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Fun family board games from Endless Games

More and more, we need to disconnect, unplug and get offline! I always see families each on their own smartphones and ipads and not even communicating with each other. Nowadays, we are so attached to our phones that we hardly take our eyes off it and we suffer from high anxiety having to constantly check our phones with FOMO. A really good cure for this is actually boardgames. Get back to tradition and have conversations, make eye contact and be competitive. I know you might be tempted to Snapchat your game playing but try to just get off your phone for at least 2 hours!

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There are so many games available from Endlessgames.com to check out. They are fun and affordable.

I dare you to have fun! PS I am amazing at games so if we are ever together make sure I am on your team! Because of the way I think the best game for me to play is Scattergories. I am frightfully good at it.

Endless Games is always on the cutting edge of games that are fun for the whole family! For ages 3 to 103, Endless Games offers card, dice, party, word, strategy, trivia, survey and pop culture games for everyone! Games like Camera Roll let your pictures tell the story of your life. Let’s face it, you have photos on your phone… do you have a snapshot from a birthday party? How about a picture from your vacation? You have 30 seconds.

Can you find something hot or a big mistake in your photo library? Every player is involved in every round. Just find the photo with whatever the card says. Does your picture best fit the card description? Will you have the winning camera roll? And, Oddly Obvious, the wild party game where all the answers are right in front of you. One player reads clues while the other players race to spot the correct answers on a game card. The trick, the answers are each in different fonts and colors, written up, down, and even upside down. Shout out the most correct answers to win.

It’s not as easy as you think! And, CRAZY LEGS, is a fun game that gets players up and moving. Each space on the game board represents a new physical challenge for children and families to jump, twist, shake and exercise their way to victory! Other great travel games and board games at www.endlessgames.com.

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Play Games with FunnyBoneToys

Funnybone Toys – card Games, toys, and gifts for lovers of Good Design. Funnybone Toys was created as a specialty in the toy and game market: a true combination of form, function, and beautiful minimalist design. The launch of Funnybone Toys, based in Denver, CO, set out to create a US-based company that could mesh these elements together. Funnybone Toys is a company that makes games to stimulate fun and creativity,” says President Julien Sharp. “We designed the games so that no matter the age, people can enjoy.”

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 2.36.39 PMRecently, I have put in effort to get off the computer, iPad and phone and get outside. Doing fun things with friends is easy but getting off your device is hard!  We are all addicted to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and constantly checking email, Instagram and Twitter. To break this habit and pick up a new healthy one – I introduce to you Funny Bone Toys!  There are a variety of good old fashion games with a new modern design perfect for at the park, someones house or by the pool even.  Playing games require REAL interaction, conversation, eye contact, jokes, competition, team work and a sense of play. All factors of a good relationship.  Your friend will appreciate spending REAL time with you. Get OFFLINE and play a game!  These are my recommendations below.

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Disruptus – which asks players to look at objects and ideas and use different approaches — as determined by the roll of a die — to innovate. Disruptus draws inspiration from the very important practice of ‘disruptive thinking’. Disruptive thinking is one of the most powerful ways to innovate. It has been used to create ideas and objects like digital music, camera phones, and car sharing programs. Not only being used in corporations to help employees and teams be more innovative, it’s also beloved by families and has won the Party Game of the Year 2013 by Creative Child Magazine and a Laugh Out Loud Award by Tillywig Toy Reviews.

For more games -> visit http://funnybonetoys.com.

Also for you crafty types – instead of emailing, send your friend a surprise snail mail and decorate it with Rolli!

 

 

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Play FURT @wiggitybang!

Wiggity Bang Games is introducing their latest addition to their collection of award winning games, called FURT. As wacky as its name suggests, FURT is the hilariously quirky party game perfect for any light-hearted get together with family and friends.

FURT is a befuzzling eruption of laughter in a box. It is a party game that defies logic and a reasonable explanation. You have to play to understand and when you do, you’ll laugh until your sides ache.

 

In this game players race to be the first INTO the mouth of a fiery volcano by completing actions from the six wacky-packed FURT categories. You might be making up outrageous lies about yourself. Freshening up with a quick shower in your host’s bathroom. Or acting out the words ‘butter patty.’

Perfect for: game nights, girls’ nights, family get-togethers, road trips to Vegas, frozen winter evenings in the winter, lazy days by the poolside, high school detention, prison riots, peace treaty talks, jury duty and any other gathering that could use a good laugh.

What We Thought: This game is amazing! It didn’t take long to turn a dull Tuesday night in into a fun-filled evening with family. This game really pushes the envelope on party games and introduces a genre of laughter that’s silly and incomparable. It kept us laughing all night long, and talking about it the next day! I can’t wait to introduce it all my friends and bring it out during our next get together. Games like this really bring people together, free of devices — just good old-fashioned quality time. Perfect for the holidays spent with family and friends, this game would be a great Christmas gift addition to New Years’ tradition! Lets make memories 🙂

FURT is now available online and through select retailers.

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Gravitas

Boardgames and wine are perfect for rainy days like today.


“How would you know if you are going mad?”

 Gravitas is the game that gets people thinking and talking again. The award winning game is simple; there is no board, no tokens, and no dice. It is a game of questions and discoveries with no right or wrong answers.

“There are life questions and deeper philosophical questions,” says the creator Alan Gratias. “The game gives us permission to reveal ourselves by answering questions we have never been asked before.” For example, one card picked at random asks the following: How much is enough? What do you wish your mother understood about you? Who is riding in your sidecar? These questions and 426 others make up the inquisitive game of Gravitas. “It is better than a session with a shrink,” one enthusiast observed. But fair warning, as Jeanne Beker points out, “Gravitas is a strip tease of the mind and can be addictive.”

The rules are straightforward. The player with the birthday closest to the date of play asks the first question. The opening questioner selects any card and picks one of three questions. Each player answers that question. Then the questioner decides which player has the best answer and awards that person the card. The first person to win three cards in a short game, or five in a long game, is the winner or the ‘Gravitarg’ of the occasion.

Gravitas is the perfect dinner party addition and is gaining tremendous popularity with the new trend in ‘staycations’. More and more people are choosing to forgo their dinners out and vacations in favour of spending time with family and friends at home. It seems that staying in is the new going out- there is nothing better than Gravitas for a night off from technology to connect with real people in real time.

Gravitas is available in select boutiques in Toronto and Ontario and online for $39.95.

The Story of Gravitas:

‘Gravitas’ comes from the Latin word for substance or depth of personality. The original idea for the game came from Alan Gratias’ Millennium dinner party where he asked guests to bring items for a time capsule. The items for the capsule inspired great discussions with unexpected revelations and profound insights over the course of the evening. Gratias saw how the party had evolved into something more and the idea of the game of questions was born. Over the years, Gratias developed a database of questions that help people reveal how they feel, who they are, and what they have learned along the way. These profound, personal, and fun questions now make up the game of Gravitas.

About Gravitas:
Developed by Alan Gratias, Gravitas is the game of discovery – of who we are and how we have lived. By trading insights, wisdom, and savoir faire, Gravitas gets us thinking and talking again. The game consists of 143 cards with three questions per card- totaling 429 questions.

For more information visit www.gravitasthegame.com

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