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November 2007 New Toys — Card Games



Capt'n Gold Tooth by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Capt'n Gold Tooth by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.

In this card game for two to four players, the goal is to capture Capt’n Gold Tooth and his men by searching and quickly counting the “wanted” cards that identify crew members. The game comes with a skull-face pirate’s ring. 11/28/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Monkey Poker by THREE MONKEY GAMES
Monkey Poker by THREE MONKEY GAMES

Learn poker along with Berry "The Bluffer" Bananahammock, "Fearless" Freddy Funkymunky, Albert "All In" Alexander and Mr. Bill "Bananas" Dole as they play Texas Hold 'Em. The game is easy to learn, and adds the entertaining randomness of such classic children's games as Monopoly and The Game of Life. The winner of each poker hand takes a card that dictates a certain task, such as “Take $1000 in Chi(m)ps from everyone, except for the person with the hairiest feet!" Launch date: December 2007. 11/21/2007 (Price: $18.00)

Goosie Cards® by GOOSIE CARDS
Goosie Cards® by GOOSIE CARDS

Each flashcard can be customized with personal photos and text to fit the needs of each specific child, making it a powerful teaching tool for autistic children. The innovative flash cards teach children about the world around them through their personal photos. This item, made in the U.S., is recommended for children ages 3 months and up. “Goosie Cards are the first and only custom flash cards on the market!” Goosie LLC Founder and CEO Jennifer Marchetti told TDmonthly. This product received a 2008 Product of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine, a 2008 Baby Planners Seal of Approval and a 2008 Family Review Center Editors' Choice Award. Launch date: May 2007. (Watch the Goosie Cards® Video Watch Video) 11/21/2007 (Price: $34.00)

The Origin of Expressions™ by DISCOVERY BAY GAMES
The Origin of Expressions™ by DISCOVERY BAY GAMES

Can you guess the origin of “Hit the sack”? In this hilarious game, players guess the origin of common expressions, or bluff their friends. The game explains why we say what we say, revealing the startling beginnings of modern expressions. “This game answers the questions that we ask every day of “Where did that come from?” There are many websites on the subject, but this is the first game to answer the questions in a very fun way,” Carol Simon of Discovery Bay Games told TDmonthly. This product is a 2007 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award and 2007 Family Review Center Gold Award winner. Launch date: September 2007, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. General availability: March 15, 2008. 11/9/2007 (Price: $29.95) [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][?]

My Word by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
My Word by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING

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. 10/11/2007 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Tempt Destiny Football Card Game by MAVERIC INC.
Tempt Destiny Football Card Game by MAVERIC INC.

“Tempt Destiny” introduces a new era in sports and party entertainment, where devout fans, friends and family members can play along with the football game they are watching. Participants are dealt seven cards, each of which identifies a certain event, such as a pass, touchdown, penalty, auto commercial, etc. Each event is assigned a point value and players gain points when their card matches the game’s events. The person with the most points at the end of a quarter wins that hand. Tempt Destiny is an "easy-to-play interactive party game that makes a great stocking stuffer [or gift] for the holidays, College Bowl games, playoffs and the big game," President Manuel Morales of Maveric Inc. told TDmonthly. The minimum wholesale order is one box (72 games). Launch date: September 2007. 10/2/2007 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Zombie Fluxx by LOONEY LABS
Zombie Fluxx by LOONEY LABS

The dead are returning to life! What are YOU going to do about it? Grab a chainsaw? Barricade the windows? Fluxx is the crazy fun card game of change. Draw a card. Play a card. Change the goal, change the rules, laugh out loud with friends! The zombies might even help you win in this all new version of the hit card game Fluxx.
— Zombie Fluxx is a top seller at Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., as reported by Owner Shana Hack in June 2009. 9/27/2007 (Price: $16.00)

Ruckus by BEST OF BEST
Ruckus by BEST OF BEST

Accumulating sets is the aim of the game. . . It's holding onto them that's the trick! Taking an opponent's set is easy, just place a matching card from your hand on top and slide the captured set in front of you. But beware! With players matching and stealing sets faster than you can say "Ruckus," fortunes change quickly. 9/25/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

EVE: The Second Genesis – Booster Pack by WHITE WOLF GAME STUDIO
EVE: The Second Genesis – Booster Pack by WHITE WOLF GAME STUDIO

This collectable card game is based upon the award-winning MMOG, EVE Online. Players take on the role of CEOs of galaxy-spanning corporations who battle for control of outer space to achieve total commercial and military domination. Launch date: October 2006. 9/18/2007 (Price: $3.20)

You've Been Sentenced! Add-On Decks by McNEILL DESIGNS FOR BRIGHTER MINDS LLC
You've Been Sentenced! Add-On Decks by McNEILL DESIGNS FOR BRIGHTER MINDS LLC

The add-on decks are 80-card expansions that enhance, personalize and modify the original game. Available add-on decks include the Reader’s Digest Word Power Challenge Pack, the Gourmet/Cuisine Deck, the Pop Culture Deck, the Sci-fi/Fantasy Deck and the Sports Highlights Deck. Launch date: October 2007. 9/18/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Diamond & Pearl – Mysterious Treasures by POKEMON USA

With these new Diamond & Pearl Pokémon cards, players will discover new game-play options such as Pokémon with Berries, new Fossils and a parallel set with holographic images. The collection is compatible with previous releases, includes more than 120 new cards and features two theme decks, “Armor Fortress” and “Skull Charge.” Each booster pack includes 10 randomly inserted game cards. 9/7/2007

University Games - Dr. Seuss 4–in–1 Card Games (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - Dr. Seuss 4–in–1 Card Games (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES

This four-in-one card game assortment is based on four of Dr. Seuss’s most popular books: The Cat in the Hat; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!; and Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Each card game in this family-fun assortment can be learned in five minutes. Launch date: September 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

University Games - Big Brain Academy Card Game (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - Big Brain Academy Card Game (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES

At the Big Brain Academy, players must focus on both speed and accuracy. This brain-challenging game tests players in five fun categories: analysis, computation, identification, memorization and thinking. Players receive a medal for every correct answer; the player with the most gold medals at the end of the game wins. Launch date: September 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

University Games - Very Hungry Caterpillar Card Game (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - Very Hungry Caterpillar Card Game (Tin) by UNIVERSITY GAMES

Kids can discover the magical world of Eric Carle, while learning all the days of the week. In this educational game, kids follow the caterpillar as he eats his way through fruits and party foods and turns into a beautiful butterfly. This game comes with 54 cards and simple instructions. Launch date: September 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

University Games - Man Bites Dog by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - Man Bites Dog by UNIVERSITY GAMES

Players are dealt a hand of cards containing words, each with a point value. Each player strives to create a headline that will yield the most points and the most laughs. The first player to get to five hundred points wins. This game is a great way for both kids and adults to have fun with language. 9/4/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

University Games - I Have… by UNIVERSITY GAMES
University Games - I Have… by UNIVERSITY GAMES

This fast-moving and fun game combines luck and speed. Players listen for an animal’s name; the player in possession of the corresponding card must quickly flip the card and then announce the next animal. The first player to get rid of all his cards wins. This game will help children build letter recognition and strengthen their vocabulary skills. The game comes with 48 animal cards. Launch date: 2004. 9/4/2007 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

High School Musical Uno Card Game by MATTEL INC.
High School Musical Uno Card Game by MATTEL INC.

This High School Musical edition of the traditional Uno game comes with an exclusive Duet card and a special rule. Soar above the competition and then yell “Uno!” to win. Launch date: September 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $4.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sun Salutation by SPIRALING HEARTS
Sun Salutation by SPIRALING HEARTS

The game’s colorful, photographic cards teach the sequence of yoga poses that together create “Sun Salutation.” The “Sun Salutation” pose encourages relaxation, flexibility, deep breathing and more. This educational card game inspires children to embrace the benefits of yoga while having fun and staying active. The game is recommended for two to six players. Launch date: February 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $19.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Hit the Deck® by FUNDEX GAMES
Hit the Deck® by FUNDEX GAMES

This fast-paced, hand-slapping card game requires quick thinking, quick reflexes and a bit of luck. The last player to slap the deck when a “Hit the Deck” card is played must draw two more cards. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of one’s cards and be the player with the fewest points at the end of the game. Launch date: Spring 2003. 9/4/2007 (Price: $6.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Inn Fighting – The Dungeons & Dragons Tavern Brawl Game by WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Inn Fighting – The Dungeons & Dragons Tavern Brawl Game by WIZARDS OF THE COAST

In this Dungeons & Dragons dice and card game, players will get the chance to hurl a mug of ale at the warbling bard, smash a chair over the drunken barbarian's back and much more. Different types of treachery and chaos abound in each game. Each game contains rules, a twenty-sided die, six six-sided dice and 52 character cards. Launch date: October 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Covert Action by R&R GAMES INC.
Covert Action by R&R GAMES INC.

In this spy game, players will learn to shoot first and ask questions never.
Two or three opposing teams of Covert Operatives are trying to steal the plans for a nuclear submarine. Each team must first eliminate the other team in order to steal the plans. Players must determine whom to trust and whom to shoot. This game is intended for four to fourteen players. Launch date: August 27, 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $5.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Blink Bible Edition by CACTUS GAME DESIGN INC.
Blink Bible Edition by CACTUS GAME DESIGN INC.

This fast-paced and portable card game is based on the award winning Blink card game by Out of the Box Publishing. In this Bible version of the original game, two players race to match the shapes, count or color of Christian symbols on the cards. This game requires sharp eyes and fast hands. Launch date: September 1, 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $6.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

SWAP! by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
SWAP! by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.

In this lightning-fast game, players must quickly try to get rid of all their cards. Players must attempt to match colors on cards, swap hands and race to slap the pile. This product is a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award winner. “The slapping and exchanging of hands adds a new dimension to today's card games,” Patch Products Inc. Public Relations Manager Barbara Uebelacker told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2003.
― Swap is a good seller for Lisa Bennett, owner of Peacock Feathers in Needham, Mass., she told TDmonthly in summer 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $6.99)

Human Skeleton Playing Cards by Les Entreprises SynHeme inc.
Human Skeleton Playing Cards by Les Entreprises SynHeme inc.

Every bone of the human body on 52 cards! Each card illustrates one or two bones using vivid color for easy recognition.  Each bone is presented in its context with its name in English, in French and in Spanish.  Two cards illustrate the bone structure and the Jokers serves as index. 8/31/2007 (Price: $7.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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