December’s Top 13 | Games & Toys for the Whole Family
For many, the holidays are synonymous with together time and if you’re lucky, you have plenty of it, too! That’s why this month’s Top 13 is full of all our favorite games and toys to enjoy whether you’re hanging with kids, friends, grandparents and beyond. So, play all the way through the holidays to find yourself more rested and joyful in advance of hitting that 2022 hustle.
Dava’s Picks: Founder and Chief Creative Officer
- For the adult “kids” I’d grab a glass of your favorite beverage and a deck from Cards Against Humanity. The original game and all their add on decks are a little bit bad and a lot to get to know you goodness.
- In my family puzzles are part of the holidays and thank you designers for coming up with some more modern images to piece together. My favs include the retro modern designs from Piecework Puzzles and the challenging gradient designs from Areaware. Clear a table, gather your loved ones and get connected.
Andre’s Picks: Associate Creative Director
- If you’re like me and love collaborative games that are highly replayable, but have twists, turns, suspense and a bit of scariness to it, then Betrayal at House on the Hill is the game for you and your friends. Part Clue, part Scooby Doo, part Tabletop RPG, that will keep the players on their toes throughout the game.
Jane’s Picks: Sr. Strategist, Writer and Project Manager
- I just can’t get enough of Game of Things. We played every Wednesday in grad school and it just keeps getting better the more you get to know your opponents!
Brenna’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
- This game brings me back to late nights staying up late with friends and family. Once you find your Bananagrams team, you’ll never go back!
Haley’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
- Kids against Maturity, a fun family game that tests how well your kids know you. You will be laughing all night long with the family.
- Catan, a game we just can’t get enough of on family game night. Whether you are after world domination or a little family competition, this will be sure to bring hours upon hours of fun.
Suzanne’s Picks: Operations Leader
- Round up the whole family for this fun collaborative game! Finders Seekers is an adventure-mystery game that takes you to an international location to solve a case. If hooked after your case, there’s a subscription option where a new game is delivered each month!
Elaine’s Picks: Designer
- Uncommon Goods is a one stop shop for gifts with a twist! Turn your favorite photo into a painting that you and your family can recreate with their Custom Paint-by-Number Kit. Or dive into their collection of unique puzzles like the beautiful geode to cat and dog madness. The creativity is endless!
Meb’s Picks: Designer
- Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, a simple card game that you’ll actually enjoy instead of play out of obligation.
- All of Us Crayons are the perfect size for little hands to grasp, and let you represent and celebrate the beauty of all skin tones.
Xiaoxiao’s Picks: Junior Designer
- Have fun balancing these faceted, stone-size designer blocks to create unique combinations and sulptures. If you want to challenge your fine motor skills, build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®.
Zili’s Picks: Designer