Gift Guide

Board Games Gift Guide

by Serban, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall

November 19 2020

You need to find a gift for a friend of yours and you need to do so fast. You have no clue what to get them, but you know they like board games. What’s the solution? Funny you ask: we are. Choose a budget and browse our board game gift guide below for the perfect gift.

This article is the second entry in our gift guide series. If your friend likes D&D more than they do casual board games, check out our previous blog post.

All of us have, at one point or another, experienced this. Buying gifts ain’t that easy. But, if you want to give your board gaming friend something to dote on, we’ve got your back. And don’t worry about not having a massive budget. We’ve included quite a wide price range. Not to mention, your wallet can rest tonight, as a ton of our games boast massive discounts, courtesy of Black Friday.

1. The Acquaintance (~50 lei)

If you’re on a budget or the person you’re buying a gift for isn’t THAT good of a friend, you could buy them a small board game. It’ll show you care enough to know they partake in the hobby, but, ya know…

Squire for Hire

The smallest a game can get. It’s a tile laying game, and can be played solo!

Squire for Hire

Age of War

A short and sweet dice game! It’s simple, yet quite intense.

Age of War

Story Cubes

You roll dice, then you make up a story on the spot based on the results.

Story Cubes

Sushi Go!

A game that teaches you math through sushi!

Gaia Project board game

Sprawlopolis

A cooperative drafting game about building a magnificent city.

Sprawlopolis

2. The Hobby Bro (~100 lei)

This guy has played a fair share of board games in his time. You’ve even played together quite a few times. One thing’s for sure, he loves board games.

Bang

A fast-paced party game set in the wild west. Only one will survive.

Bang

Unstable Unicorns

A sweet party game with cute art, in which you’re gonna try to gather 7 unicorns, before any of your friends do.

Unicorns

Tiny Epic Tactics 

A small game of varying strategy. It can be played with 1-4 players and it includes class-based fighting with an interactive 3D terrain.

Tiny Epic Tactics

We’re Doomed

A time-based challenge of escaping from a doomed planet.

We're Doomed

Pulsar 2849

A game of galactic strategy with dice drafting.

Pulsar 2849

3. The Best of Friends (>100 lei)

For the best for friends, you should get the best of gifts. You know they love you, so you won’t settle for anything less than excellent.

Betrayal Legacy

A legacy game set in a haunted house, filled with great horror elements.

Betrayal Legacy

T.I.M.E. Stories

A cooperative narrative game centered around time travel.

TIME Stories

Crusader Kings

A wargame set in medieval Europe.

Crusader Kings

Arkham Horror

A narrative cooperative fight against eldritch evils!

Arkham Horror

Riverboat

A eurogame that lets you slowly build your economic setup.

Riverboat

Bonus idea

We hope that all these suggestions were helpful, but if you’re still looking for something else, we have one more idea for you:

The Guild Hall Gift Cards

If you’re not sure what board games they already have in their collection, then a gift card is always a good idea. They come in 3 flavours: 50 lei, 100 lei, and 200 lei.

Well, that about does it for the gifts you could get a board game enthusiast. If you still didn’t find something you deem truly worth it, worry not! You can find plenty of other board games up for grabs in our online shop. And the best part? We can deliver them anywhere in Romania, just a few clicks away.

P.S.: If board games are not your cup of tea, don’t worry! We’ll release some gift guides on both wargames and MTG, soon.

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