Jennifer Stone on the AlwaysLearning list, December 2008:
Responding to the earlier post with a game question made me think about how wonderful it is to give games for Christmas and the holidays. A game is something that can be shared and played by many people, bringing families and friends together for quality time. I thought I would make a few posts over the next week or so and introduce some of the lesser known, but still very popular games that make great gifts for anybody.By wiz8mom on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 08:53 pm:
Please, please check out the following links for boardgames. I see so many people here who say how much they love boardgames, but are limited to what can be found in the stores. There is a whole world of boardgames out there that are AWESOME for kids and families, but are not available through mainstream stores. Companies such as Ravensburger, Avalon Hill, Mayfair Games and Days of Wonder produce excellent family and kids games. My favorite online retailer for boardgames is timewellspent.org. They have great prices and wonderful service and are a family-owned business. Check out what they have available by clicking on the links at the top of the page — you can see games by category and can see all kids games listed or all family games listed, etc.
Our favorite family games:
CartagenaFamily Games for ages a little older:
SamuraiOur favorite two-player games: boardgamegeek.com. They have a massive database of games and you can search for any game, information, rules if available, pictures, and ratings. I highly recommend checking out the boardgamegeek. You can even find games from your childhood - ahh, those memories!
I've been a boardgamegeek for years and would love to see some more like-minded addicts!
Some games to play online (and in some cases you might be inspired to buy the real-boardgame or real-cards version):