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    Just 32 Things You Might Want If You're A Gamer

    Game on, noobs.

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    1. A Game Boy Color-inspired watch to help you keep track of *just* how long you've been sitting on your couch trying to catch Pokémon.


    It even makes Game Boy sounds!

    Get it from Firebox for $16.99.

    2. A board book inspired by the classic video games of the '80s and '90s you might want to add into your library for decor or use to teach your kiddos the essentials of gaming.

    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Chronicle Books for $13.99.

    3. A download of The Sims 4 to help you happily bring back your childhood obsession with building your dream home and setting up (and destroying) relationships in a community of your own making. BEST👏GAME👏EVER👏.

    thesims / Via, The Sims / EA Games

    To know The Sims is to love The Sims. You can spend hours (days? weeks?) building your perfect home before even thinking about interacting with your character. I'm a long-time fan of this game and, honestly, can't think of a better program to play when quarantined for a long period of time. The best part about this game is you can truly make it whatever you want! Want to make your Sim have 100 babies? Sure, why not? Or maybe you want to create Barbie and level up every single career and skill option. The Sim world is your oyster.

    Get a download now from EA Games for $4.99 (originally $39.99)

    4. A two-pack of vinyl records so you can fill your home with the soothing sounds of your favorite Zelda adventures.


    The purchase also comes with a digital download, so you'll be able to listen to the sweet sounds of Zelda when you're on-the-go as well.

    Get them from iam8bit for $40.

    5. A splurge-worthy mouse designed for serious esports gaming with special features — it's extremely lightweight, has programmable RGB lights, and is ambidextrous.


    As my husband says, this mouse is "the best you can get for the money." Enough said.

    Promising review: "The model D is everything you could ever want. If you want a lighter mouse to get those easier flicks this is for you. One thing you need to know is that this mouse is ergonomic mouse, that means this is for fingertip players. If you play claw while gaming this might not be for you." —Rowan

    Get it from Glorious for $49.99 (available in two styles).

    6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – it'll transport you into a wholesome, adorable island of your own design and keep you entertained...forever.

    nintendo / Via

    The latest installment of Animal Crossing made its debut on March 20th and — OMG — I have not been able to put it down since. It's a game that works in real time, so your progress truly is day-to-day. It's perfect for our current situation since we all have nothin' but time to devote to a game like this. I've been playing it when I find myself getting overwhelmed with everything going on in the world — the soothing sound of ocean waves while virtually fishing provides a much-needed, too-cute escape from reality right now. AND you can virtually play with your friends. This game has been my saving grace this week.

    Get a digital copy from Nintendo or a physical copy from Best Buy for $59.99.

    7. An HDMI splitter, so you won't need to fumble with any cables when you want to switch between your PS4 or Xbox.

    Best Buy

    Promising review: "I have this device hooked up to two TVs. One is 1080P, the other is 4K. I was concerned that it might not work because of the 'hand shake' required between two different formats. Not to worry; it works perfectly in this application. The only thing I notice is that it will temporarily (a few seconds) lose connection if I turn on the second set while the other is on. This is not a real problem and is to be expected while it connects to the second set. It works perfectly in my application. Highly recommended if you have a need to split your HDMI device." —Linus

    Get it from Best Buy for $69.99.

    8. A poster to perfectly showcase the phrase any Fortnite player utters at least 20x per gaming session.

    FineArtUSA / Etsy

    I cannot begin to tell you how many times I've heard my husband say, "Where we landing?!" and naively think that he's speaking to me, but in reality he's just addressing his friends on Fortnite. He, and any Fortnite fanatic, would thoroughly receiving this poster to hang on their wall.

    Promising review: "Wooooow. Print quality is fantastic. It arrived well-packaged, a day earlier than expected. I framed it in 'frameless' glass and it looks fantastic. Fortnite fan should love the Llama! Thank you." —annapolprior

    Get it from FineArtUSA on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in 12 art print sizes, 5 canvas sizes, 5 framed sizes, and 4 wall decal sizes).

    9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so you can use all the downtime you now have to *finally* conquer Rainbow Road once and for all. Victory will be ouuuuurs!


    Promising review: "This is my favorite game! It is so much fun to play against people online. My husband and I play this all the time. Every time my niece and her boyfriend come over they always want to play this with us. If you have more than two controllers four people can play at once. It is a lot of fun picking all the different vehicle options, wheels, car, character, etc. All the courses graphics are very well-designed and different for racing. We have had this game for six months or so now and we still like to play." —HeathyJ

    Get a digital copy from Nintendo or a physical copy from Target for $59.99.

    10. A microphone that'll provide crystal clear audio if you're a gamer who moonlights as a YouTuber, streaming your gameplay for all to see. Who knows — maybe this'll be your ticket to internet fame!

    Best Buy

    Promising review: "Hookup is simple and the audio is great! We use this microphone for YouTube and Twitch (streaming). I would buy this product again in a heartbeat!" —Bree

    Get it from Best Buy for $69.99.

    11. A Donkey Kong-inspired fanny pack that'll keep your hands free for tossing barrels and collecting bananas — ya' know, the usual.


    Promising review: "I use it for jogging! very nice pack, gets me compliments. I safely store my phone and keys in it." —ganondorfmain

    Get it from BoxLunch for $18.19.

    12. A game controller bath bomb sure to take your evening soak to the ~next level~.

    iBeautyGifts / Etsy

    Are you ready, Player One? You're about to have the best bathing experience thanks to this lil' controller! It's made with ingredients like baking soda (gotta get that fizz-in), sunflower oil, avocado oil, and fragrance oil to create a unique bath you'll enjoy maybe just as much as when you beat your sister in Mario Kart.

    Get it from iBeautyGifts on Etsy for $5.

    13. A Spyro the Dragon mini figure to keep you company while you game for hours on end breathing fire and nostalgia.


    There are 13 figures in total and each arrives in a "blind box" so you won't know which item you have until you open it! Who doesn't enjoy an element of surprise? I know I do.

    Get it from Kidrobot for $9.99.

    14. A Corsair gaming keyboard that'll make you say "ooooh" every time you glance down at your hands thanks to its colorful backlight.

    Best Buy

    Promising review: "With there being so many quote on quote gaming keyboards around it nice to see a top brand such as Corsair supplying us budget gamers as well. The K55 is a perfect example of this, it's a starter budget gaming keyboard with standard RGB lighting *note not every key is complete color changeable it is standard in the meaning that there are three light section left middle and right* Corsair provides a standard wave rainbow color mode which is very nice. The lights are easily seen through each key and though the keyboard it's self is not mechanical or made with metal as some of the other Corsair products it still manages to keep the high quality that Corsair is know for as well as providing a great entry level gaming keyboard for PC Gamers. I highly recommend this product as it is clearly one of the best gaming keyboards on the market under $50." —TheCrisProject

    Get it from Best Buy for $49.99.

    15. A coffee table book about the history of Hyrule, you'll probably consider spending all of your rupees to get your hands on it.

    Barnes and Noble

    I gifted this coffee table book to my husband a few years ago and it's still one of his most prized possessions.

    Promising review: "Hyrule Historia is a high-quality book. It has a lot of concept art in high-quality and gives an abridged history of Hyrule (hence the name). If you don't get into it as much and just like to play, you probably don't need it; but if you are a TRUE fan of the series, going beyond just playing, this is a really great book to have." —Zachery Olson

    Get it from Barnes and Noble for $35.99.

    16. Or a Zelda enamel pin, also known as the most appropriate accessory for any fan of the classic game.

    PinLemonade / Etsy

    Anyone familiar with the game will easily recognize the "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" quote on this pin. It's pretty in pink, sports the ever-popular Happy Mask Salesman from the Zelda game, and will certainly be a conversation starter for fellow gamers once you pins this to your bag or jacket.

    Get it from PinLemonade on Etsy for $8+ (available in four styles).

    17. An Oculus Quest VR gaming system so you can feel like you're venturing outside of the house without actually leaving your living room.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Oculus

    From the moment I put the headset over my eyes I thought "Wow, I never have to leave the house again!!!" From finally getting a chance to handle a lightsaber while battling it out in the Star Wars universe (which comes with the current Oculus Quest bundle!), adventuring in nature via National Geographic, and battling Angry Birds in a whole new way there is so much at-home fun to be had thanks to this system. I'm personally more introverted, but I still enjoy spending time with family and friends. The Quest has been a great way for me to have a good time interacting with my loved ones without feeling overwhelmed by TOO much chatter. I brought it to Thanksgiving and we had a blast taking turns playing with it. More recently my sister and her boyfriend came over and we spent hours giggling watching one another play. Super fun!

    Get it from Oculus for $399.99.

    18. A deck of Fallout playing cards to keep you company while you attempt to survive in the aftermath of a virtual nuclear war ... or, like, when you decide to take a break from staring at your screens.


    Promising review: "Purchased these playing cards for my husband. He likes Fallout and was excited to have these to add to our collection of Fallout items. There isn't much else to say — they are nice playing cards!" —Kitten1108

    Get them from Target for $11.99.

    19. A Sonic the Hedgehog device holder because even the most committed of gamers should hit pause and give their hands a temporary rest.

    Urban Outfitters

    This delightful accessory can hold up a controller or be used as a phone stand — so you can watch Ninja's stream without having to stop your own game.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.95.

    20. A Mortal Kombat arcade machine with a riser to help you achieve your childhood dreams of owning an arcade — only you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

    arcade1upofficial / Via, Target

    I have one of these in my apartment and it's been SO fun to play with — especially now that we're spending more time at home than ever. My husband and I love challenging each other and feeling like we're in an old school arcade. It's a great size for an at-home arcade machine, not too big or too small.

    Get it from Target for $349.99.

    21. A KK Slider band tee that'll get any fan of Animal Crossing hyped to get dressed in the morning and spend some bells at Nook's Cranny.

    erinloweart / Etsy

    Promising review: "Love this shirt!! It’s so soft and the fit is great. I don’t normally wear light colors as I always fear they will be see through but this isn’t at all! The kk decal is also so professional, I was worried but I’ve washed it twice now and the print is exactly the same! Thank you!! " —Carissa Walsh

    Preorder it from erinloweart on Etsy for $25 (available in unisex sizes S–2XL).

    22. A Super Mario mushroom lamp to ~power up~ anyone's gaming environment.


    All you have to do is press down on this lil' shroom's head to light it up. It even has the "mushroom power up" sound effect from the game! S'cute.

    Promising review: "I can’t get over how much joy this little light brings to me. Well worth a purchase!!" —Megan

    Get it from Firebox for $18.99 (available in two styles).

    23. A ceramic Bulbasaur planter any Pokémon lover will adore since it's handmade, super cute, and certainly won't ~succ~.

    SucculentMonsters / Etsy

    Whether you typically choose Bulbasaur as their starting Pokémon or go another route with Squirtle or Charmander, as a fan of the game (and show, of course) you are certain to gush over this lil' planter.

    Promising review: "I have been wanting one of these for so long! Don't hesitate — it's worth it for that special Pokémon trainer in your life. I cannot wait to put this under the Christmas tree." —Eleanore

    Get it from SucculentMonsters on Etsy for $29+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    24. A Kingdom Hearts keyblade umbrella for a shout-out to your favorite Disney video game — especially on a rainy day when you'd much rather be at home gaming.


    Featuring the keyblade and token stained glass from the game, this umbrella is magical. You will love having this accessory on hand during the next storm— it'll keep you dry and show off your love for Kingdom Hearts. Fabulous!

    Promising review: "Holding onto a real life keyblade and be a keyblade wielder whenever the rain pours? Yes please!! The stained glass picture is beautiful as you open it up from the handle which is made to look like a keyblade. My friend was so happy to receive it. If you are a huge Kingdom Hearts nerd, this is the perfect item for you!!" —Cece21

    Get it from BoxLunch for $20.23.

    25. A plumbob pin that'll have any fan of the classic computer game crying out in excitement in Simlish.

    jenaiss / Etsy

    The Sims is my all-time favorite video game. I've played it on a variety of platforms, but nothing compares to the days my best friend and I would settle down in front of my old-school, clunky computer and play for hours (mainly locking our Sims in rooms and setting them on fire, but I digress). This pin is the perfect way to honor that memory — and show people whatever your current mood is.

    Get it from jenaiss on Etsy for $5.38+ (available in three grades, colors, as a single pin, two-pack, or three-pack).

    26. A set of "Palmeez" to help you get a better grip on your Nintendo Switch and hopefully stop accidentally dropping your Joycons while playing aggressive workout games.

    InnovationThreeD /Etsy

    These special grips are designed to help gamers' Joycons fit more comfortably in their hands.

    Get it from InnovationThreeD on Etsy for $17 (available in nine styles).

    27. A Banjo-Kazooie slipmat for your record player that'll add an extra element of classic-gaming fun to your decor.


    Promising review: "If you're a fan of the game, and your turntable needs a slipmat cover, this is for you! I'm not sure if it matters, but I did think it was a little thin, compared to the slipmat I had previously. But the artwork is fantastic, you could probably have it framed or display it as an art piece if you wanted." —Lance

    Get it from Fangamer for $9.

    28. A set of Overwatch-inspired LEGOs you can build while giving your eyes a break from the various screens you use all day long.


    Promising review: "I'm a huge fan of Overwatch and I've played with LEGO my whole life, and this is probably my favorite set to come from the new Overwatch line. While it does seem a bit pricey for what looks like a small set, it's well worth it. The bike is awesome, the mini figures are the most detailed I've ever seen, and super accurate to the game, plus all the awesome accessories! The stand is well integrated to be a stand for display as well as a play area with some nice nods to the game, including a Junker Queen poster. Future mini figure perhaps?? ;) Anyway, if you love Overwatch, this set is well worth it, trust me!" —IMASLordDracus

    Get it from LEGO for $49.99.

    29. An Animal Crossing-themed skin wrap that'll let you customize your Nintendo Switch, so cute I bet it would sell for over 10,000 bells in the game.

    Unichameleon / Etsy

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this skin, definitely my favorite that I’ve ever gotten, it’s not just the colors but it also how to put it on, it really helps to use a blow dryer or small space heater to warm up the parts of the skin that bend on curves. Makes it look so awesome!!" —Olivia Blouin

    Get it from Unichameleon on Etsy for $5.99+ (available in six variations).

    30. A sheep pillow buddy inspired by the ones that can be found roaming throughout Minecraft to snuggle with while embarking on a virtual adventure.


    Promising review: "Quote from my 10-year-old granddaughter. "I really enjoy this plushy. It adds to my big collection of Minecraft stuff. It's very fluffy and soft. I recommend this for big fans of Minecraft." She was very excited to see it in the box from Santa with other Minecraft merchandise." —TXNani

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    31. A splurge-worthy gaming chair you won't know how you ever lived without — it RECLINES, has a head pillow and extra lumbar support, and is made of high-quality carbon fiber leather.


    My husband spends HOURS (seriously) each night after work playing video games. He was forever complaining about back pain and found himself sitting with terrible posture. Since getting this chair he (unfortunately for me) feels like he could actually sleep at his computer desk. He is forever talking about how comfortable it is and how much more his back feels supported since switching from his old chair. This chair is pricey but if you're someone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk it's definitely worth it.

    Promising review: "Bought two of these chairs and they feel great. The seats don’t feel confined and it fees like you have a lot of room in the seat. The assemble was pretty simple to put together I was able to do both of them by myself with no real issue." —Jennifer from LA

    Get it from Wayfair for $119.99 (available in seven styles)

    32. And an Ultimate Video Game Trivia set to put you and your friend's knowledge of video games to the test and determine once and for all who is a novice and who is a noob.


    There are 300 tricky questions for you and your gaming companions to the test.

    Get it from Firebox for $9.99.

    When you realize you can use this time of self-isolation to play video games all day:

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