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We've turned to board games and puzzles to keep us entertained all year long, and the holidays are no exception. Not only are they fun activities to do for a small group, they also make for great gifts. We're loving these 20 picks because they're both enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing, and we know you will too.
Whether you're looking to use your brain by picking up chess or laugh a lot by playing What Do You Meme, these options will definitely make the recipient smile. Plus, if you're lucky, maybe they'll let you play too! Keep on reading to shop our picks!
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This Board Game Set ($42, originally $60) will let them play a whopping 15 different games. From chess and checkers to backgammon and cards, there's something for everyone.
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They're going to be obsessed with Settlers of Catan ($22, originally $44), if they aren't already. It's a game you can spend the entire afternoon playing with friends.
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Get to know the people you're with, thanks to this Hyyge Games Set of 3 Games ($50). If they like trivia questions or guessing games, this will be so fun.
If they love to laugh, or are always sending memes, they'll want this What Do You Meme? ($30) game. It's a no-fail present, and is great for secret santa gift exchanges.
So no one told us life was going to be this way, but we can still have some fun with this Friends TV Show Collage Jigsaw Puzzle ($17). All they have to do to finish the puzzle is pivot!
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Gather everyone around the table for this fun SunnyLife Lucite Poker Set ($140). Whatever you bet is up to you, but may we recommend some holiday treats?
Quicktionary ($15) is a fun game for wordsmiths who like to think on their feet. Everyone will enjoy this one.
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