2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Kid's Stocking Stuffers
We recently had the chance to review several decks of question cards from Around the Table Games.
About Around the Table Games:
"Creator and owner of Around the Table games, Beth Daniels was blessed to have her grandparents and great-grandparents in her life for decades. Over the years, she realized that the more she learned about them, the better she understood herself. As a result, she treats the stories they shared as priceless gifts that she is determined to pass on to her own children. As an Occupational Therapist, wife and mother of two, Daniels understands all too well how active lives and busy schedules can prevent families from sharing the anecdotes and folklore that make a family a family.
That’s why she created Family Talk and Grandparent Talk games as a fun way for families to reconnect. What began as a business of bringing families together through conversation has now brought the Daniels family together through entrepreneurship! Beth’s 9 year old daughter saw and heard the impact that her mom’s games had on peoples’ lives, so she decided to write some games of her own. Thanks to Beth’s daughter’s hard work, in 2009, Around the Table added Buddy Talk (for tweens) and Camp Talk (for kids going away to camp) to its line of conversation games. The family involvement continued as Beth’s niece wrote Teen Talk - a conversation game designed for Teens! Around the Table® – Award winning conversation games for people of all ages!"
Around the Table games – Questions to get the whole family talking!
-Family Talk takes the dinner table discussions with you wherever you go!
-Fun, Portable conversation game to keep today’s busy families connected
-100 question cards attached to round carabiner clip for use anywhere – at home, at a restaurant, in the car, on vacation
-Questions that get the whole family talking – even hard-to-talk-to Teens!
-Portable, thought provoking, fun!
-Great gift idea
Connecting Generations through Conversation- Fun for Grandchildren and Grandparents
-Fun, Portable conversation game to connect grandchildren and grandparents!
-100 fun question cards attached to round carabiner clip for use anywhere – at home, at a restaurant, in the car, on vacation
-Allows grandchildren a fun way to realize that grandparents were young once too!
-Questions that bridge generations while creating treasured memories!
-Portable, thought provoking, fun!
-Great gift idea
The game keeps family history alive with diverse tipics that allow grandkids and grandparents to discover more about each other through fun conversation. Grandchildren will discover that their grandparents were young once too!
Grandparent Talk is a highly sought-after game and a favorite gift for Grandkids AND Grandparents!
Consider videotaping your conversations for a family keepsake!
A Fun Way to Get Your Friends Talking - Created FOR Kids BY Kids - Perfect for Tweens
-Made BY KIDS FOR KIDS
-Fun way to get your friends talking!
-50 Cool Questions for both boy and girl BFFs!
-Question Cards attached to a cool carabiner clip that can be clipped to a backpack or overnight bag
-Great for recess, sleepovers, on the bus
-Perfect gift for kids and their buddies!
Buddy Talk is rapidly becoming the rage for both boy and girl BFFs. Find out a ton about your friends at the bus stop, during recess or at a sleepover. Just draw a card, read one of the 50 cool questions and let the fun begin!
What we thought: These games were right up A's alley! She loves games and one of her recent favorites was a game where, at dinnertime, we would pick a question out of a bowl and each person would get a chance to answer it. We really learned a lot about each other and I knew she would absolutely love these games from Around the Table! I love the idea of the grandparent deck, because even I could learn some things about my parents and in-laws that I would otherwise never have known:) The Buddy Deck is a pretty neat idea too, because these are actual questions a kid would want to know the answers too. Around the Table games have won a ton of prestigious awards in the toy community and it really is no wonder why! These games are all about bringing the family together by asking fun and engaging questions. If you are looking for a way to spark conversation amongst your family and friends, Around the Table Games would be the perfect way to get started. And they even have bi-lingual decks!! ABCD Diaries gives Around the Table Games an A+!
Buy It: Find these awesome games to bring your family together at Around the Table Games!!
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given Around the Table Games for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.