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26 Best Board Game And Tabletop Gifts For 2021

Shopping for a fan of tabletop games? Here are the best board games and accessories to surprise them with this Christmas.


Board games have become one of the best tools for organizing a social event around your table. Growing in popularity over the last couple of years, there's a game for every taste, ranging from classic Monopoly to more exotic fare set against the vast backdrop of the cosmos. Legacy games like Gloomhaven and Pandemic can last multiple sessions, asymmetrical war games like Root will test your tactical skills, and there's always a Kickstarter campaign ready to make you fall in love with the hobby all over again when a title like Fog of Love gets crowdfunded.

If you're shopping for a board game fan this holiday season, you might not know where to start when it comes to modern tabletop gaming, but fortunately, we've got you covered. Here are some of the best board games, card games, and accessories to gift to someone who can't get enough of tabletop gaming. Most of these games feature in our guide to the best board games we've played, so give that a look for more info on specific games.

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