Your dinner party-throwing co-worker will jump for joy over a storytelling challenge that’s guaranteed to get things going. Symbol-stamped dice inspire each player to move the narrative in a new direction.
Get your scholarly research assistant the updated version of the classic board game, which can be played solo or with a group. Electronic tiles flash and beep as words come together in three-to-five-letter challenges.
A quick-fire test of visual and verbal cues, the card game will have your college-age intern using parts of the brain that aren’t typically accessed at the same time. You know, for when she wants to relax.
Thank your receptionist for screening unwanted calls with spare wooden chessmen, originally designed by modernist Lanier Graham some 40 years ago to reflect their board capabilities (e.g., the L-shaped knight).
If your cubicle mate doesn’t stop tapping her fingernails against the shared desk surface, you might put a paperweight through her monitor. Give her digits a distraction with an all-ages toy made of 216 powerful magnetic orbs that can be endlessly reconfigured into various shapes and patterns.