So What’s the AI-Powered Board Game St. Noire All About?

St. Niore Board Game Review - Gifts for Card Players
Board games that have been slightly enhanced with the help of technology are always exciting and, board games that are played with the help of accompanying apps are becoming increasingly popular. We were pretty stoked when we heard about a new Alexa-enhanced murder mystery game called St. Noire and had to check it out.
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What’s Up with Ms Monopoly?

Ms. Monopoly - Gifts for Card Players
Board game creator Hasbro recently released a completely new take on an old classic and rebranded the game with Ms Monopoly on the box – and a few changes to the rules, including female players earning more. It’s an attempt at equalizing the playing field, but it’s been released to so much criticism that it instead flips the board. Players aren’t happy with the attempt, and many critics of the game are saying that it does more harm than good.
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Board Game Lounges Are Cool

Board Game Lounges Are Cool - Gifts for Card Players
Board game lounges date back several hundred years - being anywhere people can get together to play board games – from Dungeons & Dragons through to backgammon. They're the board game version of an arcade, and there’s almost certainly one near you.
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Going Down Memory Lane With 1313 Dead End Drive

1313 Dead End Drive Board Game Review - Gifts for Card Players
13 Dead End Drive is a fun, deduction-style murder mystery game that will give you the challenge of learning how to bluff convincingly. You have to be careful how you reveal the cards you have, otherwise, you could fall into a trap! Read our review here.
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Ditch The Screens: 5 Key Benefits To Playing Games With Your Kids  

Play games with your kids - ditch the screens
It’d be so easy to bring out the iPads and let everyone entertain themselves. But, here are five great reasons to ditch the screens and opt for a game instead.
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Brush Up on Your Detective Skills And Solve the Chronicles of Crime

Chronicles of Crime Board Game - Gifts for Card Players
If you’re a police procedural fan and love solving mysteries, check out Chronicles of Crime. Developed thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, this game combines co-operative crime scene investigation with an app, a board game and some virtual reality, for good measure.
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Building Your Own Spice Trade Route with Century: Spice Road

Century: Spice Road Game Review - Gifts for Card Players
Have you had the chance to explore any games that focus specifically on deck building? On a recent trip to try out some new board games, this one caught our reviewer's eye. Into olden age of piracy? Check this review out.
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Weird Board Game Commercials

Weird Board Game Commercials - Gifts for Card Players
Board games are cool - but sometimes their TV commercials are even cooler. Or weirder. And you know how those commercials just kind of stick in your head forever? While were feeling reminiscent, here's a few that come to mind - with links!
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Exploring Magic Kits

Magic Kits - Gifts for Card Players
Many professional magicians consider magic kits corny, but they can still remember their first one! If you buy the right kit, it can be a great inspiration for a young card player or magician. We spoke to The Magic Shop about all things magic and checked out some of the kits on the market.
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Codenames Board Game: Clean, Simple, Strategic

Codenames Board Game - Gifts for Card Players
Released in 2015, this board game has quickly become a titan. With minimal pieces and rules, Codenames is quick to learn and mentally stimulating to play. Read more for full review.
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Zombies, pirates, wizards, killer robots: 4 reasons why you need to play Smash Up.

Smash Up Card Game - Gifts for Card Players
Have you ever imagined what it might be like to control a horde of zombies or a ruthless crew of pirates? How about both together? This is something that the game Smash Up can offer, the chance to combine two factions of monsters, whether that be alien invaders and ninjas or wizards and killer robots.
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Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia Where Tactical Strategy Wins Every Night

bioshock infinite siege of columbia
As a long-time avid video gamer, I excitedly played through each story in the Bioshock series, marveling at the combination of detailed architecture, frightening characters and creepy ambience. Years later, I was blown away to be given the Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia board game through a Reddit gifts exchange.
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Machi Koro: The Perfect Game to Kick-off a regular Family Games Night

Machi Koro Game Review
Sitting down for your first family games night can be intimidating, but there’s no better way to kick off a games night tradition than by working together to learn the rules to this quick, straightforward, and inclusive card game. To avoid game-store confusion and mid-game stress, we’re going to be running a series of blog posts reviewing and talking about card and board games. And we’ve got a really fun game to get things going.
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Splendor: a Splendid Way to Spend an Evening

Spendor Strategy Game - Gifts for Card Players
Since buying this game last year, the phrase “I would play splendoooooor” is heard almost every time we are deciding what to do next. If you have a group of game-loving friends or family members who are frequently looking for something interesting to do together, it might be worthwhile to pick up a copy of Splendour the next time you visit your local game shop.
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