Recently I was asked by someone who runs youth groups and summer camps about purchasing giant-sized board games. I’ve written about a wall-hanging Scrabble and 9 foot Jenga before but I think he was hoping for something more economical than $12,000. Thus I ended up resorting to some basic internet research, and while I can’t vouch for all the vendors, I thought you might be interested in what I discovered.
Garden Games of the UK makes a variety of big games, including Connect 4, Chess, Jenga, Snakes & Ladders, Dominoes, and Pick-up Sticks. Local stockists are listed on the company’s website. Lettuce Make Thyme sells some of their products in Canada.
In the US, online retailer Gopher offers Giant 4 Up It (Connect 4), Giant Tower (Jenga), and Giant Checkers at prices ranging from $180 to $390.
S&S Worldwide has a smaller but still large Giant Four in a Row for $52, as well as Super Tumbling Timbers, a Checkers and Backgammon Game Rug, Jumbo Nutrition Island, Jumbo Chess, Jumbo Word Scramble, Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe, Jumbo Chinese Checkers, Jumbo Snakes & Ladders, Jumbo Ludo, Super Jumbo Playing Cards, and Gianormous Checkers for anywhere between $12 and $270.
Oversized games are also available on Etsy, where you can get big Scrabble letter tiles in sets of various sizes, a felt Giant Checkers Game With Bag for $70, sets of three custom giant pillow dice for $56, Giant Dominoes individually or in a set, a Huge Tri-Omino Game for $172, a Backyard Block Party Outdoor Game (Jenga) for $78, and a deck of oversized vintage playing cards for $26.
Update: Thank you to Labyrinth Games and Puzzles for pointing out the following.
Another maker of giant games is Jaques of London, which has British and American versions of its website. Many of the company’s products are available in multiple sizes. For example, the Score 4 (Connect 4 in wood) comes in three sizes at $100-$150. Jaques of London also sells outdoor Backgammon, Ludo, Snakes & Ladders, Chess, Checkers, Pick-up Sticks, and Tic-Tac-Toe.
Games for All of Canada sells and rents giant sized games, including Giant Cannonball Drop, Giant Checkers, Giant Chess, Giant Dominoes, Giant Ludo, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Tower, and Giant 4 Up It.
That could come in very handy, especially this summer.
Check out the Giant Scrabble and Monopoly from Winning Solutions (www.winningsolution.com) They aren’t as big as the above pictured products, but are a nice size for group play. Available in $40 and $120 deluxe versions.
Hello, this morning I sent a comment to you about http://www.thegiantgameco.com and their line of giant games for sale and rental. I just looked at the comment section of your story and there is no record of my contribution and was just wondering why you did’nt post the comment. I thank you in advance and look forward to your reply.
Patience please. Sometimes, we have other things to do for a couple of hours.
What a fantastic resource – giant games are such a great way to encourage team building and engage kids (and adults)!
We’ve seen some super creative giant versions of games over the years that fans have created themselves – here’s a great post for inspiration!
Great to see you at ASTRA, hope the show was a great success for you!
We at Games For All (gamesforall.ca) also sell Giant Games in Canada and we also rent them out! We’re expanding our inventory of giant games daily.
Thank you. I’ve added you to the article.
Great article! The giant games are really cool
Another company offersing a line of 11 different Giant Games for sale and or rent is
http://www.thegiantgameco.com . They are located in New Hampshire and have been offering their products through their website since 2004.
That other company is you. Comments from manufacturers and retailers are welcome but please be up front about who you represent.
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