Wacky Board Games for Goofy Kids

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  • Fibber Board Game
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    Kids can stretch the truth without getting caught, but beware their nose may grow! Each time they get caught fibbing, an extra extension is added to their nose. Kids can play their cards honestly, or play them with a fib! When there are no more noses left, the player wearing the shortest nose wins!
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  • Dont Rock the Boat Balancing Game
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    Dont Rock the Boat Balancing Game. Ahoy, mateys Arrrrr ye ready to set sail on a rockin adventure with a motley crew of pirate penguins manning the ship? Take turns balancing the pirate penguins on the ship, but be ever so carefulif you rock the boat and send the penguins overboard, ye might have to walk the plank A fun balancing game for all buccaneers Set sail on a rockin' adventure...
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  • Tall-Stacker Pegs and Pegboard Deluxe Set
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    This beginning construction set encourages a little builder to stick and stack pegs, first stuck into any of the rubber pegboard's 100 holes, and then stacked pegs on pegs. They'll build towers and castles and whole cities, and also learn color sorting, color matching, adding, subtracting, and fine motor skills. Pegs on pegs on pegs on pegs!

    Guru Tip: Include a book of famous castles to draw inspiration from.

    • Includes 50 pegs and rubber pegboard
    • Ages 2 and up
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  • Flying Kung Fu Frogs
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    Listen well, my froggie friends. High above the Old Pond rests the Training Center. Froggies must race to launch onto rotating platforms to complete their Kung Fu training. Frog jumps in. Flying frogs, goodness. I do think the little froggies will love this one. Splash.

    Guru Tip: True frog lovers would be thrilled to receive a matching frog costume.

    • Rotating platforms require three AA batteries and some assembly
    • For two to four players
    • Ages 5 and up
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  • Shark Attack! Board Game
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    You're a fish, a fish that is being chased by a ferocious shark, so you roll the dice and race around the board hoping to get away. If you don't swim quickly enough, the motorized shark with gobble you up! The last fish to become shark food is the winner! For 2 to 4 Players Ages 4 & Up
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  • Malarky® Board Game
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    Bluffing is an integral part of this question and answer game, so to win you’ve got to be full of malarky! For three to six players or teams and ages 10 to adult.

    • 3 to 6 players or teams
    • Ages 10 to adult
    • 942 questions, 6 bluff cards, 42 voting chips, 6 concealing folders, 1 scorepad, 1 Die, rules
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  • Swivel Board Game
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    The premise is simple enough: everyone gets a secret color, and the first to line up four pieces of their color wins. They'll deceive other players to keep from tipping their hand, but the tiered, rotating game board adds a level of unpredictability that truly makes this anybody's game. May the twists be ever in their favor!

    Guru Tip: If they love games of deception and unpredictable odds, why not include a copy of the Hunger Games?

    • For two to four players
    • Ages 8 and up
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  • Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad
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    Ready for a climbing, sliding, super adventure? Race to the top with your favorite Super Heroes! Choose to be one of 8 popular characters to move along the gameboard. Ladders will zoom you forward, but watch out for chutes that will slide you back! Be the first to the finish line and you?re the super hero winner!
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  • HedBanz Game
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    Play Hedbanz, the quick question game of 'What am I?'. Ask yes or no questions to figure out if the cartoon on your head is an animal, food or man-made object. Be the first player to guess what you are and win! Hedbanz - the game where everybody knows by you!
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  • Don't Rock the Boat
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    By some accounts, it was their greedy captain who stranded the pirate penguins in these dangerous waters. Now it's up to them to save the day by balancing the penguins on their precarious ship. But if anyone sends them overboard, they're a landlubber! And they possibly drowned a penguin. Good luck sleeping with that.

    Guru Tip: Make it a gift of pirate booty with matching pirate hats to really get into character.

    • Comes with 16 penguins, ship and 2-part wave
    • For two to four players
    • Ages 5 and up
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  • Chicks Go Boom! Game
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    Roll the die to see which chicks you can toss into the coop…but move quickly before the coop pops up and they all go boom! It’s an exciting race to see who can round up their chickens first in this wild and rowdy game! For 2 to 4 Players Ages 4 & Up
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  • A to Z Puzzles
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    In the age of spell check, it seems like nobody knows how to really spell anymore. Give the little one a critical advantage with this charming set of word-matching puzzles from A to Z, including colorful illustrations that make learning fun. They'll learn fundamental language skills—including letter recognition, beginning sounds and spelling—and be the top of their class in no time.

    Guru Tip: Pair these puzzles with a delightful children's book for a gift of literacy.

    • Ages 3 and up
    • Includes 26 two-sided puzzles
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  • Clifford You’re Invited!™ Game
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    In this fun game, each player gets to be Clifford, racing around the board inviting their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Mac and Mimi to the beach party. Drop the die down the dog house dice slide and see how far you’ll go! The first one to pass out all of their invitations and make it back to the party wins! For 2 to 4 Players Ages 3 & Up
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  • Big Little Games™ Super Shooter Basketball™
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    Their finger will be the star in this free-throw flippin' game of skill and precision, using the included shooter to launch mini-basketballs into the hoop. They'll have a lot of fun on their own, but this game really shines when challenging friends to the three different styles of play, and easy storage means this game is great on road trips! Practice makes perfect—they'll be NBA in no time.

    Guru Tip: If they like basketball, why not include a jersey of their favorite player?

    • For one or more players
    • Ages 5 and up
    • Some assembly required
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  • Big Little Games™ Flingin' Frogs™
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    WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT:

    Gather round, my froggies. The way of the frog is perilous and long. They'll launch their frogs onto the lily pads to complete their training. But they must beware! Victory is fleeting if the frogs get pushed into the pond. It's a rather old pond… oh to heck with it—splash.

    Guru Tip: Little froggies would love a matching frog costume for playing a game of leap frog.

    • Easy storage and transportation with fold-up pond and lily-pads
    • For one to four players
    • Ages 4 and up
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  • The King of Tokyo!
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    King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. When it is your turn to play you throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1 2 or 3 Points of Destruction Energy...
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  • Mousetrap
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    Contraption-building table game that pits players against each other as mice trying to navigate through a complex mousetrap. Race to the finish and nab your opponent's mouse before your own gets caught. Develops fine motor skills. Instructions in English and Spanish. The last "mouse" left uncaptured wins.
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