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21 Nov 2019   ·   1

20+ Gifts for Board Game Lovers Under $30

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Looking for unique gifts for board gamer lovers this holiday season? We have you covered with this Board Game Gifts Guide — and they’re all under $30 to help you stick to your gift budget!

Ultimate Gift Guide for the Board Game Lover

This Holiday Board Game Gifts Guide was thoughtfully put together by Meg on the MoneySavingMom team — who is a lifelong strategy board game player and is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest board games.

Are you looking for gifts for board game lovers this Christmas? Check out this list of unique board game gifts for all types of gamers that are sure to be a hit! And the best part about giving a board game is that it’s a gift that provides years of entertainment!

Note: Most of these games are usually less than $30, but prices do fluctuate quite a bit on board games. If one is slightly over $30, be sure to check the price history on CamelCamelCamel.com and wait for a better price — especially with Black Friday and holiday sales right around the corner! If it’s on this list, then it’s usually under $30!

Castles of Burgundy Game

Strategy Board Game Gifts

1. Castles of Burgundy — This game is like Catan on steroids, and it’s my all-time favorite strategy game. It has multiple levels and layers of strategy, and every single game plays completely differently. This is a great gift idea for an experienced strategy board gamer.

Board Game Gifts: Pandemic Game

2. Pandemic — This cooperative game is so unique and one of my favorite games to play with friends! I often find that it appeals to people who are typically “non-gamers” for some reason! It’s really unique because of the co-op factor.

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Carcassonne Game

3. Carcassonne — This is a fun little tile placing game that has quick game play. You can usually play an entire game in about 30 minutes. This is one of my favorite games to play as a two-player game, and it travels well since the game pieces are simple.

7 Wonders Game

4. Seven Wonders — This is probably my second favorite strategy game. Again, it has multiple layers of strategy and every game plays completely differently. There are two things I love about this game that differ from most complex strategy games: It has really quick play time (30-45 minutes max) and it can be played with up to 7 players. (Most complex strategy games only support up to 4 players.)

Board Game Gifts: Splendor Game

5. Splendor — This is another really fun and quick strategy game that plays in under 30 minutes. This is my go-to game on a night when I’m really craving a good strategy board game but don’t have time to invest in an hour or two of game play before bed. I now have the expansions and absolutely love it. I’ve played it over and over again, and it never gets old.

Othello Game

6. Othello — “A minute to learn…a lifetime to master!” The tagline describes it perfectly. It takes just a second to teach someone the basic premise of this game, but there’s a lot more to this game than meets the eye. If you know someone who loves strategy games like Chess where you need to be thinking rounds ahead of time, this is perfect for them. I love this quick two-player strategy game! And you could probably get kids to love this one, too!

Board Game Gifts: Azul Game

7. Azul — This is a game I picked up last year on a whim during a Black Friday sale after reading some of the reviews, and it’s turned out to be loads of fun! This is another one that “non-gaming people” still tend to really love. The tiles are beautiful and it’s a unique game — unlike anything else I have in my game closet. It’s also one that older kids could pick up on pretty easily.

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Spy Alley Game

8. Spy Alley — Oh my goodness, the fun memories I have of this unique game! I used to play this game with a group of gaming friends each week, and it was SO much fun!! It’s sort of like Clue but with an international espionage twist.

Labyrinth Game

9. Labyrinth — This is a great strategy game to play with kids or as a family. It’s super simple to learn and involves pretty basic strategy. It’s a fun one, though! I like it when I’m more in the mood for a lighthearted strategy game.

Tsuro Game

10. Tsuro — This is another great strategy game to play with kids or as a family! It’s SO much fun, really easy to learn, and a quick game play! You can also play with up to 8 players, which is SUPER fun! The more players, the more challenging this game becomes.

Board Game Gifts: Photosynthesis

11. Photosynthesis — Okay, I’ll admit I’ve never played this game. But it’s one that has been on my list to buy for a really long time. It gets amazing reviews and I’ve heard it’s pretty easy for kids to learn to play, too. I love it for the really unique game concept, and I can’t wait to play this one some day soon!

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Santorini Game

12. Santorini — This game, based on Greek mythology, plays sort of like 3-dimensional checkers. It’s a really fun and quick strategy game to play with two players! Great for kids, too!

Balderdash Game

Party Board Games

13. Balderdash — This is one of my favorite party games! It requires so much creativity and I love seeing the unique ideas people come up with! If you’re looking for a unique party game that requires quite a bit of original thought and creativity, this is a great option!! This game plays best with about 5-6 players.

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Ultimate Werewolf

14. Ultimate Werewolf — This is a super fun game to play in a crowd, and you can play with up to 10 people! The more, the merrier! Everyone is given a specific role with eyes closed, and everyone has to bluff and figure out who is who. It’s SO fun. This is one of my go-to games when a lot of people are gathered together to hang out.

Board Game Gifts: Dixit Board Game

15. Dixit — If I had to pick the most beautiful board game on the market, this would be it. The artwork in this game is just stunning, and the game play requires a lot of imagination. I always love playing this with people, because it’s so interesting to get a peek into different people’s personalities and how they view the world. It’s super easy game play, can be played with up to 6 players, and is another one that’s great for “non-gaming people.”

Farkle Dice Game

16. Farkle — This is another fun one that can pretty much be player with as many people as you have. If you have more than 10 people, you can play in teams! It’s kind of like Yahtzee with a twist (but WAY more fun).

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Catan Card Game

Stocking Stuffers for Game Lovers

17. Catan Card Game — This card game is perfect for Catan lovers, because unlike regular Catan, it can be played as a two-player game!

Dutch Blitz Card Game

18. Dutch Blitz — This is SUCH a fun card game! It’s fast-paced, competitive, and sure to get just about anyone who loves games hooked immediately. Our family has been playing this for over a decade, and we play it any time we meet up!

Collapsible Board Game Pieces

19. Collapsible Board Game Bowls — I would LOVE to receive this unique gift for board game lovers! I can’t tell you how often I pull little bowls out of the kitchen cabinet to use for game pieces when playing complex strategy games! These would be so convenient to have, and they’re easy to store since they’re collapsible!

Bananagrams Game

20. Bananagrams — Know someone who loves Scrabble? This is a fun, fast-paced twist! And it travels well. I take this on a lot of vacations to play with friends and family!

Bonus Ideas (Over $30)

Have a little extra wiggle room in your Christmas budget and willing to spend a bit more? Try one of these gifts for board game lovers:

Charterstone Game

21. Charterstone — This is the ultimate legacy board game — perfect for a longtime strategy game player who wants something different and unique. Once you enter the world of legacy games, you can’t ever go back. Legacy games are played with the same group of people over several rounds, and the game board and rules change as you play. This game is amazingly creative, innovative, and fun. I can’t sing the praises of it enough. It’s probably my favorite board game I have ever played. Ever.

Board Game Gifts: Pandemic Legacy

22. Pandemic Legacy — After playing Charterstone, I went on the search for more legacy games. And this one is another GREAT legacy game. If you love classic Pandemic, you’ll love this even more. It adds so many twists of fun and strategy!

Gifts for Board Game Lovers: Catan Game

23. Catan — No board game list could ever be complete without the classic Catan. If you know someone who is just getting intro strategy games, this is a go-to gift! If you know someone who already plays Catan frequently, I highly recommend the Cities & Knights expansion — which completely changes the game play and adds multiple additional levels of strategy. It’s my favorite way to play Catan these days!

Small World Strategy Board Game

24. Small World — This game comes from the brilliant Days of Wonder game creators and plays sort of like Risk, but involves less chance/luck and more strategy. It’s also confined to 10 rounds so that it doesn’t take a lifetime to play. 😉 Pretty much every game player I’ve ever introduced this game to fell in love with it after one round. And the artwork is super fun with all the different fantasy races (elves, orcs, dwarves, halflings, etc.).

Ticket to Ride Game

25. Ticket to Ride — While I do like this Days of Wonder game, I much prefer the Europe version for added layers of strategy. But for someone just getting started with strategy games, this is a wonderful board game to start with! I’ve gotten many people hooked on strategy games by starting them out with this one. This is also a really great game to play as a family!

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Can you think of any other great gifts for board game lovers? Let us know in the comments!

21 Nov 2019   ·   0

Old Navy: Sweatshirts & Hoodies only $10!

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Grab a new sweatshirt or hoodie for just $10 at Old Navy today!

Today only, Old Navy is offering Women’s, Girls, Toddlers, and Baby Sweatshirts & Hoodies for just $10 – both in-store and online!

This is a great time to grab one for yourself or as a gift.

Valid today only, November 21, 2019.

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
Realistic Roaring Dinosaurs

Realistic Roaring Dinosaurs only $34.99 shipped!

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These Realistic Roaring Dinosaurs are huge and would make a great gift idea for a dino lover!

Realistic Roaring Dinosaurs

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Valid through November 25, 2019.

21 Nov 2019   ·   0
Holiday Pajamas

Matching Holiday Pajamas for the Family as low as $9.98 shipped!

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Wanting to purchase matching holiday Christmas pajamas for your family? The Children’s Place has some really cute ones!

Holiday Pajamas

The Children’s Place has Holiday Pajamas for the Family for as low as $9.98 right now! Plus, shipping is free!

They even have dog and doll styles included as well.

Hurry – these will sell out quickly.

21 Nov 2019   ·   0

Essential Oils 12-Count Kit for just $10.99!

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
Fisher-Price Patient and Doctor 9-Piece Kit

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This Fisher-Price Patient and Doctor 9-Piece Kit is so cute!

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
Kid’s Puffer Coats Only $15.99

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Kid’s Puffer Coats Only $15.99

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
adidas Boys' Lite Racer Running Shoes

Academy Sports: Hot Deals on Shoes (Adidas, Converse & More!)

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This is a great time to stock up shoes from your favorite brands including Adidas, Converse and more!

adidas Boys' Lite Racer Running Shoes

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0

Reebok Men’s & Women’s Flexagon Shoes only $22.99 shipped (Reg. $55!)

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Valid through November 25, 2019.

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0

PicassoTiles 100-Piece Set Magnet Building Tiles only $44.98 shipped!

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
American Girl

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American Girl

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21 Nov 2019   ·   3

AmazonBasics AAA Alkaline Batteries 20-Pack only $4.22 shipped!

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Need new batteries? Check out these deals!

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21 Nov 2019   ·   0
Starbucks Holiday

Starbucks Happy Hour: Buy One, Get One Free Handcrafted Beverages

Looking for a frugal afternoon treat? Stop by during Starbucks Happy Hour today to get Buy One, Get One Free Handcrafted Beverages!

(Want to save more on Starbucks? Check out my post on how I justify drinking Starbucks even on a budget! Hint: I use Swagbucks to get Starbucks gift cards so I pay nothing out of pocket! 😉)

Starbucks Holiday

Starbucks is offering Buy One, Get One Free Handcrafted Beverages today, November 21st, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Valid on sizes grande or larger.

You’ll need to check your Starbucks app or inbox for this offer and show it to the barista to get this deal.

And don’t forget to sign up for Starbucks Rewards to get a free drink on your birthday, rewards and freebies, special Starbucks Happy Hour promos like this, plus more!

Psst! Did you see how this post on how to throw a Starbucks birthday party on a budget? SO cool!