Hi all, first time poster, long time on the up-and-down. I’m hoping for advice on games to surprise my wife with for Christmas. We’ve been hitting the cardboard for a few years now and have a respectable collection, so that combined with her fairly particular tastes makes it a little bit of a challenge to surprise her with new games that she’ll like without getting her input beforehand. She leans toward cooperative or low conflict games (funny/party games work too but not in this climate) that are light to medium in complexity; deck builders, engine builders, or deduction games tend to get her interest; and given our jobs and the 1 year old slumming in our house, we more often get into games that take 30-60 minutes these days. Here are some of her favorites:
-Marrying Mr. Darcy
-Sheriff of Nottingham
-Quacks of Quedlinburg
-Feast for Odin
Gloomhaven is our household favorite but for my wife only because it’s exceptional–hard to imagine she’d ever be excited for something similar. To my surprise, she is NOT interested in Wingspan.