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Holiday Gift Guide: Hot Games just in time for Christmas Break!

How to play Reverse Charades
Reverse Charades takes the classic (and boring) charades game and gives it a hilarious twist that makes it an absolute riot to play with any group.  It's a fast-paced, fiercely-fun competition where teams have 60 seconds to act out (without speaking) as many words as one person can guess.  Words like: synchronized swimming, piƱata, paparazzi, dogpile, leapfrog, pillow fight or CPR.

Everyone’s raving about it!
Group play and interactive games are especially popular right now and families, kids, party game players, toy/game award reviewers and bloggers everywhere are going bananas over Reverse Charades!  Check out the game in action at and see a slew of awards (like the coveted Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal award, NAPPA Gold Seal, Creative Child Game of the Year Award, Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product and Tillywig Laugh out Loud awards) and testimonials at: and on the second page of the attached document.  

You can now get the Junior and Original editions of Reverse Charades at over 300 specialty stores in the U.S. as well as online at or as an affordable, memory-building gift of fun for only $23.99. 

My Take:
This game is so much fun. It truly is better having multiple people up acting out the answers. I mean honestly how could one do say a jack-in-a-box all by themselves? But with 2 or 3 people it's just hilarious to watch. I will mention if you are playing with children of any age you want to go with the junior edition. I even had trouble trying to do some of the card from the original edition myself.

To play Lumps, you gather the pieces of coal (dice) in your hands, give them a lucky shake and let them fly. The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs. What makes Lumps exciting is that there are four different types of dice and only a few of them have high numbers on them. After your first roll, you have to decide which dice to keep and which dice to roll again.

If you need help starting a friendly dinnertime conversation you can use the game Family Talk 2.  A portable deck of cards with questions like, “What was life like when you were a kid, mom, dad?”, Family Talk 2 inspires meaningful conversations that allow families to reconnect over the holidays.

Lumps, the Elf Coal game is available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Books-A-Million,
Go! Games and 100s of specialty toy stores in the US. Family Talk is available on the Continuum Games website.

These are two fun games.  We used the Family Talk cards several times during dinner and really enjoyed the way the conversations went from them. I think sometimes kids are more apt to open up and speak whats on their minds when it doesn't seem like it's mom or dad asking them the questions.  Doing it as sort of a "game" made my kids at least say what they really felt about the questions on the cards. The Lumps game was fun too. Even my daughter (5) was able to participate in the game.  That was as soon as she stopped laughing about them being lumps of coal. She just kept asking if they really came from elves. Kids are just too funny sometimes!

Giveaway CLOSED - The winner has been notified via email and confirmed.

Win it: One lucky reader will win Junior and Original editions of Reverse Charades, Lumps, the Elf Coal Game, and Family Talk 2. This giveaway will end January 4th at 12:01 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

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