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I need to buy a game for a 13yo boy I don't know - maybe a tabletop game?
Hey, I have become put into the position where I have to buy a small gift for a 13-year-old boy whom I've only met once. I don't want to spend a ton of money ($20ish, is probably good). But I was thinking, maybe I could get him an interesting tabletop game. Unfortunately I've never gotten terribly into this part of gaming so I don't know what kind of game would fall into that price range, would appeal to a kid that age, and wouldn't be something he'd have to amass a lot of extra pieces and parts for (so a CCG is out). I have Munchkin, but I doubt he plays PnP RPGs so maybe he wouldn't get the playstyle and the jokes.
Does anyone have a game they like to play that is relatively simple in rules and set-up, that maybe a kid could play with his friends that would take not too long to play (maybe an hour or two tops) but that is fun and would be interesting to a 13-year-old?
edited to add: if I can't think of something he's getting MS points.