Hottest GAMES of the early shopping season

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

People always ask us what the hottest games and toys of the season are. Usually the answer is "that depends" because we like to give personalized recommendations. But today, I thought it would be a public service to highlight some of the things that are proving to be super popular AND have good availability. It doesn't matter how cool something is if you can't put your hands on a copy, am I right?!? 😜 First up are the top five strategy games and then top five family-fun party games.



#1 - Wingspan

ONE MILLION copies sold worldwide!! So happy for this female game designer's success!


MicroMacro and Azul

#2 - MicroMacro

#3 - Azul

MicroMacro isn't really a strategy game; it's more of a Where's Waldo crime-solving activity. But it is AWESOME!! We had it out during Thanksgiving weekend and everyone was completely entranced by it. Highly recommended!


Brew and Machi Koro 2

#4 - Brew

#5 - Machi Koro 2

TWO great titles from Pandasaurus Games hitting the top five!  We love both for families with kids aged 10+ or for adults who want an engaging strategy game that will play in about an hour.


25 Words or Less

#1 - 25 Words or Less - RESTOCKING NEXT WEEK

Number one family-fun party game for good reason!


Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza and Wavelength

#2 - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

#3 - Wavelength

Taco Cat works as a kids' game, a family game, or even a drinking game. You can't go wrong with this one! 😃


#4 - Hues and Cues

#5 - Monikers

Apparently The New York Times says Monikers is the perfect party game, and we're not going to argue with that! 😁



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