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Squashed Puts Competition Back into Game Night

Squashed, from PlaSmart Inc., brings competition right to your coffee table, playroom floor, or just about any place with a flat surface. Designed for two to four players ages 6 and up, game play takes… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Brings Family Game Night to PIX11

Thanksgiving may best be known for stuffing our bellies with turkey and yummy yummy pumpkin pie. But, one of our Toy Insider Mom’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions isn’t based around food—but around fun! So this year,… read more

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Moustache Smash Is a Smashing Good Time

Smashing mustaches or moustaches doesn’t seem like a very practical thing—that is, until Spin Master decided to put moustaches on wands and slap on some suction cups thus creating a totally awesome ‘stache smashing game, which actually happens… read more

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Wonder Forge Adds Magic to Family Game Night

Throughout the better part of my younger years, I was quite the Disney Trivia champion. I loved challenging my family and friends to a battle of Disney wits, showing off my knowledge of heroes and… read more

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Say the What?

Say the Word, a repeat-after-me memory game by Peaceable Kingdom will have friends and family members saying tons of silly sentences. This cooperative game—meaning players must work together instead of against each other in order… read more

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CrossWays Is an Original Strategy Game

It sounds easy enough to place markers on a board get from one side of the board to the other, right? Wrong. CrossWays from USAopoly is a fresh and exciting board game that combines playing… read more

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Bounce Off and Boast!

When it came to family game night growing up, I would brag about my gaming “talents,” and let it be known that I would be the ultimate winner by the end of the night (mostly because… read more

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Take a Day and Just Play

I came across this quote recently and it really hit home. We often consider play as it relates to our children, but play is, and should be, an important part of the lives of adults.… read more

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Rockin’ Dice Rocks the House on Game Night

Rockin’ Dice, from University Games, brings color, counting, and fun to game night. Designed for two to four players ages 8 and up, the game helps kids with counting skills and quick thinking. Each player… read more

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What’s Black, White, and REALLY Hard to Master? Penguins on Ice!

Santa and his elves get all of the attention this time of year, but what about those cute little black-and-white flightless birds that bring so much adorableness into Christmas? That’s right, penguins! These Christmas cuties… read more

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