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Updated on Oct 8, 2013

Scotland Yard There's a crook on the loose in this classic, catch-a-thief board game! The interlocking systems of the London transit system set the stage for this game, which challenges players to navigate by taxi, bus, and underground to close in on the invisible Mr. X, whose location is kept hidden for most of the game. Can the cops find the crook before it's too late? An intensely fun game that will stand the test of time. (Ravensburger)

Civilization V Ever wanted to rule the world? Build the greatest civilization known to man and become Ruler of the World in this long-awaited installment in the Civilization universe! Players begin at the dawn of man and progress through time, building a successful society by cultivating culture, waging war, developing technologies, and employing diplomacy to expand their reach. Perfect for teens who want to control their destinies, Civilization V also allows players to explore history and geography as they meet history's greatest leaders and traverse the globe to determining the path of history. And with all new graphics and game play, Civilization V is sure to get kids (and their parents) going on the path to greatness, world domination style! (Take-Two Interactive)

Konexi Put the classic games of Scrabble and Jenga together and you get...Konexi: a three-dimensional word-building game that will have your teen defying gravity as he plays the wordsmith. Make a word up, down, or sideways without knocking down the tower, and add points to your score. This is a simple, yet innovative game that's a blast of a challenge, in addition to being great spelling and vocabulary practice. These attractive playing pieces can also double as decor for a desk or bookcase. (ZimZala Games)

No matter what the occasion, a great game is the perfect way for families to have a blast together. And if you're looking for a home-run last-minute gift, these games are just what the doctor ordered. Get gaming!

See our full list of great gifts on our 2010 Gift Guide.

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