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  • July 21, 2015

    5 Second Rule wins Board Game Award

    We are delighted to announce face-paced family board game – 5 Second Rule has won Gold for Best Board Game in the Loved By Parent Awards! Thank you for your votes.

    The Loved by Parents Award means a great deal here at University Games because they’re chosen by you, our customers, and we’re thrilled our board games are being enjoyed so much!

  • August 7, 2014

    “University Games can now reveal that the ‘Bunny’ has jumped from his burrow into 2014”

    BunnyJump1We have launched an exciting fast paced children’s game for 2014!

    Children will be going crazy waiting for the bunny to jump from his burrow, but the question is can they catch the bunny before the other players do and be rewarded with 2 extra carrots. The player who collects the most carrots wins!!!

    Designed to appeal to children 5 years and up. ‘Bunny Jump’ is a fantastic, fun game that brings all the excitement and suspense to game playing.

  • August 7, 2014

    University Games announces, ‘The chickens have hatched’

    Chicken_Charades2014 is going to be the year of the chicken! As the hilarious, crazy and fun game called ‘Chicken Charades’.

    The lightning fast family game that brings lots of laughter to your home. Every family should experience the popular game of charades using a ‘Squeaky Chicken’!

    Are you fast? You only have 10 seconds to use the squeaky chicken to act out your word. Charades has never been quite this mad. The chickens have hatched, and are in stores now!!

  • September 22, 2013

    Walk away with a virtual £1 Million!

    WWTBAM P.jpgNow out for you to play the ALL NEW Pink Version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. New categories and over 600 new questions. Test your knowledge on Fashion, Food, Culture, Films plus many more fun trivia questions to enjoy some fun with your friends and family. Who will be the first to walk away with a virtual £1 Million!

  • August 5, 2013

    New Pointless Board Game Available!

    3D PointlessFor A/W 2013 there will be all new questions for ‘Pointless’, the board game of the BBC1 quiz show

    • · New Series 9 now on BBC 1 with current viewing figures reaching an average of 3.47 Million per week and peaking at 4.26 million.
    • · Series 10 & 11 Commissioned
    • · New six-episode run of Saturday night primetime spin-off Pointless Celebrities.

    Also available Pointless Travel, a version of Pointless that can be taken anywhere.

  • July 30, 2013

    ‘Spot the Difference’ it will make to your kids summer holidays!

    The new compact Spot the Difference is now in stock with everything you needSpot the Difference in one travel ready tin.

    Spot the Difference; the game of observation and detection. Test your eyes to see who can find the differences first; 80 ‘Spot The Difference’ challenges, each card has 5 or 10 differences, can you find them all before your opponent?

  • May 22, 2013

    Mini games for everyone everywhere

    Perfect for dinner parties, holidays, parks and on your travels.

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    Choose from the ‘Pointless Travel’ game – based on the popular BBC1 quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong where the most obscure answer is the best answer (10+)

    And if you want to find out the ‘Smart Ass Card Game’ , then this is the game for you (12+)

    Or think you can outwit family and friends, then the award-winning ‘Sort it Out!’ is the game for you (8+) Whatever age,

    you won’t be able to resist the classic ‘Spot the Difference’ game testing your speed of observation and detection (8+)

    Children can practise their rhyming words with the adorable ‘Gruffalo Word Rhyming Game’ game (4+)

    Or revolt your mates with the ‘Totally Gross’ science questions (8+) A game for everyone to enjoy!

  • April 26, 2013

    Pointless, A fun and exciting game for all the family

    Antonia Alexander from “LUX Gift’s” reviews ‘Pointless’ and explains some of her reasons why shePointless_pic2 loves the game; “you not only have to think about the correct answers but also have to think about what answers not many people would have said. This makes it much trickier, as well as much funnier.”

    With Pointless’ viewing figures increasing all the time and the game’s sales continuing to rise we hope many more people will play and enjoy the ‘Pointless’ board game.

     

  • March 28, 2013

    The Mail on Sunday’s “10 Most Popular Board Game’s”

    Pointless, 5sr and Smart AssUniversity Games continues to show its strength in creating great, fun board games. 3 of the Mail on Sunday’s “10 Most Popular Board Game’s” come from University Games family board games range.

    The Mail highlights the Successful games ‘Pointless’, The incredibly popular BBC 1 TV Show, ‘Smart Ass’, Where you find out who the “Smart Ass” is in your family and ‘5 Second Rule’, The game of quick thinking and fast talking, as the most popular games to play.

  • February 27, 2013

    Winning a Hat trick with ‘Best New Toy’ 2013

    DontRocktheBoat_pic2This year University Games has won a ‘Best New Toy Award’ for ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’, the fun balancing game to keep all the pirate penguins on the boat, this is the 3rd year in a row University Games have won a ‘Best New Toy’ Award.

    In 2012 University Games won a ‘Best New Toy’ Award with ‘Poppin Hoppies’; The classic game of Crazy Poppin Fun, a great children’s game, currently available in Amazon, Smyths and the Entertainer.

    In 2011 University Games won a “Best New Toy” for ‘5 Second Rule’; The fast-paced quiz game where times not on your side, with only 5 seconds people say whatever comes to mind and ridiculous answers slip out! ‘5 Second Rule’ is currently available in Amazon, Tesco’s and Smyths

  • February 27, 2013

    Mini Games range grows, ‘Spot the Difference’

    University Games has a varied and high quality range of Mini and Travel Games including Spot the Differenceconsumer favourites ‘Smart Ass Mini‘, ‘Sort it Out Mini‘ and ‘Pointless Travel‘.

    In Autumn 2013 we will be expanding our range to include new games such as, ‘Spot the Difference‘; the game designed to test your observation and detection skills, try one of our 80 challenges to see if you can ‘Spot the Difference‘.

    The Game you can take anywhere!

  • February 26, 2013

    ‘Turncoat’ Launches

    Turncoat_pic1Turncoat‘, University Games new strategy game is launched.

    Can you come up with a strategy to beat your opponent and with 245,760 board combinations can you do it again. Get 4 pieces in a row, seems simple, however as pieces are placed on the board, Hidden magnets determine what colour your piece will be and if the winning space gives players four-in-a-row or blocks them.

    Turncoat‘ only takes seconds to learn but kids, parents and grandparents will spend hours trying to outsmart one another.

    Take your turn on University Games new strategy game, ‘Turncoat‘!

  • February 1, 2013

    Ten to watch from Toy Fair 2013

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    ToyTalk’s “annual attempt to distil the Toy Fair down to ten toys” highlighting the new University Games’ Children’s game ‘Don’t Rock The Boat’ as one of the best new games that managed to catch their eye this year at Toy Fair

  • January 31, 2013

    The solution to “the dreaded long distance journey”

    SortitOut_pic2Primary Times, the “Magazine for parents, pupils and teachers in the primary school sector across the UK and Ireland.”

    Talk about one the common Issues of family life, the dreaded Long distance journey. “University Games have found a solution with their handy travel games, which will keep the whole family occupied for hours. With ‘Sort it out Mini’ and ‘Gruffalo Word Rhyming Game’.

  • December 7, 2012

    ‘Smart Ass’ reviewed; “the one!”

    Him Me and Three; a blogger with articles published in Cheeky Boo magazine, who also writes for the Suffolk Days website and writes bi-monthly for the Kiddicare blog, reviews ‘Smart Ass‘.

  • December 2, 2012

    ‘Sort it out!’ “Fast-paced and enormous fun”

    See ‘Sort it out!’ Reviewed in the Family Fun Guide; the grownups guide to what kids like.SortitOut_pic2

    “questions covering entertainment, general knowledge, history, geography and the downright bizarre (what takes the longest – an adult male urinating, or the shower scene in Psycho?), no one player can possibly have the edge throughout the game, so the winner is generally the person with either the most logic, or the biggest mine of pointless information… Or, possibly, the greatest luck. Fast-paced and enormous fun, ‘Sort it out!’ proves that simplicity is often the key to quality entertainment.”

  • November 12, 2012

    Guardians pick of the day ‘Gruffalo Hide and Seek’

    Kate Carter at the Guardian; daily recommends a little something to brighten up your week, ‘Gruffalo Hide and Seek‘ is Kate’s choice as Pick of the Day on guardian.co.uk as the game to “get them started on a lifetime of board game playing”

  • November 12, 2012

    Cosmopolitan’s 2012 Gift Guide

    University Games’ ‘Pointless‘ in Cosmopolitan; the international magazine designed for women. Cosmopolitan publishes their ‘Bargainista Christmas gifts’ guide highlighting ‘Pointless‘ as one of the best games out there to give to your friends and family as a gift.

  • September 1, 2012

    ‘Poppin Hoppies’; “Exciting, Easy and Fun!”

    Poppin Hoppies‘ is reviewed by Mummyof3 a regular blogger and Mother of 3, “What you see is what you get!”

    Poppin Hoppies‘ is a “fun filled game made up of bright colours, anticipation and lots of squeals”

  • August 10, 2012

    ‘Poppin Hoppies’ “addictive for all the family, old or young”

    In a review by Rhiannon from her blog Mummy Wants; a blog all about her and her children’s lives01376_PH_Yellow_Hoppie and her honest reviews of things they have seen and done along the way, Poppin Hoppies “the girls just love it”.

    “I love how simple this game is, no batteries needed (massive plus) and it has wonderfully simple game play for younger children to understand. If nothing else the excitement and suspense it creates is addictive for all the family, old or young”