Games

Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling

$10.16 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

$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...

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...

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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...

Euler's Disk of Infinite Spin & Sound

$26.18 from Amazon »

I'm not saying the Euler's Disk isn't fascinating and rad and a commendable utilization of the laws of physics, but watching and listening to it creates a great deal of anxiety in my heart. It's like the foreboding music...

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...

Kama Sutra Chess Pieces (NSFW)

$80 from Etsy »

And suddenly, the intense inaction and sporadic finger movements of chess captivate the masses and enamor even those who have no idea what the hell is going on. Erotic chess pieces abound in Etsy vendor Nicola Ford's...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Russian Roulette for Amateurs

$14.98 from Amazon »

Since most of us would rather be wet than dead, this water balloon variation on Russian Roulette is likely to generate a bit more participation and enthusiasm as a try-your-luck party game than its bullet-based counterpart....

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...

LEGO Vampire GT Supercar

The undead beast has arrived. Paul Boratko spent years mulling over and designing his Vampire GT Supercar. Its gull-wing doors. Its menacing front fascia. Its groundbreaking chassis. In July 2011, he began tinkering with...

Battleshots Drinking Game

$34.99 from Battleshots »

Ah, it appears a version of Battleship has been invented for the kids who actually leave their dorm rooms on Friday nights. Battle Shots, in a hilarious act of futility, purports to combine analytical thinking and strategic...

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...

Cards Against Humanity - A Vicious Party Game

$25 from Amazon »

Cards Against Humanity is basically a more blatantly raunchy and politically incorrect version of the game Apples to Apples. And Apples to Apples is basically an evolution of Mad Libs that better lends itself to large...

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...

Ballcraps - The Football Craps Table

Discontinued

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...

Brainwave-Controlled Jedi Trainer

$151.80 from Amazon »

Do you believe in the power of the human mind? If you said yes, and you are not a Buddhist monk, yogi master, hypnotist, or cult leader, you probably also believe in The Force. But while belief in The Force is one thing...

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...

LEGO White House

$49.48 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...

Perplexus Epic

$27.09 from Amazon »

Holy shit, I'm feeling epically perplexused just looking at this gnarled sphere of chaos. And that's not even the interactive fun part. Inside the visual affront is a little steel ball, which must be wound around the...

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...

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...

Sphero

$129.99 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...

Monochromatic Deck Of Cards

$16.50 from Gents Supply Co. »

In a world where all people are treated a equals (except women and minorities and dwarfs and handicapped people) we approach a time where we need everything to be equal. No card gets special treatment. They all must look...

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...

Portable Ping Pong Set

$40.69 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...