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Let’s play a game of Capture the Flag, but with a twist. With 25 light-up game pieces and 12 different ways to play! It’s an awesome icebreaker and a game that can help develop teamwork, social skills, and strategies! All the players will be running, chasing, and hiding away from each other. This is even a great way to get schools (inside a gym with the lights turned off), sports teams, youth organizations, and many other people to relax and fun! Ages 8+ and 4-20 players. Find out more by going to Capture the Flag REDUX.
Dominos is a classic game that has been a big hit for many years. Kids, young and old, love to play the game of Dominos or even just set them all up in a line to watch them knock each other down. Now, ThinkFun Games has added a new twist to such a classic game! It isn’t just a game, it is a logic puzzle! With 60 challenge cards, players can test their reasoning skills by navigating through pivots, around blockers, and even up and downstairs! Domino Maze is a great way to challenge your critical thinking skills! Find out more about Domino Maze.
Laser tag facilities were once the only place where you could get a game of laser tag in. Each game can be costly and you often play with people you don’t even know. Now, with KidzLane Laser Tag Guns, you can bring the game of laser tag right to your own home and play with whoever you want! KidzLane gives you the option to play as many games as you want without having to pay each time! From up to a 130 feet away, shoot your opponents gun to make sounds and lights go off. Everyone has nine lives… who will be left standing in the end?
Let’s face it, our kids are far more tech savvy than any generation before them. I remember being amazed a few years back as my then two year old daughter got the tv remote and said “I can do it!” Sure enough, I watched in disbelief as she began to change channels, control volume and even turn on and off when asked.
With tech being such a part of life, it is vital that we as parents find ways to use this to help our children both educationally and productively while allowing them to have some fun too! With the included pieces and interaction, it also gets them physically involved as well!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit is a great way to turn an iPad or Amazon Fire into such a great educational tool! Recognized as a winner of numerous prestigious children’s awards and utilized in over 30,000 classrooms, this program is a great way to get your child learning while having a great time.
Each of the 5 included programs have multiple modes and levels for hours of learning fun. From word games games to math problems, problem solving to science, there is something for everyone! One of our favorite programs is the Masterpiece program. Simply take a photo of any object using your tablet and Masterpiece will transform it into a basic line drawing that your child (or mom or dad) can retrace to draw their very own Masterpiece!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit will be a great addition to any home! Watch with joy as your child has hours of fun educational and creative playtime and be prepared to be amazed as their minds expand with the great and age appropriate knowledge Osmo gives them!
Kids look so stinkin’ cute playing the KidzLane Fishing Game! The game stretches their hand eye coordination while also teaching them to take turns. Flip the fish over for a new game involving numbers. They will have their numbers and colors down pat by the time they play this game a few times. I love how the fish are made of high-quality wood. I am a stickler for wood toys, they seem to last so much longer!
In today’s world, phones have gotten in the way of communicating with those you love. It is easier to stay glued to a phone and miss out on some great conversation with those right in front of you. Bring back the conversation with Personalogy Party Edition and Personalogy Family Edition. The Personalogy Party Edition adds life to a party or all those awkward social situations! Bring them along on a road trip with your bestie for a load of laughs! The Family Fun Edition works as a great relationship builder with your family with the 125 memorable questions for your little ones to answer. Personalogy Games make for excellent stocking stuffers and great inexpensive gifts for friends!
Let’s go fishing!! Gather two to four players and go fishing for fish… and boots?! Yes, depending on the card drawn, players are in charge of fishing out a fish, a boot, a frog, and then last but not least, a duck! Who will be the lucky duck?! Using the box as the game board, your children will love this fun game of fishing by Blue Orange Games!
I’m listening to my kids play one of their favorite games as I type this. If you don’t have a family game night, you are missing out! Some of my favorite memories growing up are from us around the dining room table strategizing to cream our family… 🙂 I can’t wait to add this 30th edition of Scattergories to our weekly lineup. If you don’t have your family game night already set up, give it a try! Challenge yourself for the next 45 days to have at least 4 game nights – I do believe you will love your time together and make forever memories!
Do you love the game of Checkers but maybe a little bored with playing the same game over and over? King Me! Is for you. King Me! Is a game of strategy similar to Checkers but more fun. Now, you can control territories, take over being king when you jump a king, and earn points. Great for strategic minds, ages eight and up.
Here is a great game of physics for your children ages eight and up (although even children a little younger can probably get in on the action as well). Blue Orange Games’ Tumble Maze reminds me of a mix of the classic game show game of Plinko and a Pinball with a twist. With each game, players are given a challenge card which shows how to arrange the board and where to drop the ball. Then, they have to try to find the perfect place to add your additional bonus piece to force the ball into the right ending hole. Can you complete each challenge?
Are you up on the times? kNOW by Ravensburger will put you and your friends to the test to see who is more “in the know”. The game is always up to date. Using Google Assist, players get asked questions like, “How many more days until the world cup” or “What time is it in Moscow”. Google Assist will be the judge to see who got the right answer. Gear up for some friendly competition and be aware that you will most likely wind up with some memorable conversations when playing kNOW!
Hoyle Sharks are Wild, Super Me, and Waterproof Cards
Card games are a load of fun for both kids and adults but, BOY is Hoyle sneaky with their card games! They are good at sneaking in cognitive development skills without the children even taking notes. Whether playing Super Me, Sharks are Wild or one of the other Hoyle Card Games, they will increase their skills all in the name of fun! Hoyle Waterproof cards are great for sticky, dirty little fingers but also great for adults who want to play cards around the pool! Maybe Santa will be sliding a game or two in your little one’s stocking!
Time to get some good exercise in all while having a blast! Just Dance 2020 is now available on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, XBox One, Google Stadia, and UPLAY+. It is rated E for everyone. Get to dancing like nobody is watching! With 40 new songs, stunning universes, and exclusive surprises to discover, Just Dance is back and better than ever! Just Dance has sold over 67 MILLION units, make sure you get in on this fun and energetic game you can play right in your very own home!
No one name is more well known and respected in the gaming world than Tom Clancy. In his latest release, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a group of former Ghosts gone rogue, called the Wolves have taken over the mysterious island of Auroa. This island is home to Skell Technology and the Wolves will stop at nothing in using all of the tech and drones of Skell Tech as killing machines. Players will have the option to play solo or up to four-player co-op. This military shooter game is a must have for your gamer this season!
For a parent, teaching our kids skills that will prepare them for the future just comes with the responsibility of being a parent. In a world driven more and more by tech, teaching our kids skills in how to use technology certainly gives them an advantage. With Rabbids Coding, not only is it easy to understand, but it is also fun, a win-win for parent and child! The Rabbids have invaded a spaceship and make a complete mess of it. Your child will need to help clean it up by using programming codes in the spaceship’s operating system! Programmers of all ages will be taught the basics of of algorithmic logic and programming as well as sequential programming, loops, and conditions. With 32 levels, players of all ages (seven and up with reading skills) will not only learn basic programming skills but have a blast doing it too! To download the game, simply log in or create a Uplay account at uplay.ubisoft.com.
Blue Orange Games Sherlock Express
Do you have a budding game enthusiast? A couple of my kids LOVE to pull out a game and battle it out any chance they get! This mystery game is going to be a perfect addition to our stash. It’s perfect for my 11 year old and 16 year old alike!
It’s a game of mystery. Do you enjoy seeking out clue and solving mysteries? Try your hand at being the detective when playing the game Sherlock Express from Blue Orange Games. This game is great for ages 7 and up!
Even the littlest hands can jump in on the Rubik’s fun! Children can begin on the Rubik’s Junior Puppy from Winning Moves Games when they are just a preschooler and graduate to the regular 3×3 Rubik’s cube once they have the hang of the three-level play. The Rubik’s Junior Puppy is colorful, cute, and gets the juices pumping in those little brains! Great for stocking stuffers!
Ages three and up can take part in the silly game, Heads Talk Tails Walk, from ThinkFun Games. The goal is to match up hidden body tiles to match the head and the body of different animals. If you don’t have a match, you have to walk and talk like the animals. Can you hop like a frog all while clucking like a chicken? The Heads Talk Tails Walk game makes for some great memories! Find out more about Heads Talk Tails Walk.
Have you ever hosted a party or been to a Christmas gathering where Dirty Santa, White Elephant, or Yankee Swap were a part of the party? Who gets the first pick, who gets the last pick, who can steal from who? Those are all answers that make Solid Roots Party Kits a must this Christmas season! No more cutting up tiny pieces of paper to write numbers for everyone to draw, no more arguing over who gets the final gift. SolidRoots Party Kits come with everything you need to host a Dirty Santa, White Elephant, and a Yankee Swap Party of up to 35 people! No more cheating and no more prep work needed, thanks to SolidRoots.
Escape to yesteryear with Slide Quest! Who will be the valiant warrior? It could be anyone! This is a must for your family game nights! So much fun and even the littles can enjoy playing!
Children love to get a hold of mom and dad’s tablet or phone to play games or watch videos. Why not turn that curiosity into a time of true learning? Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit has everything you need to begin teaching your child through a very interactive “game system” to use with your tablet or phone.
Learn numbers, letters, and even how to draw without feeling like they are learning! Osmo is an interactive system since kids learn so much better when it involves hands-on play.
So how does Osmo work? Simply slide the projector on the camera of the tablet, open the app and begin playing! It projects anything placed in front of the tablet and brings it to life on the screen. Your child can even draw a picture and Osmo will convert it into a fully animated image on the screen. As a parent, it blew me away to see the technology Osmo delivers!
The Little Genius Starter Kit is great for ages 2-5. They will learn numbers, letters, create designs with tangrams, draw masterpieces, and even learn physics! Yes, physics in simple age appropriate games. You have to check out Osmo!!
The original and ultimate Stockpile card game! Created in 1905, this American classic is back to entertain a whole new generation of card game players. If you’re the first player to play all your cards in sequential order, you win!
Ciao! Has offered baby portable high chairs for a while now but they have something new for the bigger little kiddos. Perfect for toddlers and younger grade school-aged children, the Hoopman! Portable Basketball Goal will be a slam dunk this Christmas! Weighing just five pounds, this basketball goal folds up just like a camping chair, making it easy to play on the go. Bring it to a park, play a game at the grandparent’s house, or simply take it inside on a rainy day for a fun, indoor game of ball!
The debate of whether UFOs are real or not is no concern when it comes to this game! It is all about challenging yourself to complete task cards ranging from easy to super hard. The object of the game? Beam up all the cows (magnetic chips) into your very own UFO (a magnet). Navigate your way around the farm and make sure the red bull (chip) is last to be picked up. Watch out for the hay bales, silos, and fences. They tend to get in the way. Strategy is key! Put your brain to work with ThinkFun’s new game, Invasion of the Cow Snatchers!
Traditional Bingo is fun, especially if you win. Little kids can get rather bored with a plain game of Bingo. With Bouncing Bingo from Winning Moves Games, there is no such thing as boring! Bounce the ball into the Bingo platform that is full of animal pictures to find out where the next chip will go. If the ball lands on the pig, find the pig on your card and place a chip. Get a Bingo and you win the game!
What a great gift idea for your little analyzer! My eldest has always loved to figure things out and simply loves the game of chess. He would have totally flipped over this Story Time Chess when he was younger! What a great way to teach chess to our littles. Maybe my eldest can finally teach his mom how to play with Story Time Chess. 😉
Give the gift of being active with this super fun. Game from Sea Turtle Sports! This is a great game to break out at family get together this season. Watch as the competitive edge comes out in the unlikely as they try to catch the ball. This is a great game to give and get. So… go get yours and get one to give!
Bedtime for your kids just became something to look forward to! With Wonder Forge’s NEW Snuggle Time Game, kids get to help Mickey Mouse get all his farm animal friends to the barn for bedtime before it gets too late. This preschool game makes a great bedtime game with its soft game board. Unlike a lot of games, Snuggle Time can be played with just ONE player! Add a fun-filled game to your child’s bedtime routine with Snuggle Time Game!
Sitting around the dinner table has become a thing of the past. Time to bring it back, better than ever! You won’t want to miss a night with the family around the kitchen table with Family Time Fun Games by Continuum Games! The Original Dinner Games and the Beginner Dinner Games provide entertainment at every meal. Quick, easy games such as Guess the Macaroni, Last Bite, Pass the Pepper, Fruity Feeling, Rainbow Dinner, Magic Spoon are just a few you will find in the Family Time Fun Game Decks!
No Stress Chess offers players a way to play two different versions of chess. Players can decide between a standard chess game or a different style of chess. Cards depict what your next move is which helps young learners, learn the game without stress!
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