Stocking Stuffer Idea for Family Game Time was made possible with review copies of Wazabi and Yogi
from Gigamic. All opinions are our own. Some of the links are affiliate ones for your shopping convenience.
I have shared in the past how beneficial playing games can be.
For some, there is pure entertainment value. You play to have fun!
For others, there is an educational connection as you exercise your noggin.
Whether you play for fun or to help learn something, you can use game time to have bonding time with your family and friends. My youngest son and I have had a blast with other Gigamic games in the past.
Wazabi and Yogi from Gigamic are games that are easy to learn and play. Plus, they make for a great stocking stuffer idea when shopping for your family.
Stocking Stuffer Idea: Wazabi
Wazabi consists of dice and cards to play. Each player begins with the same number of each. The goal is to be the first to have NO dice left.
Playing it is easy to learn. When it is your turn, you roll all the dice in your possession. Each face has a different action that can happen (e.g. giving that dice to a different player or drawing a card from the deck.) On each card, there are actions you can take IF you have the right number of dice with a capital W on it from your roll.
While there is a huge component of chance dictating what will happen, there is a little strategy involved. Some of the cards you can play may allow you to ‘retire’ dice from the game or take most of a player’s cards from their hand. The strategy comes into play by keeping up with how many dice and cards are held by each player.
Of the 2 games in the review, this is my youngest son’s favorite. He loves to shake and roll the dice. Plus, seeing how someone could gain and then lose dice in quick order was fun.
Stocking Stuffer Idea: Yogi
This game is quick to learn and hilarious to play!
Yogi is a game for ages 8 and up where all you need to know is how to follow instructions.
Each player draws a card and then does what the card says. Only you don’t stop doing it. Rather, if you are supposed to put the card into your armpit, then that’s where the card remains!
After a few turns, it can become quite challenging to maintain what is expected of you to do. This is where it gets to be the most fun as you wait for someone to flounder and thus lose the game.
I’ll admit that I expected my son to love this game the most. But, I think he found some of the things challenging enough to maintain that he was continually the first to lose.
I can see this being a great game for small groups. I can easily see some of the youth-oriented groups loving it as a filler or icebreaker. Even adult groups will be laughing in short order when they play Yogi!
Enjoying Family Game Time With These Games
Beyond acting silly together, Yogi gave my boys and I the opportunity to bond through chatting as we played. Some even started guessing who would be out first!
With Wazabi, there is more time to just hang out and talk. It is always amazing to see how removing expectations (e.g. doing their school work or chores) can lead to relaxing and sometimes eye-opening conversations. This is how bonding happens and memories are made!
Buying These Games
Both games are available on Amazon now. Just click the links below to order your own copies!
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Which of these games would be a great stocking stuffer idea for you?
Do you have a regular family game night or game day?