Collection: J and J News Stand

ūüéĄ Holiday Gift Guide 2023 ūüéĄ


The holidays are right around the corner and as the year winds down, our thoughts turn to friends and family to brighten their seasons with memorable and useful items. Use our gift guide to find the perfect board game or role playing game this year!

From our family to yours we wish you a warm holiday season. 


Here are our¬†recommended gifts this Holiday Season to bring family and friends closer together! ‚õĄ


For the Family:    On a Scale of One to T Rex


Are you tired of spending evenings in front of the TV, each family member glued to their own device? It's time to bring back the joy of spending quality time together as a family. And what better way to do that than with a family board game night with an easy to learn game? This game is perfect for the whole family, 2-8 Players, learn in 5 minutes or less. 

Click here to purchase: On a Scale of One to T Rex 


For the Get Together:    Dexterity Jane


Tired of playing Cards Against Humanity? Try out something new and exciting at your Holiday Party this season. How fast can you fold your fingers? Dexterity Jane is a quick exciting game that brings fun to any gathering for 2 to 9 players. 

Click here to purchase: Dexterity Jane


For the Holiday Party:    Confident?


CONFIDENT? is a highly entertaining party game, for 2 to 30 players, where you answer questions like "how many slices are there in a loaf of bread?". You don't need to guess the exact answer, but fall within the range! This game ensures laughter at your party! And it stands out from other games with its unique questions. 

Click here to purchase Confident?


Easy to Learn:    Let's Dig for Treasure 

It's tough to choose just one Steven Rhodes game, but this year we selected Let's Dig for Treasure. With incredible artwork, easy rules, and quick gameplay, it's a game that's both accessible and provides hours of fun! Each game lasts 10 to 20 minutes, and is suitable for 2 to 5 players. 


Click here to purchase Let's dig for treasure 


For Those Who Love NASA:    Noobs in Space

This is a fast, enjoyable, and goofy game where 3 to 5 players use minimal communication to complete tasks. It's a quick pick up game where you'll have a blast with your friends.

You are a team of newbie astronauts sent on an actual mission in an actual spaceship in actual outer space! Exciting, right? It would be...if any of you actually knew what you were doing. Would have been nice to have at least one experienced pilot on board, but now that you're here, you'll just have to figure it out as you go along.


Click here to purchase Noobs in Space


For Those Who Love Arcade:    PAC-MAN: The Card Game 

Like the arcade game PAC-MAN the Card Game is a colorful and simple game with mass appeal. It's a brand new PAC experience that will quickly get you hooked. Play this game with 2 to 8 players. 


Click here to purchase PAC-MAN: The Card Game


For the Competitive Group:    Inheritors 

In the dark of the night, whispers spread throughout the court: "The King is dead!"

Inheritors is a 2 to 4 player open drafting, hand management card game. As one of the King's Inheritors, you will seek influence among five clans, spy on your competitors, and tip the courts in your favor to win your rightful place on the throne. Inheritors provides a big game experience in a small box you can take with you anywhere. Let the games begin!


Click here to purchase Inheritors


For Those Who Love the Zoo: Ark Nova

In Ark Nova, you and up to three others, will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.


This game impresses with a Board Game Geek Rating of 8.5. It is designed for serious gamers and revolves around building a scientifically driven zoo. Players will need to manage various aspects, such as end game bonuses and tracks. This game weighs nearly 6 pounds!

Click here to purchase Ark Nova


For the Story Teller:    Sleeping Gods 

In Sleeping Gods, you and up to 3 friends become Captain Sofi Odessa and her crew, lost in a strange world in 1929 on your steamship, the Manticore. You must work together to survive, exploring exotic islands, meeting new characters, and seeking out the totems of the gods so that you can return home.

 Another amazing hit of the past couple of years, we can't recommend this game enough! This currently sits at 8.3 on the Board Game Geek Score, and it deserves every point. This campaign style, cooperative, narrative game really brings your friends together for HOURS of fun! If you like adventure, great plot, and memorable characters, this game is for you! 

Click here to purchase Sleeping Gods


For the Ones Who Love Chaos:   Sea of Thieves: Voyage of Legends

The official tabletop adaptation of the hit video game, Sea of Thieves: Voyage of Legends is an Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate competitive game for 2-4 players. From fulfilling bounties and following treasure maps, to raiding forts and boarding ships to steal their loot, players live the life of a nefarious pirate as they compete to earn the title of Pirate Legend before their rivals. Battle hostile skeletal foes, creatures of the sea, and other players who may just turn on you. 

Click here to purchase Sea of Thieves: Voyage of Legends


For Those Who Love to Fight:    Monster Hunter World: Wildspire Waste

In this cooperative arena combat board game for 1 to 4 players set in an open world, it‚Äôs not you who dictates the flow of battle, but the monster you hunt ‚ÄĒ and each one is wildly different. The more monsters you slay, the better the weapons you can craft, the bigger the monsters you can hunt. This game has large, detailed miniatures, which can be painted.¬†

Click here to purchase Monster Hunter World: Wildspire Waste


For Those Who Love CATAN:    The Quacks of Quedlinburg


This is an excellent push your luck game that will bring a lot of variety to your weekly game night. 

Players¬†‚ÄĒ or your quack doctors ‚ÄĒ¬†¬†who have their own bag of ingredient chips¬†making their own secret brew. During each round, they simultaneously draw chips from their bags and add them to their pots. The higher the face value of the drawn chip, the further it is placed in the pot's swirling pattern, increasing how much the potion will be worth. Push your luck as far as you can, but if you add too many cherry bombs, your pot will explode! This game lasts 60 minutes and is for 2 to 4 players.¬†

Click here to purchase The Quacks of Quedlinburg 


For Those Who Love Strategy:     Beast

For 2 to 4 players, Beasts requires you to either cooperate every step of the way if you play as a hunter, or skillfully outmaneuver your opponents if you play as a Beast. On their own, hunters are never stronger than the Beast. Only when hunters communicate, strategize and combine their actions can they bring down the Beast before it’s too late. 

Click here to purchase Beast.


For the White Elephant Gift:    Clue Signature Collection

The Clue Signature Collection board game is a giftable, gorgeous edition of the popular family board game. With its elegant design and high-quality components, this display-worthy version of the Clue game is designed to be a family favorite for generations to come. In this premium edition, keep suspicions a secret and see new angles of the mansion with notepad shields. This game supports 2 to 6 players and takes 30 to 40 minutes to play. 

Click here to purchase Clue Signature Collection

Previous Creepy & Creatively Spooky Board Games for Halloween

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.