Tired of the usual? For the last list this holiday, I am going to link you off to the quintessential board game database on the internet, Board Game Geek, to read more about each game.

These games are not necessarily harder, but they have intricate strategies that can only be learned by playing them multiple times. Some are “Classic Eurogames,” some are from the currently popular “Deck Building” genre, and some are just uncategorizable. So dig in and enjoy, and, as always, if you have a question or need a game suggestion just drop us an email!


On each of our Holiday Shopping Guides all photos link to the game on Amazon.com.

I ask that if you are not buying from your Favorite Local Game Store and are purchasing online that you buy from our website and support gaming in the Seacoast community.

Deck Building

Dominion – $31.04 on Amazon – Board Game Geek (BGG) Link

Ascension  – BGG Link

Quarriors – $34.99 on Amazon – BGG Link


Settlers of Catan – $33.60 on Amazon – BGG Link

Carcassone – $21.99 on Amazon – BGG Link

Puerto Rico – $31.19 on Amazon – BGG Link


Pandemic – $26.79 on Amazon – BGG Link

Shadows over Camelot – $46.39 on Amazon – BGG Link

Castle Panic – $24.39 on Amazon – BGG Link

Semi Cooperative

Cutthroat Caverns by Smirk and Dagger – $21.59 on Amazon – BGG Link

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the great party games out there, just a few suggestions to get you started.

If you are in ever in need of a game suggestion or help please leave a request in the comments or email wayne (a) sagesofrpg.com.

Also check out our other 2011 Holiday Guides:

Family Games & Party Games

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