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We all know a gamer in our life. Whether it’s your kids, husband, best friend, or yourself, everyone loves a good game night. This holiday gift guide for gamers features brand new games that came out this year, old favorites, and even some fun board games. Don’t forget the accessories and funny gamer t-shirts too! We are sharing ideas for all ages, kids to adults.
Plus, check out three giveaways we have below.
Nintendo Switch is at the top of my son’s wish list this year. Although we love family gaming, he is the biggest gamer in our home. There are many reasons he is excited about the new Nintendo Switch but below are a few of the games he is interested in.
UNO for Nintendo Switch will feature the original gameplay fans know, where players take turns matching colors and numbers – until the player who runs out of cards first wins. In addition, the game offers players the opportunity to interact with friends, family and even gamers globally with the online mode that includes both voice and video chat. The game also features a new Emote system, where players can share how they feel about others by clicking on the emote corresponding to their current mood. Then, this emote will appear next to their name on the screen of every player, each one with its own sound effect. To up the ante, players who strategize and stack their way to winning matches can snag a spot on weekly and global leaderboards.
Ubisoft is bringing the iconic game to Nintendo’s new console for players of all ages to enjoy anytime, anywhere, at home on the TV screen or on-the-go in tabletop mode. With Nintendo Switch capabilities, Monopoly fans can feel the roll of the dice with the HD Rumble feature and play with up to six players online or offline. Players can experience the game across three different 3D boards including City, Amusement Park and Haunted themes. As they progress, players can also win rewards, unlock new exclusive content and watch the city evolve in front of their eyes!
With MONOPOLY for Nintendo Switch, fans can play their way. With six different sets of House Rules, a Speed Die mode and shorter session Special Goals there are plenty of ways to play. The addition of Action Cards lets players take control of their own destiny. By drawing three at the beginning of the game, Action Cards can be used to progress faster around the board, penalize opponents or earn players extra money.
Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.
This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds.
No matter where you come from, how old you are, if you are a panda or a carrot: turn up the volume and get ready to unleash your inner dancer, because Just Dance 2018 brings out the dancer in everyone! The #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time, is coming back this fall. Whether you are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges, it’s never been so easy to Just Dance!
Enter to win a copy of the brand new Just Dance 2018 Nintendo Switch Game!
Entry is simple, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
Our entire family consists of LEGO fans. We have a countless number of LEGO sets that we have built together. My middle daughter loves her LEGO Dimensions game and I enjoy helping her build each fun pack. Whether you love superheroes, Star Wars, or Harry Potter, there is a LEGO game for you!
Know someone that already owns or is receiving the LEGO Dimensions playset for Christmas? Enter this giveaway to win two Ghostbusters Fun Packs. One winner will receive:
Entry is simple, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
Xbox One is the most played game system in our house. From family-friendly games we all enjoy to hardcore battle games, there is a variety of options for all ages. The all-time favorite of the kids is Minecraft, still today. Below is a list of games we are currently playing and some that are on our 2017 wish list.
Steep Road to the Olympics is an expansion for Steep, the open world action-sports game that takes you on the journey to become an Olympic champion. Train in Olympics events like downhill skiing and slalom in South Korean and Japanese mountains, where you will train hard and take part in qualifiers to reach the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. The base game includes skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and paragliding.
- Call of Duty – Infinite Warfare
- Rush – A Disney Pixar Adventure
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Assassin’s Creed – Origins
Journey into Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape the world. Discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and – engraved in long-lost hieroglyphics – the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed® Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt. Live emotional and memorable adventures along your journey, and discover the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
Wheel of Fortune – With more than 4,000 puzzles, Wheel of Fortune offers hours of puzzle solving fun and provides unique twists on the classic game. Play the classic mode to enjoy the authentic TV show experience with all of the beats you know and love, or choose the quick mode to solve a few puzzles. With both a familiar and welcoming take on the TV show as well as unique and new features, Wheel of Fortune will appeal to both veteran and new players alike.
JEOPARDY! – This game offers a true to the show experience, streamlined controls and interface as well as a great online experience. Show off your knowledge and test your reflex as you buzz! Compete with up to two other friends online or offline, select your favorite super categories and earn as much money as you can to make it to the final JEOPARDY!
PS4 is enjoyed more by the older group in our family. Our college-age daughter plays with her boyfriend and our teenage son joins the action at times. There are a few family-friendly games available as well. However, the hot item this year for PS4 is the Virtual Reality Gamer Set. This week it has been spotted on sale for Green Monday!
Now, this is my favorite category of all. The non-electronic, unplugged games. We love hosting a game night at our house and we share many laughs over some of our favorite games. We even pack the Karma card game when we travel!
- Karma Card Game
- Clue – Disney’s Haunted Mansion
- Ticket to Ride – Rails and Sails
- Apples to Apples
- Pie Face
- Cards Against Humanity
- Happy Salmon Card Game
As a finalist in the 2018 Toy of the Year Awards, Happy Salmon is sure to get a rise out of your family. Filled with friendly-competition you are sure to share many laughs and excitement. The object is to rid yourself of all of your cards before your opposing players while sharing actions. No sitting down for this card game. Check out this video to see how it is played!
One lucky winner will receive their own Happy Salmon card game. Entry is simple, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
Shopping for a gamer in your life that owns all their favorite games? Here are a few gift ideas for the gamer who has everything. Plus, these are pretty funny.
- Alway in Control T-Shirt
- Game Over – Mug
- Gaming Desk
- Nintendo Flask
- Nintendo Remote Coasters
- Caution Extreme Gamer- Wall Decal
- I Paused My Game to be Here Long Sleeve
Who is the gamer on your Christmas shopping list this year?
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