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Published December 6th 2012
A thousand board games, puzzles, and more for a rainy day
Board games anyone? If playing board games is your ideal way of spending rainy afternoons and searing summer days, Games World is your place to be. They have a mind boggling array of board games and other kinds of entertainment that will make choosing one quite a difficult task.
Alongside old favourites such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Pictionary, they have entirely new ones. There is a giant box with the game Skyfall; that's how new the games are given that the movie is still in theatres. Same goes for party games such as Can of Worms and here I was thinking Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary are all there was.
My discoveries in store continued with soccer board games and I don't mean foosball. It's called Subbutteo and you can choose your team from among England, Scotland, and others. Not that this is something that would get me all excited, but I didn't know soccer had a board game version.
Another exciting discovery for me was that jigsaw puzzles came in the shape of vases, pretty vases at that. Once completed, they look so real and quite identical to their ceramic cousins. Of course, they do have the normal jigsaw puzzles that can be laid out flat on the floor with the whole family figuring it out.
Then there are the die cast model cars in a 1: 18 ratio, and yes, they do have the traditional hot wheels collection that you probably grew up with. There are also aircraft, motor cycles, and war vehicles such as tanks. Those that are crazy about heavy vehicles will be happy to get their hands on trucks and a variety of caterpillar trucks.They have quite an impressive range of remote controlled cars, and helicopters the size of dog houses. There are also the little ones if you're looking for a gift for a six year old.
Games World caters to the beautiful sunny days with garden games, kites, and shuttlecock racket games just as easily as they have for the rainy, gloomy ones. From limbo to garden cricket the range also includes dominoes for the less active.
Games World has stores in Chadstone, Highpoint, Fountain Gate, and Northland which is the one I'm talking about here. At Northlands it is located right next to the food court and on your way to Myers. You don't have to go to any of these shopping centres if you can't be bothered dodging the mad holiday crowd. Do your games shopping online at Games World. If your bill tags up to $40, you get free delivery anywhere in Australia.
If you can't make up your mind or are shopping for a difficult teen, you could pick up a gift card here. Shopping online still gives you access to the specials that have been marked down by almost as much as $50 to even $100. That should do nicely where holiday fun and gift giving are concerned.