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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The Era of New Age Board Games Has Dawned

New Era of Board Games - Gifts for Card Players
Board games are back in vogue and they seem to be more popular than ever before. The interest in tabletop games is on the rise, especially among millennials whose newfound love for socializing has made them embrace games that can be played with a group of friends.
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Five Interesting Family Board Games That Are App-Driven

App Driven Board Games - Gifts for Card Players
There's a new breed of board games which combine the charm and simplicity of old school games and the immersive gaming experience of the digital world. These are app-driven board games. Let's check some of these out!
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Mad Magazine: The Board Game

Mad Magazine the Board Game
In it's heyday The Mad franchise produced magazines, TV shows, trading card games - there was even a movie. Alex walks down memory lane with the Mad board game.
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Board Games for Dark Nights

Clue Pieces - Gifts for Card Players
Here are some suggestions for spooky board games that work great for Halloween, or for those dark nights when things are going bump!
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My Obsession With Winning Spider Solitaire

Spider Solitaire Gifts for Card Players
I've played Klondike my entire life, with all variations of play. But it never grabbed me like Spider Solitaire has. It feels more intellectual, more challenging. It forces me into a different way of thinking about the cards.
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Monopoly: Mzansi Edition

Monopoly Mzansi Edition - Gifts for Card Players
If you want to see what type of person someone is deep down, just subject them to a game of Monopoly – and remember that it’s not always about winning, it’s about how they go about winning. Are they a strategist who forms alliances to get from one point to another, or is their only goal to wipe everyone else off of the board by the time the game ends?
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Ode to Solitaire

Ode to Solitaire - Gifts for Card Players
Solitaire is a peculiar cultural institution. It’s a favourite game of kids at summer camp, procrastination-happy office workers, introverts, and people all around the world. But few people know the true story of how this loner’s game came to be.
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Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy

Illuminati Card Game Review - Gifts for Card Players
Steve Jackson’s Illuminati can be considered one of the strangest, best and most original card and board games to ever hit the market. It was first introduced in the year 1982 according to the official website for Steve Jackson Games, and it’s been the subject of plenty of hype, paranoia and controversy – which was kind of the point.
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Bits & Bobs: Replacement Parts for Board Games

Board Game Pieces Replacement Parts - Gifts for Card Players
Board game bits get lost all the time, and we have a feeling that they might end up in the same place as lost socks. Sometimes you buy a pre-owned board game with some pieces missing, other times they just get lost over several hundred games and places. Great Bridge Links and Alex took a closer look at where and how to source replacement parts for board games.
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Beyond Pokemon: 7 Trading Card Games You May Not Have Heard Of

Beyond Pokemon: 7 Trading Card Games You May Not Have Heard Of
Trading cards have been around for about 125 years. That’s a long time; and, as you might expect, some pretty crazy games have come out in that time! Some have been institutions in and of themselves (ever heard of Pokémon?), but others are a little more, shall we say...niche.
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