Have a Great Game Night on Cityline

Looking for some great games for your next family game night? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Cityline to show off some great games that that everyone can enjoy. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


TIC TAC TONGUE (YULU)

  • Are you ready for a battle between lizards? Introducing Tic Tac Tongue from YULU! Be quick to lick!
  • Put on the lizard mask and get ready for a game of skill and speed. One player flips over a number card. The other two players face off to knock down the correct insect card. The lizard that knocks down the most insects the fastest wins!
  • Each Tic Tac Tongue game comes with four lizard masks with washable mouthpieces and tongues, 10 target cards, 10 game cards, and game rules.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $19.95
  • Available: Indigo, Incredible Novelties

CRACKERS IN MY BED (WINNING MOVES)

  • Find ‘em, Match em’, Feed Him Quick! In this two to four player game, kids spin the spinner and search through the bear’s bed to find the top-half cracker pieces that match the bottom-half cracker pieces they have.
  • When a correct match is made, kids “feed the bear.”
  • First player to feed all their crackers to the bear wins!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $35.75
  • Available: Amazon

FRYIN FLYIN DONUTS (MAYA TOYS)

  • Fryin Flyin Donuts is the new preschool game that is fun for the whole family! Every kid has an affinity for donuts and will love playing the swirling, twirling, frantically fun donut game!
  • Simply throw your donuts into the fryer and be the first player to fly all your donuts into the baker’s box to win the game!
  • Two player game
  • Age: 4+

TUMBALL (UNIVERSITY GAMES)

  • The Nerve-Wracking Bead-Stacking Game.
  • To win Tumball, carefully place all your white beads on top of the suspended colorful balls using the wand. With every bead you add, the colorful balls become more unstable. If you push your luck too far or make one false move… TUMBALL!
  • You must add the fallen beads to your collection. Get rid of all your beads to win!
  • For 2 to 4 players.
  • Kids learn about balance and weight, and use fine motor skills.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: CAD $29.99
  • Available: Amazon. Learning Express, Walmart, Fred Meyer

SCRABBLE (HASBRO)

  • The classic word game is full-on fun for friends and family. You can feel the excitement begin as soon as you rack up your letters, choose a great word, and hope to land a triple letter score.
  • Play the popular Scrabble game the classic way as you take on opponents head-to-head, or mix things up by choosing teams.
  • For 2-4 players.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $49.99
  • Available: Most major retailers, HasbroToyShop.com

VOICE ORIGINALS: WHEN IN ROME (SENSIBLE OBJECT)

  • Voice Originals is the first family board game to connect to Alexa for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
  • To play, simply set up the board, fire up the associated Alexa Skill, and you’re ready to go! Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score and immerses you in the world of the game.
  • When in Rome, the first title in the Voice Originals series, is a travel trivia game like none other. Turn on the smart speaker, choose a home city and then travel the world on Alexa Air!
  • As you and your friends and family visit new places, you’ll meet 20 real locals recorded from cities around the world who will ask questions about local customs, culture, street food, and more. Getting the answers right and nabbing elusive souvenirs earns you Explorer Points along the way.
  • Requires Amazon Alexa device, sold separately.
  • Age: 13+
  • MSRP: CAD $39.99
  • Available: Amazon

MONOPOLY GAMER: MARIO KART (HASBRO)

  • Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart collect coins, buy property, and compete in races to rack up points and win!
  • Each character has unique abilities that will help them to compete in races, like in the Mario Kart video game. Trigger a race when you pass GO. First place gets a big prize.
  • The Power-Up die lets you drop bananas, toss shells, pick up coins, and boost your character’s ability, like in the Mario Kart video game. Land on a boost pad space to move around the board quicker.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $39.99
  • Available: Amazon

DROP IT! (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • This colorful, inventive family game is easy to learn but deceptively mind-boggling! One at a time, each player drops a shape into the vertical game board’s drop zone.
  • Players earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles.
  • But be careful: Don’t break a landing rule! The shape you dropped is not allowed to touch matching shapes or colors after it lands. If you break a landing rule, you will go away empty-handed.
  • The winner is the player or team with the most points at the end.
  • Family game for 2-4 players.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $55.55
  • Available: Amazon, specialty toy stores

MOUSE TRAP GAME (HASBRO)

  • The Mouse Trap game, a longtime family favorite, is always good for zany action and lots of laughs. Scurry around the board collecting cheese and stealing cheese from other players…but watch out for the trap!
  • While kids are engaged in playing the Mouse Trap game, they can also practice valuable skills in construction, cause and effect, and decision-making. As they interact with the trap, a working, multi-part machine, kids can practice construction skills. They can also work on understanding cause and effect as they understand that each action causes a reaction. And players can practice decision making as they analyze the situation and determine the next best step.
  • Two to four players.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $29.99
  • Available: Most major toy retailers, HasbroToyShop.com

SHOCK BOX (ZING)

  • Introducing Shock Box, an all-new electronic reaction game from Zing that challenges focus, reaction, and speed. The objective: once the light turns from red to green, be the quickest to hit your controller button – or else you’ll be shocked!
  • To start, each player takes hold of a controller. Push the start button on the base to activate suspenseful Shock Box music and a red blinking light. When the red light turns green, press the button your controller as quickly as possible.
  • If you’re not the first to hit the button, you’ll know it! Players will feel a thrilling shock, zapping them right out of the game! If you’re quick enough to hit the button before the other players, you’re safe – for this round at least.
  • If you’re looking to feel a bit more “electrified,” turn each round up a notch. Shock Box has variable shock control with two different levels of intensity and four game modes, making each round a more shocking surprise.
  • Record your favorite moments of shock and share it on social media using #ShockBoxChallenge.
  • Shock Box comes with four controllers, one base, and requires three AAA batteries (not included).
  • Age: 14+
  • Available: Walmart Canada

HANDIMONIUM THE TINY HANDS GAME (MATTEL)

  • How much thought do you give to how useful your hands are? This hilarious game lets you challenge your friends to simple tasks that become outrageously difficult when players must perform them wearing tiny hands.
  • Start by flipping the first instruction card (good luck with that.) Can you fill a cup with household objects? Can you act out charades clues? You’ll find out how tricky seemingly simple actions can be when you’re working with hands that aren’t your own—tiny hands. And when you succeed: High Five.
  • Game comes with two sets of tiny hands (plus some bonus paws and tentacles) and challenge cards.
  • Age: 13+
  • MSRP: CAD $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

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