Games

Snake Eyes Yard Dice

$54.99 from Amazon »

Well, they're not polyhedral so these oversized dice probably won't add much to your roleplaying game night, but when the next big backyard Bunco fest or yooge Yahtzee extravaganza rolls around, the giant rollers will...

Suspend - Abstract Jenga

$15.09 from Amazon »

If Jenga is Kermit, Suspend is Animal. If Jenga is Taylor Swift, Suspend is Bjork. If Jenga is an apple, Suspend is this apple. I think you get the drift. Suspend is a Jenga-like balancing game that takes the straightforward...

Ghostbusters Playing Cards

$9.99 from Amazon »

Slime not included. Ghostbusters turns 30 this year, so who better to lose all your money to on poker night than the goofy mugs of Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore? Even Louis Tully and Dana Barrett make appearances...

Miniature Cinder Blocks

$10.99 - $42.99 from Mini Materials »

My new lady friend, She-Ra: Princess of Power, has a chinchilla named Albert (not as cool as a hedgehog, but way better than a chihuahua), so I was thinking of getting some of these miniature cinder blocks to build him...

Dragon Chess Set

$173.10 from Amazon »

Welp, judging by the bones fossilized in the platform uplifting this chess set's glass board, the biggest dragons have already been slain. Now all I gotta conquer are the baby fire breathers, and in all likelihood their...

Glitch Playing Cards

$20 from Amazon »

Glitch: "An electrical pulse of short duration that is usually the result of a fault or design error, particularly in a digital circuit." That's a pretty good way to put it. Thank you, Wikipedia (yes, I donate regularly.)...

Fifty Farts Playing Cards

$7.99 from Perpetual Kid »

Smells like a fun night of Texas Hold 'Em! The Fifty Farts deck of cards "serves as a taxonomy of the rectal expulsion of gas byproducts of the mammalian digestive process." Just like my own body after a 3-course dinner...

Critical Hit LED Dice Set

$24.99 from ThinkGeek »

I'm gonna take a gamble and say that if you're reading this right now, right this moment (this moment being approximately 8 pm ET on February 1, 2015) you're not really into Super Bowl XLIX, or football in general. I...

Prohibition Playing Cards Box Set

$125 from Ellusionist »

Gambling. Drinking. Breaking the law. Three favorite vices rolled into one boxed cocktail. With a lemon twist of magic. Ellusionist has put together 6 American classics from one of our most scandalous eras in history....

Never Have I Ever: The Game of Poor Life Decisions

$25 from Amazon »

I was just wondering what I'll do to pass the time once football season is over. At first I thought I'd be stuck re-watching Seasons 1 through 7 of The Gilmore Girls with my mama, but now it appears I have an alternative:...

Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition Monopoly

$33.37 from Amazon »

The Legend of Zelda Monopoly? Good luck rescuing the princess in this game that never ends. Trade American dollars for funny looking rainbow Canadian...uh, I mean Hyrulian currency and start hoarding your sculpted Deku...

Wall Scrabble

Hey, it's Scrabble for the Jumbo Crosswords crowd. But $20 says more people will spell words wrong trying to maneuver their letters in supersized form. Seriously, the alphabet's way harder to manage when it's big (case...

Wood & Aluminum Connect Four

Can you hear that, Cornelius? It's the resounding clink-clink-clink of me dominating you at Connect Four all wood and aluminum and classy-like....

Drunk Stoned or Stupid

$20 from Kickstarter »

Usually the only people I credit for being clever, relevant, and hilarious are myself and sometimes Stephen Colbert, but the cards of party game Drunk Stoned or Stupid demonstrate there might be a few others out there...

X-Ray Playing Cards

$12.74 from Amazon »

The skulls on these X-ray playing cards show a transparent face to you, an opaque face to your opponents, and a sinister face to all. You'll be able to turn your friend Cornelius' mug into a sick-grinning, blood-red-brained...

Porn: The Game!

$19.99 from Porn the Game »

One time I read a book willingly and it was called The Average American Male. The entirety of its plot basically consisted of the narrator thinking about what it would be like to have dirty sex with every woman he saw...

Yomega Star Wars Yo-Yos

$14.95 - $130 from Yomega »

Whether you're a Yo-yo novice, a yo-yo Yoda, or just an avid collector of all things Star Wars, Yomega's Star Wars yo-yos and yo-yo accessories, will make a campy and unique addition to your galactic repertoire. The company...

Ferrari Carbon Fiber Chess Set

$2,050 from Ferrari Store »

Sure, $2 grand is steep, but it's not like this is just a Ferrari carbon fiber chess set. Look, you can play checkers on it too. And check out the varnish on those red playing pieces. I can almost see my reflection in...

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Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table

$136.95 from Firebox.com »

It even has cup holders for beer and an amplifier for your smartphone! Try not to knock over that bottle of IPA, and say it, don't spray it when things get exciting/intense/on the verge of a foosball fist fight though....

Doody Head Poo Flinging Game

$24.95 from Amazon »

Box Contents: 2 Hats; 3 Doodies. In life we sling mud and we talk shit and also many animals with opposable thumbs literally throw their excrement, so...uh...it's only logical that someone created a party game wherein...

Copter Darts

$30.01 from Amazon »

It always sucks when someone's kid gets inadvertently staked in the head playing Jarts. Even when it's kind of funny because it makes you think of that one Steve Martin standup routine...it's not really that funny because...

SNIPE Touchscreen Dart Blaster

$35 - $70 from Snipe Darts »

Liran Erez decided to fire back at what he deems the lame-ifying of shooter games with the advent of touchscreen apps. His SNIPE Dart Blaster and free SNIPE apps...no, the darts aren't going to F up your screen...introduce...

40,000 Cubic Foot Smoke Grenade

$14.89 from Deals Only »

Use the Haze Pro Professional Smoke Grenade for emergency training drills. To create realistic disaster scenes or dramatic entrances in amateur movies and at parities. As a smoke screen during Airsoft and paintball battles....

Lewd and Obscene Party Game

$24.99 from Lewd and Obscene »

Lewd and Obscene, according to creator Anthony Annese, is what would happen "if Urban Dictionary and Balderdash had a one night stand and the condom broke." Testament #1 to the validity of that statement: mentally rotate...

Lambda Ruby-Tipped Top

$65 from Kickstarter »

Jason Hui of Prometheus Lights is the first to point out that he makes tools, not toys. That he has created the Lambda Top, and is seeking funding for it on Kickstarter, is probably due solely to the fact that even men...

Toroflux Kinetic Flow Toy

$19.95 from Amazon »

Don't be fooled into thinking the Toroflux kinetic sculpture is just some stupid bracelet-slinky-figuratively-one-dimensional-girl-and-baby toy like I was. Watch the video. Like, beyond the first 10 seconds when the dude...

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

$48.25 from Amazon »

The 3-1/2-minute video tutorial of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game jasonobi uploaded to YouTube is one of the better user videos I've seen of this nature. He explains the extensive rules succinctly, plays the TV series'...

Portable Skee Ball

Here's a fun accident waiting to happen. Sorry about Grandma's porcelain ash urn, Mama! It's so hard to find Skee Ball machines outside of Chuck E Cheese's anymore. I guess they don't have the same bar-game allure as...

code:deck Playing Cards

$10 from Varianto:25 »

Who wants some undiluted geekery? code:deck is a standard set of playing cards individually described by rank and suit in one of 13 different programming languages. As maker Varianto:25 points out, the cards should arouse...

Black Playing Cards

$12.95 from Amazon »

Black like my ex's heart, and black like the magic I'm going to use to make her rue the day she left me crushed and dejected inside a four square. Anyone who wants to know what's wrong with me, here's your answer: 1)...

Super Precision Gyroscope

$249 from Amazon »

Made from solid brass and aluminum, the Super Precision Gyroscope is both the epic tinkerer's and workplace thumb-twiddler's essential toy. It runs on miniature stainless steel bearings that propel its movement continuously...

Super Sculpey Sculpturing Compound

$9 from Amazon »

As you can see, Super Sculpey sculpturing compound can sculpt some pretty super sculptures. The mutant dentist's nightmare in the photo above comes courtesy of Chris Maxwell via ConceptArt. Additionally, a simple online...

Carbon Fiber Playing Cards

$120 from Kickstarter »

Yes, they shuffle. But they can't do the bridge/easy stack after the riffle, so if you want a deck of carbon fiber playing cards, you'll have to be willing to press them together and realign them into a neat pile yourself....

Lightning Reaction Reloaded - A Shocking Game

$25.77 from Amazon »

Well I hope the Reloaded version of Lightning Reaction doesn't follow in the footsteps of The Matrix and suck. Or maybe it's being cheeky and willingly emulating the trilogy's second installment--in the sense that while...

Superfight! Card Game

$35 from Amazon »

Superfight! instructs us to imagine Cards Against Humanity meets Apples to Apples. For the sake of what comes next, I would add to imagine this meeting takes place in either a dark alley, an octagon, or on opposite ends...

Q-Ba-Maze Marble Run

$35.96 from Amazon »

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, and people who live in marble towers should watch out because...bombs away! MindWare's Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 is an interlocking system of brightly-hued cubes that tinkerers...

The Walking Dead Monopoly

$32.07 from Amazon »

I don't know what you get when you pass Go--maybe another axe or Gator machete to add to your zombie defense arsenal--but I do know that when I play Monopoly: Walking Dead Survival Edition I'll have permanent dibs on...

Gomboc - The World's Only Self-Righting Object

$499.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer »

The geometric Gomboc's shape supposedly mimics that of a radiated tortoise shell, and its movement that of the animal's when it rights itself without the use of its limbs. Now if that's the case, my question is: why would...

3D Clue

$199 from Amazon »

Professor Plum in the dining room with the...3D glasses, suckah! Iconic board game Clue has followed Hollywood feature films into the 3rd dimension with its own 3D addition to your family fun nights. No glasses required...

Laser Maze Logic Game

$29.75 from Amazon »

I enjoy fiddling with lasers--particularly those than can burn my eye out--but I'm not sure how I'm going to like one whose use also requires a certain amount of intellectual fortitude. Or, as the Laser Maze prefers to...

Role Playing Dice Gauntlet

Discontinued

Default setting during Settlers of Catan play is already shaking my fist while bellowing a battle cry. Sometimes of conquer. Sometimes of defeat. Funny how those sounds and gestures have global emotional applications....

Anki DRIVE - Real World Video Game

$149.99 from Anki »

Artificial intelligence and robotics, the virtual reality video game and the actual reality physical game, Anki and iOS: these are the parts of Anki DRIVE that make it a whole new experience in the gaming industry. A...

OSM Kinetic Sculptural Toy

$9.99 from Hopson Kinetic »

OSM = Object for Spatial Manipulation = a kaleidoscopic sculpture made of disks = pronounced "awesome". No joke. "OSM" sounds out as "awesome" because its designers have astutely noticed that that's exactly what this...

The 50/50 Bank

$14.36 from Amazon »

Even if I weren't a gambling man I would like the 50/50 Savings Bank because every day it would remind me of Plinko, my favorite Price Is Right game, and also Bob Barker, my favorite game show host and general hero of...

Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling

$9.92 from Amazon »

How do you declare a thumb war in Wookieespeak? Yeah, that's right, 1, 2, 3, Raaawwwrrr! Time to suit up, buckle down, and probably tie one on, Cornelius, because I challenge you to a lightsaber duel. From the knuckles...

Banana Pool Table

$18,611 from Firebox.com »

Time to brush up on curving the cue ball. Here are a few observations about bananas and pool and Banana Pool Tables:...

Choosatron - Choose Your Own Adventure Arcade

According to the Choosatron, "as technology has advanced, so has the way we tell stories." I agree. Particularly with regard to online dating profiles in which all women are drama- and maintenance-free, and weigh the...

LEGO Taxidermy Deer Kit

$28 from David Cole »

Unlike the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle, this nugget of LEGO taxidermy would be way cooler if it were bigger. When I first saw it I thought it was a life-size LEGO deer head and I was like, "Yahtzee! Cornelius is gonna...

Roulette Wheel IQ Cube

$79.90 from IQ Cubes »

I guess anyone who can solve the Roulette Wheel IQ Cube must be pretty smart. I feel pretty smart just for figuring out what it is based on the manufacturer's bold, caps, red-fonted, syntactically-challenged description...

Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination

$10 - $25 from Machine of Death »

Just when I think games have been completely overshadowed by Breaking Bad viewing parties and orgies as the most popular indoor group activities, Kickstarter projects like Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination...

Thorn Dice

$27.20 - $85 from Shapeways »

Pain, blood, Thorn Dice: you gotta pay to play. Meandering threads of contemporary CAD technology intertwine to form polyhedral dice bodies dotted with protruding thorns and varying numerical sequences that accommodate...

The Ultimate Deck - 54 Unique Playing Cards

$24.95 - $64.95 from Dan & Dave »

Each of the 54 cards in Dan & Dave's Ultimate Deck brandishes a unique piece of artwork courtesy of design agency Stranger & Stranger. And yes, most of them are macabre and vaguely disturbing like the Unicorn Head Mask...

Foosball Coffee Table

$549 from Amazon »

I prefer to use my coffee table to play old school Nintendo, but I understand there are some out there even older school than I am who are more down with using theirs to play foosball. By the way, to those under the age...

Space Invaders Chess Set

Discontinued

Following its 1978 release in Japan, Space Invaders prompted a shortage of 100-yen coins. I learned that at a pub trivia night. Pub trivia is maybe the only thing in the world I suck at as much as team sports and lighting...

Zombie Tarot Cards

$11.43 from Amazon »

I don't think it would be that hard to be a Zombie Tarot Card reader. Everyone's fate would be the same: death. I suppose you would have to get a little creative in describing the specifics of each poor sap's demise...

Putter Pool

Sold Out from Amazon »

Now that NFL powerhouse and perennial Super Bowl favorites the Seattle Seahawks have been knocked out of the playoffs, I'm going to have to find something else to do from within the 6' radius surrounding my recliner....

Batman Chess Set

Of course the Batman Chess Set costs nearly $800. The Dark Knight is a fancy superhero. The fanciest superhero of all, I would say. And check out how dashing he looks in fine pewter and diecast metal. Villains the Joker...

Breaking Bad Methopoly

Discontinued

Joanne Silverman loves meth. Just kidding. She loves Breaking Bad. I mean, I guess she might love meth too, but probably not because if she did it is unlikely she would have the wherewithal to conceive and create this...

Precision Machined Metal Dice

$12 - $39 from CRL Products »

Precision machined dice made from pure, solid metal. Just like my abs. Amber Rix's wildly successful Kickstarter project will reward backers with a choice of 3/4" dice in 7 different unmixed, undiluted material types:...

LED Beer Pong Table

I have so many reasons to celebrate. 1) It didn't reach 1215 degrees F yesterday (and despite some initial white-knuckling turbulence, my airplane did not fall out of the sky). 2) Three days from now I'm going to be receiving...

Stick-N-Play Gaming Controls

$19.99 from SteelSeries »

With all the newfangled tablet and smartphone technology we are able to enjoy today, I am glad we haven't yet cast aside all of our oldfangled technology, such as buttons and suction cups. SteelSeries joystick and push...

Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle

$150 from Etsy »

It's paleontology, puzzle-solving, and ridiculously rad lawn ornament all rolled into one plasma cut steel assembly kit. This giant velociraptor skeleton arrives as 44, 11-gauge, 1/8" steel pieces begging to be the centerpiece...

Custom Photo Rubik's Cube

Grandma's gonna love this. True, the Rubik's Cube will take her 5 solid days of frustration and curmudgeonly mutterings to complete, but once she does, check out her reward: six shots of my precious sweet baby face mugging...

Puzzle Pod - Cryptex Packaging

$29.95 from Amazon »

What better way to enjoy giving a gift as much as receiving one than to present it to its recipient in a Puzzle Pod? For this DaVinci Code-style cryptex, which must be solved before the goods inside are accessible, will...

LEGO Bat Cave

By: Flickr »

Wayne Hussey and Carlyle Livingston, ye builders of the LEGO Bat Cave, I think you might win Batman Creations Fabricated by People Obsessed with the Dark Knight for 2012. Motorcycle suits be damned, I'd much rather have...

Giant Inflatable Twister

Right hand red, left foot green, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. The classic party game Twister meets the classic carnie blow-up apparatus the Bouncy House in Hammacher Schlemmer's very carefully named Inflatable Outdoor Color...