EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: IELLO Board Games for All Ages! #giftsforkids #familygifts #gamenight

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: IELLO Board Games for All Ages! #giftsforkids #familygifts #gamenight

Board games are a long-held holiday tradition in our family. They're a fantastic way to pull kids away from their screens, create family bonding time and promote critical thinking skills. We can't think of a better way to create lasting memories. On our hunt to find the best board game gifts this year, we came across IELLO, a toy company with some of the most intriguing games we've seen in a long time! Whether you're looking for children and family games, party/card games, or games of strategy, IELLO has a wide variety of really cool games to choose from. Check out three of the games we're gifting this year below!

Children's Game

Sticky Chameleons
This is a great game that the little ones can play with the whole family! It's a high energy, fast-paced game where players need to have the sharpest eyes and quickest hands to toss their best "tongue shot" and catch an insect. When tongues get tangled, it brings a lot of laughs. For every insect caught, win a Yummy token. The first player to gather 5 Yummy tokens wins the game. Be sure to avoid licking up a wasp so you don't get "stung"! Players: 2-6, Ages: 6+, Play Time: 15 min

  • 12 sticky tongues
  • 30 Insect tokens
  • 6 Wasp tokens
  • 30 Yummy tokens
  • 1 Insect die
  • 1 Color die
  • 1 rulebook

We love this unboxing video! Check it out to learn more about the game below:

Strategy Game

This game is perfect for strategy lovers in your family! Players sail from island to island collecting vikings and treasure to conquer enemies in battle and fight monsters. Be prepared to battle it out to claim locations and commandeer ships to get your opponents to flee! The player with the most Glory points at the end of the fourth Voyage wins the game. Players can accomplish a full game in around 40 minutes time. This game is recommended for 204 players ages 10 and up, but with a little extra guidance, we expect our younger kiddos to be able to participate, too. 

  • 4 Longship markers
  • 4 Longship boards
  • 40 Viking pawns
  • 20 coins
  • 1 World board
  • 9 Harbor tiles
  • 64 Voyage tiles
  • 1 rulebook

Learn more from this brief video:

Family Game

King of Tokyo
We are new to this family game and really excited to play it on Christmas day. Roll the dice to gather energy, heal your monster or slap other monsters down. Use special powers to play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other creatures who are trying to become the King of Tokyo! 

For those of you who are already familiar with this game, you'll be interested to know that this new version has been entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by RĂ©gis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York. The new version also has a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer and two new monsters: Space Penguin and Cyber Kitty. Players: 2-6, Ages: 8+, Play Time: 30 min


  • 66 cards
  • 6 monster boards
  • 6 monster tokens with plastic stands
  • 8 custom engraved dice
  • 50 energy tokens
  • 28 tokens (card effects)
  • 1 rulebook

Watch this quick video to learn more:

Where to Purchase
Head over to IELLO to browse their entire selection of games and order them just in time for the holidays! With so many different options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect games each person in your family.

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Disclaimer: The products in the post were provided by IELLO. As always, our posts are our own, honest opinions.