The Playdate

First aired on July 27, 2012

This show features Nerf Elite and Games

This week’s hosts:

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Amanda C. from Monroe, TN.mike s. from OMAHA, ME.

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  1. WWE Brawlin’ Buddies John Cena
    •  3+

    WWE Brawlin' Buddies John Cena is a 16-inch stuffed figure in the likeness of wrestler John Cena. This toy is soft enough to hold but tough enough to throw down. Kids can put the figure in a headlock, punch the figure, or hit it against an object. With each smack, the figure will play battling sounds and say one of 10 different signature phrases recorded by John Cena himself. Other WWE Brawlin' Buddies include Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, and Sheamus. Each is sold separately.

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  2. Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator
    •  8+

    Nerf N-Strike Elite is a new high-performance class of Nerf N-Strike blasters. Featuring a blue, white, and orange design, the Retaliator is an adaptable, customizable blaster that can be configured in multiple ways, allowing kids to strategically create the necessary N-Strike Elite blaster for any mission. The Retaliator blaster incorporates a removable stock, barrel, and drop-down handle to enable several configurations, all of which fire foam darts up to 75 feet. The Retaliator comes with a 12-dart N-Strike Elite clip and 12 N-Strike Elite darts.

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  3. Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage
    •  8+

    Nerf N-Strike Elite is a new high-performance class of Nerf N-Strike blasters. Featuring a blue, orange, and white design, the Rampage blaster allows kids to choose between fast-paced slam-fire and single-shot mode. The high-capacity 25-dart drum gives kids a fast-action advantage in a dart battle. The Rampage comes with 25 N-Strike Elite foam darts.

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  4. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire
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    The Nerf N-Strike Elite blasters take the technology from the N-Strike line to the next level. The N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire boasts a revolving clip carousel and the highest dart capacity of any Nerf N-Strike blaster ever: 144 darts. The darts can travel up to 75 feet. The Hail-Fire's revolving clip carousel has slots for up to eight clips of any size. Simply press the trigger to fire all the darts from one clip, and then advance to the next loaded clip with just the pull of a handle. The Hail-Fire features semi-automatic motorized blasting power and includes four N-Strike Elite six-dart clips and 24 N-Strike Elite darts. Additional darts and clips are sold separately. The N-Strike Elite darts are fully compatible with most N-Strike classic and N-Strike Elite blasters.

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  5. Angry Birds Space

    Angry Birds Space

    from Rovio Mobile

    •  2+

    The latest highly addictive Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, takes us to outer space where those lazy pigs have once again positioned themselves on and in various structures. It’s up to you to figure out how to hit those pigs by launching a series of birds from a sling-shot. Each bird has a unique power, such as the ability to explode, freeze surfaces and split into three birds.

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  6. No Speed Limit

    No Speed Limit

    from Pressman Toy

    •  4+

    No Speed Limit is a fast-paced domino game, but instead of matching the number of circles on tiles, players match images. One tile is placed in the playing area. The other tiles are dealt to the players. Someone calls out "No speed limit!" and the action starts as everyone attempts to match tiles from their hand to tiles on the table. Images on the tiles include everything from basketballs and footballs to snails, french fries, and sunglasses. Every time a player places a tile down, the more matching possibilities open up. The first player to get rid of all his tiles wins.

    There are three levels of play. The game comes with 49 red tiles, which are the most difficult level. But nine red tiles have a blue back side. These blue tiles are for beginner play. Twenty-five of the red tiles have a green back side, which is for intermediate play. All the tiles can be stored in the game tin. No Speed Limit is for two to four players.

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  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Don’t Scramble the Egg Game
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    In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Don't Scramble the Egg Game, players try to be the last person left when all the other players are out of the game. One player starts by holding the electronic Rowley egg timer. That player takes a category card, turns it over, and reads the category out loud. A category could be "Things that are scary." The first player presses the timer's button to turn it on, and then says one thing that is scary. That player then tosses the egg to any other player who must say something else that is scary before tossing the egg to another player. At some point, the egg will make a cracking sound. The player holding the egg at that time takes the category card. That player starts the next round by turning over a new category card. When a player has collected three category cards, they are out of the game. Play continues until there is only one player left. The game comes with an electronic Rowley egg timer, 50 category cards, and rules. The game is for two or more players.

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  8. Cluck N Chuck

    Cluck N Chuck

    from Patch Products

    •  4+

    The object of Cluck 'N' Chuck is to get rid of all your chickens before they fly the coop. Every player randomly takes nine chickens. (Any extra chickens get put aside.) Each player should line up three of the nine in a row away from their pile. The youngest player presses down on the chicken coop, which is actually a timer. This begins the play time. The first player rolls the die, which will land on a color. If one of his chickens matches the color on the die, he tosses that chicken on top of the coop. Then he grabs another chicken from his pile to replace the one he just got rid of. That player keeps rolling and tossing in chickens until he can't match a chicken to the color on the die.

    If the die doesn't match any of the die roller's chickens, then that player can look to the other players to see if they have a match. If so, the roller passes the die to the first person on his left with a matching color. That player gets to chuck his chicken onto the coop and then roll until he doesn't get a color match.

    If the die doesn't match any player's chickens, pass the die to the player on the left.

    Eventually, the coop will jump up and the chickens will go flying. The player in possession of the die must gather the chickens from the tray and those that flew off and take three of them to add to his pile. The rest of the chickens go out of play. The player with the die starts the game again by pressing down on the coop.

    Cluck 'N' Chuck comes with a chicken coop, 36 chickens, and a die. The game is for two to four players.

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  9. CatRatBatSplat

    CatRatBatSplat

    from Pressman Toy

    •  6+

    CatRatBatSplat is a fast-paced dice game where everyone plays on every turn. The object is to be the first player to get rid of all his or her cards. Mix up the game cards and deal six to each player. Place the rest of the cards in the center of the playing area face up. This is called the pile. The cards have different combinations of cat, rat, splat, and bat images on them. The first player rolls all four dice. All players now try to be the first to place a matching card face up on top of the pile. A matching card must have at least the correct total amount and type of images shown on the four dice. So if the dice show a cat, a cat, a splat, and a blank space, a matching card must have at least two cats and at least one splat. Whatever else is on the card doesn't matter. A player with a matching card must quickly call out all four images that are on the dice/his card at the same time he puts down the card. The winner of each round is the first player to do three things: place the matching card on the pile, quickly call out the right images, and do these things at the same time. If there is hesitation in calling out the images or if a player places a card that doesn't match, that player must take the matching card and the next card off the top of the pile as a penalty. The game comes with four oversized dice and 40 game cards. It is for two to six players.

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