Nobody knows games like our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht! Games are a great way to get friends and family together for friendly competition. They also teach kids great life skills like taking turns, sharing, and patience. Watch the video above or take a look at our list below of some of our favorites that we played at FOX 32 Chicago!

PieFaceGamePie Face (Hasbro)

  • The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted!
  • Put some whipped cream from home or a wet sponge on the “hand” of this game and start turning the handles.
  • It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face!
  • You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the ones who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious and unpredictable game!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99

FotoramaUSA, Lay It or Break ItLay It or Break It (Fotorama USA)

  • A crazy race to save eggs from the frying pan and return them back to the safety of their nest.
  • Two players wearing their chicken beaks and playing at the same time must use the chicken-shaped magnets to lift the eggs from the frying pan and carefully take them back to their nest.
  • No hands allowed! The player with the most unbroken eggs will be the winner!
  • This game will create laughter and fun for kids and adults of all ages!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Bild 045Dohdles! (Thames and Kosmos)

  • Dohdles are riddles made of dough! This guessing game for families and parties of three to six players
  • Create a Dohdle by sculpting the approximate shape of an object or living thing, or a part of an object or living thing, with the modeling clay.
  • You don’t have to be a skilled sculptor or artist – you should form your Dohdle in a way that your opponents cannot immediately recognize what it is supposed to represent.
  • You receive points during the game if you guess the exact word that your opponent’s Dohdle represents. You also receive points if the solution to your Dohdle is neither too easy not too difficult for your opponents to identify.
  • During your turn, you can alternately ask two yes or no questions or ask for a letter of the word to be revealed to help identify another player’s Dohdle. At any time, if you think you can identify a Dohdle, throw your guessing cube into the sorting funnel and the player whose cube comes out first can guess first. The player who makes it around the board first wins the game!
  • The special clay will not dry out or harden and can be used over and over again.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $39.95

RnRGames.SpitItOutSpit It Out! (R&R Games)

  • In this hilarious party game, give the wrong answers to easy questions is not as simple as it sounds.
  • Sometimes you have to give the right answers too, and a roll of the dice determines which questions you have to answer correctly.
  • Think you can retrain your brain to spit it out in 30 seconds?
  • Great fun for the whole family!
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $19.95

WinningMovesGames.FishFishSquishFish, Fish Squish! (Winning Moves Games)

  • The object of this game is to be the last player with an “unsquished” fish!
  • Players start the game by molding their own little school of five, fun, dough fish.
  • Cards are flipped, in turn, until a player completes a three-in-a-row. That player is awarded a free squish of any opponent’s fish!
  • But, stay on your fins! Everyone else is trying to squish your fish too!
  • Comes with a deck of 54 colorful fish playing cards, 4 resalable bags of safe modeling fun dough, 4 plastic fish molds, 4 player mats, and illustrated instructions.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $17.97

Wiggles3DBellzBellz! (Wiggles 3D)

  • The neoprene pouch is both the travel kit and the game arena.
  • Inside there are 40 custom bells in four different colors and three different sizes.
  • Players use the magnet wand to pick up bells of only one color. They can make a string off the end of the magnet wand, or create a cluster—just don’t pick up bells of any other color or the turn is over.
  • The game involves a blend of strategy and dexterity while playing.
  • The first player to collect all 10 bells of one color wins!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Splatoon_BoxArtSplatoon (Nintendo)

  • Splatter enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in Nintendo’s new third-person action shooter game for the Wii U console.
  • Challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible and claim your turf, all while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colors and blasting your enemies.
  • Team up and take on other teams in action-filled battles to cover the level with as much ink as possible. Covering more territory with ink unlocks powered-up super weapons that can be used to attack rivals or cover more turf.
  • Refill ink tanks, hide from opponents, or move faster by turning into a squid and diving into the ink with the tap of a button.
  • Select between multiple control options on the Wii U GamePad controller, including using gyroscopic controls to look around, allowing for better aiming and control.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $59.99