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

December 21, 2011

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 www.youtube.com/sedarahc 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: http://reversecharades.com 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 reversecharades.com or Amazon.com 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!

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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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90 comments:

  1. We love to play trouble.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  2. Candyland is what we play with my oldest right now. but I love to play Apples to Apples with other adults! thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Monopoly.

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  5. Right now it's Chutes N Ladders.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  6. my favorite game is monopoly

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  7. I like Scrabble.

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  8. We like playing Mad Gab sheshult@Hotmail.com

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  9. My favorite is Pictionary.

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  10. Name: Sarah Walker

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  11. I love the game Scrabble.

    Sarah Walker

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  12. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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    Sarah Walker

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  13. Our favorite family game is quirkle.
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  14. Monopoly (olomon@Hotmail.com)

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  15. Shared on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/clomon/posts/289049174479779 (olomon@hotmail.com)

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  16. Stephanie AtwoodDecember 23, 2011

    We like to play lots of games but we really like to play Disney Trivia Pursuit.

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  17. i am currently loving scattergories

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  18. scrabble crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  19. We play Monopoly quite a bit.
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  21. We love to play Clue.
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  22. Kelly BrittonDecember 24, 2011

    We like playing Clue at our house. :)

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  23. Shared on Facebook

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    Name: Sarah Walker

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  24. Monopoly!
    ra1hbread84 at yahoo dot com

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  25. my favorite family game is called five straight. it's a game from the 60's. i don't think they even make it any more
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

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  26. we love apples to apples


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  27. we love apples to apples


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  28. Aranda GibbsDecember 26, 2011

    Love Monopoly


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  29. Aranda GibbsDecember 26, 2011

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  30. Our favorite is The Game of Life.

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  31. Scattergories is a favorite!

    crystalkirk at hotmail.com

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  32. We love playing candyland
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

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  33. Our favorite is Balderdash!

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  34. My kids really like the game of Life right now. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  35. I posted on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/clomon/posts/201472196609693

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  36. We love apples to apples

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  37. Right now, it's Qwirkle.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  38. my favorite game is yahtzee

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  39. We love to play Trivial Pursuit as a family.

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  40. We usually play gin rummy.
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  41. Douglas HoustonDecember 31, 2011

    We like playing Scabble

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  42. Douglas HoustonDecember 31, 2011

    Shared on FB

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  43. We like Uno.

    Nancy
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  44. GFC: allibrary

    Nancy
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  45. Star Wars Trouble is our favorite game at the moment.

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  46. I love scrabble, but right now candyLand is dominating our house.

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  47. I shared on fb. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=349419431741739&id=100001765735862

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  48. cranium
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  49. We love Monopoly

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  50. we love dixit

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  51. Our favorite family game is battleship!

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  52. we like scrabble
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  53. Twister :)
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  54. We Love to play Jenga!

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  55. We love UNO at our house :)

    Crystal Mexico
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  56. Shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deal-Dishin-Momma/239127532816341

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  58. accidently had the wrong link posted to my NONGIveaway comment. This is the correct one: http://stacytilton.blogspot.com/p/holiday-gift-guide-2011.html

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  59. We love the game of life.
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  60. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    We love to play Yahtzee!

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  61. I shared on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/clomon/posts/148633551914127 (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  62. Boggle is my fav family game

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  63. My family enjoys playing Guesstures and Rock Band.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  64. We love playing cranium.Thanks!

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  65. https://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/203772046383396

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  66. We like to play Sorry and Risk.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  67. Monopoly :)

    Karen Gonyea
    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  68. We love playing yahtzee. Those games all look like fun, too. Thanks for having this contest!

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  69. Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com

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  70. My favorite is Apples to Apples.
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

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  71. We love several. I guess lately it has been hungry hippo.

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  72. Our favorite family game is monopoly.

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  73. shared on fb
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