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December 2012 New Toys — General Games





Age Range: 7 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
General Games



Challenge kids' powers of deduction and their ability to think on their feet with this giant box of brainteasers. Made to be played at home, on the road, or on a family vacation, this set-up-free game is chock-full of cards that each contain 5 tantalizing clues that lead the player to just one correct answer. The opposing team or player draws a card and reads the 5 clues one at a time (starting at the fifth one), giving the guesser just 10 seconds to answer before reading the next fact. Clues progress in order of difficulty, where each factoid is easier to decipher than the previous one read. Sure to challenge your pint-sized competitor, this fast-paced game puts the pressure on the guesser since the number of points received for a correct answer decreases as he or she progresses through the clues. The player or team with the most points wins.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35841      (added 12/20/2012)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Category: Card Games
General Games



Kwizniac 2 is a trivia countdown game designed to test knowledge under pressure. The object of the game it for players to accumulate as many points as possible by correctly answering as many trivia questions as possible. To help players correctly identify the answer to each question, a set of 10 clues is provided in decreasing order of difficulty, where each clue is easier to decipher than the previous clue in sequence. The number of points a player receives for a correct answer decreases as he or she progresses through the sequence of clues. The player with the highest score wins the game.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35840      (added 12/20/2012)
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Laser Maze is an innovative new game that integrates the use of laser beams into a mind-challenging logic game. 60 challenges flex strategic thinking muscles and ignite the light both on the grid and in players' minds.

Where to buy:
NORTH EAST
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35802      (added 12/17/2012)
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Hello Sunshine is a delightful learning game for toddlers. Play hide and seek with Sunshine – a huggable plush toy – while teaching your toddler positional words such as In, On Top, Below and more. As one of your child’s first games, Hello Sunshine builds interaction between parent and child while building vocabulary and language skills.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35801      (added 12/17/2012)
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Who knew that positioning a word in one continuous ring would make it so tricky to read? WordARound is a fast-paced, fun party game where players race to decipher the word in the ring. The game is addictively fun, yet also helps build focus, attention and vocabulary skills.
— In a February 2014 survey, Michelle Sahr, owner of My Little Red Wagon in Hudson, Ohio, told TDmonthly in a February 2014 survey that Word Around was one of their best-selling games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35800      (added 12/17/2012)
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Age Range: 8 to 12
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Award Winners
General Games



Students will love becoming math detectives. Players earn points for solving math mysteries in this entertaining and educational game. In each round, players read about a crime committed and each player receives a suspect’s alibi. Players must determine whether the math in their suspect’s alibi is correct or not. If the math is correct, the suspect is innocent; if the math is incorrect, the suspect is guilty of the crime. Each game requires players to use multiple grade-level math skills. Includes 40 math mysteries. The game can be played with 2-4 players and includes ideas for turning the game into a quick-and-easy math center. Set contains 200 cards and directions. Available in grades 2-6.
Awards: 2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35784      (added 12/14/2012)
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Age Range: 3 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Creative Activities
General Games



Colorforms, an iconic play product, once again brings classic Colorforms® to life with the Tinga Tinga Tales™ Create-A-Creature Game. Using African artwork from the loveable Disney Junior TV Show, Tinga Tinga Tales™, players use their imagination to tell stories about the unique creatures they create. So 2 to 4 players can take turns spinning the wheel to see which body part to select from the 32 pieces. When all players have collected a pair of legs, a tail, a head, and two ears and arranged them on a scene card, players take turns telling imaginative stories about how their creatures were created. Every generation will enjoy playing with the reusable pieces as they bring to life never before seen animals. Once the hilarious creatures are formed, the Create-A-Creature Game promotes imagination and creativity through the story each player tells about the new animal. The stories of how each animal came to be change every time as numerous animal combinations are created.
Awards: 2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35783      (added 12/14/2012)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games



Based on Brad Meltzer’s bestselling books (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), the questions in this edition will spark great conversations about the accomplishments, wisdom and inspiration of more than 90 amazing individuals. Explore what made them a hero. Talk about what makes their actions heroic. And discover the potential hero within yourself. Here’s to the heroes – all the ordinary people that do extraordinary things.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35780      (added 12/14/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Dice
General Games



Farkle Around combines dice with cards for a new take on everyone’s favorite game of skill and luck. This whirlwind game of dice and cards may leave players' heads spinning, but not before the last dice fill the card. Roll the dice and match them to what’s shown on the card. If a player Farkles,they pass the dice cup to the next player and try again when either of the game’s two dice cups comes back their way. The only goal: be the one to fill up one side of the card in play to win those points. Includes: 55 cards, 6 burgundy dice, 6 ivory dice and two shaker cups. Farkle Around is for 3 or more players ages 8 and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35766      (added 12/13/2012)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Specialty: No
Category: General Games
Electronic Games
Interactive



Are you ready to be flashed? Everyone hears the question and thinks it’s soooo easy, but once the random 2-second flasher gets going, you could be caught off guard or even left speechless. You gotta be ready for surprise turns and stolen answers in this frantically fast, fantastically fun game! Contents: Flasher, 588 questions on 98 cards, 2 blank cards, rules. Includes: 3 AAA replaceable batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35763      (added 12/13/2012)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games
Family Games



In Patch’s new children’s card game Go Oink!, being silly will take players far. Kids’ll go oink – and they’ll also go moo and cock-a-doodle-doo. Each player must make the sound of the animal pictured on their card to ask other players if they have their matches; it’s like Go Fish but a little sillier and louder. If kids enjoy acting like an animal, they’ll go wild over this card game. And the cards come in a big pig storage case.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35762      (added 12/13/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Dice



Heat up game night with Patch’s sizzling new dice game Shizzle. Toss the one-of-a-kind, multi-colored dice into the innovative Twist & Tumble Dice Cup, twist, and watch the dice tumble out.  Did you know: the tiny dots on a die are called pips. Each die in Shizzle has six different colors of pips, and each die has a face with each of the six ranks. This unlocks a world of color- and number-matching possibilities. The goal in Shizzle is to create a line of color or number matches that will score big or make others lose big.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35761      (added 12/13/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill



Attempt to cover the pre-marked puzzle cards whit your Tantrix tiles until the puzzle in completed; it's a challenge every step-of-the-way. Twelve puzzle cards with 3 levels of difficulty and 3 different objectives fit into the wooden puzzle frame. Includes: 1 Wooden Match tray, 13 Tantrix™ tiles, 12 Puzzle cards, Instructions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35754      (added 12/11/2012)
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Take a trip with Rory's Story Cubes. Contained within this set are 9 cubes that aim to inspire stories of epic adventure. Cast away on a deserted island. Spin tales of a faraway land. With 54 images and millions of combinations, your journeys are bound to be endless.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35750      (added 12/11/2012)
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In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses. By playing Co-opoly, players discover the unique benefits, challenges, and operations of the cooperative world – as well as the skills needed to participate in a co-op.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35738      (added 12/10/2012)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
Board Games



eeBoo's newest Spinner Game is an instant classic that the Sugar Plum Fairy herself would adore. The Dancing Game comes with four different dancers, and with each, a different style of dance: salsa, jazz, step or ballet. After each player has selected a dancer, she must spin for all of the items her dancer needs to perform: costume, bag, bouquet, head piece and music. Collect all the pieces to win, but if you miss a beat – miss a turn.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35725      (added 12/7/2012)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Family Games



Categories is a friendly new game, created by children's book illustrator Saxton Freymann, that invites children to exercise their minds while enjoying a fun group activity. Each of the 60 image cards has a charming, often hilarious illustration of a character –a pig, duck, a frog, bug, monkey, rabbit, dog, cat or person – involved in an activity. Children must group cards in sets of three based on shared features. For instance, cards that feature instruments, hats, balls, wheels, hat or the same animal can go together, and cards can often be grouped together in more than one way. Whoever is able to make the most categories with the cards they have wins.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35722      (added 12/7/2012)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
Musical Toys



Dance like the description. In this game players have a 40 second song clip to dance out as many of the dance charades cards as they can. They get a point for each correct dance charade the other player guesses. The other players also get to reward their opponent with dancing points by throwing purple tokens to you while you dance. In the Box, Audio cd with 40 songs-300 dance charades cards-300 purple tokens-Score Pad and Pencil. This game tends to bring even the shyest of people out of their shell.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35720      (added 12/6/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games



Have you heard - Word's out? It’s the fast, fun, easy to play word game for the whole family. Just roll the dice, then find a letter in the 'Lettergraph' on the game board. If that letter matchers one in your word card, place a chip on the Corresponding space. Players may get to remove an opponent’s chip, swap words, or lose one of their own chips. Be the first player to 'spell out' the word and that player wins the game. Words Out is about having fun with letters and words, and for the younger players what a great way to learn.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35675      (added 12/5/2012)
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The first dedicated, pocketable Wi-Fi app gaming system for the Android market. Kids won’t even want Mom’s smartphone anymore. The MG is the first of its kind – an Android gaming system designed just for young people. Now get more than 60,000 app games; a 4-inch touch screen; cool and slim pocketable design; and a simple easy way for kids to load it with parents’ money...or their own. It’s designed for kids, designed for games, designed for some serious, and not-so-serious play. Play MG and get More Game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35651      (added 12/4/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Play Sets
Licensed Products



It’s time for a hilarious Angry Birds squawk attack against the porkers of Tatooine. Gear up to bombard villainous hogs in the sandblasted terrain of Tatooine with this awesome Jenga Tatooine Battle Game. Take turns being the builder and the launcher. One player will set up the structure while the other uses the Millennium Falcon launcher to hurl the Luke Skywalker bird at the Jabba the Hutt and Rancor pigs on the blocks. Or, kids can play by themselves and see if they can knock all the pigs off with the fewest number of shots. Players can combine this game with the Jenga Death Star Battle Game (sold separately).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35650      (added 12/4/2012)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Play Sets
Licensed Products



It’s time for a hilarious Angry Birds squawk attack against the pigs of the Empire. Gear up to bombard Imperial hogs in the frozen terrain of Hoth with this awesome Jenga Hoth Battle Game. Take turns being the builder and the launcher. One player will set up the ice blocks while the other uses the Snowspeeder launcher to hurl the Luke Skywalker bird at the Snowtrooper pigs on the blocks. Or, kids can play by themselves and see if they can knock all the pigs off with the fewest number of shots. Can be combined with the Jenga Death Star Battle Game (sold separately) for even more epic battles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35649      (added 12/4/2012)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Preschool
Eco-Friendly



Preschool perfect matching game. Sized large, pieces are just right for small hands. Bright, graphic illustrations encourage interaction. 24 cards makes 12 pairs. Easy slide box allows for easy clean-up. Made with 80% recycled content and printed with vegetable inks. Conforms to CPSIA and ASTM standards. Cards measure 3x3".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35645      (added 12/4/2012)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
SKU or Item #: SG1201
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
General Games
Board Games



Loved by players of every age and skill level, the goal of Sudoku - a fun, addictive logic game - is to fill all 81 spaces on the 9x9 playing area with numbers, such that all digits 1-9 are used once per row, per column and per 3x3 region. Designed with balance in mind, our innovative approach to Sudoku equally engages both halves of the brain - the right side works on numerical challenges and reasoning while the left side focuses on color patterns and creativity. Although the large game board and colorful numbered pieces are designed to be enjoyed collaboratively with a partner, it's just as fun to play individually. Each Set includes: 1) Game Board (11.4" x 11.4") with Colored areas easy to distinguish each 3x3 region and indented round spaces to keep everything in place. 2) Round Game Pieces (216) includes, 81 primary game pieces which are identifiable by both colors and numbers and has a black or white star on its reverse side for use in other games, and 135 secondary game pieces with 15 of each number which are smooth and can move and slide easily. 3) Covered Storage Tray for easy to organize and store game pieces with ergonomic, rounded design which makes accessing the smooth game pieces easy. 4) Sukugo® Booklet with game instructions and 100 Sudoku games (10 levels of difficulty) and solutions. And 5) Carrying Case with Padded, zipper-closing case fits easily on a bookshelf and external pocket holds game piece tray and booklet.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35629      (added 11/30/2012)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
Creative Activities



Once Upon a Time is the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. One player is the Storyteller, and begins telling a story using the fairytale elements on her Story cards, guiding the plot toward her Ending Card. The other players use their own cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to use all her Story Cards and play her Ending Card. The object of the game, though, isn't just to win, but to have fun telling a story together. Launch date: October 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 35624      (added 11/30/2012)
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