I’ve got five words for you: Monkeys, Zombies, Pirates, Aliens, and Ninjas. If that alone isn’t enough to get you interested in For the Win, I guess I can explain a bit more about it for you.
Designed by Michael Eskue, and published by Tasty Minstrel Games, For the Win is an abstract strategy game where each player is trying to connect at least five of their tiles together in a string that contains at least 1 of each of the awesome 5 types of tiles. What makes it a bit more interesting is that each character type has a special power that can deactivate other tiles on the board, thus making it harder for the other player to connect enough tiles to win.
The game is for 2 players, ages 8+. It’s currently available online for around $19.99.