BELOIT, Wis. (Monday December 5th, 2022)– The end-of-year travel season is notorious for being one of the busiest times of the year. And according to a new US 2022 Holiday Purchase Intentions Study by The NPD Group, more than half (55%) of consumers are planning to go to a friend or family member’s home for the holidays, an increase from 47% in 2021.
Whether you’re traveling via planes, trains or automobiles, or have some downtime at a hotel, PlayMonster has award-winning games and activities that are worth packing this holiday season, including crafts for the road, and trivia and crime-solving board games for the destination. Perfect to keep the “are we there yet?” crowd at bay!
A leading international toy and game company, PlayMonster champions the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families alike; delivering great play value that offers a reprieve from too much-screen time, and rising costs.
“As you are packing for your holiday travels to see family and friends, don’t forget to pack a fun activity to pass the time and a new game to play with everyone when you arrive,” says Lisa Wuennemann, VP global marketing communications at PlayMonster. “When prices of everyday items are rising, games and activities offer incredible play value for the price.”
Award-winning games, include:
Combine the magic of the Holidays with the Magical World of Disney with the trivia game that takes you on a journey through time. Answer 2,000 trivia questions spanning nearly 100 years of Disney history, from the very first Walt Disney production to the modern Disney and Pixar titles of today.
Available: Amazon, Walmart, Meijer, Barnes and Noble
Criminal Minds UNknown SUBject
Add a little mystery to your holidays with this fast-paced social deduction game based on the hit TV show Criminal Minds! Featuring characters and crime-solving from
the TV show Criminal Minds, this social deduction, interactive party game challenges players to think like a criminal to catch the killer among them. Play as fan-favorite FBI
Behavioral Analysis Unit agents to build the profile and catch the killer, or play as an UnSub and try to escape the authorities and get away with murder.
Available: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kohls
5 Second Rule 4th edition
Nothing brings the family together like a fun little challenge this Holiday season. Enjoy the family-favorite 5 Second Rule, now with all-new content! Draw a card like: Name 3 Magic Words. Sounds easy—but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to Just Spit it Out!
Nice and compact to slip into a suitcase or bag while you travel, Five Crowns is an award-winning, classic game that is a quick favorite and features a unique double deck that contains five suits: spades, clubs, hearts, diamonds and stars! This special deck makes it easier to arrange your entire hand into books and runs. The rotating wild card keeps players on their toes! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch players scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses! The game isn’t over ‘til the Kings go wild!®
Available: Walmart, Target, Barnes and Noble, Meijer, Walgreens
Award-winning activities include:
Perfect for some quiet time while you’re on the road! The classic way to create countless amazing designs, Spirograph turns a blank page into a beautiful work of art. Inspiring generations of artists for over 50 years, Spirograph is taking their classic spiral-design sets to new heights with the new 3D set. Combining the time-tested creativity with 3D fun, Spirograph 3D allows young artists to create amazing art that pops right off the paper! Make endless dimensional designs that will dazzle your eyes!
Available: Walmart, Meijer, Kohl’s
Little Knitty Bittys
Keep little hands busy until you get to your destination with Little Knitty Bittys! Available to buy individually, kids can get creative as they knit adorable outfits for their Little Knitty Bitty bear, fox or bunny characters. Each Little Knitty Bitty kit comes complete with a 4″ animal figure, yarn, needle, round-shaped knitting loom and knitting wand. Sets also come with step-by-step instructions on creating outfits and accessories for each figure.
Available: Amazon, Joann
For more information about PlayMonster, visit www.playmonster.com.
PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, Snap Ships®, Koosh® and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-Tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.
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