Tuesday, November 10 2015 23:34

Holiday Wish Guide: Harness The Power of The Force for Family Game Night with Hasbro's New STAR WARS Games!

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The Force is Strong in my family. I have it... my wife has it... our daughters have it. Do you have that power, too? With the December 18th release of J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS fast-approaching in the heart of the Holiday Season, there's an impressive fleet of new toys and games from Hasbro hitting the streets - many of which I've been covering here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine since they began rolling out on "Force Friday" back in September. Family Game Night is certainly an important tradition for many, and The Force can be with it in a trio of new games that have landed firmly here in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide - the STAR WARS LOOPIN' CHEWIE GAME, CATCH PHRASE: STAR WARS Edition, and the BOP IT! STAR WARS R2-D2 Edition!

Loopin Chewie!

Raising two young girls to follow the path to The Dark Side of the Jedi has been an incredible thing - Teaching The Force The Rock Father™ Way since 2009 - sharing with them the Original Trilogy and exploring new adventures through STAR WARS REBELS ahead of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Those timeless stories bring generations together - just like game night, where there's something for all ages. The big hit here - Loopin' Chewie, where the family can send the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca flying as he's "loopin'" around in the Millennium Falcon - trying to take out Imperial Stormtroopers around every turn. 

Loopin' Chewie

When it comes to Bop It!, we've have countless variations over the years, but packing a new version into the shell of the Galaxy's most famous Astromech Droid is pretty inspired - especially since it's newly-recorded voice work by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO that leads the action. Bop it... twist it... pull it. It's actually a great game for kids to learn about listening to instructions. Gets some laughter, too!


For the older kids (or grownups), STAR WARS Catch Phrase is a challenging new spin on the classic charades-style electronic game. With two levels of difficulty - Apprentice or Jedi Master - the words and phrases can actually be quite difficult, making it more of a game for my wife and I to enjoy - and she's a much better "question-asker" than I. It's a lot of fun.

STAR WARS Catch Phrase

As families prepare for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, getting the game closet fully-stocked with fresh titles from A Galaxy Far, Far Away can be a helpful tool in passing The Force to a whole new generation.

Bonus: Is The Power of The Force Strong in Your Family?
Enter the STAR WARS Holiday Gaming Giveaway (Valid through 11/23/2015)
Hasbro Star Wars Giveaway

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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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