Games and Toys

Awkward Family Photos
Based on the hit website, www.awkwardfamilyphotos.comAwkward Family Photos the Board Game comes as a celebration of the gloriously odd side of family and could be your reader’s favorite new party game. Flip over classic and never-before-seen Awkward Family Photos featuring uncomfortable moments including vacations, weddings and holidays, and read aloud the open-ended questions. Your hilarious answers guarantee a night of awkward fun…and if you know your fellow players well enough and can impress them with your answers, you’ll get the last laugh!

Get Up And Dance
Get Up And Dance is the ultimate dancing game for everyone to play, whether you are the star performer or prefer to stay out of the limelight as a backing dancer. Get your friends round and get dancing together or have your very own dance off in Get Up And Dance’s Party Mode. Party Mode features party games that you can play with up to eight mates, competing against each others teams with party games including Party Mix, Last Man Standing and Tug of War.

Hess Toy Truck and Race Car
With design elements that emphasize quality and encourage imaginative play, the 2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car is set to speed to the top of gift lists. Following a long tradition of craftsmanship and innovation, this year’s truck has four-wheel spring suspension and a pull-out ramp that automatically activates a hydraulic sound. The truck cab features three more sound effects and flashing lights. The truck’s flatbed trailer carries a race car modeled after an American stock car that sports a pull-back racing motor and Hess Express logo. A push of the race car’s gas cap activates flashing lights and the sound of the car’s engine. The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964, and is one of the longest running toy brands on the market. As in past years, the truck will be sold exclusively at Hess retail stores in 16 East Coast states from Massachusetts to Florida, while supplies last. 

2011 has seen the video game industry dramatically disrupted by the emergence of cloud gaming and it heats up even more this holiday season with OnLive leading the way. This new service lets you play your favorite console-quality video games wherever you are without the need for multiple gaming consoles. Similar to Netflix, players simply sign up for a free account at, log in, and jump right into playing on virtually any display: TV, PC, Mac and iOS and Android-based tablets. The OnLive Game System brings instant-play, high-end, new-release video games to TVs for the first time. With a comprehensive library of well over 150 games, there’s amazing options in every genre: action/adventure, driving, sports and family.

Reverse Charades
Side-splitting, unforgettable group fun, Reverse Charades is the perfect party and family game. It’s a hilarious twist on charades where teams act out words for one person to guess. Also, newly introduced are the Junior and French editions; as well as Apps for Apple and Droid products.

Strat-O-Matic Portable Baseball Express Board Game
Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express is a new board game being sold for $9.99 exclusively at Toys R Us stores across the country. Baseball Express is an entry-level, “Super Easy Play” version of the famous Strat-O-Matic Baseball board game.  With simplified rules and smaller playing charts, Baseball Express is the ideal game to introduce kids (ages 8+) or new players to Strat-O-Matic.  Designed specifically for portability, the game box is small and sturdy enough to be thrown in a backpack and played on the go. While quick and easy to play, like all Strat-O-Matic products, it is rich in baseball statistics and educates players on the intricacies of managing a baseball game. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express includes 42 All-Star player cards (statistics based upon a three-year average), three dice, the famous Strat-O 20-sided die, small playing charts, game markers and a playing board tray. As an added bonus, consumers can receive a free Personalized Batter Card by submitting their stats online.  Once the card arrives, gamers can insert themselves into the lineup and play alongside their favorite All-Stars.

Yamodo Party Time
In this fun, group game everyone plays at once by creating the best definition to a given made-up word and theme. The Spindoodler spins in the middle of the round and players may have to pass their page and complete someone else’s doodle and definition or keep drawing on their own. Every round has a new judge, made-up word, and theme, so you never know what your mind will draw out.

You’ve Been Sentenced
You’ve been Sentenced! is the word game for everyone on your holiday shopping list, especially those hard-to-shop-for tweens and teens. You’ve been Sentenced! is the first game to turn language and sentence construction into a truly fun game. Plus, now the You’ve been Sentenced! offers themed add-on decks to add to the fun. From Sports Highlights, to Pop Culture, to our latest – NASA Space Terminology—add-on decks customize game play just for you.