With the holiday season coming up, friends and family members are getting together. And what better way to celebrate than with White Elephant, Dirty Santa, or Yankee Swap! Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry, we have compiled this list of 5 great and silly games that would be perfect for White Elephant.
Goatfish is the hilarious goat-herding card game where goats wear lederhosen, mutton do the busting, and llamas run security. A great game for ages 8 and up, Goatfish is a goat-themed card game where players win by collecting goat herds, use action cards to slow down their opponents and play defend cards to protect their goats. MSRP: 15.99
Who knew sleeping dogs and bagels could have such striking similarities? Flip cards quickly and be the first to call out “beagle” or “bagel” depending on which one is showing the most on the table. After a while, you won’t know if you are looking at a furry friend in a ball, or a yummy bread roll! The goofy card game Beagle or Bagel? offers three ways of playing to challenge your visual perception in fun and unpredictable ways! MSRP: 12.99
dude (more dude) is a game where you say “dude”. The word “dude” appears on each card in one of six different ways, with 12 dooode cards, 12 dewd cards, 12 dude. cards, 12 dude? cards, 12 tiny dude cards, and 12 tie-dyed dude cards. The goal is to quickly find matches for as many of your cards as you can. To play, you say the word “dude” as you think it should be said, based on how it appears on your card. At the same time, listen to how the other players are saying the word “dude”. Trying to figure out whether you have the same card as another player is the essence of dude. MSRP: 14.99
Superfight is party game of super powers and super problems. The game is all about arguing with your friends about ridiculous fights. The core deck contains 500 cards. 170 characters (white cards), and 330 powers and weaknesses (black cards). Players use a hand of three white cards and three black cards, and choose one of each to beat the player next to them. Then they get a random black card before fighting. Players then argue their case for why they should win, and the table votes. MSRP: 29.99
What’s your damage?! Find your clique, grab your gear, and prepare for a night of high school drama to the max with this radical card game that has jocks, preppies, geeks, and punks square off in loving homage to high school movies from the ‘80s. A fun party game for up to 12 players, OH MY GOD, STACY! has students work with their clique to play cards throughout the school day attempting to prank their fellow classmates, collect and steal gear, forge alliances, and earn cool points. Morning announcements may change the rules of play each turn, so stay chill and may the coolest kids win! MSRP: 19.99
Of course we have a ton of other game suggestions for you, so don’t be afraid to ask! We can help you find a game for any event!
Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect holiday gift for the gamer in your life? Well have no fear! We have come up with a handy guide to help you pick out the perfect gift! As of this posting, all of these games are available in store.
“Strategy Steve!” Steve is a big fan of in-depth strategy games. He loves the detail and the thought process of a complex game. For Steve, we suggest the following games:
Star Wars Outer Rim
Azul (all three!)
Nine Tiles Panic
“RPG Robbie!” Whether the “Robbie” in your life is a seasoned roleplayer or not. We have some great suggestions for you.
D&D Starter Set
D&D Players Handbook
D&D Descent into Avernus core book
RPG Players Notebook
D&D Spell Cards
Erasable RPG mat
“Cooperative Cindy!” Cindy loves to work together. She likes for everyone that she plays with to be a winner. For Cindy, we suggest the following games:
5 Minute Dungeon
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Mansions of Madness
“Little Sally and Jimmy!” Sally and Jimmy are the best kiddos in the world! They are brand new to gaming and want to learn as much as they can. We suggest the following games for them.
Ticket to Ride- First Journey
Catch the Moon
Rumble in the House
Beagle or Bagel
“Frannie Family!” Frannie is all about spending time with her family. She wants games that are good for every age. For her, we suggest the following games:
My Little Scythe
Ticket to Ride
Toy Story Deck Building Game
Bob’s Burgers Food Fight
The “Party Perkins Family!” The Perkins love to throw exciting parties! They always want their guest to have the most fun. We have some great suggestions for them:
Oh My God, Stacy!
We hope you were able to find the perfect corresponding gamer that fits the person on your list!
Support locally owned business on November 30th during Small Business Saturday.
We will have a lot of great things going on, including:
Holiday Harry Potter Puzzle Derby– Please register for this event by calling the store. Teams of no more that 4. Entry fee is $20 per team. Bonus points for Harry Potter theme team names.
Mystery Games are back! Try your hand at picking gifts for at little as $5, guaranteed to receive great gifts.
Double the Perkville Points! This is our biggest thank you to you! All purchases made on Small Business Saturday will receive double the Perkville Points. Perfect time to shop for gifts, and save up for something for yourself.
D20 Sale– Test your luck and roll at D20 at the front counter to see the percentage that will be discounted on one of your purchases. Example: Roll at 15, receive a 15% discount.
As Thanksgiving nears, we have compiled a list of 5 (in no particular order) great games to play together as the tasty food digests. These games are easy to learn and teach even the grumpiest of uncles.
Just One is a cooperative party game for 3-7 players in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!
In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to work together to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.
Dixit is a fun and silly game where players take turns being the storyteller. The storyteller looks at the images on the 6 cards in their hand. From one of these, they makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles their card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.
Push your luck…But not too far! Rack up points by playing cards to the three stacks – but watch out! You can’t repeat a color or number. Choose when to stop and score the best stack or push your luck and go for more!
In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
Which games do you like to play during the holidays?
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”