7 Great Games to Add to the Game Cabinet

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
January 21, 2021 3 min read 1 Comment

Beyond the Blackboard is here with more gift ideas than ever! We make recommendations by age and interest; we're constantly adding new stock, and today we're including a bunch of wonderful options for adults. We promise, if you bookmark each of our gift guides, you'll always have unique gift ideas for everyone you know. 

So, without further ado, we present ...

Games to Add to the Game Cabinet

SET game with example cards laid out above the deckFor Those Who Love to Train Their Brain
SET Game, recommended for ages 8+

SET is the winner of over 35 Best Game awards! SET is a great family game. You can even play a game of SET kids vs adults! This family game is easy to learn, and can be played and replayed an unlimited number of times. While SET is a classic game, its fast pace means it's perfect for travel, parties, or as a quick after-dinner game. You can play SET by yourself or with as many people as you can comfortably fit around the table for a game!

I Got This! gameTo Initiate a New Family Member
I Got This!, recommended for ages 8+

In I Got This!, you prove your skills by completing fun and tricky challenges. What in the heck are the ping pong balls, rubber ring, buttons, and measuring tape for? You'll find out! Guess how many points you'll win before you attempt each challenge. If you're right, you get those points! Fail and you lose them. Family-friendly gameplay encourages coordination, critical thinking, and silliness!

Quiddler game box with Quiddler cards displayedFor the Scrabble Champ, and Your Future Spelling Bee Winner
Quiddler, recommended for ages 8+

Quiddler is easy to learn and fun for everyone! Arrange all the cards in your hand into one or more words. Points count, so use your high score letter cards and double letter cards - but don't get caught with them in your hands! This is a game you'll want to play again and again.

TENZI party packTo Zoom Together
TENZI, Recommended for ages 7+

Award-winning TENZI is a fun, fast-paced dice game that encourages quick reaction time and is super simple to learn! Roll your 10 dice as fast as you can to make the game instantly competitive and a blast for the whole family.

Happy Salmon card game pouch with action card examples, ASTRA best toy winner sealFor Your Little Fisherman, and Grandpa, Too
Happy Salmon, recommended for ages 6+

There are no turns in Happy Salmon. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Each time a player celebrates a match, they quickly discard a card. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins!

Fruit Punch card game with card examples and banana bopperFor the Kiddo Who Loves to Count
Fruit Punch, recommended for ages 5+

Fruit Punch is a game night favorite! It's a perfect game for kids and adults alike, which makes it perfect for families. Fruit Punch is also wonderful for social distancing game nights. Only one player needs a copy for everyone to have fun! Everyone will have fun racing to bop the banana.

Alphabet Go Fish game boxFor Your Favorite Preschooler
Alphabet Go Fish, recommended for ages 4+

Fish for pairs of letters of the alphabet! Cute, colorful cards show off both capital and lowercase letters, with fun artwork and words so little kids can practice reading. Simple card games have so much to offer, including opportunities for social skill development. Playing games can even help improve emotional well being!

As people search more and more for new and exciting ways to spend time at home, we hope you enjoy these suggestions. Whether you're playing family games for the first time or are exploring new games, these games will entertain and captivate your family.

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January 27, 2021

What a fun collection! We just added happy salmon this month!

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