Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo joined Better Western Mass in Springfield to show off some great games that the entire family can play together. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below!
Think fast before time runs out and name a word that begins with the letter in play on the board. This rapid vocabulary game encourages quick-thinking skills and builds sportsmanship and social skills. Players call out a word that matches the category card AND the letter in play.
CHARADES WITH A TWIST: In Reverse Charades, instead of the team guessing what a player is acting out, it's reversed - teams act out the word, while a team member guesses. Reverse Charades is the game that literally gets everybody in on the act! With an included 60 second timer, teams need to act out and guess as many words as they can before time runs out! Earn points for each correct word. Swap guessers and keep acting out new words! The team to guess the most words wins!
With Rubik’s Cage, players take turns inserting cubes into the cage as opponents twist it to reset the playing field. The first player with three of the same color cubes in a row wins the game.
Word Slam Family has all the fast-paced fun wordplay of the original hit game, but in a streamlined, compact format. This version includes 100 story word cards and 100 answer cards, with a total of 600 answer terms in four difficulty levels. It includes easier, family-friendly answer words than the original, making it suitable for families and groups with kids. In this version, the die and timer is replaced by an app. Instead of using card holders, the two box halves are used as screens between the teams and the answer cards are played behind the screens.
Players race to find as many SETs as they can! A SET is three cards where each individual feature (color, shape, number and shading) is either all the same OR all different! The first player to see a SET calls out “SET” and grabs the cards—there are no “turns” and no luck here! And not only is it fast-paced fun, it also builds skills and exercises the brain!
Bring the classic arcade game to your game table. Each player takes a turn as Pac-Man. The remaining players work together and play as the ghosts trying to catch Pac-Man. Gobble up as many pellets, power pellets, fruit, and blue ghosts as you can! Move strategically and elude capture. You have three lives. The player with the highest score wins! The Pac-Man mover even makes authentic arcade sounds.