Front Porch Classics, a creative game company founded in 2000, designs, markets
and distributes a broad range of innovative, yet timeless coffee table games to
enhance your home and connect friends and family through play. The company’s
products have been honored with the industry’s most regarded awards, including
FamilyFun Magazine’s Toy of the Year Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum
Seal Award, Dr Toy’s 10 Best Games and National Parenting Seal of Approval,
Award Winning Products
Old Century Dread Pirate, Old Century Baseball, Old Century Shut-The-Box, Old
Century Stretch Run, Dread Pirate Bookshelf Edition, Shut-The-Box Bookshelf
Edition, Circa Baseball
Unplugged Family Entertainment
At Front Porch Classics, we believe true quality time is created by bringing
people together through play. We learned this by “living it.” As
we watched our own children grow, we realized the increasing challenge of finding
those precious few minutes where the televisions and computers are off and the
cell phones and pagers are silent. It was precisely this search for some “human”
time with friends and family that inspired a few dads from Seattle to create
a new line of games with a very unique design criteria: games that adults actually
want to share and play with their children, as well as with each other. Games
that are purposefully designed to engage friends and the whole family (yes,
multiple generations!) around the coffee table in laughter, sharing, and building
memories. In short, we call it “unplugged family entertainment.”
How do we do it? The formula is simple. Every one of our games combine four
essential elements: Rich Story Telling, Elegant Design, Ageless Appeal and Limitless
Play. All of our products feature wood, leather, metal or other high quality,
durable materials. They are built to last a lifetime and are designed to connect
family and friends through play.
New for 2005
Long before today’s ultra-modern speedways and sleek, technologically
advanced racing machines, yesterday’s legendary drivers hurled themselves
around dirt tracks strapped inside the very same cars that everyone else drove
on the street. They were outlaws, yet they were the pioneers of American auto
racing. This beautiful game lets you experience the full throttle excitement
of America’s fastest sport. Roll the dice or play a card to move your
cast metal racecar around the track as you manage valuable resources like fuel,
suspension and tires. A metal dashboard with magnetized markers helps you keep
track of your car and your opponents. Bumping and crashes are part of the sport
but damage to your chassis might force you into the pits at the wrong time.
A clean fast race to victory and you will receive the Raceway 57 trophy. For
2-5 players ages 8 to adult.
Chaturanga Bookshelf Edition™
From the land of India – a game that will transport you back through the
ages, back to the time of the Vedic Rajas of India. Chaturanga is well recognized
as the earliest form of chess. Played on an authentic cloth game surface by
2, 3 or 4 players, Chaturanga combines the basic strategy of chess with the
dynamic challenge of chance as each move is determined by the random roll of
wooden dice. Whether you are playing for treasure or fun, Chaturanga is a great
game for the entire family. For 2-4 players ages 8 to adult.
A playful way to bridge generations, featuring fun and outrageous challenges
from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Stage Fright™ - Try to guess the four or five highlighted
words or phrases by acting out a charades-style performance. Unlike basic charades,
you may use sounds, gestures, pointing and even humming to get the answers right.
Radio Star™ - A collection of three outrageous activities
designed to test your musical knowledge. Chart Toppers – guess the decade
that a song debuted. Lyriculous – name a song using only the ridiculous
lyrics provided. Bubba Lips – this one you just have to experience!
Quiz Show™ - Slangshot – guess a common word from
slang clues and phrases. Spit It Out – describe specific words or phrases
without using the word itself. Triviology – test your knowledge of the
last five decades. For any number of players ages 13 to adult. Available September
Poker Games - learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.
Discover the many variations
of poker: Texas hold ’em, draw, stud, guts, spit-in-the-ocean and more.
Slots - inspired by the original one-armed bandit, this casino tin
offers an original, fast paced head-to-head dice game where players compete
for high stakes. Try to wipe out your opponent as you walk away with all the
Craps - one of the most popular and intimidating games in the casino.
The world of craps is now at your fingertips whenever you want to roll. Available
September 1, 2005.