What's more special than a dad teaching his son to fish? Teaching his son to destroy his opponents in a tactical game of combat, that's what! If you're a father & son duo looking for a board game to take on your adventures, or a game to play together at Christmas, we've got the perfect options right here!
X-Wing is a two-player game of dramatic starfighter battles set in the Star Wars universe. You and your opponent take command of Resistance X-wings and First Order TIE fighters, then battle head-to-head for the fate of the galaxy. Secretly plot your manoeuvres, fly at your enemies, take aim, and FIIREEEE! And now, for the first time, you can enjoy these dramatic space battles with the incredible new starfighters from The Force Awakens! Perfect for any Star Wars fans (so literally everyone), this miniatures game is great for dads, sons, and all other members permitted into Boys Club.
Hive is a game you want to win but struggle to play - the clinking pieces are so gorgeous you'd prefer to keep them in your hands! Add that to the game's use of tactical strategy and it's a miracle a game ever gets finished! In Hive, each player is assigned counters that feature various minibeasts. Every insect has a different function in the game, e.g. the grasshopper can jump forward over counters, but only in a straight line, while the beetle can climb on top of other counters to freeze them still. The first player to surround their opponent's Queen Bee with assorted creatures is the winner and new leader of all creepy crawlies! It's nature's chess and a good way for kids to play with bugs without the muddy hands!
Part of the Knizia tile-laying trilogy, Samurai is set in medieval Japan. Players compete to gain the favor of three factions: samurai, peasants, and priests, which are represented by helmet, rice paddy, and Buddha tokens scattered about the board, which features the islands of Japan. The competition is waged through the use of hexagonal tiles, each of which help curry favor of one of the three factions — or all three at once! Players can make lightning-quick strikes with horseback ronin and ships or approach their conquests more methodically. As each token (helmets, rice paddies, and Buddhas) is surrounded, it is awarded to the player who has gained the most favor with the corresponding group. So play nice, but be evil!