Before we all had smart phones and tablets and, well, grown up lives, playing board games with your family over the holidays was probably a given. Remember all those hours of Battleship, Sorry!, and Pictionary? They were fun, family bonding experiences — even if your dad nearly table-flipped over a game of Monopoly. But, let's face it, it was mostly fun because you were 12 and didn't have anywhere else to be.
So, now that you're all grown up and can spend the hours before Santa comes boozing, playing a couple rounds of Guess Who? doesn't seem as appealing. I feel you. But playing games with your family can still equal a good time (and no one would blame you for breaking out the wine) — you just have to find the right ones.
Your video game-obsessed nephew will probably appreciate all the RPG elements of this game. It’s a good game for beginners and hardcore game players alike.
Munchkin Deluxe, $20.99, amazon.com