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MSRP: $35.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games




A mysterious shooting star has fallen to earth and is stuck on the clothes line. Now players can try to give back the rays to the little star as carefully as possible, without letting any pieces fall down.  Some rays will stick to the star, while others will not. For 1-5 players.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34463      (added 6/21/2012)
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MSRP: $35.00
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational



This marvelous manners game encourages empathy, develops social skills and nurtures a kindness of spirit that will help each player lead a more enjoyable and thoughtful life.
— As of 10/4/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews on Amazon.com.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34460      (added 6/21/2012)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



MADD CAPP™ CHECKERS adds a strategic twist, more risk and more fun. What's the twist? A unique dice popper means players can move their own dog bowls and even their opponent's bowls.
— As of 12/6/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review on Amazon.com.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34459      (added 6/21/2012)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill
Board Games



The aim is to reach the other end first. The problem is that each opponent puts up fences to slow the other down. Not to worry, there's always a way out. But who will find the shortest route? Created by Gigamic; exclusively distributed through Back Alley Traders in the USA.
Awards: May 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award. Why it won: This beautifully designed wooden strategy game has won several prestigious awards already in the US and in Europe. It also has great user reviews on Amazon.com. TDmonthly staff who saw the game demoed at Toy Fest West 2012 were impressed. Other awards: 1997 Mensa Select Top 5 Best Games; Games Magazine Game of the Year 1997; Best Bet of the Toy Testing Council 1997; Prix d’Excellence des Consommateurs; Consumer’s Toy Award 1997 Quebec; Spelgut 1997; Grand Prix du Jouet 1997; Games Magazine “Games 100 Selection” 1998; Games Magazine “Best Games.”
— As of 4/10/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews on Amazon.com.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34013      (added 3/26/2012)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill
Board Games



Each of the 16 pieces has 4 different attributes. The aim is to line up 4 pieces which share the same attribute. The problem is players can't choose which piece they're going to play - their opponent chooses for them.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34012      (added 3/26/2012)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: EOF01
Gender: Boys
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



Fishing Camp is a game where both children & adults can play & learn fun facts about Fishing. The game is designed to grow with the player, starting at level one questions, which are primarily identification of fish and fishing tackle. As the players increase in their knowledge about Fishing, they grow into the higher level questions. A fun & educational game where parents & children can play to see who catches the first fish and gets back to the docks. Game includes: 1 game board, 200 game cards(400 questions, and 100 fun facts), 1 decoder, 8 game characters, 1 die, 16 level cards, and 1 GPS card. Launch date: 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33700      (added 2/15/2012)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games



There's a party tonight, and the players have been asked to bring the cupcakes. Be the first player to mix, bake, frost, and top the cupcake by visiting all 4 corners, and collect sprinkles along the way. The first player to reach the part with a completed cupcake and a sprinkle of each color wings the cherry to put on top. Launch date: June 2012.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33621      (added 2/10/2012)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 1396434376
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Family Games
Dice
Board Games



Everyone gets ten dice. Someone says “Go.” Then everyone rolls and rolls as fast as they can until someone gets all their dice on the same number. It’s a fun, fast frenzy. It’s TENZI. It's "Super-simple to learn & super-fast to play," Steve Mark, executive Dice president of  CARMA GAMES, LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2011.
— In a February 2012 survey about games, Mary Porter Green, owner of The Curiosity Zone in Ashburn, Va., told TDmonthly that she sells 6+ copies of Tenzi each month.
— In a February 2013 survey, two out of 11 retailers told TDmonthly that Tenzi was their best selling game.
— Glisyn Lewis Jarrells, manager of Imaginations Toy & Furniture in Blacksburg, Va., told TDmonthly in a March 2013 survey that Tenzi is their overall best selling product. They sell around 15 copies of the game each month.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33134      (added 11/8/2011)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: CODIGO
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Electronic Games



Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game that uses players' web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and a patent-pending 2D bar-coded die. Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily. Whenever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated. Playing is fun and easy. Players simply download a free QR code reader for their phone, then scan any side of the cube. Roll the cube, scan the code, and answer the question from a list of four multiple choice answers. Guess correctly and re-roll. Guess wrong and the cube is passed to the next player. Launch date: October 2011.
Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award, January 2012; 2011/2012 The Toy Man Award of Excellence; 2011/2012 The Toy Man eChoice Award; 2011 The Toy Man Top 50 Toy Of The Year Award.
— Why it won: Codigo Cube is harnessing new technology for an innovative and inexpensive new game. Players simply scan the QR code on the die with their Smartphone to access a trivia question online. The trivia questions are constantly being updated, so the game never gets old.
— As of 9/21/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Easy to use; more variety than a traditional trivia game because questions are always being updated. Cons: Needs to be played in a well-lit area or the QR code readers can scan the codes properly.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32953      (added 9/26/2011)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: All Ages
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Dice



Diception is a strategic board and dice game for 2 to 4 people. Players must bluff and bid their way through the game. Each Diception board game comes with 20 dice, a Second Chance Cube, four high quality genuine leather tumblers, instruction booklet that reveals multiple different ways to play, and a convenient and durable carrying case, complete with carrying strap.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32504      (added 6/27/2011)
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MSRP: $19.00
Age Range: 3 to 8
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: 50415
Launch Date: February 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
American-Made
Board Games



Maple Landmark Woodcraft has had animal and vehicle dominoes for years, and now they have developed a colorful set of standard dominoes. This 28-piece, double six set is made from locally harvested hardwood maple. Each domino measures about 1 1/4" wide X 2 1/2" long and about 3/8" thick. The colorful dots are done in a very durable non-toxic ink. Each number is in a different color. The set comes with a drawstring cloth bag and a playing instructions and suggestions. "The dominoes are made in the USA," Barbara Rainville, marketing manager at Maple Landmark Woodcraft, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2011.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32403      (added 5/27/2011)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 4 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Eco-Friendly



This game is easy enough for first time game players and the game can be made infinitely more challenging simply by adding more owl tokens into the game. This allows the game to age with the child or for older kids (or even adults) to play with younger kids. Like in Candyland, kids practice color recognition and moving tokens. Unlike Candyland, Hoot Owl Hoot is a cooperative game, meaning all players are playing for the same outcome together. A cooperative game eliminates stress, builds self-esteem, and teaches kids that playing together can be fun. Kids learn to work together, they share in the game play, and they practice cooperation. The object of the game is move all the owls from start to the nest before the sun rises. Players take turns, but work together. Launch date: May 2011.
Awards: A Dr. Toy Best Green Product for 2011; 2011 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award; 2011 Parents’ Choice Major Fun Award; 2011 Disney FamilyFun magazine Toy of the Year (T.O.Y) Award.
— As of 05/23/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Teaches kids to work together; difficulty can be increased as players get better; eco-friendly.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32168      (added 4/27/2011)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 14 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games - Trivia
Board Games
Card Games



Non-Trivial Quest challenges players by asking questions about all the things they need to know for real life- it's trivia that isn't trivial. For instance, what does one do with a computer one no longer needs? The cards have the question and provide the answer. Aimed at families and friendly groups, Non-Trivial Quest is educational and helps stimulate conversation. The first person to get to the finish line wins. The game includes 300 Questions & Answer cards, a game board, 2 dice, 8 pawn tokens, a card tray, and an instruction sheet. The categories include Health & Nutrition; Math, Science & Technology; Money & Economics; Law, Civics & Sociology; Computer & Internet; and History & Geography. For 2-8 players.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32154      (added 4/25/2011)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



Mysterious Creatures the Game was created to engage player's curiosity in the mysteries of nature that exist across the world. The game takes each player on an adventure/race across the globe in search of their creature's evidence cards. The first player to collect all 3 evidence cards and make it back to their creature's country of origin wins. Along the way players will learn geography, country flags, and a multitude of info about creatures that may or may not exist. All the card art for each creature incorporates the flag of its native country. Other features include the set-backs for natural phenomena like the Bermuda Triangle.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31758      (added 2/22/2011)
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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 10 and up
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: MFG3141
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



The Struggle for Catan™ is a fast-paced game between the 2-4 factions developing newly settled Catan. Manage your resources to build settlements, cities, city improvements, knights, and roads that generate victory points or special abilities. While your settlements, cities, and city expansions remain yours, valuable roads and knights change hands. Varied expensive city improvements give you additional victory points and lasting advantages, so they’re generally key to victory. As in The Settlers of Catan® board game, you win by being the first to acquire and play 10 victory points. The Struggle for Catan™ is the perfect way for 2-4 players to swiftly and casually explore, settle, trade, and build on the beautiful and ever-changing island of Catan.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31608      (added 1/26/2011)
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MSRP: $50.00
Age Range: 13 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: U.S.A. and Germany
SKU or Item #: MFG4521
Launch Date: September 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



Automobile™ carries you back to the birth of America’s car industry, when inventors, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs created a wild array of marvels and misfortunes. You step into this rough, romantic trade hoping to create a fortune by building and selling cars. Tapping the talents of men like Ford, Sloan, Kettering, Howard, Durant, and Chrysler, you balance quality versus quantity, mass production versus premium branding, and innovation versus distribution and aggressive sales. Lose your balance and you go bust. Strike the best balance, shift the right gears to best your rivals, and you’ll be rich. You might even win. So, pull up your sleeves and start making cars.

For 3-5 Players. Playing Time 90-120 minutes.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29023      (added 6/22/2010)
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MSRP: $18.99
Age Range: 5 to 7
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Educational



This two-to-four-player addition and subtraction game takes kids on a journey through Sum Swamp. Players make their way over the crocodile shortcut and through the endless loop by adding and subtracting the numbers rolled.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28950      (added 6/16/2010)
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MSRP: $34.95
Age Range: 16 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 7-18122-25407-1
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Family Games
Educational
Board Games



Do Tell is designed for parties, couples, friends and girls' getaways. By inspiring players to participate through words and actions, Do Tell acts as a natural icebreaker and a tool for connection and communication. Players never have to play the card they are given or reveal more than they are comfortable with. Do Tell aims to keep players curious, interested, engaged and rolling in the aisles. "We’re about expansion, diversity, compassion, understanding, coming out of our box, acceptance, love and laughter," Geoff LaPlace, president of Do Tell Enterprises, told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28916      (added 6/16/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Target Age Range: 9 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 1750
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Educational



Each turn, one team flips over a category card and team members quickly brainstorm words that fit the category. The team agrees on a word before the time runs out and then pulls each letter in that word one lane closer to their side of the street. The first team to pull eight letters off the street wins. Word on the Street Junior is designed to encourage vocabulary development, creative thinking and teamwork, and is "great for all ages and all group sizes," Out of the Box VP of Marketing Leah Sugar told TDmonthly.
Awards: 2010 Mensa Select; 2010 Major Fun; 2010 Oppenheim Gold; 2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product; 2010 Parent's Choice Silver
— Verlina Adema of What You Reading Now played Word on the Street Junior with her three children and enjoyed that the game required teamwork and brainstorming. As a homeschool mom, she appreciated that “This game incorporates visual, auditory and tactile learning styles so there is something for every child!”
The Board Game Family described Word on the Street Junior as the perfect party game because “every time we play it, we can’t stop with just one play…But that’s just great because the second game is always louder, more energetic, and lasts longer for a lot more fun.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28845      (added 6/14/2010)
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MSRP: $18.95
Age Range: Adult
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games
General Games



Designed to allow practice and improvement for spelling skills, this 2- to 6-player game comes with a colorful game board, a tri-colored die, six bee playing pieces, 300 Buzzleword cards and 50 Buzzlebee cards. The spelling words are taken from actual school lists, and the adult version is ideal for family game night or play with friends. The game includes spelling words at three levels of difficulty.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28846      (added 6/14/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
SKU or Item #: 60045
Category: Board Games
General Toys
General Games



Twisty Word Fun! Lexigo is a challenging new game for word lovers from Wiggles 3D. All new high quality pouch for travel and tile drawing.  Players add letter tiles to a grid to spell out words. What's unique about this game is that words can be spelled in any direction – forwards, backwards or in a twisting path. Players can also bump each other's pawns off tiles to gain an edge in this fast-paced game.
Awards:  2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal and Good Housekeeping Magazine Game of the Year.
Supported by the new Lexigo app for group play.  Bonus! Every purchase of the word tile game receives 'coins' for use in the app.al.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28215      (added 4/23/2010)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Educational



First launched in the UK, About Time USA edition has all the features of the original board game plus new American content. The objective is to be the team that guesses closest to the actual date (year) of an historical event. Categories include Heroes & Villains, The Arts, Everyday Life, Innovation, Word & Thought and State & Nation. It features more than 1,600 original questions on American history and culture and world events up to and including 2009. Player pieces are historical characters including Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon and Shakespeare. The game is for two to eight players or teams and lasts between 25 and 90 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28155      (added 4/21/2010)
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MSRP: $38.00
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 50315
Launch Date: March 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Wooden Toys
Puzzles & Skill



These hardwood maple and cherry chess pieces are made in Vermont. The pieces are blocks with a traditional characters engraved on two sides. All the pieces are 1" wide and 1" deep, varying in height depending on the strength of the character. The pawn stands at 1.25" tall and the Queen is 2.25" tall. Each set comes with a cloth pouch for piece storage when not in use. Barbara Rainville, marketing manager for Maple Landmark Woodcraft, told TDmonthly, "Each piece has a diagram to show how that character moves engraved on the bottom — for new players or those just a bit rusty." Launch date: March 13, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28095      (added 4/16/2010)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: October 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Family Games



In this coordination game, teams must imitate the robot movements shown on the cards. The team that is the best at controlling their 'robot' teammate with gestures and reaching the robot position faster than their opponents wins. Asmodee Marketing Manager Ruby Nikolopoulou told TDmonthly, "The price point is interesting for gifts." Launch date: October 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27989      (added 4/14/2010)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: June 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Flip the switch and this battery operated mouse starts speeding away in zig-zag patterns. Kids must chase the swerving, turning, crafty little mouse until they hook his tail with their cat’s paw and collect their cheese. First to get three cheeses wins the game. For two to six players. Jennie Robinson of Goliath Games told TDmonthly, "There is no other board game like it in the market at this time." Launch date: June 15, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27926      (added 4/8/2010)
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MSRP: $24.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Puzzles & Skill



Telepathy is a game that combines strategy, logic and deduction. The game board consists of 18 squares by 18 squares which total 324. There are nine different colors and nine different symbols. Each row and column contains two of each color and two of each symbol. There are 81 different colored symbols and 4 of each colored symbols on the board. In this puzzle solving challenge of deduction, logic and intuition, players go head to head to see who can be the first to guess their opponent's secret square. Every action turn brings you closer to finding the hidden, ancient symbol.
Awards: 2009 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval; 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27749      (added 3/26/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 7 to 12
SKU or Item #: 3841
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Puzzles & Skill



The mythical Minotaur protects a secret temple hidden deep inside a labyrinth and players must be the first to lead their three heroes to the temple, avoiding the Minotaur and cleverly placing walls to block their opponents. By changing the LEGO dice, players can jump hedges, and by re-building the maze, every game is a new adventure. For 2 to 4 players, the game includes 1 buildable LEGO® Dice, 12 LEGO microfigures, 1 building instruction booklet, and 1 rule booklet. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
— As of 8.03.2010, this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 19 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Children enjoy playing, and it holds their interest. CONS: Small parts can be a choking hazard, and are difficult to manipulate on the board.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27614      (added 3/17/2010)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



The Mystic Treasure Chest the players seek sits on the altar behind the Guardian Ghoul. Players must complete challenges of the ancients to earn the right to try and open the Chest. They must also choose a mystic key carefully, as only one will unlock the chest to reveal the gold coins and any other key will wake up the guardian bringing the sleeping skull to life. The skull’s teeth grind, clatter and bang while his eyes wobble and shrieks a warning at the player who dares try to steal his treasure. For 2 to 4 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27609      (added 3/17/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 5151
Launch Date: July 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Games
Board Games
Family Games



Aliens are on the loose and it’s up to the players to capture them. Everybody’s got aliens, but there are only two capture markers. The goal is to catch as many aliens as possible before the next player grabs the capture marker. The first to capture all of his or her aliens wins the game. Launch date: July 15, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27534      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 1699
Launch Date: June 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
Action Games



Three bands of pirates have discovered an island brimming with treasure. The goal is to conquer the island by capturing the gold and silver, or by eliminating the enemy pirates. Players must position their pirates carefully, as enemies are all around and they are hungry for treasure. "Unique pirate figures make the game very attractive out in the store," Leah Sugar, VP Marketing, Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 15, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27533      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 10 and up
SKU or Item #: 1014
Launch Date: May 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
Educational



Players should gather their sunglasses, snowshoes and mosquito spray for travel to the Americas. Players use destination and transportation tiles to chart a course through North, Central and South America and the Caribbean — touring by airplane, cruise ship or on foot. With a little luck and clever planning, they just might outmaneuver their fellow travelers and be the first to make connections for a complete 10-day journey. It's "exclusive to the specialty market, great for families and educational settings," Leah Sugar, VP Marketing, Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 7, 2010.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27532      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 4200
Launch Date: May 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Award Winners
Special Needs



For two to four players, Stranded is a fast-paced light strategy game where being last will make one first. Players remove randomly placed game pieces from the platform in hopes of trapping their opponents. But each piece that is removed changes the game surface, creating new moves for some and different strategies for others. Suspense will mount with every move or remove as players try not to fall into their own trap. "Each game played has different moves you can make to either win or set yourself up for losing. The clear box top packaging gives the consumer a perfect look at the colorful playing board. This attractive and intriguing design draws consumers to the product," Todd Jacobs, Vice President, Talicor, Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 15, 2010. Awards: 2010 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Game of the Year Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27530      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: March 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Family Games
Board Games
General Games



Wits & Wagers Family takes the unique trivia-betting game play of Wits & Wagers and makes it more family-friendly, for three to 10 players. The simplified, faster game-play and kid-friendly questions are designed to level the playing field and provide instant fun for all ages. "Previously found in hobby oriented board games, meeples have been gaining in popularity as gaming pieces. These cute wooden pieces serve as the perfect family-friendly replacement for the poker chips found in the classic Wits & Wagers game," Matt Mariani, Director of Marketing, North Star Games, told TDmonthly. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010; Mom's Best Award 2010. Launch date: March 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27502      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Family Games



Do Tell Family game takes five minutes to learn and requires no knowledge of anything. The game sets up quickly and the average play time is about an hour. In this game, players get to reveal themselves using both words and actions, some thought-provoking, some side-splitting. DO cards invite you to step into the spotlight and demonstrate your talents, TELL cards invite you to share your thoughts and feelings, RISK cards add excitement to the game, and WILD cards shake things up. Contents include four decks of cards, eight tokens, two dice, scorepad, pencils, timer, and instructions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27367      (added 2/24/2010)
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MSRP: $35.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Creative Activities
Board Games



In this game for three to six players, each participant in turn is given a picture card, while the other players receive a hand of six pictures. The designated storyteller uses a word or phrase to strategically hint at his picture (without being too obvious), and the other players each choose one of their cards that best fits the description. Everyone then bets on which picture belongs to the storyteller.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27250      (added 2/19/2010)
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MSRP: $18.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Eco-Friendly



This eco-friendly board game has children compete to create their very own garden. Each player travels around the board visiting different vendors to pick up vegetables, flowers, herbs, and more for their garden. The first to gather all items and head home to tend to their garden wins. Game board folds out to 18x18" and all game pieces are made without plastics.  For 2 to 4 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27118      (added 2/15/2010)
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MSRP: $19.98
Age Range: 5 to 12
SKU or Item #: 7851
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational
Award Winners



Using the two captivating books included in CHESS: Once A Pawn A Time, this kit is designed to help children enjoy learning and playing chess. The endearing chess characters and story-book style are created to engage them in the game. "This imaginative approach to teaching chess was developed by author Patzi Stewart over her 20 years as a chess teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. The box opens so that customers can examine the books and understand the uniqueness of this chess product prior to purchase," Rachael Norman, Sales, Norman & Globus, Inc., told TDmonthly. Awards: 2010 Dr. Toy Best Toys Award. Launch date: February 15, 2010.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27070      (added 2/11/2010)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: March 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Card Games
Designer Toys



CATTURA is played with Italian cards — the player to collect the most cards wins The Royals on the board stop the players from collecting cards, and players must fight them off in order to win the game. "The imported Italian cards set this game apart from any other," Kristine Troiano, Owner, Italian Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 15, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27052      (added 2/11/2010)
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The Best Party Game is a provocative adult board game that challenges players to get out of their social comfort zone with personal questions and crazy activities. It’s not about trivia, or strategy, or guessing; it’s all about what’s true for you. Not for the faint of heart, the questions and activities here are specifically designed to make everyone squirm.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26966      (added 2/5/2010)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 12 and up
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Family Games



In this party game, gamers must place Movie titles and TV shows in sequential order by wide release or air date before the time's up. Can players sort "Cheers," "Frazier" and "Seinfeld" in correct order sequence from the date they first premiered on the silver screen? Added play elements such as “Critic’s Corner” and “Rapid Reels” exist to make game play all the more fun. The first player to collect all the letter cards that spell ROLL’EM! wins. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26877      (added 2/4/2010)
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ThriveTime for Teens is the first-of-its-kind money and life reality board game just for teens. Offering a fun, interactive and family-fun approach to empowering teens with the basic financial skills, each decision in the game either drives you to thriving success or diving debt. The game delivers real-life experiences with credit cards, jobs, work/life balance, time management, charity, savings and effective communication.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26860      (added 2/2/2010)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 18 and up
SKU or Item #: 1
Launch Date: January 2008
Category: Adult Games
Board Games
Gifts



This new relationship game is designed to adds lots of love and laughter, better communication and more romance, helping couples to spend more quality time together and enhance their relationship. "Syncrohearts is a proven successful game with great customer testimonials and a year round sales market (Valentines, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas, etc.). It is a media-savvy product with a great 'love story' behind it. I (Canada's Dr. Love)invented Syncroheats to save my own marriage, and now this 'love game' is selling around the world," Bobby J. O'Neal, Inventor, Syncrohearts Services, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26698      (added 1/14/2010)
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Baffle! consists of a 5 x 5 grid of 25 squares on the game board, plus 25 game pieces in five shapes and colors. The player strategically places and removes pieces to accomplish the goal of each particular game. In Baffle! Classic, he must end up with a configuration in which each row, column and diagonal has a piece of each shape and a piece of each color.
— At the Play House Toy Store in Durham, N.C., this game is a best seller, Owner Donna Frederick told TDmonthly in late November 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26223      (added 11/30/2009)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 13 and up
SKU or Item #: WPTGA
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



Whirled Peas® engages two teams in five challenges where everybody plays every turn. The object of the game is to earn and steal peas and be the winning team to fill its "PeaPod©". At the center of the game is the "PeaKing©" Spinner. He is the brand ambassador and symbolizes the party game atmosphere inherent in Whirled Peas. "The best part about Whirled Peas® is that sales will support our giving-based business model and help us build and grow our foundation, 'The Peas Project©'" Kevin Werntz, president of Peas-Corp, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 13, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26101      (added 11/17/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games



Scopa is a centuries old Italian card game of memory, strategy, and skill. Easy to learn, a challenge to master. Included in this set is an authentic set of imported Italian cards, a classic game board, and full instructions on how to play Scopa. Also included is a booklet with instructions on how to play other classic Italian Card Games. The Scopa playingboard features an attractive design with card values printed in each corner for players' reference. The Italian playing cards features 4 suits; and can be used for up to three separate Italian games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26043      (added 11/10/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



In the board game, sworn enemies Black Xiacons and Red Xiacons must battle each other in order to take the other's bunker while each protecting their own. The game comes with red and black "casino looking" dice and a gameboard that provides the battlefield for play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26034      (added 11/9/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
American-Made
Religious



In 164 BCE, Judah Maccabee led his Maccabean army to liberate the land of Israel and reclaim the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But the Maccabees did not have enough oil to light the menorahs to rededicate the Temple. Now players must lead a band of Maccabees and acquire enough oil to light the new eight-stemmed menorah called a Chanukiah. But beware, there are still remnants of the Seleucid Empire’s army roaming the lands trying to thwart these efforts. This board game is made in the USA and turns the basic game of dreidel into an adventure. The entire game is in English and Hebrew, so it serves as a tool for learning Hebrew. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25855      (added 10/29/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



The game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music. Are you witty enough to write a song about fast food, homework, doing the laundry or perhaps rabid squirrels? A good sense of humor is better than a great singing voice when you play Smash or Trash. Put your creativity to the test as you compete for top praise from the critics (other players) who will declare each song you write to be a Smash hit or just plain Trash.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25611      (added 10/15/2009)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational



Consensus® Junior Edition is an educational and parent friendly game. It is well suited as a family game. Consensus® Junior Edition is a game about opinions. Consensus® Junior Edition is not a trivia game, nor is it a strategy game. It is a game that allows its participants to express themselves as individuals and/or as part of a group.It has received the following awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Products 2009; Dr. Toy 10 Best Socially Responsible Products 2009; Major Fun Award 2009; Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Award 2009; Creative Child Magazine: Game of the Year 2009; Family Review Center Gold Award 2009; and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2009.
— Bernie DeKoven (Major Fun) proclaims that Consensus Junior Edition “is as much a tool for family harmony as it is a game for family fun.” With gameplay similar to Apples to Apples, Consensus Junior Edition challenges players to choose the noun card they feel best fits the revealed adjective card. Players who are able to come to a consensus and choose successfully move ahead. Everyone’s opinion matters, no matter their age, and even kids below the recommended age of 8 can play with a little parental help.
— At Toy House and Baby Too in Jackson, Mich., Consensus Junior Edition is a best-selling game, Owner Phil Wrzesinski told TDmonthly in November 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25345      (added 9/14/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



In this game for two or more players, participants are confronted with interesting and, often, totally gross facts about the human body. One multiple choice question, for example, reads, "Most people fart about how many times a day?" It includes 130 question cards, 30 wild cards, six mover pieces, a game board that offers an intestinal look at the body, and a player guide. Launch date: 2009.
This game was formerly distributed by IMAGINATION ENTERTAINMENT.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25323      (added 9/10/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 2020
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Adult Games
Board Games
Dice



After rolling the special dice and flipping the timer, players race to list words containing the three letters shown on the dice. Only words listed by a single player score points, so players are rewarded for their speed and creative thinking. This game is adjustable for different skill levels and ideal for varied group sizes. Launch date: April 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25063      (added 8/19/2009)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 6 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
Launch Date: May 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational
Adult Games



This is a fast-paced, fun Spelling Board Game that teaches spelling, vocabulary and reading as it's played using spelling words taken directly from any child's grade-appropriate spelling list. Also available in challenging Adult level for those who think they can spell but might find out otherwise.The fast-paced game teaches spelling, reading and vocabulary. "There are no other board games on the market which allow each player to spell words selected from their own grade level and which combine elements of chance, strategy and spelling knowledge in a way that makes learning to spell fun and easy," Richard J. Sullivan, president of The Spelling Bee Game, Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: July, 2009.
Awards: 2010 Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year, Children's Educational Board Game Category; 2011 Creative Child Magazine, Game of the Year, Children's Educational Board Game Category.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24263      (added 6/29/2009)
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MSRP: $8.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Board Games
General Games



2-Player Perpetual Commotion is the original Perpetual Commotion specially designed for two-player speed and excitement. Play as many cards as you can into a center Arena to earn points. Gain extra points by being the first to empty your Feeders pile—but watch out! A single roll of the eight-sided die can change your score.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24146      (added 6/17/2009)
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Age Range: 10 and up
Category: General Games
Educational
Board Games



Think fast! What word means “a partially dried grape”? Be the first to say “raisin,” and you’re on your way to winning this riotous game of rapid word recall. Players take turns reading clues aloud, competing to blurt out the correct answer first and move ahead on the board. The first person or team to circle the board wins. Sounds simple, right? But as the race for the right word heats up, and the blurting gets boisterous, it’s easy to get tongue-tied! Blurt is a great vocabulary builder for kids, a hilarious addition to adult parties, and a must for family game night. Includes junior version for ages 7 to 9. For 3 to 12 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23789      (added 5/20/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: PD1
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational
Card Games



In this fast-paced word game for two to five players, players trade two-sided letter cards between elegant wood racks, to create words, or steal them from each other. It may be used for family game nights as well as in educational settings. Game play takes 30 to 45 minutes. "PatchWord employs a unique game mechanic using cards with different letters on the inside vs. the outside, which trains logic, memory and sequencing skills, as well as spelling and vocabulary skills," Daniel Weaver, founder of Knightweaver Games, told TDmonthly. This product has won the following awards: 2009 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children's Products; and 2009 Game of the Year for Educational Word Game from Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: January 29, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23760      (added 5/19/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: PK1
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Card Games



Patchwork is a fast-paced logic game for two to five players designed to build logic, memory and patterning skills in a fun setting. Players trade colorful, two-sided cards between elegant wood racks to create sets, or steal them from each other. Game play takes 20 to 30 minutes. "The game employs a totally unique game mechanic that is easy to learn, fun to play and teach[es] logic, memory and sequencing skills," Daniel Weaver, founder of Knightweaver Games, told TDmonthly. This product has received the following awards: 2009 Oppenheim Gold Seal; 2009 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children's Products; 2009 Seal of Excellence for Kid's Strategy Game from Creative Child Magazine; and 2009 Outstanding Products iParenting Media Award. Launch date: January 29, 2009.
— "It is an engaging game that encourages player to think logically while trading card with other players.  You have to use logic, memory and create pattern sets to win the game," said Angel Stahl of Angel's Toy Barn in Greensburg, Pa., who especially liked this game at the 2009 ASTRA Marketplace.
Editor's Note: Gamewright
announced May 25, 2010, that it signed an agreement for the worldwide publishing rights to Patchwork. Play will remain the same; however, Gamewright will re-launch the game as FlipOut in late 2010 or early 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23759      (added 5/19/2009)
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Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Veggies and Carnivores stand off in this chess game that features authentically modeled and painted dinosaur figures. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23258      (added 4/14/2009)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



Expand your Flibbix possibilities with the Flibbix Bridge. A little trapdoor can send players onto a playing level they're not expecting. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23218      (added 4/9/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 1238
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Board Games
Adult Games



Players race to play all their cards by matching colored rings on the previously played card. Quick minds and fast fingers will triumph. The game "challenges your visual interpretation skills," Leah Osterhaus, VP of marketing for Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 15, 2009.
Awards: 2009 Major Fun Award

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23113      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 7890
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Board Games
Educational



Players add or subtract 1, 2 or 3 to the number on the top card of the pile to determine if they have a card that can be played next. It sounds simple, but with everyone playing simultaneously, the options are constantly changing. The first player out of cards wins. The game is for two to four players and offers "quick, easy and fun mental math practice," Leah Osterhaus, VP of marketing for Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: July 15, 2009.
Awards: 2009 Major Fun; 2010 Parent's Choice Silver
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23110      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 1792
Launch Date: June 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Adult Games
Board Games
Educational



On each turn, one team flips over a category card. Team members frantically brainstorm words that fit the category while the opposition tries to sidetrack them. The team must agree on a word and pull each letter of that word one lane closer to their side of the street, all before the time runs out. "It has excellent educational applications but feels like a party game," Leah Osterhaus, VP of marketing for Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Awards: 2009 Oppenheim Gold Award; 2009 Major; 2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products; 2010 Mensa Select. Launch date: June 2009.
— "A great language skills development game. I wonder if they are going to make a Spanish version," Jennifer Shuman, owner of 1SmartNoodle, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23108      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 750
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational
General Games



The Golden Dragon has been discovered and ninja players must be the first to reach its location. To move throughout the game, players roll one of two sets of dice and solve the number challenge rolled. The skill level of each player determines which set of dice that ninja will use. To win the game, ninjas will solve four word challenges. While moving throughout the lands, other ninjas will try to trap opponents and block their way to the Golden Dragon. "Players will be having so much fun they won't realize they may actually be reinforcing their math skills while playing," Tami Murphy, marketing manager of The Haywire Group, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23105      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 770
Launch Date: May 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Outdoor Fun
Board Games
General Games



Rubber chicken meets disc golf in this ridiculously fun game.  Players each choose a different colored rubber chicken.  One player throws the target nice and far!  The target becomes the "hole," like in golf.  Players then take turns flickin' their chicken at the target.  If you don't make it on the target, throw again from where it landed. Each throw counts as a point.  Try to land any part of your rubber chicken on the target within the least amount of throws as possible. The player with the lowest score after nine-rounds is the winner.  For 2- 4 players. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23103      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational
Board Games



Players race to get rid of the cards in their hands by creating sets and runs in the middle of the table. Don’t have the right cards? No problem — grab from a set or run already on the table, or play your cards on any existing set or run. It's "the fastest Rummy game available," Leah Osterhaus, VP of marketing for Out of the Box Publishing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 15, 2009.
Awards: 2009 Major Fun
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22926      (added 3/23/2009)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Dice
General Games



It's a rolling polar bear jam. Roll the colored dice to collect high-scoring polar bears from the rink. Roll doubles to trip up opponents or "Free Skate" to take your pick of the pack. But press your luck too far and you may wind up flat on your face. The player with the most points skates away with the victory. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22645      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 1010
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Get ready to touch, time, see, balance, bluff, listen, locate and laugh your way through this outrageous game! Teams race to perform all kinds of fun, easy to play challenges spread over ten sense-ational categories.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22405      (added 2/6/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: November 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games
School Supplies



This educational board game jump-starts the road to reading by incorporating basic phonics and more than 300 sight words in an engaging activity. The cards comprise up to 90 percent of beginner-level reading material and more than 50 percent of all English text. The game takes new readers on an adventure through literacy land complete with common landmarks and street signs. They earn a bonus roll after correctly identifying a game card. The first player to reach the library is the winner. "Through repetitive interaction with basic phonic sounds, sight words, and their definitions, new readers enhance their reading skills while playing a fun game. Er-u-di-tion provides families and schools with a useful tool for preschool and elementary school students," Owner Denise Bossard of Acumen Associates told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 20, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22305      (added 1/30/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Board Games
General Games



The CAMP Travel edition is very compact and mobile, with a unique wood design. Up to 4 multi-level players, and has fun “setback” and “move forward” functions. All new outdoor trivia cards, with vibrant full color images, includes content highlighting all 50 states.
— "The board game Camp has sold well in our store. Happy to see the travel edition that kids and parents can play together," Marlene England of Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22239      (added 1/27/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
SKU or Item #: 00300
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Toys
Travel



Calculated chances and strategic choices will place the odds in favor of players as they let the five dice roll them to a win with Yamslam. After each roll, a player chooses the dice that will get the best combination. Each combination is worth a different value and has only four chips, so it's important to take the best ones before they run out. Players race to get special bonuses before their friends do, keeping the suspense rolling until the end. The game has appeal for all ages and is convenient for travel, as it is "self contained in a beautiful tin box," Adeline Bertrix, sales manager for Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
Awards: Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009; 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award. Why it won: This dice-rolling game from Blue Orange is fun for both kids and adults. With each roll of the dice players must strategize how they can win the chip with the highest point value. Without even realizing it, kids are learning basic math skills like addition and probability. The game is self-contained in a red tin, making it easy to play on the road or tote along to a party.  
— Yamslam is on the best-seller list at Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., Owner John MacDougall told TDmonthly in summer 2009.     
— "Right now, a game called Yamslam is our best-selling game," said Sue Banducci of Games Unlimited in Danville, Calif., in late 2009. She was anticipating sales of about 250 units during December.    
— Three of 38 retailers cited Yamslam as a best-selling game in Feb. 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22171      (added 1/23/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 00103
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Eco-Friendly
Wooden Toys



Gobblet Gobblers utilizes the awesome strategy of Gobblet and adds personality and character to the game. Players pick their Gobblers family and line up three in a row to win the game. The Gobblers have a strong appetite and can gobble up smaller Gobblers. These cute little characters will test strategy and stimulate memory. The all-wooden game has a bright, distinctive design and is earth friendly. "We plant two trees for every tree used in creating our games," Adeline Bertrix, sales manager for Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy 2009. Launch date: February 15, 2009.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22170      (added 1/23/2009)
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Category: Board Games



Dare to Lead! is an interactive board game that develops leadership skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. Dare to Lead! is a flexible new learning tool for students and adults. It can be used for leadership classes, CAPP classes, Planning 10, retreats (school and corporate), and individual lesson topics. This game is designed for individuals and groups to work their way through questions that require problem solving ability, the power of persuasion, group dynamics and co-operation, taking a stand on issues or dilemmas, and creative thinking.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21952      (added 12/24/2008)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 17 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



In this Movie Edition of Consensus®, launching in March 2009, the object of the game remains the same as in the original Consensus®, but the central theme of the game revolves around movies. Game play is driven by questions of opinion regarding movies.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21949      (added 12/24/2008)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games - Trivia
Board Games
American-Made



TRIVIATHON... fast-paced trivia for smart AND stupid people! Triviathon will have players singing, dancing, arm wrestling, cheering, cheating, and more as they compete in a game that puts each player's  cognitive, physical, and social skills to the test, while they try to win a race moving at speeds of 0, 1, 2, or 3 spaces based on trivia questions they don’t even have to know the answers to. Made in the USA, this game is designed for 2 to 12 players. Triviathon has received the following awards: Creative Child Magazine’s 2009 Game of the Year; PTPA Media 2009; iParenting Media Award 2009; The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2009, NAPPA Honors 2009; and Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009.
— "A trivia game that you can win without having to know the answers.  Now some of us might agree that that is our kind of trivia game.  Super fun and fast paced.  A great choice for family game night.  My own children are going to love this game!!" Jennifer Shuman, of 1SmartNoodle, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21907      (added 12/19/2008)
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Category: Board Games



Charge Large comes along just in time to provide society with an educational and entertaining board game about credit cards. The goal of Charge Large is to increase competition among players as they battle against each other to be become part of an elite class of Black Card Members.  Players begin with their entry level Gold Credit Card and Cash to set forth on their journey to purchase companies, stocks, buildings and most importantly to Charge Smart while Charging Large. Ultimately, Charge Large teaches players not to fear credit cards, but simply learn how to leverage themselves wisely. It is therefore time for society to practice how to Charge Large Responsibly!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21730      (added 12/12/2008)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games



Endango™ is an environmental board game that teaches kids how to go green.  With a unique game strategy, it links children's behaviors to their indirect environmental consequence – the fate of endangered animals. When playing the game, each player is responsible for three endangered animals in an environment.  The points players earn as they navigate the human track affect the fate of the endangered animals in their environment.  Positive points for “green behavior and knowledge” help save the animals; negative points for “less environmentally friendly behaviors” move the animals toward extinction. This product received a 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21696      (added 12/12/2008)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 12 and up
Launch Date: August 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational



Consensus is not a trivia game or a strategy game. It is a game about opinions that allows its participants to express themselves as individuals or as part of a group. Ideal for parties or family settings, the game has a subtle, yet strong, educational component. Consensus consists of 300 Noun Cards, 100 Adjective Cards and 80 Voting cards. An average game lasts about 30 minutes. Although Consensus can be played with as few as three players, the greatest benefit can be derived when there are five or more players participating. The more players, the more opinions, and hence, the more debating and bonding that takes place. Launch date: August 2008.
— "This fun and fast-paced social game takes about a minute to learn and requires no prior knowledge of anything whatsoever," Marshall Chrein, CEO of Mindlogic, told TDmonthly. "It is a game where you can learn how your friends and family view all sorts of things."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21499      (added 11/25/2008)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 7007
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



In Ninja versus Ninja, players must lead a team of six Ninjas to victory by eliminating all of their opponents or by venturing into the rival dojo and returning safely. However, while Ninjas are rewarded for venturing further into the opponent’s dojo, they also run the risk of being eliminated themselves!  A Ninja Master and a Shadow Ninja assist players in tracking their progress. Ninja versus Ninja contains 14 Ninja figures, 2 Ninja Master Figures and 2 unique sword dice. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21393      (added 11/18/2008)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Travel



This portable strategy game is similar to chess or checkers, but with a twist — the magnetic stones with unmarked north and south poles can jump out of their position at any point during the game, giving players a whole new element of challenge. "Jishaku" is the Japanese term for "magnet." The game received a 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, an iParenting Media Award, a Major Fun Award and a Mr. Dad Seal of Approval. Launch date: June 3, 2008.
— Tutoring Toy in Salt Lake City sells about 20 per month of this game, Buyer Casey Sartain told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21273      (added 11/11/2008)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 11 and up
Launch Date: December 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games
Gifts



Comet® Bible Edition offers an exciting and fun way to learn spelling and amazing facts about characters, angels, events and scripture. This particular version features questions and multiple choice answers such as "Who announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds?" and "The spirit of God is described as descending like this." DOVE sparrow eagle raven. Multiple choice answers and an element of risk ensure everyone has a chance to win. Comet® has received awards from The Toy Man Online and Creative Child Magazine. "Spelling is very important, and far too few games offer this concept. Critical skill development is crucial, important and necessary to develop good educational performance," Creator Sandy Evans of Active Minds Inc. told TDmonthly. Launch date: Fall 2008.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21126      (added 10/29/2008)
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MSRP: $10.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Puzzles & Skill



The Kanoodle case holds two solitaire games that challenge the player to build colorful 2D puzzles and 3D pyramids. Once a child picks a design from the included puzzle book, he or she puts some of the pieces into place as shown, then fills the empty spots with the remaining pieces. Only one of hundreds of possible combinations actually completes the puzzle.
— Three of 68 specialty retailers named Kanoodle when asked about their top-selling toy or game in October 2008.
— Dean Smith, co-owner of JaZams in Pennington, N.J., told TDmonthly in October 2008 his store sells about 24 units of Kanoodle each month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20962      (added 10/17/2008)
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Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Action Figures
Collectibles



Monsterpocalypse is a fast-moving, action-packed strategy game played with high quality collectible miniatures portraying the most fearsome giant monsters ever imagined. Each battle takes place in a city, which opposing players construct by placing models of buildings on a city map. Players will then build their force from their respective collection of models. Each force will consist of a giant monster model, and several supporting units (tanks, flying vehicles or creatures — depending upon which of the themed factions you decide to play). Purchasing Booster Boxes will expand your collection, giving you more tactical options and abilities to better suit your strategy. Launch date: October 10, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20753      (added 9/25/2008)
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MSRP: $99.95
Age Range: 4 to 94
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
General Games
Board Games



Zillio has 12 colorful staircases based upon multiplication tables. The visual and tactile relationships between steps enable kids to discover and master difficult math concepts as they learn and play with 10 essential math skills.  Mini Zillio handles numbers up to 36, and measures 18" x 18" x 8", compared to Mega Zillio's 27" x 27" x 12.5". For up to 4 players at a time.
Awards: 2010 Tillywig Brain Child
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20441      (added 9/10/2008)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: October 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games
General Games



The English and French game teaches kids about baking in a fun and exciting race with an emphasis on language skills, early math concepts, matching, social skills and multi-cultural awareness. This item is a 2008 iParenting Media Award winner. “It’s unique, fun and exciting,” Jaden Toy Co. President Karen Aspros told TDmonthly. “We call it ‘learning and fun baked into one!’” Launch date: October 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18966      (added 5/21/2008)
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Category: Board Games



In The Massive Vs. The Masses, one player controls a giant, city destroying monster, trying to eliminate all of the screaming citizens of Tokyo... while the other player commands a vast army, attempting to bring the monster down. The board is comprised of two extremely durable masonite sections, which interlock in various ways, allowing multiple sets to be combined for larger team games, or mixing and matching with future games in the same line. Both players control the action through a combination of strategically maneuvering units on the board, and playing cards to deploy additional forces, or use special abilities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18560      (added 4/28/2008)
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Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 613
Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill
Board Games



Players attempt to memorize the pattern on the board before the board is spun around and another patterned plug is added into play. Get three in a row of the same color or shape and score a point. The game comes with a vertical board, a base, a pivot piece, a scoring block device, a score peg, 30 orange game pieces and instructions. Launch date: March 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18544      (added 4/24/2008)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
General Games
Board Games



Wise Alec is the new highly interactive party and family fun game from Griddly Games. The game is entertaining as well as educational and is tailor-made for family game nights. Wise Alec is filled with challenging questions for the young and old. This stimulating trivia game takes you back to everything you learned in grade school. With over 1,000 questions covering a wide range of interesting topics like history, science and spelling, this game is guaranteed to entertain time and time again. Each card features both easy and hard questions – great for leveling the playing field between big and little kids. The second edition of Wise Alec features updated questions, new packaging and a new game board.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18158      (added 3/27/2008)
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MSRP: $135.00
Age Range: 18 and up
SKU or Item #: 6365
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Collectibles



The game is composed of poly-resin medieval chessmen with translucent red or blue bases. Each hand-painted piece measures 3-1/2” tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18117      (added 3/25/2008)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: April 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



This "curious game of clever connections" challenges two to four players to compare and identify SETs on the dice with those on the board, scoring as many points as possible by making SETs up, down and across the game board. Playing time is 30 to 45 minutes. Launch date: April 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17655      (added 2/21/2008)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Licensed Products
General Games



The trivia board game is based on “The Godfather” series. Players collect cards as they answer questions correctly, and then build a “family.” The first player with ten members in a family wins. However, players must remain wary of who is in the family and who is a betrayer, since players can order hits to add or lose family members. Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17607      (added 2/19/2008)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 10 to 16
SKU or Item #: 896413001006
Gender: Girls
Category: Board Games



This game for girls challenges participants to guess who their fellow players have secretly chosen to date from the My Little Pink Book of guys. Each "date" has his own distinctive characteristics — such as what kind of car he drives and what kind of music he likes. The colorful and very "pink" gameboard features hotspots that young girls might visit while trying to attract the opposite sex.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17550      (added 2/17/2008)
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MSRP: $65.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Hobby Goods



This strategy-based football board game features a football field that is designed “exact-to-scale.” The game combines the strategic elements of a real football game with the disciplines and patterns of chess. A Canadian edition is also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17270      (added 1/29/2008)
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MSRP: $22.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: February 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games



Tri-Cross™ is a game that requires strategy before the first game piece is even placed. It evolves from poker-like play (reading your opponent) into total strategy (much like chess). Play takes less than 20 minutes, and the more times one plays, the more challenging the game becomes. There are no ties or draws, and beginners should not be totally intimidated, since they still have an outside chance to win against the pros. The game is for two to four players and features five variations of play. “No game starts the same,” Brian Burns of Tri-Cross told TDmonthly. “It really isn't like anything else. It plays fast but challenges you every step of the way.” Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17101      (added 1/17/2008)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: FNKE0011
Launch Date: April 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Construction



With Flibbix™, players build their own board game, make their own rules and then play. It's super easy and lets players rebuild and replay the game as much as they want. Players race to the finish, but things can get wacky along the way — even the game board and rules can change during play. “It's the first-ever build-a-board-game set: Players can easily build and play their own, custom board game with Flibbix. Because each game is different, it has great replay value and players can make a game that’s fun and perfect for them,” Jason Ivan of Merillian told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17085      (added 1/17/2008)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 14 and up
SKU or Item #: 173
Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Party Goods



Likewise! is a thought provoking party game where it pays to think alike. In this game, individuals are presented with a random pairing of a Description and Subject Cards and attempt to match answers with words or doodles. With over 5,000 possible category combinations, this is the laughable, lively, like-minded party game that everyone will enjoy. Launch date: March 1, 2008.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16986      (added 1/8/2008)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 11 and up
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational
Interactive



Comet® The Fast Path to Learning, is Active Minds' premier product. Comet® is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn and spell, having fun based on world facts, legends, geography, science, history, health, nature, animals and dictionary meanings. The game has several game editions such as Bible and Family, with a Children's card expansion deck. Launch date: June 2008.
— "'Comet, The Fast Past to Learning' is being played in schools across America and has been praised in South Africa for helping patients suffering from brain injuries develop their learning skills," Sandy Evans, creator of Comet® at Active Minds, told TDmonthly.
Awards: 2008-2010 Preferred Choice Award; 2008-2010 Editors Choice Award; 2008-2010 Toyman Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16781      (added 12/28/2007)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 5 to 10
SKU or Item #: 85115
Launch Date: February 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Board Games
Preschool



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
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16257      (added 11/27/2007)
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MSRP: $34.99
Category: Board Games
General Games



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.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16215      (added 11/21/2007)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 18 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Gifts
Board Games
Adult Games



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.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16205      (added 11/21/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 07-012
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Educational



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
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16049      (added 11/9/2007)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 689076729987
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Educational



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.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15908      (added 10/31/2007)
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