Holiday Gifts: Games for Kids

Review Corner

Posted by Review Corner on Nov 10, 2017

Sticky Chameleons

What happens when you turn a cheap, useless toy into a board game? You get Sticky Chameleons! Using a rubber stretchy sticky tongue in a race to nab bug tokens is brilliantly simple and simply hilarious!

Joe Ploch (Guest Contributor): Lifelong gamer and former buyer at Miniature Market. Designer of board games, Game Plus Products and Ironclad Games.

Animal Upon Animal

Be the first one to stack your wooden animals upon each other without having them tumble down!

Codenames: Disney Family Edition

Be the first team to correctly identify your cards through clever uses of codenames!

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria RPG - Core Rulebook

Begin your storytelling adventure, set in the magical kingdom of Equestria. Based upon the popular animated series, you and your friends will have a great time breathing life into your adventures. Confront the enemies of Equestria, solve riddles, rescue townsfolk from their dilemmas - helping each other is the key to victory in Tails of Equestria.

Octo Dice

Roll your dice, Fight the Octopods, develop your lab, and build the best aquasphere!

Ticket to Ride: First Journey

A kid-friendly version of a classic game. This is a great choice for just about any kid, and the timeless gameplay will last until they are ready to move up to the "adult" version. The nice thing is that it is pitched such that kids can play without an adult supervising or guiding them.

Unicorn Glitterluck: A Party for Rosalie

Let’s face it, most board games are very dude-ly. This one is not, and if you have a little girl (or boy!) that loves unicorns it’s a can’t miss treat. You can’t go wrong with HABA- they are the premiere name in children’s games and you also can’t go wrong with baby unicorns!

Rhino Hero

Despite my kids not taking to games as much as I'd wish they had, the iStuff has gotten under their skins and that has limited my ability to indoctrinate them into the Holy Church of the Dice. But Rhino Hero is a great card-based stacking game way more fun than Jenga. Great for kids under 12.

Shiba Inu House by Renegade Game Studios is a super fun dexterity game with a solo game play option. Players compete with each other to place cards and create doghouses for the Shiba Inu that match patterns on their goal cards.