The Only Tabletop Gaming Gift Guide You’ll Need in 2019

Happy Holidays from The Op Games! With strings of dazzling lights, delicious baked treats, cozy winter weather, and contagious holiday spirit, it’s difficult not to love this time of year.

Our favorite reason for the season, however, is getting together with friends and family, celebrating all of our wonderful blessings from the year, and of course, coming together at the tabletop for a fun-filled game night! 

Tabletop games provide an exciting way for all of your family and friends to enjoy unplugged fun during the holidays, and some of the best memories are created over the game board. If you’re searching for the ultimate gift for somebody on your ‘Nice List,’ or simply looking for a unique way to entertain this season, you’ve come to the right place! 

From quick and easy-to-learn family games to board games inspired by your favorite films and TV shows, here is the ultimate holiday gaming gift guide for 2019! Trust us, it’s a true JOY TO THE WORLD! 

The Best Family/Party Games 

Telestrations®

Recently rated as one of the “50 Most Entertaining Gifts on Amazon” by Bustle, this award-winning party game is a staple for any gathering!  Your family and friends will be entertained all-night-long with over 1,700 words to choose from in this draw and pass game. Simply draw what you see and then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes.

Need some “holly jolly” inspiration for your Telestrations game night? Here are some great words you can steal! We won’t tell anybody if you won’t. 

  • Rudolph
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Jingle Bells 
  • Christmas Cookie
  • Decorating the Tree
  • Mistletoe 
  • Yule Log 

Ready to bring home Telestrations for your holiday game night? Visit our website now to learn more! 

Hosting a holiday party for grown-ups only? Be sure to check out Telestrations After Dark, an adult party game that is bound to create some “LOL” results! 

Furry Foodies™

The “purr”fect holiday gift for your favorite cat lover is here! Furry Foodies allows players to take on the roles of mischievous yet adorable cats who will go to any lengths to steal human food. 

Using light strategy and your irresistibly cute character, you’ll “push” plates off the table, snatch the food, and rack up points to become the ultimate “Furry Foodie!” 

Bring your favorite animal home in tabletop form with Furry Foodies

Astro Trash

Astro Trash

This tabletop game may be new in 2019, but it’s already received several recognitions for its fun and fast gameplay, including a Game of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine

In Astro Trash, players must get rid of all the Trash on their play mat at the expense of the players to their left and right. Players simultaneously roll three dice and rapidly move the “trash” according to the direction, quantity, and color indicated on the dice. The results will be a chaotic race to save your planet, but who will be the quickest? 

 Give the gift of Astro Trash and visit our website to find it online or at a store near you. 

Blank Slate 

If you think you share a brain with a friend or relative, now is the time to prove it! Blank Slate is “The Game in Which Great Minds Think Alike!” 

Pick one of over 250 Word Cue cards (with 500 total cues), write the word you think best completes the phrase – and try to match it exactly to another player’s word without giving a single hint. 

Up to the challenge? Visit our website to learn more about Blank Slate! 

Match-O-Rama 

Match-O-Rama

Bring your favorite game shows right into your living room with Match-O-Rama! In this press-your-luck party game, you’ll test how well you can predict what others will say at the table! 

Get points for matching answers that fall within a specific range of people-whoever gets the highest score wins. It’s an easy to learn and quick to play, getting you familiar with the game in no time so players can have hours of fun…ideal for holiday parties! 

Visit our website to find Match-O-Rama and bring it home before your next gathering! 

Tapple® – Fast Word Fun for the Whole Family!

Your family won’t be able to stop laughing during a game of Tapple. In fact, it makes learning fast and fun for people of all ages!

Simply pick a category, say a word that fits, tap the first letter of the word, then pass the Tapple wheel. No spelling required! And so much fun, kids don’t even realize they are learning! The WHOLE family will love Tapple!

Think fast! Visit our website to learn more about Tapple!

Great Gift Ideas For Movie Fans

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game 

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game

Welcome to the party, pals! One of the best holiday/action movies of all time has been brought to the tabletop by The Op Games for the FIRST. TIME. EVER! 

In Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game, players will square off with a deck of cards and a map of Nakatomi Plaza between them. Three acts worth of goals will move them through the story of the original Die Hard film. The thieves must work together efficiently and signal each other effectively to hack through the vault’s locks and stop John McClane. McClane must plot his path and manage his cards carefully to fight his way through and kill Gruber. It’s a delight for fans of both gaming and the popular film! 

Yippee-Ki-Yay! Find a Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game near you! 

CANDYLAND®: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory™

Ready to enter a world of pure imagination? CANDYLAND®: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory™ will do just that! 

All your favorite locations from the classic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory come to life on the custom illustrated Candy Land® game board. Be the first player to reach the Wonkavator by landing on the multi-colored rainbow space at the end of the path to win!

If you want to view paradise, simply look to our website for more information! 

CLUE®: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Who kidnapped the SANDY CLAWS? The citizens of Halloweentown are on the case to save Christmas! This “nightmarish” twist on the classic “whodunnit” board game is sure to be a hit with fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas and gaming alike! 

View this game on Hot Topic to bring it home today! 

OPERATION®: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Mr. Oogie Boogie is on the operating table, and who knows what surprises await the operators! OPERATION: The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates the beloved Christmas/Halloween tale with the characters you know and love…along with some film-related Funatomy parts from Oogie Boogie! 

Visit our website to learn more about OPERATION: The Nightmare Before Christmas! 

MONOPOLY®: Coraline

Coraline Monopoly
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This holiday season, be careful what you wish for! 

Fans of Coraline and her “Other”-worldly adventures will feel right at home using tokens such as a Hair Pin, Looking Stone, and more to traverse the board, collecting Mr. Bobinsky, The Cat, and other memorable characters from the haunting stop-motion fantasy film.

Open the Little Door for MONOPOLY: Coraline today! 

Fun Gift Ideas for TV Fans 

Game of Thrones Collector’s Chess Set

Inspired by one of the most critically-acclaimed television series of all time, this one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones Collector’s Chess Set perfectly captures the spirit of conquest in both the timeless two-player strategy game and the war between Westeros and the White Walkers. 

It’s the perfect gift for anyone who is still talking about the show, so visit our website now to learn more! 

CLUE®: Riverdale

The idyllic town of Riverdale has a secret. You must discover WHO killed Jason Blossom, WHAT weapon they used, and WHERE they killed him. Take on the roles of your favorite Riverdale characters to solve the mystery. 

Find CLUE: Riverdale on our website now to learn more about the perfect gift for your favorite Riverdale fan! 

CLUE®: Scooby-Doo

Clue Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo meets CLUE? Yes, please! Monstrous abductions are happening at Mrs. White’s Haunted Mansion! It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang to discover WHO was abducted, WHERE the abduction took place and WHAT Item the Monster left behind!

Solve the mystery with the rest of the gang with CLUE: Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo “Munchies Run” Premium Puzzle

Who said that a fun game night was restricted to board games only? Shaggy and Scooby are burning rubber to get away from ghosts and restore their snack supply in this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle with a vintage look and feel.

Find the Scooby-Doo “Munchies Run” puzzle today for a laid-back evening with your fellow Mystery Inc. fans. 

CODENAMES: The Simpsons Family Edition

Ho, Ho, Do’! Featuring your favorite Simpsons characters including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, this cooperative word and picture game requires you to help your teammates locate secret Agents who are concealed among a grid of The Simpsons series references using only one-word clues. It’s a fun and easy-to-learn tabletop game for the whole family! 

Learn more about CODENAMES: The Simpsons Family Edition now! 

Bob’s Burgers: Belcher Family Food Fight

“BUTTS!” Belcher Family Food Fight is a game in which each player must get rid of all the Food on their plate at the expense of the players to their left and right. Players simultaneously roll three dice and rapidly move the “food” according to the direction, quantity, and color indicated on the dice.

Get the whole family together for a game of Bob’s Burgers Belcher Family Food Fight this holiday season. 

CLUE®: The Golden Girls

Who ate the last piece of cheesecake?! Time to find out with this “golden” twist on the classic board game. The Golden Girls Clue® features a custom illustrated game board, where players attempt to solve the crime, WHAT they left at the scene of the crime, and WHICH room they did it in.

Find Clue®: The Golden Girls at a store near you or online! 

MONOPOLY®: Animaniacs

MONOPOLY: Animaniacs

Scene-stealing Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are joined by Pinky and the Brain and Dr. Otto von Scratchansniff in this reimagined Monopoly game. Players bounce around the board collecting other cast members, locations, and more from the 90s hit cartoon.

Take a nostalgic journey across the board with MONOPOLY: Animaniacs today! 9.

MONOPOLY®: My Hero Academia

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Build your own team of heroes this season! With MONOPOLY®: My Hero Academia, you’ll have the chance to become a Class-1A student, find your quirk, and recruit your fellow classmates to uncover your potential and become a hero. 

Discover the GameStop Exclusive MONOPOLY: My Hero Academia and learn more now! 

Must-See Gifts for Video Gamers

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild "Scaling Hyrule" 1000pc Puzzle

RISK®: Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies

The legendary zombie demolition crew is back in a classic game of strategic conquest. Play as either “Tank” Dempsey, Edward Richtofen, Takeo Masaki, or Nikolai Belinski in your conquest to dominate the board, take advantage of your opponents, and end your holiday season a RISK champion. 

Learn more about RISK: Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies and discover where you can find one near you! 

CHECKERS & TIC TAC TOE: Super Mario™

Nintendo fans, prepare yourselves! This fun collectible has TWO games in ONE! Packaged in a collectible tin, the Super Mario Checkers/Tic Tac Toe Collector’s Game Set plays like traditional Checkers and Tic Tac Toe with custom Mario and Luigi checker pieces and their hats for “Kinging”. 

Learn more about Checkers & Tic Tac Toe: Super Mario and be sure to check out the Super Mario™ Checkers: Princess Power Edition featuring the Mushroom Kingdom’s leading ladies! 

Super Mario™ Odyssey Puzzles

Revisit Mario’s best moments as he travels across the kingdoms with his sidekick, Cappy! These 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles are sure to entertain your guests this holiday season, and they also make a great gift for fans of the video game! 

Find your favorite Super Mario Odyssey Puzzle and learn where you can bring it home now! 

The Legend of Zelda™ Puzzles

Just like Link, these Legend of Zelda puzzles are the heroes we all need to delight Nintendo fans this holiday season. With 550pc, 750pc, and 1,000pc puzzles to choose from, each garbed with a stunning scene from Hyrule, you’ll find one to give to everyone on your list! 

Browse our Legend of Zelda Puzzles and find your favorites right now! 

“Terrifyingly” Good Gifts for Horror Fans

TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Horror Movie Edition

May the best horror fan win! The Movie Horror Edition of Trivial Pursuit allows players to test their knowledge of 100 years of horror including 600 questions relating to psychological thrillers, epic monster films, the paranormal and the goriest and most disturbing cinema of all time. 

Up to the challenge? Find a Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition now! 

IT: MONOPOLY® 

IT Monopoly

Pennywise is back! This spine-chilling version of the world’s most famous board game will immerse you in the horror that plagues the town of Derry. Featuring custom Losers’ Club currency and tokens sculpted after notable items from the first film, you’ll be ready to face Pennywise the Dancing Clown and end his reign of terror once and for all. 

If you’re brave enough, check out more details for MONOPOLY®: IT

CLUE®: IT

WHO Pennywise will abduct, WHAT object he will use to lure them, and WHERE he will take them from. Play as your favorite Losers’ Club members and save the children of Derry before it’s too late! 

Learn more about CLUE: IT and don’t forget to add it to your holiday shopping list! 

IT: Evil Below

It’s do-or-die! In this cooperative strategy board game, you and other brave players must assume the roles of The Losers’ Club kids to outsmart Pennywise once-and-for-all! Defeat him or die trying – it’s up to you.

Save the children of Derry and bring home IT: Evil Below today! 

Magical Games for the Disney Fan in Your Life 

Geek Out! Disney

Do you know everything there is to know about the Wonderful World of Disney? It’s time to put those skills to the test! 

The social interaction and bluffing party game takes on a new twist that levels the playing field for all Disney Fans! Players outbid each other across 90 years of Disney magic to find out once and for all who is the biggest Disney fan.

Give the gift of Disney magic this year and learn more about Geek Out! Disney

TOY STORY OBSTACLES & ADVENTURES – A Cooperative Deck-Building Game

TOY STORY OBSTACLES & ADVENTURES - A Cooperative Deck-Building Game

This holiday season, THE TOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Players work together as their favorite Disney Pixar Toy Story characters from across Pixar Toy Story to enlist the help of Friends, conquer Hazards, and complete Adventures before the bad guys can alter the end of the story.

Begin a new adventure just in time for Christmas and bring home Toy Story Obstacles & Adventures! 

Toy Story Collector’s Chess Set

Some of the most beloved characters from Disney Pixar Toy Story come to life in this Toy Story Collector’s Chess Set depicting them as full-color sculpted PVC figures in the classic 2-player strategy game.

Surprise a very special collector this year with the Toy Story Collector’s Chess Set! 

MUNCHKIN®: DuckTales

“Ooh-woo-ooh!” An all-new tabletop game that pays homage to the late 80s animated series DuckTales. Follow Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie in a treasure-seeking, role-playing adventure with the hit card game, Munchkin.

Visit our website to learn more about MUNCHKIN: DuckTales and find the game online or in a store near you! 

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition

Talisman Kingdom Hearts

The worlds are under attack, calling on the bravest of hearts to keep the imminent darkness from consuming their communal serenity. Re-visit your favorite characters from one of the world’s most beloved video games and battle through notable locations  on a mission to wield powerful Keyblades. 

Keyblades at the ready! Give the gift of Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition this year! 

Gifts for Wizards and Witches 

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle: Defence Against the Dark Arts

Expelliarmus! Enter a Wizard Duel with your fellow witches and wizards during your next holiday party! 

In this fast-paced game, players take turns playing cards, taking actions and acquiring new cards to build a more powerful deck as their defensive skills improve. Stun your opponent three times to win!

Discover this magical two-player tabletop game and bring home Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defence Against the Dark Arts

Harry Potter™: Death Eaters™ Rising

Harry Potter™: Death Eaters™ Rising

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned! Lord Voldemort™ and his Death Eaters are a mounting threat to Hogwarts™ and the wizarding community, compelling everyone to combine their strengths against the dark villains.

In this cooperative game, players must summon witches and wizards from Dumbledore’s Army, the Order of the Phoenix, and Hogwarts to retaliate against evil Death Eaters!

Protect the Wizarding World from a looming threat and learn more about Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising! 

SCRABBLE®: World of Harry Potter™

An enchanting twist on the traditional word game, this World of Harry Potter edition of Scrabble puts your knowledge of the Wizarding World to the test.

Strategically play both regular words and your favorite Harry Potter words to score high. Customize your game with Harry Potter cards and Magical Bonus cards to score even higher and win the game!

Swish-and-flick your way to our website to learn more about SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter. 

Harry Potter™ Christmas Puzzles

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas at Hogwarts! Celebrate this holiday season with your friends Ron, Hermione and Harry as you gather with friends and family over these fun Harry Potter Puzzles! 

Visit our website to learn where you can find the Harry Potter™ “Weasley™ Sweaters” 550-Piece Puzzle and the Harry Potter™ “Christmas at Hogwarts™” 550-Piece Puzzle and apparate them to your tabletop! 

TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: World of Harry Potter™ Ultimate Edition

It’s the ultimate gift for the ultimate Harry Potter fan! Move around the board with House Mascot movers as you answer questions and collect “wedges”. Includes 1800 questions from all eight films. 

Give the gift of a WICKED game night with TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition. 

Rick And Morty™ Gifts From Across the Multiverse

JENGA®: Rick And Morty™

Jenga: Rick and Morty

The classic game of Jenga with an inter-dimensional twist! Stack three different sections of Rick’s ship battery according to block directives to get it off the ground without toppling the tower.

Help Rick get home with JENGA: Rick And Morty™ this holiday season! 

YAHTZEE®: Rick And Morty™ Meeseeks Edition

“I’m Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!” Meeseeks and Destroy your opponents in this special edition of YAHTZEE featuring some of your favorite characters on custom dice and a collectible Meeseeks dice cup. 

Help the Meeseeks fulfill their one and only purpose with YAHTZEE®: Rick And Morty™ Meeseeks Edition! 

RISK®: Rick And Morty™

This custom RISK edition features factions of beings from the show, vying for control of Planets and Locations along the Central Finite Curve. The five power driven factions include Mytholog, Robot Dogs, Gazorpians, Post-Apocalyptic People, and of course, the U.S. Government. Each faction will have its own Leader that grants extra power in the territory the Leader occupies.

Which will be victorious? It’s up to you! The ultimate game night awaits with RISK®: Rick And Morty™

MUNCHKIN®: Rick And Morty™

Munchkin: Rick And Morty™ fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with cyborgs, aliens and demons from the popular television series. Defeat the greatest adversaries in the multiverse and become the hero as you reach Level 10 for the win.

It’s time to get “schwifty.” Give the gift of MUNCHKIN®: Rick And Morty™to save the universe! 

The Absolute Best Gifts for Gamers

Court of the Dead®: Mourners Call 

Court of the Dead Mourner's Call

The Underworld awaits in Court of the Dead: Mourners Call! Featuring the Court of the Dead – the premier original property from acclaimed conceptual art and design studio, Sideshow, this incredibly detailed strategy board game is a must for the gamer on your shopping list! 

Learn more about Court of the Dead: Mourners Call! *Please note this is the Kickstarter Edition of the game, which is currently available in limited quantities. Order yours today before they’re gone! 

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition

Sneak, fight and search your way to victory in this reimagined version of Talisman. With sights set on a villain and multiple obstacles ahead, players navigate through Arkham Asylum to evade orderlies, officers, and Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to release the inmates and become King or Queen of the underworld.

Take on the roles of your favorite Batman villains and play Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition at your next holiday game night! 

Dungeon Academy

Know a fan of roll & write games? Then you’ve just found the perfect gift! 

Play as young students battling monsters, collecting potions and loot to obtain glory points. Players simultaneously enter in different levels of the dungeon to clear rooms as quickly as possible. The more monsters you defeat to closer you are to earning your diploma. Make sure to have enough Mana and Health to escape all 4 levels of the Dungeon before the time is up!

Learn more about this awesome new game from The Op Games and Matagot and bring home Dungeon Academy today! 

CLUE®: Dungeons & Dragons

The world-famous tabletop role-playing game has been revisited in a whole new way! An Infernal Puzzle Box, delivered by a Hellrider of Elturel, has been stolen from the party of adventurers.

In CLUE: Dungeons & Dragons, it’s up to you to determine WHO has been replaced by a devil in disguise, WHAT weapon was used in the execution, and WHERE in the Forgotten Realms the Infernal puzzle box could be hidden.

Gather your fellow adventurers for a fun-filled game night with CLUE: Dungeons & Dragons. 

Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War

Know a Marvel fan? This will be their new favorite game! Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players. In the game, players will recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan – collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality.

Avengers, assemble! Find Thanos Rising online or at a game store near you! 

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle: A Cooperative Deck-Building Game

Your holiday game nights just got more magical! Play as your favorite characters and defend the wizarding world from evil forces with this popular cooperative deck-building game. 

Enhance your abilities as you build your deck with over 140 cards. Seven successive game adventures offer increasing difficulty as you battle Villains and unlock new abilities, secrets and challenges. It’s bound to create some magic for avid gamers and fans of the Harry Potter universe alike! 

Discover the enchantment inside Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle right now! 

Happy Holidays from The Op Games and we’ll see you in 2020! Until then, feel free to explore our wide array of exciting tabletop games or check out #TheOp Daily for the latest news!

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