Hasbro is well known for great toys for children, but did you know they also have a fantastic selection of games for adults? Well, they do! And I can't wait to tell you about five I recently had the opportunity to review.
For the first time since the game was introduced in 1998, CRANIUM is being refreshed with an innovative folding game board that can collapse or expand depending on the group's interest in a 30-minute, 1-hour, or an all night game. In CRANIUM 2.0, 600 question cards have been added, giving players new stars to mimic, updated words to spell backwards and even more interesting facts to uncover. With a game board that allows you to decide how long you want to play, and categories and questions that cater to any player's strength, CRANIUM 2.0 brings friends and family together for a full night of fun.
The game of unspeakable fun - don't say the TABOO words! Features more than 1,000 words to guess. 2 "AA" batteries are required (not included). 4 or more players.
Trival Pursuit: Bet You Know It Edition
TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Bet You Know It edition is the most inclusive and exciting version of TRIVIAL PURSUIT yet, where players don't have to know all the answers to win - but they do need to know their friends! TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Bet You Know It edition introduces high stakes betting to trivia, where players bet on whether or not their opponents know the answer. Guess correctly and players will earn chips that can be used to buy wedges -- or they can earn wedges by answering questions correctly on their turn.
The Game Of Things:
You won't believe the hilarious, creative, outrageous and unforgettable THINGS your friends will say during this provocative party game! Draw a topic card and read it out loud. "THINGS a chimp thinks about when he sees you at the zoo." Then the other players write down their own responses: "You think I'm weird looking?" "What are you looking at?" or perhaps "Are you my mommy?" Then try to figure out who said what! Remember, you can write anything that comes to mind... so be as fun as you want!
It's humor in a box! This outrageous party game includes 300 hilarious topic cards that provoke even more hilarious responses! Includes 300 topic cards, 1 response pad, 1 score pad, 10 pencils and instructions. For 4 or more players.
In this quick-draw classic, the guesses can be just as hilarious as the sketches-- so it's the perfect way to break the ice and get the party started. Try a fast and funny sketch-- make your team guess "birthday cake" in less than a minute! Roll the challenge die for extra-silly scenarios-- can you sketch with your eyes closed, or with your other hand? Invite PICTIONARY to your party!
Includes gameboard, one-minute timer, 4 pencil pawns, 4 pencils, 4 pads of paper, card box, card deck, standard die, challenge die and rules.Ages 12 and up. For 3 or more players.
I absolutely love board games. Just thinking about all the hours spent as a child and young adult playing them with friends and family brings wonderful memories to mind. Now as a parent of two preschoolers I have began a family tradition of playing many of the same games with my girls. So much fun! And I am even more excited to be partnering up with Hasbro to share my thoughts on the above five games.
I had never played Cranium before, so that was the first game we tried out! It was so much fun, and lots of laughter as the night went on. It was a great way to try a few different games combined into one: trivia, pictionary and more. Its been a long time since I have laughed so hard! We did the game in teams and it is definitely a game that will be played for many years to come! I also loved that you can pick how long to play, be it 30 minutes, one hour or longer!
I loved the classic board games in Taboo and Pictionary, and they both brought up great memories! There is never a dull moment with Taboo, and pushing the buzzer was the highlight of my 4 year old! (she did not play the game it self but was the "official buzzer pusher" (her words!) Pictionary brings out the artist (or not) in you, and you can see just how talented your friends and family are with drawing! So much fun!
The Game of Things is awesome! I had the opportunity to play it a few months ago at a friends house and every time I have wanted to buy it, its been sold out! A good sign its a great time, I am sure! So now that I have my own copy of the game, its the go to game when friends and family come over. With topics like, "things you would never say to a police officer", "things to do on a desk" and more, the answers can be as creative as you make them! We played with just adults but even older children would be able to enjoy this game.
Finally, my favorite game, Trivial Pursuit! The Bet You Know It Edition is a fantastic and has a great addition to the original trivia game. You can bet on whether the other players will get answers right or wrong! It was great fun to see some of the questions and hear some of the answers people thought they knew. And we all even learned a thing or two!
Overall, all five of the above games will bring hours of game board fun and are classic games that will stand the test of time.
I highly recommend all these games and give them all a HUGE thumbs up!
BUY IT: All five Hasbro games mentioned above are available at retailers around the country like Toys R Us, Walmart and Target.
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