Players can relive America’s most beloved children’s tale in this adventure based on L. Frank Baum’s classic fairy tale. One to five players venture through the Land of Oz with friends Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion to outsmart the Wicked Witch. The game includes basic and advanced rules. “Unlike most games where players play against each other … players play as a team against the Wicked Witch of the West, which is represented by a card deck. This cooperative game play is a very appealing element for a family game,” Marketing Coordinator Steve Hart of Front Porch Classics told TDmonthly. Launch date: THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT OF PRODUCTION 4-17-07.
Yes, another Front Porch Classic finds itself in a beautifully designed "Bookshelf Edition." Play it, then pack it up and place it on the shelf alongside other Front Porch Classics such as Sortie, Valley of the Pharaohs and Dread Pirate. Just as with the Old Century version, this vintage game from England involves matching the tiles as players roll the dice. They keep rolling until they’ve matched all the tiles. Players lay down all the tiles and "Shut the Box" to win. It's easy to learn, comes with a classic wooden box, and involves fun play for the entire family. — "The Bookshelf games by Front Porch Classics are really great," said Miles Altman, owner of King Arthur’s Court Toys in Cincinnati, Ohio. ―Front Porch Classics is “the greatest company to deal with. They provide quality. … They’re a huge company, but still look out for the little guys,” Tom England, owner of Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts in Frederick, Md., told TDmonthly in spring 2007. “They were a specialty shop — that’s what made them popular. They do sell to mass market, but have the greatest group of people.”
Ever since its debut in the United States as a tent and carnival game in the 1930s, Bingo has thrilled young and old alike with its festive play and riveting moments of anticipation. Front Porch Classics State Fair Bingo captures all the thrills and excitement of these carnival games of yore. Featuring nostalgic shutter-style bingo cards, a classic metal ball spinner, wooden bingo balls and a solid wood Bingo Board, State Fair Bingo makes this classic pastime today’s party game sensation.
The year is 1943. From Asia to England, and all places in between, Axis and Allied pilots put their daring, skill and nerve to the test in a fight for air supremacy; the prize being nothing less than the fate of the world. In Front Porch Classics new adventure game Sortie, players simultaneously play cards that authentically simulate the thrill and exhilaration of World War II dog fighting. Cast metal planes, a segmented wood playing surface and over 100 playing cards combine to give you a taste of what it was like behind the cockpits of the fighting machines of yesteryear. Comes packaged in an elegant all wood book-style box.
Discovery Edition Raceway ’57 lets you experience the full throttle excitement of America’s fastest sport. Players roll dice or play a card to move their classic cars around the track, all the while managing valuable resources such as fuel, tires and suspension.
This game features the company's award-winning best seller Dread Pirate with some exciting new twists. Players earn booty and pirate notoriety through completed buccaneer missions and cutthroat actions.They can raid fellow pirates or attack foreign ports to amass their swag. The pirate with the most treasure wins.
Egypt 1926. The Valley of the Pharaohs holds many secrets, but none so great as the Scepter of Amun-Ra. On your quest to secure the Scepter you will face desert bandits, blinding sandstorms and the ill wishes of your fellow players. But safe haven and good fortune can be found within the oasis of the friendly Bedouin. Collect resources to overcome obstacles or lay obstacles to hinder your opponents. Roll doubles and you control the mummy, but beware — no one masters the mummy for long. Cast metal playing pieces, metal coins and individual character cards provide rich context and detail to this exciting family game of fortune and peril. “Many of Front Porch Classics games feature natural materials, archival designs and other elements that make them an attractive décor piece,” pointed out Steve Hart of sales and marketing. “ As a matter fact, the majority of our retail partners are gift retailers whose clientele purchase our product not only for the wonderful game play but also as a display or conversation piece.” Launch date: September 1, 2006. —Nancy Teed, owner of Once Upon a Time in Stowe, Vt., said, "It's a really neat cooperative game. You have to work together to win — from little kids to adults." — "We’re really excited about new games being released from Front Porch Classics," endorsed David Correa, buyer at Mrs. Tiggy Winkles in Tucson, Ariz. — "Front Porch Classics products are designed to live in a family room, office or den. We use natural materials combined with classic designs to give our games a decorative aesthetic and enhance the game play experience," said Steve Hart, creative envoy and marketing coordinator for Front Porch Classics.
Front Porch Classics Discovery Series of games features four distinct titles in a traditional game format, all designed with the family in mind: League of Pirates, WordSpot Discovery Edition, Raceway ’57 Discovery Edition, and Dread Pirate: Buccaneers Revenge. All Discovery Series of games will retail for under $30.00!
This beautiful wooden game with wooden dice and an attractive wooden box makes a wonderful executive, family or keepsake gift. The game dates back to the days when Norman sailors rode on the high seas and is played by trying to achieve the lowest score, catching the right combinations on a player’s roll of the dice. And, the player that flips all the tiles down first “shuts the box.”
Letterpress craftsmen of centuries past used to hide words within a block of text as a challenge to their peers. They called this past time vedere parola. To bring this rich tradition at low expense to a broad audience, Front Porch Classics has created Discovery edition WordSpot, a timeless game where players try to find hidden words within an arranged board of lettered tiles. It's an addictive, two player version of the Sunday crossword.
In the Front Porch Classics tradition of making “gifts worth giving” this classic game comes in a beautifully stained, wooden Domino box and includes rules for two classic games – Block & Draw and Mexican Train. Entirely suitable for home display, Box of Dominoes is a game for two to four players, ages eight and up. Estimated retail cost is $25.00 to $30.00.
Available in 2006 will be a bookshelf edition of Front Porch Classics award winning Raceway ’57 game. Featuring all the exiting elements of the statement level game, Bookshelf Edition Raceway ’57 lets you experience the full throttle excitement of America’s fastest sport. Players roll dice or play a card to move their classic cars around the track, all the while managing valuable resources such as fuel, tires and suspension. Raceway ‘57 is a game for two to five players, ages eight and up. Estimated retail price is between $45.00 and $50.00.
From the world of Dread Pirate - Front Porch Classics’ highly successful and award wining Coffee Table Game - comes League of Pirates, a fast paced game of cut throat action. In this game players compete to place the best pirates onto their respective ships. Players can “recruit”, “press gang” or even “raid” for the pirates they need. Game comes with over 40 unique and beautifully illustrated pirate coins suitable for collecting. A two player game for ages eight and up. Estimated retail price is $20.00 to $25.00.
Said to have been passed down by the ancient Incas, Liars dice is a game of bluffing and chance. Each player attempts to outbid, out bluff and outlast their opponent by issuing bids or challenges. Liars Dice comes with four shakers and four sets of five dice. A game for two to four players, ages eight and up, Liars Dice comes in a decorative wooden box design for display. Estimated retail price is between $24.00 - $29.00.
This FamilyFun Magazine Toy of the Year Award Winner is now available with your favorite Major League Baseball team logos. Exquisitely detailed and crafted of high-quality wood, this retro pinball-style game allows you to bring America’s favorite pastime into your family room or den. Truly an authentic tribute to the grand ol’ ballparks of yesteryear and a “must have” for any baseball fan.
Desert islands, treasure, hungry sharks, treacherous seas and, of course, pirate battles all await you in Dread Pirate. This beautiful coffee table game comes packaged in an authentic wooden treasure chest and is played upon a wonderfully illustrated cloth treasure map. Choose a ship and a port of call, and set sail in search of treasure. Trade in a foreign port or sail broadside to another captain and take your best shot. Be the first pirate to collect all types of jewels and land on Dread Island to become the most feared and powerful captain on the high seas. Journey back with your family for a high seas treasure hunting, pirate adventure! Perfect for four players.
This 2- to 4-player game transports players 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 players seek treasure or fun, Chaturanga is a great game for the entire family. It has so far won an Oppenheim Toy Porfolio Gold Seal Award, an Oppenheim Toy Platinum Seal Award, a Parent's Choice Silver Award and a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
This beautiful game lets 2 to 5 players experience the full throttle excitement of America´s fastest sport. Players roll the dice or play a card to move a cast metal racecar around the track while managing valuable resources such as fuel, suspension and tires. A metal dashboard with magnetized markers helps keep track of the car and its opponents. Bumping and crashes are part of the sport but damage to the chassis might force the car into the pits at the wrong time. A clean fast race to victory and the player will receive the Raceway 57 trophy. The game measures 15"L x 12"W x 2"H and comes in a wooden carrying case. Raceway 57 won a Dr. Toy award.
It´s post time and the thrills of thoroughbred horseracing await in this exciting game of chance and strategy. The attractive wooden case unfolds to become a race track where players throw the dice and play their cards in an effort to move their horse to the finish line first. Advanced rules also allow for racing styles, handicapping and wagering.
Rich in detail, history and good ol’ fashioned fun, Old Century Dread Pirate is a slice of adventure gaming for the entire family. Created by Front Porch Classics, a manufacturer of “Coffee Table Games,” Old Century Dread Pirate comes in an a cool authentic wooden treasure chest and is played on an illustrated and “aged” treasure map with cast metal playing pieces, replica doubloons, knuckle bones (dice), treasure bags and pirate treasure. The game was recently bestowed the Toy of the Year Award (T.O.T.Y) by Family Fun Magazine for the second year.