TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Card Games Product Category
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by OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING
In this "hysterical game of sketchy directions, two teams (anywhere from four to 10 players) race each other to identify sketches drawn by their teammates. The catch is, the artists themselves aren't aware of what they're drawing — the sketching instructions are being given to them by another team member. Playing time is 20 to 30 minutes.
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2/17/2008 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Numbers League: Adventures in Addiplication
by BENT CASTLE WORKSHOPS
Numbers League is a 30-minute game that offers "adventures in addiplication," leaving it up to two to four players to capture the villains on the streets on Infinity City. They do so by building superheroes out of cards and practicing math skills while they're at it. The superhero card numbers added together, for example, determine which villain can be captured. The cards are bright and have comic-book appeal. ( Watch Video)
2/17/2008 (Price: $19.95)
by DISCOVERY BAY GAMES
This game for two to four players challenges participants to match the ice cream cone determined by the roll of the dice. It features nice, artful cards and a slew of colorful dice for flavorful dice. 2/17/2008 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bella Sara™ Native Lights
by HIDDEN CITY ENTERTAINMENT
Land, sea, and sky - we are all a part of our great, beautiful world. The breathtaking horses of Bella Sara™ Native Lights have arrived, reminding us of our connection to nature and to those who live in harmony with it. Along with the special animal friends who teach them the wisdom of land, sea, and sky, these magical new horses will delight and inspire you - much like the beauty of nature itself. New with Native Lights, each card and corresponding virtual horse also feature an animal companion - a guide and friend linked to the spirit of nature and to the horse - that will join the horse in their online stables and users' cottages. Bella Sara Native Lights includes 72 new cards: 45 regular horse cards (each with a distinctive animal companion), 10 rare energy cards that can be activated for decorating users online-cottages (new Native American digital items include a dreamcatcher, a headdress, moccasins and other artifacts) and 17 extra-rare "shiny" horse cards. Each Bella Sara foil flow-wrapped card pack (MSRP $2.99) contains seven random horse and/or energy cards that can be collected and traded or used to play Bella Sara card games. Launch Date: March 2008. 2/15/2008 (Price: $2.99)
by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
The game adds a hilarious twist to the traditional game of Go Fish. Instead of asking other players for a card, players will act out the funny monkey picture on the card they want without talking. For example, if a player needs a card that shows a monkey covering its eyes, he or she will cover his or her eyes to see if another player has a card that matches. The cards come in a handy plastic storage case that clicks shut so kids can pack it up and take it anywhere. Launch date: February 2008. 1/29/2008
by GAMES FOR ALL REASONS
This party game entices players to act-out clues as his or her partner tries to guess the pair before time runs out. The 800 pairs listed on the game cards span generations and topics. 1/29/2008 (Price: $19.85) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Finish Lines 10th Anniversary Edition®
by GAMES FOR ALL REASONS
The mind-bending phrase game challenges players to finish popular lines from TV, movies, history, music, literature, religion, sports, nursery rhymes and proverbs. 1/29/2008 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by GAMES FOR ALL REASONS
Using just a television and a remote, the game requires no extra plug-and-play equipment. To win, a player must quick-click through the channels to search for numbers and score the most points while his or her opponents look to steal the remote. The game includes 100 game cards, a score pad and an electronic timer. Launch date: May 2008. 1/29/2008 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pizza Box Baseball
by ON THE LINE GAME COMPANY
The fast-paced, card-based board game has players battle to work each at-bat to their advantage. The game is intended for two to six players and can be played in 20 to 40 minutes. “Pizza Box Baseball is fun because it features the guessing game between the hitter and the pitcher. Players battle to guess what their opponent is thinking,” Erik Smith of On the Line Game Company told TDmonthly
. Additionally, “it features four strategy levels so players who want more strategy can engage their baseball minds.” Launch date: March 2008. 1/29/2008 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mille Bornes® Collector's Edition
by WINNING MOVES GAMES
This special collector's edition brings back the bright and charming artwork of the original 1962 cards. The game comes with 110 poker-sized cards, a large format rules booklet, a car-shaped card tray and large foldout score sheets. 1/29/2008 (Price: $17.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Stop 'N Go!
by RAINBOW GAMES INC.
The fast-paced, action-packed game is perfect for the whole family. Using quick reflexes and hand-eye coordination, players race to be the first to get rid of their cards by matching colors and watching out for the special cards: Zap, Pass and Stop ‘N Go. The game is intended for two to six players. Launch date: June 2008. 1/18/2008 (Price: $9.95)
Captain Keyo Safety Card Game
by ABOVE AND BEYOND CONCEPTS
A card game that teaches children how to be safe. Can be combined with Captain Keyo Safety Club Badge and Whistle Home/School Activity Book. A portion of the profits obtained from the sales of each card game will go to the Captain Keyo Non Profit Safety Club for Children. 1/11/2008 (Price: $9.95)
K.R. Bourgoine's Adventurer Card Game
by SHADOWCIRCLE PRESS
This fast-paced fantasy card game challenges one to four players to search out a dangerous vampire named Count Lodrac. It comes with two, six-sided dice and 80 cards that are colorfully illustrated to represent rooms, monsters, weapons and more. Game play takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, and expansion packs are available separately (beginning summer 2008). Everything needed to play is in the box; it is not a CCG. “The vibrant art that adorns each card depicts a novel-worthy world full of self-generating adventures, making Adventurer Card Game an easy game that never plays the same way twice — without the aid of computers,” K.R. Bourgoine told TDmonthly
. Launch date: May 22, 2008. 1/10/2008 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BUFFALO GAMES INC.
Ruin is a ruthless race for fortune and glory toward the center of an ancient Mayan ruin. Players move through and around an unpredictable and interchangeable game board. The distinctive 3-D game board allows you to change the path on every turn as game cards actually insert directly into the board. A perfect game for the entire family, this light-strategy game offers elements of skill, chance, luck and imaginative adventure. Launch date: April 1, 2008.
— "I appreciated that this toy was linked to an ancient culture, opening the door for discussion and history exploration," said TDmonthly Roundtable
reviewer Teresa Wilson, whose four children, along with other kid-reviewers, enjoyed the strategic options the game affords. 1/8/2008 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Math Vocabulary Flash Cards
by WORLD CLASS LEARNING MATERIALS INC.
Reinforce understanding of essential math terms and applications with this multi-purpose 179 double-sided card deck. Students can practice with math terms and true/false statements of increasing difficulty relevant to key math words. Great for cumulative review and test ready practice. The 6-1/4” x 3-3/4” cards can be used at three levels of play and relate to geometry, probability, fractions, decimals, measurement, algebra and more. Launch date: January 1, 2008.
— “Math Vocabulary Flash Cards allows students to participate in test practice in a fun and engaging alternative to basic paper pencil drills,” World Class Learning Materials Inc. Product Development Manager Alyssa S. Brown told TDmonthly
. “Cards allow students to work independently, with partners, or in fun whole class game like activities.” 1/3/2008 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow – New Moon: Expansion #1
by ASMODEE EDITIONS
The tiny town of Millers Hollow is stunned by the discovery of Werewolves, who, under the cover of darkness, kidnap and devour townsfolk. To discover who the fiends are, a meeting is called, bringing together all of the townsfolk that, including such characters as a psychic, two lovers, a nosy little girl and more. This diverse group will lead the inquiry and decide the ultimate fate of the town. Launch date: August 2005. 12/19/2007 (Price: $11.99)
Respect the Earth Flash Cards
by eeBoo corp.
The informative and fun flashcards teach kids not to take their planet for granted. Friendly animal illustrations show kids simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
— AJ of Thingamababy reported mixed feelings about the flashcards. While his wife felt the cards were useful for introducing and reinforcing good environmental habits, AJ thought the cards were redundant for families that already live green.
— Teensygreen’s Stefani described the tips on the cards as “simple yet powerful” reminders. Stefani said the illustrations give the cards “a classically vintage twist that’s appealing to both kids and design-conscious adults.” 12/19/2007 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Banana Split Card Game
by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC.
Two to four players collect Topping cards to create mouth-watering Ice Cream treats. All players get their own Ice Cream Stands to hide their Topping cards, and the Play Mat makes game play fun and easy. Wild cards, Scoop cards and other special cards make Banana Split Card Game even more exciting. Completed Ice Cream cards earn points and extra cards. The player with the most points wins. “The charming artwork and all the delightful little extras tucked inside make Banana Split Card Game special,” Director of Marketing Communications Lynn Araujo of U.S. Games Systems told TDmonthly
. This product won a 2007 iParenting Media Award. Launch date: December 2007. 12/14/2007 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Xeko Mission: China
by MATTER GROUP LLC
The animal trading card game stimulates kids’ interest in math, science and nature. Players use cards to match wits against opponents, casting actual animal species as the heroes and basing game play on fragile ecosystem relationships. The starter-set game includes 130 cards, an oversized game mat, a rule book and play guides, all packaged in a heavy-duty storage box decorated with imagery reflective of ancient Chinese culture. This product received a 2008 iParenting Media Award. Launch date: July 2008. 12/11/2007 (Price: $24.99)
by BRIARPATCH INC.
In this rummy style game, players match patterns or styles of clothing on clotheslines. Clever players use their bird cards to swipe laundry from an opponent or move clothes from one clothesline to another. Each game comes with four game boards, 66 playing cards that feature 12 finishing poles, 49 laundry cards and five mischievous birds. No reading is required, making this an ideal family game for even the youngest members of the household. Launch date: Spring 2008. 12/7/2007 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
NCAA Football Hand-Off: The Card Football Board Game
by CSE GAMES
The licensed NCAA Football board game combines the strategy and decision making of great classic card games with the drama and tension of college football. The game features 20 of the nation’s top schools. For one to four players, the game takes about 45 minutes to play. “The game is easy-to-learn, but has the depth and variety that will bring football fans back for more,” CSE Games President Fabio Del Rio told TDmonthly
. Launch date: July 2008. 12/5/2007 (Price: $35.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bicycle® Blackjack & Deuces Wild
by TECHNO SOURCE
The device’s touch screen technology makes draws and holds simple. Players can select from Blackjack or Deuces Wild! Draw Poker. Launch date: Fall 2007. 12/5/2007 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Capt'n Gold Tooth
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
In this card game for two to four players, the goal is to capture Capt’n Gold Tooth and his men by searching and quickly counting the “wanted” cards that identify crew members. The game comes with a skull-face pirate’s ring. 11/28/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by THREE MONKEY GAMES
Learn poker along with Berry "The Bluffer" Bananahammock, "Fearless" Freddy Funkymunky, Albert "All In" Alexander and Mr. Bill "Bananas" Dole as they play Texas Hold 'Em. The game is easy to learn, and adds the entertaining randomness of such classic children's games as Monopoly and The Game of Life. The winner of each poker hand takes a card that dictates a certain task, such as “Take $1000 in Chi(m)ps from everyone, except for the person with the hairiest feet!" Launch date: December 2007. 11/21/2007 (Price: $18.00)
by GOOSIE CARDS
Each flashcard can be customized with personal photos and text to fit the needs of each specific child, making it a powerful teaching tool for autistic children. The innovative flash cards teach children about the world around them through their personal photos. This item, made in the U.S., is recommended for children ages 3 months and up. “Goosie Cards are the first and only custom flash cards on the market!” Goosie LLC Founder and CEO Jennifer Marchetti told TDmonthly
. This product received a 2008 Product of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine, a 2008 Baby Planners Seal of Approval and a 2008 Family Review Center Editors' Choice Award. Launch date: May 2007. ( Watch Video)
11/21/2007 (Price: $34.00)
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