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Thursday, November 05 2015 22:28

Holiday Wish Guide: Hands-On with Hasbro Gaming's PIE FACE!

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This Holiday Wish Guide entry is sponsored by Hasbro as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. THE ROCK FATHER received a complimentary PIE FACE for this feature.

When it comes to comedy, the gold standard just might be the ol' pie in the face. In fact, history pegs the 1909 Essanay Studios silent comedy MR. FLIP for being the first instance of the pie in the face gag - an act that would later be known as "pieing." Over a century later, there's still some fun to be had with a good gob of whipped-cream in the face, and the folks at Hasbro Games are bringing that home for the holidays with PIE FACE - a new game with a simple concept that could bring an element of silly sweet fun to family gatherings and game night. 

Made for two or more players to share in the splat-tastic fun, the goal of the game is to reach 25 points first, with players scoring a point for each turn of the handle that doesn't result in a SPLAT! You simply spray some Reddi-Wip onto the hand of the pie-throwing arm, let players start spinning, and on each turn another face gets placed into the splash guard for a suspense-filled turn of the handle. See it in-action below!

Sure, PIE FACE comes with a simple set of instructions - but who says you have to follow "the rules?" You could easily put your own spin on the game and take turns with the roulette-style action - seeing who in your family has the best "Pie Face" - with the funniest player taking the cake! Or... pie.

For our family, my wife declined to be photographed for this feature, so her "pie face" is firmly marked CLASSIFIED. It was really The Rock Daughters™ that have embraced their pie faces, with Addie wanting to do it again and again - to the point of taking extra clicks with hopes of getting splattered in lieu of points. After all, with each splat comes an element of deliciousness... albeit one delivered with a dash of suspense!

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Hasbro Games' PIE FACE is available now at HasbroToyShop.com and many of your favorite retailers this Holiday season.

For more Great Gift Ideas, check out THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Holiday Wish Guide.
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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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