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Casual get togethers with friends & family - Ages 12 & up - $25

  • What did you get into trouble for the most when you were young?
  • In your opinion what are the Seven Wonders of the World?
  • Which historical sporting event would you like to witness?
  • Which is more important intelligence or common sense?
  • If you could do something dangerous just once with no risk what would you do?
  • Where would you choose to live if you had to leave this country?


Families with young children. Creative Child Magazine Product of the Year Award – Ages 6 & up - $25

  • Is it more fun to be a parent or a child?
  • What's your favorite family tradition?
  • Which wild animal would you like to tame and keep as a pet?
  • Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future?
  • Which famous athlete would you love to meet?
  • What family or school rule would you most like to change?

Family Gathering

Fun for big family gatherings or even Sunday dinner – Ages 6 & up - $25

  • What’s your family known for?
  • Would you rather meet your great grandchildren or great grandparents?
  • What was your favorite movie when you were young?
  • In a movie about your family who would play the different members?
  • Who in your family does the wackiest things?
  • What tradition would you most want to pass on to your children?

Past Present Future

Celebrate the past, live in the present and dream about the future – Ages 12 & up – $25

  • Which decade do you wish you could’ve been alive for?
  • What lifelong dream or goal would you like to move to the front burner?
  • What’s the biggest question you have about the future?
  • How has music changed in your lifetime?
  • Do you think of the future with excitement, dread or both?

Dinner Party

Friends, family & new acquaintances – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • What’s your most prized possession?
  • What movie made you laugh until you cried?
  • If you could trade houses with someone whose home would you choose?
  • Which person in your family do you most resemble?
  • Is it more charitable, to spend your money or time?
  • Have you ever run into to someone you knew when you were far from home?

Not Your Moms Dinner Party

Dinner with friends, cocktail parties – Spice up dinner conversations – Ages 21 & up - $25

  • What’s your best excuse when you’re pulled over for speeding?
  • Would you rather be in big trouble with your partner, boss or mother?
  • What alcohol can you never drink again?
  • If one of your friends needed to move in for a year who would you like it to be?
  • What habit would you like to break?
  • Boxers or briefs or nothing at all?


Great Cocktail Party conversation plus cocktail recipes, tidbits and lore – Ages 21 & up - $25

  • Which bar serves the best version of your favorite cocktail?
  • Which TV host would you want to interview you?
  • What technological advance would you love to see in your lifetime?
  • Have you ever come up with a good idea while drinking?
  • What’s your favorite moment of the day?
  • Has a stranger ever bought you a drink?

Best Things Ever

Talk about some of your favorite things – Ages 12 & up – $25

  • When you exercise, which music gets you pumped up?
  • What's your favorite museum?
  • If you could have a picnic on any mountaintop in the world, where would you go?
  • Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future?
  • Which sunset do you remember particularly well?
  • What’s your good luck charm?


Great way to connect with the one you love – Ages 18 & up - $25

  • What possession of your partner's would you like to throw away?
  • If we could quit our jobs, what would we like to do?
  • Is it our similarities or our differences that attract us to each other?
  • Do we spend enough time together alone as a couple?
  • If we had unlimited funds where would we go for a romantic getaway?
  • What would you miss most if you were no longer in this relationship?

Girls Night Out

Host a girls only get together – Ages 21 & up - $25

  • What was your strangest date ever?
  • Would you rather men ogle you or not look at you at all?
  • Does size matter?
  • What was the worst hairstyle you ever had?
  • Would you rather have a saggy butt or saggy boobs?
  • If you had to gain 10 pounds, what would you eat to gain the weight?

Do-It-Yourself Therapy

Enjoy a good laugh with friends – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • Whose parents did you wish you had?
  • Which of your mother’s silly instructions do you still obey?
  • If you’re in denial about one thing, what is it?
  • What’s your most embarrassing phobia?
  • What do you say that sounds just like your mother or father?
  • If you had multiple personalities, what would they be?

What Would You Do

Reveal a whole new side of your family & friends – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • When is it ok to spy on your kids?
  • If a clerk missed charging you for an item would you bring it to their attention?
  • Have you ever pretended to be sick to get out of something?
  • If you could sell a famous friend’s secrets to a tabloid for a lot of money would you?
  • Is it ever ok to snoop through your spouse’s belongings?
  • If you were very attractive would you use your looks to get ahead?


Enjoy great conversations, greater happiness. Share the happy! – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • Tip: Find friends who make you laugh
  • Question: When you want to laugh, what or who do you turn to?

  • Tip: Work for a good boss
  • Question: Who’s the best boss you ever worked for?

  • Tip: Favorite smells can make you happier
  • Question: What smell reminds you of childhood?

  • Tip: Spending time imagining an optimistic future for yourself can boost your levels of happiness today
  • Question: What’s your favorite dream about your future?

  • Tip: Be satisfied with what you have
  • Question: What are you thankful for?

  • Tip: Paint your surroundings in colors that will uplift your mood
  • Question: What color makes you the happiest?

Book Club

The only thing more enjoyable than reading a good book is talking about it with friends – Ages 12 & up – $25

  • Why was this story worth telling?
  • What alternative title would you give this book?
  • Would this story make a good movie?
  • What was the main character's catalyst for change?
  • How would living in the book's setting change you?


Topics teens will love to talk about – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • Who’s the funniest person you know?
  • What five foods do you wish were banished from the earth?
  • If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
  • What personal trait has gotten you in the most trouble?
  • If you could change places with anyone, who would you choose?
  • What’s the most difficult thing about getting older?


Award-winner! Fun Facts & Great Questions both Kids & Parents will love – Ages 6 & up - $25

  • Amazing Statistic: Six-year-olds laugh 300 times a day. Adults laugh 15 times.
  • Question: Why do kids laugh more than adults?

  • Amazing Statistic: A female flea can drink 15 times her weight in blood each day
  • Question: What’s the most amazing bug fact you know?

  • Amazing Statistic: The average letter carrier delivers more than 2300 pieces of mail each day
  • Question: What’s your favorite thing to find in your mailbox?

  • Amazing Statistic: Disney World is twice the size of Manhattan
  • Question: Would you rather spend five days exploring Disney or NY?

  • Amazing Statistic: 62% of households have a pet
  • Question: If your pet could answer any question, what would you ask?

  • Amazing Statistic: the highest scoring game in baseball history: 1922 Chicago Cubs 26,
    Philadelphia Phillies 23
  • Question: What was the most exciting sporting event you’ve seen?


Amazing statistics & great questions for conversations guys will love – Ages 12 & up - $25

  • Amazing Statistic: The 1900 Olympic Games included croquet, fishing, billiards, checkers and tug-of-war
  • Question: Which sport should be an Olympic event?

  • Amazing Statistic: The most dangerous sport based on estimated # of injuries per year – Basketball
  • Question: If you knew you wouldn’t get hurt, which sport would you play?

  • Amazing Statistic: Average number of days each year when no major league sports are played: 5
  • Question: Which sports season do you look forward to most?

  • Amazing Statistic: out of all college athletes, only 2% make it onto a professional team
  • Question: Should the NCAA pay its players?

  • Amazing Statistic: Deion Sanders is the only man to play in the World Series and the Super Bowl
  • Question: If you could play in a championship game in any sport, which would you choose?

  • Amazing Statistic: The average cost for a nation to secure an Olympic medal – Gold $40M,
    Silver $40M, Bronze $15M
  • Question: What’s your all-time favorite Olympic moment?


Topics kids love, award-winning edition – Ages 6 & up - $9

  • What would be a really good flavor for toothpaste?
  • If you could design your own swimming pool what would it look like?
  • What do you think parents have forgotten about being a kid?
  • If you could invite one person to have dinner with your family who would you choose?
  • Who’s the funniest person you know?
  • If you could be a superhero which special power would you choose to have?


Going on vacation? Take us with you – Ages 12 & up - $9

  • What trip would you most like to take in your lifetime?
  • What’s America’s most impressive landmark?
  • Would you rather travel by train, car, plane, or ship?
  • If you could spend one year in any country which would you choose?
  • What's the most beautiful place you've ever seen?
  • What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?

Road Trip

Miles of great conversation for the whole family – Ages 6 & up - $9

  • What car would be most fun for a family driving trip?
  • Would you rather live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or San Francisco?
  • If you were President which of your friends would you have in your cabinet?
  • What was your all-time favorite vacation?
  • What's the most amazing thing you've seen from the car window?
  • If you could pick any stop along your route what would you choose?


The perfect party edition – Ages 12 & up - $9

  • Who or what is sure to make you laugh?
  • If you could invite all of your friends to an all-expense paid party what kind would you throw?
  • What's something new that you'd like to try this year?
  • Where would you next like to go on vacation?
  • Which new restaurant are you dying to try?
  • If you needed a victory dance what would yours be?

Slumber Party

A TON of girl talk – Girls ages 7–10 – $9

  • What nicknames have you been called?
  • If you could be the sibling of a rock star who would you choose?
  • What's the best thing to mix into ice cream?

What Do You Think

Talk, laugh and share your opinions – for children, ages 8 & up - $9

  • What will you remember the most about the past year?
  • Besides your family who will help you no matter what?
  • What do you think of first when you wake up in the morning?
  • Should older kids help younger ones?

Can You Imagine

Tap into your child’s boundless imagination – for children, ages 6 & up - $9

  • If you were asked to design a new amusement park ride what would it be?
  • If you could create a new cartoon character what would it be?
  • If you could create a life size version of any board game which would you choose?
  • Where would you next like to go on vacation?
  • What would be the hardest thing about climbing Mt. Everest?
  • If you could teleport and instantly appear anywhere right now, where would you go?

Place Cards

Add a little style and a lot of fun to any dinner party – Ages 12 & up - $12.50

  • What’s your favorite comfort food?
  • What was the most memorable TV event of your lifetime?
  • Of all the places you’ve lived, which was your favorite?
  • What fictional character do you wish you could meet?
  • If you could be great at one sport which would you choose?
  • What are five things every visitor to this country should see?

Placemats Kids Edition

Spark fun, engaging conversations at mealtime – For families with children, ages 3–7 – $20

  • Which animal at the zoo is funniest?
  • What's your favorite fast food meal?
  • If you had to choose a new name what would you pick?
  • Which pie would you choose for a pie-eating contest?
  • What would be a fun sound to use for the school bell?
  • What do you like most about summer?

Placemats Family Edition

Spark fun, engaging conversations at mealtime – For families with children, ages 8+ – $20

  • How did your parents meet?
  • Which teacher from your childhood do you most appreciate?
  • Whose autograph would you most like to have?
  • What's your oldest possession?
  • What are you most proud of that you’ve done this year ?
  • Which toy have you outgrown but still love?

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