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November 2007 New Toys — Board Games



Altiustoons™ Bumpin' Die® DVD Board Game. by ALTIUS GAMES
Altiustoons™ Bumpin' Die® DVD Board Game. by ALTIUS GAMES

Players race to help the seven little Altiustoons plan a space adventure and save the planet. The DVD features multiple levels of play for two to five players or teams. Players will enhance their matching and interacting skills, as well as learn about the environment and the constellations. Launch date: October 15, 2007. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

University Games - Dr. Suess The Cat in the Hat Game by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - Dr. Suess The Cat in the Hat Game by UNIVERSITY GAMES

In this 50th anniversary edition, players help the Cat clean up the house by matching colors and letters. “What makes Cat In the Hat so unique is its amazing ability to take the fun and excitement located within the pages of Dr. Seuss' “Cat In the Hat” and create a cool game that maintains that same pleasure and laughter. This board game will keep children intrigued and enthusiastic about reading and playing games,” Alexis Evans of University Games told TDmonthly. 11/28/2007 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Byzantine Chess by ALESSIO MINIATURES
Byzantine Chess by ALESSIO MINIATURES

This ancient version of chess was played on a round board long before Mad Queen (modern) Chess. The circular and square boards competed for more than a thousand years, and originally, the Queen was a glorified King, moving only two spaces in each direction. This two-player game adds excitement for any chess player: Imagine a castle putting a King in check from two different directions at the same time. It is no longer possible to fight one front battle. Each player must protect from the rear, because an opponent can attack from either side. 11/27/2007 (Price: $21.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Blunders™ - Make Learning Manners Fun by SUCCESSFUL KIDS INC.
Blunders™ - Make Learning Manners Fun by SUCCESSFUL KIDS INC.

The adorable characters of Becky, Bobby, Brenda and Billy Blunder revolutionize the way manners are taught. The game includes a game board, a story book and 300 fun and interactive charade, multiple-choice, scenario and true/false questions covering social and dining etiquette. “Blunders™ is the only board game on the market today that makes learning manners interactive and fun!” Successful Kids Inc. President Aimee Symington told TDmonthly. This game has received the following awards: Dr. Toy, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, iParenting Media, Creative Child Preferred Choice, Mr. Dad Seal of Approval, eChoice, and The Toy Man Award of Excellence and Seal of Approval. Launch date: February 17, 2008.
— "I've loved the Blunders Game from the moment I was introduced to it.  Now you can reinforce manners at one of the places where manners are key.  Manner Mats takes the blunders concept and turns it into a set of 38  table mats. The mats include tones of games including word searches, challenges, multiple choice, what is wrong with the picture, complete the sentence and many more. Another innovative way to teach manners without having to point your finger," Jennifer Shuman, owner of 1SmartNoodle, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.

Past videos: Toy Fair 2009 (Watch the Blunders™ - Make Learning Manners Fun Video Watch Video) 11/27/2007 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Beyond Chess Set by BEYOND CHESS
Beyond Chess Set by BEYOND CHESS

Beyond Chess comes with everything you need to play. The board is made of 64 high-quality, solid, plastic squares that measure 1.5"x1.5"x.25" and accommodate most chess pieces, plus two extra squares. This set includes standard Staunton-design chess pieces, a 12-page instruction booklet and a sturdy nylon backpack-style carrying bag. (Watch the Beyond Chess Set Video Watch Video) 11/21/2007 (Price: $34.99)

What's a DAME to do?!™ by games for dames™ by sisters 2 inc.
What's a DAME to do?!™ by games for dames™ by sisters 2 inc.

In this premiere edition of What’s a Dame to do?!, designed for two to eight female players, the answer is in the cards. Each player gets a turn in the spotlight, and participants try to earn points by correctly guessing players’ reactions to Dame Dilemmas. “What's a Dame to do?! is aimed at fun-loving, sassy adult women of all ages and lifestyles. This includes co-eds, 20- and 30-somethings taking it out for girls' night, at-home moms having a girls’ night in, and female family members playing together even with hip grandma. It's not a 'talk about your feelings and experiences' game like others out there,” Co-inventor Kerri Neubek of Sisters 2 Inc. told TDmonthly. (Watch the What's a DAME to do?!™ Video Watch Video) 11/21/2007 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

JARTS™ by FUNDEX GAMES
JARTS™ by FUNDEX GAMES

The classic lawn game has returned for more backyard fun. Players take turns tossing two safe Jarts into the target ring 35 feet away. Score a ringer and nab three points. The player closest to the ring earns one point. This aerodynamic take on Horseshoes is guaranteed to save backyard barbecues, one toss at a time!  Includes four Jarts, two target rings and instructions. This product is a 2008 iParenting Media Award winner. Launch date: January 2008. 11/19/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Hip Hop Scotch by FUNDEX GAMES
Hip Hop Scotch by FUNDEX GAMES

Old school meets new school in this modern take on hop scotch.  No game has to ever be the same.  Players can even change the course after jumping and add movements like a 360° or touching the ground.  Take Hop Scotch to the next level and make each game more challenging and fun.  Play can be adapted for all ages.  Includes 22 hip hop mats and instructions. 11/19/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Phase 10® Twist by FUNDEX GAMES
Phase 10® Twist by FUNDEX GAMES

Phase 10 Twist is a wickedly wild board game of risk, reward and terrific twists.  Based on one of the world’s best-selling card games – Phase 10, players complete rummy phases to move around the board.  Players landing on the unique TWIST space mush make choices which if successful, can offer big rewards or failure.  Three discard piles increase strategy and speed of play.  To win a player must complete one of 10 brand new phases!  It’s twisted from start to finish.  Includes game board, discard and draw card tray, two decks of Phase 10 cards, 1 deck of Twist Phase 10 cards, Twist Phase 10 card holder, 6 player pieces and instructions. 11/19/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

When Pigs Fly by FUNDEX GAMES
When Pigs Fly by FUNDEX GAMES

Blast-off into “Hog Heaven” and make the impossible; possible in the game “When Pigs Fly.”  Keep the kids squealing for hours when pigs are launched out of a cannon high into the sky, soaring in the clouds.  On each turn, players send a pig flying, add a pig to their pen, or give one of their pigs to another player.  The first person to get rid of all their pigs is the winner.  Includes 12 pigs, motorized spinning game board and instructions. 11/19/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World War II Chess Set by FAME (USA) PRODUCTS INC.
World War II Chess Set by FAME (USA) PRODUCTS INC.

World War II Chess Set featuring Franklin D Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. 11/14/2007 (Price: $65.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mexican/Chicken Train Game Set by FAME (USA) PRODUCTS INC.
Mexican/Chicken Train Game Set by FAME (USA) PRODUCTS INC.

Double 12 Dominos with a center hub, mini train markers, "choo-choo" train keychain, and instructions. 11/14/2007 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Say What? by RADICA GAMES
Say What? by RADICA GAMES

The aim of this board game is to unravel a mixed up situation; in this case, it’s a phrase from popular culture that has been sliced up into five different segments. Each of the coloured domes on top of the crescent-shaped game deck represents one of these segments, and it is the player’s job to rearrange them from their initial, muddled positions to the correct phrase. In each round the balls light up from left to right, with voices speaking the jumbled phrase accordingly; player’s then rush in a crazed panic to swap them around before they forget what each stands for. Smacking the ‘Solve button’ at the end of the game shows kids which answers they got right. 11/12/2007 (Price: $50.83) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Golden Balls by VIVID IMAGINATIONS
Golden Balls by VIVID IMAGINATIONS

From the hit TV game show, Golden Balls is a game of luck, intuition and barefaced bluff. Grab the cash and avoid those dreaded Killer Balls that can turn millions into cents in seconds. The game is different every time. Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included). 11/12/2007 (Price: $40.66) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? by PARKER BROTHERS
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? by PARKER BROTHERS

Based on the hit game show, this game features Jeff Foxworthy and five 5th Graders putting ordinary adults to the test by having them answer real questions from the 5th grade curriculum. The fun is that a 10-year-old has just as much chance of knowing the answers as his or her parent. 11/12/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Senet: The Ancient Tomb Treasures Game by MAZEOLOGY
Senet: The Ancient Tomb Treasures Game by MAZEOLOGY

For thousands of years, Senet was the most popular game in the ancient world ― until the rule book was lost. This game of Senet introduces a modern rule book, a colorful game board and 10 beautiful playing pieces. Easier than chess and more complicated than checkers, this two-player game is a combination of strategy and luck. It's simple enough for a 5-year-old to learn, yet interesting enough for adults. The hand-painted playing pieces are phthalate- and lead-free.
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award (Watch the Senet: The Ancient Tomb Treasures Game Video Watch Video) 11/9/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

First Impressions by FAMILY PASTIMES

The game that has everyone talking!

Often we form first impressions of each other based on what someone likes or dislikes, or how they look or speak. This game, in a non-competitive, relaxed and friendly format, allows players to describe these first impressions using the Special Idea Cards provided. The Cards are sometimes serious, sometimes playful and humorous. Always thought-provoking.

Some suggested uses:

Ice-breaker & socializer
Focus point for conferences
Classroom aid to nurture communication skills
Seniors recreation time

Get to know each other! Share some laughs. A great resource for groups of young & old. Play quickly or take your time. Easily adapts to all situations. Never worry about being eliminated or losing.

Includes: 10 personal charts, 220 card themes, rules.

4-20 Players 11/6/2007 (Price: $7.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Taxi! by FAMILY PASTIMES

Everyone is a driver working for the Yellow Bird Taxi Company. Each driver takes a shift driving the Taxi, doing your best for the company and leaving the Taxi in good shape for the next driver.

The object of the game is to deliver as many of the 15 customers as you can to their destinations, and earn as much money as you can.

The game ends in one of two ways. All the customers get delivered, or your taxi gets hauled off the road with too many Demerit Points against it.

There's lots to do before the night is over besides just delivering fares to their destinations. Events are happening all over the city, while there are speeding tickets to deal with, grabbing that necessary cup of coffee when you get tired, getting through traffic jams, past construction sites, watching out for thieves, keeping an eye on the gas gauge or fixing failing brakes.

It will be a night to remember, no matter what happens!

Includes: 17 x 17" board, Yellow Bird Taxi card, sets of where, event, special places and gear cards, money, taxi mover, pawn, daily record card, rules for easy and hard games.

1-8 Players 11/6/2007 (Price: $16.25) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Hotel Ritz by FAMILY PASTIMES

The players are a team of House Detectives coordinating their efforts to prevent a gang of sophisticated Thieves from stealing the Hotel Guests' Valuables, worth Millions.

We have Surveillance Cameras, Burglar Alarms, Handcuffs, sets of Fake Valuables, and Brilliant Minds (that's us) to assist in our fight against Crime. With a bit of luck, lots of cleverness, and good Teamwork, losses will be little or nil.

But we must not underestimate those Thieves. Just look at their plush Hideout loaded with Goodies. They know how to use the Elevators and Hallways to advantage. They are Specialists in thieving particular Valuables — although there is one who knows no limits and will steal everything.

Millions of dollars are at stake, not to mention lots of Reward money. It is up to us to outfox the foxes and teach them that Crime doesn't pay, no matter how slick and greedy you are.

Includes: 17 x 17" board, 8 kinds of valuables, 6 thieves, 6 thieves' hideouts, 9 stopper cards, jail, rules for basic and harder games.


1-8 Players 11/6/2007 (Price: $12.25) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Eyes of the Jungle by FAMILY PASTIMES

Trouble is stirring in the jungle. Village children have disappeared, temples have been robbed, rare animals captured...

A call for help reaches our hidden camp. We slip into the dark and dangerous Interior. Our mission is to protect and save. We are the eyes and ears of the jungle — the Jungle Rangers. Skill and cleverness will be needed to make the rescues and return alive. Imaginations will be challenged because we must use whatever resources we find to overcome the deadly dangers. But our very best resource is ourselves, working as a team, eyes and ears for each other. Careful thinking, bold imagination and cooperative teamwork are encouraged.

A different adventure each time. Tricky strategies entice adults as well. Take great care, amigos!

Includes: 13" x 18" board, valuables, dangers, resources, special chart.

1-10 Players 11/6/2007 (Price: $10.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Exact Change by CROSSEN CREATIONS
Exact Change by CROSSEN CREATIONS

This family card game encourages kids to practice math and money skills as they try to be the first to discard all seven cards by matching color, currency value, currency picture or Exact Change. Charity Inspirations donates 50 percent of its net profit to children’s charities chosen by customers. Launch date: Fall 1998. 10/31/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

French Bingo by eeBoo corp.
French Bingo by eeBoo corp.

This classic game, featuring nature, vehicles, market, animals, clothing and colors themes, is designed to promote encourage vocabulary enrichment and enhance perceptual skills. Launch date: 2007. 10/31/2007 (Price: $15.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Classic Bingo by eeBoo corp.
Classic Bingo by eeBoo corp.

This classic game, featuring nature, vehicles, market, animals, clothing and colors themes, is designed to promote encourage vocabulary enrichment and enhance perceptual skills. Launch date: 2007. 10/31/2007 (Price: $15.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Kingka Matching and Memory Game 1 – Learn Chinese by KINGKA LLC
Kingka Matching and Memory Game 1 – Learn Chinese by KINGKA LLC

The uniquely designed Kingka Matching and Memory Game (English/Chinese version) is a multi-purpose toy that can further stimulate children’s spatial perception after they master the identification of a circle, a square and a triangle. It also exercises visual discrimination, fine motor skills, memorization and concentration, and teaches the hottest foreign language, Chinese. Kingka is the most age-appropriate toy that introduces Mandarin Chinese to toddlers and preschoolers from English-speaking families. Made in the USA, this brain-teaser game challenges people in all age groups. (Watch the Kingka Matching and Memory Game 1 – Learn Chinese Video Watch Video) 10/31/2007 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Dragon's Loot by KODIAK GAMES INC.
Dragon's Loot by KODIAK GAMES INC.

In this game, players compete with other dragons in an effort to end up with the most loot. They must travel from castle to castle capturing treasure from the kings, watching out for wizards, knights and other obstacles along the way. Our game breaks away from the normal old way of killing the dragons; in our game, the player is the dragon,” CEO Darryl Barber of Kodiak Games told TDmonthly. 10/31/2007 (Price: $24.95)

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