Fun Games for the Whole Family on CBS Columbus

Looking for fun games that the whole family can play this holiday season? Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Columbus to talk about fun games that will get the whole family laughing out loud. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


SOGGY DOGGY (SPIN MASTER)

  • It’s the showering, shaking doggy bathing board game! Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy, but watch out – if he shakes, a player gets a little wet then they go back to the start. Be the first to make it around the board to the doggy basket to win!
  • Easy to clean.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

 

POOPYHEAD (IDENTITY GAMES)

  • Poopyhead, the game where No. 2 always wins! Two to four players try to beat their opponents in this dirty action game by keeping the right order in mind!
  • All must play their cards on a pile, keeping in mind that they play the right order: Toilet – Poo – Paper – Wash your hands. Once a player cannot play a card, he or she immediately pushes the whoopie cushion. Now, whoever has the most cards left, will need to place a poo on his or her head. After 5 games, the player with the most poo on his or her head loses!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Kmart, Toys R Us, Walmart

WATCH YA MOUTH THROWDOWN (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown is a mouthguard party game that pits players against their friends in a head-to-head competition of skill and audacity.
  • A companion to the authentic Watch Ya Mouth game which originally launched on Kickstarter, “Throwdown” goes beyond simply attempting to read and interpret phrases, and encourages players to compete in over 100 unique challenges to perform while hampered by cheek retractors.
  • Roll the challenger dice to determine who the next opponent is, draw a challenge card from the deck, and follow the instructions.
  • The game includes 100 Challenge Cards and 40 Phrase Cards, and is good for groups of two to six players.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Canadian MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Meijer

HOUSE OF BOING (UNIVERSITY GAMES)

  • House of Boing is the game that mixes speed, dexterity, and fast thinking. The first player to empty his or her room of balls wins.
  • House of Boing features 10 games, including House of Boing, Top Boing, Team Boing, Long Boing, and more.
  • With its elegant design, House of Boing may be enjoyed as a work of art or played as a challenging addition to any game room.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us

WORD SLAM (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • This fast-paced, word-based guessing game for 3 or more players is a great party game for older kids, teens, and even adults. It’s charades, but with words!
  • In Word Slam, two teams each have a storyteller. The two storytellers are given the same answer term. Playing at the same time, they must give clues to their teams so the teams can correctly guess the answer. And they must do this quickly, because they are racing the timer and each other. But it’s not that easy. Speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden for the storytellers! They must tell their stories using only 105 cards, each with one word on it: a noun, verb, adjective, or preposition. The storyteller must be creative in using this limited vocabulary to tell the story. And the team members must think quickly and nimbly to interpret the story cards. The team that correctly guesses the answer first gets a point, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins. It’s like charades, but instead of acting, you can only communicate with word cards!
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $29.95
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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