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Sunday, November 18 2012 15:35

Holiday Gift Guide: Barbeque Party (Rockin' Games)

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Barbeque PartyBarbeque Party by Asmodee
Geared toward ages 4+, Barbeque Party is suitable for the whole family and can be adapted for younger players. Here's what it's all about:

"Veggies to grill, and some chicken and hot dogs too! But to win you need 3 of each... Pick a card, it will tell you what you need to grill next... When you pick that card again, it means that it is ready and you need to remove it… BUT… you better be careful, because this friendly barbeque doesn't like to be tickled… One false move and BOOOMMM and your meal will be late!"

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We've been playing Barbeque Party here at Rock Father HQ, and Addie loves it. While she's just under the suggested 4+ age range, she immediately wanted to "play with the food." Right out of the box, the only "assembly" required is putting little "eye" stickers on each of the food pieces. Other than that, it's ready to go with the grill, cards, food, and instructions all included. 

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Play is fun and variable (we've been doing the food-matching with the cards), and if you're curious what kind of excitement can be had when the grill goes "BOOM!", check out the look on my little ones' face below...
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Barbeque Party is easily stored within it's own box, making after-play cleanup a breeze.

More details available at Asmodee.com, with the game available at Toys "R" Us and other retailers. 

FTC Disclosure: A copy of this game was provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn with input from a 3-year old.  

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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