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Rule of Thumb in This Game Is That You Can’t Use Your Thumbs

Get a Grip, from Hasbro, is a no-thumbs challenge game. Players are assigned challenges to complete without the use of their thumbs. Sounds easy, right? Just wait. You’ll quickly learn that you need your thumbs… read more

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Build Your Brain Up with IQ Focus

IQ Focus, from Smart Games, is a true test of brain power. This fun and challenging single-player puzzle game is the perfect way to develop and improve all sorts of cognitive skills as kids–or adults–play. The… read more

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Catch Barnyard Fever with E-I-E-I-Go!

It’s time to go hog wild with E-I-E-I-Go, from MindWare. This dice-rolling game of chance will make kids feel like they’re down at the barnyard whenever they play, and two to four players can get in on… read more

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Game Night Gets Cheesy with This Educational Game

Say cheese! Or spell cheese, to be exact. Cheese Dip, an educational game from PlayMonster, helps teach kids ages 3 and up basic spelling skills through sneaky mice hungry for cheese. The object of the… read more

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The Learning Is Reel with Catch and Learn from PlaSmart

Get ready kids, it’s time to fish for answers. Catch and Learn, from PlaSmart, is a new educational game that teaches kids ages 4 and up important concepts such as spelling, grammar, and basic mathematics.… read more

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This Colorful Game Works Both Body and Brain

  Here’s a game that gives both you and your mind a stretch! Ready to get twisted and tangled at the same time? Twangled, from MindWare, is “knot your average game” (as noted on the… read more

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Keep the Fun Going Round and Round with Spin-a-roo!

Spin, stack, and win. That’s the idea behind Spin-a-roo, ThinkFun’s sorting and counting game. In this fast-paced game, players must think quick and act fast to be the first to collect the most tokens. The… read more

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Take a Road Trip Across the U.S. in Game of the States

  You may be able to recite the 50 states in alphabetical order to a catchy tune, but can you locate Arkansas on a map? Soon, kids can do that and also spew out interesting facts… read more

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Get Your Brain Buzzing with HexHive

Fat Brain Toys‘ new logic game is the bee’s knees. To start out, players choose one of the 40 challenge cards to try to solve. The challenge cards are broken down into four different levels—Beginner,… read more

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats His Way Into Game Night

Like many other kids, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favorite books as a wee one. The 1969 children’s classic is not only recognizable by its title, but also by its vibrant artwork.… read more

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