Nothing brings a family together like playing games. Put the phones away and connect with each other -- plan a family game night! Here are some of this year's fun games for kids of all ages.
Cut the Wire
A device is ticking and it’s about to go off. Players compete to see who cuts the right wire, defuses the device, and saves the day. Use secret clues for hints to help figure out how to avoid cutting the wrong wire and losing the game.
Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game.
Disney The Nightmare Before Christmas 25 Years Collector's Chess Set
The ultimate must have strategy game for fans and collectors that feature the most popular characters in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the film release.
One at a time, each player drops a shape into the vertical game board’s drop zone. Players earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles. But be careful: Don’t break a landing rule. The shape you dropped is not allowed to touch matching shapes or colors after it lands.
It’s nap time for the itty bitty kitties, but they just want to play. Help them jump, bat the yarn balls around, and race to the basket without catching a look from the watchful eyes of the mommy cats. Each turn, roll the dice, look for the mommy cat matching their colors, and lift one. The first kitten back to the basket wins. Players must correctly identify colors, and remember which mommy cat eyes will catch the kittens in this memory game.
Pick one of over 250 word cue cards (with 500 total cues), write the word you think best completes the phrase – and try to match it exactly to another player’s word without giving a single hint.
Clever and crafty, this liar's dice experience is an evolution of the classic bluffing game. Fluff features palm-fitted rolling cups for poker-style peeking and critter adorned dice for "wild-style" play to inspire bolder bidding. Fluff up the bids, or challenge the calls. Be the best fluffed to outlast the other cast of characters.
In Word Slam, two teams each have a storyteller. The two storytellers are given the same answer term. Playing at the same time, they must give clues to their teams so the teams can correctly guess the answer. But it’s not that easy. Speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden for the storytellers. They must tell their stories using only 105 cards, each with one word on it: a noun, verb, adjective, or preposition. The team that correctly guesses the answer first gets a point, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
One player, the operator, is trapped in a virtual room trying to hack into a top secret government hard drive. The other players are the ‘Experts’ who must give the hacking instructions to break through the eight different modules by deciphering the information found in the instruction manuals. But: the experts can’t see the hard drive and the operator can’t see the manuals. So everyone will need to talk it out – fast.
Carefully place all your white beads on top of the suspended colorful balls using the wand. With every bead you add, the colorful balls become more unstable. If you push your luck too far or make one false move….TUMBALL!
Domino Jr. Friends Deluxe
The easy-to-use domino spacer tool simplifies set up, and the stunt dominos have been re-engineered to make setting up easier for little hands. Add in your dino friends to create cool chain reaction stunts.
Flip, Slide, Match
FLIPSLIDE is a hand-held electronic pattern and color memorization game with a unique twist-and-slide feature. Players must flip and slide the colored blocks around the center screen so that each brightly-colored cube matches with the corresponding center lights. Modes include: Speed Mode, Level Mode, Memory Mode, and Multiplayer Mode.
MacGyver: The Escape Room Game
This multi-scenario escape room in a box is perfect for MacGyver fans and escape room fanatics alike. Players use the tools they’re given to solve the puzzles and diffuse the bombs – all leading to a final scenario that will require everything they’ve learned to stop a familiar opponent.
Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition
Harry Potter fans test their knowledge of all eight Harry Potter movies. Move around the board with House Mascot movers as you answer questions and collect “wedges”. Includes 1800 questions to challenge the ultimate Harry Potter fan. Categories include Slytherin House, Death Eaters and The Dark Arts; Objects & Artifacts; Animals, Magical Creatures and Magical Beings; Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Muggles; Hogwarts, Other Locations and Transportation; and Spells, Potions and Other Magic.
Clue Master Detective
In this suspenseful game, players have to find out who's responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home. Get the scoop on the mansion's rooms, weapons, and guests and start detecting. Eliminate information throughout the game in this whodunit. When a player is ready to make an accusation, they secretly press the button on the mirror to reveal Who, What, and Where.
Balance and arrange the sushi, plates, and soy sauce bottles, and make sure to execute the order exactly as shown on the card. But be careful, one wrong move and everything might tumble over.
Shadows in the Forest
You are deep in a dark, ancient forest with only your lantern to guide you. Tall, looming trees cast shadows all around. Off in the distance you hear a faint rustling sound and your heart begins to race. Could the legend be true? Will you finally discover the creatures who hide in the forest shadows?
EXIT: The Game
In each EXIT game, your team starts out locked in an imaginary room, or trapped somewhere. You must solve a series of riddles and puzzles in order to unlock doors and reveal new riddles. Each correct solution brings you to another riddle and eventually to freedom. The clock is ticking: You must solve all of the puzzles as fast as you can because the faster your team escapes the room and the fewer hints you use along the way, the more points you earn.
Pie Face Cannon Game
One player will step up and put their face in the facemask, while the other player aims the cannon and tries to launch whipped cream onto their opponent’s face. The player behind the mask can try to avoid getting “pie-faced” by using the included blocking hand.
I Spy Dig In
Race the clock, it’s not so hard. Dig out six objects, place on your card. When each player has gone all in, match one more for the win. Practice literacy, coordination, and social skills as you race to match the images on their cards with objects from the bowl.
MONOPOLY: Cheaters Edition Game
In this updated version of the classic MONOPOLY game, players are permitted to bend the rules and “cheat to win” as they travel across the gameboard in an effort to own it all. For the first time, “borrowing” money from the bank, skipping spaces, and avoiding rent are welcomed. Complete the “cheats” as assigned by the game and get a reward, but get caught and you’ll pay the consequences. Pretend handcuffs will leave offenders “chained” to the board until they are released.
Published: October 2018