While foosball may be the more popular game, we have a soft spot in our hearts for stick hockey. More challenging (or awkward, depending on your point of view) than most table games, the Carrom Elite Stick Hockey Table ($750) takes the game to the next level with fluid motion, realistic players, electronic scoring, and goal celebrations featuring light and sound.
We're lucky to go skiing once a year, so we're not going to pretend like we need to drop the cash on a killer snowboard like this. We'll just stick with the craptastic rental gear. But if you're one of those guys we envy, shredding on your board weekly while we're inside watching Nip/Tuck, then you should check out this bad boy. The Element ($500) is made with koa wood, or "warrior" tree, which was first used 1,000 years ago by the ancient Hawaiians to build the original surfboards. Now that's old school cred.
Adverse winter weather conditions always make for better backyard football games. If you're like us and look forward to heading home for the holidays so you can partake in some icy pigskin, then you should pick up one of these balls. The Nerf Weather Blitz Football ($10) features a hardcore weather-resistant surface and deep finger grips to prevent slippage when your mom's yard looks more like the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field than a green at Kapalua.