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11. HeadBanz

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Players pick a card with a picture on it, that they can't see, and place it in their headband. The cards are from caetgories that include animals, foods, or household items. By asking questions to the other players, be the first to guess the card in your headband and win that round! Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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12. LEGO Creationary

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For kids who are LEGO enthusiasts, LEGO has developed an entire line of different types of board games. In Creationary, which is recommended for kids ages 7 and up, players roll the dice. The dice will correspond to 1 of 4 different building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. There are 3 different levels of difficulty. While building the structure, other players try to guess what it is.

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13. Jungle Speed

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This is a game that involves cards with different colors and patterns, with the goal to play all of your cards. If there are identical shapes played, one person must grab for the totem in the middle of the table. If you are not the fastest person to grab the totem and you will take all the cards. There are special cards which prompt people to "all play" a card simultaneously. This is a very fast, card flipping game that is great for speed, coordination and players of all ages!

14. The Logo Board Game

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This game is suggested for kids ages 12 and up and asks players all sorts of brand and logo related questions. With 3 types of cards included such as picture cards, theme cards and pot luck cards, players take turns answering questions. Picture cards have a picture that the questions relate to. Theme cards, all share a common theme. Pot luck cards are assorted brand and logo questions. This is a great game to play individually, or in teams. How much do you think you know about your favorite brands?

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15. Morphology

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Do you like the concept of Pictionary, but don't like to draw? Then Morphology is your answer. Playing on teams, players chose from a variety of materials such as string, beads, blocks, popsicle sticks, and a barrel to recreate an action or an object on the playing cards. After the first few turns, players roll the dice and their teams might have to guess the picture while the builder makes the structure with their eyes closed, using only their weak hand, or with just one piece of string. Creative and absolutely hilarious, it's a great party game. This game is recommended for kids ages 13 and up.

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16. Perplexus

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Though this is not technically a board game, this cool sphere, recommended for kids ages 6 and up, will very quickly intrigue adults and is a great gift for any age. The goal is to maneuver the small marble in the maze through 100 different barriers without letting the marble fall off the track. This game requires a lot of attention, focus and persistence while the player twists, flips and turns the sphere to advance within the game. The Perplexus Rookie, with 70 barriers is for children ages 4 and up, while the Perplexus Epic is more challenging with over 125 barriers.

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17. Quelf

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This game is recommended for ages 12 and up full of random rules. Pick one of the 8 crazy characters to be when maneuvering the game board. Follow the rules that will have players answer questions or complete crazy stunts all to advance forward to the finish line. Showbiz questions will entertain the crowd, Stuntz questions include bizarre acts, moves or creations. Roolz cards require players to follow a crazy rule such as "Snort like pigs when you laugh."  Quizzle cards include trivia and Scatterbrainz cards encourages players to give answers on ridiculous topics.

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18. Scrabble Flash

Scrabble Flash Game - New Scrabble Flash Game From Hasbro
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Using the 5 Smartlink letter tiles that are interactive and intuitive, this is an electronic version of Scrabble. Re-arrange the tiles to create different words.  The blocks will also time your turns, flash and beep once a word has been created. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up.

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19. U-Build Monopoly

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For those of you that love the original Monopoly, but don't have infinite amounts of time to play, Hasbo's U-Build line allows the track of this classic game to be altered so the game can be complete in as little as 30 minutes. This game is recommended for kids ages 8 and up.

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