The Card Games People
March 04, 2024


Right now we're playing in Vegas....

Vegas Vacation with a Twist: My TOYFest West Adventure!

Forget the slot machines and high-stakes poker, for a few days this past week, Las Vegas is all about toys! Yes, I just had the incredible opportunity to attend the TOYFest West show, a haven for all things playful and innovative in the toy industry.

Imagine a massive convention center overflowing with aisles upon aisles of exhibits showcasing the latest and greatest toys for every age group and interest. From plush cuddle buddies to mind-bending STEM kits, retro classics to cutting-edge tech-driven experiences, TOYFest West had it all.

As a self-proclaimed toy and game enthusiast (don't judge, there's a kid in all of us!), I was in awe of the creativity and ingenuity on display. Here are some highlights that left me particularly impressed:

  • Interactive: Forget passive play, there were products galore all about engaging kids in active and immersive experiences. I witnessed everything from absorbing play sets that brought dinosaurs to life to educational products that bring on those all important STEM skills.
  • Sustainability: It was heartwarming to see manufacturers putting an emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable toys. From plush animals made from recycled materials to wooden building blocks with non-toxic finishes, this section offered parents peace of mind and kids a chance to learn about environmental responsibility through play.
  • Nostalgia Alley: This section was a trip down memory lane for anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s. Retro toys rule!

Beyond the amazing products, the real heart of TOYFest West was the atmosphere of excitement and passion. I met toy designers, inventors, manufacturers and retailers, all united by their love of creating fun and educational experiences for children. It was truly inspiring to see their dedication and the joy they bring to the world through their work.

TOYFest West is a place to rediscover the magic of play, explore innovative trends, and find the perfect product to spark imagination and creativity in children of all ages.

Next up, an Amazon show in Vegas. Then back to the day job...

March 01, 2024


February 26, 2024


February 20, 2024



Tic Tac Toenails anyone ?

February 17, 2024


February 14, 2024


February 10, 2024


Some more of those silly ads we made...

#1 A whole new table foosball challenge:

A whole new foosball table challenge

February 06, 2024


Some more of those silly ads we made...

#2 The classic Pick Up Stick game in a new 'single stick' edition..

Pick Up Stick Game - new single stick edition

February 01, 2024


March 06, 2023


Choosing a card game for your family

You already know some of the classic family card games but maybe you're less familiar with the new ones taking over living rooms everywhere. So now it’s time to think about which one is right for your family.

You want something that everyone can enjoy—no matter their age or skill level. You also want a game that will keep everyone entertained for hours and not get old too fast. After all, who wants to be stuck playing a repetitive game every night?

Fortunately, there are plenty of great options out there! From easy-to-learn classics like Go Fish to modern favourites like UNO, there are countless card games that are perfect for families (and friends!). Many games offer variations so you can tailor them to the age and skill level of the players.

So, how do you choose? We recommend starting with Go Fish—it’s simple and fun for kids, but still entertaining enough for adults. Plus we make it of course. It also offers lots of opportunities for interaction and strategizing so everyone can get involved. With its easy-to-follow rules, it’s a great way to introduce your family to the wonderful world of card games!

Besides being fast-paced and exciting, card games are also hugely educational. Whether you’re playing a classic like Old Maid or something more modern like Exploding Kittens, there’s always the chance to learn new skills—like pattern recognition, counting, strategic thinking—all while having a great time.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your family around the table and get ready to play some cards! There’s something out there for everyone, so find the perfect game for your crew and have a night of fun together. Who knows—maybe it will even become a regular thing! Good luck and happy gaming!

1 2 3 6 Next »