Xmas Board Games

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Board Games

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This is only a fraction of the titles we have available at the moment so do visit our site or store to see the full range on hand. If you don’t see the game you want just let us know and we can advise if it is likely to be available in time for the seasons holiday.

If you are still not sure what to get your partner, child, friend or maybe just a treat for yourself, order a Gift Voucher (online code) ready for when you spot that perfect title!

The Game Domain and GTG Games presents you with some of our top choices for Christmas gifts this year. We have chosen our games based on price, replayability and how easy it is to get playing quickly.

Stocks of games tend to run thin towards the start of December, so make sure to get your order placed in good time to secure the games you want!

All the family

CATCH THE MOON

Catch the Moon is a five star favourite at GTG Games. A simple game needing a steady hand and an eye for an angle.

Players take turns placing delicate ladders onto a growing structure as indicated by a dice with three instructional sides. As the structure grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to follow the rules, the ladder must follow the instruction on the dice, no piece of the construction must fall. ONLY USE ONE HAND!

It’s fast, it’s fun, and it is suitable for both young and veteran players.

 

TAKENOKO

In Takenoko, the players will cultivate land plots, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of bamboo (Green, Yellow, and Pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener to maintain this bamboo garden. They will have to bear with the immoderate hunger of this sacred animal for the juicy and tender bamboo.

Colourful and very replayable.

CODENAMES

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Terrific team play!

UNSTABLE UNICORNS

You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE!

But don’t get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren’t safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build your Unicorn Army as fast as you can, or be destroyed by one of your so-called friends! Seek revenge or protect your stable using your Magic! Sound easy? Not so fast. Someone could have a Neigh Card (Get it? Neigh?) and send the game into MADNESS! The first person to complete their Unicorn Army shall hereafter be known as The Righteous Ruler of All Things Magical… at least until the next game.

TICKET TO RIDE: EUROPE

Ticket to Ride: Europe takes you on a new train adventure across Europe. From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, you’ll visit great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. 

Collect and play train cards in order to place your pieces on the board, attempting to connect cities on your ticket cards. Points are earned both from placing trains and completing tickets but uncompleted tickets lose you points. The player who has the most points at the end of the game wins.

SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will not only be able to experience Nottingham as a merchant of the city, but each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff himself. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, goods that are secretly stored in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated!

EVERDELL

Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?

Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement.

while the kids are busy

BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL

Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends. A tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.

Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! 

ELDER SIGN

Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient One. Armed with tools, allies, and occult knowledge, investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs, the eldritch symbols used to seal away the Ancient Ones and win the game.

ROOT

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the ‘Riverfolk’ expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

 

DARK SOULS

The Dark Souls board game is a brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1-4 players. Prepare to die. The game features a “fast set-up, long reveal” mechanism that gets you into the game quickly and builds the location as you explore. The sense of danger is palpable as you discover new locations and the monsters that inhabit these dark places. The core combat mechanism and enemy behavior system forces deep strategic play and clever management of stamina to survive.

Dark Souls includes numerous boss and mini-boss encounters and utilizes an innovative behavior mechanism so that no two encounters are ever the same, thus giving the game near infinite replayability.

ELDRITCH HORROR

Eldritch Horror is a co-operative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world. Each Ancient One comes with its own unique decks of Mystery and Research cards, which draw you deeper into the lore surrounding each loathsome creature. Discover the true name of Azathoth or battle Cthulhu on the high seas.