The holiday season is finally here… Do you need a few new games to play with your kids, family, or friends? The following products are at the top of our list, and for good reason. They’re exciting and entertaining, and there are options for every age level, too! So take a look at the games below and grab a few favorites to add even more cheer to this time of year.
Just pick 10 dice in one color and start rolling! Rolling all of the same numbers is your aim, and you have as many chances as you need to do it.
#2: Hedgehog Haberdash
The hedgehog children are playing dress-up. They want to have big spines in their favorite colors. To do this, the players need to draw leaves with the right colored points out of the leaf bag, but be careful! The wind can blow the leaves around so that even leaves you thought were safely yours fly away again! The first player to completely decorate their hedgehog with leaves in their color wins the game.
Dragomino is the children's version of Kingdomino designed by Bruno Cathala and Marie et Wilfried Fort and illustrated by Maëva Da Silva and Christine Deschamps. Players build their ''kingdom'' and as they match different landscapes and try to collect as many eggs as possible.
#4: Storytime Chess
Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, custom chess pieces, and a unique chessboard. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess to children in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn.
#5: Rory’s Story Cubes
Housed in a compact box, Story Cubes are perfect for telling stories wherever you go. Take them traveling, to school, camping, or even to the restaurant and tell a story while you wait.
- Recommended age: 8+
- Rory's Story Cubes: The Original – Timeless Toys Chicago
#6: Not It! Castle Land
When the King rolls the 3 dice out of the castle door you must find a card in your hand that does not match… the more cards you find in one game the more likely you are to WIN!
#7: Dr. Biscuits’ Radical Road Trip
60 fantastic games to play in your car! Everything you need for a fun-filled road trip is in this magical little box that fits under the seat! It includes a dry-erase marker and scoreboard under the lid, a spinner, and a spiral-bound book that houses all the games.
#8: Pancake Monster
Feed the Giant Monster his favorite food, but be careful... you never know when he’ll bite back! Players take turns placing a pancake card inside its mouth, and pressing the button as many times as there are toppings on the pancake. After a random number of times, the spring mechanism will trigger and the monster will safely pop up — swallowing the player's arm! Be the first to stack all your pancakes onto his tongue without the Monster biting you. It’s a chomping good game and it doubles as a pop-up hamper!
#9: Secret Squad
This hilarious party game is a tangled web of deduction and disguise! All players are secretly assigned a color squad, and then answer a series of yes or no questions. Using each player’s clues, can you figure out who's on your squad? If you know your friends, the winner will be no secret!
- Ages 12+
- Secret Squad – Timeless Toys Chicago
#10: Happy City
Become the mayor of your own mini-metropolis! Buy buildings to attract residents, increase their happiness, and earn an income. But plan carefully! You'll need money to grow, but only the satisfaction of your citizens counts towards your final score. Strike the perfect balance to build the happiest city in town!
- Ages 10+
- Happy City – Timeless Toys Chicago
So, what game is on your list this year? Is it for you, your family, or your next game night with friends? Grab your favorite from Timeless Toys and let us know how it goes — we’re pretty confident you’ll have loads of fun!