Mario Party Star Rush Is a Whimsical Free-for-All

Thanks to the genius masterminds at Nintendo, you’ll never hear “it’s not your turn” when playing Mario Party Star Rush. Mario Party games have been delighting fans with short attention spans since 1998, fusing traditional… read more

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CODEGAMER

Kids can use the gamepad and four interchangeable sensor modules to play through a video game app on a tablet (not included). Kids will learn Arduino programming language as they solve puzzles in the game.

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BLOXELS

This app-based video game lets kids be the game designers, programmers, storytellers, players, and more. Kids can create and animate play spaces, characters, and objects while learning coding and programming.

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POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON

Launching in November exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS, these games (sold separately) introduce new Pokémon and Z-Moves, an explosive new power for battle. When paired with the Z-Ring from TOMY (also sold separately), players can… read more

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Feel the Force with Hot Star Wars Toys

With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens only a week away, interest in the brand’s merchandise is stronger than ever. To highlight some of the season’s top Star Wars items, Toy Insider Mom Laurie… read more

Find, Friend, and Fight with Yo-Kai Watch

Ever wonder why you just couldn’t keep a friend’s secret, no matter how hard you tried? Or why you feel so lazy even after a full night of sound sleep? Or maybe you can’t shake… read more

K1, P2 in Yoshi’s Woolly World

Nintendo has taken side-scrolling games to the cutest place ever: a brilliant island made of yarn that’s full of adorable, pudgy-faced dinosaurs. Players will set off on a crafty adventure in Yoshi’s Woolly World, the… read more