Best-Selling Board Games, Dec. 17, 2011

Here are some of the best-selling board games during the middle of December 2011, including strategy games, party games, trivia games, and more!

  • Rory's Story CubesRory's Story Cubes
    Rory's Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages. There are infinite ways to play with Rory's Story Cubes - Try them as a party game or ice-breaker, for literacy development, speaking and listening skills, creative inspiration, a mental workout or problem solving. Anyone can become a great storyteller and there are no wrong answers. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination!
  • Hedbanz GameHedbanz
    The Hedbanz game comes with a stack of picture cards, each featuring an animal, food, or common object. The categories are few and simple, but this allows everyone, even young children, to get in on the family fun. And because you'll be racing against the one-minute sand-clock timer, each round moves quickly, ramping up your energy and challenging your wit. Fast, Easy and Fun to play for Kids and the whole Family!

  • The Settlers of CatanThe Settlers of Catan
    One of the most successful games of all time, Settlers of Catan is a trading and building game set in the mythical world of Catan. Players roll dice to determine which resources are generated each round and then must strategically trade those resources with other players to get what they need to build their settlements, cities, and roads. With multiple ways to gain victory points and a board that changes in every play, Settlers of Catan is a game that can be played hundreds of different ways. The base of a hugely successful franchise, with multiple engaging expansions, Settlers is the core game of many collections, and is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends.

  • BananagramsBananagrams
    In this unique word game, players use tiles to create words crossword-style. The first player to use all their tiles is the winner. With multiple ways to play, this game is perfect for beginning spellers, as well as more advanced players. No pencil, paper, or board required.

  • Blokus Classics GameBlokus Classics Game
    Blokus develops logic and spatial perception while kids learn to be tactical. Players take turns placing pieces on their board, each starting from their corner. Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners. The goal is to get rid of all your pieces. The game ends when all players are blocked from laying down any more of their pieces. Includes one game board with 400 squares, 84 game pieces in four bright translucent colors, and an instruction guide.

  • Smart AssSmart Ass
    Have you ever played a game and been bursting to yell out the answer, even when it's not your turn? Well here's your chance. Each Who, What, and Where Am I card has ten clues and the first player to yell out the correct answer moves one step closer to being the ultimate Smart Ass. This fast-paced, multiple player game is the ultimate trivia game, and includes 490 questions and unique jumbo dice.

  • Ticket To RideTicket To Ride
    Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.

  • DominionDominion
    You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.

  • Electronic Yahtzee FlashElectronic Yahtzee Flash
    Thanks to innovative Wonder-Link technology, these super-smart dice know what you rolled, what you decide to hold and automatically re-roll the rest. Rack up the scores in four addictive, fast-action games. It's your favorite game with a high-tech twist. Electronic Yahtzee Flash will seem to read your mind as you play - drop the dice, line up the numbers you like and Yahtzee Flash re-rolls the others. Choose from four ways to play - Poker, Max, Wild or Flash. Wow your friends or play on your own - and the portable game case lets you play on the go. It comes with 5 Electronic Yahtzee dice, a game case, rules and batteries. For 1 or more players, ages 8 and up.

  • Quelf Board GameQuelf
    Quelf is the game that gives random a new name! Use your creativity and imagination to answer crazy questions and perform ridiculous stunts. There's only one rule – OBEY THE CARD! If a player obeys their card they get to move ahead! You'll laugh until you cry with this outrageous, unpredictable, and fun filled party game. Be the first person to cross the finish line and you win! Enjoy a non-stop hilarious adventure with Quelf!

Details courtesy of Amazon, based on sales numbers on their e-commerce web site, and reflect the buying behavior of millions of people.

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