Holiday shopping has begun to be a bit challenging now that my daughters are out of the “toy” stage. Their Christmas lists consist of items like gift cards, money, and clothes. I don’t want to put childhood behind them just yet, so I’ve tried to find some appealing games for their age group. To my delight, I found a few gifts from Winning-Moves Games Inc. that will be perfect to entertain my growing girls yet still keep the joys of a fun filled Christmas alive.
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Winning-Moves specializes in Retro, Classic, Cool, and of course fun! games. One retro game that I loved playing back in the day was Mystery date! I discovered the 1965 Classic edition and had to have it for my tween girlies. You see, the crushes have begun, and the intrigue of dating, albeit still several years away, is appearing with my daughters. You can hear them giggle when a cute boy is on their favorite television show. So funny! Both girls also have a fancy for classic movies like Bye Bye Birdie and Gidget, so this vintage version of Mystery Date is perfect with its 1965 era dressed girls/pawns. In case you’ve never heard of Mystery Date, it’s a game in which you travel around the board preparing to go on a “date”, like a beach party or formal dance by collecting cards with different articles of clothing on them. When you reach an “open the door” space you open the door in the center of the board to discover your mystery date, who may be your dream guy or a dud, depending on which occasion he’s dressed for. I don’t know who will be more excited to play on Christmas day, the girls or me, (ha,ha)!
Pastime Puzzles by Winning-Moves is another great family fun activity. Each puzzle has artistically beautiful pictures and come in 300, 500 or 1000 pieces to work. I received the Gingerbread Lighthouse puzzle that includes 50 “whimsy’s” in its 500 pieces. Whimsy’s make each puzzle exciting and unique because they are made in various shapes, like a tree, a lion or a goose. Finding a piece that is shaped different than the traditional puzzle piece will be fun in and of itself and perhaps add a challenge. My grandmother loves to work puzzles. She lives in a cold climate so puzzle working helps her beat boredom and stay mentally active through the winter. I can’t wait until she opens this fabulous puzzle. When she is through, she can use some puzzle glue and make it into a picture for her wall, adding to her lighthouse collection. Pastime Puzzles offers a large selection of designs, everything from animal themes to landscapes. A great gift this holiday or year round!!