June 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 6
|“Start small, and don’t bring your ideas to friends and family.” — Matt Mariani, Out of the Box Publishing|
Qwix by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
In this game for two to eight players, participants roll the Qwix dice and flip over the timer. They race to list words containing the three letters identified on the dice. Only words listed by a single player score points. Game play takes 20 to 30 minutes. THIS GAME IS NOT AVAILABLE 11/14/08. 3/29/2007 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 8 and Up)
ZenBenders - Quilt by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
With ZenBenders, success is just a flip and slide away. A single player selects a challenge card and flips and slides the special ZenBender dice to recreate the pattern. With four difficulty levels and 48 different patterns, there’s a challenge for everyone. Each game takes less than two minutes. Dachshund, Dragon and Race Track varieties are also available. 3/29/2007 (MSRP: $9.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Cloud 9 by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
Kids won't stay on "Cloud 9" for too long if they’re not careful with this quick and easy-to-learn game from Out of the Box. It's full of "ups and downs" where players risk going sky high or having the air let out to sink. It's the winner of numerous awards, including iParenting Media and GAMES magazine awards. It comes with 72 Balloon Cards, six Passenger Tokens, six Scoring Markers, four Wild Cards, four Cloud Dice, a game board and a Hot Air Balloon Basket.
— "Cloud 9 is one of our favorites. It’s a cute game for kids 6 and up, but our 4-year-old likes it as well. Adults like it, too," said Bill Rayment, co-owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich. ( Watch Video) 2/19/2007 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Cineplexity by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
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. ( Watch Video) 1/4/2007 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 10 and Up)
CoverUp by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
CoverUp is a four-in-a-row game with depth — three depths to be exact. Players choose where they will place their disks, and at what depth. Place a disk below the surface and risk having that disk covered up. Move a disk and risk uncovering an opponent’s disk. This deceptive two-player strategy game takes only seconds to learn and minutes to play. And once it’s opened, it doesn’t have to return to the box. Launch date: August 2006. 10/25/2006 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Wallamoppi – The Fast Stacking Game by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
In a race against time, players attempt to “one up” each other by pulling Kiwi Disks from a teetering wall and daring to stack them ever higher. The last player to successfully stack a disk before the timer marble drops out of sight wins Wallamoppi. The game includes 36 Kiwi Disks, a wooden storage box with a built-in marble timer, two timer marbles, a Kiwi Disk bag and quick-play rules. “Once this is set up on a table [for demonstration purposes] it draws immediate attention. [It’s] like no other game out there!” Out of the Box Publishing Director of Marketing Matt Mariani told TDmonthly. It was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy. Launch date: January 2006. ( Watch Video) 2/6/2006
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