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Article:   [ 6/10 ] New Inductees - Induction Announcement Article Date:   06/10/2011
by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Specialist
Category:  New Inductees


[ 6/10 ] New Inductees - Induction Announcement
The products and/or online services featured here were submitted for examination, passing our strict evaluation standards to be come a recipient of The Toy Man® Seal of Approval, including pre-production products.

Our evaluation process represents an exclusive, credible, and unbiased method of accurate product recognition by use of The Toy Man® Seal of Approval Validation, and exclusive awards.


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Introducing This Week's New Inductees


Board & Card Games - Educational / Recreational Play

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Diception™
Induction Certificate Number: 774020110617-512 Rating:
Evaluation Report Summary: X Mark image which depicts the product does not have an evaluation report summary available. MSRP: $19.95 USD
  Target Age: 13 years+
Recipient of:
The Toy Man® Award of Excellence
The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award


Diception™ is fast to play! An entire game can be played in as little as ten minutes making it the perfect play anytime anywhere board game! But it is so much fun to play you just might wind up playing for hours!

The strategy from person to person and hand to hand changes each time a new bid is made! Guess wrong and you lose a die, guess right and your opponent must surrender one of their precious cubes!  To toss in an added twist, Roll the Second Chance Cube™, it could change your fortunes or maybe even the fortunes of the entire table! To win and be crowned the Diceptor™, be the last person still holding dice!




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Third and Long™
Induction Certificate Number: 74020110617-513 Rating:
Evaluation Report Summary: In Development MSRP: $19.99 USD
  Target Age: 10 years+
Recipient of:
The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award
 


Third and Long has taken an interesting approach to recreate the action of a pro football game in playing cards. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing runs. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action. Join the fun as the teams of the Professional Football League compete for the Championship Trophy!

Each game results in real football game-like scores, and uses nothing but cards (no extra components to keep track of field position or time on the clock). Interceptions, fumbles, big plays, injuries, field goals, touchdowns, safeties, extra points... its all in there!




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Knock Down, Drag Out™
Induction Certificate Number: 774020110617-511 Rating:
Evaluation Report Summary:  In Development MSRP: $14.99 USD
  Target Age: 8 years+
Recipient of:
The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award
 


If y'all are looking to get some serious fist action and "other" recreational play, then The Thirsty Cactus, (Cowskull Gulch’s only saloon,) is the place to be! Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight at The Thirsty Cactus. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents-- be the last patron standing to win!

Each player draws three cards from the deck to form a starting hand. These cards describe various attacks (e.g. Punch, Kick, Uppercut), actions (e.g. Duck, Play Possum), or items (Firewater Bottle, Broken Chair Leg). As the game progresses, players may opt to spend their turn drawing more cards. The goal of the game is to be the last character standing in the saloon. Ready to kick some butt and be the last character standing?




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CampAntics™
Induction Certificate Number: 7474020110617-510 Rating:
Evaluation Report Summary: X Mark image which depicts the product does not have an evaluation report summary available. MSRP: $29.95 USD
  Target Age: 7-14 years+
Recipient of:
The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award
 


CampAntics™ is a board game about summer camp adventures, mischief, activities, with a large amount of focus on social interaction. If you’re curious about summer camps, or have already been to one, this is a game you need to have!

CampAntics™ is primarily for children from 7 to 14 years of age. Each trip around the board is one, very realistic day at camp. Instead of the adults, the Campers decide how many days to play, and enjoy a social experience like no other. During a camper’s stay at CampAntics™, points are won and lost with the ups and downs of daily life at this really great summer camp. The winner is the camper with the most points at the end of the game.



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