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TABLETOPICS Family: Questions to Start Great Conversations


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  • Questions specially designed to engage kids in the art of conversation
  • Perfect for mealtime or bedtime, use it every day
  • Fun mix of age appropriate questions range from silly to thought-provoking and encourage up-building conversation between parents and kids
  • Learn something new about your kids and even yourself
  • 4-inch acrylic cube with 135 questions
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FFET52
  • Item model number: TT-0102-D
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,812 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
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Product Description

TableTopics Family edition makes it fun for kids to engage in conversation about their thoughts, opinions, desires and dreams. And, (sshhh!) there's no better way for them to learn important social skills. At mealtimes, bedtime, or in the car, kids love to talk about what they think. You'll learn something new about your kids and even yourself! Sample Questions: What's your favorite family tradition? What's the funniest thing you've ever seen happen in the lunch room? Who is one of your heroes and why do they inspire you? Is it harder for you to eat healthy or get exercise? "...these little boxes are awesome. The question cards fuel interesting discussion and get everyone involved." - Gwyneth Paltrow, goop "Spice up family dinners with these creative, thought-provoking conversation starters..." - Better Homes and Gardens

From the Manufacturer

One of the most important things we can do with our children is connect over a family meal. This fun mix of age appropriate questions range from silly to thought-provoking and encourage up-building conversation between parents and kids. It's perfect for mealtime or bedtime, use it every day! You'll learn something new about your kids and even yourself. With questions specially designed to engage kids in the art of conversation. Ask questions like "is it more fun to be a parent or a child" and "is it harder for you to eat healthy or get exercise." Recommended for all ages. 4-inch acrylic cube with 135 questions.

Customer Reviews

This is now my go-to gift for new parents or as a hospitality gift.
J. Wagner
She has really enjoyed being asked these questions and sharing her opinions on the answers.
Elah
The game is a good for stimulating conversation on different topics with your kids.
Sara White

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

172 of 174 people found the following review helpful By David Klinger on January 8, 2007
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My two teenage sons are growing up to be wonderful men, but our dinner conversations have degraded over the last several years. Take a small amount of teenage angst mixed with schoolyard humor, testosterone and a couple of irreverent senses of humor and you can paint the picture of what the conversations were like. Half the time they had me laughing so much I couldn't eat, and the rest of the time I was holding my head in my hands in frustration. I didn't want to be overbearing, and I do enjoy their senses of humor, but it was getting where we never had a decent conversation and I was desperate to find something to change the situation.

I bought this product as an experiment and was amazed at the results. Even the most reluctant of the two teenagers came around and was engaged in the conversation. We talked about things that would never have come up in our normal conversations and I learned some things about my kids I never knew.
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful By I. Steyaert on August 23, 2007
I bought this after a friend of mine showed them to me, but I was taken aback by the price at first. It's just a pile of cards printed with conversation-starting questions. But, I have to say, the fact that they are preprinted and stacked in a clear cube really works. We keep them at the dinner table, and if conversation lags (or gets too heated) we grab a card and get opinions from everyone. Our kids are 4 and 8 right now, and they're excited when their time comes to give an opinion. When we have guests over, they'll almost always pick up the box and start reading cards, so it works in that context, too.
Now that we have one set, I'd appreciate if we could buy just the cards and re-use the acrylic cube rather than paying for it each time, but as it is, this is great fun and thought-provoking.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mary Krismaas on February 10, 2012
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My family is one one a dying breed that eats dinner at the table together every night. Throughout the years, I've used various conversation-starting techniques ("How was your day starting with the letter M?" or "How was your day ending with '... and then I had a delicious dinner!'?) When I came across this cube of cards on Amazon, it seemed like it was made for my family. The price was a little steep, but I decided to give it to myself as a Christmas gift. The cards arrived in good condition; my plastic cube was in perfect shape, not damaged at all as some other reviewers have experienced. Each card has one question printed on it. The questions aren't anything groundbreaking or earth shattering - you could have probably thought of all of them yourself, if you had the time and inclination. The cards include questions such as:

what's your favorite dessert
who is one of your heroes and why do they inspire you
would you keep a secret if you knew someone would get hurt if you did
if you were showing a foreigner around your town where would you take them
what's your favorite family tradition
what do you say when someone gives you a gift you already have
if you could speak another language which would you choose
how does a person become courageous
what would you like to change about your school

Overall Impressions
Pros:
- My kids (ages 12 and 9) LOVE these cards. They really look forward to answering the questions every day.
- The plastic cube is thick and sturdy. The overall design is very attractive.
- The cards are thick cardstock and seem durable enough.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By D. Bolar on December 17, 2007
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We received this for Christmas last year and it has been a fantastic tool for getting to know our kids better. Our kids (10, 8, & 4) ask to play it at each dinner time and it has helped our entire family learn more about each other; has given our kids a self-esteem boost to have their ideas and opinions listened to; and it's been lots of fun. It's perfect for our age of kids--even the four year old answers the questions. A great gift! (I would give it 5 stars for educational...it wouldn't let me edit this portion when I saw my error).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mawg66 on February 20, 2007
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My wife and I have used this with our boys, ages 9 and 5, at the dinner table. The questions are great and I've really learned some things about my boys that I didn't know. The oldest one is really enthusiastic about it and begs for us to play.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By TC on May 21, 2009
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I was disappointed in the topics of the cards. I hesitate to write this review because apparently many people loved this product. I guess I was hoping for topics that we already didn't discuss and that would open dialog more. It is great that you can randomly just pick a card and talk about it though so it isn't a total waste. I think if it were a little cheaper I would be happier as I would feel that it was worth the price even if we only used it occasionally.

A great way to use this is in the car on long drives. The kids can pick the card and read the topic. Far better than video games, in my opinion. But we don't like to use it just sitting a the table at dinner.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chrissy on December 28, 2008
My children are 5, 8 and 11. We have been using these cards for about a week. I have to skip over some before I can find one that all of my children will understand and be able to contribute their opinions too that is why I say this is for older children (I think 10 and up would understand all of the cards) It is something that we can use for years though and I am sure their answers will change as they grow.

I feel the item is overpriced. If the cards were priced at $10-15 I would buy other sets. I paid $27 on here right before the holiday season.
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