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Games for fun
by Grace Ma

Here & Now Electronic

The world's No.1 game has gone global. Cross six continents before you pass Go. Get ready to wheel and deal in the millions of dollars with your own Monopoly credit card and a digital banking device that keeps track of your balance.

Each game includes six randomly selected movers based on items that are iconic to the respective continents such as a tuk tuk (a Thai autorickshaw) or an African safari hat. As you play, discover interesting facts about the world found on the Chance and Community cards, for example, which country has the most bicycles and what the most expensive work of art ever created is. The game also comes with an electronic banking calculator for faster banking (requires two AA-size batteries, not included). For two to six players.

Retail price: $79.90 Available at Toys"R"Us and major departmental stores.


It's a Twister game with a twist. Instead of the game mat, you get 16 colourful rings - and five different ways to play!

Game 1 challenges you to use your bodies to hold the rings in place and the last team standing wins. Game 2 is a ring toss with your hands and feet to catch. Game 3 is a race to make it to the finish line with coloured rings in hand. Game 4 is a fun version of the traditional Twister game: scatter the rings and then call out the moves; but don't fall or you're out. Game 5 gets you all tangled up with other players as you reach for rings, hang on to your Twister "T" and try to stay on your feet.

Includes 2 spinners, 16 Twister Hoopla rings, 4 Twister "T"s and the official Twister Hoopla game guide. Adult assembly required. For two to four players. Ages six and up.

Retail price: $39.90 Available at Toys"R"Us and major departmental stores.


This article was first published in The Straits Times.

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