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June 2013 Notable Toys — Family Games







What's better than one Scarlet Macaw? Try two, especially when one has wing's fully spread. If you love wildlife, the vibrant hues of these extra large parrots will dazzle you. This is nature at its best: rich color and exotic plumage make this Family Format® puzzle something the entire family can talk about. 400 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. Family Format is a unique line that combines three completely different puzzle sizes into one puzzle, so that it is especially fun for family members of different ages to work together.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36264      (added 6/26/2013)
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Age Range: 8 to 99
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



CrossWays™ is a fresh, light strategy game that hooks kids, adults and gamers with its addictive challenges. It’s an easy game of playing cards, placing markers, and making paths across the board.  But watch out!  CrossWays™ is packed with offensive and defensive surprises, and the path to victory is not always a straight line! 2-4 Players or Teams. 15-30 Minutes Play Time. Launch date: Summer 2013
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36231      (added 6/6/2013)
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Age Range: 8 to 99
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



The fast paced category word game that challenges players to think on the fly! Choose a category card and start the timer on the Tapple wheel. In just 10 seconds, name a word matching the category, press the first letter of that word on the wheel, tap the button to reset the timer, and pass it along. Letters already pressed may not be used again, so the pressure mounts!
Can’t think of a word in time, you’re out for the round. The player that collects the most cards wins! 2-8 Players.  10-20 Minutes Play Time. Launch date: Summer 2013.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36230      (added 6/6/2013)
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Age Range: 12 to 99
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



More books, more players, more laughs. Same award winning laugh-out-loud sketch, pass & guess fun – only now the outcomes can go even more sideways with up to 12 players. Includes 600 new words. 4-12 players. 20 Minutes per round.
Awards: The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Golden Geek Winner, Parents Choice Fun Stuff, Dr. Toy 10 Best Games Winner, Game of the Year-Creative Child Magazine
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36229      (added 6/6/2013)
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Age Range: 12 to 99
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Family Games
General Games



Share the laughter, spread the fun! The “telephone game” turned into the #1 LOL party game. Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It’s miscommunication at its best.
4-8 players. 15 Minutes per round.
Awards: The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Golden Geek Winner, Parents Choice Fun Stuff, Dr. Toy 10 Best Games Winner, Game of the Year-Creative Child Magazine
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36228      (added 6/6/2013)
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Age Range: 10 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
General Games



Ready for the ultimate Spot it! session? Party box accessories inject a whole new factor of frenzied fun into the smash hit game. Spot it! Party has all new symbols to rev up the challenge. Discover never before-seen-ways to play and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your chance to snatch or pass the Hand Mascot—it can make or break a win! With 6 mini-games to master, this party box will hook everyone for hours of electrifying fun! Launch date: July 2013.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36204      (added 5/29/2013)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dice
General Games
Family Games



LCR® Wild™ dice game has a new twist of excitement that gives players a chance to choose their moves. This unpredictable play will make you "go wild" for more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36181      (added 5/20/2013)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
Action Games



Roll the die and strategically eliminate other players by Squashing them one pawn at a time. Or, flip the cube for a total wipeout.  Be the last pawn on the Squashed™ cube to win. Invented by ChiTAG Young Inventor Challenge Winner, Nicholas Metzler, when he was just sixteen.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36159      (added 4/29/2013)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
General Games
Family Games



Add excitement to travel with this sturdy, reusable classic travel game. Learn the name and location of all fifty states, identify states by their license plate design or simply plot your trip by flipping the states along your rout. No loose pieces to leave a trail.
— Gladys Griffin, owner of Main Street Toy Shop in Columbus, Ga., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that this game is their best-selling travel toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36153      (added 4/22/2013)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
General Games
Family Games



Qwirkle just got easier to pack. Our travel-sized Qwirkle plays just like the award-winning original. It’s as simple as matching colors and shapes, but it takes both logic and strategy to score big. Fun for all ages and perfect to take anywhere.
— In an April 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers said that Travel Qwirkle is their best-selling travel toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36152      (added 4/22/2013)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 00610
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
General Toys



Looking for the best game for a large group? Hop aboard the 20 Express! Each player has a train of 20 cars to fill with numbers. The goal is to create the longest ascending series possible. Twenty numbered tiles are randomly drawn. With every draw, the number must board a car and stay there. Break a series and you miss out on points. Like in Bingo, you need luck on your side, but strategic thinking and sharp guesswork pays off. With clear-cut game play and lots of suspense, it’s full steam ahead for an unlimited number of players!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36120      (added 3/20/2013)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 00580
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Card Games
Family Games



Get ready to party like a caveman with a memory game of prehistoric proportions! Gather the clan to perform the sacred chant known as Ooga Booga. Each card has either an ancient word or wild gesture. Players take turns laying down a card to add on to the chant. You have to listen closely and follow the clues to recite the chain without a mistake. As the voices of the tribe rise into a sidesplitting song, the sharpest memory will determine the new chief. Ooga Booga is a memory game you’ll never forget!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36119      (added 3/20/2013)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 00590
Category: General Games
Family Games
General Toys



There is always a match until...Nada! Scoop up the dice and let ‘em roll. Quick—scan the array for matching symbols between the orange and white dice. The first to call a match collects all the dice showing that symbol. No matches? No problem! It’s another chance to win. Shout “Nada!” to snatch up all the dice. But speak too soon and you’ll pay the price. This dice game has 3 play variations. Think sharp and act fast to match, snatch, and win!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36118      (added 3/20/2013)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 00600
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
General Toys



Watch the sparks fly in this lightning-fast dice dash! Players race to complete eight challenges and try to rack up the most points. With three play variations, Flash is the go-to dice game for electrifying fun. Straightforward and quick, you can go at it again and again. Every one of all ages gets bit by the competition bug and has a fair shot to victory.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36117      (added 3/20/2013)
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