Category Archives: Games and Puzzles

Games And Puzzles

What are the best games and puzzles for children and families? Family games help build ties and bonds between siblings and parents. Great family games include Dobble, Monopoly (now available in many different versions) and Logo.

Games and puzzles

Physical games such as Pie Face, Toilet Trouble, Don’t Be A Donkey and Big Beard Battle are currently very popular indeed.

Educational games such as Rat A Tat Cat, Bananagrams and Pop To The Shops help learning with matching, counting and spelling as well as other strategies.

It’s very hard to predict what will be the next big trend. However, there are plenty of toys and games that have stood the test of time. Some of these reinvent themselves to remain relevant in a fast-moving world. Others create many different versions of themselves to appeal to niche markets. A great example of this is Monopoly.

Puzzles such as Rubik’s Cube have been popular for years. Jigsaw puzzles are always popular. 3D jigsaw puzzles add a new dimension.

See our Pinterest board on Games Our Family Loves.

Best Family Games To Take On Holiday

Games For Everyone To Enjoy When we’re away, our family loves to play card and travel games in the evenings. We’re always on the look-out for the best family games to take on holiday. Revisit our blog post from 2017 with details of the games we like to take on holiday. It’s quite a challenge… Read More »

Top Ten New Toys 2018

The Toys And Games You Simply Must Have Here’s our pick of top new toys 2018 for all ages and interests. If you can’t find any locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Top New Toys 2018 – Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels One of the Hero Toys 2018. Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels fit UK shoe sizes… Read More »

What Are The Top Toys 2018?

Best New Toys 2018 We look at the best new toys 2018, best-selling toys, games and toy crazes, toy trends and awards to see what might be the Top Toys 2018. These are likely to be the must-have toys and games for boys and girls this year, and popular for Christmas 2018. Some of the… Read More »

Great Games To Help Children With Maths

Maths Games There’s been a lot written recently about the importance of STEAM in education. If you Google it, you’ll find lots of useful stuff about trains – or you may even end up at one of our favourite-ever shops Steamer Trading. Of course, STEAM used to be STEM. The A is for art, added in to… Read More »

Best Family Games 2018

Here’s our pick of the Best Family Games 2018 including board games, physical games – some brand new, some classics or reboots. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Related Post about Best Card Games 2018. Colour Brain This is a great new game for families with older children – although we… Read More »

Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 9-11 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018  Best Toys Children 3-4 Years Baby And Toddler Toys and Latest Crazes. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018

We look at best-selling toys, toy trends, educational toys and new releases to bring you our pick of the Best Toys Children 5-8 Years 2018. See also Best Toys Children 3-4 Years 2018. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. My Fairy Garden Picnic Basket… Read More »

Best Card Games 2018

Card Games More Popular Than Ever According to MailOnline (sourced 31/12/17), the sales of card and board games soared by 20 per cent last year. They pick out two games – Racing Demons and Exploding Kittens – as likely to remain very popular in the category card games 2018. Here at Must Have Toys, we love card… Read More »

Christmas Toys And Games Under £20

Great Gifts At Great Prices Let’s not get too carried away with robots, drones and life-like dolls. There are loads of really great toys and games for Christmas under £20. All these ideas are suitable for either gender but do check age suitability carefully before making a purchase. Toys And Games For Christmas – Kinetic… Read More »

Games For Christmas 2017

Games For Christmas 2017 What are the best Games For Christmas 2017? Here’s our predictions of the games that will be the best-sellers this Christmas. Our Predictions For The Top Games For Christmas 2017 Games For Christmas 2017 – Fizzy Dizzy Hippo Take turns to flick the umbrella and then press the drinks can. The winner is… Read More »