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Cartamundi has a strong new retail range being introduced for 2012. New licences and
Bum Face is a game for four players where you have to hit your opponent’s face and knock them out of the ring. Players can save their own bum by hitting it to prolong their continuation in the game. The Bum Face Game offers two levels of difficulty, choose your colour and begin the action packed boxing game experience.
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Rollors is a new outdoor game that offers an alternative to traditional lawn sports. Players roll wooden disks, similar to oversized hockey pucks, towards a colour-coded goal 25 feet away. Points are awarded to the player/team that positions the disks closest to the goal. Matt Butler, inventor of Rollors came up with the concept for the game while serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his down time while serving in combat operations, he sketched the game pieces, created the rules and even brainstormed his business plan. Rollors features hardwood pieces and a carrying case to protect the craftsmanship of the game.
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Two educational 56 card games for all the family teach facts about animals, past and present are Dinohistoria – evolution and the past, including Dinosaurs – and Wildcat – facts about wild cats from around the world. The games are suitable for ages seven and over, but in order for younger children from age five to join in, additional games have now been added to the company’s website, www.educationallearning.co.uk. The games help improve children’s numeracy,
literacy, colour recognition, memory and social interaction assisting various parts of the national curriculum (as confirmed by Anglia Ruskin University’s evaluation and various reviews). Wildcat has three levels of play and the Dinohistoria cards are differently numbered and feature special cards. The aim is to be the first player to play all your cards and score points for all the cards left in your hand.
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Realism is a new board game designed to appeal to all ages as players seek to build their own business empires. Investment decisions, purchases of luxuries and market events all conspire to challenge players in the new game. All the family can enjoy the many roles that Realism offers, as financial uncertainty chimes with the times.
products are rolling out through the year including Ice Age 4, Animal Planet and Spider-man. The company also says that it has products to commemorate a number of key anniversaries this year, such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Euro 2012 tournament and the 50th anniversary of James Bond.
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The Edushape bath time games and puzzles either float on the bath water or stick to the tiles. The jar of Funny Mix contains pairs of wet and stick foam animals, while Floating Pairs is a floating memory game. There are three sets in the range: the Deep- Sea Fishing Set has a fishing rod with a worm attached to fish for the sea creatures; the Fish ‘n’ Fun set helps children recognise the variety of different sea creatures as they catch them with the fishing rod, and Fish ‘n’ Spell helps language and spelling skills, as words are made with the letters as they are caught by the fishing rod. All the bath time games are suitable from the age of three, apart from the Deep-Sea Fishing Set which is recommended from the age of two.
Edushape offers two chunky foam puzzle sets that stick to any smooth flat surface when wet. Each set contains both an eight-piece as well as a 15-piece puzzle. The themes are Jungle and Park, and Sea Life and Traffic.
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Galt Toys is launching seven new board games. Ants In Your Pants is a number and counting game,
while The Cat’s Away is also a counting game. Children match the number on the spinner with the mice on their cards, while trying to avoid the big ginger cat. What’s In The Fridge is a memory game where kids have to find all the ingredients for a snack, making sure they avoid ‘mould food’ cards. All Aboard is two games in one, designed to help colour recognition and shape matching skills. The double- sided boards are in the shape of vehicles. Gone Shopping is two games designed to develop memory skills and encourage language development. Pirate Pursuit is designed to help children learn to count, while Whatever Next is an acting, singing, laughing, hopping, crawling, jumping game.