Toys in Motion: 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)
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)
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)
Perplex City’s greatest treasure has been stolen. Players can collect and solve the Perplex city puzzle cards for clues and information. The 256 puzzle cards feature all sorts of problems, from mazes to cryptography. When a player thinks a puzzle is solved, he goes to the Perplex City Web site to enter a unique card ID number and the answer. If correct, he earns the number of Perplex Points marked on the card. These points are used to track his progress in solving the cards. If a player finds the stolen cube, he’ll get a $200,000 reward! And that’s no game.
— There are now 16,884 registered Perplex City players.
— 202,201 cards have been solved … but the game’s still open and the $200,000 is waiting to be claimed!
— Cards are currently available for sale at specialty shops throughout the world.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7034 (added 2/28/2006)
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)
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)
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)
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)
SET is a board game where any table becomes the board. It is a highly addictive, original game of visual perception. The goal is to be the first to see a SET from the 12 cards laid face up on the table. A SET is three cards that are either all the same or all different in each individual feature. With no turns and no luck, SET is challenging, fast and fun!
Players 1 to 20 (or as many as can fit around a table)
Ages 6 to 99
— “It's a really great game, one that we sell day in and day out,” Sally Lesser, owner of Henry Bear’s Park in Massachusetts, told TDmonthly
in spring 2007.
— Two of 63 retailers mentioned Set when asked about their overall best-selling toy or game in September 2008. Ten of 64 retailers named Set as a best-selling card game in August 2008, and more than 25 percent of 38 retailers said the same in late summer 2009. In Feb. 2010, five of 38 retailers cited it as a top-selling game.
— “[Set is] popular mainly because all ages can play it at the same time,” pointed out Greg Bonner, owner of Heights Toy Center
in Little Rock, Ark., in summer 2008.
— In a late summer 2010 TDmonthly
survey, 23 percent of 43 retailers surveyed named SET a best-selling card game.AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
; 2007 TDmonthly
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4570 (added 9/13/2005)
In the Gloom card game, the goal is to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. There are horrible but winning mishaps such as Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets that lower a player’s Self-Worth scores, or happy, but losing events such as marriages. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins. Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted role playing game author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; because the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You´ve got to see (through) this game to believe it.
— Gloom is a great seller at the Wizard’s Chest in Denver, Colo., said owner Kevin Pohle.
— “It's a darker humored game, but well-adjusted children will understand and enjoy it,” Eric of Gamescape in San Francisco assured TDmonthly Magazine.
— “I have high hopes it will do really well; it’s the first time it’s been available at Christmas,” John Nephew, president of Atlas Games told TDmonthly. “It’s ideal for older kids and teenagers who are at the point of appreciating things morbid and ironic — especially surly teenagers with a Goth bent!”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4153 (added 8/15/2005)
MSRP: $17.99Age Range: 7 and upSKU or Item #: 006Gender: Boys And Girls
Players race against other detectives to find the most lost pets. Upon matching the lost and found cards for a pet, they win reward money. When they build up $100, they buy an Action Card, which can either help or hinder them. The player that finds the most lost pets by the end of the game wins. The game includes custom cards so players can include pictures of their own pets in the game. The game can be played by 2 to 10 detectives over an average playing time of 20 to 30 minutes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2971 (added 2/24/2005)
Play your cards — as many and as fast as you can — into a common arena. To win, you must play faster and more aggressively than your opponents. Perpetual Commotion is one part strategy, two parts speed, and a healthy dose of “luck-of-the-draw.” It’s a heads-up, quick hand free-for-all, as opponents race to play the same cards, at the same time, on the same freshly opened spot. To control the chaos, you must know your cards, know their cards and plan two moves ahead. Empty your Feeders pile first and you win the round. Get to 150 points first and you win the game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 467 (added 9/1/2004)
MSRP: $15.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys
A great gift for the inquisitive kid who’s not squeamish. Kids grow their own friendly germs and fuzzy molds and can even mix up a batch of coagulating fake blood. If they really want to, they can make a stinky intestine. No matter what, they learn the science behind unmentionable bodily functions while doing some truly nasty experiments.
— Sandra Tollinger, salesperson at Growing Tree Toys, State College, Penn., said that the Disgusting Science kit is one of their best sellers. “Boys really like it.”
— The owner of Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, Calif., pointed out that the “Scientific Explorer Kits are the best selling toy for 9 to 12 year old boys.”
— “The Scientific Explorer kits are great sellers for me,” explained Jeff Boss, owner and president of Brain Builders, Moorepark, Calif.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5227 (added 10/27/2005)
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)
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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