Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined Family Circle Magazine for another installment of their “25 Days of Toys” to talk about the best new toys that keep kids busy, entertained, and engaged. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • The original version is back by popular demand and today’s kids will be puzzling, sketching, sculpting, acting and code-cracking with the Cranium Cadoo game.
  • Game contains: Gameboard, 2 decks of Challenge cards in card boxes, 1 custom die, 40 plastic scoring tokens, special red decoder mask, Cranium modeling clay in plastic zip bag, sand timer, sketch pad and illustrated instructions.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $24.95
  • Available: Amazon, Calendar Club, Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble, and Specialty Toy & Game Stores Nationwide


  • Klask is the Magnetic Game of Skill.
  • A popular pub game in Denmark, Klask is similar to a fast-paced table-top version of Air Hockey, only it uses multiple magnets and a small round ball.
  • Players must use the magnetic handles under the board to control their playing pieces on top of the board.
  • The object of the game is to hit the ball into the opponent’s goal without attracting the white mini magnets or landing the playing piece in your own hole.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $55
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us


  • LEGO Worlds is a galaxy of imaginative worlds made entirely of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover, and create together.
  • Kids can create anything they can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot their world with tropical islands.
  • Kids can drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to their liking. Players can explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay.
  • Discover and Collect Rewards: Players uncover hidden treasures in diverse environments, collecting characters, creatures, vehicles, castles, props and weapons as they explore each new world.
  • Online multiplayer allows two players to explore each other’s Worlds, play competitive challenges and show-off creations.
  • Available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and more.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, PlayStation Store, STEAM, Xbox Store, GameStop