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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Licensed Products



Top Trumps is a card game. Each card contains a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values in order to try to trump and win an opponent's card. Packs available in several licenses including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Hello Kitty, and many more.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34471      (added 6/22/2012)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games
General Toys



To begin, one card is randomly drawn from those not given to players. This is placed in the middle of the table, date-side up and is the starting point of a chronological line which will slowly be built by players. The first player then chooses one of their cards. If the player thinks that the invention on their card came before that of the initial card, the player places their card to the left of the initial card. The player's card is then turned date-side up. If the player was right, it remains on the table. Otherwise, the card is discarded and a new one must be drawn to replace it. Play proceeds clockwise. The more cards which are correctly played, the harder it is to correctly place new ones.
— In a February 2014 survey, Julie Steinbach, owner of Rainbow Toys in Falmouth, Maine, told TDmonthly that Timeline from Asmodee was a best-selling game at their store.
— David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly in an October 2014 survey that Timeline was his store's best-selling tween item.
— In a February 2015 survey, two out of 11 retailers told TDmonthly that Timeline was their best-selling game.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34453      (added 6/21/2012)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: BOL-JR-BP-01-W
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
General Games



Bag-O-Loot Junior is designed for 2-6 players ages 6 and up. Players compete to make as many Bags-O-Loot (five matching cards) as they can. The problem is, other players keep stealing your cards. Of course you are doing the same thing to them so the groans and laughter never stop as sets of cards are constantly shifting from one player to another. Very easy to learn. "Bag-O-Loot Junior is the only game on the market where players take turns making and stealing sets of matching cards from each other," John Shelley, president of Bag-O-Loot, LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2012.
Awards: 2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33791      (added 3/5/2012)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games



Ugh is the life of a caveman through the eyes of John Kovalic. In Ugh! players encounter the Stone Age life by pushing their luck against the deck and trying to lock in as many sets of cards as they can before they are abruptly shocked by a natural disaster… Ugh! Each turn players can flip over up to three cards, all of which are good options for their set. Contents: 110 cards, including 4 Wild Cards, 28 Ugh! Cards, and 78 Number Cards.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33259      (added 12/2/2011)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
SKU or Item #: ATKGWILDGUES
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games
Educational



Who will be the player/team to win the most cards by guessing other players' words correctly the fastest, and with the fewest letters possible?  Players take turns making a word from the lettered cards in their hand, but they don’t show their word to any of the other players. Instead, they place each lettered card of their word face down on the table.  Then... the first letter of the word is revealed (and the timer is started) as the other players begin to shout out possible words for what the hidden word could be. A player must guess the word before the timer runs out... so if at any time two or more players agree to see another letter, another card is turned over and players continue to try and guess the word. The player who first guesses the hidden word correctly wins the number of cards that are still left face down... or ALL of the cards if the word is discovered with only one letter revealed. Launch date: June 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32499      (added 6/27/2011)
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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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Launch Date: May 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Hit the Trail comes packaged in a mini backpack which includes 72 cards, 3 dice, and pencil. Each player is dealt 7 cards. The player then picks a card and lays it face up. (This is where the strategy comes in) Do you pick a lower point card or a higher point card? The Youngest player then rolls the three dice, trying to match one of the die or combination of dice to their card amount which is face up. Each time the die/dice combination match the player's card that is face up, the player gets to move the card into their “mile pile” trying to be the first to hike 100 miles. Players must beware of getting caught with a “cooler card” – like the mother bear & cubs in the trail. If you get caught with one of the three cooler cards you loose 10 miles. Other twists in the game include bonus rolls if the player’s dice totals the card amount that is face up. Don’t forget to look out for the trips /doubles rule which is when any of the dice come up with doubles or triples. You take a card from the person to your right. Launch date: May 2011.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31780      (added 3/2/2011)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Players take turns flipping over cards that show different shapes. The first to complete the correct action wins that card. The game keeps it exciting by shuffling the actions and their corresponding shapes after each round.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31741      (added 2/22/2011)
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This set of trivia cards comes with a classic trivia deck and three themed decks. Players select a "host" who must read the question listed on the card drawn, and the other players pass the deck around, sliding the card up to reveal the correct answer to the question. One player reads the real answer, while the others make up fictional answers, and the host must decide which player is telling the truth. Players can gain points by guessing correctly or by tricking other players into guessing incorrectly, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30567      (added 9/14/2010)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



S’Quarrels is a card game based around the theme of squirrels collecting acorns before winter arrives. Under a nearby oak tree, embark upon the rigorous task of collecting and storing acorns before winter sets in. Your opponents are trying to take them all before you do. Whirlwinds, Ambushing, Quarreling, and Hoarding are all part of the game. Get the coveted Golden Acorn, while avoiding the Rotten Acorn. The player to store the most Acorns before Winter arrives wins.
— "What's selling really well for me is S'Quarrels," Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, told TDmonthly in July 2010. "I'm selling piles of it and I need to order more today. It gets into a neighborhood and everybody wants it."
— S’Quarrels received a great reaction from The Board Game Family. “Bring out the S’Quarrels cards,” they explained, “and kids can automatically picture being a little squirrel running around gathering acorns.” However, the reviewers cautioned that younger players may get “more frustrated when they aren’t quick enough to slap the hoard pile when that card is played.”
— As of 10/30/2012 this product had 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Easy for kids to learn, but enough strategy is involved to appeal to adults; fun for groups. Cons: Not as fun with less than three players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29914      (added 8/6/2010)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Dice
General Games



In this game, everyone plays the role of detective and suspect. At the beginning of the game, each player blindly draws a card from the deck, and the character on the card becomes their secret identity. The dealer deals the cards and roll the dice to set up the crime scene. Players can “solve the case” by matching their six fingerprint cards to the six fingerprint dice, and can "tamper with the evidence” by drawing a new card, or re-rolling one of the dice.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29482      (added 7/13/2010)
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MSRP: $9.95
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties
Card Games
General Games



The Chat Pack contains 156 cards, each featuring a question meant to get people talking. This game is designed for dinner parties, family gatherings, car trips, and classroom activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28956      (added 6/16/2010)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 5 to 12
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Family Games
Card Games
General Games



Les Mess is an organizational card game designed to encourage kids to pitch in when it comes time to clean and get rid of clutter. By completing one of the tasks on the cards, children earn a prize while making the home more organized.
— Jennifer from The Dirty tShirt tried the cards and found them simple enough for even her toddler. She recommended Les Mess “to everyone trying to teach their children the wonders of organizing their things.”
Quiverfull Family’s Jennifer used Les Mess to get all of her children excited about cleaning and organizing. She said Les Mess is best “when approached with a light heart, and a fun-filled attitude.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28860      (added 6/14/2010)
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MSRP: $2.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Target Age Range: 8 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Card Games



Kids can learn to multiply numbers 0 to 12 with these 55 pocket-sized flash cards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28771      (added 6/7/2010)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



In this game, three to eight players get the chance to be seriously rich but must beware of the Taxman. Participants fiddle in finance, dabble in real estate, or make millions in movies, and should be clear thinking, quick of hand and shout the loudest. There is no set order of play. Players simply shuffle cards according to the number of players, deal, then shout or trade their way to build up a full set of cards and make a billion dollar fortune.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28749      (added 6/3/2010)
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Age Range: 10 and up
SKU or Item #: PLE50100
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
General Games



A party game where each player is given a card with a unique hand symbol they must watch out for. Everyone starts the beat and if an opponent makes another's symbol instead of the clap in the beat, that person must respond with their symbol and then one of another player. The game teaches rhythm, strengthens observation and encourages social interaction. For four to twelve players. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27742      (added 3/25/2010)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Family Games
Card Games



Name 5 is the new party game that asks the easy questions you know the answers to. Players are asked to name five items within a specific category. Sample questions include: Can you name 5 of the 7 dwarfs? Tom Hanks movies? Pizza toppings? TV Dads? Playable in teams or as individuals. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27740      (added 3/25/2010)
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MSRP: $5.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: NOW-MF-001
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Magic Sets
Card Games



Millions of Mystiflyers have been sold nationwide since the 1950s in the specialty toy and hobby market. The Mystiflyers card trick comes with magicians thread & wax, a card, and full instructions. Also includes a wooden stand with 3 removable rattles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27621      (added 3/17/2010)
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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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MSRP: $12.50
Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Adult Games
Card Games



Players get talking with this outrageous and hilarious collection of conversation starters. This handy deck is made for parties, road trips, school, camp, or just hanging out. It can be used as an ice-breaker activity or played with one of three game options in English, French, Spanish or German. No skill is required; all ages can play.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27051      (added 2/11/2010)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games



Spot It is a party game for two to eight players. It's played by laying a random assortment of cards on the table and all players racing to find one image that matches between two cards. This fast-paced game is designed to never be the same twice, and though it has very few rules to remember it requires a sharp eye to master. The set of 55 round cards transports in its own carry tin. Watch Spot It: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
— Spot It has been been a top seller for retailers surveyed by TDmonthly since early Spring 2010.
— In a March 2012 survey, 3 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Spot It was their overall best selling product, and had been for more than a year.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells 50-60 copies of Spot It each month.
Awards: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27018      (added 2/11/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 00390
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
Travel



Cards are played in sequence, progressing up or down. A player sets down cards in number order. A yellow card means to take a chip out of the Golden Gate. But then, there's some skill involved: Can a player place them at the right times to get the best chips? Or will the opportunity pass? Getting stuck with red cards means a loss of chips. "Golden Gate is an exciting card game in which you combine a little bit of luck with the right plays to start piling up your points. It’s a fast, friendly showdown for the gold with the fine craftsmanship and colorful designs you’ve come to expect from Blue Orange Games," Bert Devort, Sales Department, Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26953      (added 2/4/2010)
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MSRP: $5.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 191315185
Launch Date: March 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
General Games



The S’mores card game is designed for up to six multi-level players and incorporates both strategy and good old-fashioned fun. The object of the game is to build an edible s’more before your opponents. Players get a higher point value based on the quality of s’more ingredients. The first player to collect all four ingredient cards and call out “S’more!” wins. The S’more card game includes 70, 3" x 5” sturdy playing cards. It is printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper. Launch date: March 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26908      (added 2/4/2010)
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MSRP: $16.00
Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games



Anomia is a  game where common knowledge becomes uncommonly fun. Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information: things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc... Sure, under normal circumstances, it's easy enough to give an example of a frozen food, or a dog breed; but you will find that your brain works a little differently under pressure. Easy to learn, fun to play over and over again, Anomia will have any group of friends, family, even perfect strangers, shouting and laughing out loud as they try to beat each other to the punch. It can be your turn at any time and anyone can be your opponent.  For 3 to 6 players. One round lasts about 30 minutes. Launch date: Fall 2009.
—  They sell "15 to 20" Anomia games per month at Magic Box in New Orleans, said manager James Dello Stritto in early 2011.
—  Four of 12 retailers who attended ASTRA 2010 named Anomia as one of their favorite products at the show.
—  “Anomia is really great; I’ve been told for the last year to get it,” said Kristen Pollard, owner of Mudpuddle Toys in Marblehead, Mass., in summer 2010.
— In an August 2010 survey, nine percent of 43 retailers said Anomia is a card game best seller. Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston’s Child’s Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly the same month that her store sold 89 Anomia games in one month.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26705      (added 1/14/2010)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 7 05105 96085 2
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



A family card game set in feudal Japan during the era of the Samurai which depends on skill, strategy and planning. It is a time where bandits roam the countryside stealing the precious rice from villages. Yours is one of those villages. Defend your rice with Samurai and Ronin, use bandits and Ninjas to steal other villages’ rice and eliminate their Samurai, and plead with the local Shogun to conscript help for you. But be warned, for the other villages are doing the exact same thing. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26643      (added 1/11/2010)
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Launch Date: November 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



26! gets its name from the 26 letters of the alphabet and consists of 54 playing cards. Each card shows a letter from A to Z, and a number 1 to 26. The object of 26! is to use six dealt cards and a seventh card from a drawing deck to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-letter word and then, with the remaining cards, form an arithmetic equation that equals 26, using any combination of addition, division, multiplication, or subtraction. Up to four players can play from one deck of cards. In addition to its entertainment value, 26! helps international students learn English, povides enrichment for students in science and math, and benefits remedial students studying spelling and arithmetic. Launch date: November 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26406      (added 12/14/2009)
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Fair Share Chore Cards eliminates dreaded arguments among who does what chores and takes the phrase "that’s not fair" out of the housework equation by leaving chore assignments to the luck of the draw. The chore cards have helpful directions printed on each card on how to accomplish each chore safely and efficiently. The only Ace in the deck serves as a "get out of a chore free" card, giving one a lucky break from a chore.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26284      (added 12/7/2009)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 210
Launch Date: December 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
General Games



Players compete by placing cards to line up three in a row of the shape that matches their secret Goal. The first player to score five Goals wins. But beware ... placing a card can help opponents as easily as it can help you. Triplica includes two multi-player games and an addictive solitaire version. "Triplica is a challenging and competitive game based on the very simple idea of making three in a row," Jeanine Calkin, president of Fun Q Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: December 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25845      (added 10/29/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



The Circle Out! game is a game of abstraction and visual memory. Twelve to 16 cards are laid out and players race to find the most circles of the largest size. The “circle” aspect of the game is all abstract. Each card has two features — a top and bottom triangle of different colors. Circles are formed by connecting cards of the same color together: red to red, blue to blue, etc., until the same color connects the chain of cards together at both ends. Bottom Triangles only link to Top Triangles and vice versa. A circle of three linking cards are worth one point, four linked cards are worth two points, and five linked cards are worth three points.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25715      (added 10/22/2009)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
American-Made



Jukem is a fast game that can be played in 20 minutes or less. The game lasts two times through the deck. No prior knowledge of football is required.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25671      (added 10/20/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational



This all-new sentence completion game is the vibrant sequel to the original Thoughts and Feelings, new sentence stems, new illustrations, and new ways to engage children of all ages. This deck compliments and adds to Thoughts and Feelings 1, and is a great way to build a set of therapeutic tools. Thirty five cards are included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25666      (added 10/20/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational



This cheerfully illustrated therapeutic tool for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals is designed to engage children of all ages.The deck contains 35 cards especially effective in helping children identify, process and work through a variety of issues, including changes within the family, trauma, grief, anger, depression, anxiety and fears. It's also available in Spanish. This product was named one of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25665      (added 10/20/2009)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Card Games



More than just a card or just a toy, the Maxus Dragonoid is a monstrous combination of six Bakugan Traps and a Dragonoid Bakugan. The package also includes a Gate Card and an Ability Card. The year 2009 saw growth in the line with new mechanics and game play modules, as well as a second season of the cartoon show. Launch date: October 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25434      (added 9/30/2009)
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Kwizniac is a trivia countdown game designed to test your knowledge under pressure. The object of the game is for players to accumulate as many points as possible by correctly answering as many trivia questions as possible. Because Kwizniac consists of only cards and the players’ brain power, it can be played everywhere and at any time. Kwizniac can be played with just two people or a whole group. Watch Kwizniac: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25378      (added 9/16/2009)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Selection is the company's most popular game and can be played with 1 to 7 players. Players have to select hands that match the categories on the playing sheet. The game takes about 25 minutes to play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25305      (added 9/9/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games
Educational



This educational card game is great for teens. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25304      (added 9/9/2009)
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This card deck sports a new suit: stars. Each of the five suits also has its own distinct color. Also, the #1 makes an appearance for the first time in a card deck, which makes it easier for kids to learn to play. However, the aces haven't been excluded. Finally, a new princess card joins the royal family, to make the deck more appealing to girls. Five jokers brings the total number of cards in the deck to 80. All of the traditional card games can be played with this deck, but the increased number of cards allows a greater number of players to join the fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25303      (added 9/9/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 7 to 12
SKU or Item #: 10443
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational
General Games



Kids can learn to appreciate the highest achievements of civilization in painting, sculpture and architecture. This product is designed to cover the world of art across time and culture, introducing children to basic terminology and famous artists. The Professor Noggin series has won more than 12 awards. Launch date: July 30, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24257      (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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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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MSRP: $8.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



Now kids can play basketball in the house without knocking down the lamps. The Baskards card game has penalties and points, just like a real basketball game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23260      (added 4/14/2009)
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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: $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: $10.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games
Creative Activities



Get hooked on this card game of big fish and even bigger fish tales. Cast a lure card from your tackle box, then pick from your opponents' cards in hopes of landing the big one. Will you be able to see through their bluffs or will you get stuck with a soggy old boot? Reel in the most fish and you're the master angler. But catch only junk and you'll be left telling a story about the one that got away. Launch date: March 2009.
— Gamewright games were listed as top sellers by Shana Hack, owner of Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., in June 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22646      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $6.49
Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Dice
General Games



Players race to the photo finish in this dice game that plays out in a flash. They quickly roll their dice to match the characters on the photo booth cards. When a player matches a pair, he or she must shout "Cheese!" and collect the card. Once a player has won all the cards, he or she is picture perfect. "Say Cheese is a fast-paced, unique game that combines dice and cards to create a fun and playful enviornment," Michael Masseur, account executive at Aigner/Prensky Marketing, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22644      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $10.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational
General Games



Primo the Monkey was happily asleep until his friends swung by for a surprise pajama party. Help Primo chase away the primate pranksters by flipping and swapping cards in numerical order. Watch out for elephants and giraffes who want to crash in on the fun. And if you're lucky, draw a wild monkey card to clear out the room in one clean sweep. The first player to stop the monkey mayhem and get Primo back to bed wins. Game includes 55 cards and instructions. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22643      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Launch Date: March 2009
Category: Card Games
General Games
Travel



Two of Around the Table's award winning games in one tin. Family Talk and Grandparent Talk cards,  each with 100 cards per deck, connect generations through fun and diverse conversations.  Available March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22357      (added 2/3/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: April 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Anime
Card Games



In this fast-paced card and dice game for the whole family, players take turns as the sushi chef by rolling four sushi dice. Other players then race to match sushi cards in their hand to the sushi that was rolled. The first to do so says "Order up!" and lays down his or her cards. Whoever gets the most sushi cards by the end of the game wins. Players can use Wild Wasabi to help, but must beware the dreaded Stinky Sushi card. "It is easy to play, and the whimsical theme keeps you coming back for another hand," Mike Richie, game developer for Mindtwister USA, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22205      (added 1/23/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 12 and up
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games
Interactive



LOL! (which stands for Laugh Out Loud!) is a new, fresh and exciting game of Internet lingo that involves acronyms, shorthand and Web slang used in chat rooms, email and text and instant messaging. The goal is to be the first to yell out "'LOL!'" to give the answer to the net lingo. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22188      (added 1/23/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 13 to 17
SKU or Item #: 109
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Gifts
General Games



Created by teens, for teens, this set of 50 diverse questions is sure to spark some colorful conversations. The cool carabiner clip attaches to backpacks, sports bags and overnight bags. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22052      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 108
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Tween
Travel



Designed for kids heading off to camp or for family camping trips, this fun game was created for kids, by kids.  It’s also a good way for kids to get to know new friends at camp. The handy flashlight and compass allow you to navigate your way back to your campsites or cabin for some fun, late night conversations.  Great around the campfire too. It's "perfect for kids going away to summer camp. This product was requested by specialty retailers," Owner Beth Daniels of Around the Table told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22051      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 106
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Tween
Card Games
Gifts



Created by kids, for kids, Buddy Talk is a fun way to get friends talking. Children can find out a ton about their friends at the bus stop, during recess or at a sleepover. They just draw a card, read one of the 50 cool questions, and let the fun begin. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22050      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Gifts
Card Games



“Grandpa, what kinds of pets did you have?” Uncover family stories that haven’t been shared in years or generations! Simply pick a card, ask the question and watch your family history unfold. This game keeps family history alive with diverse topics that allow grandkids and grandparents to discover more about each other through conversation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19802      (added 7/16/2008)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Gifts
Card Games



This second edition of the Family Talk game includes 100 new and fun questions to continue conversations between family members and friends. This portable conversation game easily takes dinner table conversation anywhere. It can be attached to a purse or backpack for portable family fun. This product received a 2009 Tillywig Brain Child Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19801      (added 7/16/2008)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Eco-Friendly
Educational



In this third Xeko mission, two players must work to protect the islands of Indonesia. Along the way, via cards featuring animals with endangered, rare and common status, they will meet creatures unique to that region of the earth. The crate packaging, made of sustainably farmed pine wood from New Zealand, holds 41 cards, a playmat/eco-map, giant learn-to-play cards and two limited-edition sketch cards. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19503      (added 6/19/2008)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Gifts
Card Games



Each deck of 100 cards is attached to a carabineer clip for easy transport. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising glimpse into the hearts and minds of family members. Questions such as “What was dinnertime like when you were young?” offer players a surprising glimpse into the hearts and minds of family members. Diverse topics reveal surprising answers, even from hard-to-talk-to teens.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19342      (added 6/16/2008)
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MSRP: $13.95
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



Hay is for Horses™ is a fast paced card game that is sure to be an instant classic in any home. This first installment from the Do Your Chores Series™ makes players responsible for feeding horses and cleaning their stalls. Do it faster than your neighbor and the horse cards are yours. The player who claims the most cards wins. With Hay is for Horses™ doing your chores is always FUN! Ages 6 and Up. For 2 Players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19044      (added 5/23/2008)
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MSRP: $13.95
Category: Card Games



Fix the Fence™ is a fun and challenging memory game. Players flip cards over to reveal the hidden fencing supplies. Look for matching fence posts or wire cards to help mend a section of downed fence. Find a match and place it on your mat. If you cannot use the card turn it face down and remember its location. If you can’t…then the other players will. Watch out for broken fence cards. Be the first player to fill your mat and Fix the Fence™.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19043      (added 5/23/2008)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games
Educational



This game allows learners to master positive and negative integers, fractions and whole numbers. The game apparatus includes a six-sided hex rod called a Mathematics Function Bar. One side indicates addition, the second subtraction, the third multiplication, the fourth division, and the fifth and sixth player's choice. The bar is used in conjunction with two sets of cards, Red Factor and Green Player, which are numbered 1 through 10. Players take turns creating and solving math problems using multiple operations, trying to get rid of their cards before their opponents do. Launch date: March 1, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17813      (added 2/29/2008)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Card Games
General Games



Math Maze makes learning fun for the whole family by providing a platform to practice multiple skills and strategies in an exciting gaming environment. Kids can play by themselves or with their parents or friends. The cards are printed in both Spanish and English, and the Starter Game helps learners master the basic mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers. Math Maze "is a fast-moving, fun game that takes the win or lose theme out of play. It allows family and class members to help each other learn," R.C. Glymph of Math Maze USA told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 1, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17812      (added 2/29/2008)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 12 and up
Category: Card Games
General Games



In this "hysterical game of sketchy directions, two teams (anywhere from four to 10 players) race each other to identify sketches drawn by their teammates. The catch is, the artists themselves aren't aware of what they're drawing — the sketching instructions are being given to them by another team member. Playing time is 20 to 30 minutes.

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2008
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17548      (added 2/17/2008)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: BWS 0200
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational
General Games



Numbers League is a 30-minute game that offers "adventures in addiplication," leaving it up to two to four players to capture the villains on the streets on Infinity City. They do so by building superheroes out of cards and practicing math skills while they're at it. The superhero card numbers added together, for example, determine which villain can be captured. The cards are bright and have comic-book appeal.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17547      (added 2/17/2008)
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MSRP: $34.00
Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: GCG10
Launch Date: May 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Personalized
Card Games
Developmental Toys



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.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16233      (added 11/21/2007)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 14 to 18
Launch Date: March 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational



Teens can challenge their friends and family to “supersize their vocabulary” with challenging WordTeasers — an interactive vocabulary game that is both funny and thought-provoking. It can help high school students get ready for the SAT and other college entrance exams…and learn new words at the same time. This educational game includes 144 WordTeaser Challenge Cards and is designed to get players talking, laughing and thinking as they learn. Launch date: March 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14090      (added 7/16/2007)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 9 to 12
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Educational



WordTeasers: Idioms challenges kids, their friends and their families to answer funny or provocative questions involving everyday idioms (an expression whose meaning can’t be determined by the words themselves). The 150 challenge cards are easy enough for young players and sophisticated enough for adults. How many can play? The more the merrier. This educational game is designed to get everyone talking, laughing and thinking while improving their language arts skills. Launch date: September 15, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14089      (added 7/16/2007)
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Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 094922719355
Launch Date: July 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



This two-player, high-quality card game offers head-to-head fun as players take calculated risks to win sets by forcing their opponent to "bust." Yet, players must also play their cards defensively at the right time, or the tables will turn. The player who wins the most sets wins the game. Sixteen is easy to learn, while cribbage-like counting and a distinctive combination of cards yield high strategy and replay value. Playing time is about 15 minutes. Sixteen won the Dr. Toy 2007 Best Products Award, the Major Fun Family Award and the Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award. MSRP: $6.99 to $9.99. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14049      (added 7/13/2007)
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MSRP: $5.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 894508000019
Launch Date: January 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



Nothing feels better than sending someone to the depths of Scum. In this exciting, versatile and family-friendly card game, players of all ages battle their way from SCUMville to the Presidency, pitting their skills against one another each round. After each round, players change seats ranging from SCUM and Next-to-Scum, to Middle Class, Vice-President and finally President. The first to reach a predetermined point total wins the game. “This game is fast-paced and fun for small or large groups, all ages, and is a well-known game,” a representative of 4J Enterprises told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12384      (added 4/18/2007)
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MSRP: $25.00
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: FNG001
Launch Date: July 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



This quick card game features unique mechanics, colorful cards and a simple goal: Two to three players must get rid of their allotment of cubes before their opponent does. In the process, participants utilize power cards, cleverness and good timing to place their Mimic cards onto the arena of play, building sets that can work to their advantage. Game play takes 20 to 30 minutes. “[The] sets are not static, but twist, turn and can be reused throughout the game as players become adapt at manipulating the arena of play. This mechanic makes Mimic a wonderfully strategic and fun game to play for all ages,” Game Designer Douglas Cook told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12097      (added 3/27/2007)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 15 and up
SKU or Item #: ZIP1200
Launch Date: July 2004
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



In this non-collectible card game of matrimonial evasion, the only way to win is to remain blissfully single. Players use lame excuses to pass ridiculous commitments on to other players and avoid being labeled as “the marrying type.” This fast-play game of 20 to 25 minutes is easy to learn and fun for anyone who has ever dated. Marriage Material “easily spans multiple generations of players due to its funny and relevant content. … [It] is one of the few games that pokes fun at the dating culture and in a non-offensive way.  The game is great at parties, as wedding favor gifts, or for that potential son or daughter-in-law,” Vice President Donald Moffett of Zipwhaa told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2004.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12096      (added 3/27/2007)
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MSRP: $22.95
Age Range: 13 and up
SKU or Item #: 11.02
Launch Date: May 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



In this hilarious card game, each participant plays a high-school student trying to get his or her clique to take over the school. Players can hook up with other students, spread vicious rumors about their rivals and forge fake bonds. They can earn yearbook signatures by going to special events or receive student standouts such as cutest couple and most artistic. Players start as freshmen, but the one with the most yearbook signatures at the end of graduation wins. High School Drama! “was designed to be played in mixed company because guys and girls equally love making fun of the high school experience,” Game Designer Boyan Radakovich told TDmonthly, also noting that the satirical game is popular with tween girls. Launch date: May-June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12090      (added 3/27/2007)
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Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: JOL228
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



In this trick-taking card game by Dan Baden, two to seven players seek to finish secret recipes by capturing tricks (ingredients) played by other players. The catch is, sometimes players have to take ingredients they don’t need, which can set off a chain reaction that destroys everyone’s secret recipes. Play takes about 30 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12055      (added 3/22/2007)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Category: Card Games
General Games



In this fun, fast-paced game, a quick mind, fast reflexes and a good memory will help you stay on top. The goal is to be the first to play all of your cards before someone can discombobulate you with one of 10 distinctive Discombobulation™ challenges. Discombobulation challenges put you head-to-head against other players to compose rhymes, sing popular songs, make lists, mimic others, remember nicknames and much more. Mess up, you draw more cards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12024      (added 3/21/2007)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: January 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



In this fast-play card game, dragons are celebrating and the magic is out-of-hand, so it can take time to sort things out. With luck, a swift eye and good teamwork, these dragons will leave the party with the same wings and tail with which they came. The non-collectible, team-based game is for four to eight players. “Children focus on the matching and simple teamwork, while adults like the fast play and the use of signals between partners,” Vice President Jamie Chambers of Margaret Weis Productions told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11328      (added 2/1/2007)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Cineplexity brings movie fans together for delightful movie madness. Each round, players race to name a movie that includes elements from two Cineplexity Cards. The player who’s the first to come up with a title wins a point. With more than 500 cards players will have hundreds of hours of fresh movie fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10901      (added 1/4/2007)
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MSRP: $9.95
Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Award Winners



Discover 52 amazing national parks as you play dozens of card games. Collect canyons, mountains, caves, deserts, and other amazing places as you play "Go Fish" and read fun park facts on each card. Or use this complete 52-card deck to play all your favorite card games. Launch Date: February 2007. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10634      (added 12/11/2006)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 0106
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Plush



Hairy is the star of Xeko Mission: Madagascar, the award-winning animal trading card game. This 5" hairy-eared dwarf lemur from Madagascar is made from earth-friendly organic cotton and soy-based fabric, features an 8" tail, and is roughly the size of a real hairy-eared dwarf lemur, one of the most endangered lemurs in the world. The Xeko Pals line of quality plush toys is designed to delight toy lovers while raising awareness of endangered species and raising money for global conservation efforts. Hairy is “the ‘green’ gift of the year!” Mark Gross, director of marketing for Matter Group, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 12, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10600      (added 12/8/2006)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 10438
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Multi-award-winning Professor Noggin’s games help children learn and communicate while having fun. Players collect 30 sturdy, illustrated cards by correctly answering knowledge-based questions. Game play challenges memorization skills. A special three-numbered die creates interactive play, while Noggin’s Choice turns allow players to take cards from their opponents. There are two levels of difficulty for children of different ages and abilities. There also are now 30 titles — one for every interest. It’s great for travel and waiting in airports. The games fit in a suitcase or glove compartment.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10152      (added 11/17/2006)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: May 2005
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Using a deck of cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names, places and wild cards, players make grammatically correct, justifiable sentences. They then read these aloud and explain their meaning to the jury (other players). The jury votes on whether the sentence and justification stand and then scores. The 540 cards, with more than 2,500 words, insure billions of possible sentences and laughs. “This is truly the first patented game in history to turn language into a seriously hilarious game,” Chairman Don McNeill of McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds told TDmonthly. The game received the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal and the iParenting Media “HOT” Award, and was a winner of the FAO Schwarz Inventors Toy Audition. Launch date: May 5, 2005. Read Review
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Top Toy Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9779      (added 10/25/2006)
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MSRP: $1.99
Age Range: 5 to 12
Launch Date: September 2006
Category: Card Games



Bella Sara is a new collectible/trading card game targeted for girls. Each blister-packed card pack contains five horse cards, with a total of 45 images in the first Bella Sara card set. Horse cards will show an image of a horse, with a brief, uplifting saying under the image, such as “Beauty Comes from Within”. Four of the horses in the first set will be "iconic" characters, for which foil versions will be produced. A rarity scheme will be adopted by Hidden City for the U.S. release. There also will be a corresponding Bella Sara Web site, where girls will be able to nurture their virtual horses, play games and explore the virtual world. Launch date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8990      (added 8/14/2006)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Launch Date: August 2006
Category: Card Games
Collectibles



Wizards of the Coast, developer of the pop culture icons Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, have come up with another new game: Dreamblade. Players act as psychic Dream Lords and summon their creatures to war in the dreamscape. Booster sets contain seven figures. There are a total of 96 miniatures in the first line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8984      (added 8/14/2006)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Launch Date: August 2006
Category: Card Games
Collectibles



Wizards of the Coast, developer of the pop culture icon Dungeons & Dragons and the world’s first Trading Card Game (TCG) Magic: The Gathering, launches it next big game: Dreamblade. “Dreamblade players take on the role of powerful psychic Dream Lords, summoning creatures to do battle in the dreamscape,” said lead Dreamblade designer Jonathan Tweet. “Since the dreamscape encompasses all of humanity’s hopes and fears, Dreamblade miniatures can be futuristic, scary, bizarre or steeped in mythology.” The Starter Set contains 16 random miniatures, dreamscape map, 9 dice, rulebook and check list. There are a total of 96 miniatures in the first line. (See Review)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8983      (added 8/14/2006)
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Costa Rica is the setting for the second Xeko adventure. Meet the fearsome jaguar, the intelligent bottle-nosed dolphin and some of the most amazing birds, turtles and frogs in Mission: Costa Rica.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8250      (added 6/13/2006)
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MSRP: $12.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



There are ten dicey card games in one package for endless entertainment and enjoyment for all ages. With Gameware Publishers games, you get all the classics such as Spades, Hearts, Gin and Poker — with a dicey twist. The prototype debuted at the American International Toy Fair 2006. QBee Cards were launched in mid-July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7661      (added 4/21/2006)
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Category: Card Games



The first Anachronism set introduces some of the greatest Japanese, Norse, Greek and Roman warriors, and the weapons, armor and other cards to support them. With every pack historically accurate and ready to play right out of the pack, you can clash steel with your friends right away. You can also mix and match cultures. Find the right match to slay your foes and emerge victorious. Anachronism takes learning to new heights. Students develop skills as they interact in this lightning-fast card game using historical figures from the great cultures of the world.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7619      (added 4/20/2006)
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MSRP: $10.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



Join OX, Wedgehead and the rest of the Uglydolls in their first ever fast-action card game. Turn over cards until you spot three matching Uglys. Then race like an Ice-Bat out of Heck to grab a match before they all get snatched. Claim the most cards and you claim the game. Winning isn't always pretty, but it's always fun. “Players love how this game gets your blood pressure going in a very silly environment,” Jason Schneider of Gamewright told TDmonthly. It received the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7525      (added 4/12/2006)
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This unique two-player card game teaches kids about endangered species and environments. Game play is set up as though all events take place in a mystical world, yet the world described is that of Earth. Players compete to collect cards with different skills and helpful animals and tools on them. Turf Wars occur wherein they must defend the Xeko-system they've created with the cards they've collected. The set includes 50 cards. “Xeko is more fun than other card games because the heroes of the game are the real animals of earth’s wildest habitats,” Mark Gross of Matter Group told TDmonthly. “Xeko fans know all kinds of cool facts, like which African frogs ooze poison and the name of the world’s smallest primate.” 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7341      (added 3/28/2006)
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MSRP: $12.00
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



Killer Bunnies is a fast-paced, action-filled card game, in which players must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating opponents' Bunnies. The problem: Opponents are armed with weapons and will stop at nothing to keep players from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy and just plain fun. Killer Bunnies are back again and sporting new Specialty Bunnies, which make taking double turns a snap. The Violet Booster Deck adds another 55 cards to an existing set, plus a clear 20-sided die.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7324      (added 3/27/2006)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games
Family Games



FIVE CROWNS® – The Game Isn’t Over ‘til the Kings Go Wild! ® FIVE CROWNS is a five-suited rummy-style game that is a quick favorite for both avid and casual card players. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild, the next hand has 4 cards and 4s are wild and so on ‘til the Kings Go Wild! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the others scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses. Players 1-7. Age 8+
— This take-off on Rummy, only with five suits instead of four, sells well for Andy Detling, owner of Whoops! & Co. in Minocqua, Wis. “I noticed more of a return to family games this year,” said Cheri Sims, store manager of White Rabbit Toys in Ann Arbor, Mich., who said this game was one such game that families were stocking up on.
— In summer 2007, three of 32 retailers cited Five Crowns as the most popular card game. In August 2008, almost 25 percent of retailers named Set Enterprises as their top-selling card game company; 8 percent listed Five Crowns as a best-selling card game. In late summer 2009, three of 38 retailers cited it as their top-selling card game. In Feb. 2010, four of 38 retailers called it a best-selling game, selling between 3 and 25 units monthly. In an August 2010 TDmonthly survey, three of 43 retailers named Five Crowns a card game best seller.
— As of 10.25.10, this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews on Walmart.com and was listed as the #3 bestseller in Games & Puzzles.  PROS: easy to learn, fun for the whole family.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6639      (added 1/20/2006)
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Category: Card Games



Rooster Booster is a fun game of bluff with cards. Each of the roosters wants to sit on top of the ladder. However, there is only room for one on each step; some may lose feathers in the crowd. Stronger and bigger roosters may replace the smaller ones. Only the one who observes the pecking order may win the race! Or does a small, clever young rooster succeed in sneaking up the ladder and gain valuable points? Contains: one game board, 100 rooster cards of different values, 30 wooden rooster playing pieces (six each in five different colors), 100 chips (20 each in five different colors) and instructions. It's designed for three to five players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5518      (added 11/14/2005)
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Category: Card Games



The game for fun lovers and quick thinkers! The deck of 106 cards is divided evenly among the players to make up the face down decks they draw from. Players keep 3 cards in their hands and use their cards to start piles in the center of the table. The object is to collect as many complete sets of cards as possible. The game can be played by 2-5 players and includes 106 cards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5511      (added 11/10/2005)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games



‘Bouta Face is the first ever card game to use both sides of the cards on every play of the game. The unique deck has NO fronts, NO backs, NO numbers and NO suits, just 11 wildly entertaining faces that elicit laughter and challenge the memory.  The all-new ‘Bouta Face includes solitaire play, a beginner’s version for newcomers to double-sided card play and the original advanced version for the those who relish the most “enterbraining” challenge. The object of each game is quite simple; win the most cards by making the most matches. Players win matches by correctly recalling which of their face-down cards match an opponent’s face-up cards. Although remembering one face-down card might prove easy for some the competition intensifies as players do their best to keep track of two, six or more face-down cards over multiple rounds of play. Guess right and you win. Guess wrong and you lose face.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5371      (added 11/8/2005)
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MSRP: $8.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games



For 2 to 6 players, this unique card game combines the versatility of cards with the excitement of dice. The number 8 is the key to the game, as players compete to get one ¡OCHO! card trick in each of the deck’s three color suits. The first to do so wins a round. The first to earn 88 points wins the game and becomes the ¡OCHO! King or Queen. The game can be played two different ways to guarantee uncomplicated fun for everyone.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5369      (added 11/8/2005)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games



Bloom and her friends are the stars of the most exciting new girls´ adventure ever. The Winx are beautiful, bewitching teen girls with a passion for fashion and a flair for magic! Children can share the fun and excitement by collecting Winx Club game cards to exchange and play with their friends! In the game, they´ll work together with their friends to defeat the Witches in a secret midnight battle. The tin box includes 2 magical 30-card decks, two Sun rings featuring Bloom and Stella, one play mat, one Witches die, one score card, one Cloud Tower card, and one rule sheet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5277      (added 11/1/2005)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Collectibles
Card Games



Duelists can now stack their decks with a collection of booster packs designed to increase complexity and power during Dueling matches. Each unique tin offers an assortment of the game´s top-selling booster packs, which include Dark Beginning 1, Dark Revelation 1, Soul of the Duelist, The Lost Millennium, and Flaming Eternity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5275      (added 11/1/2005)
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MSRP: $10.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



The various princesses from Disney´s classic animated movies are the stars of these classic card games. Packaged in a sparkling purple tin, Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and others populate the decks for Go Fish, Old Maid, and Crazy 8s. The jumbo-sized cards make it easier for kids to play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4968      (added 10/10/2005)
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MSRP: $12.99
Category: Card Games



This game includes just about everything needed to create your own game: a blank game board, 110 blank playing cards, four dice, playing chips, four colored pencils and more. Players can create whatever rules they want and draw whatever they like on the game board. It´s part arts and crafts project and part challenge of wits. Players that think they have created a stellar winner can submit it to Piatnik where the game has the chance to be published, if deemed good enough.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4708      (added 9/20/2005)
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MSRP: $18
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



In this classic game of deduction, the players must try to solve the case of the missing gems through strategic questioning and reasoning. Each game lasts 30-45 minutes, and each new contest brings different clues to be used in solving the mystery again.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4599      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



First introduced in 1962, Harry´s puts two opposing players in charge of baseball teams and uses "Strike out," "Double play" and "Home run" cards to simulate an actual baseball game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4574      (added 9/13/2005)
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