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If you’ve got a special someone who’s wild about this classic word game, then you’ll want to be sure to spell out your love using the Scrabble Valentine's Day Card Kit & Game. The heart-shaped board can also be used year-round to leave each other sweet messages.
It’s easy to sneak in some solid learning time when it’s delivered in the form of a video game that’s fun for the entire family! With Smarty Pants for Nintendo Wii, players answer trivia questions sorted according to their age and skill level. Tugs-of-war, dance-offs and wheel-spinning also add an element of activity, so both the mind and the body get a workout.
When it comes to fun, outdoor activities, you just can't miss with a classic game of badminton. This Salaun Championship Badminton Kit comes with everything you need to quickly get the game going. It includes four regulation-size racquets, cork head shuttles, line markers, a tarpaulin net and heavy-duty poles. A stainless steel zippered bag makes it easy to bring the set with you to cookouts and picnics.
Is it golf or is it a Frisbee game? Well, it's kind of both and it's a lot of fun. This Halex Backyard Challenge Disc Golf Game includes nine flags that you stake into the ground and 18 tee-off flags that you place around the yard to make a challenging, or not-so-challenging, course. Instead of golf clubs, you use the included flying discs to hit the flags. The whole family can play and the... more
I prefer to call this a beanbag game rather than its more popular name, "cornhole." But no matter what you end up calling it, it's a fun game all around. The object of these Beanbag Toss Game Sets is simple: Just throw the beanbag at a raised platform, trying to get the bag into the hole on the far end. It's one of those games that you can play with a drink in your... more
Growing up, we had a huge backyard that was perfect for football, soccer, badminton and, my favorite, croquet. Contrary to its hoity-toity reputation, croquet is actually a really fun, casual game that is perfect for the whole family. As a kid (and an adult), my favorite part was knocking the other player's ball out of the way with my wooden mallet. This selection features budget-friendly croquet sets and more elaborate, pricier sets.
Looking for the perfect way to entertain your March Madness party guests during half time? Look no further than this Lifetime Double Shot Arcade Basketball System. The system features an adjustable height from 82 and 90 inches, a medium-density fiberboard backboard with two heavy-duty pro-style rims, seven balls, and a pump and needle. The electronic infrared scoring eyes keep tally of multiple games, while a buzzer and other sound effects add excitement.
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
We all had one growing up: the friend with a ping pong table in his or her basement. We always wanted one as a teenager, but our parents never gave in to us. But now that we're an adult, we can buy one on our own. So take that mom and dad. This Kettler Stockholm Indoor Table Tennis Ping Pong Table features a wooden top and the ability to be folded for playback, or... more
Be the captain of your own ship with Star Trek Online, a multi-player, online role-playing game. Set 30 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, Star Trek Online lets each player beam down to different planets to confront enemies and to explore the terrain. The game comes with tons of customization options that let you design your captain and crew from set races and to design the look of your ship from over... more
Demon's Souls may have won Gamespot's 2009 Game of the Year, but 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand won for Most Surprisingly Good Game. The first 50 Cent game was such a dud that the idea of a sequel just seemed ridiculous. But we were surprised by Blood on the Sand's responsive controls and variety of fun-to-shoot weapons that make for an entertaining third-person shooting game. Be sure to check out mySimons game... more
When it comes to graphics, video games have definitely come a long way from Pacman and Pong. The graphics in Left for Dead 2 are so realistic and so scary that we have to play it with the lights on. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world that is overrun with zombies. As one of four survivors, you and your friends travel through cities in the Deep South and battle the zombies using... 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.
Prove your DJ street cred with another addition to the Guitar Hero series. DJ Hero includes a turntable so that you can mix and scratch over 100 different songs. Music genres include Hip Hop, Dance, Rock, Pop and R&B. As a DJ, you get to mix music at the hottest clubs from around the world, and in front of the biggest crowds. The controller even detaches for all of you left-handed DJ wannabes. It'll... more
There's a lot of competition out there among gaming systems. Aside from using them to play games, they also all throw in their own added features. We've had our eye on the Sony Playstation 3 because of its built-in Blu-ray player. It has been out for a while now, but we were happy to learn that, just recently, Sony decided to lower the price. You still get 80GB of hard disk storage, Internet ready... more
Bocce Ball is our kind of sport. Anyone can play it and the objective is simple. With Park and Sun's Bocce Ball set, you can have a backyard game any time, and the carrying case means it doesn't have to be your backyard. Or, you could try your hand at the less-elegantly-named cornhole, with portable game boards and bags. If you aren't happy with one of the numerous sport-themed designs, you can opt... 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
I can haz magnetz? If you like LOLCats, now you can create your own with LOLMagnetz. Each kit comes with 384 LOLWord fridge magnets, so you can make your own LOLCats at home. You'll have to provide your own cat photos, of course. Also included is an LOLSpeak instruction manual, in case you need to brush up on your skillz. Also funny: Jezebel's LOLVogue posts.
If stealing cars and killing people has become a bit boring - or if you'd rather not have your kids play games that teach them how to be criminals - Brain Age is a refreshing change of pace. Rated E for Everyone, this game includes loads of reading and math exercises (including Sudoku!) that stimulate your brain - and lower its "age." Find out how smart you really are; and see how smart you... more