New Family Card Game Makes Perfect Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer
Gig Harbor, WA; December 1, 2010 — Game maker FunMax Games has launched KiBosh!31™, a new family card game that combines action cards with a decades-old 3-card game, creating a fun and exciting game for the entire family.
Kibosh!31 is a classic 3-card draw and discard game and is the first product to market for the new upstart FunMax Games. The new game combines the worldwide-favorite game of 31(also known as Scat or Ride The Bus) with new action Reverse and Skip cards, similar to UNO®.
KiBosh!31 is easy to play — simply build your hand to a total of 31 (or as close as you can) before your opponents by drawing and discarding one card each turn. Along with the Reverse and Skip action cards, the new game also features a unique KiBosh!™ card that, when played, requires the next player to discard their entire hand and start again with three new cards from the top of the draw deck.
When players feel they have a hand higher in total then their opponents, they “knock” (rap the playing surface), giving each player one more turn to build the highest hand possible. But with the new Reverse, Skip, and KiBosh! cards, you never really know who will end up with the highest hand to capture the round.
“This is a card game I’ve enjoyed playing all my life,” said FunMax President, John Fosberg. “I can remember playing with my brothers as kids while camping with our parents. We played 31 with a regular Poker deck, and would gather around the picnic table in the evening to play for nickels.”
Years past, and Mr. Fosberg was looking for a way to help his own young children with their basic math skills. “I remembered the game from my childhood, taught it to my kids, and playing became a favorite family past time — and it really did help with their math skills,” he said. “And now with the addition of the new Reverse, Skip, and
KiBosh! cards, the game has been reborn for all of us and is even more fun to play,” he added.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea suitable for anyone 8 to 80 years old, Kibosh!31 could be just what you’re looking for. It is recommended for 2-8 players, ages 8+, and comes with a custom designed deck of cards in four different colors — red, blue, yellow, and green. The 2 and 4 cards in each color are the Reverse and Skip cards respectively. There are four KiBosh! cards that feature a bomb-design signifying the destruction of the next player’s hand. The boxed deck also includes chips for round play, and complete game instructions.
KiBosh!31 is available from the game web site at www.kibosh31.com. Orders received before 3:00 PM PST normally ship the same day.
For more information, please call (253) 853-2728
FunMax Games is a division of Fosberg Media Group, Inc. FunMax Games, KiBosh!31, KiBosh!, and “Fun — to the Max!” are trademarks of Fosberg Media
Group, Inc. UNO is a registered trademark of Mattel, Inc.