THE GATEWAY DRUG OF GAMES

If you love intense, strategic, four-hour-long Eurogames, sometimes it’s hard to convince others to play them with you. “Sorry, I have a root canal scheduled,” will be repeated more than once. If only our friends knew the JOY of developing a master plan, and deftly executing it in the comfort of one’s living room! Now, we can help them take the first step down the road to board game addiction, with the 2017 Spiel des Jahres Nominee, Magic Maze.

In this cooperative grid-movement game, you’re a poor escaped convict in a magical land who barely got out of prison with the clothes on your back. You need supplies! You need weapons! And where do we go to get these weapons? The Magic Maze Mall, of course!

Four characters work simultaneously in real time to pull off the heist of the century. You, and 1-7 of your best friends, have to work quickly with carefully coordinated movements to snatch your loot and get out of the mall before the guards get back.

Oh and… there’s one more thing… you can’t talk to each other. You can only stare intently into someone’s eyes, or pound a special piece in front of another player.

There’s no better gateway to the world of strategic games than Magic Maze. Just don’t break the table.

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Mickey The True Original Chess Set

For a mouse who’s 90 years old, Mickey is still pretty spry. He just goes on whistling as he drives his steamboat down the river without a care in the world. He just want to spread that special joy and nostalgia that only he can bring to the table. The kind of joy that makes you want to crush your opponent at chess.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege

Batman: The Animated Series was a game changer in terms of both storytelling and artistic direction. So it only seems fitting that IDW Games should give it an epic board game, befitting its status. Say hello to Gotham City Under Siege.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Two Player Starter Set

Some of us here at ThinkGeek World Domination HQ haven’t been able to play Fallout since good ol’ top-down FO1 and FO2 because of stupid motion sickness. And while we’re waiting for our pre-ordered Citroen glasses from Boarding Ring to ship (yes, we are that geeky), it’d be nice to be able to have our faces eaten by super mutants just like the rest of our friends.