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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads are made to the very highest safety standards. Having the comfort of knowing that the product is endorsed by medical professionals, parents can be confident of their child being safe in using the knee pads while crawling.

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

    The BambinOz Porta Chair turns virtually any standard chair (and variations of same), into a temporary high chair restraint solution when needed most. Safe, simple, and convenient it is truly the perfect solution Mom's are looking for.

    Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier

    The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier is a cool, lightweight, ergonomically designed hip carrier, equally suiting Moms and Dads and developed using Mom's Focus Groups in the USA and Australia. This is a lightweight, multipurpose carrier which gives a long term frame of use and dependability.

    Juvenile - Gifts / Novelty
    Shains Girly Theme Kit...Say It - Wear It - Mean It

    Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more...

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke Carving Vehicles (Bikes)

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go / Lay-n-Go LITE Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go and Lay-n-Go LITE are award winning (patent pending) activity mats, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for families both at home and on-the-go! Small toy collections are easily spread out, contained, and cleaned up at home, while visiting friends, in restaurants, on airplanes, in cars, at Grandma’s house, or wherever life takes you.

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

    TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value! They let your creative juices flow and...

    Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass
    Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristaltic Nipple

    The Coddlelife PP Bottle with a Peristalic Nipple is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

    The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! Kids think it's cool to sit on, which keeps them seated longer. With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design. Not only is Cooshee is the most supportive seat, it's the softest and cushiest Booster available.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use. This is essential for a child to learn better safe bike handling skills, and a greater comfort for parents.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

    Oshi mat is an environment friendly, recyclable, easy to clean, non – toxic foam mat designed for infants. It is made 100% out of Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE); which means, it is 100% PVC and Latex free! Numerous reports have noted that PVC is hazardous to our health and our environment and Latex is –unfortunately- commonly associated with allergies.

    First Toddle®

    First Toddle., the 5-in-1 Infant/Toddler Play, Entertainment and Development System, initially emphasizes standing and walking skills. Then it can be easily reconfigured to provide a variety of fun and challenging play areas for children...

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

    Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

    BambinOz’ award winning Instant Bottle Warmer Pack allows parents to warm up baby bottles anywhere, anytime without the use of batteries or electricity. Leveraging a technology which has been used widely in the sports medicine,camping and fishing industries, the pad provides a heat source that is completely safe and non-toxic and is reusable.

    Feeding Sets
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  • Evaluation Summary

       
    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100519‑410
    Induction Date:   May 19, 2010
    Certificate License Status:   Active
     Product:   National Finger Football - Alabama
    MSRP:   $29.95
    Company URL:  http://www.zelosport.com
    Rating: 

    National Finger Football - Alabama

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist / Editor
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  05/19/2010

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop 2009 Consumer/Education 14+ Female/Male


    Durability Ease of Use FunFactor™ Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    4 5 5 5 5 4

    Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
    (NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

    Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



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      (Unconfirmed)Materials Analytical Svcs, Inc Suwanee, GA
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    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    816718003017 60201



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    U.S.A.WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

     

    Introducing A New Way To Play Finger Football

    Think for but a moment, who hasn't played the game before? You know, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a table top, the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. For some, it was accomplishing a field goal by having your opponent use their thumbs and forefingers to mimic a field goal structure.

    Nearly everyone is familiar with the National Football teams, each team striving for the win of each game. Zelosport has now taken National Football and merged it with the finger football of yesteryear to create National Finger Football. You'll experience the excitement, challenges and big plays of the real game. Play with family and friends, day or night, rain or shine.

    To take this one step further, just imagine having an accurate representation of a National Football field scaled down to fit on a table top, floor, or a variety of other places to play, and let the games begin!  In our evaluation we discovered that no matter who the players were with each game in our evaluation, everyone began on the same plane. As a matter of fact, some of the women who played beat their opponents (their husbands), who were jeering their wives how they would beat them with their great knowledge of football. You can just guess how these gents felt.



    It's All In The Fingers!

    When it comes to playing this game, it's all in the fingers. Of course, your first thought would be to assume that it's based upon the thinking of the old school play, with a piece of paper folded into a triangular shape to represent a football. Well, Zelosport, the creator of this game, has initiated the evolution of the old school style of finger football.

    With the Zelosport Finger Football, instead of the triangular shaped piece of paper to play with, you have what is referred to as a "slider" and a pair of dice. What's a slider? It's a simple yellow plastic ring with a shiny ball bearing centered in it. You must be thinking "OK, So..." Well, the slider and the dice are the key components of play with the game; the slider embodies the idea of the football, and the dice control moves and objectives in each play.

    The slider and the dice are the key elements of the game that put every thing into play. The purpose of the slider has already been defined, so now let's focus briefly on the dice. The dice are used to determine multiple activities/decisions that occur. One of the two dice designates which field zone is in play. It also serves to designate whether the play will be a run or a pass. The second die designates which side of the field will be used (ie; middle, left, right, or end zone).

    There is much more to the actual game play, but this is a product evaluation summary designed to give you a glimpse of primary features and link to the actual website of the manufacturer of the product. Additional details can be found in our Independent Evaluators' section to provide a more well-rounded view of what the game is all about.



    Independent Evaluator Reports - Their Own Perspective

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game from the perspectives of qualified professionals in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task, we have called upon the assistance of two top industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials to prove it.

    Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports with some that have been paraphrased, and others that are in quotes verbatim, to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game.


    PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from whom the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.

    All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any other division of GreyWolf Corp, or GreyWolf Corp itself.

    Picture of all of the pices and a portion of the playing field for Finger football

    PRODUCT: Zelosport National Finger Football - Alabama

    TARGET AGE GROUP: 13 years+

    MSRP: $29.95 USD

    APPLICABLE USE: Hybrid-Use™ for recreational activity in home, educational, community, or retirement facility



    Professor of Psychology BA, MA, & Ph.D. - Educational Theory Specialist

    ""The Zelosport Finger Football game is a recreational game sired from the tabletop finger football made from a sheet of note paper folded into a triangle. At the same time, comparing this game to the one it is sired from is like comparing a bicycle to a Cadillac. Although a bicycle provides transportation, a Cadillac provides, transportation, comfort, a radio, and a shield from the weather.”

    "With this game, recreational play is a default factor yet, it holds so much more in its functional use and benefit. It is vital to recognize that recreational play serves as a release mechanism, a release of physical/mental stress and contribution to many other needs of the body and mind. The Zelosport Finger Football game enables a player to gain that so essentially needed release, which in turn, results in personal betterment." 

    An image of the Zelosport National Football Field game.

    "The 'slider' is a bit of a marvel in relation to sensory skills; it is the axis upon which each play of the game is hinged, thus there is extensive use of the hands throughout the game. By using the fingers with each play, you are creating a fluid concert of actions to accomplish a specific goal. These actions are congruent with each other while simultaneously affecting a vast variety of skills and senses within the body and mind."


    "A strong point I found in my evaluation of the game is that there are two dice used as primary components in the design of the game. One of the dice has a unique purpose assigned that brings a more unique twist to the game play.

    This trait comes from how the second die has what the instruction book refers to as a 'Choice' face on one of the sides of the die. If by unexpected chance this side is rolled, the entire roll by the player is ignored and the offensive player is granted the right to choose how he or she wants to run that particular play. Having this game element of unexpected chance with the die proliferates the level of cognitive and creative expression stimulation and improvement, whether the player is young, or of a more matured level of age."

     


    Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.

    ""The Finger Football game provided an engaging recreational, educational, and skill developing agent for our staff to use in a limited duration clinical study of the benefit from use of the game."

    "Every player will be incited to develop creative thought processes to classify their strategies to learn and adapt to the game with intent to win. This will assist a player in creating their own particular preferential learning process, which through the activity of the game, sharpens their focus, emotional and social development."

    An image of the Finger Football game in actual live play.

    "In my own assessment of the Finger Football game, it was of the greatest interest to me, as well as my colleagues, how this game is so differentiated from others we have seen introduced to the market. In our clinical study we found that the game levels playing odds for all.

    At the same time, the game provides the essential catalyst to ensure a consistent level of active Play and response from all players in all testing age groups. Whether in wide range or closely segmented age groups, the results remained consistent with minimal fluctuation."

    "Participation in active Play with the Finger Football game carries after-effects which are dominant and useful primarily for participants ages 21-35 years. The level of personal skill improvement, including intellectual development gained from playing this game, reached well beyond our expectation."



    A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

    It is not the norm for additional input from our pub to be added to this section, but there is always room for exceptions to every rule, and this is one of them.

    The reports on the National Finger Football - Alabama game, were quite detailed, in-depth, and with so much information, that they created an entirely new perspective for our team to consider in our evaluation process. In my selecting which quotes to use and paraphrase as needed, it was a task that proved to be quite challenging.

    More simply put, the National Finger Football - Alabama game was quite divergent from the norm in concept. That divergent quality presented the game as a valuable asset in recreational game play.




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact, we put every single product submitted for evaluation at the mercy of consumers in both spontaneous and structured hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game was seen with consumers?

    From a personal standpoint, I wish our readers could have seen the look on subway riders' faces, as well as the taxi driver, when we were riding the subway and using a taxi with a gang-load of games, toys, and baby products!

    Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY - We decided to try a more unique location this time, to perform spontaneous evaluations of products. When we say "spontaneous", we are talking spontaneous! This means no prior notice; just show up, set up, pack up and move on to the next location.

    An image of two gentlemen playing National Finger Football - Alabama.
    National Finger Football - Alabama was not at all like most of the products we brought to Prospect Park that day. Unlike the other products, National Finger Football - Alabama had been played by consumers at Universal Studios Orlando during Ed Expo, GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, and many other places.

    It was simply amazing how versatile the game was, so easy to carry in its plastic tube, and able to be set up for play almost anywhere!

    The number of locations and time for consumer hands-on evaluation and spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation of National Finger Football - Alabama was beaten by only one other product (which will be featured next week). If a product is going to be inducted into The Toy Man® 2010 Product Guide, it must undergo a massive number of tests and evaluation procedures to see how it fares in the target market for which it has been designed. Due to the unusual design of this game, it takes a much longer period of time and number of evaluations to make it to the final group of products being considered for approval.

    It was interesting how, no matter where we took the National Finger Football - Alabama game to have consumers give their feedback, the results were always the same. Whether people were sports fans or amusement park visitors, National Finger Football - Alabama captured attention, and people wanted to sit down and play the game. In the images below you, can see a straightforward view of the impact of Play with National Finger Football - Alabama at the 2010 GTS Show in Las Vegas.

    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010
    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010
    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010

    At Prospect Park, our final evaluation destination, National Finger Football - Alabama was put on the grass to see if there would be any difference in interest. Surprisingly enough, the game actually had more attention drawn to it. According to many of the feedback forms we read, having National Finger Football - Alabama on the grass, separated from the rest of the products on our portable tables, drew their attention far greater. For others, it reminded them of a picnic event and they felt prompted to sit down, relax, and play the game

    In our compilation of the consumer evaluation sheets from the GTS 2010 show and all other locations, we discovered that the National Finger Football - Alabama game was quite a popular, as well as an entertaining experience for our participants. A strong contribution to learning and skill development was gained from playing the game. The game established a solid and productive response with our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation participants and passed this section of our evaluation with very strong scores.


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    DURABILITY: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4 gold  stars

    DURABILITY is not generally a primary focus to feature when it comes to most games, but the National Finger Football - Alabama game is undoubtedly not categorized as being among "most games." With this game, you have plastic rings, a foam football, a plastic ring with a ball bearing held in its center, and most important of all, the playing field.

    The game was pushed through a more extensive series of evaluation tests for durability, even withstanding some gents emptying their stomachs onto the components of the game at Universal Studios Florida.

    Even after the strong cleaning of all game components, it still demonstrated a level of durability well above average. The National Finger Football - Alabama game components are kept in a long, clear plastic tube when not in use. Although this serves well to protect the game components from damage, an above average score of [4] Stars was given in this category for DURABILITY.


    EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Simplicity is the name of the game with the National Finger Football - Alabama game. With a simple, short learning curve, and easy setup and tear-down, this game was literally screaming how its simplicity draws reluctant players to participate.

    A game structure designed to create a level playing field for all players, along with so many other features, contributed so strongly to ease of use. These facts were all taken into consideration in the final evaluation of the game. The National Finger Football - Alabama game makes an easy touchdown with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for EASE OF USE.


    FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Could there possibly be a category so easy to determine and enjoy as this?  FunFactor™ was off the scales in measurement with the National Finger Football - Alabama game. 

    If you are going to play this game, you had best be ready for fun like you may not have enjoyed since you were a child.  The game moves fast and holds plenty of unexpected moments just waiting around the corner, serving as the latest triggers to make you laugh til' you feel silly.

    The National Finger Football - Alabama game has put a whole new slant on fun that many of us might have forgotten many years ago, and moves in with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for FunFactor™.



    MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    In reviewing all segments of our evaluation process on videotapes, the National Finger Football - Alabama game pulled the highest scores ever in almost all evaluation categories. The game ensures development of stronger social interaction with the players, as well as a strengthening of creative thought processes.

    The game being modeled after a well recognized sport creates a familiarity with consumers. This, in addition to the theme being National football teams, drives the marketability level through the roof. To put the cherry on the cake, the clear plastic tube makes the game more easily stored and creates a small footprint for stores.  It also affords the buyer the opportunity to gain a glimpse of the actual product without needing to open the package.

    The National Finger Football - Alabama game creates an exciting experience for a player to enjoy and has a price point that is quite competitive. The National Finger Football - Alabama game comes in the gates with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.



    RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The RESPONSE LEVEL with a player playing National Finger Football - Alabama game was well above average. According to the independent evaluators, the response levels identified and noted were not associated with the common visible response levels. The unknown response levels were more associated with skill development and many other factors.

    The game is always in constant change, with the probability of duplication of Play occurring being greater than worth trying to calculate. This literally guarantees "unexpected chance" with each play. As was further pointed out, "[the game]...proliferates the level of cognitive and creative expression stimulation and improvement whether, the player is young or of a more matured level of age."

    The game contributes substantially to response levels in ways we don't generally even consider. Based upon the independent evaluators' reports and what we gained from our video tapes, in-house / consumer hands-on evaluation, the National Finger Football - Alabama game swept the floor with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.


    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [3] an image of 3 gold  stars

    The visual appeal for the National Finger Football - Alabama game was average.  The game is not designed to WOW players, rather it is designed more to provide a stimulation of strategy development and develop plenty of FunFactor™.

    The packaging and all of the game components were great, yet once again, nothing to go WOW! over, unless you are a sports nut who can grasp the full value of the highly detailed and scaled-down playing field and playing components.

    The game is magnificent in its level of visual appeal, with the contents of the game box matching perfectly, if not better. The National Finger Football - Alabama game rose to the challenge to meet our tough standards in this category and passed with an average score of [3] Stars in this evaluation category for VISUAL APPEAL.

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