TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Card Games Product Category
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Gavitt's Stock Exchange
by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
First printed in 1903, Gavitt's Stock Exchange is an exciting card game that challenges three to six players to be the first to get all the cards of one railway line, call out "Topeka" and win the hand. It received a 2003 Major Fun Award as well as a 2003 Best Classic Toy Award from Dr. Toy. Launch date: 2003. 11/18/2008 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game
Offering a new and exciting twist on trading card games, the Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game combines the excitement of Deck-Building with a variety of interesting cards and an element of role play and is the perfect entry level card game for young players. For ages six and up, the Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game features characters from the popular Blue Dragon Xbox 360® video game and character designs by the creator of the best-selling Dragon Ball series of manga. The first Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game release consists of two unique starter decks, Dark Shadow Wielder and Light Shadow Wielder. Every Starter Deckcontains all of the components needed to start a game – 40 cards, including a Shadow foil card, a fold-out game mat and a beginner’s guide. Launch date: 2008. 11/14/2008 (Price: $9.99)
by Îlot 307 inc.
Each player receives a card that lists three secret challenges to be carried out during the play period in front of other players without getting caught. With family or during a party, players then try to expose other players in order to win. The small box takes up little counter space and is easy to take along. Launch date: March 2008. 10/27/2008 (Price: $15) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
ROCKIT 100 - The '80s
by ARTEENO ENTERTAINMENT
ROCKIT 100 - The 80's Edition "One Track At A Time" is a deck of 100 rock and roll trivia cards each dedicated to one of the top-100 rock and roll songs of the '80s. There are five clues on the card. The player who guesses the song and artist in the fewest number of clues earns the points. The first player to rock and roll their way to 20 points wins the round. This product is a "price-sensitive Impulse Buy at the POP (something unique and affordable for the adults on the list while waiting to pay for the kids' stuff)," CEO Brett McAteer of Arteeno Entertainment Company Ltd. told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2, 2006. 10/27/2008 (Price: $7.95)
Whack-a Boom!!™ Boomwhackers® Card Games
by RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
Play 20+ games from the double-deck combinations of color and rhythm cards. These card games are designed for families, classrooms, and large or small groups. The color cards use the Chroma-Notes™ colors that match the C Major Diatonic Scale Set of Boomwhackers Tubes. Package contains 48 color cards, 48 rhythm cards, 2 wild cards, 2 music word cards, and instruction booklet. 9/29/2008 (Price: $19.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by WINNING MOVES GAMES
Originally from the 1960s, Mille Bornes involves a car race across France via a card game. Players must avoid traffic hazards and earn points along the way, while keeping a close eye on — and sabotaging — their fellow players. The game contains 106 illustrated cards.
— Amanda Lepley, manager of Finnegan’s Toys and Gifts
in Portland, Ore., named Mille Bornes as her best-selling card game in summer 2008.
— “We carry several, but I’d say Mille Bornes [is the top seller],” remarked Richard Stoecklein, owner of The Toy Factory
in Jacksonville, Fla.
— Three of 64 retailers named the game as a top-selling card game in August 2008. 9/29/2008 (Price: $12.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by eeBoo corp.
A simple card game, Old Maid is played by two to eight players who try to make pairs out of randomly dealt cards. Pairing up is the only way to eliminate cards from a hand, but each round every player has to take a card that he or she has not seen from another player’s hand and hope it makes a pair! The game is over when only the ‘Old Maid’ card is left ― the one card in the deck that has no match ― and the person holding it loses. This set from eeBoo features whimsical illustrations for children. Launch date: 2002.
— “It’s a classic game with adorable illustrations!” Kim Emigh, VP of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys
in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly
— Five of 64 retailers named Old Maid when asked about best-selling card games in August 2008. This version from eeBoo is one of many on the market.
— Nathan McKelvey, manager of Toy Castle, LLC
in Jonesboro, Ar., told TDmonthly
in a September 2011 survey that Old Maid is one of his top-three bestselling card games. 9/29/2008 (Price: $8.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Secret Wonders Starter Set
by POKEMON USA
A complete foundation to building a customized deck of tradable Pokémon cards, this starter set is a great way to get into the action of the expandable trading card game. Through the character-based cards, children play as competing Pokémon trainers, using the different creatures and abilities in their decks to try and best their opponent as their Pokémon battle. Further cards can be purchased or acquired through trading, giving the game a substantially more social aspect than simply playing with a friend or two. Children must think ahead, deciding what will give them the best chance as their build their decks and use strategy in the game-play itself.
— David Marks, owner of Learning Express of Westport
in Westport, Conn., said Pokemon is still his top seller. “There's been a resurgence after a couple of years,” he told TDmonthly
— “Pokemon's been kind of ridiculous. We can't keep Pokemon in stock,” Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass., told TDmonthly
in August 2008.
— Four of 64 retailers named Pokémon when asked about best-selling card games in summer 2008. The Toy Chest in Cary, N.C., sells between 30 to 50 card packs per month, Owner Sharon Heath said. 9/29/2008 (Price: $27.99)
by MATTEL INC.
UNO Flash is the fast and furious new way to play UNO. It features exciting new technology and game-play rules to keep everyone on their toes. Who's next? When your red light flashes, it's your turn. You have to discard quickly before your time runs out. Lights and sounds direct the action. Play is fast and unpredictable; everything can change in a flash. "The new speed element in UNO Flash brings an entirely new level of excitement to UNO, whether you're new to the game or a veteran player," explained Marlene Esqueda, Account Executive, GolinHarris Public Relations for Mattel, Inc. Launch date: June 2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Treasures and Traps: The Adventure Card Game
by STUDIO 9 INC.
Treasures and Traps™ is a complete card game that puts you in the role of the hero. Your quest is to collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough, but throw in a two-headed troll, a maze of dangerous doors, and a few cunning thieves and you won't know what might happen next. With 100 different cards, each game is a unique journey of wild adventure never to be repeated again. Awards: 2007 Origins Award Best Card Game of the Year Silver Award. "Treasures and Traps is a game that the family plays. Kids, youth, and adults all enjoy it. This features makes it unique-we have heard countless stories of parents and kids, young and old, boys and girls, spending time together enjoying this one," C. Aaron Kreader, Designer, Studio 9 Inc. Launch date: 8/1/2006. 9/19/2008 (Price: $12.95)
iPlay hooray for Horses!
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
With five games for play with cards featuring favorite horse breeds, this is a perfect choice for horse lovers of all ages. "There are many horse lovers who would appreciate their own card game with photos of each type of horse on each card," Nicole Tiedemann, Public Relations Account Executive, International Playthings. Launch date: 2/1/2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $6.99)
iPlay I've Got Skunks!
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Bluff your way to victory by having two to four players take turns laying matching animal cards face down. Since you can't see them, are you sure they match? Can you trick your opponents into believing you? If you can, you can get rid of your cards quickly. Don't get caught, or you'll be skunked. "This fun card game challenges kids with an extra element of 'dramatics.' It will be hard to win without having that extra element of slyness," warned Nicole Tiedemann, Public Relations Account Executive, International Playthings. "Whoever has the most, will be sure to win. It's a fun game for slightly older kids." Launch date: 2/1/2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $6.99)
iPlay Penguin Pick-Up
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
This adorable first counting-card game is really 5 games in one: Penguin Pick-Up, Penguin Race, Countin' Penguins, No more Penguins and Penguin Memory. "This unique card games uses cute penguins to help children learn to count, while playing one of five fun games," explained Nicole Tiedemann, Public Relations Account Executive, International Playthings. "Up to four children can play together." Launch date: 2/1/2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $6.99)
by FUNDEX GAMES
RAGE™ starts with ten cards. Then hand by hand, the number of cards (and options) reduces until at last, you only have ONE card. Players record the number of tricks they plan to take each round; scoring points for their accurate bidding. Sound easy? The outRAGEous action cards will keep you guessing. Includes 108 cards and instructions. "Rage is a classic card game that originated in the 1980s that Fundex has brought back to market," explained Katie Hemlock, marketing specialist at Fundex Games, Ltd. "Rage is a trick-taking game that is always changing. This game will keep families entertained while enjoying a NEW card game." Launch date: 2/1/2007. 9/19/2008 (Price: $7.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by FUNDEX GAMES
Crack the Code and Score the Gold: Only a true mastermind could pull off a caper like this. One vault door is the only thing standing between you and a much-deserved treasure. Will you play your cards right and be the first to open the vaunted vault? It’s a game of numbers as you use special Tool cards to beat your opponents and crack the code. So don’t play it safe. Get crackin’ and bust those codes. "This is a NEW card game that is fun for both parents and children alike," said Katie Hemlock, marketing specialist at Fundex Games, Ltd. "The action cards in the game give players a leg up on their crafty competition, including The Master Key, Double Cross, Thieves’ Curse. And the Bamboozled card will really toss a monkey wrench in their plans." Launch date: 2/2/2009. 9/19/2008 (Price: $7.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Phase 10 for Kids - Sesame Street
by FUNDEX GAMES
Ten easy-to-understand phase cards help children identify what they are collecting each round. Scoring is simple: The first to collect what is shown on their phase card wins. Clear colors, numbers, shapes and kids' favorite "Sesame Street" characters make collecting easy. There are two levels of play: younger kids match three things, and older kids match four things in classic Phase 10 play. "This game expands on the worldwide popularity of Phase 10 and brings the game to a younger audience. Children love the "Sesame Street" characters, which during game play help them to learn colors, shapes and numbers," Katie Hemlock, marketing specialist for Fundex Games, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: April 2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Politically WILD! Playing Cards
by NEWT'S PLAYING CARDS
Newt's Playing Cards offers two different decks of Politically WILD! Playing Cards that hallmark various politicians, political celebrities and issues as wild animals and scenes. One deck is intended for Barack Obama and Democrats; the other for John McCain and Republicans. Sen. McCain has been drawn as a dinosaur, skunk and horse, and Sen. Obama as an ostrich, jaguar and baby boomer. While each deck supports the respected candidate, there are drawings of many other politicians and political celebrities — Sean Hannity as a kangaroo, Mike Huckabee as a Dodo bird, and Hillary Clinton as a lioness, for example. Launch date: August 15, 2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
BaseballTalk Conversation Cards for the Entire Family
by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC.
This colorful and charming deck presents fascinating facts about America's favorite pastime. Each card poses an intriguing question designed to get conversations rolling at home, in school, at parties or on the road. There are no wrong or right answers. Participants just pick a card and start talking. "Unique questions get kids thinking and talking about their own ideas and experiences," Lynn Araujo, communications director for U.S. Games Systems, Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: August 2008. 9/19/2008 (Price: $6.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Native American Playing Card Sets With Biography Booklets
by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC.
Each colorful set features a 52-card playing card deck and an illustrated booklet of biographical essays. The historic portraits and engaging stories feature lesser-known, 19th-century Native Americans as well as some of the most important American Indian leaders. These sets are entertaining as well as educational. Set One includes Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and Cochise. Set Two includes Geronimo, Tecumseh and Ten Bears. Launch date: October 1, 2008. 9/17/2008 (Price: $6.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pass the Grogger!
by GONTZA GAMES
This is one grogger you won’t mind the children playing with. Teach your children about Esther’s Megillah as they make pairs of cards; Queen Esther pairs with Queen Esther, Mordecai with Mordecai, etc. The only way to make a pair with Haman is by covering him up with a Grogger! 8/27/2008 (Price: $12.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by GONTZA GAMES
Christmas Cards is a game for children ages 4 to 10 to learn to how to compete by matching pairs of cards. Children make pairs with Santa, Rudolph, Toy Soldier and Candy Cane. Children don’t want to see a Stocking with Coal on Christmas morning, so they have to get a Tree with Presents. Children will play this cute little stocking stuffer long after their other Christmas presents are broken. 8/27/2008 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BIRDCAGE PRESS
Now kids can play their favorite card games with dinosaurs. The set includes 47 cards and a booklet of dinosaur facts in a fun tin box. Families will have fun while learning about dinosaurs. Launch date: 2004. 8/27/2008 (Price: $10.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The World Almanac For Kids Puzzler Decks: Early Reading!
by CHRONICLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
The No. 1-selling kids' almanac becomes a fun educational tool in this trivia deck series for kids. Coded by age range and subject, each deck includes 75 fun and educational brainteasers that build skills in science, math, reading and vocabulary. "The World Almanac brand is widely recognized and trusted," pointed out Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity at Chronicle Books. This product received a 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended Award and a 2006 National Parenting Publications Toy Award, Gold Honor. Launch date: May 2008. 8/21/2008 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC.
A nostalgic playing card deck featuring railroad cards and locomotives from the early trains of the world. The cards were created with the artwork and original descriptions from vintage insert cards from the early 1900s. The 54-card deck, perfect for train buffs, is suitable for most card games. 8/14/2008 (Price: $6.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Featuring Freestyle Motocross superstar and 10 time X Games medalist Brian Deegan, along with Metal Mulisha team members Todd Potter & Jeremy Lusk. Battlez® FMX is a card & dice game that allows you to battle it out as if in a real Freestyle MX competition, playing as your favorite FMX rider. Scoring or taking away points from your opponent by matching dice combinations on the cards and executing tricks like Back Flip’s, Cliffhangers, Rock Solids, LazyBoyz, and more. You are in control and create your own Freestyle MX show! 7/29/2008
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