Category Archives: 8 years and up

“Secret Agent Headquarters With Alarm” by Playmobil

James Bond step aside– kids can now create their own spy world with Playmobil’s newest set, “Secret Agent Headquarters.” Agents can arrive at their office found in a mountainous, futuristic location by speedboat or multi-functional vehicle, adjustable for land, air … Continue reading

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Treasure Temple With Guards by Playmobil

Grab your weapons of choice–a rope, gun, or sword as you make your way into the treasure temple to steal the shiny,  crystal treasures. The trick is to get past the evil guards in removable disguise, avoid the stake barrier … Continue reading

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Mermaid Beach by Gamewright

Intrigued that a girl her age actually created this game, my little toy tester jumped right into “Mermaid Beach” and loved it. There is no lying around on Mermaid Beach because you have to be on your toes to craftily … Continue reading

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FLASHWORDZ by U.S. Games Systems Inc.

A flash is literally all the time you get to create words with four or more letters with FLASHWORDZ. Players get a fun,  rounded rack to display their two- sided letter cards so there is no peeking! With a different … Continue reading

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“The Word on the Street Junior” by Out of the Box Publishing

This “wacky war of words” was unique and got even more fun, the longer we played it. The street is divided for two teams and the letter tiles of the alphabet run down the median strip. A team selects a … Continue reading

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“Tell Tale” by Blue Orange Games

Open this tiny tin of fun and start your story-telling, weaving through a land of imagination, prompted by the 60 double-sided picture cards. Who can make up a story using picture of a question mark, a robber, a shower and … Continue reading

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“Silly Situations” by Discovery Bay Games

Kids love to giggle at silly situations, so add to that the challenge of solving a problem using three unrelated object cards to tell your story. What’s a person to do if his ice cream cone is melting all over … Continue reading

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“Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games

I knew “Buzz Blast” was a favorite when kids begged to go first to share their answers as soon as a new challenge card was presented. Kids delighted in the timed task of coming up with original answers to four … Continue reading

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Folkmanis “Frog Puppet Kit”

What could be better than a Folkmanis puppet? One they design that you can construct! Grab a frog, cat or bunny kit that includes the incredibly soft, plush body, fabric puppet parts and cut-outs, glue, easy instructions and ideas for … Continue reading

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Play ‘n Learn Cash Register by Kidoozie

A good cash register is hard to find! That’s I was so excited to see Kidoozie’s new Play ‘n Learn Cash Register for checkout at the grocery store. I normally don’t recommend electronic toys with so many sounds that a child … Continue reading

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