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What happens after the Thanksgiving Feast? Here are some fun ideas.

If you are planning a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving get together, what happens after the big feast puts the exclamation point on the evening. Check out some new games below!

New Games sure to become instant classics:

Games are a must for some friendly competition after the big feast.  Create laughter and lasting memories with brand new games that are sure to be instant classics.  The creators of the widely popular games “Llamas Unleashed” and “Unstable Unicorns” have created a new fan favorite, “Runes & Regulations”.  Runes & Regulations is a strategic card game that combines the aggressiveness of a horde of dragons with the passive-aggressiveness of a suburban unicorn. Maybe dice games or word games are more your thing, the makers of the #1 game on Amazon.com “What Do You Meme?” have recently introduced Party Bowl & Doubles! These games bring high pressure rounds of fun for any group of friends.

Llamas Unleashed – An Unstable Unicorns Game!

  • Brand new Party game from the creators of unstable unicorns
  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • 30-45 mins of playtime

Step aside, Unicorns…Llamas will take it from here! Llamas Unleashed includes 135 brand new cards starring agriculture’s lankiest and most lovable livestock.

But llamas aren’t the only new kid on the block. Goats, rams, and alpacas also run rampant in this witty and whimsical barnyard-themed party game based on the Unstable Unicorns mechanics you already know and love!

  • Build Your Field!

Collect 7 animals in your field first to win!

  • Hinder Opponents Progress & Destroy Their Field

Keep your opponents from victory with Magic Cards, Instant Cards, Upgrade Cards and Downgrade cards!

Llamas unleashed is barnyard fun for 2-8 players! But llamas aren’t the only new kids on the block. Goats, Rams, and alpacas also run rampant in this witty and whimsical barnyard-themed party game. Based on the unstable unicorns mechanics you already know and love!

Unstable Unicorns Base Game

  • A strategic card game that will destroy your friendships…but in a good way.
  • One of kickstarter’s top 50 most backed projects of all time!
  • Ages 14+ , 30-45 minutes playtime
  • 2-8 players
  • Build a unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.
  • To see the rules online, check out the TeeTurtle website!
Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction & Unicorns. The goal of Unstable Unicorns is to be the first person to collect seven Unicorns in your play area, also known as your Stable. Use Magic, Instant, Upgrade, and Downgrade cards to hinder the other players’ progress and destroy their Unicorns. But beware — each player has all of these tools at their disposal as well, and you may just find your plans foiled by a well-played “Neigh!” card. Get ready to destroy your friendships…but in a good way.
A strategic card game that will destroy your friendships…but in a good way. One of Kickstarter’s Top 50 Most Backed Projects of all time! Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.
  • A game of Suburban sorcery
  • Immerse yourself in this world of magic and the mundane by summoning Mythical pets and casting powerful spells, all within the comfort of your own home.
  • Collect 5 Mythical creatures on your lawn to win!
  • 2-4 players
  • Includes: 134 cards, 15 tokens, 4 fences, 1 spinner, and rulebook.

Runes & regulations is a 2-4 player strategic card game that combines the aggressiveness of a horde of Dragons with the passive-aggressiveness of a suburban Unicorn.

Immerse yourself in this world of magic and the mundane by summoning mythical pets and casting powerful spells, all within the comfort of your own home.

Hope these games ideas will give you a great night of Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. You can also wrap them up as holiday gifts for your families, making every holiday night a happy night with fun games.

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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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Ford Mustang in new Monopoly Empire

Many of you might not have known that World Monopoly Day was this weekend, but it turns out you can now “Advance to Go” in a gold Mustang in the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game!

To celebrate World Monopoly Day, Ford Motor Company partnered with Hasbro and Polaroid for a Mustang Monopoly Game Night on Wednesday. Enjoying a backdrop of the NYC skyline at The Skylark, gamers tried out the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game, that features the iconic Ford Mustang as a game piece. Competing to top off their tower of brands (a slightly different twist on the traditional Monopoly game!), guests enjoyed an appearance from Mr. Monopoly himself, taking pictures with the mascot while sipping on their Manhattan-inspired cocktails. 

Monopoly Empire 

In the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game, fans are given a chance to “own it all” with several iconic brands featured in the latest including Ford Mo, Polaroid, Caterpillar, Billboard, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, TRANSFORMERS and more gather on social media and through special events to help MONOPOLY “Pass Go.”

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Iconic Sports Car Celebrated in Iconic Game For more than 50 years, Mustang has been more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford. As an enduring icon of American popular culture, Mustang’s influence can be seen in film, music, fashion, art and even popular consumer goods. And now, the iconic pony car is celebrated in one of the most popular board games that we all know and love – Monopoly. In the new Monopoly Empire Edition, Ford Mustang fans can now rev their engines and ͞”Advance to Go͟” as they build their empire of iconic brands.

A Pop Culture Icon: With more than 3,300 appearances in movies and television, Mustang is believed to be the most widely featured car on the big and small screen.

Here are a few: Gone in 60 Seconds (1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor), Diamonds are Forever (1971 Mach 1), Bullitt (1968 Fastback), Farah Fawcett – Charlie’s Angels (1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II) to Need for Speed (2015 Mustang GT on-screen debut)

93e0c4d27a6384167c1f8bbbf3fc26c7Mustang has been widely celebrated in song – Musicians from Chuck Berry to Fergie, Katy Perry and even the White Zombies have recorded Mustang-inspired songs.

From apparel to toys and games, to even high-end watches and designers, Mustang is all around us. oRecent Partnerships: Shinola, OPI Nail Lacquer, Lucky Brand, Stern Pinball, Fischer Price Power Wheels, LEGO, Burton Morris, Hot Wheels and Forza Motorsport oDesigner T-Shirt Collection – Mustang Unleashed featuring global designers Anna Sui, Pamela Love, Paula Cademartori, Rogan and CO|TE

More on Mustang: Over the past 52 years, Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9.6 million cars produced and sold, most of them have originated close to Ford’s home base in Dearborn, Mich. From the racetrack to the silver screen to the airwaves to the toy box, Mustang has attracted quite the following –It’s the most popular vehicle on Facebook – close to 8.3 million fans oIt has inspired hundreds of Mustang clubs around the world 2015 marked the first time Mustang was available to customers around the world in more than 100 markets, and the first time a right-hand drive model was made widely available – and quickly became the best-selling sports car globally.

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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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Life Lessons from Playing Candy Crush Saga

If one game can be both addictive, colorful, challenging and awesome – it becomes an instant world wide sensation.

I am one of the 3 million who got bitten by the Candy Crush Saga bug. When you spend hours with this candy-esque puzzle game, you dream of it and think of it all the time. Look at all the FANdemonium this game can spawned!





Here are 10 life lessons I realized while spending hours playing this game:

1. It doesn’t matter how close you are, you are not done til you are done
2. Unexpected combinations can lead to unexpected results
3. Be patient because the next best thing is just one move away
4. Give lives, receive lives and take a break
5. There are lots of way to skin a cat clear the jelly
6. Something that looks easy may not always be
7. Speed matters more than strategy sometimes
8. A multi can’t always save the day
9. Money can help you (fish, bombs, moves) but you don’t need it if you got experience and skills
10. Don’t get sidetracked by easy moves, keep your eye on the prize and objective always

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A Merry Time @MedievalTimes

As the winter is fast approaching and it is way too cold to be outside, why not switch up your date night routine with fun at Medieval Times!  I must have driven by this place 1000 times and wondered what it would be like. For Canadian Thanksgiving, I finally had a chance to experience the 11th Century at their Toronto venue!

Once we arrived at the venue, there were full costumed greeters and they gave us all table numbers with corresponding color paper crowns and flags. We were with the Red and Yellow Knight and part of their table. Then we were seated front and center to see all the action in our color section.  Each section has their own color, knight and horse that participate in jousting games and other spectacular performances. When the knight wins a competition, he receives a carnation from the Princess which he will toss to the audience in his section.

The food was delicious! We had Tomato Soup in a cast iron skillet (made of plastic!) and garlic bread.  For the main course, we had fire roasted  chicken leg and ribs with potato wedges. YUMMY!  The dessert was an apple pie pastry.

The entire 2 hour event was fun and safe (they drop down nets to prevent debris or dirt to fly at you during the action parts).

What a fun way to spend time and be entertained with friends and family!

Check out where you see the action on http://www.MedievalTimes.com

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