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Multiplication can seem like a bore for many kids, so Ka-Ching turned it into a high-stakes card game that lets them see the importance of math in everyday life. Players must try to end up with the largest profit by buying and selling cards – and keeping their opponents from doing the same, which also builds those oh-so important strategy skills.
I can remember being a kid and spending hours watching my dad playing chess. He tried to teach me the game a few times when I was younger, but it didn't stick. This Father's Day, I've decided to give my father a new chess set and to revisit the game with him as an adult. If your dad's a fan of the game, he'll appreciate one of these chess sets. The selection includes basic... more
A couple that plays together, stays together. Board games certainly aren't the most conventional wedding gifts, but they're a great way for the new couple to spend quality time together without breaking the bank. Plus, a board game is a fun surprise in the midst of all the appliances, towels, and sheet sets found in the couple's registry. This selection of board games contains the classics: Scrabble, Monopoly, UNO, Trivial Pursuit, checkers, and more.... more
We grew up playing Uno, and still have a blast playing it as an adult. The perfect stocking stuffer for both kids and adults, Mattel’s Uno Card Game is extremely easy to learn and very addictive. The goal of the game is to match colors or numbers to be the first player to get rid of all of their cards. It’s a simple game that the whole family can play just about anywhere: at... more
Board games are making a comeback this holiday season, and old-school board games, such as Scrabble, are coming back reinvented with a twist. Scrabble Flash still offers the same word-building challenges, but uses individual tiles that link together to create your own words and to steal your opponents' words. It's the perfect game to play when you're short on time, by yourself, or just want a new twist to an old game.
LEGO is breaking into the board game market, and is off to a great start with the LEGO Minotaurus Game. The game centers around a mighty Minotaur, a mythical creature that protects a secret temple hidden deep inside a labyrinth. The goal of the game it to be the first to lead your heroes to the temple, avoiding the Minotaur and cleverly placing walls to block your opponents. It's fun, but challenging game for... more
We love to drink beer and we love to play games, and this Port-O-Pong Portable Beer Pong Table combines the best of both worlds. The table is inflatable, letting you take it with you wherever you go. You can play your favorite beer drinking game in the pool, or, using the included strings, you can even hang it from the ceiling or between trees while camping. Two repair patches are included in case your... more
One part golf, and one part shuffleboard, Sholf is another fun game that is perfect for tailgating. It uses the accessories of golf and the strategy of shuffleboard for fun, competitive play. The goal of the game is to putt your golf balls into the scoring end farther than your opponent. Point values increase as you get closer to the edge of the playing green, and the first player or team of players to... more
Part of the fun of tailgating is finding different ways to pass the time before the game starts. Cornhole is a simple, but fun game to play with friends. The familiar boards and beanbags are often seen around the tailgating parking lot. This selection of cornhole boards includes plain boards that you can decorate yourself to show your team spirit. You'll also find decals and glow-in-the-dark stickers to take your boards to the next... more
In the midst of today's technologies, we're happy to see that old-fashioned board games are making a comeback, and it doesn't get more old-school than backgammon. Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in existence and involves two players moving pieces according to a roll of dice. This selection of backgammon sets offers a set for every budget, including traditional, moderately priced wooden sets to more expensive, leather sets.
The new Sex and the City movie comes out on May 28th, so before you find out what Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte are up to now, its a good time to catch up on the series and challenge your knowledge of the popular HBO show with the Sex and the City Trivia Game. The game lets you answer trivia questions, act out different scenes, collect lifestyle cards, and enjoy a night of "girl... more
It sounds so simple, but sometimes just spending time with your mom is the best gift that you can give her. Our mom has always been a fan of board games, which is why we decided to buy her this Pressman Toy Checkers Board for Mother's Day. We plan on bringing her favorite snacks and beverages, and settling in for a quiet evening of checkers and good conversation with our favorite lady.
When it comes to playing games, we are all about word games. And with Mindware Bananagrams, you can get in your word game fix just about anywhere. Players don't need pencils or pads of paper, only a flat surface to create their own crossword puzzle. The first player to draw and discard the last piece yells, "Bananas!" to end the game. The pieces come in their own banana-shaped pouch, making it the perfect game... more
The Channel Craft Classic Marble Mat Game proves that kids (and adults) don't need the latest and greatest in high-tech gadgets to have fun. The 14-inch by 14-inch wrinkle-resistant Sof-touch mat has a marble tournament grid that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It also comes with a history of the game, game rules, shooting techniques, and marbles. It makes a great stocking stuffer for any kid, young or old.
We love playing a classic game of checkers, but sometimes you want to change it up a bit. That's where Goliath Trapdoor Checkers comes into play. The game offers a new spin to the classic game with trapdoors that open and close to throw off your opponent. The checkerboard features four different slides, each of which open or close one of two trapdoors. Players spin the wheels on both sides of the board to... more
What fan of golf isn't a fan of the movie Caddyshack? If you know someone that is constantly reciting lines from the movie, then the Caddyshack Trivia Game is the perfect holiday gift for them. They'll be able to put all of their knowledge of the movie to the test with 1,000 trivia questions. It's aimed for two or more players, so they can get all of their friends and family in on the... more
All the girls can get in on Barbie's Queen of the Prom board game, an exact replica of the original game from 1961. The high school Barbie in those days did not have to go through a metal detector or watch drug-sniffing dogs at the lockers. Instead, players will help Barbie date, shop, and actively participate in school programs, all with the ultimate goal of high school girls everywhere of being named Queen of... more
In a poll some years ago, Pew Research found that more Americans could name Homer and Maggie Simpson's kids, but not so many were able to name the five freedoms mentioned in the 1st Amendment. Which means, of course, that you should be very good at Scene It's Deluxe TV Tin DVD Game. It's pretty simple -- you watch the clips from popular shows and try to answer the challenges first but only... more
Board games are making a comeback, and for those of you who are fans of Yahtzee, you'll especially love Yahtzee Free for All. It offers a new spin to the popular dice game: The old-school tablets and pencils are replaced with a gameboard, and the object of the game is to match cards to various dice combinations and beat your opponents' dice rolls. It's a cheap and fun way to spend an evening at... more
Get your mind out of the gutter when you play Dirty Minds: The Game of Naughty Clues. The trick here is that the clues, though seemingly dirty, all have answers that are perfectly innocent. Getting there may be hard for some of your friends, but it is funny to see them try. This is a perfect game for some close friends (only those who won't be offended by their own dirty minds!), shared bottles... more