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Are you searching for that special gift idea for gamers? Our family is filled with gamers – both electronic and board games. We love hosting game nights with our family and friends. You’ll enjoy this list of holiday gift ideas for any gamer, young or “young at heart” featured below. Use our list of ideas to get an idea of what you can give to that special someone who loves gaming!
2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers
Board games are always on our list each year. While the kids are on Christmas break from school we play a board game almost daily.
Spontuneous – The Song Game
No talent required! This best-selling game on Amazon was created by Rob Ridgeway who has an amazing story of survival in many forms. Not only did Ridgeway survive near-bankruptcy, medial debt, and a brain tumor, but he worked hard to sell his products by hand via a kiosk in Billings, Montana to pedicabbing the streets of Austin, Texas trying to make ends meet! Spontuneous – The Song Game brings families together all over the world with its fun sing it or shout it competitive play. Stump your opponents as they try to come up with lyrics using the trigger word. The gameplay is pretty fun and allows for 4-10 players or team play for even more competition. The perfect gift for gamers ages 8 plus.
Our family loves playing board games. We host many game nights with family and friends, and love to find games that keep us entertained and laughing. I cannot wait to play Spontuneous with our friends at our holiday party this month.
Purchase Spontuneous – The Song Game on Amazon today.
One lucky winner will receive the Spontuneous – The Song Game board game to play with their family.
Capture the Flag REDUX
Capture the Flag REDUX brings back a classic game with a new twist! This game can be played in the dark with glow-in-the-dark lights! Rated for ages 8 and beyond, enjoy hours of family fun while you sneak into your opponent’s territory to capture their flag. This kit comes with 25 reusable light-up game pieces, as well as 12 optional ways to enjoy Capture the Flag REDUX with family and friends. The supplies in your Capture the Flag REDUX purchase are enough for up to 10 people to play the original version of capture the flag with these light-up pieces. With the optional game ideas that come with your purchase, you can have hours of outdoor playtime with 4-20 players!
Living on five acres this game is perfect for us. Having teens that love inviting friends over we cannot wait to get outside and run around playing Capture the Flag – new style!
Purchase the Glow in the Dark Capture The Flag from Redux on Amazon today.
Jumanji: The Video Game
Enjoy playing as a favorite character, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in the new movie Jumanji. This video game allows up to four players to enjoy split-screen gameplay all the while traveling through Jumanji just like your favorite characters did in the film. Help each other stay alive and collect Jumanji jewels, or play with AI companions during the one-player mode. This challenging game has players working to survive such challenges as deadly traps and brutal enemies. With online play options and team playing options, your gamer will enjoy receiving this gift for gamers at any time of the year!
We are counting down the days until the second Jumanji movie comes out this month. Which makes it even more exciting to play this game as a family. The graphics are pretty realistic too. The characters look just like the ones from the movie.
Even when playing as a single-player game, the rest of the Jumanji gang is there following along and interacting with you.
Buy Jumanji for the Nintendo Switch for some family-friendly fun.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of the Jumanji: The Video Game on their console of choice.
Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure
This one of a kind fishing simulation game will keep the gamers on your list busy. Enjoy creating your own fishing rods and bait as you work to unlock unique abilities with each character. Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure includes a variety of fishing locales with 30 freshwater and saltwater fish to catch! The gameplay is pretty awesome in that it features college students who decided to go on a road trip to work together and catch a variety of fish, enjoying a wide range of fishing holes all over.
This game starts out with some anime characters. It is a little slow in the beginning but if you want a nice relaxing game with the gratification of catching a fish, then this game is for you.
Make sure you read and follow the prompts that teach you the correct way to catch a fish in this Nintendo Switch fishing game. It took a few tries for my son at first but then he got the hang of it.
Buy Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure Nintendo Switch game for some relaxing play.
One lucky reader will win a copy of Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure on their console of choice between PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure
Have fun in Uglyville as you work to rid the town of Perfection’s robots. This authentic adventure features your favorite UglyDolls iconic characters; Moxy and Ox with friends Wage, Babo, Ice Bat, Lucky Bat, and Ugly Dog. Solve puzzles to collect craft items that will help you defeat enemies with this fun gift for games, UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure video game. Since every gameplay is a new adventure, this video game will never get old. Enjoy procedurally-generated gameplay for hours upon hours of UlgyDolls adventures.
This game is perfect for younger kids. You go around town collecting objects to complete tasks. There is instant gratification throughout the game, holding the attention of the younger crowd. If you are a fan of the Ugly Dolls then you’ll love this game.
Purchase the Ugly Dolls: An Imperfect Adventure Nintendo Switch game.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Ugly Dolls: Imperfect Adventure video game on their console of choice from PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.
DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders
Work to recover Scribbler’s lost memories as you create a new friendship with Patch, Scribbler’s ultimate hybrid dragon. Take on foes as you work in battle mode to unlock powerful abilities. Fly to new places in exploration mode as switch between Patch and Scribbler to solve puzzles to proceed forward trying to complete DreamWorks Dragons Dwan of New Riders video game.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Dragons: Dawn of New Riders on their console of choice from PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.
Race With Ryan
This video game gift idea for gamers features Ryan and all your Ryan’s World friends! Pick a racer and head to one of the six magical locations to find out who really is the fastest racer in your family. Watch out for Mystery Eggs that Ryan has placed all over the various racing tracks. Mystery eggs featured in Race with Ryan include the famous Burger Shields, Sticky Slime, Trick Surprise Egg, and others. This racing video game is family-friendly and features tutorials to help the younger gamers master their racing skills.
Purchase Race with Ryan for Nintendo Switch.
One lucky reader will win a copy of Race with Ryan on their console of choice from PS4, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance like nobody’s watching with Just Dance 2020! The #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time, with over 67 million units sold, is coming back this fall. The newest, freshest Just Dance celebrates 10 years of bringing people together with 40 new tracks, more stunning universes and exclusive surprises for the players to discover!
Join a community of more than 120 million players around the world and get ready to set the dancefloor on fire with the hottest tracks, including:
- “High Hopes” – Panic! At The Disco
- “Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK
- “Rain Over Me” – Pitbull Ft. Marc Anthony
- “God Is a Woman” – Ariana Grande
- And many more!
Keep the party going with a huge catalog of 500+ songs through Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service. A one-month subscription is included with every copy of Just Dance 2020.
Not only is Just Dance 2020 a ton of fun to play with a group, it’s great exercise too. I love adding a mix of games to our collection that encourages the kids to be active.
Purchase Just Dance 2020 on Nintendo Switch.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash
Go solo or take along a few friends in this fast-paced farming frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfill orders to complete each level! Things may start out easy, but you’ll hit the beach, the farm, and even the Underworld as you progress through the game! Have you ever tried to grow crops with molten lava falling on them?! That and other obstacles await you as you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse!
The original Harvest Moon is one of my favorite games. I love simulation games. Harvest Moon: Mad Dash takes that to a whole new level. This is the game for those that get bored waiting for the traditional simulation games to progress. The Mad Dash is a very fast-paced game. You have one-minute increments to plant and harvest crops.
Ring Fit Adventure
This is one game I bought the day it came out and highly recommend. As I mentioned above, I love games that encourage action. This game I purchased for myself to get some exercise at home. It is a fun fast-paced game that you earn medals and rewards while performing exercises. Each exercise moves you further through the adventure game and you progress in the levels.
Now I challenge my son to see which of us can do the best on each level.
Purchase Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Developed by Ubisoft Paris,** Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse and hostile open world entirely playable solo or in up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Auroa, a mysterious island where the most technically advanced facilities meet wild and untamed nature. Home to tech giant and drone creators, Skell Technology, Auroa has fallen into the wrong hands and all contact has been lost. The Wolves, a lethal ex-US military unit of former Ghosts gone rogue, have taken over the island. Led by Nomad’s ex-brother-in-arms, Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, the Wolves have reprogrammed Skell’s drones into killing machines and are ready to use them, no matter the casualties.
The new Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint has a very vast map to explore. We wouldn’t expect any less than amazing and realistic graphics and they met our expectations. Due to the realistic war-like action, this game is recommended for a mature audience.
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece is an educational mode that allows players to discover and explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey free of conflict and gameplay constraints. It will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Odyssey owners or as a standalone game on Windows PC. From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, players can explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities during the Golden Age of Greece. From ancient rituals to famed statues, they will come face-to-face with legendary Greek figures and discover the truth behind the myths and legends.
While this product is advertised as a way to keep items germ free for babies, I’m featuring as an excellent gamer gift idea to keep your gaming remotes and phones sanitized! The Coral UV uses an ultraviolet C light to destroy all germs through the process of breaking down their DNA. The Coral UV can kill 99.9% of germs in just 10 minutes! Other features we love about our Coral UV include the ability to dry our sanitized items before taking them out to use them. This easy to use sanitizing machine is designed with safety in mind so the UV light stays inside the unit, not putting your family at risk for UV exposure. With the simple operation, any gamer can use the Coral UV to keep their remotes and phones free of bacteria that causes sickness.
Order your own Coral UV from Amazon today.
One lucky reader will win their own Coral UV to sanitize all your small items!