Never Boring Board Games on Fox Cincinnati

Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by Fox 19 in Cincinnati to show off some great board games that the whole family can play. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


YETI SET GO! (PLAYMONSTER)

  • Yeti, Set, Go! is a follow-up to PlayMonster’s award-winning Yeti in My Spaghetti! It takes the yeti theme to a whole new level, as this game features four different Yetis with four unique personalities!
  • There’s big, all-play action in Yeti, Set, Go! as Yetis are kicking meatballs onto a snowy mountain!
  • Players make their Yeti kick the balls by boppin’ them on the head over and over and over! Skill comes in to play, too, because players can aim their Yetis by swiveling them back and forth. So, meatballs are flying all over, as players try to get them to land on all of the ledges in their side of the mountain!
  • It’s a fun, fast-paced, action-packed game.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble

FISH FEUD (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • It’s feeding time! Launch squishy fish through the mouth of the Big Fish- to the player on the other side in this two player game.
  • Both players race to simultaneously clear their side of all fish to win.
  • Any fish that arrive on one side must be sent back before that player can win, so they have to keep launching as fast as they can.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: All major retailers (Amazon, Target, Walmart)

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.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon

TUMBALL (UNIVERSITY GAMES)

  • This nerve-wracking bead-stacking game teaches kids about balance and weight while refining their fine motor skills.
  • Appealing to both children and parents, this strategy game is fun for the whole family!
  • 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!
  • The package includes 14 colored balls, 24 white beads, 7 hangers, 4 wands, 2 assembly rings, 1 base, 1 arm, 1 hook, 1 ring and Instructions.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Meijer, Fred Meyer, Learning Express

SCULPTAPALOOZA (EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)

  • Ready? Set? Sculpt! Arts & crafts meet game night in this fast-paced, hands-on party game!
  • Two teams take turns drawing cards and using squishy, squashy Playfoam to sculpt what they see.
  • But hold on tight! You might have to sculpt with your eyes closed, use your sculpture as a charades prop, or tag team with another player. Guess what your team sculpted before time runs out to score a point. The first team to earn 20 points wins the game!
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon


WORD SLAM FAMILY (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • 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.
  • This game can be played both as an expansion to the base Word Slam game and as a stand-alone game.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $14.95
  • Available: Specialty stores

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