TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Card Games Product Category
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by FAMILY PASTIMES
The game begins with a Random Universe arrangement. Players try to create an Ordered Universe of life and form. The illustrated cards represent various thought-provoking concepts. The game also includes The Collection, a booklet of 40 more co-op card games for the same deck. 5/17/2010 (Price: $15) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Scattergories The Card Game
by WINNING MOVES GAMES
A fast-playing, portable game of Scattergories. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game wins. Included are a deck of letter cards, a deck of category cards, 2 "I Know" cards, and a card tray. 5/14/2010 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Man Bites Dog
by UNIVERSITY GAMES
The cards in this headline card game have words on them, each with a point value. Construct the headline that earns the highest points, and the biggest laughs. The first player to get to 500 points wins. Compact enough to go on the road, the game comes with 106 Headline Cards, three Exclusive Cards and an Instruction Card. 5/14/2010 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Adventures of Tommy the Tomato Playing Cards
by Tommy the Tomato
The Adventures of Tommy the Tomato Playing Cards is an extension of the alphabet book for children. It is a memory, "go fish" and trivia game all in one. The games are designed to teach children literacy though the alphabet as well as the benefits of nutrition while being interactive. 4/30/2010 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Who's Missing? A Calico Critters Card Game
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
The popular Calico Critters by International Playthings are the focus of this new card game. In Who’s Missing: A Calico Critters Card Game, two to four players try to memorize an ever-increasing number of cards and remember the missing cards after some are removed by the dealer. The 48 cards feature pictures of the Calico Critters families and can be used to play two additional games.
— Katie of Katie’s Nesting Spot
reported that the adorable Critters attracted her daughter to the game and kept her interested while building her memory and number recognition skills. Katie felt that the increasing number of cards in play and inclusion of several styles of play provided “a great way to keep older kids challenged and engaged.”
— Jocelin Cap of BSCKids
liked the quality of the oversized cards, noting that the thickness of the laminated cards “allows the children to manipulate them from a slick tabletop a lot easier.” Jocelin played the game with her two young sons, who “loved when they were dealing and had the opportunity to trick us when they pulled a card away.” 4/22/2010 (Price: $9.99)
by ASMODEE EDITIONS
In this card game, players enter a small dense forest, hidden from humans, filled with hobgoblins, elves and leprechauns engaged in a fierce struggle to see who will become Grand Master of the Woods. The cards show the various inhabitants of the forest and in each round, one plays a card to immediately apply its magical power. Depending on the powers, played cards will be stolen, swapped, lost, regained. Ruby Nikolopoulou, Marketing Manager at Asmodee, told TDmonthly
, "The pocket format makes it easy to take on vacation." Launch date: October 2009. 4/14/2010 (Price: $12.99)
A Game of Thrones LCG™: A Sword in the Darkness Expansion Pack
by FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
A Game of Thrones Living Card Game is a game of epic battles and intrigue for two to four players. Players vie for the Iron Throne as one of the six Great Houses of Westeros using their favorite characters from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels in military, intrigue and power challenges. A Sword in the Darkness is the third installment in the Defenders of the North expansion to the A Game of Thrones living card game and features the never-before-seen character cards Stallwart Shield and Orell the Eagle. This 40 card pack includes 20 different cards designed to augment existing decks. Launch date: April 2010. 3/29/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Rock the Beat
by PLAYROOM ENTERTAINMENT
A party game where each player is given a card with a unique hand symbol they must watch out for. Everyone starts the beat and if an opponent makes another's symbol instead of the clap in the beat, that person must respond with their symbol and then one of another player. The game teaches rhythm, strengthens observation and encourages social interaction. For four to twelve players. Launch date: 2010. ( Watch Video)
3/25/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by ENDLESS GAMES
Name 5 is the new party game that asks the easy questions you know the answers to. Players are asked to name five items within a specific category. Sample questions include: Can you name 5 of the 7 dwarfs? Tom Hanks movies? Pizza toppings? TV Dads? Playable in teams or as individuals. Launch date: 2010. ( Watch Video)
3/25/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by Nowstalgic Toys, Inc.
Millions of Mystiflyers have been sold nationwide since the 1950s in the specialty toy and hobby market. The Mystiflyers card trick comes with magicians thread & wax, a card, and full instructions. Also includes a wooden stand with 3 removable rattles. ( Watch Video)
3/17/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
MLB Card Game
by TDC GAMES INC.
Licensed by Major League Baseball, this card game simulates an actual baseball game, with two players/teams, nine innings, three outs per inning, walkins-runs-outs, etc. Team-specific and generic titles are available. "Unlike any other baseball game, the MLB card game is like playing baseball and because of its convenient size, can be played almost anywhere," Sandy Bergeson, Executive VP, TDC Games, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: April 15, 2010. 3/10/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Playing Cards - Keep Smilin', Sweet Candy, Rock Band
These hip, four-color playing card designs are designed to bring a whole new level of fun to card games. Launch date: January 4, 2010.THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
3/10/2010 (Price: $6.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by LOONEY LABS
From Looney Labs comes the latest edition of Family Fluxx, a card game designed for the whole family. Family Fluxx starts with a single rule — draw one card and play one card — but the game gets more complex as cards add rules or goals. Cards like “Grandparent Bonus,” “Walk the Dog” and “Happy Birthday” are designed to get everyone in the family playing cards, changing rules, and having fun with Family Fluxx. Launch date: February 26, 2010.
— Jeff Provine of Blogcritics
tested Family Fluxx and found games to last between two and 30 minutes, though no matter the length, “something is always happening.” He also felt the game’s balance of luck and skill is perfect to engage older and younger players. GeekDad
’s Jonathan Liu found the game easy to teach to his 6-year-old daughter and an enjoyable experience for them both. 3/4/2010 (Price: $12.00)
Rummikub® 8 Round Rummy Card Game
by PRESSMAN TOY CORP.
The fast-moving rummy game replaces its tiles in this eight-round card game. Each increasingly difficult round has a different goal and different ways for players to make sets and get points. For two to six players. 3/4/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Meet the Dweebies™ in the card game with character. These lovably colorful characters are out to capture your heart, but you must capture them first! Round up Dweebies by matching cards on both ends of any row. Seems simple at first... but Dweebies can be tricky, and some will disappear before they've met their match. Collect the most cards and consider yourself the Dweebie-in-Chief. Includes 54 cards, Rules of play and Instrucciones en Español. For 2-6 players. Awards
: Parent's Choice Award 2010, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products, iParenting Media Award, Major Fun Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold.
Launch date: Spring 2010 2/17/2010 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
OH-SPELL! Card Game
This game for two to six players pairs the concept of four suits with the letters of the alphabet, challenging each player to create one or more words using all of his cards. A hand can require from 1 to 10 minutes. 2/17/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
CATTURA Board Game
by ITALIAN GAMES
CATTURA is played with Italian cards — the player to collect the most cards wins The Royals on the board stop the players from collecting cards, and players must fight them off in order to win the game. "The imported Italian cards set this game apart from any other," Kristine Troiano, Owner, Italian Games, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: March 15, 2010. ( Watch Video)
2/11/2010 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Chronicles of the Mind
by GRIDDLY GAMES INC.
Players get talking with this outrageous and hilarious collection of conversation starters. This handy deck is made for parties, road trips, school, camp, or just hanging out. It can be used as an ice-breaker activity or played with one of three game options in English, French, Spanish or German. No skill is required; all ages can play.Awards:
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010 ( Watch Video)
2/11/2010 (Price: $12.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BLUE ORANGE GAMES
Spot It is a party game for two to eight players. It's played by laying a random assortment of cards on the table and all players racing to find one image that matches between two cards. This fast-paced game is designed to never be the same twice, and though it has very few rules to remember it requires a sharp eye to master. The set of 55 round cards transports in its own carry tin. Watch Spot It: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
— Spot It has been been a top seller for retailers surveyed by TDmonthly
since early Spring 2010.
— In a March 2012 survey, 3 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly
that Spot It was their overall best selling product, and had been for more than a year.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams
in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly
in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells 50-60 copies of Spot It each month.
Awards: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller,
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010Where to buy: SOUTH NORTH EAST NORTH WEST ( Watch Video)
2/11/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MOOSETACHE GAMES LLC
Played with a unique deck of nautical themed cards, Rowboat is comprised of several different phases play that combine luck and strategy. Combining cards face up on the table and cards held in players' hands, each player must devise a dynamic strategy in order to play his cards, as well as predict how many rounds he might win in order to score the most points and ultimately win the game. “There's a lot to the game that forces you to create a strategy, and based on your opponents moves you have to rethink the way you're going to move forward,” John Montague, owner of Moosetache Games, told TDmonthly
in February 2010. 2/9/2010 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BLUE ORANGE GAMES
Cards are played in sequence, progressing up or down. A player sets down cards in number order. A yellow card means to take a chip out of the Golden Gate. But then, there's some skill involved: Can a player place them at the right times to get the best chips? Or will the opportunity pass? Getting stuck with red cards means a loss of chips. "Golden Gate is an exciting card game in which you combine a little bit of luck with the right plays to start piling up your points. It’s a fast, friendly showdown for the gold with the fine craftsmanship and colorful designs you’ve come to expect from Blue Orange Games," Bert Devort, Sales Department, Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 14, 2010. ( Watch Video)
2/4/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The World Cup Card Game
by GAMES FOR THE WORLD
With this deck of 65 cards, players can play the 2010 World Cup (Soccer) tournament and find out who will win the trophy. There are 32 Team cards, 32 Action cards and a reference card. It plays best with four to eight players but can be played with two or three. The entire tournament takes about 75 minutes to play. It is based on the popular World Cup Board Game. Launch date: January 29, 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $8.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
S'mores Card Game
by EDUCATION OUTDOORS
The S’mores card game is designed for up to six multi-level players and incorporates both strategy and good old-fashioned fun. The object of the game is to build an edible s’more before your opponents. Players get a higher point value based on the quality of s’more ingredients. The first player to collect all four ingredient cards and call out “S’more!” wins. The S’more card game includes 70, 3" x 5” sturdy playing cards. It is printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper. Launch date: March 2010. ( Watch Video)
2/4/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
This or That?
by PEACEABLE KINGDOM
This or That? is a fun way to learn something new about someone you know. It’s packed with lots of question and is designed as a simple, everything-included, take-along game for waiting rooms, restaurants, planes, back seats, parties and any time there’s down time. "This or That? is the perfect cross-market item; it places well in all store types," Donna Modrell, Marketing & Operations Manager, Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $13.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
nubyplane™ "On Bored" Playing Cards
by IDT JETS
Kids of all ages won’t be tired with this multi-cultural crew of characters keeping them busy having fun both on and off the plane. Box includes a full deck of playing cards that cleverly replaces the usual face cards (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Joker) with various nübyplane™ cartoon flight crew members. Cards measure a comfortable 2 1/8’ x 3’ and come in a reusable box. 1/21/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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