Monday, December 18, 2017

Great Gift Giving Guide for the Kid who has Everything

A slightly less complicated guide than this. 
Sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the toys the kids have.  After a few months it starts to seem like they could never need more toys than they already have and the mess starts to pile up.  

Even after you Kon-Mari the crap out of your crap, you really can't tell your kids that birthday and Christmas gifts don't give you joy anymore.  

Instead of getting more stuffed animals or dolls that pile up, I love to get gifts that we can use as a family.  Board games are something we can all do together, but I don't necessarily want to be refereeing the third hour of monopoly.  

Choosing wisely is important.  

1. Sushi Go

Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. 

This is just a cute and fun card game that all the kids can play.  I love the graphics and talking about sushi adventures while we play. 

Sushi Go! - The Pick and Pass Card Game

2. Tokaido

Each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, players will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places. At the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

This game is gorgeous and so fun to play.  I love all the rich details.  It is probably easiest for my 9 year old son to play, but my 6 year old daughter can keep up with a little help. 

Tokaido Board Game

3. Chickapig
Disclosure: I recieved a promotional copy of this game in exchange for this review.  Opinions are my own. 
A lighthearted, and interesting take on the classic game of chess, laden with chicken-pig hybrids, cows, hay bales, Chickapig offers a new approach to farm to table entertaining, with a strategic and fun board game aimed to serve as a social activity fit for all ages. 

Available online for $34.99, Chickapig is the perfect gift for anyone from a DMB music lover, to your favorite funny nephew, to your humorous best friend. Amazon has it on sale now just in time for Christmas!

We all played it together, even Lakshman.  The animals were enough to hold his attention while Avinash and I enjoyed the strategy of plotting out our moves.  I like that it encourages house rules because we removed the cow obstructions to make the game a little less complex starting out.

4. Garden Grow

This game is our new family favorite.  You get seeds, plant them in the ground and wait for them to "grow" by picking the matching color cards.  There are also garden pests and helpers. 

We do a little bit of planting in the backyard where Lakshman learned to eat green beans and peas, so it is really fun for us to do it in the game too.  Any reinforcing of food as fun is good for him.  

5. Operation

This is a classic game and I could not resist the rustic edition.  We have been playing this a lot and it was a big hit with friends on Thanksgiving.  The kids had never seen it before and it was a fun challenge.  

6. Little Feminists Puzzle

Puzzles are such a cozy and fun winter activity to do together.  Why not find some that are beautiful and meaningful?

Another gorgeously designed puzzle but with a lot more pieces.  Things get fun when you do a puzzle together over a few days and start seeing the pieces in your dreams.  Ha. 
Mudpuppy Ocean Life Puzzle (1000 Piece)

8. Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle, 1008 pieces
Avinash loves all things mythology right now thanks to Percy Jackson, so this was another fun puzzle for us to all do together.  

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Check out my other board game guide on She Knows! 

1 comment:

  1. Garden grow is fun for the whole family! It’s also very pro-vegetable!


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