JUNE 2020 –  UPC Codes

Ringo Gift Set – Blue                    Ringo Gift Set – Pink                  Ringo Gift Set – Red

NOVEMBER 2019 – 5 Easy Ways to Connect with your Kids at Dinner Time 

KIC-Start: Kids in Conversation

Break the ice at get-togethers or just spawn some honest conversation with KIC-Start: Kids in Conversation. The 150-card game comes with a range of mixed age-appropriate questions that are equal parts funny and thought-provoking. Take on a car trip or to the dinner table––there’s no wrong way to kick start the conversation with this game.

FEBRUARY 2019 – Toy Fair 2019:  Never Be Game-Bored Again!

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Never Be Game-Bored Again!
Family-friendly, Get-To-Know-You card games spark clever, curious conversation


Atlanta, GA — Drive conversational curiosity on group road-trips, inside hotel rooms or outside family barbecues with clean, never-obscene Contender Brands card games, designed by a team of business leaders to bring people together through discussion and dialogue.  Never order up a card game a la carte again!

Have a blow-out party with Cocktail Farty™(F.A.R.T. stands for Friends Admitting Real Truths), designed to generate playful conversations and plenty of laughter between family and friends.  Butt, watch out!  You don’t really know someone until you have conquered the game’s explosive questions!  (One card provokes players to reveal a secret habit.)  One five-star Amazon reviewer called it “a hoot with a purpose.”  Cocktail Farty’s™ G-rated potty humor compliments the game’s packaging that resembles a roll of toilet paper!  (A portion of proceeds will be given to Love Rolls, who distributes bathroom tissue to the homeless worldwide.)  Warning: Cocktail Farty may not be suitable for people who take themselves too seriously!

The immediate success of Cocktail Farty™ exploded into four additional party games: while packaging for Whine Barrel resembles…a real wine barrel!- it also uncorks great conversations that ask players to pour out their truths.  For example, “what habits have you picked up from your parents?”  Keg O’Cards allow players of all ages to tap-in and talk-it-out.  The baby beer keg-looking game leaves players thirsty for answers to questions like “what would your family and friends think you had done if you were arrested?!”

BrewAha comes in a coffee cup-shaped container complete with lipstick on the lid! Each player gets one “Jitter” that excuses them from answering cards that may ask, “where do you want to be living when you are 80 years old?” Another five-star Amazon reviewer called BrewAha “a super fun conversation starter for a road trip.”  KIC-Start (Kids-In-Conversation) was chosen as a top game by Moms Choice Awards and is designed to teach kids and tweens the lost art of conversation. Thought-provoking questions inspire articulate answers that help young people get to know each other through talking, not texting. (“Who is your biggest hero?” “What makes you happy?”)

“Shuffling simple joy and laughter into people’s busy schedules today can be complicated.  Our test market included eighty year-olds who had their first belly laugh in years, as well as 8 year-olds who were immersed in words, rather than the web,” notes author and game co-creator Justin Honaman.

Each family-friendly game of Cocktail Farty, Whine Barrel, Keg O’Cards, BrewAha and KIC-START come with 150 original game cards.  ($19.95 SRP,;  Images of these imaginative games play at  Contender Brands products have been chosen as top gift ideas on Buzzfeed, Forbes magazine and Time Out New York and received the Gold Mom’s Choice Award and Tillywig Top Fun Award. #  #  #

FEBRUARY 2019 – The Mom’s Choice Awards

NOVEMBER 2018 – Best Travel Gifts for Women

NOVEMBER 2018 – Friday’s Fab Find (ringo!)

APRIL 2018 – BMW Supplier Diversity Conference: “What Do You Do With An Idea”


DECEMBER 2017 – PARENTING IN PROGRESS  “Holiday Books Gift Guide

NOVEMBER 2017 – ROOTS AND WINGS FROM THE VILLAGE “Let’s Do A Little Gift Shopping for Books”

NOVEMBER 2017 – TIME OUT New York “Best Christmas Gifts For Couples This Holiday Season

OCTOBER 2017 – INSIDE GWINNETT “Couple Work & Plan Together”

OCTOBER 2017 – VOYAGE ATL “Meet Monique and Justin Honaman of Contender Brands