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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Spring 2014 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: North Star Games LLC
Price: $12.99

The goal of the Happy Birthday card game is to give the best or worst "gifts", represented by picture cards, to the birthday judge. The game comes with 150 cards featuring pictures of potential birthday presents that range from amazing presents such as a vacation or a castle, to weird presents such as a toilet or mechanical spider. The game requires at least three players-one is a birthday present judge and the rest are players. Each person picks a present to give to the judge (face down so it's anonymous). The judge then picks which is the "best" present and which is the "worst". The players whose cards are picked as best and worst each earn one point. The first player to get 5 points wins. The rules are easy to understand, making it a game that both young and old can enjoy. Overall, Happy Birthday is a fun and unique game that the whole family can enjoy, while learning a little bit about what to get each other as presents.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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