#ToyTuesday Best Board Games for the Holidays

With the constant state of connected technology, families have to find time to unwind and turn off the device in order to connect in real life!  With that, my family has picked out the best board games on the planet.  We literally set up shop for a weekend in our house and opened up about about fifty board games!  No kidding!

Some you can find in our Hot Holiday Gift Guide but here are the best of the rest!

Pass the Big Pigs

pass-the-pigs-gameGreat party game!

For decades millions of players have enjoyed the classic party game Pass the Pigs. Now Hugh and Jack Pigfellow (the pigly brand ambassadors) are thrilled to debut their newest creation, Pass the Big Pigs. Game play is the same as standard Pass The Pigs. Roll both pigs as many times as you dare, scoring for each pose that they land in. Trotters! Razorbacks! Sliders! Snouters!. Even, the tricky and rare Leaning Jowler! You roll them, you score! But, if you get too piggish, you run the risk of rolling the pig-dastardly Oinker and having your score wiped out!

Whirly-FUN Game

dr-suess-whirly-funThis is my three-year-old’s FAVORITE!  We LOVE this game.  Something about making messes and cleaning them up! lol

With Mother out of the house for the day, The Cat in the Hat has brought Thing One and Thing Two to play! Oh, but these Things run about with bumps, thumps, and kicks! Work together to clean up their mess before Mother comes home. It’s cooperative fun for everyone!


scrabble-to-go-gamePick up and go with Americas favorite word game! This Scrabble game travels in first-class style in its all-inclusive, soft-sided zipper case. It is easy to play, easy to put away and a snap to pack! The snap-in tiles and folding game board allow you to pack up in the middle of a game without disturbing words already played. When you are ready to resume play, just unzip your case, open the game board and take up where you left off!

Classic Upwords

Classic UpwordsUpwords has been sending word builders soaring to new heights ever since the game debuted in 1983. Now, the Classic 80’s version is back! The 8×8 gameboard grid and 64 letter tiles challenge players to think “upside” the box!

Buggaloop Game

buggaloop-board-gameThe bug ’em out game!

Look out! There’s a HEXBUG crawling underneath your backyard and it’s coming after you! It’s an original HEXBUG Nano V2, the all new breed of gravity defying HEXBUG Nanos. This bug can climb vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes.  Quick, can you cross the yard before the HEXBUG takes you out?  Players take turns rolling the die and moving their bugs across the backyard, until the Hexbug appears from one of the two drain pipes and tries to bump them off their path. Remain standing and you are safe. Get bumped and you’ll have to start over. The first player to get three of their bugs to safety wins.

Check out the video for some other great gift ideas with Sandy and I from Toy Fair in NYC!  Shopkins and Spinmaster… TOO MUCH FUN!

Joey Fortman (Founder, RealityMoms)

Joey Fortman is the brains behind #RealityMoms. In 2008, after 20+ years in traditional media hosting radio shows around the country, Joey traded in the microphone for a diaper bag, struggling through her own personal crisis: unemployed, overweight and lost in the land of mommy bloggers. Little did Joey know, her traditional media background would pave the way for success at Real Mom Media. As a sought after media magnet, Joey has been featured nationally on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, the Katie Couric Show, Dr. Oz, Redbook, The Today Show, The Talk, Fox and Friends & The Newlywed Game. When not at the sports complex with one of her kids, on an island or a grocery store run, or on Facebook Live with #RealityMoms contributors, Joey is obsessed with adult coloring.


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