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When Pam Dionne started a game company in 2004, her mission was to put play back into learning. Little did she realize when she hired CEO Craig Olson in December 2005 that her raison d'etre would grow and evolve into a company that creates multiple family-oriented games of discovery and face-to-face fun while still giving players plenty of chances to learn new skills. Discovery Bay Games evolved out of the collaboration between Dionne and Olson.

The Company is the inventor, copyright and trademark holder, and producer of a unique group of games designed for fast, fun, family play. We still produce the original product, Baffle Gab™, a word game that to date has won eighteen national industry awards as well as Kid Power's Break Out of the Year Award for our marketing campaign.

Discovery Bay Games' primary objective is to become the most successful family-oriented and educational game creator on the planet.

Discovering the future of quality play

Baffle Gab
The Origin of Expressions™
Everyone's got a story to tell and you can earn Bone Bucks telling yours! Meet Gabby, the world's wordiest dog. Gabby gives you five words, and you get to write a sentence or story using them along with some of your own. Use the words correctly, and you'll earn Bone Bucks! Get the most Bone Bucks and you win. It's a doggone good time. (For more Baffle Gab fun in Spanish, see ¡Cuentamelo!, in Canadian French, see Bafouiller)

Game contents:
300 word cards – including nouns, verbs, adjectives – 4 pencils, 4 writing pads, 1 timer and lots of Bone Bucks.

2+ players

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Can you guess the Origin of "Hit the sack"? Did Bavarians actually hit a sack before going to bed? Or were beds made from sacks filled with hay? Guess the origin of common expressions – or bluff your friends! Hear what your friends think – or are they trying to fool you? Origin is the hilarious game that explains why we say what we say. Laugh your way to discovering the startling beginnings of modern expressions!

Game contents:
300 expression cards, 1 card box, 4 pencils, 1 score pad, 4 writing pads, and 1 90-second timer.

For 3+ players

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Barista, the Game™
Grande nonfat mocha with a single shot? Or tall soy cappuccino with a double-shot? Match the beverage shown on a roll of dice to make the perfect cup and win!

But wait…other players can force you to spill your drink order, or they can change the drink order and mess up your hand! Or maybe a player is closer to finishing the drink order than you are and calls a Barista challenge.

Barista is the best game of strategy and match-up fun you’ll ever play with an espresso cup.

Game contents:
56 cards, 4 dice, 20 coins, 1 coin bag and 1 espresso cup.

2-4 players • 4 is better!

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Does your banana wear a bandana? This fast-paced rhyming game gives players 2 minutes to ACT, DRAW, or SPEAK clues in order to get correct guesses from team members and rack up points. Go through as many cards as you can in each round of play and get ready to laugh at the goofy antics your friends and family will go through trying to get these rhyming pairs across to their teammates.

Game contents:
132 rhyming word pair cards with three sets of rhymes on each card, 1 die – with symbols for speak, act, draw, , 4 pencils, 4 drawing pads, 1 score pad, 1 two-minute timer

4+ players needed

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Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ph: 888-385-2498
Fax: 360-385-2833

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