Buying a gift for your parents can be very difficult. Often they already have everything or can't come up with anything for their wish lists. But how much fun is it to be able to play a game with your parents? We regularly play different games with our parents and are amazed each time by their enthusiasm. For us, it is always a great challenge to find a game that our parents also like to play. By now we have had quite a few successes with different games, but it remains difficult. A game should not be too difficult, but it should be challenging. Of course you also want your parents to like the theme. To make it a little easier for you, we have selected 6 games that we think will do very well as gifts for parents!
1. 1000 bombs & grenades
Playtime: 30 minutes
If your parents know and play little to no games, then you certainly don't want to give a difficult game as a gift. We often play Pick-o-mino and 1000 Bombs & Grenades with our parents. Both games are always very popular. Because Pick-o-mino is already on the shelf of many families, we specifically mention 100 Bombs & Grenades here. This is a nice and funny dice game from 999games that you can explain quickly, but which you are going to enjoy for hours! The game plays quickly and is often exciting until the last moment.
Playtime: 30-45 minutes
Publisher: Floodgate Games
Sagrada won't be to everyone's taste, but do you have parents who love puzzles and making sudokus? Then definitely consider giving Sagrada as a gift. The theme will also be recognizable to many parents and thanks to the beautiful box, you'll have a special gift anyway. Sagrada is the favorite game of Frederik's mother. By now she has bought the game herself and it is regularly on the table. Sagrada is in terms of difficulty more difficult than a game like 1000 Bombs & Grenades and Pick-o-mino, but certainly easy to explain! Make sure you play with your parents the first time and after that they can also enjoy a game of Sagrada with the 2 of them!
Playtime: 10-60 minutes
Menara is a cooperative dexterity game, it's really the kind of game we could definitely play with our parents. Because you play together, your parents don't have to master the rules one hundred percent right away. Menara is a game that mainly requires dexterity, so you don't have to tire your parents with a brain teaser, but you can just enjoy playing it together. In Menara you build a temple together. In this game your parents can test how well they can work together.
Playtime: 30-45 minutes
Publisher: Flatout Games
Cascadia is a game we recommend not only for parents, but also definitely for yourself. It is a great tile laying game, but thanks to the special family rules, this game is also very suitable for your parents who don't play board games very often. The beautiful and soothing artwork will appeal to many people and the game offers hours of fun, both solo and in company. Let your parents get acquainted with the family version first and who knows, they might be playing the real game in no time! Good thing: if you give this game to your parents as a gift, you can also enjoy Cascadia yourself.
Playtime: 30 minutes
One of the first games we played with our parents was Dixit. Dixit is perfect for an evening with the family. Please note that for Dixit, your parents do need some creativity and imagination. In this cozy board game, it is important to correctly assess your fellow players and let your imagination run wild. The game has few rules, making it very quick to learn. We really enjoy playing Dixit with our parents because it is also a perfect game to make memories with. Do you think your parents will find this a fun game and that the artwork appeals to them? Then don't hesitate. You will have instant inspiration for all the upcoming holidays and birthdays, because Dixit has lots of fun expansions!
Playtime: 40 minutes
Mysterium is another game that we recommend because it is cooperative. In Mysterium, you solve a mystery together. Cooperative games are great for parents, because you can play it together with them. Especially when your parents don't play games very often, they will like the fact that they can count on you. Mysterium is also a game that is suitable for playing with the whole family. Mysterium looks beautiful and besides a good dose of frustration it will also provide hours of fun!