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2012 Christmas Gift Guide with Two

Jason Moslander
United States
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Well, it's that time a year again. That time where I avoid the malls and all roads leading to the mall at all cost; otherwise known as the Christmas shopping season. So, what do you get that special someone this year? Well, I have gotten together with to put together some suggestions for gift ideas for those people in your life that love games, or maybe who you want to love games. As we are Games with Two, we will give some wonderful ideas for getting some great two-player games.

This is a wonderful little card game. We did a full review on it about a month ago. It's a quick and easy card game where you are walking through the forest hunting mushrooms. This set collection game is great and I really haven't heard many bad things about it. There isn't any confrontation in the game, so if that is your style, you may want to stay far away, otherwise, it is worth picking up.

This dexterity game is great fun. You shoot wooden discs through a small hole using an elastic band. Clear your side of discs and you are the winner. We have had a blast with this one. It's very easy to play and learn, but the fun it brings to the table will keep bringing you back. This is a good choice for just about any age (my two-year can fling the disc, although she doesn't really get the objective yet).

Smash Up
As one of the gems from GenCon, this is a great choice for families who have some older kids. It plays 2-4, but works great with just 2. There is a lot of conflict in this one, and if you are a fan of zombies, robots, dinosaurs, ninjas, pirates, etc., this maybe the game for you. This game has treated us well in the short time that we have had it. It is not without it's flaws, but we have had a good time.

I will be honest, I have not played this one, but it is on my wishlist. @freelunch_ said it was a good two-player game, and I have heard that from others as well. This one also received a bunch of hype coming out of GenCon, and I am interested to see if this one holds up. The artwork looks great, and the mechanics seem solid. This looks like a good choice for that Eurogamer in your life. I know that I am interested.

Revolver 2 (Preorder)
This game is not available as of yet, but it is available for preorder from Stronghold Games. We have Revolver 1, and have had a blast with it. If you like the Old West and enjoy card games, this is a great thematic card game. Revolver 2 looks to be just as promising. I haven't had a chance to play this new implementation, but it looks like it is going to be just as good, if not better than the first. Also, the idea of a sequel in a board game intrigues me.

I hope that these give you some good gift ideas for gaming with two. If you are wanting some more ideas, head of to or They both have gift guides for the Christmas season. And if you prefer listening to your gift guide, The Dice Tower has also prepared a guide for your listening pleasure.

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