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Games for all ages!

AGES 2-5

sneakyTHE SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME

  • Your forest pals are hungry and need your help! Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive preschool game
  • Spin the spinner and pick up the matching acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, placing it in your log. The first to collect 5 acorns wins
  • Multi-award-winning, cute and colorful board game designed to teach young children about colors. Easy to understand and play – no reading required
  • Reinforces color learning and helps develop matching skills, strategic thinking, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills

 

HISSShisss

As each Hisss snake slithers its way across the playing area it introduces color identification and visual logic: Does it make sense to have a snake with two tails and no head? Are those two colors the same or not? Even elementary counting skills come into play during scoring at the end of the game. HOW TO PLAY: In this simple, elegant card game, players match colors and and make snakes from heads to tails. Long snakes, short snakes, purple, yellow and rainbow snakes. Finish a snake and add it to your snake pit. The player with the most snakes at the end of the game wins.

 

FEED THE KITTY

kittyRoll the dice but don’t lose your mice! In this fast moving game, try to keep your mice away from the kitty. Roll an arrow and pass one to the left. Roll a sleeping cat and you’re lucky to squeak by. But roll a bowl and it’s dinner time for kitty! The last player left with mice wins.

Feed the Kitty is as simple as a cat’s life. Mice are on the menu, and as they move from place to place, it’s anyone’s guess who will end up hungry and who will get to have a full belly. Will you be caught catnapping or will you pounce into the lead? The answer is all in the roll of the dice!

Ages 4 and up, no reading required.

 

AGES 6-8

BELLZ!bellz

Bellz! is deceptively simple, yet supremely challenging at the same time. Open the travel pouch, and you’re ready to play!

The pouch opens to become the game arena. Inside are forty custom bells in four colors and three different sizes. Players use the magnet wand to pick up bells of only one color. Make a string off the end of the magnet wand, or create a cluster — just don’t pick up bells of any other color or your turn ends. Each player must decide how far to push their luck on every turn. The first player to collect all ten bells of one color wins!

GOOGLY EYES

googlyGoogly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight–your vision will bounce off of the lenses. Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone. Unlike any other drawing game you don’t need to be an artist, and the rules are simple. Just roll the die and move–the space you land on tells you which color lenses to use (easy, medium, or hard). Then pick a card, set the timer, and start drawing. If your team guesses correctly you get to roll and move again; if not, then you stay where you are on the board. The first team to reach Finish wins.

AGES 8-12

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MYSTERIUM

mysA horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

FAMILY GAMES

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In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won’t play the same game twice!

TICKET TO RIDE: RAILS & SAILS

rails-and-sailsTicket to ride rails & sails is the new installment in this best-selling train adventure series. Players collect cards of various types (trains and ships) that enable them to claim railway and sea routes on a nicely illustrated double-sided board, featuring the world map on one side and the great lakes of North America on the other. Elegantly simple and fast to learn, it takes the ticket to ride series to the next level! veteran railroaders as well as family and friends will be delighted to set sail to the new horizons of ticket to ride rails and sails…

REVERSE CHARADESreverse

Reverse Charades flips the charade standard of one person giving clues to a large group on its head by splitting the players (six or more) into two teams, then having all but one person on a team work together to get that one person to guess as many words as possible in sixty seconds. Each guessed word is worth one point; each word spoken or mouthed costs that team a point.

After each player has guessed once, the team with the most points wins.

SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

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In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!

CODENAMES

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.code

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.

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Modern Toys for Children

The perfect gift for anytime fun, our toys and games delight the mind as well as the eye. Made with recycled materials, vegetable inks, or FSC-certified wood, we make sure our products are as eco-friendly as possible.

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Our Toys & Games Have Moved!

If you have come into our store recently, you probably noticed the huge change. Our Toys & Games department has moved down to the main level! Now you can shop toys, books, and music without the hassle of going upstairs! Come in to the store and see the new change for yourself! 

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Need A Fun Game To Play?

Are you in need of a fun game to play? Check out these three below, plus the many other games we have upstairs in our Toys Department.

Alhambra

In Granada, one of the most impressive building projects of the Middle Ages has begun the construction of Alhambra. A palace, fortress, and a small city, all-in-one. Alhambra is made up of the world’s most beautiful gardens, pavilions, chambers and towers. The most prominent builders in all of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills in building Alhambra. Employ the most talented teams of builders to construct your Alhambra. Hire stonemasons from the north and gardeners from the south, who all want a fair wage and insist on being paid with their native currency. With their help, towers can be constructed, gardens designed, pavilions and mezzanines erected, and manors and royal chambers built. Compete against your opponents to build the greatest and most impressive Alhambra.

REVIEW: 5 stars –“Alhambra is one of my favorite go-to games in my collection.” – gslouch

Odd Jobs

These jobs are hilarious, wacky and over-the-top and the workers are even sillier. One player is the “client,” choosing a card and reading aloud the job. All other players use their business cards, selecting the best one for the job and telling the client why they should be hired. Sometimes the amusing names and witty taglines sell themselves, sometimes you may want to act the part and boast about your imaginary skills. Odd Jobs have never been more fun.

REVIEW: 5 Stars – “We’ve played with adults only, as well as kids ages 9, 10 and 11 and each time we’ve had lots of laughs.” – Kylie Cavotta

Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!

REVIEW: 5 stars – “This game was a hit at family game night!” – Cass

Questions? Call (435) 752-3055.

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.

Halloween Toys and Games

We have some fun product upstairs in our toys, games, and scrap-booking departments to get you excited for Halloween!

Halloween Spot It

Trick or Treat? Treat yourself to a game of Spot it! Halloween, but don’t be tricked by the ingenious game mechanics! The award-winning game, Spot it! bewitches everyone with its fast-paced fun. Spot it! is truly a one-of-a-kind card game.

Each card features 8 images of varying sizes. There is always one, and only one, matching image between any 2 cards. There are 5 challenging mini-games packed into this tin. Depending on the mini-game, players simultaneously try to gain or get rid of their cards by spotting matches between 2 or 3 cards. Play your way through all the variations or just play your favorites. No matter how you play, Spot it! Halloween provides spirited competition and endless laughs. It’s the perfect party game for Halloween costume parties!

Halloween Ty Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos

Official Ty product with the authentic Ty heart-shaped tag! Perfect for Halloween! Part of the Ty Beanie Babies Collection Handmade with the finest quality standards Ty from our heart to yours Machine Washable Collect them all!

Murder Mystery Mansion

Murder Mystery MansionThe Murder Mystery Mansion game challenges your guessing and deductive reasoning skills. Two players or two teams can go head to head, with one placing four different cards (one suspect, one method, one motive and one place) behind the stairs and out of sight.

The other player or team makes its way up the steps as they guess which cards are the hidden ones, with their opponent telling them which ones are correct matches. Guessing all four cards correctly before reaching the top of the stairs gets the player or team a point. This mystery card game includes guess tokens, pegs for keeping score as well as the cards with suspects, motives and more. It is recommended for ages 8 and older.

FREE GAME NIGHT — September 12th

The book table is having another game night! Join us for this FUN and FREE event!

Learn how to play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, and so much more!!

Join us September 12th starting at 6:00 PM here at the Book Table.

There will not only be free game playing, but there will also be treats, raffles, and more! Make sure to invite your family and friends and come have a good time! You don’t want to miss this!!

FREE Game Night August 6th!

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Heard about these awesome games, but want to know how to play? Join us for our amazing game night!!!

Learn how to play games like Spot It, Tenzi, Five Crowns, Sleeping Queens, and so much more!!

Join us Thursday, August 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm upstairs at the Book Table.  This event is free so invite all your friends to come! It’s going to be a blast! Questions? Call (435) 752-3055.

The World’s Smallest Toys

These are literally the coolest toys ever! We know the original games, but now they are available in the world’s smallest size! Check these out!

WS RUBIKS_IN HAND_LORubik’s Cube

The world’s top-selling 3-dimensional puzzle is now available in the world’s smallest size. Twist and turn the cube using various combinations to return it to its original state, one solid color on ever side. Yes, it works! 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″.

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WS PERLEXUS_LOPerplexus Original

Perplexus original, the ultimate challenging 3-dimensional, labyrinth game contained in a sphere, now comes in its smallest size ever! Flip, twist, and spin your way to the finish line. Maneuver the transparent globe to guide a tiny ball down one of multiple challenging tracks.  4 inches big, this palm-sized puzzle is easy to play but has 100 obstacles to challenge young minds to master. Yes, it works!

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Twist your way to exciting pictures with the World’s Smallest Etch A Sketch! It works just like the classic Etch A Sketch, powered by skill and creativity. Have fun with your imagination and create a wonderful sketch. Then shake the magic screen to erase the image and start a new one. Easy and fun, and yes, it works! 2″ x 1/2″.

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DUNCAN IMPERIAL YO-YO

The original and #1 selling looping yo-yo of all time! Works just like the original. Perform tricks, flips, loops, and more. Colors vary. 1 inch diameter. And yes, it works!

Summer Fun Toys!

Did you know that upstairs in our Toys & Games department we have a couple of display tables dedicated specifically to fun summer stuff?

RingStix Lite

RingStix is a simple and innovative variation of the most common game in everyone’s childhood, catch. It uses two Stix shaped like inverted swords to propel a ring at ones partner, who catches the ring and throws it back using his Stix. The game is easy to learn and can be played from 30 yards away. Hours of fun awaits you with this awesome game. Full set for two players includes 4 Stix and 1 Red Ring.

Don’t Tip The Waiter Splash Game

This classic game takes a dip in the pool for a whole new challenge. Players take turns stacking cups on the waiter’s tray. Be careful because too many cups will tip the waiter. If you make the waiter drop the cups back into the water, then you are out. Last player standing wins. Includes 3-dimentional floating waiter, cups and instructions. Full set for 1-4 players, ages 4+, includes 3-dimentional floating waiter and cups.

The Amazing WUBBLE Bubble Ball

The Wubble is like no other ball or toy you’ve ever played with before! You see, it looks like a bubble… and moves like a bubble, but you play with it like a ball! You can kick it, whack it, throw it, bounce it – and even sit on it! The Wubble giant ball floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, smashes – and makes really WACKY SOUNDS!!! So what makes the Wubble bubble ball so special? It’s made from top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff that makes it squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight and allows it to be inflated to a gigantic THREE FEET TALL. Use the battery-operated air pump (included) to inflate your Wubble bubble ball in around three minutes and when you’re finished playing, just deflate the Wubble with the deflation tool (included) and stick it in a drawer for next time. The best part is that the inflatable Wubble bubble ball is fun to play with indoors or outdoors, all year round. Now go get a Wubble ball and have a blast!

SMAKABALL

Smakaball allows anyone the ability to catch a ball one handed, fully extended from the bodY. It’s a great way to get kids up off the couch. You can play in the park, in the pool, in the backyard, a rec room or gym. The toy breaks down for easy storage so you can take it anywhere. The materials Smakaball is made of are soft and safe for anyone ages 6 and up, so parents can have peace of mind when their kids are out playing. You can play a variety of games with as many people as you like. Be one of the first people in the neighborhood to get a Smakaball.

Be sure to check out the Toys & Games department located upstairs across from Scrapbooking & Education. We are constantly getting in new games and fun toys; every visit is sure to be different!