Holiday Gift Guide - Page 24 - Game on! (2)

Holiday Gift Guide
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Game on! (2)

Puzzle Games

 

Require solving the problem often via a pattern recognition.

 

6 DROP IT

4 players

 

Think of Tetris as a board game! Drop shaped pieces into game board slots to earn points. Those touching another of the same shape or color or in forbidden spots earn no points. (Canton Games)

 

7 SAGRADA

1 to 4 players

 

A game of dice drafting and window crafting for all ages. Use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained-glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia. Players take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window. (Alternate Worlds)

 

Strategy Games

 

Players use decision making and tactic skills to compete.

 

8 KEY FORGE

2 players

 

Every game is different because every deck is Games from page 8 8 9 10 14 13 different! A card game in which players compete in an artificial world built from pieces of planets. They work to learn the secrets of their specific planets by collecting keys while preventing their opponents from doing the same. First player to unlock three vaults is the winner. (Canton Games)

 

9 SQUARE OFF

1-2 players

 

Called the world’s first telerobotic chess board, Square Off lets players compete against opponents all over the world. It also allows a player to play against the game itself. Through a virtual connection, players can watch pieces move across the chess board on their own! 20 difficulty levels. (Canton Games)

 

10 NMBR 9

1-4 players

 

Connect pieces Tetris style to fit together across the table and stacked in levels. Point values assessed based on number of the piece and the level it is stacked. The full game is done in 20 minutes. Great for families! (Canton Games)

 

Competitive Games

 

Players compete using different strategies offered by the game.

 

11 TICKET TO RIDE

4 players

 

A cross country train adventure where players collect train car cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in countries around the world. (Canton Games)

 

12 SQUIRREL OR DIE

2-4 Players

 

Players are squirrels running in the yard, burying food and trying not to get eaten by the neighborhood cat. The goal is to be the only squirrel to survive winter. (Canton Games)

 

13 FUNKY CHICKEN

 

3-6 players

 

A simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving! Players call out dance actions based on their cards including “Bump,” Swing,” “Spin” and “Funky Chicken.” When two players match, they perform the dance move together and discard the card. The first player to discard all of their cards wins. (Canton Games)

 

Other

 

14 MYSTERY GAME

 

Canton Games is offering a mystery wrapped game. Surprise yourself with a wrapped present. Games were purchased specifically for the holidays. •