video Board Games
Survival Video Board Games
The Oregon Trail Video Game is Now a Tabletop Version for Families
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77
Alien Invasion Board Games
Alien Invasion Board Games
'XCOM: The Board Game' Plays on the Theme of an Alien Invasion
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Vampire Film-Inspired Picture Frames
Vampire Film-Inspired Picture Frames
The Breaking Dawn Picture Frame is to Die for
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Feminist Board Game Characters
Feminist Board Game Characters
Hasbro Recently Added a Female Scientist Character the Game Clue
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Murderous Fantasy Board Games
Murderous Fantasy Board Games
The Game of Thrones Clue Game Focuses on Treachery and Deceit
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Arcade-Themed Card Games
Arcade-Themed Card Games
The Street Fighter Deck Building Game is Inspired by a Digital Classic
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Handmade Retro Arcade Games
Handmade Retro Arcade Games
This Battlecade Game by Love Hulten is a Beautiful Arcade Throwback
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3D-Printed Checkerboards
3D-Printed Checkerboards
This DIY Draughts Set Can Be Made at Home with a 3D-Printer
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Anime Monster Board Games
Anime Monster Board Games
The Pokemon Monopoly Kanto Refits the Game With Cartoon Characters
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Cyclist-Inspired Card Games
Cyclist-Inspired Card Games
Rapha's Peace Race Game Celebrates the History of the Competition
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Interactive Board Games
Interactive Board Games
The 'Fabulous Beasts' Game Combines Jenga and Online World Building
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Hexagonal Board Game Nachos
Hexagonal Board Game Nachos
This Nacho Dish is Arranged with a Settlers of Catan Aesthetic
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Predictive Search Board Games
Predictive Search Board Games
The Query Game Plays Off Google's Predictive Search Feature
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Wine Connoisseur Training Kits
Wine Connoisseur Training Kits
The Master Wine Aromas Tasting Kit Lets Users Learn Wine Scents
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3D-Printed Board Games
3D-Printed Board Games
'mARENA' is a Combat Game That Combines Magic and Strategy
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Settler Explorer Space Games
Settler Explorer Space Games
'Deep Space Settlers' Draws Inspiration from Settlers of Catan
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Intergalactic Domination Board Games
Intergalactic Domination Board Games
The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Risk Game is Commemorative
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Replica Feline Board Games
Replica Feline Board Games
The Cat-Opoly Creatively Skews Monopoly to Cat Lovers
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60
Fantasy Mission Board Games
Fantasy Mission Board Games
The Witcher Adventure Game Consists of Team-Based Challenges
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Miniature Dentist Board Games
Miniature Dentist Board Games
These Alligator and Shark Dentist Games are Pocket-Sized
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Board Game Dinnerware
Board Game Dinnerware
The 'Eat and Play' Plate Design by Paolo Benevelli Enables Post-Meal Games
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Virus-Fighting Board Games
Virus-Fighting Board Games
This Complex Board Game is Said to Be the Best One Ever Made
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Vibrant Role-Playing Dice
Vibrant Role-Playing Dice
Game Play Studio’s Fudge Dice are Stanout Game Pieces
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Zombie-Inspired Board Games
Zombie-Inspired Board Games
This Zombie Board Game Was Inspired by 'The Walking Dead' TV Show
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Subtle Programming Board Games
Subtle Programming Board Games
Robot Turtles Teaches Young Kids to Think Like Coders
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Laboratory-Themed Board Games
Laboratory-Themed Board Games
This Humorous Board Game is Based on the Popular Portal Video Games
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Retro 3D-Printed Games
Retro 3D-Printed Games
'Four in a Row' Reinterprets a Classic Game with Additive Manufacturing
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Nostalgic Film Board Games
Nostalgic Film Board Games
The 80s Labyrinth Movie is Reimagined With Character Pieces and Cards
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Combat-Themed Board Games
Combat-Themed Board Games
'Dark Souls: the Board Game' Brings a Popular Video Game to Life
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Medieval Board Games
Medieval Board Games
The Carcassone Board Game Retains Its Old-World Charm On Your iPhone and iPad
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Optics-Teaching Board Games
Optics-Teaching Board Games
The 'Lazer Maze' Junior Board Game Teaches Science During Gameplay
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Multipurpose Board Game Tokens
Multipurpose Board Game Tokens
'GameKnight' Poker Chips Add Additional Layers to Existing Games
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Social Mobilization Board Games
Social Mobilization Board Games
'Rise Up' Teaches Participants the Basics on Building Movements
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Board Game Jackpots
Board Game Jackpots
Hasbro France Replaces Monopoly Money with Real Bills in 80 Regular Sets
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Bankruptcy Board Games
Bankruptcy Board Games
Monopoly Ultimate Banking Challenges Players to Make Others Go Broke
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Intergalactic Mystery Games
Intergalactic Mystery Games
Clue: Star Wars Edition Merges Two Beloved Franchises
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Printed Naval Games
Printed Naval Games
This Battleship Game Recreates a Classic Guessing Game with 3D Printing
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Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Thinkfun's 'Yoga Spinner Game' for Kids Teaches Flexibility and Balance
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Inventive Board Game Kits
Inventive Board Game Kits
The Game Inventors Kits Let Consumers Design Their Own Activities
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Board Game-Extending Apps
Board Game-Extending Apps
MONOPOLY zAPPed Introduces Mini Games to Enhance the Playing Experience
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Military Conflict Board Games
Military Conflict Board Games
The 'This War of Mine' Tabletop Game Blends Role Play with Survival
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Video Game Board Games
Video Game Board Games
The Super Mario Bros Classic Monopoly Gives the Game an 8-bit Spin
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Candy-Filled Wizard Games
Candy-Filled Wizard Games
Fans of the World of Potter Will Get a Treat from This Board Game
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Sitcom-Inspired Board Games
Sitcom-Inspired Board Games
The Big Bang Theory Clue Puts a Pop Culture Twist on the Classic Game
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Internet Meme Board Games
Internet Meme Board Games
The 'What Do You Meme?' Card Board Game Has Players Caption Memes
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Cooperative Wizard Board Games
Cooperative Wizard Board Games
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deck Building Game is Magical
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NYC-Customized Board Games
NYC-Customized Board Games
The NYC Customized Monopoly is Completely Redesigned
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App-Integrated Board Games
App-Integrated Board Games
Cheatwell's App-Player Board Game is Enhanced with Mobile Devices
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Full-Scale Board Games
Full-Scale Board Games
This Human Hungry Hippos Game Will Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
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Movie-Themed Board Games
Movie-Themed Board Games
Monopoly Announces the Release Date for its Back to the Future Version
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Augmented Fantasy Games
Augmented Fantasy Games
Kazooloo Blends a Traditional Fantasy Game with Elements of Digital Play
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Sci-Fi Battle Board Games
Sci-Fi Battle Board Games
This Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chess Set is Beautifully Crafted
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Educational Gang Games
Educational Gang Games
'The Sky is the Limit' is a Board Game That Explores the Dangers of Gangs
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Convertible Board Game Tables
Convertible Board Game Tables
The Duchess Dining and Gaming Table is Ready for Games and Meals
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Adult-Oriented Board Games
Adult-Oriented Board Games
'Odious Lists' is an Outrageous Spin on a Classic Party Game
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Wordy Board Game Charms
Wordy Board Game Charms
A Scrabble Keychain Comes in Any Letter of the Alphabet
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Hilarious Picture-Based Games
Hilarious Picture-Based Games
Telestrations is the New Pictionary Boardgame
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Bespoke Backgammon Boards
Bespoke Backgammon Boards
Alexandra Llewellyn Creates Personalized Board Game Sets
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Potion-Brewing Board Games
Potion-Brewing Board Games
The Alchemists Game Requires Players to Invent Magic Potions
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Family-Building Games
Family-Building Games
'The Family Game' Encourages Low-Tech Bonding and Communication
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Retro Console Board Games
Retro Console Board Games
This Shogi Board Game is Designed in the Likes of Nintendo Game Boy
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VR Board Games
VR Board Games
'Mask of Anubis' Combines Virtual Reality and Gaming
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Barbecue Board Games
Barbecue Board Games
This BBQ Game Challenges Kids to Expertly Handle Simulated Sizzling Food
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Advanced Chess-Inspired Games
Advanced Chess-Inspired Games
The Kerak Strategy Board Game Blends Elements of Different Games
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Urban Planning Board Games
Urban Planning Board Games
CitiesUP Allows Participants to Buy and Build Neighborhoods
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Gaming-Infused Resumes
Gaming-Infused Resumes
Landing the Job is Easily Achievable with This Game Board Resume
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Social Skill-Developing Games
Social Skill-Developing Games
The 'Say and Do' Social Skills Game Gets Kids Ready to Interact
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Edible Board Games
Edible Board Games
These Snack Boxes are Inspired by Retro Games and Puzzles
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Board Game Storage Bags
Board Game Storage Bags
The Keep Gear 'Gamefolio' System Keeps Board Games Organized
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Wordy Board Game Rugs
Wordy Board Game Rugs
The Giant Scrabble Rug Gets Wordplay Fanatics on Board at All Times
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Educational Jam Boxes
Educational Jam Boxes
Kissan's Jam Packed Fun Moments Contains a Healthy Snack and an Activity
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Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
This Board Game Shifts Tween Perspectives on Periods
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Minimal Commitment Board Games
Minimal Commitment Board Games
Monopoly Empire Only Takes 30 Minutes to Win
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Gigantic Board Game Dice
Gigantic Board Game Dice
These Wood Yard Dice are Perfect for Outdoor Summer Games
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Educational Board Games
Educational Board Games
The Hubo Cubo Offers Learning Opportunities in a Sustainable Package
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Sophisticated Kids Toys
Sophisticated Kids Toys
The Wood and Aluminum Connect Four Game is a Work of Art
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Industrial Chess Sets
Industrial Chess Sets
This Portable Chess Set Makes It Easy to Set Up a Game Anywhere
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Versatile Message Board Games
Versatile Message Board Games
The Scrabble Message Board is an Alternative to Family Game Night
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