Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves


Back in August we showed you a cool new toy introduced by game veterans, Winning Moves. These new Splash Cards allowed you to play any game that is normally played with a 52-card deck IN YOUR SWIMMING POOL! I have to say that not only were they a hit with our family, they were a lot of fun for the people whose swimming pool we were “borrowing”. As a “Thank You”, we left our copy with them to continue to enjoy for the rest of the swimming season.

But as a regular reader of SahmReviews you know that this was not our first experience with products from Winning Moves. We were lucky enough to find both Canasta Caliente and Classic Waterworks at our local Goodwill and featured them in our Thrift Treasure series. As with these examples, one of Winning Moves’ specialties is the reissue of classic games that we all grew up with. These are but two from their library and here are three more!


Winning Moves - Classic Pit

Classic Pit

Originally invented in 1904 and a popular stock market simulation game. Shout your deal and trade your cards to “corner” the market. Be the first to get all the cards of one commodity, ring the bell, and you’ll win the hand. You’ll feel like a trader in the “pits” of the exchange! Beware of the Bear and take your chances with the Bull.


Winning Moves - Connect 4 & More

Connect 4 & More

Great Connect 4 play and a whole new way! There are 3 new Connect 4 games: Backwards Connect 4, Connect 4 any color, and Connect 4 Teams.



Winning Moves - Touring


The first, and original, car racing game! Be the first to finish the tour and you win! But look out, your opponents are ready to wreck your journey with penalty cards, such as flat tires and burning oil! Save your remedy cards to help you get you back on your way!


With all of these at great price points (under $10) they make great stocking stuffers or a gift exchange gift for someone who enjoyed them years ago. Be sure to see all the other great classic titles Winning Moves has on their website and give them a follow on Facebook or Twitter to see what else they have in the works.

They’re even having a Ouija event in Salem, MA! But if you have purchased a board, you probably already knew that!

What classic game do you remember playing the most? Do you still own a copy?

39 thoughts on “Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves

  1. Terrific games to play! I know my family and I are big game buddies, we homeschool so games are a big part of every day life for us. I love the game of Pit and Connect Four. Connect Four is probably my son’s favorite game of all time. Excellent review.

  2. I have a child who is amazingly good at games and she LOVES games so any new ones that she hasn’t seen are great Christmas ideas for me. We have the regular Connect Four game but this would be a fun version too and tell me more about that swimming pool game!! Crazy but I want it.

  3. Oh my gosh we use to love playing with the Ouija board and we always thought there was really something to it when we were kids. I love revisiting games from the 60s and 70s.

  4. I remember those swimming cards because I thought they were so ultra cool. The Classic Pit game here would be a hit in my house for that bell alone!! What kid doesn’t love to ding a bell (and some adults *cough cough-me* too). 🙂

  5. These games would make perfect stocking stuffers! I have to check out their website to see if I can find anything for my daughter!

  6. My classic game is Monopoly and I have several sets of it. We play all the time as it has become the favorite of my children. 🙂 I love these games and they’ll be under our tree at Christmas!

  7. What fun! My kids are getting to the age where we can get through A game or TWO (if one kid isn’t winning twice in a row)> I think we should start family game night – perhaps with a classic game.

  8. What fun! My kids are getting to the age where we can get through A game or TWO (if one kid isn’t winning twice in a row)> I think we should start family game night – perhaps with a classic game.

  9. I’m here from UBC and love these card games . . . and yes, I do remember using an Ouija board in college. Scared my roommates half to death when the board started moving on its own! Beautiful graphics here and a neat idea to include “Thrift Treasures” to appeal to everyone!

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