Gifts

The Village Bookstore carries fun, educational, and quality games and puzzles for the whole family!  Check here often for a sample of some of our  games and puzzles!

Color Clash

Color Clash

Race to find the correct tile as the colors clash in your mind! Each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 Attributes: a Picture of different color chameleons, a Word that refers to a specific color, and a Color that the Word is written in. Your mind will be challenged to quickly recognize the color a word is written in when it spells another color, also known as the “Stroop Effect.” Eight game variations are included in the rule book to mix up the fun! Recommended Age: 7+ years Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $15.00 Binding: Tiles Pub Date: March 1, 2015

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Chickyboom

Chickyboom

A Rocking, Rolling Roost! Down on the farm, the chickens are as happy as can be on their perch. But when one moves, everything starts to wobble! Get the chickens, wagon wheels and hay bales off the rocking perch without making it topple. The pieces in this counting game have different weights and point values. The player with the highest score wins the game. A game of balance, counting and laughs where the roost goes Chickyboom! This all wooden balancing game is sustainably made. Recommended Age: 4+ years Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $24.99 Binding: Wooden Game Pub Date: September 1, 2014

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Gobblet Gobblers

Gobblet Gobblers

GOBBLE up, LINE up, and WIN! Test your memory and appetite for laughs with this easy to learn and quick game of strategy. Cartoonish wooden characters bring pizzazz to this Tic-Tac-Toe style game. Just line up three of your Gobblers in a row to win. But watch out! These Gobblers are hungry for fun…and other Gobblers. Awash in cheerful colors, this wooden board game is made to be treasured. Gobblet Gobblers is the best first strategy game for kids to challenge their parents. Recommended Age: 5+ years Publisher: Blue Orange US SRP: $24.99 Binding: Wooden Game Pub Date: October, 2013  

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Spot It – Splash!

Spot It – Splash!

Make a splash wherever your adventures take you with the durable waterproof version of Spot it! Surf and sand are no match for the waterproof playing cards, so you can play all five game variations any time, any place. Spot the match between the most card combinations to win! No matter where you play, the summery symbols will put everyone in the mood for fun in the sun. Stash the cards in the waterproof travel bag and soak up the excitement on the go! AGES 7 TO ADULT • 2-8 PLAYERS Author: Blue Orange Games Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $14.99 Binding: Game Tin Pub Date: June 1, 2014  

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Quiddler

Quiddler

QUIDDLER, The SHORT Word Game, is a perfect word game for all generations! Players must combine their entire hand into one or more words trying to use the highest point value letters. QUIDDLER challenges you to do this first with three cards (round one), then with four, on up to ten cards in the last round. There are two bonuses, one for the longest word and one for the most words. It’s easy to learn and you can use a dictionary when it is not your turn.   Ages 8 and up. Number of players, 1 – 8. Publisher: SET Enterprises US SRP: $12.99  

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Flash!

Flash!

Watch the sparks fly in this lightning-fast dice dash! Players race to complete eight challenges and try to rack up the most points. With three play variations, Flash is the go-to dice game for electrifying fun. Straightforward and quick, you can go at it again and again. Every one of all ages gets bit by the competition bug and has a fair shot to victory. AGES 7 TO ADULT • 2-6 PLAYERS Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $14.99 Binding: Dice Game

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Nada!

Nada!

There is always a match until…Nada! Scoop up the dice and let ‘em roll. Quick—scan the array for matching symbols between the orange and white dice. The first to call a match collects all the dice showing that symbol. No matches? No problem! It’s another chance to win. Shout “Nada!” to snatch up all the dice. But speak too soon and you’ll pay the price. This dice game has 3 play variations. Think sharp and act fast to match, snatch, and win! AGES 7 TO ADULT • 2-4 PLAYERS Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $14.99 Binding: Dice Game    

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Zimbbos

Zimbbos

The elephants are ready to impress in this thrilling building game for kids. Help the circus troupe in their star attraction but don’t let them fall! Taking turns, roll the die to find out how many elephants you must stack on to the pyramid. The player who manages to place the last elephant on the pyramid wins. The perfect first game, Zimbbos teaches color recognition, counting, and develops dexterity and balance awareness. This all wooden building game is sustainably made. Recommended Ages: Ages 3 and up, 1 – 4 players Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $24.99 Binding: Wooden Game    

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Qwirkle

Qwirkle

Qwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but this game also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. The player with the most points wins! 108 wooden blocks. 2 to 4 players.  Recommended Ages: Ages 6 and up. Publisher: Mindware US SRP: $24.95 Binding: Game

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Square Up

Square Up

Race to slide the squares to match your cube shaker, before your opponent finishes! The winner slaps down the frame around the solution in Square Up! It’s a tremendously fun, fast and exciting two-player visual thinking game. Each game board is about 8″ square.  Recommended Ages:  Ages 6 and up. Publisher: Mindware US SRP: $19.95 Binding: Game  

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Suspend

Suspend

A family game of tricky hangs and steady hands! Try this hanging balance game and you’ll be hooked! Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar is added, the balance shifts, the difficulty changes and the incredible midair sculpture transforms. Can you add all your game pieces without making it fall? This tricky game for 1-4 players is a test of steady nerves and steady hands. Recommended Ages: 8+ years Publisher: Melissa and Doug US SRP: $16.99 Pub Date: July 1, 2012

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Spot It!

Spot It!

One of our bestselling games! Truly amazing! There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between ANY 2 CARDS in this game. Spot it and you win! Spot it! contains four fast, challenging mini-party games in which all players play simultaneously. The Tower, The Well, The Hot Potato, and The Poisoned Gift can be played in any order, or you can just play your favorites. The bottom line is, have fun! Designed for all ages and packaged in a travel-size tin, Spot it! has colorful, appealing symbols on high-quality, glossy card stock. With fast action and endless fun, this unique card game is sure to be a splash at your next party and to become a family favorite! 2 to 8 Players – Play Time: 10 – 20 Minutes. Author: Blue Orange...

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Spot It! Junior

Spot It! Junior

A junior version of one of our best-selling games! A Spot it! for little ones! Be on the lookout for creatures of the land, sky, and sea. With adorable animals and only 6 symbols on each card, Spot it Jr.! is ideal for kids under 7. As always, there is one, and only one, matching animal between any 2 cards. But in this junior variation, each card has one big animal for easier spotting. Spot it Jr.! is a fun way to sharpen kids’ visual perception and cognitive skills. Little ones will love to spot these colorful animals and the variety of images will challenge all ages. Author: Blue Orange Games Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $9.99 Binding: Game tin Pub Date: May 1, 2012

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Fastrack – Ready, Aim, Score!

Fastrack – Ready, Aim, Score!

With Fastrack, the action is non-stop and the fun is plentiful. Using the elastic cord, be quick and aim well to be the first to send all of the disks zooming across to the other side. WARNING: you may find it difficult to stop playing. Author: Blue Orange Games Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $19.99 Binding: Wooden game Pub Date: October 1, 2o11          

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Yamslam

Yamslam

Let the five dice fly to achieve the best scoring combination and win the corresponding chip. Each dice combination has a different point value but only 4 corresponding chips, so collect the best ones before they run out! Calculated chances and strategic choices help players gain bonuses. Yamslam is packaged in a travel-ready tin box. Author: Blue Orange Games Publisher: Blue Orange Games US SRP: $19.99 Binding: Game tin Pub Date: October 1, 2011            

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