5 Reasons Board Games Make the Best Gifts
by Serban, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall
December 3, 2020
Alright, Christmas is coming up and although it may seem like it’s still far away now, you’ll most likely end up with less than a day to find a gift for your workplace Secret Santa raffle. So, to prepare you for that moment, here are 5 reasons why board games make the best gifts.
5. They vary in price, but not necessarily in quality!
While yes, the gifts are not for you, the price tag on them is, and sometimes you are limited by a budget. One could say the same thing for clothes, fancy dinners, or about anything else, but there’s a big difference: quality. The difference between a 50 RON board game and a 250 RON board game is not necessarily quality, but rather size. If you’re running low on cash, buying someone a small board game is a great way to show you put in some interest. For perspective, take a look at the Escape Cards series, which is made up entirely of amazing mystery games all just under 50 RON. If you’re looking for a quick and easy gift, this is the one.
4. They are LITERALLY for everyone
Whether you buy them for your little cousin or a friend in their 40s, board games can provide fun for anyone. Unlike video games that might require technological equipment (and in some cases might even be seen as “too violent”), board games are a varied bunch of cardboard bits and pieces that only require a table, making it an easygoing experience for everyone. Here’s an example of a game for kids and adults alike: Fireball Island – a game all about dodging fireballs and taking pictures on a dangerous island.
3. Time is the best gift of all
You can always buy someone a pair of jeans or a nice watch, but one thing that’s impossible to buy is time. Quality time is especially hard to find, and that is why we love board games. They’re a collective experience that inevitably brings people together, even if those same people spent the better part of the night arguing about politics or the latest news. In a way, they’re just an excuse to spend more time together with the people we love, which is always a great thing. Speaking of time, check out T.I.M.E. Stories – a great board game centered around time travel!
2. They’ll get your brain going
Although some of our readers might be well past school or even university, fun means of learning are always a good thing. Not to mention how vital such means are for children. If you’re trying to find the perfect gift for a kid, board games are a great middle-ground between fun and problem-solving. If you’re particularly interested in educational games, you can check out that exact category in our online shop and find the best of the best. One such game is Ubongo, which tests the pattern recognition and reaction speed of the players, making it perfect for the younglings!
1. They are just plain fun
It’s really just that easy. With so much going on right now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and forget to relax and have fun. We at The Guild Hall have always preached about taking some breaks and just playing for a while. You can always buy a new suit for work or a new pair of slippers, but sometimes all you need is plain fun. Like, for example, chucking avocados at people in an all-out brawl. Yes, there’s a game about that. It’s called Throw Throw Avocado and it might just be the most fun thing in the entire universe. The ENTIRE universe.
And those are the 5 reasons why we think board games are the best gifts one could possibly give (and/or get). We hope we convinced you as well! If we did, be sure to check out our online shop and buy whatever suits your fancy, or maybe your friend’s. And have fun giving gifts!
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