With Christmas less than a week away, last-minute shopping is in full force! One gift category that I've always struggled to buy are Stocking Stuffers. Back when I was a kid, our stockings would be filled mostly with Halloween-sized chocolate bars, an orange, and occassionally a scratch lottery ticket. Nowadays, stockings seem to be stuffed with actual gifts!
With that in mind, I've assembled a list of potential Stocking Stuffers that Board Gamers will love. These gifts are all inexpensive (under $10 at the time of writing) and are available with Amazon Prime shipping so they should arrive in time - as long as you don't order too late! In no particular order, here are our 5 Stocking Stuffers for Board Game Lovers:
Great for long flights, road trips or just a quick game, this miniature chess set is a perfect way to enjoy chess without the hassle of setting up a large board. Making it even better, this set is magnetic, so you won't lose any pieces on the floor!
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We've already told you why you need to own Cards Against Humanity. But if you or someone in your family already does, expanding the selection of cards makes the game even more of a riot! There are a lot of Cards Against Humanity Expansion Packs available, so which one should you pick? I'm a big fan of the 90s Nostalgia Pack (pictured above), but if you are looking for something holiday themed, check out this Holiday Expansion Pack.
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A few weeks ago, we pitted the three competing Mouth Piece Games against each other and declared a winner. One thing we noted was that some of the games come with more cheek retractors than others. As well, not all of the games come with a variety of sizes of mouth pieces. Getting a spare set of cheek retractors in a variety of sizes will let even more players enjoy the fun! Side note: for a low-budget variation on the game, you could just buy cheek retractors and make up your own phrases!
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There's nothing worse than losing the dice that come with a board game. Filling each family member's stocking with a few dice from this 10-pack will give everyone a spare in case one gets lost. Note: not recommended for younger stockings as dice could be a choking hazard.
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Monopoly Deal is a self-contained card game that mimics some of the elements of the classic board game. We already broke down all the best Monopoly Editions that you can give this year, but this is definitely the only one that will fit in a stocking! Extra points for the estimated game length of 15 minutes, so there won't be any multiple day games with this Monopoly.
Buy Monopoly Deal on Amazon today