Posted in Toys & Games

Games, Games, & More Games

I don’t know about you, but my favorite tradition on New Years Eve is to play games with all my friends and family. Here at the Book Table we have tons of fun games for you to play. Here are just a few:

Wackee Six

Wackee Six takes 6 decks of different colored cards each person or team is responsible for.  Then the person or team starts with 12 cards they have to get rid of to call Wackee Six! Six cards are placed face up in front of you and six cards are face down. Unlike solitaire everyone is trying to get their cards on the SAME WACKEE PILES.This makes for a game full of fun and excitement as the players race to get as many cards as they can into the middle.

Each player flips over 3 cards at the same time and tries to play the top card just like traditional solitaire. If it doesn’t play, flip three more. Remember the goal isn’t to get rid of the cards in your hand, but to play those cards to get rid of the first 12 laid down. Once a player has gotten rid of their pile of 12 cards, they yell WACKEE SIX! Then all the cards in the middle are gathered and counted. Whichever player/team got the most cards in the middle wins.

Snake Oil

In the Old West, the sly snake oil salesman had a special talent. He could get the most skeptical customer to buy the most dubious products. Now it’s your turn.  Choose one player to be the first “Customer” and have that player pick a Customer Card. The other players quickly combine two Word Cards form their hand to create something for the Customer. Each player persuades the Customer that their item is the best. The Customer picks the one they like the most and that player wins the customer card!

Settlers of Catan

How fast can you match? That’s the key to BLINK. Shape, count, or color – any way you can match it, do it fast to get rid of your cards. You need a sharp eye and a fast hand to win this lightning-fast game! Play all your cards to win Rapid-fire matching action Great travel game, too Includes 60 symbol cards and instructions for regular and quick play.

The Settlers of Catan from Mayfair Games is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. The board itself is variable, making each game a little different from the next. Each round of The Settlers of Catan is intended to keep three or four players ages 10 and above engaged for up to 90 minutes.

Anomia

Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information; things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc. Sure, under normal circumstances, it’s easy enough to give an example of a frozen food, or a dog breed, but you will find that your brain works a little differently under pressure! The directions are simple. Draw a card from the center pile and flip it over. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player’s card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt a correct answer out first, you win their card and drawing continues.

Sounds simple, right? Wrong, Wild cards allow unlike symbols to match, increasing the number of things you must pay attention to. Cascading face-offs can occur when you hand over a lost card revealing a new top card on your play pile. All this adds up to a high-energy, hilarious play experience where everyone is involved at all times. Easy to learn, fun to play over and over again, Anomia will have any group of friends, family, even perfect strangers, shouting and laughing out loud as they try to beat each other to the punch.

Five Crowns

Five Crowns is a fast-paced ingenious card game. Its double deck contains 5 suits (the stars are new), but it has no aces or twos. This unique deck gives you many more options for arranging your hand into sets and sequences–the challenge is to see them make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the others scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses.
Five Crowns, with its beautiful cards, is easy to learn. It starts with 3 cards and 3’s are wild. The next hand has 4 cards and 4’s are wild, and so on. You’ll need luck and skill throughout the game because even in the last hand a worthy opponent can come from behind and win. Remember, “the game isn’t over ’til the Kings go wild.”

Ticket To Ride

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. For 2 to 5 players ages 8 and older. Playing time: 30-60 minutes. 

Remember to stop by the Book Table and get the perfect game for your New Years party. For questions, call (435) 752-3055.

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Posted in Children's/YA Books, Kids, Uncategorized

Children’s Christmas Books

Still in need of a few Christmas books? Here are some perfect ones to read to the kiddos the week of Christmas.

The Spirit of Christmas by Nicky Benson

Young Drew loves Christmas! There are Christmas carols, candy canes, colorful lights, and sparkling presents under the tree. “Do all children get this many presents?” Drew asks Mama. “Sometimes families can’t give presents, even if they really want to,” Mama replies.

Drew decides that he wants to do something for the children whose families don’t have presents to give, so he writes a letter to Santa asking for his help. Santa sends Drew a very special gift to help spread Christmas cheer – and Drew sees his Christmas wish come true!

 

The Little Shepherd’s Christmas by Carol Heyer

This is Reuel’s big chance to prove that he can tend sheep just as well as his older brothers. All he has to do is keep a watchful eye on his little flock. But distracted by his brothers’ teasing, he looks away just long enough for a little lamb to wander. Following a frantic search, Reuel finds his missing charge . . . and finds himself in the midst of the biggest announcement ever made. The Christ Child has been born, and Reuel is one of the first chosen to hear the news! After racing through the streets of Bethlehem, his misstep becomes a blessing when he encounters the Baby who will one day become the Shepherd of Men.

This tale of the first Christmas, told from the viewpoint of a little boy to whom young readers will relate, is illustrated with gorgeous, detailed paintings by Carol Heyer. Her art showcase the sweetness of the child shepherd and the reverence of the story. Here is a book that both entertains and informs without ever straying from the meaning of the holiday.

The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie

The moving story of an uncommon gift and how giving to others shows a little boy the true meaning of Christmas.

Sam is so excited about Christmas! He’s thinking about his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift — a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family’s good deeds. Sam’s parents explain that the things that they’ve been doing for others are, in fact, a gift for Jesus — for Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for Him. This heartfelt story will inspire readers to adopt this faith-centered tradition in their own homes.

Katy’s Christmas Gift by Bernadette Watts

Katy sets out in the snow to visit the new baby born in the innkeeper’s stable. She is bringing gifts: a loaf of bread, her cat Sasha and, most importantly, her favourite toy — a wooden bird whistle. But Sasha doesn’t want to play in the cold snow, and the animals of the forest eat the bread. Soon Katy’s carefully chosen gifts are gone — except the most special one of all.

As the snow gets deeper and she gets colder, Katy wonders whether she’ll ever have the chance to give her gift to the baby? Katy’s Christmas Gift is a heart-warming and original version of the Christmas story for young children. Bernadette Watt’s lively illustrations are full of colour, light, joy and festive feeling.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A funny, over-the-top new spin on the classic Christmas poem!

Creatures of all shapes and all sizes will be stirring with laughter in this overly decked out, Christmas-splendored illustrated picture book!

With vibrant illustrations featuring fun, accessible scenes of holiday mayhem and spirited cheer, it’s THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS as you’ve never seen it before!

 

Posted in Toys & Games

Christmas Toys

When kids think of Christmas, they can’t help but think about all the toys they will be getting. So why get them any other place than the Book Table? Here are just a few of our toys and games that are specifially related to Christmas. BUT don’t let this post fool you; the majority of our upstairs is all dedicated to all things toys and games. This is the place where Santa shops!

Elf on the Shelf Make a Match Memory Game

Sixteen pairs of colorful pictures – including the Elf on the Shelf building a snowman, reading a book, and sitting on a Christmas tree ornament – are hidden! On your turn, pick any two cards, trying to get a match. Find a pair, and you get to keep it.

Get a matching pair of “Take Elf” cards and you get to take the Elf on the Shelf figure which will give you bonus points at the end of the game. Be the player to find the most matching pairs of scout elves and their friends to win!

Santa Claus Magnetic Pretend Play

Melissa & Doug creates yet another great toy for your beloved little one. This dress-up wooden magnetic figure set includes 1 wooden doll and stand, plus 31 magnetic pieces of clothing, accessories, and a sturdy wooden storage tray.

By sorting the pieces or mix to make your own creations, this toy promotes hand-eye coordination, creative expression and imaginative play.

Disney’s Frozen 7 Wooden Puzzles

Kids will love putting together their favorite scenes with the Disney Frozen Wood Puzzles 7 Pack. This set of 7 jigsaw puzzles features favorite characters from the hit movie including Elsa, Anna, Olaf the snowman, Sven and Kristoff.

The set includes pieces for 7 wooden puzzles in different sizes and a tray that fits neatly inside a storage box for easy clean up. Each puzzle is stamped with a unique image on the back so pieces can be sorted easily. For kids 3 and up.

Melissa & Doug Snowman Stacker

We’ve taken a classic childhood toy and entered a touch of winter magic to create a wooden stacking snowman! Designed with a solid-wood rocking base for safety, it features eight wooden pieces. With his jaunty scarf and hat and a sweet smile, this cold-weather friend is sure to warm up snowy days.

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Twelve Days of Christmas SALES!

In keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re doing some great deals in the 12 Days before Christmas. Each day is a new deal. In order to see the great deals you can read below PLUS you can check our Facebook and Instagram for daily reminders.

Remember, each deal lasts one day only, and the next is a new one. It’s our way of saying Happy Holidays and thanks for all the support.

****Some restrictions may apply. See in-store for details.

Twelve Days of Christmas Sales:


Day 1 – December 11

Elf On The Shelf Accessories, Games, & Crafts – Though we don’t actually carry the Elf or the book, we have a ton of accessories, games, and crafts.

The Elf on the Shelf is one of the nation’s favorite Christmas traditions. Our classic memory matching game challenges kids and parents to find matching pairs of Elf cards, with a twist — players earn bonus points by finding the special “Take Elf” cards, which allows them to take the exclusive Elf on the Shelf figure included in the game. The other cards include delightful Christmas images such as the Elf on the Shelf building a snowman, reading a story, and sitting on a Christmas tree ornament. Players get points for finding matching pairs of Scout Elves and their friends–add up the regular points and the bonus points to find the winner.

SALE: 35% OFF

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Day 2 – December 12

The Christmas Family Songbook – Most of you will probably remember the Readers Digest Merry Christmas Songbook.  When it went out of print, there was so much outrage, that Alfred Publishing decided to do something about it.

This songbook is a beautiful, hardcover, keepsake that will encourage your family to enjoy some fun Christmas sing-alongs this season!  Filled with over 100 of your favorite Christmas songs, these carols are all easy to play, and it comes with accompaniment CD as well as digital lyric sheets that you can print and share.

Regular Price: $34.99          SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 3 – December 14

All Christmas Dresses – All Christmas Dresses from size 0-3 months and up are on sale this day. We have a great selection. These dresses are so seriously stinking cute and are selling super fast so make sure to especially come in on this sale day and get something fun for you little ones.

SALE: 35% OFF

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Day 4 – December 15

Brownlow Christmas Kitchenware – What an adorable pairing – one large spatula with handy, dandy measuring table on the back, paired with it’s mini-me! Great gifts for the avid baker, mom and child (or grandma and grandchild) cookie baking tag team, the always entertaining hostess, and / or anyone who has a kitchen!

So much fun! Both spatulas are heat resistant to 500°, stain-proof, dishwasher-safe and 100% adorable! What a GREAT stocking stuffer!!

SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 5 – December 16

Mary Thompson Aprons & Towels – Make your kitchen complete with these 36″ long cotton aprons with 2 large pockets. Aprons are elegantly packaged and tied with a matching bow. We also have some fun holiday towels here as well so come shop for your towels and aprons at the Book Table.

SALE: 50% OFF

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Day 6 – December 17

Safari Play House – Start your own thriving animal sanctuary with this fun set! The Animal Planet Safari House Playset, a Toys’R’Us exclusive, is jam-packed with everything you need to create a haven for some of Africa’s most interesting animals like giraffes, elephants and lions. The 30-piece set includes a safari house with a removable roof, tons of cool creature figurines, animal pens, a vehicle, a lookout tower, and landscape pieces to set the scene.
SALE: $24.95

Product DetailsHAPE Wooden Crafts – Precut wooden pieces, twelve colors of paint, and a rainbow of stickers let you create your own tropical scene. Kids love the creativity and patterns and parents love the high quality of Hape products. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction are hallmarks of Hape toys. Hape’s toys stimulate children through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities. All Hape products sold in North America meet or exceed all applicable safety standards.

SALE: 50% OFF
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Day 7 – December 18

Diamonds A Girl'S Best Friend BraceletGreat Pretenders Jewelry – It’s never too early to start appreciating diamonds. We have an entire spinning rack full of Great Pretenders Jewelry. Little girls just love the necklaces and bracelets from this colelction.Delton 18" Porcelain Doll "Brianna"

SALE: 50% OFF

Delton Porcelain Dolls – We have a wide variety of beautiful porcelain dolls from Delton Products. They are the perfect gift to give to a little girl who is looking for something special to keep throughout the years.

SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 8 – Decemeber 19

All Simon Dewey Framed Art – For 16 years, Simon Dewey has quietly sought to celebrate the life and mission of Jesus Christ. His artistic journey began in London, England as a freelance illustrator. In 1997 he entered the world of fine art with the release of “He Lives”. Since then, Simon has become known for his exquisitely detailed and delicate portraits capturing moments from the tender to the magnificent. All his framed art will be on sale this day.

SALE: 30% OFF

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Day 9 – Decemeber 21

All Blue Orange Games – All Blue Orange games will be on sale this date. From Aztec, Battle Sheep, Doodle Quest, NADA, to the famous Spot It, you can find almost any Blue Orange game here at the Book Table.

SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 10 – December 22

All Versions of Stratego – Two armies clash. Who will be victorious? Strategy is the classic game of battlefield strategy that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. For over 50 years, Strategy has thrilled strategy game fans by inspiring them to challenge an opponent and attempt to lead their army to victory. Two players command Napoleonic armies and devise plans to deploy troops, using strategic attacks and clever deception to break through the opponent’s line and capture the flag! All versions of this game will be on sale.

SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 11 – December 23

Shape It Sand – Shape It Sand is a revolutionary material that feels just like sand and molds to any shape you can imagine. Squish it! Shape it! Mold it! Shape It Sand never dries out and can be used again and again. Sand stimulates and develops children’s fine motor and creative playing skills. Shape It Sand will bring out every child’s creativity and imagination. It’s the perfect material for open-ended non-directional play! 5 lbs of Purple Shape It Sand

Regular Price: $24.99          SALE PRICE: $9.99

Westminster Mr Robot Remote Disc Shooting RobotMr. Robot – Q-65 Remote control disk shooting robot. Hand held remote. Infrared technology. Walks forward and backwards. Slide and glide. Twists head from left to right. Twist and turn. Robot dance. Mr. Robot remote disc shooting robot.

SALE: 40% OFF

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Day 12 – December 24

101 Gourmet Cookbooks by Wendy Paul – Bestselling author and dessert genius, Wendy Paul is back with a collection of tasty flavors and unique ice cream treats from fun-loving triple berry to exotic mango lime to scrumptious fried ice cream. Perfect for experts and novices alike, these mouthwatering creations are guaranteed to sweeten up any party and make all your friends and family scream for ice cream! We have many of her books so come check them all out.

SALE: 45% OFF

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Remember, each deal lasts one day only, and the next is a new one. It’s our way of saying Happy Holidays and thanks for all the support.

****Some restrictions may apply. See in-store for details.

Posted in Music

Christmas Music 2015

Next on this year’s list of staff picks for Christmas, our Music deparment manager Katherine has chosen to tell you some of her favorite Christmas music books and products.

The Christmas Family Songbook

Most of you will probably remember the Readers Digest Merry Christmas Songbook.  When it went out of print, there was so much outrage, that Alfred Publishing decided to do something about it.

This songbook is a beautiful, hardcover, keepsake that will encourage your family to enjoy some fun Christmas sing-alongs this season!  Filled with over 100 of your favorite Christmas songs, these carols are all easy to play, and it comes with accompaniment CD as well as digital lyric sheets that you can print and share.  $34.99.

Holidays Extraordinaire!

Following the highly successful publication, Strings Extraordinaire!, this new collection offers 25 arrangements for Christmas, Chanukah, and wintertime. Like its predecessor, Holidays Extraordinaire! is a progressive collection designed for students of different playing levels.

All pieces are scored with an advanced and beginning part for each instrument, while being progressively ordered throughout. Two selections feature a special advanced solo obbligato part. Holidays Extraordinaire! is perfect for those festive December concerts when orchestras of varied levels perform together.

A Songbook for LDS Families by Janice Kapp Perry

A Songbook for LDS Families highlights eighteen beloved and well-known songs, as well as twenty-eight newly penned Book of Mormon hymns composed by Janice Kapp Perry with text by Bonnie Hart Murray. The first section of this beautifully designed book showcases musical scores everyone loves, as well as new sister missionary arrangements of As Sisters in Zion and In the Hollow of Thy Hand. Incredible insights into the stories behind the cherished lyrics accompany each song.

In addition to the choral arrangements, section two explains the process and highlights the scriptures that inspired the creation of these new Book of Mormon hymns. Also included in this special-edition volume are two CDs containing accompaniment tracks to all forty-six pieces of music. Underscored by the stunning artwork of Greg Olsen, Simon Dewey, and Tom Lovell, as well as the complete Book of Mormon art collection by Arnold Friberg, this unparalleled celebration of faith-promoting music is sure to be a treasured keepsake.

Posted in Announcements, Events, Info

2015 Midnight Madness is TONIGHT!

The 2015 Midnight Madness Sale is tonight!! Make sure you come to the Book Table today, December 4th between the hours of 8 p.m.- midnight.

This is one of our favorite nights here at the Book Table. Everything in the store is 20% off plus additional sales included. It is an exciting event you don’t want to miss.

Whether this is your first year with us, or you are a seasoned veteran of Midnight Madness, click here for some helpful tips to making the most out of this fantastic event.

We hope to see you here!!