It’s hard to know if a game is good before you play it, and even harder when it’s a gift for someone else! These titles at our board game shop have been playtested and approved by Mensa, are customer-favorites, and are highly recommended by our team at Diversions!


Anomia: Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information; things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc… Sure, under normal circumstances, it’s easy enough to give an example of a frozen food, or a dog breed; but you will find that your brain works a little differently under pressure! For 3 to 6 players, ages 10 and up.

Azul: We can’t recommend this game enough. It’s on every “best” list, including Mensa Select and Game of the Year! Players are competing to decorate a palace wall by drafting tiles. The player who can maximize their score without wasting points will be the best artisan. For 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.

Imagine: Imagine a game that becomes the life of the party. Combine, overlap and even animate the special transparent cards in this fast guessing free-for-all. With 61 unique icons and more that’s a thousand prompts, it’s a game as big as your imagination. For 3 to 8 players, ages 12 and up.

Qwirkle: Players compete to outscore each other by placing tiles, grid-style, that are either all the same shape and different colors, or the same color but different shapes. It’s surprisingly challenging and great for the whole family. For 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up.

Honorable Mentions: Additional titles worth checking out include Blokus, Clank!, Dragonwood, Forbidden Island, Hive, iota, Photosynthesis, Quiddler, and Set.

For more suggestions or try out demos of these games, please stop into either of our board game shop locations! We’d love to help you pick out the perfect present for your loved ones!