OOOOOKKKKK! The animals in Smart Game’s new ‘Jump In’ game are way too cute!
I mean, come on…snuggly bunnies and adorable little foxes!? Even the red with white polka dots mushrooms are like something out of a kid’s fairytale or Disney movie.
Jump In is a fast-paced, single person game for ages seven years and up.
There are 60 game variation challenges and they all involve saving those cute and adorable rabbits from the big, bad (well, sort of) foxes.
The fuzzy bunnies jump from hole to hole while the foxes slide around the board. Use the mushrooms to hide the rabbits and once all the rabbits are in their brown holes they are safe.
Sounds easy? Don’t count on it! They don’t call them foxes for nothing. Sneaky little predators.
The game consists of a game board with five rabbit holes, three bunnies, two foxes, three mushrooms and a rulebook.
Game levels are Starter, Junior, Expert, Master and Wizard. Players choose the various game configurations in the rulebook and run, rabbit, run!
Jump In makes a great game for on the go. The game board, game pieces and rulebook all fit into a snug, clear plastic, snap-on top that fits over the game board. It’s tough, rugged and perfect for travel!
Get set for funny bunnies that try to outfox the foxes. Jump, slide and hide! Who will win?
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Oh, excuse me! Let me get this mouth guard out of my mouth. It’s a little bit difficult to talk so people understand me when it’s in.
What I said was. “Identity Games’ ‘The Original Mouthguard Challenge’, created by Alex Mandel, is a mouthful of fun!”
Designed for two to six players, 12 years old and up, it is made for gamers with big mouths---literally!
The rules are simple:
Players try to pronoun silly sayings and oddball words while wearing one of six, dishwasher safe and unbreakable mouth guards.
It’s not easy keeping a straight face as you are challenged to pronounce words clearly as your teammates listen carefully attempting to decipher what you are saying.
It’s ridiculously funny, hilariously madcap and family-friendly fun. Funny words and funny faces-what could be better?
Over 1,000 wild, wacky and way-out words, terms, phrases, names and bad pick up lines challenge players to pronounce and decipher the correct pronunciation.
There’s no telling what you might sound like!
Code Of The Duelist and Legendary Dragon Decks
Are you ready for double-trouble, pull yourself from the rubble Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game editions courtesy of Konami? Then you’re in the right spot!
The ‘YGO Duel Of The Duelist Special Edition ‘serves up some gaming goodies that YGO fans are sure to love.
Inside gamers will discover:
3 Code of the Duelist Booster Packs
1 of 2 Super Rares
1 of 2 Super Rares of Preview Cards from Circuit Break
Amaze your friends and win, win, win! There’s no telling what surprises you might find in each Box!
You can even go on-line, use and app and duel!
Are you ready for an even bigger and better YGO Box of goodness? Then step up to the plate and get ready for not one, not two, but three ‘Dragon Decks’!
You read right. This very special YGO Box contains three Dragon Decks in all of their glittering glory.
Look at what you get:
153 Cards consisting of:
40-Card Main Deck and 11-card Extra Deck based on the "Legendary Dragon" archetype and their Fusion Monsters.
40-Card Main Deck and 11-card Extra Deck based on Zane Truesdale's "Cyber Dragon" theme.
41-Card Main Deck and 10-card Extra Deck based on Yuya Sakaki's "Odd-Eyes" theme, as well as the other members of the "Four Dimension Dragons".
Each Deck includes:
1 new (TCG exclusive Card) for its respective theme
5 Foil Cards
If that’s not enough to get your little YGO heart palpitating I don’t know what will!
Finally a game for gamers seven years and older, made for one player, that challenges your brain! Besides being challenging the game throws in some interesting architecture.
Smart Games’ ‘Temple Connection’ challenges gamers to build roads and bridges to link temples.
Sounds simple. Not so fast! It may sound simple, but it’s not.
Here’s where strategic and critical thinking comes in along with the ability to visualize the solution to each pre-planned objective.
Temple Connection provides a huge selection of game/puzzle piece placements.
The trick is that there are certain rules.
Bridges, temples, ramps and stairs can only be combined with certain restrictions. The harder the level of game challenges, the more difficult it is to figure out the solution.
Not all the pieces need to be used, but everything used has to connect into a whole bridge, ramp, and temple combination.
Along with game pieces comes a game board with construction knobs and a game rule book with 80 easy to expert challenges.
Are you up to the challenge?
Hive Mind and Spectracube
Busy as a bee! Rumble with the bumble….bee!
‘Hive Mind’, the game from Calliope Games is the ‘bees’ knees’. It’s a ‘honey’ of a game.
Played by three to twelve players, ages eight and up, Hive Mind challenges players to take on the rolls of worker bees.
Players must learn to work together to accomplish their goal of winning the game.
No rogue bees in this game!
Players must answer questions in harmony basing their answers on their experiences and opinions.
The more of the answers jive, the more points the bee teams get.
Gamers play bee pawns called Beeples. Those bees that get fewer points get closer to leaving the hive. If one or more bees leave the hive the remaining bees win and survive the coming winter cold.
It’s a ‘bee’autiful thing to see as players listen, answer and be like the Queen Bee.
Game components include 300 question cards, a game board, a Queen Bee token, 12 Bee Pawns, 3 hive gates, 12 pencils, 1 notepad, 1 six-sided dice, a two minute timer and game rules.
It’s a cool game both young and old will love. Well-designed, expertly executed and just plain fun Hive Mind is a ‘honey’ of a game.
Things are about to get ‘dicey’.
‘Spectracube’ is the kaleidoscopic rolling cube game that offers family fun for ages six to ninety nine from Funnybones Toys.
You get six games for the price of one!
The game box contains a carrying bag, 15 primary color Spectracubes, 15 secondary color Spectracubes, a rules booklet, Spectrum Cards and Game at-a-Glance Cards.
Choose you game:
Spectraculture Shuffle goes for the highest Spectrum straights!
Greedy Grab challenges players’ speed-more cubes and you win!
You Score! The highest score wins-but watch out for quick catch-ups!
Blotch Out! Don’t botch it if you blotch it!
Rummy Roll is all about speed: eyes and rolls!
Spectra-Slam! is easy to win if you get 18 points!
Two to four players can challenge each other in all six games. It’s a ‘colorful’ collection of cubes that provides ‘A Spectrum Of Possibilities’.
DC Comics, Harry Potter, U.S. Presidents and Space
Looking at the above headline you’re probably wondering to yourself, “What in the world do these have in common with each other?”
They’re games. Yep, you read right-they’re games. But not just any games. They’re Top Trump Card Games.
If you’re a game novice like me you probably have been intimidated by such card games as Magic.
Stats, strategy, powers, deck and hand combinations and the like can get out of hand and can be confusing. What should be a simple game can drag on for hours and if you’re a novice you quickly become fodder for veteran game players.
Add that to the fact that not everyone has the free time to hang out at game stores and play for hours on end, even into late evening, and it’s easy to understand why many newbies become frustrated and give up playing altogether.
Such games are usually not made for young children and that leads to even more frustration.
Never fear! Top Trumps has made playing card games fun again, while challenging both young and old for two to six players.
The game is simple. Player One looks at their top card, selects the best category and calls out the number.
All Other Players call out their highest number from the same category. The highest number wins and the winner gets all the other players cards.
The winner of the round selects the next category and calls out a number.
The game ends when someone gets all the cards. Simple, fun and fast!
What makes the game especially fun is that you learn as you play.
Each card provides fascinating facts about the subject played. You actually get smarter as you play.
For example: The ‘U.S. Presidents’ cards teach about Presidents and American history,
The ‘DC Comics’ cards showcases art of DC characters and lists their powers, strengths, etc.
The ‘Space’ cards lets gamers play and discover all sorts of interesting facts about the universe and the space program.
The ‘Harry Potter’ cards clues players into the characters of the Harry Potter universe with information on their past history, powers, etc.
All of the cards are printed on heavy paper stock, feature beautiful full-color art or photos and come in special flip-open carry packs that protect the cards between games.
Imagine—players learn, strategize, challenge their problem-solving skills and have games that will last for years secure in their heavy-duty, protective cases.
What could be better? How about—the whole family can play-real social interaction!?
Yugi’s Collector Box and Legendary Duelists
If you’re a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card fan I’ve got just the YGO product for you!
As much fun as it is to play and collect YGO Trading Card Game Cards it can be daunting sometimes.
Attempting to complete a full Set, paying high prices at game stores for single Cards and completing a Deck can be difficult. Fun-but time-consuming.
What if you wanted to plunge into YGO quickly and play like your favorite YGO characters?
What if I told you that Konami has just the YGO product you need to get started-today!
‘Yugi’s Collector Box’ has everything you need to begin your YGO game play.
The clear, plastic front, oversize box lets you see all you get and it’s a bundle!
Inside you get a Starter Deck: Yugi Reloaded, three Booster Packs of Duelists Packs: Yugi and Kaiba, an Ultra Rare Variant Art Magician and an oversize Variant Art Dark Magician!
If that doesn’t get your dueling heart pumping I don’t know what will!
Complement your Collector Set with the just released ‘Legendary Duelists’ Booster Packs and before you know it you’ll be playing like a pro and winning all your duels!
Get ready to rumble!
Seto Kaiba Mega-Tin
The holidays will soon be upon us and what better gift to give than a 2017 Seto Kaiba Mega-Tin?
Konami has taken the very best Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cards from 2016 and 2017 Booster Packs: Shining Victories, The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, and Raging Tempest, and put them all together in one Mega-Tin.
Here’s what to look for in the 2017 Seto Kaiba Mega-Tin:
· 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs. Each Mega-Pack contains 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Common cards, including cards from the following booster sets: Shining Victories, The Dark Illusion, Invasion: Vengeance, and Raging Tempest
· 1 Secret Rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon
· 2 Ultra Rare variant cards: Proxy Dragon and Pot of Desires
· 2 Super Rare variant cards: Number 68: Sanaphond the Sky Prison and Elder Entity N'tss
· 1 Ultra Rare Token Card featuring Seto Kaiba
Pop open a Tin, sort out your YGO Cards and get ready to play in the latest Holiday Mega-Tin Collection that ups the excitement and thrills of playing YGO!
For all you Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game enthusiasts out there you’re in for a big surprise with not just one, but two, new releases to brighten up your day and make your YGO game play even more fun and challenging!
The YGO Link Strike Starter Deck from Konami
includes 43 cards:
Get ready to control monsters to the graveyard. Learn how to play your cards and when to play them. It’s a whole new way to play!
The YGO Code Of The Duelist Booster Foil Packs includes nine Cards per Pack.
Code Of The Duelist is the newest 100-Card YGO Booster Set.
It combines Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, Xyz, Pendulum, and the brand-new Link Monsters.
A new era of Dueling is introduced where the position of your cards matters just as much as the cards you play.
Look for Link Monsters and how to incorporate your Code Of The Duelist Cards with Link Strike.
Battles Of Legend
What comes in a Foil Pack and consists of 5 Cards?
What offers hours of excitement and challenges that combines, martial arts, science, magic and a plethora of monsters, creatures and humans battling it out?
What provides fun for gamers 6 years old and up and makes for a great way for family and friends to get together--and—features stunning Foil artwork?
Go on, guess!
That’s right! Konami’s new Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Battles Of Legend Light’s Revenge incorporates famous Duels from the animated YGO series and championship cards from real-life Minerva.
Fantasy and reality combine to bring a whole new level of excitement to Yu-Gi-Oh!
Look for some very special Cards along with Cards from GX D/D/D monsters and more.
If you love playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Then you’re sure to get excited when you open each 5 Card Booster Pack.
Look at what you can get:
Total of 80 all-foil cards-- 60 Ultra Rares and 20 Rares.
Escape Room The Game
Do you like playing games but are tired of board games the offer little more than rolling dice and moving game pieces!
Do role-playing games test your patience when they drag on for hour, days
and sometimes weeks and are so complicated they take all the fun of
Are you tired of video games that drain all the imagination out of players, instead only offering stunning graphics and pre-determined outcomes?
If so, then Escape Room The Game from Spin Master (Identity Games International BV) is the game for you to end those boring game blues!
In Escape Room time is either your friend or enemy depending if you put in the right code in the Chrono Decoder. Put in the wrong code and you loose precious minutes. Put in the right code and you’ll proceed to part 2 and in part 3 you can even stop time itself!
Four keys are needed for each section. Put them in the right order and you proceed. Put them in the wrong order and time suddenly slips away!
No man is an island, as you’ll quickly learn, as players must work together to solve puzzles and find clues.
The Chrono Decoder starts ticking off 60 minutes. Will you take away your time or add to it. The intensity increases as players rush to move from part 1 to part 2 to part 3 and ultimately win the game.
Will you escape during a ‘Prison Break’? Avoid the ‘Virus’? Successfully outrun the “Nuclear Countdown’? Or find your way out of the ‘Temple Of The Aztec’?
Be sure to examine every clue from important documents to puzzles and floor plans so you can successfully escape and proceed to an even harder level.
With a little teamwork, quick wit and few hints dropped here and there you’ll survive—maybe.
Included with the game are:
An Electronic Chrono Decoder
A Hint Card Decoder
32 Hint Cards
4 Different Adventure Pack
Additional Expansion Sets will be available in 2017. And don’t forget the download the Escape Room App for some real ‘mood’ music.
This That & Everything and Urban Myth
Has your 'life' become nothing more than a 'trivial pursuit'? Has your time become 'monopolized' and mundane? Are you ready to take a 'risk' and take-on a new 'operation'?
The best way to do that is to expand your mind, face new challenges and increase your knowledge.
Forget TV, movies and video games. What you need is a good old-fashioned dose of game play and Outset Media has just the games for you!
Each and everyone is guaranteed to test your knowledge, perfect your gaming skills and hone your competitive edge.
Four new games will challenge you and your entire family, ages 12 and up.
My wife and I are big fans of the TV show Jeopardy!. Most evenings we sit and watch and match our knowledge against the contestants. Unfortunately Jeopardy! only comes on once a day so its not always convenient for us to watch as we may have other things to do that take up our schedules.
Never fear! Outset Media has the answer with its new Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition that proves every bit as exciting and challenging as the TV version.
One player is the host while other players take on the tough questions derived from all different areas of knowledge such as history, popular culture, etc.
Just like the TV series players play Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy!-all of which are timed. The game includes 252 Cards, 6 Game Stands and 1 Bell.
Feeling a little tense? You ain't seen nothing yet! The Tension game ups the ante as it challenges you to make 10 correct matches in under 60 seconds!
All gamers have to do is match the answers on game cards! It's fast, fun, frantic and frustrating! It's Tension. Two hundred Double-sided Cards, an Answer Tracker, a 1 Minute Sand Timer, a Game Board and 2 Pawns are included.
Is your team up to the challenge?
So you think you know it all? Want to prove it? This That & Everything will put your knowledge to the test as you attempt to describe six people, places and things in 30 seconds!
It takes a real team effort and lightening fast answers to win this game. Do you have the brains to pull it off?
Game contents include 396 Cards, a Score Pad, a 30-Second Timer and Instructions.
Are you ready for the truth? The truth is in here with Urban Myth.
Not everything you've heard or read it true. Many of the things we take as facts are nothing more than hearsay and products of overactive imaginations.
In Urban Myth you're tested to determine if you can tell the truth from myth.
Two or more players must differentiate between pop-culture myth and fact in a game that is sure to challenge just how savvy gamers are.
Completely unique, Urban Myth includes 6 Game tokens, 6 True/Myth Voting Cards, 500 Game Cards, 1 Game Board and 1 Instruction sheet.
As with all the new Outset Media games Urban Myth comes packaged in a heavy paper stock box that will stand up to years of play, colorful game pieces and cards and easy-to-follow instructions.
I can't wait to play each game with my friends and family. All the game provide a great way to learn new facts while having a wonderful time with those we love.
Dice Heist, Octo Dice and
Doomtown Saddlebag Expansion
Are you up for a little larceny? Is you inner thief peeking its ugly head into your consciousness? Does the thought of ill-gotten gain get your blood stirring?
Do you succumb? After all what's a little thievery among friends?
In Alderac Entertainment Group's (AEG) Dice Heist game two to five players take on the roles of international thieves who individually set out to heist valuable artifacts, gems and other assorted fabulous riches.
It's thief pitted against thief as you recruit Sidekicks (or go it alone), steal the precious items before the other thieves in the game do and make your successful escape.
Who will be the premiere thief and get the goods? The role of the dice determines who goes first and with the flip and play of the cards you choose a location and its treasure to heist, pick a Sidekick and attempt the heist.
Rolls of the dice also determine the security of said location and if you succeed or fail.
At the end of the game players tally up their heists, artifacts, gems and paintings. Whoever has the highest score wins!
Included in the game are 15 Dice, 56 Cards and a Rulebook.
The nice things about AEG Games are they are easy to understand, simple to set up and yet provide strategy challenges, exciting game play and accessibility for all ages.
No long drawn-out dice or card combinations, precise calculations and seemingly endless rules and memorization.
Equally fun is Octo Dice.
In this game you take on the role of deep-sea researchers, age 14 and up with a total of four players.
Something has gone wrong at the underwater research station AquaSphere.
Tools and bots have stopped working. Players must find out what is wrong and fix it-quick, before the competition does.
Lab expansion, crystal analysis, submarine docking, bot repair and activation and the capture of Octobots must be done as quickly as possible.
But, there may be spies making your accumulation of knowledge fraught with danger. Role the dice, refer to lab tiles and markers and tally up your score to see who wins.
It's all-out undersea action and intrigue that is fast-paced and can hit players like a tsunami!
A Scoring pad, 6 Dice, 9 Tiles, 16 Makers and Rulebook are included.
History has changed, the Confederacy has survived, the Indian Nations are in an uprising, monsters and other ghosts and ghoulies room The Old West and the super fuel Ghost Rock has advanced technology to a dangerous level in a primitive land.
Soon there arise heroes to fight the growing number of the evil. Gomorra (Doomtown) has a huge strike of Ghost Rock, which brings with every type of fortune hunter (good and bad) out of the woodwork.
It's up to the law in Ghost Town to keep law and order-and that's a 'tall' order.
Choose your side, your characters, your claim, your weapons and make your play.
You decide your strategy with a little magic and subterfuge thrown in for good measure.
It's the Old West like you've never seen it before.
Be sure to pick up Doomtown Saddlebag Expansion: The Curtain Rises the offers Doomtown's sheriff a new ally against the evil Fourth Ring Circus. But is it too little or too late?
A Story Sheet and 84 beautifully illustrated Game Cards are included.
Chronicles Of Darkness Revised Storytelling System Rulebook
Have you ever gone into an empty room and thought you saw something or someone out of the corner of your eye? Have you seen indistinguishable shapes lingering in the shadows?
Have you ever heard unusual sounds that you know emanate from nothing animal or human? Are there monsters under your bed or in your closet? Do witches, warlocks, demons, monsters and other ghoulies exist?
I for one believe they do. As a Christian I know there are unseen evil forces at work that if witnessed would chill your blood and send your heart racing.
There are evil forces present all around us, manipulating events and seeking out those they can destroy or coerce.
In The Chronicles Of Darkness Revised Storytelling Rulebook gamers are given a tour of worlds very much like our own (or maybe it is our world) that are populated by things that go bump in the night.
The Rulebook explains to gamers how to create such imaginative worlds, game scenarios, characters and the who, what, where and how of each game campaign.
Certain rules must be adhered to such as limits of powers, abilities and the like. Storytellers are responsible for creating scenarios and drawing other gamers into their dark realms and continuing to keep the games exciting, involving the gamers and responsible for moving the adventures forward.
Examples and tips in the Rulebook aid both game masters and participants as to the possibilities of the game and what to expect from the unexpected.
Experience, accumulated knowledge and teamwork drives each game scenario forward, encourages more complex game mechanics and ultimately draws both novice and veteran gamers into each exciting excursion into the unknown.
The Chronicles Of Darkness Revised Storytelling Rulebook by Onyx Path Publishing makes for the perfect reference for those about to enter the worlds of the macabre, horrific and mystical. Are you ready to delve into the dark?
World's Finest Dice Masters
What do you get when you combine the very best of dice games with Collectible Card games? You get Wizkids/NECA's DC Comics World's Finest Dice Masters game.
Here's the game in a nutshell. The two-payer games has each player command their group of heroes as represented by the dice.
By rolling the dice players determine what resources they have, buy more dice, send their team members into the game play and strike at the enemy mastermind.
Who ever has their resources reduced to zero, loses. Of course there are many facets to the game such as play actions, global abilities, dice strategy and much more but those abilities come about with more game play.
The enclosed Rulebook in the 2-Play Starter Set goes into extensive detail about the game mechanics and strategy. The more you play, the more you know, the better your chances of winning.
The 2-Player Starter Set comes with 44 Custom Dice that include: 12 Basic Action Dice, 16 Character Dice and 16 Sidekick Dice.
Thirty nine Cards are also included and they are 24 Character Cards, 10 Basic Action Cards, 4 Color Reminder Cards and 1 Checklist Card.
A Rulebook and 2 Dice Bags also come with the Starter Set.
Additional Foil Packs can also be purchased each containing 2 Cards and 2 Dice.
No World's Finest Dice Master game can be complete without the official Playmat that has pre-printed sections for Dice and Card placement and a Life Bar.
All of the game components feature colorful DC character art, easy to decipher graphics and eye-catching packaging.
Go Fish!, Old Maid and War
Almost everyone (especially kids) is familiar with the cards games War, Old Maid and Go Fish! There's nothing particularly difficult about each game.
Gamers play by discarding cards on a stack. The higher value card wins the opponent's card. The player who wins the most, or all, of the cards is the winner, with slight variations.
Games are played with a standard card deck of 52 for National Parks and 36 with the Battle Cards.
Fast, easy and predictable...unless you are playing with a Birdcage Press's deck of cards.
Who would ever of thought that simple card games like War, Old Maid and Go Fish! could be educational?
Why settle for ordinary card game when you can learn all about history, important facts and special events-all complemented by beautiful full-color art and photos?
52 amazing Places National Parks offers card players a panoramic tour of the most beautiful spots and awe-inspiring landscapes of U.S. National Parks complete with interesting information. It's like going on a road trip without leaving your home!
Battle Card sets: Military Jets, Aircraft and Spacecraft not only offer full-color photos, illustrations and interesting facts they also allow game players to take part in historical flights, life or death aerial battles and explore the planets and space!
Each of the War (Battle) card games also comes with a 28-page fact book for even more historical facts and exciting game play.
What a totally unique way to pump new life into classic cards games. Kids and adults learn as they play. They're great for the whole family!
Thwack and Heroes & Villains
Family Games America FGA Inc. knows what it takes to make great games and puzzles.
There is nothing more satisfying than to play a game that takes brains and strategy to win and a puzzle that challenges your imagination and intuition.
Heroes & Villains Trivia Game is one of five games available through FGA's A Matter Of Fact trivia set of games.
A single small deck of red face cards challenges gamers to solve what comic book villain or heroe is referred to on the white side of the cards.
How difficult are the answers? Here's a clue: I've been a comic book collector for over 50 years and I still had difficulty answering all of the questions.
The single deck is packaged in a small steel box with instructions on the back for a single player.
Eight puzzles make up FGA's Kapowie Puzzles.
The Thwack puzzle dares puzzle players to release a prized metal ring from its metal entrapment. Sound easy? Don't bet on it!
The solution is included but challenge yourself and try to figure it out. Talk about a brain teaser!
Thwack is packaged in a metal box with a single clear plastic window at the bottom of the box.
Both puzzle and game are real challenges, cleverly packaged and make for great fun for your brain.
It's time to put away your video game and mediocre puzzles and take it up a notch with Family Games America FGA Inc.