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Board games rank as one of the most popular family traditions, probably even played by your cavemen ancestors…anyone for a game of Go Fish with real fish as the prize? As a result, when you’re searching for gifts for board game lovers, from toddler to senior, these choices can make the perfect gift. Whether it’s a gift idea for someone just learning to read or an ideal option for your retired grandmother to introduce to her Bridge pals, check out these elegant (and let’s be honest, some crass) gifts for board game lovers below that can either make a present to be treasured for years or the hit at their next party.

1. Adacio Latice Strategy Board Game - The popular new family...

Know a couple who pride themselves on having every board game ever invented? Welcome to Latice: a brand-new board game that has become a runaway best board game 2017 seller. Your lucky recipients will refine the art of strategy as they learn to love Latice’s simple rules and surprisingly complex strategies!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $19.45

2. Hasbro Scrabble Deluxe Edition Board Game, Ages 8 and up...

Board games come and go when it comes to popularity rankings – with one big exception. We're talking Scrabble, of course! Still one of the most popular board games of 2017. While the younger kids can learn about having fun with words by playing Scrabble, consider this board game gift idea for older folks on your list. Visiting someone in a nursing home with a Scrabble game in hand can give you and that special elder person in your life hours of peaceful fun.

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $42.99 $36.38

3. Jenga Classic Game

Speaking of classic gifts for board game lovers of all ages, consider Jenga. This inexpensive board game can provide hours of fun for kids as young as six-years-old as well as adults, making it one of the best family board games. Just one warning: Remember the exploding kittens card game? Well, your kitten or puppy may find Jenga great fun as well.

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $14.99 $10.26

4. What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game

'Tis the season for throwing parties. If you're seeking a gift idea for a host with the most, this party game takes the concept of best board games for adults to a new level. Memes aren't just for Twitter, as this clever game proves.

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $29.99

5. Days of Wonder Ticket To Ride

Attention all geography lovers: this game is for you! Players compete by building trains from one city to another in a race to cover the most distance. Best of all, you can never really be sure who’s in the lead until the game is over so players will have to give it their all if they want to win. Fans of the North American map can also expand the fun with additional games that map out Asia, Africa, the UK, and so many more!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $49.99 $44.99

6. Zombicide Base Game

If you’re looking for a unique party game, then look no further! Fans of the hit series The Walking Dead will love this Zombie-centric strategy game. Offering several different levels of game play and a multitude of expansion packs, this game pits everyone against a common enemy (the zombies) in a race to finish line. This game will have your heart pumping and your brain working over time!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $89.99 $86.23

7. Cards Against Humanity

If you’ve ever wanted to see the worst side of your friends, this game will show you just that! Coined by the creators as “A party game for horrible people,” this card game will have you rolling with laughter and wincing with disgust. After you’re played the base game, add to the fun with more than a dozen hilarious expansion packs. Warning: appropriate for ages 17+!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $25.00

8. Exploding Kittens Card Game

We came for the kittens and stayed for the goats. If you're seeking a family board game for a clan who includes kids age 7 and up, this card game is a winner for everyone in the group. You won't even need catnip to lure them to play.

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $19.99

9. The Baby Boomer Retirement Game

The “Baby Boomer” demographic was born between the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. While some of them are still hard at work and others enjoying a life of leisure, they all share an interest in retirement. This board game will have them reliving their years from the swinging sixties to swinging on their hammock enjoying retirement.

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10. Bezier Games One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Who’s a good guy? Who’s a bad guy? This 10-minute party game will keep everyone guessing! Everyone has a unique roll and the rules are simple and you’ll need all your powers of persuasion to come out on top of this awesome party game. It’s also a great ice breaker to boot!

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11. Bezier Games Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition

…and for those looking for a more complex version of this classic game, there’s the Ultimate edition which takes place over several rounds and can be played by up to 75 people!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $24.99 $12.50

12. Arcane Wonders Sheriff of Nottingham

Think you can talk your way out of any situation with ease? Then this game is for you! A social game of bluffing, bribery and negation, players must use their intellect and social skills to smuggle in extra goods. As the game progresses each person has the chance to play as the Sheriff to shutdown any contraband. The player with the most loot at the end wins!

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $34.99 $23.99

13. Pressman Charades for Kids

Coming up with a gift idea for kids can turn into the biggest challenge for those who don't have children. You want something that won't make their parents wince (remember the year that you gave the toddler indelible ink for Christmas?) while delighting the youngsters. This board game puts a new, child-friendly twist on the creative art of charades.

Buy Now / View Info on Amazon $15.99 $11.17

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