One thing that's really been lacking on the market until recently is Halloween themed games. You'd think it would be a no brainer, right? Sure there have been a few games with Nightmare Before Christmas versions. And even Disney's Haunted Mansion versions of Clue and The Game of Life. There's even a Halloween themed Monopoly knock off called Boo-Opoly, which I have yet to get.
It's only in the past few years that I started to see Halloween themed games, mostly at Target. For the most part, they're classic games like Bingo, Twister, and Ring Toss with Halloween graphics. They're cute but usually don't appeal to my Halloween collecting need because they're not Halloween-y enough.
When I visited Micheal's craft store last week, I found this cute kids card game for $2.
As you can see, it's called Go Batty! and it plays just like Go Fish. Instead of a normal deck of cards with numbered suits, there are 13 sets of four cartoony creatures. For the price, the cards are made from surprisingly good stock. However, the big problem with them for me is the box.
The box is mounted to the backing card and I don't think there's any way of removing it without destroying the box short of cutting the card away with scissors. Also because of the way the interior tabs are placed in the box, it's impossible to close the top flap with the cards in there unless you remove the two foreign language rules cards. Even when I manage to get it closed, it's just as difficult to open because in order to get your fingertip on the flap you have to bend the backing card.
Despite all my whining about the box, you can't do much better for only two bucks, especially if you're not a stickler for keeping the packaging intact.
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