If I counted correctly, Patch Products has nine new games coming out this summer, though some are actually revisions to earlier games.

Farkle Frenzy is meant to be a faster version of Farkle. Players all roll their five dice at the same time, and can use the common die in the bubble hub. Each round is a race to the top of the dice tower, but as in the standard, the winner is still the first person to reach 10,000 points.

100 Wacky Things is the crazy action game, 100 Dumb Things, with new props and new questions.

Swivel takes Before You Know and adds a couple of twists. Players still try to get four of their color in a row, but now there are wild tokens that can be used as any color. Also, the center section of the board can be turned for surprise moves.

Love It! Hate It! is a party game where the participants must answer each question with both an example that they would love and an example that they would hate. As in, “If I had the same meal every day…”

Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur is a reprint from the 1980s. It’s a basic roll-and-move game with the addition of a wind-up dinosaur that knocks player pieces over, forcing them to start back at the beginning.

The Tales to Play line will be a series of games based on children’s books:

  • The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share Game
  • Where the Wild Things Are Game
  • The Mother Goose Game
  • The Little Engine that Could Game

Gameplay is pretty simple, as they’re aimed at 6-year-olds. But each has a three-dimensional aspect and comes with beautifully detailed sculpted playing pieces.