It’s December, and you know what that means: special weekend deals! If you have Christmas shopping to do, or if you’ve been eyeing one of these games for yourself, don’t miss out on these specials.
MANSIONS OF MADNESS
1-5 players, ages 14+, 2-3 hours
Mansions of Madness is an app-assisted, scenario-driven game with a rich Lovecraftian theme. Players take on the role of investigators, exploring the dark and desolate corridors of Arkham. The second edition replaces the “keeper” from the original version, making the game fully cooperative; all players win or lose together.
We recommend Mansions of Madness for experienced players who enjoy both cooperative and deeply thematic games.
1-10 players, ages 5+, varying playing times
99 pyramids, 22 games, and endless fun! Pyramid Arcade is the newest release from Looney Labs, the same team that brought you Loonacy and Fluxx. Games range from easy-to-learn fillers to brain-killing puzzles, and is one of the few games that can easily adapt to any setting.
We recommend Pyramid Arcade for just about anyone.
1-5 players, ages 10+, 10 minutes
Fuse is a light timed cooperative game in which players work together to defuse bombs placed on their ship by enemy intruders. Each player receives cards representing bombs, which require a certain combination of dice to be defused. Dice are pulled out and rolled, and players must then work together to assign them as quickly and efficiently as possible.
At just 10 minutes with scaling difficult included in the rules, Fuse is the perfect introduction to real-time games for those interested in the genre.
AIR POWERED SOCCER DISC
The future is here in the form of a hovering, padded soccer disc that’s safe to play with indoors. It also lights up. Shiny.
MONOPOLY (ALL VERSIONS)
2-8 players, ages 8+, 60-180 minutes
Monopoly now comes in a myriad of themes, including Pokémon, Doctor Who, Cthulhu, The Big Bang Theory, Halo, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and many, many more. If you’re looking for a new feel on a classic game, there’s no better time to pick up a copy for yourself or for someone on your list.