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First printed in 1903, Gavitt's Stock Exchange is an exciting card game that challenges three to six players to be the first to get all the cards of one railway line, call out "Topeka" and win the hand. It received a 2003 Major Fun Award as well as a 2003 Best Classic Toy Award from Dr. Toy. Launch date: 2003.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21388 (added 11/18/2008)
This 20- to 30-minute game offers 432 different oddball scenarios (for example: You’re dining with the president of Finland and roasted reindeer and fish pie are on the menu). Players predict which person in the group is most likely (Party Animal) and least likely (Party Pooper) to go along with a given scenario.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20483 (added 9/15/2008)
Select a challenge card and flip and slide the special ZenBender dice to recreate the pattern. With three levels of difficulty and 36 different patterns, there’s a challenge for everyone. Three other varieties are available: Dachshund, Dragon and Quilt.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19251 (added 6/4/2008)
Select a challenge card and flip and slide the special ZenBender dice to recreate the pattern. With three levels of difficulty and 36 different patterns, there’s a challenge for everyone. Three other varieties are available: Dachshund, Quilt and Race Track.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19250 (added 6/4/2008)
Select a challenge card and flip and slide the special ZenBender dice to recreate the pattern. With three levels of difficulty and 36 different patterns, there’s a challenge for everyone. Three other varieties are available: Dragon, Quilt and Race Track.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19249 (added 6/4/2008)
The game puts reactions time to the test. Two cards are played to the table, but only one wins. Be the first to call-out the winning card and win a point. “Kids will pick up the game because it’s familiar to them,” Out of the Box Publishing Inc. Marketing Director Matt Mariani told TDmonthly. “’Rock, Paper, Scissors’ is played everywhere… but [this game] adds the element of speed.” Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19248 (added 6/4/2008)
This 20- to 30-minute game for four to eight players comes with 432 event cards, a party cube and scoring chips. As participants consider the circumstances on each card, they discover the party animals and the party poopers in each group.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18508 (added 4/21/2008)
In this "hysterical game of sketchy directions, two teams (anywhere from four to 10 players) race each other to identify sketches drawn by their teammates. The catch is, the artists themselves aren't aware of what they're drawing — the sketching instructions are being given to them by another team member. Playing time is 20 to 30 minutes.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17548 (added 2/17/2008)
Players quickly search for words while single and double letter cards are dealt on the table. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards wins those cards. This product is a Canada Toy Testing Council Three Star Award and Games Magazine 100 Word Game of the Year Award winner.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15684 (added 10/11/2007)
This game takes two to four players on a trip around Asia, by train, airplane, ship or on foot. Participants chart their course with destination and transportation tiles as they attempt to outmaneuver their opponents. Play takes 20 to 30 minutes, and the game contents include 57 destination tiles, 22 transportation tiles, eight tile holders, a map game board and full-color rules.
“[You] learn geography without feeling like you are learning geography!” Matt Mariani, director of marketing for Out of the Box Games, told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15375 (added 9/25/2007)
Another destination in the 10-Days Travel Series, this game gives kids 10 days to travel the USA by jet, car, and on foot. They plan the trip from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outwit your fellow travelers. The first traveler to make connections for their 10-day journey wins the game.
— “This is probably my kids’ favorite board game," said Julie Petoia, a member of TDmonthly's Homeschooling Roundtable. "They've also modified the play, so that it can be an extra-cutthroat race to the finish.”
— The homeschoolers play 10 Days in the USA an average of 1.31 times per week.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13811 (added 6/28/2007)
In this game for two to eight players, participants roll the Qwix dice and flip over the timer. They race to list words containing the three letters identified on the dice. Only words listed by a single player score points. Game play takes 20 to 30 minutes. THIS GAME IS NOT AVAILABLE 11/14/08.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12174 (added 3/29/2007)
With ZenBenders, success is just a flip and slide away. A single player selects a challenge card and flips and slides the special ZenBender dice to recreate the pattern. With four difficulty levels and 48 different patterns, there’s a challenge for everyone. Each game takes less than two minutes. Dachshund, Dragon and Race Track varieties are also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12173 (added 3/29/2007)
Kids won't stay on "Cloud 9" for too long if they’re not careful with this quick and easy-to-learn game from Out of the Box. It's full of "ups and downs" where players risk going sky high or having the air let out to sink. It's the winner of numerous awards, including iParenting Media and GAMES magazine awards. It comes with 72 Balloon Cards, six Passenger Tokens, six Scoring Markers, four Wild Cards, four Cloud Dice, a game board and a Hot Air Balloon Basket.
— "Cloud 9 is one of our favorites. It’s a cute game for kids 6 and up, but our 4-year-old likes it as well. Adults like it, too," said Bill Rayment, co-owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11452 (added 2/19/2007)
Cineplexity brings movie fans together for delightful movie madness. Each round, players race to name a movie that includes elements from two Cineplexity Cards. The player who’s the first to come up with a title wins a point. With more than 500 cards players will have hundreds of hours of fresh movie fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10901 (added 1/4/2007)
CoverUp is a four-in-a-row game with depth — three depths to be exact. Players choose where they will place their disks, and at what depth. Place a disk below the surface and risk having that disk covered up. Move a disk and risk uncovering an opponent’s disk. This deceptive two-player strategy game takes only seconds to learn and minutes to play. And once it’s opened, it doesn’t have to return to the box. Launch date: August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9786 (added 10/25/2006)
In MixUp, one player tries to win using the shapes, while the other player uses the colors. The first player to get four tiles in a row, or into a two-by-two square, wins. This illusive two-player strategy game takes only seconds to learn and minutes to play. Launch date: August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9785 (added 10/25/2006)
This popular card game now comes in a solid wooden storage crate to be preserved for generations. It’s designed for 4 to 10 players, comes with 756 Red Apple Cards, 252 Green Apple Cards and two Deluxe Card Trays. Kids and adults can have fun by making outrageous comparisons that go beyond just “apples-to-apples.” Matt Mariani, director of marketing for Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly, “It takes only 30 seconds to learn. A complete game takes less than 30 minutes to finish. The conversations around the table while playing the game are the focus.” Launch date: 2006.
— "Apples-to-Apples by Out of the Box: just got more in because people still want it, even after the holidays," said Karen Williams-Fox, owner of Woodbury Mountain Toys in Montpelier, Vt. Five of 31 retailers said the game was one of their best sellers for Christmas 2006.
— “The word is out about this game for adults as well as kids,” Owner Elaine Hackney of Boing! JP’s Toy Shop in Jamaica Plain, Mass., told TDmonthly in summer 2007. “We carry all the versions. It’s so much fun ... a must at our family reunions!”
— An Apples-to-Apples sale a day helps keep the bill collector at bay, retailers have told TDmonthly (in so many words) bushels of times, and so it’s been honored with a TDmonthly Top Seller 2007 award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9733 (added 10/23/2006)
aBRIDGEd is a refreshing new take on the game of Bridge — the card game that has been enjoyed around the world for decades. aBRIDGEd plays just like the classic game of Bridge, but without the complex bidding. With the newly designed cards and simple instructions, players will be immersed in a game in no time. It only takes 20 minutes to learn and 30 to 40 minutes to play. The game includes two 52-card aBRIDGEd decks, four quick reference cards, four score pads and pencils and full-color rules. “Millions of Bridge players have been looking for a way to introduce family members to the game of Bridge. But current Bridge rules are too complex,” explained Matt Mariani, president of Out of the Box Games. “These Bridge players cannot wait for us to bring out this product. It makes playing Bridge easy … and brings a whole new generation into what many people consider to be “the greatest game” – Bridge.” Launch date: July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8007 (added 5/25/2006)
In a race against time, players attempt to “one up” each other by pulling Kiwi Disks from a teetering wall and daring to stack them ever higher. The last player to successfully stack a disk before the timer marble drops out of sight wins Wallamoppi. The game includes 36 Kiwi Disks, a wooden storage box with a built-in marble timer, two timer marbles, a Kiwi Disk bag and quick-play rules. “Once this is set up on a table [for demonstration purposes] it draws immediate attention. [It’s] like no other game out there!” Out of the Box Publishing Director of Marketing Matt Mariani told TDmonthly. It was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6831 (added 2/6/2006)
Each player selects a card from his or her hand that seems best described by a card played by the judge. If the judge picks that card, that player wins the round. Everyone gets a chance to be the judge. The Party Box version comes complete with more than 1,000 cards — the entire collection of cards from the original core game plus Expansion Sets 1 and 2.
— “Teachers love this game. It crossed the border from teacher outlets to retail toy stores. There’s a Junior to Adult version,” said Roberta Edwards, owner of Wishes Toys & Gifts in La Quinta, Calif.
— This has been a consistently solid seller for Tree Top Kids in Fairfax, Va., according to Susie Waterstreet, vice president of marketing.
— “Believe it or not, I had the Junior age 7 and up, Junior 9 and up and Party Box kinds and I only have one 9 and up left,” said Trish Garlock, owner of Treasured Child in La Grange, Ky.
— As of 1.06.2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 340 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 10 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Encourages creative thinking; fun for large groups. Cons: requires at least 4 people to play; not for children under 12.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6637 (added 1/20/2006)
Players have 10 DAYS IN EUROPE. They must chart their courses from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, one player just might outwit her fellow travelers. The game contains a Game Board Map of Europe, Destination Tiles representing the countries, and Transportation Tiles for making connections by plane or boat. It takes between 20 to 30 minutes to play per game and is designed for 2 to 4 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6391 (added 1/6/2006)
First introduced in 1962, Harry´s puts two opposing players in charge of baseball teams and uses "Strike out," "Double play" and "Home run" cards to simulate an actual baseball game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4574 (added 9/13/2005)
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: September 2006
Now the whole family can participate in SQUINT´s award-winning fun. Players use transparent shape cards to build simple pictures and then other players guess what the picture might be. Kids can learn how to create images from simple shapes and improve their perception skills. This game received Learning Magazine's 2007 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family. Launch date: September 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3637 (added 5/24/2005)
Age Range: 9 and up
Complete with 576 cards, Apples to Apples Junior 9+ 2nd Edition brings the award-winning card and party game, Apples to Apples, to the entire family. Readers, ages 9 and up, will delight in the clever comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills. Read Review
— Toys Ahoy Owner Rob Slye from Barrington, R.I., said that Apples to Apples is a top seller for boys 9 to 12. “They like more game-type of things.” Ricki Block, owner of Ariel’s Child in New Windsor, N.Y., agreed: “[It's] one of our hottest.”
— “Sales of Apples to Apples have doubled for us every single year … since 1999. We’ve now sold over two million games!” Matt Mariani, director of marketing for Out of the Box, excitedly told TDmonthly Magazine.
— Apples to Apples was picked as No. 2 of 18 toys evaluated by TDmonthly’s Homeschoolers Roundtable for lasting value. “It’s very, very popular not only for those at our house, but with friends who come to visit,” summed up Roundtable Editor Susan Ledford.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3548 (added 5/12/2005)
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