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Christmas Gift Ideas – Board Games

Why not make one of this years gifts one that will give the family some quality time and fun during the holidays? Board games might end up giving the whole family some great memories. Here are a few examples of fun board games from our product finder.

Froggy Boogie

The concept of Froggy Boogie is inspired by the ability of parents to have eyes in the back of their heads, and knowing everything the kids are doing. So in this game the frog kids are supposed to get around the board, which of course is a pond, without being detected by the adult.

Skills needed for playing are color recognition and memory skills. The game is for children age four and up.

Lutso – Is a brain game which older kids will love, as they take turns placing their marbles strategically on the board. At the same time they’ll have to look out for marble patterns that matches one of their shapes, and watch out not to make patterns that fits the opponents shapes.

Marrakech Game – a fictional rug market, that teaches strategy and decision making. The players take turn rolling the dice and moving the market organiser, Assam. If Assam stops on free space the player can place one of their rugs on the space. If he stops on an opponent’s rug though, the player will have to pay the owner of rug owner some money. The idea is to have most rugs places on the board at the end of the game.

 

Woodzies – Handmade Tree Block Game

I just came across this adorable handmade childrens’ game on Etzy.

Woodzies is a tree block game, made by wooden branches from the forests of British Columbia in Canada. The tree blocks are sanded down and given beveled edges. The bark is left on to adorn the blocks. Each game contains 12 tree blocks, and one hand felted woolen critter.

There are three games to chose from – each containing either the grey rabbit Bun-Bon, the pink chipmunk Chipy, or the blue bird Birdy Boo. All 12 piece games cost 45.00 USD.

Extra critters are also available. They cost 29.95 USD each, and come with their very own tree block.

Wooden Games and Toys by Alexander Girard

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Girards wooden toys and games are the kind of things you buy because you just cant take your eyes off of it.

Except for the obvious uses of these toys, any of Girards toys would also work nicely as ornamental pieces. Exploring the wonderful detailed decorations of each toy and game could occupy a baby or toddler for ages, and the lovely colors and shapes will work nicely as decoration in any nursery.

The lovely colors and shapes makes Girards wooden toys something a toddler might wish to try and eat, so keep an watchful eye on any hungry toddler playing with them!

Having said that it should be mentioned that the materials used for all items are non-toxic, so a little gnawing would only be hurtful to your wallet, as each toy costs quite a bit!

The Alexander Girard Memory Game costs 320,00 USD, the Alexander Girard Puzzle costs 250,00 USD, the Alexander Girard Blocks costs 120,00 USD and the Alexander Girard Nativity Game costs 410,00 USD but they’re absolutely beautiful!

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HaPe’s Pandabo Bamboo Balancing Game

HaPe’s Pandabo balancing game is easy to learn, decorative and made of bamboo which is a sustainable material. The game is recommended for age four years and older, and works after the same principles as Mikado. Everyone tries to balance the sticks on top of the panda, and if the sticks fall when you are building, you lose the game. The last one still stacking wins.

The game includes one panda, 24 sticks, of three different shapes and a dice.

Pandabo has received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2006 and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award 2006. You can buy it at Amazon.com (AL) for 14.95 USD.