Some games favor nerds while others are made for natural-born performers. We tried board games that tested our physical dexterity, trivia knowledge, word skills, acting chops and our familial bonds. All the family bonds survived, fortunately. In fact, some great memories were made while we played through a stack of board games to separate the winners from the duds. (And we’re not just talking about the games here.) • Here are eight mostly new games for you to gift and try this holiday season. - Aisha Sultan and Valerie Schremp Hahn
1- Don’t bother buying it.
2- Not horrible to play, but we wouldn’t do it again.
3- Fun. We’d play it again.
4- It’s a keeper, and one we’d recommend to our friends.