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Pictionary Frame Game Puts a New Spin on a Classic Game

Pictionary Frame Game, from Mattel, takes the classic drawing game and gives it a breath of fresh air. Players have three ways to play: Mirror Mirror, Classic, and Action. My favorite, Mirror Mirror, requires the… read more

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Moustache Smash Is a Smashing Good Time

Smashing mustaches or moustaches doesn’t seem like a very practical thing—that is, until Spin Master decided to put moustaches on wands and slap on some suction cups thus creating a totally awesome ‘stache smashing game, which actually happens… read more

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Happy Birthday! Gives the Gift of Good Times

Happy Birthday!, from North Star Games, has game play reminiscent of Apples to Apples: Every round, one player gets to be the judge and adjudicate over a set of cards handed to him by the… read more

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The Game of Things Keeps Players Guessing

The Game of Things, from Patch Products, is a game that makes players think outside the box and get to know each other better. One player reads a card from the deck. Each card features… read more

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Selfie Morphs a Solo Activity into a Hilarious Party Game

Whether you are 12, 21—or, well, a bit older than that—snapping selfies is now a part of daily life. You know how it goes—hold out your smartphone, get your duck lips on, and click that… read more

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Flip, Stack, and Slap with Gamewright’s Super Slamwich

Super Slamwich is the new fast-flipping card game from Gamewright. The giant, slice-of-bread-shaped cards are dealt evenly to all players facedown. Two to six players take turns flipping their top cards and tossing it onto… read more

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Loaded Questions Party is a Party in a Box

After speaking with Eric Poses of All Things Equal to learn about the epic family vacation he had planned this summer to demo his new game Loaded Questions Party, I knew I had to play… read more

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Disruptus Inspires Creative Thinking

Disruptus, from Funnybone Toys, inspires one or more players ages 10 and up to think outside the box and create, innovate, improve, and transform ordinary objects into new things. The player rolls the die, and… read more

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USAOpoly Introduces a Fast-Flippin’ Family Card Game

There are only so many rounds of Go Fish, War, or even 52 Pickup (yeah, that joke got old really fast) that families can play without the game becoming boring or predictable. And, it’s only… read more

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Reverse Charades Puts an Exciting Twist on a Classic Game

While a game of charades is a well-known way to have some good old-fashioned fun, it tends to induce a bit of stage fright in some people. You certainly need a bit of courage to… read more

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