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FAMILY BOARD GAMES
Games that quick to learn, fun to play, and play great with players of any experience level
Games for one and all
Perfect for families of any size, these games feature rules that are simple enough to pick up quickly. Easy rules doesn't mean too simple, as these great games still have interesting choices to make that shape the outcome of each game and ensures replayability.
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PARTY BOARD GAMES
Games that encourage social interaction, feature easy rules, quick setup, accomodate larger groups, and play quickly!
Be the life of the party
Social interaction is the name of the game with this category. Party games feature simple setup and easy to learn rules so you can jump right into the game. These games are also scale well for more players, and usually have fairly short playtimes.
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STRATEGY BOARD GAMES
For the gamer that likes to flex their brain muscles as they plan for the big win, featuring more complex decisions
Control your destiny
These games put players' decision making skills to the test. The choices made in these games have a direct impact on the outcome, and who wins or loses. Adding variety to each game giving them great replayability, strategy games require some decision analysis and forecasting on how you think the game will play out.
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CHILDREN'S BOARD GAMES
Easy to learn and fun to play, featuring simple concepts that aid in learning and development
Get them gaming early
Board games aren't just made for teenagers and adults. There is a fantastic collection of board games designed for children of all ages. It's never too early to get started in the board gaming hobby, with many games featuring mechanics that help in children's learning and development, while still being fun of course!
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CAN'T MISS CLASSICS
Category: Family / Strategy | Ages: 10+ | 1-5 Players | 40-70 mins
Wingspan challenges players to attract a diverse and beautiful collection of birds to their wildlife preserves. Players do this by choosing one of three actions on their turn, playing cards as they build their point-generating engine. Featuring hundreds of unique cards with gorgeous artwork. This engine-building game is approachable for gamers of any skill level and experience, making it
Category: Family | Ages: 10+ | 2-4 Players | 30 mins
On its surface Splendor is a straightforward game of chip-collecting and card development. But the beauty of this award-winning game is the depth of its simplicity. Will you take gems on your turn, or cash them in for a card in the market, preventing someone else from getting it first. This game features numerous interesting choices making it an easy pick for any game group.
Category: Abstract / Family | Ages: 8+ | 2-4 Players | 30-45 mins
A visually engaging tile drafting game, Azul is a family-weight abstract game where players take turns choosing coloured tiles and arranging them on their player boards. The goal of the game is to create the most beautiful mosaic, by arranging your tiles to form patterns and designs that will score the most points.