Game Spotlight: The 12 Games of Christmas

Every year we at Black Knight Games take some time to consider our 12 Games of Christmas.  These are games that we believe make amazing and affordable gifts, and are just great games that you can get pretty much anyone to try.  They are typically easy to learn, fun for serious gamers and casual gamers alike, and probably fit in a stocking.  After much deliberation and consideration we have selected the following twelve games as our 12 Games of Christmas:

$22.99 – $39.99

ANOMIA

A great party game where the player that can come up with a good answer the fastest wins the duel, but careful, each duel might trigger another!
This game is available in 4 versions: Anomia, Anomia Party (more players), Anomia X (naughty version), and Anomia Kids.

Anomia can be frustrating, and delightful, and makes for a great option with higher numbers of players.

$14.99

COCKROACH POKER

In cockroach poker players offer each other cards.  When offering a card you tell you opponent what the card is, the trick is you can lie!  Uncover the bluffs of your opponents and make them pay.

Cockroach Poker is simple, but it has a great strategy.  It’s a game that kids love, but adults can enjoy too.

$19.99

DUNGEON MAYHEM

New this month, Dungeon Mayhem gives each players a ‘class’ deck, making them a cleric, barbarian, wizard, or thief.  Players take it in turns to play cards from their deck to take out their opponents, heal themselves, or do some other awesome move.  Be the last hero left standing and claim the treasure for yourself!

This game was a real treat to try for the first time.  It is clean, fun, and each game feels different.  Highly recommended for a quick dungeon experience.

$19.99ea

EXIT

Exit is a series of ‘Escape Room’ style games.  In each game you are given a complex puzzle which you must work together to complete.  Each variant of Exit has it’s own theme, puzzles, twists, and turns!  This game has about a dozen versions.

Exit is one of our favorite puzzle games.  Some are better than others, but all offer a unique experience, and are a fun way to spend an evening.

$39.99

EXPLODING KITTENS

Exploding Kittens is a silly card game where at the end of your turn you draw a card, and if it’s an exploding kitten you are out!  Luckily you have a hand full of cards to manipulate the deck in different ways to make sure you aren’t the one that draws it!  This game has three variants including a Party Edition, and an NSFW version.

Exploding Kittens has been one of our best selling games, and it’s easy to see why.  It’s fun, silly, has some strategy, and the art is hilarious!

$39.99

GET PACKING

In Get Packing you have to try and fit all the pieces for a vacation in to your suitcase before your opponents.  It is a simple puzzle concept that is executed brilliantly!

Get Packing is both a fun yet frustrating game, but also it can make a great solo puzzle.  Also, Jay thinks he’s the best at it, challenge him next time you’re in and take him down a peg!

$22.99

GORUS MAXIMUS

Gorus Maximus may look like a bloody mess, and it is, but it is also a clever and charming trick-taking game!  The game includes some innovations that allow for a gameplay experience that is unique, and allows for more players than most games of its kind.

Gorus Maximus is made by a Canadian company, and it features a very unique blend of old-school gameplay, and new-school style.  And the art is bloody brilliant!

$24.99

KINGDOMINO

Kingdomino won game of the year in 2017.  It is a fast, affordable, and easy-to-learn euro game.  It blends the tile-laying of Carcassonne with the drafting of 7 Wonders and it is extremely re-playable, and easy to get on the table.

Kingdomino might be the best game value to price we have in the store.  It’s an instant classic and should be in everyone’s collection.

$29.99

MINI DIVER CITY

Mini Diver City is a coop card game.  In it players collectively try to save the island animal species from rampant development, tourism, and industry.  This game merges concepts from Pandemic with the hidden-hand element from Hanabi.

Mini Diver City is a great new cooperative game.  If you’re someone that loves games like Pandemic – this game provides that type of gameplay in a quick and easy package.  It is a very new game we are very excited about.

$17.99

SPOT IT!

Spot It! is a perennial best seller for a reason.  It is a fast see-it-first game where the first person to see the matching pair wins.  It is fun, fast, and great for kids and adults alike.  This year it was re-packaged in to an even more affordable game!

As a kid I loved competitive brain-teaser games.  Spot It! is one of the best selling games worldwide for a reason, everyone loves it!

$16.99

TIMELINES

In Timelines players draw a card to add to the board, on which is an invention, event, or moment in history.  They have to look at the cards that are already in the timeline, and fit the card in to the sequence.  There are four new-printing variants of Timelines, and you can merge them all together if you like!

Timelines blends fun casual fun with learning making it a favorite of educators and parents.  It’s one of those games where you don’t realize you’re learning because it’s so fun!

$32.99

UNSTABLE UNICORNS

Unstable Unicorns is a card-collecting game where the goal is to have the most unicorns in your stable.  The problem, of course, is that everyone keeps messing with each others collection!  The cards are charming, the art is adorable, and the quality is high.

This game might be this year’s breakout hit.  If you liked Exploding Kittens, but want something a bit different, give this beauty a try!

Don’t forget, if you get ANY of our 12 Games of Christmas by the end of December, you will be entered in to our Holiday Draws, where four lucky gamers will win $50.00 BKG Gift Cards!

Happy Gaming!

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