Games

littleBits - Electronic LEGOs

$99 - $199 from Amazon »

In a gross affront to smartphones, GPS devices, and certain anatomical organs, littleBits has declared that we as a society should return to the days of using our brains to do our thinking. The simple, space-sensitive...

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...

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:...

War of 1812 Chess Set

Discontinued

We can all appreciate the creative skill, labor, and craftsmanship Jim Arnold poured into his elaborate, entirely hand-carved War of 1812 Chess set. But those of you out there who actually know what the War of 1812 is...

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...

Sphero

$102.82 from Amazon »

Not since the invention of the laser pointer has an item this perfect come along to confound and torment our pets. Sphero is a robotic ball that is controlled by your mobile phone. A technological marvel, this is mainly...

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...

Poker Face - One-Way Transparency Cards

$10 from Molla Space »

Behold the one-way mirror of playing cards! MollaSpace's transparency deck gives serious poker and Go Fish competitors the ability to surreptitiously monitor their opponents' actions and expressions, while simultaneously...

Zombie Tarot Cards

$14.97 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...

Self-Propelled Wooden Roller Coaster

$699.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer »

All the fun of a classic, 1920s wooden roller coaster, without the whiplash and 62% chance that it will collapse or derail mid-ride! Designed by a roller coaster engineer and built by a carnie, this 1:48 scale model comprises...

Laser Maze Logic Game

$26.20 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...

LEGO Star Wars B-wing Starfighter

$200 from Youtube »

The LEGO Star Wars B-wing Starfighter. 1,486 pieces. Model number 10227. 26" wide x 15" tall. Retail price a surprisingly reasonable $200, given the detail and artistry of the Galactic behemoth at hand. We said it too:...

Bill Murray Coloring Book

Sold Out from Amazon »

Up to this point Bill Murray has probably been wondering if he'd ever truly make it in Hollywood. I mean, three seasons of SNL, a few decent films, one of the worst, yet most recognizable, heads of hair on the planet...I...

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...

LEGO White House

$44.99 from Amazon »

The last coveted addition to any Tea Party is now a mere 560 bricks away. From a little elbow grease, and a very large cache of patience, watch emerge a perfect replica of the most important and recognizable home in the...

The World's Largest Scrabble Board

Whoa, this is what Mario must have felt like in world 4 of Super Mario Bros. 3. Interestingly, people who suck at Scrabble always dismiss it as a game for geeks who like big words. And now it seems the creators of this...

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...

Real Life Indoor Duck Hunt

Sold Out from Amazon »

Where is the dog? Do they include a dog? Somebody tell them they need a very dumb and awesome brown dog. Maybe including the dog would put them past that $99.99 price point that is so important. That's the only way I...

3D Zombie Puzzle

$150 from Supermarket »

Zombie enthusiast or not, handcrafted wood maestro Emmy's 3D Zombie Puzzle perambulates onto the scene as a nifty diversion, and freakishly exquisite piece of household decor. Assembled, the 24-piece undead stunner stands...

Skallops: Build The Ultimate Card House

$19.95 - $99.95 from E&M Labs »

Is your house of cards slowly crumbling down? Need a sturdier build? Or, perhaps you don't want to build a house with your cards at all. Maybe you want to build a tetrahedron. Skallops are intended to take building with...

Ballcraps - The Football Craps Table

$50 from Etsy »

With the advent of the Madden Football video games and fantasy football everyone thinks they know everything about football, regardless of if they've ever actually played the game or not. Now, you have a chance to put...

The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

$11.55 from Amazon »

For the long golfing season ahead--and in the wake of Tiger's generally poor showing and Jim Furyk's F-up at the 16th tee of a difficult US Open--professional and amateur golfers alike have been scouring the Internet...

Wonka Bar Pinata

Discontinued

And, I'm not talking about that stupid shit Johnny Depp did in 2005. I'm talkin' Wilder Wonka. When Charlie Bucket was poor and possibly gay. When Ned Beauregard could sell ketchup to a lady in white gloves. Don't even...

Portable Ping Pong Set

$40 from Amazon »

Obviously, this will be used for beer pong, but no matter whether it's used for its intended use, or to get girls drunk enough to sleep with your ugly face, this is a pretty genius idea. I can't tell you how many times...

Space Invaders Playing Cards

$12 from Art Lebedev »

Eighties nostalgia at its finest. These pixel print generated playing cards pay special homage to the 1978 released and enduring classic game Space Invaders. I still start to sweat a little when I think of those invaders...