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.

New Toy Crazes 2020

The Latest Toy Crazes For Kids Here’s our pick of the New Toy Crazes 2020. These are the coolest new toys we think will be popular for boys and girls in 2020. Toy Crazes are often smaller collectible toys that build around a theme such as unwrapping, slime, unicorns, aliens or dinosaurs. They are sometimes… Read More »

Best Toys Children 5-7 Years

Toys For Early Primary School Kids Best Toys Children 5-7 years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys suitable for children between the ages of five and seven years. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. Rock Painting Set… Read More »

Gifts For Teenagers

Hottest Presents For Teenagers What are the best Presents For Teenagers? 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. If you can’t find any of these products locally, the links on this page go to Amazon where you can… Read More »

Best Toys Children 8-12 Years

Toys For Older Primary School Kids Best Toys Children 8-12 Years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys, games and activities for children between the ages of eight and twelve years. In case you can’t find any of these toys  locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. TP Waterslide The… Read More »

Best Toys Children 3-4 Years

Toys For Pre-schoolers Best Toys Children 3-4 years. This is our pick of new releases as well as classic toys suitable for children between the ages of three and four years. In case you can’t find any of these toys and games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table… Read More »

Top Games To Take On Holiday

Brilliant Travel Games Here’s our pick of the top games to take on holiday this year. Whether you’re in a caravan sheltering from the rain or a Greek taverna staying out of the sun, travel games are great fun on holiday. Everyone is relaxed and there’s time to fill. Good holiday games and travel games… Read More »

Educational Toys

Learn At Home Toys And Games Educational toys and games are a great way to learn when you’re based at home. Here’s our pick science and maths toys and games for kids of all ages. If you’re interested in any of these products, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure]. Educational Toys – Science MAD Chemistry… Read More »

Must Have Toys Blog Top Toys

Most Popular Toys on our site in 2019 The Must Have Toys Blog Top Toys Top 10 for the last year includes seven games, two collectable toys and one interactive toy. These toys created the most interest on our site during 2019 (source GADWP 30/12/19). Just over half of them have also appeared on the… Read More »

How To Spend It Well At Christmas

Top Toys For Christmas How To Spend It Well At Christmas is on ITV1. The first show was all about gadgets including scooters and hoverboards, the second featured must have toys for Christmas. It featured Stocking Fillers, Remote Control Cars, Connected Play Toys, Games, Dressing Up and Interactive Animal Toys. THIS BLOG POST IS FROM… Read More »

Dream Toys

What Are The Dream Toys 2019? Dream Toys 2019 are the annual Christmas toy predictions from the UK Toy Retailers Association. Frozen 2 Elsa Singing Doll Relive the beautiful, pivotal moment in the film when Elsa sings her powerful new song. See Elsa’s dress light up in the gorgeous pattern inspired by this scene while… Read More »