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4 Bird Flues Spreading

In the board game Pandemic, four different viruses are spreading across the globe like wildfire, and it’s your job to team up and take them down before it’s too late. An excellent, very tense board game where cooperation and planning are vitally important. Maybe the strains of illness in the game aren’t all bird flu, but hey, it fits the song this way, and gives us a reason to be angry at the birds for a change. Would you like to know more?


3 Xeno Scum

If there’s one game universe that just screams "HOLIDAY CHEER", it has to be Warhammer 40,000. The festive green skin of the orcs and the inevitable spilling of colorful red blood immediately puts one in mind of the season. Though the orcs don’t appear in Space Hulk Death Angel: The Card Game, you can still whistle a jolly tune as Genestealers fall before the onslaught of your mighty Marines (or more likely, the other way around). More about Death Angel can be found here.


2 Scimitars

We are huge fans of the D&D board games, as you might recall. Hot off the presses comes the newest of the series, The Legend of Drizzt. The noble dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden is among the most popular fantasy heroes of all time, and he is given a starring role here. His trademark twin scimitars, Twinkle and Icingdeath, will make the fight easier, but you’ll still need the help of Wulfgar, Breunor, and others to defeat all your foes.


And a Miniature Billy Printed in 3D!

3D Printing is an exciting technology, full of possibilities. The folks over at My Robot Nation have a particular creative take on it. Use their online editor to custom design a robot between two and six inches tall, and they will 3D print it and ship it to your giftee! Super cool. Of course, the best stocking stuffer would be a tiny 3D Co-Optimus mascot bot, Billy, and maybe even Player 1 bot and Player 2 bot as well. They are all getting pretty famous, from what we hear.


We hope you've enjoyed all of our Holiday Buyer's Guides this year. Plenty of awesome stuff from the tabletop to the T-Shirt drawer and everywhere in between. Have a great holiday!

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