Board games have been around forever, so we’ve seen our fair share of food themed titles gracing the shelves at Toys R Us.  A lucky few have become classics, popping up in rec rooms and onto kitchen tables  for decades, while most others that obviously couldn’t afford a decent focus group, soon find themselves discontinued, languishing in Dollar Stores and liquidation outlets  country wide.

While many will scoff at the relevancy of old school board games, especially in this day and age of cell phone App-apalooza, they need not look any further then Hasbro and 1.17 billion dollars worth of sales via the category for 2011.

Fueled by the increasingly Foodie frantic culture we live and play in, there’s no stopping companies from attempting to carve out a slice of that pie.

THE GOLD STANDARD

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All food based games shall be judged against the Sugar Granddaddy of them all.

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It’s UNO meets Subway.

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For kids who dream of slinging hash.

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The Board of Health shut that place down within 2 days of opening.

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Their version of jail is having to deal with one of those TLC “Extreme Couponing” train wrecks.

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How can a game not succeed when the payoff is forced flatulence?

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Velveetaphobia is the worst.

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If Hippies bought Parker Bros.

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No America, just no.

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PETA has been alerted.

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From the Graphic Artists on Acid series.

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Big in the 80′s before Atkins carb blocked everyone.

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Algebra is far less scarier than most things you’ll find on a cafeteria tray.

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Game: For cheddar aged 4 years and up.

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Wet naps not included.

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Zombies, Fast Food & puns never go out of style.

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How do you play a game when you’re too busy Instagramming it?

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At Ralph’s you need to sign a paper cut liability waiver before ordering.

MacGYVER’S DO IT YOURSELF GAME CORNER!

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NEXT WEEK ON TLC’S  “MY STRANGE ADDICTION”

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