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Queen Benevolence is hosting a celebration to honor her loyal subjects. To thank them, she will give away 12 extraordinary items from her treasure box that she keeps hidden away in a secret chamber in the castle.

But when the Queen goes to choose the items that she wants to bestow, she discovers the box is empty! A thief has stolen her treasures and is running away with them!

The celebration cannot happen without the treasures and there is not much time before daybreak and the start of the party. The treasures must be found! …



Before You Play! There are two different ways to play this game, depending on the mood of the group. For a highly creative game with opportunities for lively debate, follow the regular rules.

For a more narrative-driven, less "open-for-interpretation" game, choose the alternate game play. (The second version is strongly recommended for two players).

Components

  • 320 cards featuring nouns of all shapes and sizes
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Win the most rows of cards by playing the "largest" noun in an ever-changing string of cards. …



This card game combines the tile-matching fun of dominos with the dynamic victory conditions of Fluxx. The "tile" cards feature five elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Space. The panels appear in various shapes & sizes. Each player has a secret goal, which is to connect together a chain of seven panels of their assigned element.

On your turn, you will draw a card, add it to your hand, and then either add a new card to the growing arrangement on the table, or play an Action card. The special options provided by the Action cards include swapping goal cards, moving a card on the table, and mixing-up everyone's hand of cards. …



Components

  • 114 tiles including 6 wild tiles
  • 8 trade tokens
  • 3 scoring sticks
  • 1 timer
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the first player to use all of your tiles in your Pivitgrid.

Setup

You will need paper and a pencil to keep score. Turn all tiles face down in the center of the playing area.

Mix the tiles thoroughly. Each player takes two trade tokens of the same color.

Game Play

3 or 4 Players.

If playing with 3 players, place the two highest value scoring sticks in the center of the playing area. If playing with 4 players, place all three scoring sticks in the center of the playing area. …



Components

  • 550 cards
  • 1 die
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the first player to correctly solve and shout out the word on 20 Crazy Letters cards.

Setup

Place the game box in a central location for each player to access. Remove the lid and place it underneath the box bottom.

The cards are housed by category using index dividers to easily determine your category of play. Hand the die to the youngest player to start the game.

Game Play

  1. On your turn, roll the die to determine the category. Say the category aloud. …



Components

  • 6 Foam Animals
  • 24 Cards
  • 1 White Die
  • 1 Black Die
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

The animals have escaped from the farm! You need to bring them back before they get into trouble - and you want to do so faster than your opponents so that you can save more than they can!

Setup

Place the six animals on the table in a random circle. Leave some space between animals and place them so that all the players can reach them easily.

Shuffle the cards, then place the deck outside the circle, face down. The last player who cuddled a pet is the Farmer and will play first. …



Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 24 Soup Cards
  • 10 Fire Out Cards
  • 1 Magic Stone Card
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Stone Soup is a memory matching game with a twist. Instead of players finding and making matches to see who can make the most matches, players play together to "cook" a Stone Soup.

The object of the game is to match all the Soup Cards before the cooking fire is extinguished by the Fire Out Cards.

Remember

A cooperative game means that all players work together for one outcome-everyone wins or loses together. …



Components

  • 200 Word Cards
  • 42 Sentence Cards
  • Instructions

Setup

  • Shuffle the deck of Word cards and deal 7 to each player.

  • Shuffle the deck of Sentence cards and place it in the center of the table with the deck of Word cards.

Object of the Game

The game consists of multiple rounds. During each round, a Sentence card is revealed and read aloud. Next, all players will choose Word cards from their hands to fill in all the blanks in the sentence.

When all players are ready, each player will read the sentence with their chosen words filled in, then everyone votes. …



In a space station far from Earth, the naked mole rats, known for their exceptional ability to cooperate, are hard at work.

One morning their secure world is shattered when the alarm bells blare.

INTRUDER ALERT!

Snakes have infiltrated their space station and are on the loose! The mole I rats are at risk unless you can save them.

Can you and your teammates help the mole rats gather their emergency equipment and make it to the escape pod before time runs out? …



We are the waiters at a new dessert cafe. Every guest has a different palate to satisfy and some of them are fussy.

Components

  • 100 Cards
  • Instructions

Setup

Shuffle the Dessert deck and deal three Dessert cards to each player. Then shuffle the Guest deck and deal out three Guest cards, placing them face-up in the center of the table.

Place the two decks side by side on the table where all can reach, and prepare a space next to each deck for a discard pile. …



Components

  • 1 game board made of wood
  • over 30 pieces of wood
  • 1 Pedestal
  • 2 Cork balls
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

To remove as many wooden pieces from a carefully balanced plate without the plate falling. At the end, whoever has collected the most pieces, is the winner.

Setup

Together, all the players place the wooden pieces on the plate. Two pieces may be stacked if desired. The center of the plate should be left clear, since the parts in the middle are too easily removed. …



Components

  • 13 Snowflake tokens
  • 1 Game board
  • 57 Fairy Garden Cards
  • 4 Jewel Tokens
  • 44 Snowstorm cards
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

The fairies need your help. Mr. Winter is trying to freeze the garden.

Collect all four colored jewels and place them on the wand before Mr. Winter has placed four Snowflake tokens on one flower. If you can do this, you all win together.

Setup

Set out the game board. Place each jewel in the center of its matching flower. Place the Snowflake tokens in a pile near the board. …



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