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.

What Are The Must Have Toys This Year?

The Latest Top Toys What are the Must Have Toys this year? Here’s the latest gossip on all the most-wanted toys and games for Christmas 2018. We look at the Christmas lists of the big retailers such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis as well as the latest toy awards to see what might be… Read More »

Amazon’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? Here’s the Amazon Christmas Toy List 2018. These are the products that major online retailer Amazon is predicting will be the must-have toys this coming Christmas. They include Paw Patrol, Nerf, Barbie, Harry Potter LEGO and Nerf. All links go to Amazon [disclosure]. Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire… Read More »

Best Family Games 2018

Games For All The Family Please note this post is from 2018. See our page on Family Games for the latest games for all the family. 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… Read More »

Best Card Games 2018

Card Games More Popular Than Ever Please note this post is from 2018. See our page on Family Games for the latest games for all the family. 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… 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 Please note – this post is from 2017. For the latest games for all the family see our page on Family Games. 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… Read More »

The Best Of The Despicable Me 3 Toys

The Best Of The Despicable Me 3 Toys Must Have Toys had a lovely outing to Despicable Me 3 recently. It’s such a fun film for everyone, no matter how old or young. There’s quite a number of new Despicable Me 3 toys including new Minions in Prison attire and unicorns. Also featured are the… Read More »

Top 3D Jigsaw Puzzles For Children

3D Jigsaw Puzzles For Children 3D jigsaw puzzles for children are challenging but fun. Our family had a bit of a craze on 3D jigsaw puzzles. In fact, The Eiffel Tower one is still standing as a monument to the hours it took to complete it. We also had a Moshi Monsters spherical 3D jigsaw… Read More »

Dobble – Simple ideas are often the best

Dobble is a must-have card game for holidays I’ve been pinning card games – including Dobble – my family takes on holiday to a new board on Pinterest. Some are new ones I’ve just bought, some the kids have grown out of. The only card game we still take from years ago is Dobble. The reason for… Read More »