Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another Installment of Bookish Board Games

Need a couple of gift ideas for the bibliophile in your life? Ideas for wintery family nights? Here are a few bookish board games I spotted on my latest trip to Barnes and Noble with my daughter. Yes, she was mortified, yet again, when I took out my phone to snap photos of these gems. It probably wasn't just that I was taking pictures, but that I had to stage them so the overhead lights weren't all you could see reflecting off of the packaging.

A Game of Thrones board game 2nd edition
A Game of Thrones Board Game 2nd edition
A Game of Thrones: the board game 2nd edition

Based on the best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition lets 3-6 players take control of the great houses of Westeros in an epic struggle to claim the Iron Throne. The updated second edition brings a host of enhancements to your A Game of Thrones experience. It incorporates elements from previous expansions, including ports, garrisons, Wildling cards, and Siege engines, while introducing welcome new innovations. Convenient player screens will hide your underhanded dealings from prying eyes, while new Tides of Battle cards convey the uncertainty of war. This, along with updated graphics and a clarified ruleset, means the time has never been better to claim the Iron Throne. For ages 14 and up.

The Lord of the Rings Board Game
The Lord of the Rings Adventure Board Game
 The Lord of the Rings Board Game

Experience the epic journey as you join the quest to save Middle-earth from the forces of evil. This action-packed game based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy includes awe-inspiring images and characters taken directly from the three award-winning films.

One player is Sauron and controls his evil forces; the other players are The Fellowship, collecting weapons and other items for the quest, solving riddles and battling Sauron’s army. Will Sauron succeed and win the game? Or will the Fellowship succeed in the quest?

Lifelong followers as well as first-time fans will find this all-family game easy to play, enjoyably challenging and uniquely different each time it is played. The Lord of the Rings game can be played alone or can be integrated into the game based on the new film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, also from Pressman Toy.

For 2 to 10 players
For Ages: 8 to Adult

Harry Potter Chess game
Harry Potter Chess
 Harry Potter Chess

The classic game of chess gets a magical twist! The figures in Harry Potter™ Wizard Chess are detailed miniature replicas of the life-size figures Harry and Ron battle in the film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Includes 32 chess pieces, a fold-out board and easy-to-use instructions.

For ages 8 and up.

The Hobbit Memory Game
LEGO The Hobbit: an unexpected journey

 LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I couldn't find this game on the Barnes and Noble website, so this one links to Amazon.

Product Features:

  • 1 buildable LEGO Dice
  • 4 LEGO micro figures
  • 389 LEGO pieces
  • Building instructions
  • Rules booklet
  • A memory game with a twist! A buildable and fun twist on a memory game for 2 to 4 players. The game is all about finding the missing Dwarves who have gotten lost in Hobbiton, using hints left by Gandalf the Grey and some Hobbits to help you search. If you are up to the challenge you can transform the board during the game, testing your memory skills to the max. Once the board is built it is easy to store and quick to take out to play again. Manufacturer recommended age: 7-15 years

    That's all I have for now. Thank you so much for stopping by.
    Talk to you soon,


    1. I like the Harry Potter one! My sister got an HP game, but it was very specific and based off the books (or was it the movies???) and it was really hard, even though we had read the books twice!

      1. Hi, Rebecca. I like the Harry Potter chess set too. Except I don't know how to play chess :) One of these days I'll have to let the hubby teach me. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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