Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves

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?

Scott Brady

About Scott Brady

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as, and a number of other online properties. He also is an award-winning board game designer with notable titles such as Hues and Cues and boop.

39 comments on «Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves»

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Connect Four and More sounds wicked fun. We would have a blast with it.

  2. Liz Mays says:

    I had totally forgotten about the game of Pit. That was a super favorite of mine as a child. Gotta love dinging the bell! I need to get it again.

  3. I am so behind on what games there are now. Even ones considered older now. I need to check out those pool cards. How inventive! I want to check out several of your posts actually…great site!

  4. becca says:

    I remeber playing Battleship and I think we still have the original before it went all digital.

  5. I have to get a few of this for the kids. We neglected introducing them to board games. They are fun!

  6. My classic favorite game has to be Connect 4. I loved that as a child. The Ouija Board event in Salem sounds so cool!

  7. Connect 4 + More looks so cool! Thanks for the game ideas.

  8. 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.

  9. What sound great sounding games and I love that they won’t break the bank – perfect for Christmas. x

  10. I’ve never played any of these. Old fashion Connect 4 but not this version. All of these look like fun.

  11. I haven’t played any games in a good long while! Thanks for reminding me of some fun memories!

  12. Theresa says:

    My daughter would get a kick out of the Connect 4 game. She really is the master of it. I don’t know how she does it, but she ALWAYS wins!!!

  13. 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.

  14. Veronica says:

    these all sound like such fun games! My son would love playing these games

  15. Chrissy says:

    These look like great games, I know my kids would love them!

  16. I used to play Pit! I miss that game!

  17. I love the prices on these. Stocking stuffers can get expensive and our boys would love to find these in their stockings.

  18. Pam says:

    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.

  19. Rosey says:

    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). 🙂

  20. Yep … .I’ve played Connect 4 but not in a long time! Don’t have it but this is a great reminder of possible Christmas gift for my kids … I know they would enjoy some of the classic games. 🙂

  21. Heather says:

    We love games. They make excellent gifts too.

  22. Amelia says:

    Hmm.. I want to try it 🙂

  23. Alexandra Young says:

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

  24. Lori T. says:

    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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Caroline says:

    We love games and I think it’s really important to take some time to play games with your kids. Those look like fun games that our family would really enjoy!

  28. April says:

    I loved Monopoly and scrabble. I have the scrabble but not monopoly.

  29. Pit is a real fun game! We do love Monopoly and Scrabble, too! Thanks for sharing these game reviews. We’ll have to check into the other 2.

  30. Danielle says:

    My kids are getting more and more into games. These would be perfect.

  31. Oh goodness, I have played PIT in forever! I loved that game! Definitely need to get that one again!

  32. Crystal says:

    My family played games a lot growing up. We played Monopoly a lot.

  33. I remember Connect 4 very well. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Pit before.

  34. Beth Camp says:

    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!

  35. Lancelot says:

    Wow, these look amazing!! haven’t played any though.

  36. Jake Davis says:

    Pit is a classic!

  37. Jordan I Binkerd says:

    I grew up on Put….it’s a great game!

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