The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start (or, finish) your holiday gift shopping. If you’ve got someone interested in board games on your list this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up plenty of the most popular board games available for your perusal below.
Board games have seen an incredible resurgence, largely in part to so many people spending more time indoors over the past few years. And, with just about every genre available including cooperative, strategy, family, party, horror, and more, there’s surely a board game that will satisfy those on your shopping list this year. Check out our recommendations for the best board games to pick up this holiday season.
Must-Have Board Games Gifts for 2022
If you’re looking for the most popular board games that are sure to be on many shopping lists this year, we’ve got you covered below.
Dune: Imperium is the first new board game based on the classic novels in more than 40 years! The strategic game blends deck-building with worker placement as you try to outwit your opponents and take control in Frank Hebert’s iconic universe.
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Based on the massively popular Gloomhaven board game, Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion serves as a prequel that can be played as an expansion to the main game, or as a standalone dungeon-crawling experience that up to four players can brave together.
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
This cooperative board game allows up to four players to work together to survive on a deserted island. You’ll need to build shelter and survive against danger as you work to complete various scenarios in this immersive storytelling experience.
Best Board Games For Adults Gifts
Adult board games are designed for those looking for a deeper, more strategic experience.
Best Board Games For Families Gifts
These board games are great for the entire family and offer a great entry point for younger audiences to get into the hobby.
Best Party Board Games Gifts
Party board games are great options for groups of people and often include social deduction themes or quick rounds of fun.
Best Horror Board Games Gift
Horror board games offer equal parts mystery and thrill, and are a great choice for those looking for a slightly spooky experience.
Best Cooperative Board Games Gifts
Cooperative board games require you to work with your teammates, rather than against, to achieve your goals.
Best Board Games Gifts Under $50
While many of the items on this page are under $50, these are some of the best options that can appeal to a wide audience.
For even more holiday gift ideas, check out our roundup of all the best Marvel gifts, or check out the rest of our relevant gift guides below.