We love playing board games as a family and we have quite a selection we want to share with you.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Monopoly:
We played Star Wars The Force Awakens, it was a little hard to understand the directions. Some of the cards it’s hard to know exactly what you are supposed to do and if you can just cancel each other out by using them on each other at the same time. But that did give us the opportunity to make family rules. We also loved how it’s a team game, yes in the end there is an actual winner but you have to help each other get there. It’s a great game.
Ring It!, an exciting new game that combines the play patterns of matching games with the creative social interaction of party games! Players continuously flip their cards until a combination is found. The combination can be a match between 2 numbers, 2 colors, 2 symbols and more… When the right combination is spotted, players clap their hands and ring the bell! The first one to do so wins all the face-up cards on the table, and the game continues.
What makes Ring It! so special is that players are encouraged to introduce a silly action before ringing the bell. Players’ own creative spark will heighten the excitement of the game. Uproarious laughter is unavoidable, as they rush to remember the current round’s rule. It’s common to see one player mooing like a cow, while one pats their head, as another flaps their arms like a chicken! Get ready for chaotic clapping followed by lots of laughter!
Real Lasers + Kids = Coolest Game Ever, $30
- Laser Maze™ Jr. – Your mission: Expertly transport the laser beam to the rockets so that it can safely return to earth! Younger players can now experience the fun of the award-winning game Laser Maze with an age-appropriate design and challenge for grade school children with real lasers. (Age 6+)
Rush Hour for 2 Players + Moveable Board = Perfect 4 Tweens, $25
- Rush Hour® Shift – The best-selling sliding block logic game is now available for two players! Every move counts in this race as you strategically plot to move your car and cross grid-lock traffic before your opponent. The potential moves are endless and the shifting Traffic Grid and Instruction Cards add a whole new dimension to play. (Ages 8+)
Music in a Box + Anyone, Any Age = Great Stocking Stuffer, $15
- Compose Yourself – Created by maestro cellist and composer Philip Sheppard. Compose Yourself is a set of musical “building bricks” that encourages anyone with any musical ability to “play with” music just as they would with a construction kit. The digital music game features a deck of transparent cards and access to an exclusive website to compose, share with friends and family, or download/print your own custom sheet music – featuring more than a billion melody combinations. Available exclusively at Amazon. (Ages 6+)
Parents Love to Buy It + Kids Love to Play It = Surprise Holiday Gem, $20
Code Master – Just launched in August, Code Master is a new puzzle board game that takes kids on the ultimate coding adventure. The big brother to Robot Turtles, Code Master is easy enough for any kid to play, but challenging to master. Albeit a single-player game, friends can collaborate to solve the puzzles while learning coding logic and computer programming. Available exclusively at Target. (Ages 8+)
We put together a video of our ThinkFun picks.
Hasbro’s Pie Face
(HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Players: 2+/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2015)
The PIE FACE game is a simple to play game that brings friends and family together for laugh out loud moments! Players load the arm with whipped cream (not included) or the included sponge and take turns sliding their
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(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Players: 2/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Now)
Challenge a friend to disc-dropping fun with the classic game of CONNECT 4! Drop your red or yellow discs in the grid and be the first to get 4 in a row to win. If your opponent is getting too close to 4 in a row, block them with your own disc! Whoever wins can pull out the slider bar to release all the discs and start the fun all over again! Available at most major toy retailers and HasbroToyShop.com.
Add a twist of fun into any party or family night with the game that ties you up in knots! This TWISTER game is the classic game with 2 more moves. Give the spinner a whirl and see what’s next as you try to keep your hands and feet on the mat! Right foot red! Can you do it? Left foot green… you got it! If your knee or elbow touches the mat, or you fall over, you’re out. Be the last player standing to win! TWISTER game challenges you to put your hands and feet at different places on the mat without falling over! Be the last player standing to win. Two new moves! With Spinner’s Choice, the spinner makes up a move for the other player to do. Fun Spinner’s Choice ideas on the back of the spinner! If the spinner lands on Air, the player must put a hand or foot in the air! Includes 1 TWISTER mat, 1 spinner and instructions. Available at most major toy retailers and HasbroToyShop.com.
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/ Players: 2-4/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Now)
The world’s favorite crossword game has never been more attractive with its brand new look in 2014. It’s your word against mine in this the classic game of strategy, fun and creative wordplay. Use the letters in your rack to form words on the board. You don’t need to be a word whiz to enjoy a good game of SCRABBLE. The right letters on the right squares can turn even the smallest words into big scores – Every Letter Counts! Available at most major toy retailers and HasbroToyShop.com. SCRABBLE is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada only.
THE GAME OF LIFE Game
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Players 2-4/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Now)
Do you have what it takes to win THE GAME OF LIFE game? You do it by choosing the life you want! Go to college, marry, have a family, or see what happens when unexpected twists change up the game and lead to exciting, new paths. Now players can choose from new Career Cards, including video game designer, singer, secret agent, inventor, and chef, inspired by a recent survey of kids’ most wanted dream jobs. Once everyone reaches the end of the game at retirement, everyone pays their debts and adds up their wealth. The player with the most money wins the game! Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
I also love playing card games but I suppose that’s for another post.