250 Points: SLEEPING QUEENS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
2-5 players, ages 8+, 20 minutes
Sleeping Queens is an adorable game created by a six-year-old! In Sleeping Queens, players are trying to wake up either five queens or 50 points worth of queens. To do so, they’ll use kings to wake them, black knights to steal them from other players, dragons to protect them, potions to put other players’ queens back to sleep, or magic wands to protect them from potions.
The other cards in the game are number cards that can be discarded in order to draw more cards. Players can either discard a run of three (5,6,7) or create an equation (6-1=5). Leave it to a child to brilliantly wrap math in a fairy tale!
500 Points: HEDBANZ: NO LIMITS
4+ players, ages 13+
A twist on classic charades, Hedbanz: No Limits is a fun “What am I?” party game for adults. You’ll wear a headband with a card everyone but you can see, and try to guess what you are based on clues given to you by other players. Guess correctly, and you’ll earn a chip; if you need more clues, it will cost you a chip. The first player to six chips wins!
The adult-only game includes categories such as Drinking Buddies, Rude Food, Sexy-Sounding Celebrities, and more. Hilarity will ensue.
500 Points: RUBIK’S 3×3 SPEED CUBE
From the manufacturer’s website:
Traditional stickers have been replaced with plastic; which mean no fading, peeling or chipping! The Rubik’s Speed Cube has an all new mechanism with faster movement, amazing corner cutting and zero pops.
Basing it around a brand new spherical enclosed core design ensures that there is minimum friction between internal moving parts, but also between cubies. This revolutionary new design allows not only for faster turning parts but also balances fantastic corner cutting with no-pop technology.
1000 Points: PANDEMIC IBERIA
2-5 players, ages 8+, 45 minutes
Pandemic Iberia takes players back to 1848, where they’ll take on the role of nurse, sailor, doctor, and more a they fight to cure malaria, typhus, cholera, and the yellow fever. Develop railways to transport patients to hospitals and distribute purified water a you go to put an end to the spread of illness.