Laser Khet

This out-of-print game combines the strategy of chess with the fun of lasers. Make your move to light up the opposing player’s Pharoah while protecting your own … watch out for the mirrors as you go. We dueled for a half hour before we really got the swing of it but it’s a great thinking / strategy game once you get there.

From the box: “Khet (a.k.a. Deflexion) is a chess-like board game that has two built in lasers and movable Egyptian-themed game pieces that have embedded mirrors that can be positioned to bounce the laser light around the board and hit opponent pieces.”

Ticket to Ride (North America)

Loy says: “Ticket to Ride is an addictive race to make the most profitable and longest train routes before your opponents do. The rules can be learned in five minutes, but gameplay itself is strategically challenging. Each player has a number of secret routes they are trying to establish, while blocking opponents from doing the same. Trains, cards, and routes have to be collected and set in matching colors, adding to the challenge. This is a family fun game that we love so much, we even play it on our phones.”

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Stratego

Loy says: “Stratego is an oldie but a goodie. In this battle, setup is half way to winning. Place your army, including spies, flag, and bombs. Once the game begins, moves proceed similar to chess. Your goal is to capture your enemy’s flag without hitting any of those pesky bombs in the process. Every setup is different, so every game is unique for a fun and challenging game each time. How well do you know your opponent?”

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Aquarius Card Game

From the box: “Aquarius is the perfect family card game. Kids love the colorful design, fast play, and familiar matching strategy, while adults love the game’s competitive edge. Aquarius is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary with all new packaging, a fun new diagonal Element Card and a new Action Card. The deck has gone from 60 to 80 cards and we even added a set of alternate rules for preschoolers. This great family game has been out of print for over two years, and it’s reprint has been highly anticipated by fans.”

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Othello

Loy says: “Othello is one of those simple games that you return to over and over. The rules are simple – place two tiles in your color, and then flip every tile between them to your color – but strategy ebbs and flows with your opponent. Othello (based on an old game called Reversi) is a thoughtful, slow-moving battle between two quick-witted players; and a great game to play with a friend.”

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FitzIt

From the box: “What comes in a box, fits inside a blender, and is bound to make you laugh? FitzIt – the party game where fun is all in the description! Name an object that fits the attributes on your cards, then play them to the grid. The more cards you play, the faster you score. Use your creativity and you’re fit to win!”

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Timeline: Inventions

From the box: “Timeline: Inventions is a card game played using 109 cards. Each card depicts an invention on both sides, with the year in which that invention was created on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck.”

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