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1. Mille Bornes Collector's Edition
$9.99
2. Pass the Pigs Standard Edition
$15.99
3. Classic Pit Tin
4. Rubik's Snake Winning Moves
$9.99 list($12.99)
5. Flinch Card Game
$15.99 list($17.99)
6. Deluxe Pit Card Game
list($19.99)
7. Kids On Stage Game
8. Deluxe Rook
$24.99
9. Ultimate Stratego Game
list($19.99)
10. Trivial Pursuit "Know-It-All"
11. Crocodile Dentist Puzzler

1. Mille Bornes Collector's Edition

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Asin: B00004SDAP
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 344
Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

First published in 1962, Mille Bornes (pronounced "meelborn," French for "milestones") is an auto racing card game whoseobject, for each team of two players, is to be the first to complete aseries of 1,000-mile trips. Each player has a hand of six cards andpicks more in turn from a central pile. There are Distance, Hazard,Remedy, and Safety cards, each with various subgroupings, whichdetermine the course of play. This Collector's Edition reproduces theartwork of the original game. The set includes a car-shaped plasticcard tray, score sheets, instructions, and deck of 110 playing cardswith language in English and French. Bon voyage! --Richard Farr ... Read more

Reviews (40)

More fun than Nascar. . .
I've been playing Mille Bornes since the 60's and now have a delightful granddaughter with which to share it! Mille Bornes is at once fun, educational, analytical, strategic. Fun for the grownups as well as the kids. Though the box says ages 8 and up - I've introduced the game to some bright 6 year olds and they love it!

So get out your competitive spirit. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Great Game, but don't buy this edition
This is still an excellent game; lots of fun for all ages. However, the "Collector's Edition" is not worth the price--flimsy plastic tray--skimpy, badly printed score sheets. If this is all that's available, I'd say go for it, but I'd recommend looking for another version.

Learning plus !
Especially helpful in early children's French language skills plus applied math; eg. addition/subtraction. Adult fun too - you can play this game & socialize without a "must win" complex.

fun card came
this is by far the best card around.very educational and fun for the whole family.

The Best Card Game Next to Uno is Back!!
I loved this game when I was young!! I remember playing with my family and actually having a chance to win against my mom and my aunts!! I went looking for it a few years ago in Toys R Us to buy to play with my daughter and they told me they didn't make it any more. So, when it finally came back out, I immediately bought it from amazon!!
This is a great game to play with your kids that they won't get bored and want to quit! It's addictive like Uno. It reinforces math skills as your child has to count the points they lay down each hand as you have to reach 1000 each hand and you can't go over. It's fun and educational!! ... Read more


2. Pass the Pigs Standard Edition

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Asin: B00005JG3Y
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 716
Average Customer Review: 4.87 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

How's your tolerance for puns? You'll need some for Pass the Pigs, asimple game of chance built around a pig theme. Instead of dice, you roll twocute pink piglets, and you gain or lose points depending on how the crittersland. For example, if both land on all fours, called a "double trotter," you get20 points; if they land lying opposite each other, called a "Pig Out," you gainno points and cede your turn. There are a number of other rules as well as avariation called "Hog Call." This would be a good travel game (the pigs,instructions, and scoring pad fit in a small, tidy box) or a fine present forsomeone who's, well, into pigs! --Elisa Murray ... Read more

Reviews (54)

Better to start with experienced players
When I got this game and played with my family, I did not think it was much fun because it takes a while to learn the piggy positions. I played again with a fun group who knows the positions well and I really got into it. The more players, the better.

Pig out on fun with these piggies!
A babysitter showed up with this game to amuse my 3 children, ages 10,8 and 5, and our children have been addicted every since. The game is fast, fun, and just kooky enough to keep you hooked. To make things even better, scoring reinforces math skills including adding in one's head, which is often skipped in schools these days. Great for planes, vacations and visits to the grandparents and doesn't dent the wallet.

Cute little piggies
It tests your ability to read and process results and make a decision based on that because the best way to get a momentum going is for everyone to take their turn rather quickly. In the meantime, the absurdity of observing pigs' landings after being "rolled" just hits your funnybone every now and then. The score sheet fits easily in the case but it is rather small. A good compact game for traveling. And the pigs are cute!

Awesome game
This game is a hit with any crowd. I went to 4 stores looking for it, (sold out), and then had to buy it on-line. It's great for all ages.

pigs rock
I went camping afew days ago for the weekend. I played pass the pigs more than anything else the whole time. It is the most fun game I have ever played. I sat for hours just playing that game. BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more


3. Classic Pit Tin

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Asin: B00004YV3T
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 1247
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

It's hard to believe that market trading has survived almostunchanged 100 years after the boisterously fun game of Pit wasintroduced by Parker Brothers. Yet the Classic Pit Tin still capturesthe flavor of making deals faster and faster, louder and louder, untilthe ring of the bell announces the first successful cornering of themarket. The cards are sturdy, the artwork is lovely, the rules aresimple, and the game is wild. Put it in an attractive tin and you'vegot a winner. --Rob Lightner ... Read more

Reviews (23)

Everybody loves it!!!!
After I discovered Pit from a friend, I went online and ordered my own. It has been the best party game ever!!! I bring it over to a friend's house or take it on a trip, and everybody wants to play. All my friends are now addicted to it. It also is a good way to see the futures market at work.

Fast paced, adictive game
The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, the pace can pick up very quickly making this game loads of fun- also the more people the better!

A "retro-version" of this fast-paces, fun card game.
This edition of the classic card game PIT is the same game as in the Deluxe edition. The only difference is in the look of the cards and the metal case containing the game: the game now looks exactly like it did when it was first released, a hundred years ago. The cards are also a bit sturdier. You might prefer the modern look of the Deluxe set, but playing this version will really take you back to the early days of the commodities market!

The game is centered on the trading of commodities. This sounds dry, but actually this is one of the most enjoyable party games ever invented. It's simple to learn, fast moving, and involves lots of screaming and yelling. (Try to imagine "Go Fish" if nobody takes turns and it was played like a furious farmer's auction). But the game also has a fascinating history and teaches something about the nature of the economy.

The commodities market developed in the 19th century as the modern agricultural economy began to grow in the U.S. When many farmers faced bankruptcy during lean times of the winter season, "forward contracts" -- an agreement between a buyer and a seller on a price, quantity, and a future delivery date of a particular commodity like wheat or beans or coffee -- started to appear. Between the time of the contract purchase and the delivery, the price of the commodity could change rapidly and violently in either direction, so to protect themselves, merchants would travel to Chicago to trade their various contracts and agree on a later delivery date. The location where they traded (originally a room above a flour store) became The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) -- also know as "THE PIT." Today we see the The Pit on television every day, where traders dash about desperately yelling and giving signals to buy or trade contracts on wheat, soybeans, Eurodollars, heating oil, gold, etc.

Thus arose this long-lived card game. By 1904, when the game was first published, the commodities market had exploded into a major economic force in the country, and one in which speculators could lose or gains millions in a short period of time. This game imitates the frenzy of traders on the floor of the Pit, selling and buying contracts on various commodities rapidly so they can "corner" a particular market, and where fortunes can be made or lost in seconds.

This may sound complicated, but PIT is an easy game to learn and addictive to play. Seven-year-olds can pick it up quickly and be trading as hard as an adult player after only one round. The play is simple. A deck of eight different "suits" of nine cards each (commodities like wheat, oats, coffee, and sugar), plus a "bear" card and "bull" card, are dealt to the players. The dealer then rings a bell (included in this set) to declare trading open. Immediately, without any semblance of taking turns or order, the players try to discard cards they don't want by trading them with other players so they can get all nine cards of one commodity in their hand and "corner" that market and win the round. You receive a particular number of points depending on what commodity you've nabbed (wheat, for example, is the most valuable at 100 points). All trading is blind: a player holds up cards of all the same suit he wishes to trade, keeping their backs to the other players, and yells out how many he wants to trade ("I'm selling three! Three! Who wants three!). Other player may ask him to trade less if he they have fewer cards available to offer ("Will you drop to two!? I'll trade two!"). Usually, three or four trades among different players are going on at any time, or players are competing to grab an offered trade first, and the game becomes a furious race to nab that nine-of-a-kind and slam your hand on the bell to announce that you've won the round.

Amongst all this looms the Bear and Bull cards. The Bull is a wild card; you can corner a market with only eight cards plus the Bull. But if the Bull is in your hand when someone else slams the bell, you lose twenty points. The Bear is always bad: you lose twenty points if it's in your hand at the end of the round, and as long as it's in your hand, you can't corner a market. You keep playing rounds until someone gets 500 points and wins the game.

New players may be a bit hesitant with the fast and furious play style, but pretty quickly everyone will be feeling like a real tradier and yelling and wheeling and dealing. I've seen ten-year-olds beat out fifty-year-olds with their enthusiasm. And no one will ever get bored playing this. (Neighbors, however, may complain about the noise.)

The only real drawback to PIT is that it isn't as fun with a small group. The more players you have, the more fun it is. A three-player game is possible, but it isn't as intense as a game of five or more. And eight players (the maximum) is an absolutely amazing thing to see or take part in. Buy this game...you'll be the hit of your next party. It has all the wheeling and dealing of Monopoly in one tenth the time!

exciting family game
I played this game with my family as a child. I played this game with my 5 children, and now play this game with grandchildren who love it as much as I always have.

Outrageous Game!
This is one of the most fun games I've ever played! An absolute riot! Addictive! You'll play for hours. One suggestion - don't use the bell. When someone wins, just have them yell, "Pit!" ... Read more


4. Rubik's Snake Winning Moves

Asin: B00005BY2A
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 5995
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

Each to his own.
I do not own this specific brand so I cannot coment on its durability and fitness. However I gave it five stars seeing as none of the other reviewers had enything against it and it hasent got any pieces sticking out that can easily fall. On my make of this toy some of the colerfull covers fell off but the toy works Just as well without them and you can glue them back on easily. Even with that fualt this toy seems to be diferently bilt so that this is not a problem.
I am 12 years old and I love brain teasers.
On the fun side - this toy lets your Imagination take over and each person can do whatever they want to do with this toy.
This toy is not exactly griping and you wont be hurrying home from school just to play with it but when you are bored you can certinlly please yourself with this toy.
This gimic is also light weghit and compact and theirfore sutiable for travel.
you can hold competitions on hwo can make the nicest shape with others and when by yourself you can try discovering new ways to play with it.
I also gave this toy five stars for "Educational value" seeing as unlike video games this toy helps your imagination flow.
Also, I am peswaded that as soon as my dad sees us playing with it he will start teeching us how many diferent combinations you can make with it and more.
My three year old brother, my parents, my other brothers and me all enjoy this toy.
I think every family should try this toy.

We don't travel without this toy!
I have four children and even my 3 year old finds it entertaining. It stretches their imagination and they spend countless hours trying to come up with the most creative creatures. I've decided to purchase a second one so they can race to see who can make the desired shape the fastest. It's durable, compact, quiet and best of all, it's one of the few toys we own that requires no batteries!

Fun for everyone
This toy has been around for years, which should tell you how good it is. I don't know why children under 8 would not be able to play with it. This puzzle is made of 20 connected red and white triangles that rotate to make many things. It requires imagination and dexterity to be able to use it. A great toy for when you are bored and/or on the road.

Great toy!
This Rubik's Snake is great! It is very fun to play with when you are bored. There are an unlimited amount of possible shapes you can twist and turn this snake into! I recommend this toy to anyone who likes Rubik's cubes or anything like that. ... Read more


5. Flinch Card Game
list price: $12.99
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Asin: B00000IT40
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 582
Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Almost a century old, Flinch is the seemingly simple but surprisingly difficult card game inwhich players attempt to discard from their stockpiles of 10 cards by playing them in numerical sequence(when possible). Sure, it sounds like a round of this could be over in minutes, but it never turns out thatway. The original, handsome design of the cards is still intact, but the makers of the game have come upwith some additional contests for modern folk, including Flinch 2000, with wild cards. There's also asolitaire version and one just for kids. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT family fun!
My family and I played this game often when I was young, and now I play with my mom, brother, his wife, and our oldest daughters! This game not only helps teach young ones to count backwards from 15 and to think critically and strategically, it is great fun for them to catch grown-ups making an error (it happens--the adults are chatting and enjoying watching the kids!)This game accomodates from two to eight players, so the more the merrier.......have fun!

3-0 out of 5 stars A slow play . . .
Based upon the earlier reviews of this game, I expected more. Although enjoyable enough, the game moves incredibly slowly -- at least for a group of 4 adults. I can, however, see why families with children would find this game fun.

These cards are not coated
We love the game, and actually came across one at a garage sale from the 1960's. We played them for a long while and finally had to replace the deck. We love the game so much, but the cards are already worn out and we just purchased the deck a little over a month ago

5-0 out of 5 stars flinch card game by winning moves
we played this game 30 years ago every day i was 8 at the time it was alot of fun and i have been looking for it for years i hope it becomes available again i will buy them for me and tell all my freind s and family i played it with back then

5-0 out of 5 stars Great fun for all ages!
I learned this game while perched on a couple of telephone books at my Grandma's kitchen table more than 40 years ago. Now I am playing with my own kids-- and still having a ball! Young children can learn their numbers (1-15) as they play, older children quickly begin to learn the strategies necessary to win. A wonderful family game! ... Read more


6. Deluxe Pit Card Game
list price: $17.99
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Asin: B00000DMBD
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 1208
Average Customer Review: 4.98 out of 5 stars
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Looking for a sure winner in the hot commodities market? Pit, the fast-paced card game from Parker Brothers, has been a bullish performer since its introduction way back in 1904. With all the ups and downs, desperate deals, and nonstop action of an actual trading floor, this lively game offers great fun without risking the family fortune. The rules are simple: Deal the cards, wait for the opening bell, scream and trade like crazy, be the first to corner a specific market (nine cards of the same suit), and ring the closing bell. Sounds pretty realistic, doesn't it? Once you've got the basic game mastered, try throwing Bull and Bear cards into the mix--that's when things get really interesting!

Pit comes neatly boxed with a set of durable game cards, instructions, and a heavy-duty metal bell that's great for slamming. There are rules included for a silent bidding version of the game, but jumping up and down, gesticulating wildly, and shouting yourself hoarse is half the fun. --George Laney ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Yelling TWO, TWO, TWO! Great family game for all ages!
As I type this review, my kids (young adults) and their grandparents are playing Pit. The grandparents introduced us to this game and we often play at their house. When I saw this DELUXE version of Pit, that comes with a bell, I just had to get it for them!

A simple game to learn, ALL ages can enjoy this game together. 7 year olds could play this game and the adults don't necessarily have an advantage over the kids, which makes it fun for everyone.

Be ready to be LOUD - right now I can hear shouts of "Three, three, three" and laughter and I'm not even on the same floor as the Pit-Players!

I read in another review that this game was introduced in 1904. Obviously, this is a game that has staying power! Isn't it great that even with modern technology which allowed me to purchase this game online, we can enjoy games that were invented decades ago!

Turn off the TV, and spend time with your family playing games. Go make some memories!

...

Blast!
We just played pit for the first time!! It is a GREAT group/family game. It's fast moving and very competitive--but easy to learn! Think of OLD MAID on steroids!! It's so much fun--I'm buying two of them so more of us can play!

Not the Pits
Pit has been around since the 1940s because it is a hit with people of all ages.
My seven year old enjoyed it as much as
we did. Not only could she keep up, she won a few times too!
It is a fast paced outrageously fun game that keeps us all
on our toes and is great for parties too. If you are thinking
about whether or not to get this-don't hesitate! It is great!

The fastest, most fun, and intriguing card game of all time!
PIT is a card game based on the trading of commodities. This sounds dry when you first hear it, but actually this is one of the most enjoyable party games ever invented. It's simple to learn, fast to play, and involves lots of screaming and yelling. (Try to imagine "Go Fish" if nobody takes turns and it was played like a furious farmer's auction). But the game also has a fascinating history and teaches something about the nature of the economy.

The commodities market developed in the 19th century as the modern agricultural economy began to grow in the U.S. When many farmers faced bankruptcy during lean times of the winter season, "forward contracts" -- an agreement between a buyer and a seller on a price, quantity, and a future delivery date of a particular commodity like wheat or beans or coffee -- started to appear. Between the time of the contract purchase and the delivery, the price of the commodity could change rapidly and violently in either direction, so to protect themselves, merchants would travel to Chicago to trade their various contracts and agree on a later delivery date. The location where they traded (originally a room above a flour store) became The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) -- also know as "THE PIT." Today we see the The Pit on television every day, where traders dash about desperately yelling and giving signals to buy or trade contracts on wheat, soybeans, Eurodollars, heating oil, gold, and so forth. (Actually, I work in a commodities brokerage firm and live this madness every day.)

And thus arose this long-lived, legendary card game. By 1904, when the game was first published, the commodities market had exploded into a major economic force in the country, and one in which speculators could lose or gains millions in a short period of time. This game is meant to imitate the frenzy of traders on the floor of the pit, selling and buying contracts on various commodities rapidly so they can "corner" a particular market, and where fortunes can be made or lost in seconds.

This may sound a bit complicated, but PIT is an incredibly simple game to learn and addictive to play. Seven-year-olds can pick it up quickly and be trading as hard as an adult player after only one round. The play is simple. A deck of eight different "suits" of nine cards each (commodities like wheat, oats, coffee, and sugar), plus a "bear" card and "bull" card, are dealt to the players. The dealer then rings a bell (included in this set) to declare trading open. Immediately, without any semblance of taking turns or order, the players try to discard cards they don't want by trading them with other players so they can get all nine cards of one commodity in their hand and "corner" that market and win the round. You receive a particular number of points depending on what commodity you've nabbed (wheat, for example, is the most valuable at 100 points). All trading is blind: a player holds up cards of all the same suit he wishes to trade, keeping their backs to the other players, and yells out how many he wants to trade ("I'm selling three! Three! Who wants three!). Other player may ask him to trade less if he they have fewer cards available to offer ("Will you drop to two!? I'll trade two!"). Usually, three or four trades among different players are going on at any time, or players are competing to grab an offered trade first, and the game becomes a furious race to nab that nine-of-a-kind and slam your hand on the bell to announce that you've won the round.

Amongst all this looms the Bear and Bull cards. The Bull is a wild card; you can corner a market with only eight cards plus the Bull. But if the Bull is in your hand when someone else slams the bell, you lose twenty points. The Bear is always bad: you lose twenty points if it's in your hand at the end of the round, and as long as it's in your hand, you can't corner a market. You keep playing rounds until someone gets 500 points and wins the game.

New players may be a bit hesitant with the fast and furious play style, but pretty quickly everyone will be feeling like a real tradier and yelling and wheeling and dealing. I've seen ten-year-olds beat out fifty-year-olds with their enthusiasm. And no one will ever get bored playing this. (Neighbors, however, may complain about the noise.)

The only real drawback to PIT is that it isn't as fun with a small group. The more players you have, the more fun it is. A three-player game is possible, but it isn't as intense as a game of five or more. And eight players (the maximum) is an absolutely amazing thing to see or take part in. Buy this game...you'll be the hit of your next party. It has all the wheeling and dealing of Monopoly in one tenth the time!

I played it 5000 times the first night
I learned this game @ my friends house and it was sooo fun! It's easy and educational! It's so addictive. Go and buy it! You'll spend hours playing it! ... Read more


7. Kids On Stage Game
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005LBNR
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: University Games
Sales Rank: 8641
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

My Children love this game
I purchased this game a few years ago. My 7 year old daughter still loves this game and it has become a favorite game for my 5 year old son. The nice thing about this game is that there is no winner. The game play continues until all players have reached the finish.

A plus for imagination building
We bought this game five years ago for our then 3 yr old son. Not only was it his favorite game, but it is now the favorite game of his little brother, who is four. In fact, he even plays it with his imaginary friend! The game is basically charades for kids who can't read yet. It's relatively non competitive. On each turn, a player spins the spinner, advances the number of spaces to a colored spot on the board, draws a card of the same color, then has to act out whatever picture is on the card (a bird, a flower...). It is great fun to play with your child-- hilarious what they come up with to "act out" on their turn. (Imagine a 3 yr old acting out a refrigerator!) Frequently we have to cheat and look at the card while they are acting, to make sure we can figure out what they are doing. Our whole family enjoys playing this with the little ones.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this game
I bought this game for my then 3 year old for Christmas, based on recommendations here. When we first played it I thought it was very simplistic, but my daughter loved it and still does (she's now 4 1/2). The lack of complicated rules allow the kids to do what they do best.. act out! I would recommend stealing a glance at the cards they draw, however, since it's sometimes tough to figure out what they are pretending to be. My only complaint is that a couple of the cards have begun to peel, but that is probably due to overuse! Buy this game!!

5-0 out of 5 stars great game
We have loved this game! My daughter got it when she turned 4yo and we have played it constantly for the past 1.5yrs (she is in kindergarten now). It is great for pre-readers since the word and the picture are on each card. there is nothing funnier than watching your child try to be a "computer" or a "refrigerator". I highly recommend it! ... Read more


8. Deluxe Rook

Asin: B00000IT4A
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 6080
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Great Game
Some of my fondest memories of my grandfather involve us playing Rook with my uncle and grandmother. It is my favorite card game by far. If you have three people to play with, I suggest this game over any other. It is great for all ages over eight. This game never gets old because as a player's skill improves the game becomes much more complex. It is a very simple game at first allowing for children but even a table of adults can enjoy the game including those with lots of card game experience. There are also many fun variations to the original, some much more challenging than others for players who want to change the technique required. The cards seem to deteriorate quickly but we did play many hours a week and had meals and snacks at the same time we played. We purchased maybe fifty packs in the years we played, new ones for vacations and such. The cards are definitely worth the $9.99 and once you buy the deluxe set once the cards can be replaced for around $6.00 from Wal-mart or Target in non-deluxe form. The deluxe is a great buy though because of the excellent book that comes within the box.

family fun
The classic card game ROOK has been the foundation of our family get togethers for 5 generations. My fondest memories are of my grandparents sitting at the Rook table with my mom and dad. We still have the same laughs with our grandchildren. The ages involved? Well my dad is 96, my sister/husband 71, I am 64. Our children and grandchildren drive in from out of state and simply won't leave until they have had a Rook game with "grandpa" who is still a challenge. I really think his love for this game has helped keep his mind "young" and alert.

ROOK is whatever you want it to be from simple to challenging. It teaches math and patience. It challenges your memory. It starts out with an appearance of a simple game. But let four old folks like us get the cards going and you soon realize it can also be a very deep game.
I highly recommend this wonderful family fun in today's world.

Fun and Strategy
Rook has provided our family (4 generations) with tremendous enjoyment with loads of strategy and planning. We have played two player (challenging, but loads of fun) three, four player and doubles (teaching strategy, memory and planning) mostly in a family environment.

Our children started playing as early as 5 and caught on fairly quickly, growing to love the game. We were able to teach them about disappointment and failure along with the challenge to get right back in and try again. Anger was not allowed over loss or disappointment; teaching many lessons about anger management. With a little care and patient instruction, the early age allows for a great parental teaching tool ... anything from basic numbers to basic math skills ... adding and subtracting along with many life lessons that we found invaluable over the years.

Nearing retirement, my wife and I still play doubles and expand with each visit to include children and grandchildren. What began in my childhood has continued now to the fourth generation and includes the spouse of our children as well.

We recommend it very highly and believe you will learn to love it as much as we!

Jerry Douglass ... Read more


9. Ultimate Stratego Game

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Asin: B00000IT07
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 2833
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Stratego, the classic strategy game that plays like a combination of Risk and chess, is back and better than ever. The gimmick that makes this board game special is that your opponent doesn't know what your piece is until you engage, so a lowly soldier might turn out to be a general, a spy, a corporal, or a swift-moving scout. This newest edition comes with additional cavalry, long-range cannon pieces, and a brand new variant that allows four players to play an "Alliance Game" in which the strategy is to "unite" your flag with your partner on the field of battle. The stylish pieces and sturdy board are well made, and you can learn any of the three variants of Stratego in about 10 minutes. --John Longenbaugh ... Read more

Reviews (7)

Strategy at it's purest
Stratego is a game in which two armies battle each other with the purpose of catching the opposing flag. You send different ranked Soldiers into battle, Scouts to investigate from afar, Bombs to protect your flag, Miners to deactivate the bombs and the dreaded Spy to try to capture the high ranked Marshall.

Ultimate Stratego is a remixed version of the original. Plus you may play with four people divided into two teams. The game is more complicated than the original and will take a life time to master. It comes with a beautiful two sided board for the two player game on one side and four player game on the other (Sorry no three player game). The board and the pieces are very strong but I gave it 4 stars in durability because the cardboard tokens tend to slip out and can be lost. Its educational value is high. This version plays more like chess than the original plus you must rely a lot more on strategy than pure luck. In the four player version without strategy you WILL lose the game. Here is the description on what you will find in Ultimate Stratego:

TWO PLAYER LIGHTING VERSION:

There are only 20 playing pieces on each side. Only two bombs and no miners (Scouts play the role of the miners plus they can move any number of places they wish). Bombs and Flags cannot move. The new Calvary movement is cool. It may move two places in a strait line or one straight change direction and one more. Sorry no jumping over other pieces. The optional Rescue rule is now standard. Whoever captures the oponent's flag wins.

TWO PLAYER CAMPAIGN VERSION:

Exactly like the lighting game but you have 20 pieces in reserve which you will bring into the game as you play. Two flags must be captured to win.

FOUR PLAYER ALLIANCE VERSION:

You must team up with another player, plan your strategy and either capture the opponent's two flags or unite your flag with your allies' flag. In this version the flags obviously move and you have cannons that fire three spaces ahead (and can fire over lakes). This version is strategy at it's purest. Since there are different cites marked on the board you can agree where to meet your flags and/or where to concentrate your attack and defense. You will have to speak code with your ally and in time you will find the "code language" is as cool as the game itself. During the game you will bring in reinforcements, defend a captured flag and try to rescue one of yours if captured. Is this game fun? YES. But it will be difficult to find three other players to sit down and play this game. I have an easier time gathering people to play chess.

Over all this game is a great addition to the original. As a two player game most people may like to stick with the old, old version (you know the one where the Marshall is ranked 1 instead of 10). As a four player game it is awesome. Plus it is nice enough to display it on your coffe table. If you like and have friends that love Stratego this is the game for you. If not you may want to stick with the original or just play chess instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars STRATEGO
I am an 11 year old kid and I played this game at a friends house I played it 2 times and not only was it fun but it was educational too. When I got home from my friends house I begged my mom to take me to [retail store] and I have loved Stratego ever since.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stratego
This game is a full blown strategy game. All you learn is strategy and that's it. Me and my friends play this game all the time and we love it! This is one of the most fun and challenging game I have ever played!! Most of my friends think so too!

3-0 out of 5 stars A mutilation of the original game.
Ultimate stratego introduces new pieces and new playing, but the new pieces are not an improvement at all, and new rules, which are in abundance, can confuse many people. The 4 player playing is interesting though complicated.

2-0 out of 5 stars NOT THE REAL STRATEGO
When I first found this item on Amazon.com, I was ecstatic. Four-Player Stratego was a dream. I opened the box and found out that the pieces, rules, and board are all different from the original Stratego. This game is nothing like Stratego so stay away. ... Read more


10. Trivial Pursuit "Know-It-All" Edition
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00000IT0W
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 4841
Average Customer Review: 3.46 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Do all of the questions in your original Trivial Pursuit game seem familiar? Are you blurting out the answer before the entire question has been asked? If so, you can rejuvenate your game and bring the challenge back by adding this set of Know-It-All cards (with more than 1,000 new questions) to your favorite Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit. Or you can use the Know-It-All cards, the included dice, and score sheets to play a self-contained game without needing a game board or playing pieces. Perfect for travel. The six question categories are: people and places, arts and entertainment, history, science and nature, sports and leisure, and wild card.--Wendy Slotboom ... Read more

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Just when you thought you knew it all . . . .
A sure fire crowd pleaser! Winning Moves has put together a set of 1,000 questions that can be added to ANY current Trival Pursuit game. The additional cards have new, never before seen questions, and most are very challenging.

For those who like or love Trivial Pursuit, this is neccessary addition to your set. Winning Moves brings together six catagories, including Sports and Leisure, Arts and Entertainment, to provide hours of fun for everyone.

The Questions will range from common knowledge to the obscure, keeping each player involved in the game. While the price is a bit high, the value is still very good for the money.

This game is good for home, office, on the road while traveling and would make a real stocking stuffer at Christmas. Winning Moves also has a Chicago, New York City and New England Editions. Team play will surely liven up playing this game.

Just wehen you thought you knew it all - - -
A sure fire crowd pleaser! Winning Moves has put together a set of 1,000 questions that can be added to ANY current Trival Pursuit game. The additional cards have new, never before seen questions, and most are very challenging.
For those who like or love Trivial Pursuit, this is neccessary addition to your set. Winning Moves brings together six catagories, including Sports and Leisure, Arts and Entertainment, to provide hours of fun for everyone.

The Questions will range from common knowledge to the obscure, keeping each player involved in the game. While the price is a bit high, the value is still very good for the money.

This game is good for home, office, on the road while traveling and would make a real stocking stuffer at Christmas. Winning Moves also has a Chicago, New York City and New England Editions. Team play will surely liven up playing this game.

This game is good for proving intellectual superiority!!
Trivial Pursuit Know-It-All Edition provides yet another beautiful opportunity to spend 5 or so hours competitively debating inane factoids! If you purchase Trivial Pursuit with a credit card--instead of a signature--try: "I'm petty" or "I care about stupid things" or "I like to be right" or "I think I know everything" or "I don't believe in intuition" or how about "I believe there is such thing as an objective truth." Then you can go out and take some Standardized tests for fun and then dash back home to play some more know-it-all.

2-0 out of 5 stars What a Waste of Money...
Although the game is entitled "Know it All" Edition, I was bitterly disappointed with the level of difficulty. Expecting a challenge, I was greeted with the same old junior high school type general knowledge questions. What made things worse, was that after only one and one half games, the other player and I had already come back to the beginning of the deck. This edition would have been more aptly called, " A Few More of the Same Questions for an Exhorbitant Price".

1-0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of money
You're paying ... for half a handful of trivial pursuits that you'll exhaust in one game. In addition, the questions aren't at the same level as normal Genus edition -- they ask questions about people and things you probably haven't heard of. Jeopardy champions would have difficulty answering these questions. ... Read more


11. Crocodile Dentist Puzzler

Asin: B00005N5FA
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Winning Moves
Sales Rank: 7437
Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars this is cool
My son who was 4yrs old when he got this toy and loved it and is still playing with it. Also its great for the entire family.

Got Tanked
What an excellent toy for children of all ages. I came across this toy at last years super bowl party and everyone had a blast. Whoever was "chomped" had to take a shot. We played numerous times, dropped it a bunch (aka wonderful durability)and became obscenly intoxicated. Put away the cards, a new game has been found and it is sure to entertain you and your friends.

Great fun, no pieces
I am a dental hygientist and this toy is the hit with kids from 2 thru 15!! I give it 5 stars, somehow it found its way home with a patient and now I am so glad I found it again.

Piece of junk
It broke, I swear, the second time my child touched the teeth. I have never seen a toy do that. Maybe I just got a lemon.

Great for playdates, but a bit fragile
We are on our third crocodile dentist! It is a wonderful wonderful toy that my developmentally delayed preschooler and his typical friend all LOVE. But I carry it to the park in a large toy bag and the past two copies have broken...when you press a tooth it won't stay down anymore. A good way around this might be to keep it in a box of it's own.

This is also a wonderful toy for parents following the RDI Steve Gutstein social therapy for children with Autism. Because this toy has an element of surprise, as you press each tooth you never know if this is the tooth that will cause the jaw to snap shut! Note: the snapping shut is fairly gentle and safe for preschoolers! ... Read more


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