30 Gifts for Board Game Lovers



Do you have a board game lover in your circle? If so, you might be racking your brain trying to find the best gift for them. You may want to buy them a new game, but you want to make sure they don’t own it already. Or perhaps you know they love a certain board game, and you want to buy them some merch.

Whatever the case, we’ve compiled a list of the best gift ideas for the board game enthusiast in your life. Whether it’s an expansion set or a brand-new game, they’ve never heard of. They are sure to love these gifts. 

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UNIQUE BOARD GAME GIFTS

Let’s get started with some unique gifts for board game lovers. These can include anything from board games they’ve never heard of, to random puzzles, and even collectors edition of games. 

1. NEW YORK SLICE

Bezier Games New York Slice
  • For 2 to 6 players
  • Plays in 30 minutes
  • Ages 8 and up

This is such a great gift for board game lovers. It’s a game that comes in a pizza box and the goal is to divvy up slices of the pie. The rules are printed on a menu and you keep score on a receipt. 

2. THEMED DICE TOWER

The Wizard's Tower Dice Tower - 11 Inch Tall Dice...
  • Wizard's Tower dice tower: This 3D printed watchtower dice tower is designed to...
  • 3D printing: The wizard's tower dice tower is 3D printed using a 3D printer....
  • Gaming accessory: The wizard's tower dice tower is a great gaming accessory for...

Depending on how into board games your friend is, they may or may not have a dice tower. Either way, they can always get newer ones. You can get a dice tower themed after their favorite game or even just a mythical creature they like. 

3. MONOPOLY LUXURY EDITION

Monopoly Luxury Edition board game
  • Beautiful wood cabinet with burled veneer panels and decorative metal plaques
  • Game path and recessed faux-leather center rolling area feature gold foil...
  • Two drawers with die-cast handles and built-in storage

Monopoly is a game night classic. Now that board game lover in your life can impress their friends with this wooded luxury edition. It has a beautiful wood-finished cabinet with 32 plated die-cast houses and 12 plated die-cast hotels. 

4. 8-BIT DICE

8-Bit Dice Monochrome
  • Remember the days of squashing bad guys, jumping platform to platform while...

These 8-bit dice will bring that board game lover a rush of nostalgia. Back to the days when all you had to do was jump on a bad guy to kill him. They have engraved numbers and are just so much fun to look at. 

5. NEW BOARD GAME SMELL CANDLE

candle

Now, don’t worry, this candle doesn’t smell like cardboard. The label is fun, and it comes in three different scents: vanilla bead, comfort spice, and sea breeze. It’s the perfect way to set the mood for a fantastic gaming session. You can get it on Etsy.

6. DRINKOPOLY

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Drinkopoly Party-Game | Fun Drinking-Game for-Game...
  • ADULT DRINKING FUN: Elevate your adult party with the Drinkopoly Party Game, the...
  • COMPLETE SET: This game includes a full-size game board, plastic tokens, cards,...
  • FORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE: With crazy rules and tasks, Drinkopoly guarantees a...

Who says we can’t get them a new board game as a gift? Drinkopoly combines everyone’s favorite game with booze. Each place on the board has a different challenge. It is sure to get everyone in the competitive spirit.

7. UNLOCK THE WINE ESCAPE ROOM GAME

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Boxer Gifts Wine Escape Room Game - Unlock The...
  • ESCAPE ROOM PUZZLE BOX FOR ADULTS – With a gripping story line, fun questions...
  • ENGAGING STORY – A dark tale of inherited fortunes, bitter relatives and...
  • SOLVE IT TO RECEIVE IT – This is a wine gift with an unusual twist. With a...

Maybe the board game lover enjoys a challenge. In this game, they must unlock a wine bottle by figuring out the combination of the lock that is keeping it protected. It includes a deck of cards designed to give you clues on how to solve the code. 

8. OUIJA BOARD

Wooden Handmade Talking Spirit Board with...
  • This distinctive spirit board is a classic tool to communicate with spirits. It...
  • The size of the board is 14 x 9 '' and 3/8ths thickness. Made out of solid 3/8''...
  • This natural birch wood is finely sanded for a smooth finish can be easily...

Alright, now this is a bit of a strange one. However, a true board game lover would appreciate it. They can use it to try and communicate with spirits or just as a fun game to get everyone started on a game night. 

9. LUXURY WOODEN CLUE

WS Game Company Clue Luxe Edition with Solid Maple...
  • Game board features nine rooms of the Roaring Ritzy Hotel: Grand Lobby, Chef's...
  • Built-in foil-stamped Clue game board features nine rooms of the Roaring Ritzy...
  • Six Wood and die-cast tokens represent the suspects: Colonel Mustard's pawn is...

Here’s another luxury wooden game. This one is Clue for those who love solving mysteries. It features beautifully crafted drawers to keep everything in before your next game. 

10. DESKTOP DERBY GAME

Derby Horse Race (Decision Derby) Battery Powered
  • Item Category: Toys And Games
  • Item Trademark: BACK TO BASICS
  • Manufacturer: Back To Basics

This is a really fun idea for a board game lover. Chances are they probably don’t own this game. It’s a battery-powered game that lets you enjoy horse racing from anywhere. You can get hours of entertainment from this and maybe even make some money betting.

ORGANIZATIONAL GIFTS FOR BOARD GAME LOVERS

If you have someone you know that loves board games, then you know how difficult it can be to keep everything organized. Whether it is the board games themselves, or the pieces and cards inside. These are some gift ideas that can help them stay organized and look good at the same time.

11. BOX INSERTS

gift for board game lovers

These are a godsend for board game lovers. They are exactly what they sound like. They are inserts you put in you r board game box to keep everything organized.You can get customized ones or some premade for your favorite games. The Broken Token makes them for almost any board game.

12. DM NOTEBOOK

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  • CLASSIC MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK: Moleskine classic notebooks are perfect notebooks...
  • DURABLE COVER & ELASTIC CLOSURE: Hold writing projects & notes in your Moleskine...
  • GIFT QUALITY NOTEBOOKS: Moleskine planners, journals and notebooks come in...

This a good one for those who enjoy Dungeons and Dragons. It’s a simple gift, but a true enthusiast will love it. A nice notebook can help them keep everything organized for their games. 

13. GAME BOARD BACKPACK

Board Game Bags Storage - May the Game (Ultimate...
  • EXPERIENCE THE BEST GAME NIGHT EVER - Embrace limitless fun with our board game...
  • 7 POCKETS - Dive into gaming nirvana with this board game backpack, featuring...
  • UP TO 44 POUNDS - Crafted for zealous gamers, our board game bags storage...

A true board game lover never leaves home without a game, right? Well, now they can travel in style with this awesome board game backpack. It is spacious and makes it easy to bring games over to a game night without having to bring multiple tote bags full of games. 

14. DICE ROLLING TRAY

Forged Dice Co. 9.5 Inch Magnetic Folding Dice...
  • Faux Black Dragon Hide - Has the look and feel reminiscent of real wyrm skin....
  • 1.5 inch Deep Arena and 9.5 inch by 7.25 inch rolling surface Cast your dice...
  • NO MORE SNAPS! Holds together with 4 strong magnets. Easily deconstructs to fold...

Every board game lover knows the struggle of having your dice fall off the table and roll underneath the couch. This dice tray prevents that from happening and makes a convenient cubby for the dice to roll in. 

15. PENCILS

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  • Iconic Design: Features a Unique Rectangular Eraser and Hexagonal Body Shape for...
  • Quality Construction: Firm and Smooth Graphite Core Provides a Clear, Steady...

Any board game lover will know the value of a high-quality pencil. It seems so simple, but it is truly a great gift. The Palomino Blackwing is strong and has a beautiful Japanese graphite that is perfect for a luxury writing experience.

16. COMPONENT TRAYS

board game lovers gifts

These are another elegant gift to add to any board game lover’s set. They are laser-cut wooden trays that let you organize all the components of your board game. They reduce the chances of losing pieces and keep everything organized and looking snazzy. You can get them on Etsy.

17. 20 SETS OF POLYHEDRAL DICE

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QMay DND Dice Set - 20x7 (140 Pieces) Polyhedral...
  • Super Dice Set : 20 * DND dice sets ( 140pcs in Total ), 1 * big black...
  • Each 7-die set: one d20, one d12, two d10 (00-90 and 0-9), one d8, one d6 and...
  • Easy to read: There are as large and easy-to-read numbers as possible on each...

Another one here for those D&D lovers. As a board game enthusiast, you can never have too many dice. Get them a 20 set of polyhedral dice to add to their collection. They will never be short a dice again.

18. DICE STORAGE BOX AND ROLLING TRAY

DND Dice Tray - Premium 8 Inch Dice Tray Dungeons...
  • Protect your Dice and Table - Hand-crafted for RPG gaming, the inner soft-lined...
  • Stunning Detail & Artwork - Masterful artwork unique to Soar Forge featuring an...
  • Hold, Store and Transport a Dice Treasure Trove - The staging area comfortably...

While you’re at it getting them their dice, why not get an organizer for it. This octagon-shaped box stores up to 35 polyhedral dice and features a nice felt area in the middle where players can roll their dice. 

BOARD GAME MERCH

Alright, now maybe your friend doesn’t need any more gaming accessories. The next best thing is board game merch. Things they can use that will let others know what their hobbies are.

19. SCRABBLE DOORMAT

Scrabble Home, Scrabble Tile Home Doormat,...
  • The door mats are 100% natural coir, weather proof, eco-friendly and durable.The...
  • Two Sizes are available, 16" X 24" and 24" X 36", fit most use.
  • Grandparents Welcome Door Mat, Personalized Doormat, Custom Coir Mat, Home...

Starting off this list strong with a Scrabble door mat. This way as soon as anyone comes over, they will immediately know they are in the presence of a board game lover. 

20. MONOPOLY CLOCK

board game lover gift

Time really flies when you’re having fun. This monopoly wall clock will make a great accessory to any home. It features a real printed game board, and it’s the most fun you’ll have while telling time. It is available on Redbubble.

21. RISK HANGING WALL POSTER

For some, Risk is a simple game they can play every once in a while. For others, however, it is a competitive lifestyle! So, for those in the latter group, this massive risk map wall poster is the perfect gift. It features a real game map but in a much larger size. It sure looks good in any gamer’s home. It’s available on Etsy.

22. PERSONALIZED CONNECT FOUR

This is a wonderful gift especially if you know a board game lover couple. You can get this personalized connect four-game set. It can say anything you want, as long as it fits on the board. You can get it at Uncommon Goods.

23. D&D THEME COASTERS

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D&D Class Coasters Set of 14 with Holder Hexagon...
  • DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLASS DESIGN - Our Dungeons and Dragons inspired coasters...
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  • MATERIALS & FABRICATION - These dnd mug mats made of natural birch plywood and...

We all know D&D can be a long game. You’re going to need drinks while you play. The best part is that you can place them on these personalized coasters to add some style to your session.

24. BOARD GAME CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament 2023, Mattel...
  • Commemorate family fun with this UNO Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornament...
  • 10th in Family Game Night series.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures approximately 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.5

We know that you might only use these during the holidays, but they are so much fun. They have some of almost every classic game, and they will really brighten up your Christmas tree even more than those 20-year-old Christmas lights. 

25. BOARD GAME BUCKET LIST SCRATCHER

Gift Republic 100 Board Games Scratch Off Poster...
  • Work your way through 100 top Board Games
  • Package Height of the Product: 3.0"
  • Package Length of the product : 18.0"

There are some gamers who have played every single board game out there, and they have their favorites to which they stick. Others are always looking for suggestions. This scratch-off poster gives you 100 suggestions for different games to play, so you can spend more time playing and less time trying to find a game here on GameRules.

26. CATAN PLUSHY

stuffed animal board game lover gift

Buying a gift for a child or an adult who still likes to sleep with teddy bears? Hey, no judgment here! Get them a Catan-themed plushy. They will really appreciate the gesture and be glad you are not laughing at them. They are available in the Catan Shop.

27. MEEPLE CHEESE BOARD

board game lover gift

Here’s another one for these Catan lovers. The meeple-shaped cheese board will let everyone at the game night know who the real fan is. You can buy it on Etsy in any size.

28. BOARD GAME SOCKS

Odd Sox - Cool Socks, Men's Funny Graphic Novelty...
  • Officially Licensed authentic novelty socks; Be you, be Odd
  • Standard crew height; Fits Men's shoe size 8-12 and women's shoe size 9-13; One...
  • Premium features Y-Gore heel and elongated stay-in-place stretch cuff; Medium...

We couldn’t leave socks off of this gift list. Whether you hate them or love them, there is always that one person who gets you socks as a gift. These socks are all board game-themed. They will keep your feet warm and keep you looking stylish.

BOARD GAME BOOKS

Believe it or not, board game lovers do other things than play games. They do more than read instructions. These are some books you can get for them that they will truly enjoy. 

29. GAME NIGHT COOKBOOK

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Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating...
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Nims, Cynthia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

We’ve all been to a game night where the host serves terrible game food or none at all. Hosting the perfect game night, is no easy feat, and serving the right snacks and food can make a huge difference. So, why not get your board game loving friend a game night cookbook so they know what meals will provide the ultimate experience?

30. EVERYTHING BOARD GAMES BOOK

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The Everything Tabletop Games Book: From Settlers...
  • Bebo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 07/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Everything (Publisher)

The everything board games book is the perfect gift for board game lovers. It has literally everything you can think of. From tips, tricks, guides and facts. It is perfect for those who want to expand their board game knowledge.

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