Great Family Games on ABC Washington

Get your game face on! Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski joined ABC in Washington, D.C. to show off some great games the whole family can enjoy this holiday season. 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.


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.
  • This game goes beyond simply attempting to read and interpret phrases, and encourages players to compete in more than 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
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Meijer

WHO’S THE DUDE? (IDENTITY GAMES USA)

  • Players can play charades with “The Dude,” a life-sized inflatable man-doll, while the other players try to guess within the time limit what you and the Dude are doing.
  • Using the charade cards, player act out scenes from a movie, a sport, or a profession.
  • The game includes 440 charade cards, 50 score sheets and different ways to play.
  • Age: 16+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target

BREAK FREE (YULU)

  • Break Free is a new, challenging action skill game full of urgency, suspense and tons of fun. The objective: players must race to pick the lock on their handcuff as quickly as possible and before everyone else.
  • Players are handcuffed together and insert a maze into each handcuff.
  • Includes three maze colors; each represents a different level of difficulty, making each round unpredictable.
  • Using a picklock, players have to pick the lock as quickly as possible.
  • Each game comes with tokens that correspond with the different colored mazes and has points on the back.
  • Each player will receive a token after each round in the order they released themselves from the handcuffs.
  • The player with the most points at the end of three rounds wins the game.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target

FARTY FRANNY (KD GAMES)

  • Farty Franny is an interactive game that’s silly and suspenseful.
  • The game comes with an adorable Franny the cow figurine that sits in the center of the spinner.
  • Each player takes turns spinning the spinner and following the command on which they land.
  • If they land on the tail icon, the player must lift Franny’s tail – she might just moo, but she might fart, too!
  • If she farts, the player takes a fly. The player with the least number of flies at the end wins.
  • Designed for two to four players, the game takes about 15 minutes to play.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

5 SECOND RULE (PLAYMONSTER)

  • You’ve got five seconds to name three things in a category…can you do it? It should be a piece of cake to name things like 3 Breeds of Dogs or 3 Ice Cream Flavors, but with the other players staring, waiting for you to get flustered? Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to Just Spit It Out!
  • For 3 or More Players
  • Age: 10+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

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.
  • Age: 12+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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