TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--General Games Product Category
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by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
Build some sweet structures. Stretches creativity, problem solving and fine motor skills. Includes chunky, durable candy pieces in a variety of fun, familiar designs plus Activity Guide with illustrated, step-by-step building directions. Largest piece measures 7"L x 1⁄2“ in diameter. Launch date: January 2012. 4/24/2012 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The goal is to move the colored tokens through the maze to their respective corners. To do this, players must pass through turnstiles, shifting walls to form new pathways...and new barriers. Clever challenges exercise strategic thinking muscles, as one turn may lead to victory or may leave players stranded.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
4/24/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HOUSE OF MARBLES
The HAPPY HOOP has an innovative new design which allows for the full adjustment of both ring size and weight. Eight colorful ring-pieces can be added or subtracted to created the perfect hoop-size. The unique molded curves each ring-piece increases grip and controllability while massaging the waist, stimulating blood circulation. 4/24/2012 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by FAT BRAIN TOY CO.
One of five unique hexagon-based pieces make up a single block piece providing versatility, variety, and extended thought. The five hexagon-based pieces include: a single hexagon; 2, 3, and 4 hexagons - joined in linear arrangement; 3 hexagons joined in a non-linear arrangement. Includes 24 Congruently cool & colorful hexagonal building blocks; 5 unique hexagon-based pieces - a single hexagon; 2, 3, and 4 hexagons - joined in linear arrangement; 3 hexagons joined a non-linear arrangement; Full-color illustrated Building Guide with 20 engaging design challenges; facts of hexagons in nature & mechanics.Awards:
2011 Parents' Choice Recommended Award 4/13/2012 (Price: $24.95)
by FAT BRAIN TOY CO.
Famed puzzle inventor Ivan Moscovich has an eye for the unusual and a mind for enigmas. His latest magnetic collection of brainteasers, Craniatics is a visual cocktail of new configurations. Includes ten magnetic challenges with solutions. Includes three Craniatics games suitable for 1 or more players. 4/13/2012
Big Little Games Flingin' Frogs™
by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
Flingin’ Frogs is for one or more players, and play involves catapulting 12 miniature frogs onto five tiers of lily pads, worth varying levels of points. Children can play by themselves or challenge their friends. The lily pad play piece conveniently turns into a storage and travel case too. Big Little Games are available in three titles: Flingin’ Frogs™, Spurtle Turtle™ and Super Shooter Basketball™. The games’ small size makes them perfect for birthday gifts, Easter basket stuffers and small rewards. Launch date: May 2012. 4/12/2012 (Price: $8.99)
by FAT BRAIN TOY CO.
Nine Squares + Three Rules = One Solution. This collection of 48 puzzles will enhance critical thinking, logic and deductive reasoning skills while sharpening math and sequencing. Each EquiLogic puzzle provides number, symbol, color or shape hints. Using these clues, players put their deductive reasoning skills to the test and must find the magic number by identifying the correct combination of tiles and numbers. With only three rules to follow, kids will quickly be scratching their brain to arrive at the solution.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
4/11/2012 (Price: $24.95)
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Build a burger higher and higher with toppings without making it fall. The wobbly plate is placed on the table and a bun is put on it. Players take turns rolling the die to see how many ingredients to add to the super sandwich. With every turn the burger towers higher. Enhance logic and reasoning skills as well as fine motor skills. Can be played as a cooperative game or a competitive game. Contains 14 burger parts, game die, and plate. 4/11/2012 (Price: $23.00)
by MELISSA & DOUG
BINGO on the go. Choose an appropriate theme among the eight provided, slide a card into each game boards and pay attention to the passing scenery. Includes two game boards and four double-sided game cards. There are no loose pieces and everything stores conveniently in the board. Great for travel.
— Laura Turman, owner of One Two Kangaroo in Shepherdstown, W.Va., told TDmonthly
in an April 2012 survey that Travel Bingo is her best selling travel toy.
— In a late Summer 2012 survey, Mike Castor, owner of Pentwater Toybox
in Pentwater, Mich., told TDmonthly
that they sold 71 travel bingo sets in the past three months.
— In an April 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly
that Travel Bingo from Melissa & Doug is their bestselling travel toy. 4/6/2012 (Price: $19.99)
Sevi Balance Game
by MAGICFOREST LTD
Noah’s Ark Balance Game comes with pairs of brightly painted wooden animals and can be played either cooperatively or competitively by the entire family. Kids learn about weight distribution and how the shape of an object affects where it is able to be balanced. Played against an opponent, kids learn to place animals just so their opponent has difficulty finding a spot for their piece. Pieces are the perfect size for ages 3+. Kids can also work together to see how quickly they can stack all the animals on the rocking ark. Sevi is Europe’s oldest wooden toy company. 3/29/2012 (Price: $35.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Quoridor by Gigamic
by BACKALLEY PRODUCTS, INC.
The aim is to reach the other end first. The problem is that each opponent puts up fences to slow the other down. Not to worry, there's always a way out. But who will find the shortest route? Created by Gigamic; exclusively distributed through Back Alley Traders in the USA.Awards:
May 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award
. Why it won: This beautifully designed wooden strategy game has won several prestigious awards already in the US and in Europe. It also has great user reviews on Amazon.com. TDmonthly
staff who saw the game demoed at Toy Fest West 2012 were impressed. Other awards: 1997 Mensa Select Top 5 Best Games; Games Magazine Game of the Year 1997; Best Bet of the Toy Testing Council 1997; Prix d’Excellence des Consommateurs; Consumer’s Toy Award 1997 Quebec; Spelgut 1997; Grand Prix du Jouet 1997; Games Magazine “Games 100 Selection” 1998; Games Magazine “Best Games.”
— As of 4/10/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews on Amazon.com. ( Watch Video)
by BACKALLEY PRODUCTS, INC.
Each of the 16 pieces has 4 different attributes. The aim is to line up 4 pieces which share the same attribute. The problem is players can't choose which piece they're going to play - their opponent chooses for them. ( Watch Video)
ANKER Coloros Stone Building Set
Another stone building set from Anker Blocks, made of natural ingredients, these shapes of stones will allow kids to create endless forms. It contains 20 sample cards to fire kids' imaginations. With 36 stone building bricks made from the original Anker stone material kids can construct creative buildings and let their imagination run riot. There are countless possibilities to build mosaics, aesthetically appealing puzzles and edifices using the stones of the New Stone Age. Made in Germany of chalk, quartz sand, pigments and linseed oil. ( Watch Video)
3/26/2012 (Price: $52.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Rhino Hero is out and about again. The super hero from the animal world fearlessly scales the highest houses looking for burglars and rogues. He is as strong as a lion and as smart as a fox but also as heavy as a rhinoceros. So even the most robust multi-story buildings may start to wobble. Kids must try to help Rhino Hero accomplish his wobbly mission and build a skyscraper as tall and solid as possible. A heroic 3D-stacking game for 2-5 super heroes ages 5-99. Available with English packaging. 3/22/2012 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MAGICFOREST LTD
A classic memory game made only the way Sevi could. Beautiful hand-painted daisies are the prize for uncovering matching pictures found beneath. The hardwood base of the game holds 5 templates, so players choose a game, place the cover on top and begin. With five levels of difficulty and different configurations, kids may never remember if they played the same game twice. Did we forget to tell you that Sevi is Europe’s’ oldest wooden toy maker? Oh, sorry if we did. Then you probably remember that they use only vegetable-based paints and smooth hardwoods, right? We have a feeling you are going to be very good at this game. 3/21/2012 (Price: $50.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
My Very First Games - First Orchard
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Our classic "Orchard" for the youngest ones. Can the children harvest the fruit into the basket before the raven reaches the Orchard? Cooperative game. 3/21/2012 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
SQUIGGLE Spin and Seek
by RANDOMLINE INC.
SPIN and SEEK On-The-Go hidden-object games are a must have for any road trip. Spin the wheel then find the 3 objects hidden within thousands of squiggly lines. Play with a friend to see who can find the objects first. Launch date: 2012. 3/19/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Rubik's Void Puzzle
by WINNING MOVES GAMES
The Void is puzzling to comprehend because there’s a hole right in the middle of it. Consumers can literally put their finger right through the center of the Void. The object is to solve each side, much like one would a standard Rubik’s Cube, but that’s where the similarities end. The Void has different colors, rounded edges, and requires a different solution. Launch date: February 2012.Awards:
2012 ASTRA Best Toys For Kids Nominee 3/19/2012 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PRESSMAN TOY CORP.
iPieces are accessories that accompany iPad app games- they provide an extra dimension to traditional group games. The pieces activate astonishing animations and special effects on the iPad, which literally bring the game to life. For 2 to 6 players, Ages 4 and up. Launch date: 2012. 3/19/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
MONOPOLY: World of Warcraft Collector's Edition
World of Warcraft Collector's Edition Monopoly features a custom game board with iconic locations from the World of Warcraft virtual world! Also included in this edition are 6 collectible Warcraft-themed tokens voted on by the fans, 'Treasure Chest' and 'WOW Chance' cards replacing classic Community Chest and Chance Cards, and Custom Towns and Cities replacing traditional Houses and Hotels. 3/19/2012 (Price: $37.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BUFFALO GAMES INC.
A lively mix of party game fun and trivia challenge. It’s the game about putting famous and fun events into a timeline – though players don’t need to know any specific dates. Think mayonnaise was invented after the telephone - But was it before or after Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? Was Seinfeld’s series finale before or after Dolly the sheep was cloned? Guess right about where the event falls and the timeline grows, but a bigger timeline means it’s tougher to correctly place the next event. It’s a simple premise that’s deviously challenging. The first player to create a timeline of 10 event cards wins, and with more than 850 events and facts, the combinations are endless. Launch date: June 30, 2012. 3/19/2012 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by EOLO SPORT INC
Master the art of 3 object juggling with the colorful and addictive Funtrix Juggling Balls from Eolo Sport. Follow the instructions on the DVD and kids will soon be able to juggle and to execute great tricks. Launch date: March 2012.
— Kim Emigh, VP of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys
in State College, Penn., told TDmonthly
in a late Summer 2012 survey that juggling balls were one of their bestselling novelty items. 3/19/2012 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by EOLO SPORT INC
Explore the infinite juggling possibilities with the Funtrix Devil Sticks from Eolo Sport. Spin, twist and throw. "Thanks to the specific materials it is made out of, and to the included instructional DVD, it will be easier and funnier to master the Devil Stick," Sophia Georgeo, US Domestic Sale Executive at Eolo Sport, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: March 2012. 3/19/2012 (Price: $22.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
HO Liberty Bell Special Train Set
by BACHMANN TRAINS
The HO scale Liberty Bell Special train set celebrates our cherished Liberty Bell’s historic train travels. This ready-to-run electric train set includes 2-6-0 steam locomotive and tender with operating headlight, 1860-1880 combine “Philadelphia,” 1860-1880 coach “Boston,” flat car with Liberty Bell and flags, body-mounted E-Z Mate® couplers, 47" x 38" oval of snap-fit E-Z Track®, power pack, speed controller, and illustrated instruction manual. We are proud to present the Liberty Bell Special, and through railroading, let you share in the Bell’s rich history. Launch date: 2012. 3/16/2012 (Price: $225.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bamboo Collection Quattro
Watch how quickly this bamboo forest grows. Kids take turns planting it by putting the colored bamboo rings on the shoots to connect four rings of the same color. They want to connect their rings, but they need to block their opponent at the same time. Quattro is a strategy game. 3/13/2012 (Price: $40.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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