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Countdown to Science Fair Season

Have you started to think of your upcoming Science Fair Experiment? We can help you ideas and parts. All 4M science kits are on sale buy 2 get 1 free through March 4, 2017 to help with that!

Today, however we are talking about inspiration. Do you needs some? How about trying the Board Game Legendary Inventors by Asomdee?

Click the game to watch a quick demo!

Over the course of human history, curious and cunning men and women have explored the limits of science, technology, philosophy, and more. Exciting discoveries and brilliant new inventions have the capability to alter the landscape of humanity into the far reaches of the future. These intellectual pioneers have organized across time into teams of sorts, combining their talents in an effort to more effectively create new inventions. Which of these teams will be known throughout history as Legendary Inventors?

Calling all mathematicians, chemists, mechanics, and physicists! Innovative experts are needed to push the boundaries of human discovery and create useful inventions to carry us into the future. Now you and your friends can lead a team of some of history’s greatest minds to glory as you create historically significant inventions to advance humanity. 

In Legendary Inventors, a game for two to five players, you are in charge of a team of four inventors of great renown. Direct your team to complete magnificent new inventions to gain rewards and notoriety, and help your inventors achieve even greater inventive feats by pushing them to gain more knowledge and broaden their skills. 

Rival teams must collaborate to complete new inventions, but will compete to patent or acquire as many completed inventions as possible to earn victory points. As more and more inventions are completed, these discoveries build on each other and enable increasingly more complex and advanced inventions to be thought up and constructed. This is symbolized by Ages, the three phases of a game of Legendary Inventors. The player leading the team with the most victory points at the end of the third Age is the winner, and will go down in history as Legendary Inventors. 

You and your team of inventors will shape history as you complete progressively more complex inventions. Legendary Inventors is easy to learn and quick to set up, so you and your friends will be scrambling to patent your newfangled creations in no time.

Legendary Inventors will provide experiment, inventor and idea inspirations to the young and old. Available at Family Fun Hobbies now! Ages 10+. 2-5 Players. 40 Minutes Play Time.

Have you played it yet? Let us know!

Math Fluxx is coming March 9th!

Are you fan of Fluxx? Do you know Fluxx? Either way, this post is for you!

All Looney Labs Games, the inventor of all of the Fluxx Card Games are chock full of fun, but did you know they are actually educational, too? Fluxx games encourage critical thinking, text analysis, and reading comprehension, and the foreign language versions are excellent to help learn another language or with ELL students. Chrononauts and Early American Chrononauts cover key events in US History and encourage deep cause-and-effect thinking. Mad Libs®: The Game enhances language studies, emphasizing parts of speech and vocabulary building. And don’t even get us started on all the education things you can do with Pyramid Arcade!

This means Looney Labs’ games are just perfect for integrating into classrooms – not just for play, but to help teach and support curriculum. From history to geometry to language studies to creative writing, our games have everything to make learning fun!

Adding to their Learning Theme, Looney Labs is about to release Math Fluxx: The Numerical Card Game With Ever-Changing Rules! Pre-Order at Family Fun Hobbies Now!

Math Fluxx is really all about the numbers. Players use positive integers (whole numbers) in their quest to achieve a very mathematical Goal. But it’s not just putting 4 and 2 together to achieve the 42 Goal (for example); Math Fluxx also features the Plan B Meta Rule. Plan B puts Special Victory Rules into play which give you a second way to win and require even more arithmetical acumen (ex. Plus Victory lets you win if your Keepers add up to the current Goal). With Math Fluxx, the fun is exponential! Math Fluxx will be available on March 9, and is the most numerical version of Fluxx ever. The Keepers are all numbers and the Goals are all number-based. Add to that some mega-math Meta Rules and you’ll actually have to do addition, multiplication, or a combination of elementary operations to match the Goal. With Math Fluxx, the fun is exponential!

It all begins with one basic rule, just like every other Fluxx theme: Draw one card, Play one card. You start with a hand of three cards… add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn. Winning is based on the Goal Card, but the Goal Card changes too, thus the game is always in “Fluxx”.

Players: 2-6
 Playtime: 5-30 minutes
Ages: 8-Adult
Watch Andrew and Kristen Looney play the first game of Math Fluxx below!
Watch the Math Fluxx Demo Here!

Have you got all of your dates in a row?

Timeline Card Games! by Asmodee

Which came first, the first appearance of Frankenstein’s monster or the battle between Blackbeard and the HMS Pearl? When did humans first develop agriculture? Think you know? Then you might enjoy Timeline, a fun and quick card game that’s all about getting your dates in a row.

At a Glance:
Timeline is a card game available in a number of different themes but each with the same basic principal–placing the events or items on the cards into chronological order. The different Timeline sets can be played individually or merged with one another to create customizable games. Some of the currently available sets include:

  • Science and Discoveries
  • Music and Cinema
  • American History
  • Historical Events
  • Inventions
  • Americana
  • General Interest/Diversity

Components:
Each Timeline tin contains:

  • 110 cards, each depicting an event or item
  • Rulebook

How to Play:
The game is incredibly simple to play, although this doesn’t mean it is easy to win. Each player is dealt four cards, date side down. They then take it turns to create a timeline in the center of the table by guessing where in the existing line of cards their card will fit.

You know that Lindbergh didn’t cross the Atlantic until after the airplane was invented, but did he cross it before or after the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth? The diving suit was surely invented after the catapult, right? But was it invented before or after the invention of the microscope?

These are the sort of questions you’ll ask yourself whenever you play one of the games in the Timeline series. Each turn, you’ll try to place a card from your hand into the correct position on the ever-growing timeline. If you play the card correctly, you have one less card in front of you. If you play the card incorrectly, you must replace it in your hand with a new card. If you’re the only player in a game round who can correctly play your last card, you win!

It’s relatively easy to make your early plays, when you can simply decide whether or not you would place the Founding of the Knights Templar before or after the The Invention of the Portable Phone. Your decisions become increasingly challenging as the game continues and the timeline begins to fill out.

Whenever you play a card in Timeline, you place it on the table in tangible relation to the other cards in play. For example, if you believe the invention of garbage bags occurred before the invention of satellites, you would place The Invention of Garbage Bags card to the left of The Invention of Satellites card. On the other hand, if you thought the invention of garbage bags took place later, you would place its card to the right of The Invention of Satellites card.

 

Now here’s the real brilliance of Timeline, you can mix sets! Since all the different Timeline games utilize the same mechanics, you can mix two or more sets of cards to multiply the possibilities and enjoyment of your games.

Your Journey Through Time Begins

No matter where your journeys through time begin, nor which topics you cover, you’ll find that the Timeline series is easily one of the most entertaining, accessible, and educational trivia games available!

Timeline plays in 15+ minutes, for 2-8 players aged 10+

We think this is a fun game which requires some knowledge and strategy. The ability to mix decks creates endless Timelines to fill in, making it highly replayable.

What do you think?

Pokemon League Cup

2017 Winter Pokémon League Cup

Family Fun Hobbies is excited to announce we will be hosting our First Pokémon League Cup!

January 21st, 2017

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Event Registration Time: 10:00 AM
Event Start Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Burlington Center Mall – 2501 Mt Holly Rd, Burlington, NJ 08016

Entry Fee: $15 entry fee

We are hosting the Family Fun Hobbies Winter League Cup at the Burlington Center Mall to make sure that we have enough room for all the players since space is limited in our store.
Prizes will be determined by the number of entrants.
The tournament will be held in the Standard format and Rounds will be 30 minute single games.

Family Fun Hobbies will be on-site with Pokemon products to purchase, so bring extra money!

 

Pokémon tournaments are live events that give you the opportunity to compete against other players in the Pokémon TCG. Pokémon tournaments take place worldwide and offer a competitive atmosphere where players can demonstrate their Pokémon gaming skills.

Tournaments take place year-round. To find out where you can compete in your area, use the event locator. If your search turns up nothing, keep checking back—new tournaments are added daily!

Most Pokémon tournaments are open to players of all skill levels. Additionally, most tournaments require no advance registration—all you need to do is show up with a valid Pokémon TCG deck.

To participate in a Pokémon tournament, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Pokémon Tournament Rules and all other applicable event rules. Players who are found to be in violation of the rules of eligibility are subject to suspension from the Play! Pokémon program and to the loss of prizes, including, but not limited to, invitations and Travel Awards.

Most Pokémon Championship events are operated by independent Tournament Organizers. Please contact the Tournament Organizers for specific information about their venue or scheduling. The Tournament Organizer for our Winter League Cup is Michael Martin, 856-266-6377.

Information for Competitors

A player’s Pokémon TCG deck must comply with the Standard Format as outlined in the Pokémon Tournament Rules.

All players are expected to bring their Player ID card, if they have one. If they have not previously been given a Player ID, one can be obtained at the event.

Players should review the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event.

Pokémon TCG League Cup tournaments are smaller events that give players an opportunity to earn Championship Points and practice their skills for larger competitions. The Pokémon TCG League Cup events are held throughout the year. To find times and locations of League Cup events in your area, click here.

Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Pokémon TCG League Cup events do not require an invitation or qualification. All players who have Trainer Club accounts and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon rules are welcome to participate. Players need to bring their own 60-card deck. League Cup will use the Standard format.

 

For more information click below!

League Cup (TCG only)

Pinewood Derby #ShareYourHobby

Pinewood Derby runs in the Family!

Most of the Pinewood Derby Cars you see on display in our #ShareYourHobby Showcase#ShareYourHobby Showcase and the front Window at Family Fun Hobbies  were designed, decorated and raced by customers and Father and Son team Dave & Alex Y. formerly of Robbinsville, NJ Pack 79.

As you can see, tPinewood Derby Carshey fully enjoyed their Pinewood Derby seasons and spent a great deal of time and love on each car. Dave (aka Dad) raced his cars in the Adult Division, while Alex raced in the Cub division including the Regional Races at Quakerbridge Mall.Alien Pinewood Derby Car

Their cars can range from the very basic to the very elaborate. What matters most is that you have fun designing and building your car! We are here to help at Family Fun Hobbies. To see all of their cars close up, come in and check out the showcase.

Tardis Pinewood Derby Car

We would love to see your cars! Please #ShareYourHobby to our Facebook Page.

For tips on building a Pinewood Derby Car click here:

 

Get ready to race

If you would like YOUR HOBBY showcased, just let us know!

#ShareYourHobby

 

 

5 Great Gift Games for Elementary Kids

5 Great Gift Games for Elementary Kids

  1.  Spot It! – Spot It is a card game for 2-4 Players and is played by matching images on cards using a 55 card deck. Each player is dealt an equivalent number of cards until they are all dealt out, and one remaining card is placed in the center of the table. Every card in the game
    matches every other card in some capacity, and players must call out “Spot It!” and place Spot It!their card i
    n the center of the table. First one to empty their hand wins. Each Spot it! comes with several game variant directions.I like this game a lot because it’s easily accessible to my three-year old daughter who can’t read AND still fun for my five-year old son who’s just figuring the whole reading thing out. The game also comes with several popular children’s licenses as alternate versions — Doc McStuffins, Frozen, and various Sports teams logos can cater to any household. It is a terrific family game. – Sean Breitenbach, Family Fun Hobbies Assistant Manager

 

 2.  Fluxx – My personal pick for a game for children in elementary school would be Fluxx. Fluxx has many different theme decks for all things that kids could like. There are choices from th

Fluxx 5.0emes such as of Adventure Time, The Regular Show and Wizard of Oz.  The game is for ages 8 and up, but younger ones can team up with an adult to play.Game Play is simple, there’s one rule to start: Draw one card, Play one card. You start with a hand of three cards… add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn. Even the object of the game will often change as you play, as players swap out one Goal card for another.Can you achieve World Peace before someone changes the goal to Bread and Chocolate? Tony Weeks, Family Fun Hobbies Sales Associate

 

3.  Catan Junior Settlers of Catan (known these days simply as Catan) is a semi-cooperative, resource management European style board game, and arguably one of thCatan Juniore most well known in the world since its first publication in the mid 90’s. As a common staple of any game group, it’s no surprise that Catan Junior would be a great jumping on point for you
nger players just starting in their foray into board gaming. Bearing the same core mechanics as its predecessor, Junior offers a simplified ruleset and quicker gameplay to allow your youths to enjoy the same feel as Catan before diving into its more complex and engaging experience of the full version.  Catan Junior takes families with children (ages 6 and up) to a place quite different from Catan as we know it. There are no “settlers”. Instead, the players slip into the role of pirates who build their hideouts – called pirates’ lairs – all over the islands and set sail to find new places and build more pirates’ lairs there.  – Chino Devine, Family Fun Hobbies Sales Associate

 

4. Happy Salmon – Happy Salmon was released in the Spring of 2016 and is quickly becoming hugely popular. It has been highlighted i

Happy Salmon Card Gamen some major Family Magazines. It’s the “High-Fivin’, Fin-Flappin’” Card Game for ages 6 and up. Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with Actions including the classic “High 5”, the unifying “Pound It”, the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful “Happy Salmon” will leave players doubled over in laughter. With so many mini-celebrations built into the play, it’s the happiest game ever!  This game is great for all ages.  It gets players up out of their chairs and moving around.  It makes you think on your feet (literally and figuratively) and is a great gift because the “FINtastically” unique and cute fish pouch makes Happy Salmon perfect to take to camp, on vacation, or if you are simply traveling upstream. –  Katrina Placer, Family Fun Hobbies Owner & Marketing Manager

 

5.  Simon’s Cat – This fast-paced card game for 3 to 6 players ages 6 and up features adorable art taken directly from animator and illustrator Simon Tofield’s YouTube series, Simon’s Cat, which has hundreds of millions of views.In this silly, fast paced game which is similar to Uno, you are a cat! You do cat things, but don’t get caught! Blame everyone else. MatSimon's Cat Card Game

ch the cards to make mischief and pass the blame, but don’t let Simon catch you.This game involves color and number matching, so the ability to read is not necessary, yet it requires skill to know when to play the correct cards to not end up getting caught. It’s fun for the whole family and with it’s compact size makes a great stocking stuffer. -Rob Placer, Family Fun Hobbies Owner& Manager

 

 

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