2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Family Games Edition

Give the gift of game night with these unique family games that are less conventional than old school games like Monopoly or Scrabble. In our Family Game Edition Gift Guide, we have included games that can be played with multiple players for different age groups.  


In Sabobatage you’re a BOBA SHOP OWNER and your goal is to be the best shop in town by completing. By dealing cards with bubble milk tea ingredients made into cute, lovable characters… build drinks, avoid the health inspector, or sabobatage others in this fun fast casual strategic tabletop boba card game where you compete with other players to prevail as the best boba shop in town! Retails for $25 and can be purchased here: https://sabobatage.com/.

Daring Contest (Family Edition)

Like Daring Contest, but don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of your parents (or Kids)? This version keeps all the fun of Daring Contest but with a family-friendly set of dares and penalties. Available at Amazon.com for $25.00 here.


Connect with friends and family with the ALL-NEW backyard fishing game CastAway. Castaway comes with a 2ft wide by 4ft tall inflatable velcro topped game-board that can be played almost anywhere. Game-board top cover and casting objects are Veclro (hook and loop) allowing the cast to land and stick exactly where hit the board. The Castaway starter kit is $54.99 and can be purchased here: https://castawaygame.com/collections/all.

Unstable Unicorns

Unicorns is a strategic card game that will destroy your friendships but in a good way.  The game was one of Kickstarter’s top 100 most backed projects of all time and has sold over a million copies worldwide.  Unstable Unicorns won the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Toy of the Year. Available at Amazon.com for $19.97 here.

Here To Slay

Here to Slay is a fast-paced, easy to learn game that is perfect for all skill levels, whether you’re just entering the world of role-playing games or honing your masterful skills. The game was one of Kickstarter’s top 50 most backed projects of all time! This brutal and adorable game takes 30-60 minutes to play and is for 2-6 players (recommended for ages 10+). The box contains 1 standard deck of 115 cards, 6 Party Leader cards, 15 oversized Monster cards, 2 six-sided dice, and 6 rules reference cards. Available at Amazon.com for $20.00 here.

Happy Little Dinosaurs

You are a dinosaur that life repeatedly tries to punch in the face! Dodge all of life’s little disasters. You might fall into a pit of hot lava or get ghosted by your dino date, but the dino who survives it all wins the game! For two to four players, ages 8+. Retails for $18 here: https://www.unstablegames.com/products/happy-little-dinosaurs-base-game?variant=19577791466300.

Llamas Unleashed

Includes 135 new cards starring agriculture’s lankiest and most lovable livestock. But llamas aren’t the only new kid on the block. Goats, rams, and alpacas also run rampant in this witty and whimsical barnyard-themed party game. For two to eight players, ages 14+. Retails for $20 and available here: https://www.unstablegames.com/products/llamas-unleashed.

Wrong Party

In this delightfully quirky draft-style card game, compete with your friends to create the GGLOAT—that is, the Greatest Guest List of All Time—by choosing from a variety of mismatched characters and party themes. Will you host the perfect party or kill the vibe? For two to five players, ages !2+. Available for $22 here: https://www.unstablegames.com/products/wrong-party.

Runes & Regulations

A strategic card game that combines the aggressiveness of a horde of dragons with the passive-aggressiveness of a suburban unicorn. Immerse yourself in this world of magic and the mundane by summoning mythical pets and casting powerful spells, all within the comfort of your own home! For two to four players, ages 14+. Retails for $27.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.unstablegames.com/products/runes-and-regulations.

Exiled Legends

Build a team of fearsome Heroes and forge fragile alliances in this card game of strength and strategy. Many before you have been vanquished, but a select few defeated their every enemy to become Legends. For 2-5 players, Ages 14+.  Retails for $22.50 here: https://www.unstablegames.com/products/exiled-legends?variant=19577791466269.


Source: Tee Turtle, UnstableGames, Castaway Games