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It is award season so what better way to relive the year’s most memorable and popular products than with an official awards ceremony! Unfortunately, we couldn’t nab an A-list host, instead you get an M-list host…you know Meghan (that’s me 😊). We’ve broken down the awards this season by category and look at the overall popularity of each product within each category to decide on the winner. The categories for this award season are:
Without further ado may I present to you the awards for the 2021 AreYouGame Awards Ceremony! (Awards will be announced in order of popularity)—
Best Educational Product – Biosphere Terrarium – Zombie Apocalypse House of Horrors
Create your own apocalyptic and horrifying planter with unusual plants that look like brains, eyeballs, and more! These freakish brain plants bloom in shades of red, yellow, and green. This collection of spine-tingling plants is quick to sprout and guaranteed to grow!
Best Kids Game – Pie Face Showdown
The hilarious Pie Face Showdown game brings friends and family together for lots of laugh-out-loud fun. First, players load the arm with whipped cream (not included) or the included sponge. Then each player places their chin on one of the chin rests and at the count of 3, rapidly mashes the button nearest to them, which activates the hand on the throwing arm. The suspense builds as players try to get the arm to move toward their opponent, and when it gets too close to the pie thrower, it'll spring up, and that player will get creamed! The player who doesn't get "pie-faced" wins.
Best Outdoor Game – Mini Frisbee Golf Set
Now you can play Mini Frisbee Golf in your own backyard! This scaled down version of the official Frisbee golf target features real metal chains designed to catch Frisbee Discs. 6 Mini Frisbee Discs are included for indoor or outdoor fun for the whole family!
Best Card Game – Five Crowns Card Game
Five Crowns is a five-suited rummy-style card game that appeals to avid and casual card players alike. This award-winning, classic game is a quick favorite that features a unique double deck which 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!
Best Family Game – MLB Baseball Trivia Challenge
If you love Major League Baseball and you think you know baseball better than anyone else, here's your chance to prove it with the new MLB Baseball Trivia Challenge board game. To win, you'll need more than baseball knowledge and luck on your side, because strategy is what separates this unique trivia game from the crowd. With 1,000 questions every baseball player will have to be up to the challenge. For MLB fans who think they've got game, it's time to put on your cap, grab your bat, and knock it out of the park. There's only 1 champion - do you have what it takes to win?
Best Adult Party Game – Murder Mystery Party Case Files: Death by Chef’s Knife
Death by Chef's Knife is a Murder Mystery Party Case File where players work to solve a murder using the case file and evidence provided. Famed chef Lorenzo Ritelli has been murdered in his own New York restaurant kitchen. There are many motives, but only one suspect could have pulled off this audacious murder. In this case file is all the evidence to help prove who did it.
Best Board Game – Weed-opoly
Weed-opoly is the hilarious board game where you tractor through the marijuana farm to become the Head Weedopolist. You recently inherited part of a large Marijuana farm in Colorado from your hippy parents. They want one owner to control it all, and to do so you must be the first to "End at Stoned".
Best AreYouGame Product – Shadow Painting Kit: Fabulous Flowers
Whether you are an aspiring artist or just want to try painting for the first time, this Fabulous Flowers Shadow Painting Kit is for you! Discover the artist within you as you create two works of art! Learn the science behind color mixing as you create unique colors of your own!
Best Puzzle – Foul Play & Cabernet
As winemakers, Harry Bloom and Ernie Field were brilliant. As partners, they were a disaster. So different in body, mind and soul that it was a miracle they could produce anything, much less the best cabernet in Napa Valley. Their arguments were as full-bodied as their finest vintage while their hatred for each other was fueled by their love for one woman - Field's wife, Darleen.
Best Arts & Crafts Product – IlluStory
Fuel a child's love for books, drawing, and storytelling with IlluStory, a complete kit for writing, illustrating, and publishing their very own hardcover book. Lulu Jr. book-making kits have been a top choice for creative children since 1993 and brings your child's imagination to life through the fun and educational process of making their own book. A winner of numerous educational, parenting, and toy awards, this kit is an ideal gift for children and adults who want to explore their imagination and creativity through publishing their very own book!
Best Strategy Game – Wingspan
You are bird enthusiasts - researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors - seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower; Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors; Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them.
Best 3D Crystal Puzzle – Ursula
The Ursula 3D Crystal Puzzle from BePuzzled is one of Disney's most popular villain characters from The Little Mermaid. This sleek translucent crystalline puzzle has 44 unique interlocking pieces. When you've pieced it all together (be ready for a challenge) this two-tone color crystal-purple Ursula is displayed in all her octopus splendor.
We congratulate all the winners of this year’s awards and look forward to seeing what new and exciting products will be available in 2022.
Thank you and goodnight!