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.

Top 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. These are the toys and games we think will be the Must Have Toys this year and in to Christmas 2018. They include baby and toddler toys, STEM toys and Toy Crazes. If you… Read More »

How To Spend It Well At Christmas

Top Toys For Christmas How To Spend It Well At Christmas was back last night on ITV1. The first show was all about the Must Have Toys and Games for Christmas 2018. Many were products that already feature here at Must Have Toys UK and on the Xmas lists of the biggest retailers. Philip Schofield… 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 »

Dream Toys 2018

What Are The Dream Toys 2018? Dream Toys 2018  from the UK Toy Retailers Association is an annual prediction of the must have toys for Christmas. There are 12 top toys on the list plus additional toy categories which this year includes stocking fillers. If you can’t find these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [see disclosure].… Read More »

Presents For Teenagers

Hottest Pressies For Teens What are the best Christmas Presents For Teenagers 2018? They’re notoriously difficult to buy for. Here’s our predictions of the Hottest Gifts For Teens. We’ve got teens so this is our specialist subject area. All links on this page go to Amazon [see disclosure]. Also see our page about the latest Toy Crazes –… Read More »

This Morning’s Must Have Toys For Christmas

What’s On Your Christmas List? Did you see Trev and Simon with ITV’s This Morning Christmas Must Have Toys? These are toys and games selected from the toy predictions of retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Hamleys and Amazon. All links on this page go to Amazon [disclosure]. This Morning Christmas Must Have Toys – Cheaters Monopoly… Read More »

Hamleys Top 12 Toys For Christmas

What Will Your Kids Want For Christmas? Here’s the Hamleys Christmas Toy List 2018. These are the products that the iconic toy store Hamleys is predicting will be the must-have toys this coming Christmas. They include Boxer Robot, Nerf, Harry Potter LEGO and LOL. All links go to Amazon [disclosure]. Crate Creatures As also seen on… Read More »

25 Top Toys For Christmas 2018

The Best Toys For Christmas Here’s our pick of 25 of the best toys for Christmas 2018. These are new toys and games we think will be the Top Toys this year. Our picks include toys for toddlers and babies, family games, collectible toy crazes, arts and crafts toys and other STEM toys. We review… Read More »

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 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 »