Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022

Want to get the perfect gift for your TCG loving friend, board game geek or RPG playgroup? You’re at the right place! Our team at Magic Omens got together, and we created what we would say is the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022.

Below you will find recommendations and info for some of the most popular new games and accessories that any tabletop gamer will enjoy!

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Board Game Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Board games are getting more popular each year, so there is no better time to get a board game gift for one of your friends or family! These games will be both great for seasoned board game players and as an introduction to the board game hobby to beginners. Each one will be a great family activity or an addition to your regular board game meetups.

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Are you looking for fun and quick games for any occasion? Look no further! Party games like these are perfect for that! The Codenames series of games has you split up into two teams and compete in finding all your tiles from 20 clue tiles on the table, but there is a catch. The person who knows which tiles are yours can only give you one word and one number as a clue. Try to guess as many connected images or words as you can, without missing! This game is a great icebreaker for mixed friend groups, a fun family game (especially the Disney or Marvel versions) or a battle of wits with your friends. The games are around 15 minutes long and can be played with 2 or more players, although we suggest not over 12.

MicroMacro: Crime City is a series of games reminiscent of the classic “Where’s Waldo?” illustrations. Each game comes with a huge map filled with characters, locations and events all depicted in cute but sharp detail. Your job as players is to read case cards and use the information there as well as the info on the map to connect the dots and deduce what has happened! Both this and MicroMacro: Crime City 2 Full House include cases appropriate for all ages, so this can be the perfect gift for the little detective in your life. Work together to decipher the clues and solve some unforgettable mysteries!

Jaipur is our favorite 2 player game recommendation! If you are looking for a game to play one-on-one with someone, this is it! The 2 players are competing to be the best trader in the city of Jaipur by buying and trading goods. This all seems simple, but the market is always changing, and you can only either receive new goods or sell your existing goods for the turn. That makes every turn a risk assessment, since you want to make as much money as possible, without falling behind the other player. An amazing, fun and fast-paced card game that will make any board game player fall in love in just a few minutes.

For more board game recommendations, check out our full Board Game Gift Guide 2022 article!

Trading Card Game Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Trading card games have been steadily growing in popularity since the early 1990s and are back, better than ever. We will recommend you a few products from each game, like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: The Gathering, and help you find the gift that fits your needs for this holiday season. There are products for each of these games that will be both great for seasoned players, or will work as an introduction to the trading card game hobby to beginners.

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If you are interested in Magic: The Gathering, this is the product for you! Jumpstart 2022 is a set which is great fun for new and veteran players alike, because it's balanced but also completely random. You play Jumpstart by getting 2 Jumpstart booster packs and putting them together to form a 40 card deck (each booster contains 20 cards, carefully designed to work as a half of any deck). Each player does so, and then you battle it out with your new and exciting MTG decks! This is the gift to give people in a mixed group of new and old players, so they can all enjoy the game on an even playing field.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Magnificent Mavens (MAMA) 2022 Holiday Box is the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh Christmas gift for any player, young or old! In this box you will find a set of 70 sleeves to protect your cards, featuring art from some fan favorite cards which can also be found in the set. It also includes 4 booster packs with 5 all foil shiny and rare cards each. Making that 20 great and playable cards in every box! Magnificent Mavens is an amazing gift for anyone actively playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, or someone who is just building their first personal deck.

Pokémon TCG Pikachu V Box is the simplest gift, and one you can't go wrong with, for any Pokémon fan! In this box, you will receive a full art Pikachu promo card (as well as an oversized version of it) and 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs. This gift will make any Pokémon fan happy and give them a chance at some even rarer and better cards in the boosters.

For more Trading Card Game recommendations for each of these games, check out our full Trading Card Game Gift Guide 2022 article!

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