Stocking Stuffers For Christmas 2008
Wendy Harris
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It's that time of year already! It's time to start Christmas shopping. I'm sure that some of us could use a little help figuring out what to buy especially for stocking stuffers. Please list any game you feel would make a great stocking stuffer. Make sure to say why you think it makes a good stocking stuffer and for who. Thanks.
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Wendy Harris
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Great game for kids just learning deduction games or for adults who love deduction games and would like one that can be played quickly.cool
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2. Board Game: Go Nuts! [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:5675]
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This is a simple children's game. It is very easy for kids to understand, but still fun for parents to play with their kids.laugh
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Charles Hasegawa
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My 5-year old son and I have been playing this version of Speed a lot. I know you can get this just about anywhere and the cards are nice quality and will last through a lot of fast play. (and its small for the stocking!)
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4. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:481]
Ryan Strand
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My current favorite stocking stuffer game.

1-Good for pretty much everyone
-New or young gamers like it because it takes 2 minutes to learn.
-Experienced gamers like it because it offers interesting decisions.

2-Costs about $10-15

3-Small box will actually fit in most stockings.
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5. Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1477]
Kent Reuber
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A small 2 player abstract wargame. It's only the size of a pack of cards, and it's perfect for a teenage boy to play with Dad.
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6. Board Game: Battleground [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1743] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
Kent Reuber
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Again, only the size of a pack of cards and it allows you to play miniatures style games without miniatures. While the game comes in Starter and Reinforcement packs (which are non-collectable by the way), a single starter deck is enough to get you going. Again, good for teenage boys or Dads.

A couple of caveats:

1) The game is designed to be used with special markers. Make sure you visit an office supply place and include a proper marker in the stocking (they won't be open on Christmas Day!).

2) While it's only the size of a pack of cards, the rules aren't trivial. If you plan to play it on Christmas Day with someone, it's probably best for the person teaching it to familiarize themselves with the rules in advance. Fortunately, the rules are online at http://yourmovegames.com/

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7. Board Game: Aapep [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:12850]
Paul DeStefano
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I have to recommend this for three reasons:

It fits in a stocking, its a cheap abstract, and I designed it.

Oh, some people enjoy playing it as well.
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8. Board Game: Toss Up! [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:11567]
Wendy Harris
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Very simple push your luck dice game. This game will keep childer entertained for a long time. It can be fairly addictive for adults also. The carrying case is small and fits easily into a stocking and later in a pocket.
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9. Board Game: Swipe [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:14998]
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Yet another simple dice game with a neat carrying case. This game is easy for kids to learn and fun for them to play. While it isn't for the serious gamers, adults can have a lot of fun with it as a drinking game or a gambling game.
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