Monthly Archives: October 2020

Up for some Horror this Halloween?

Ideal Games have upped the ante on Halloween themed gaming this year,  with Nightmare Horror Adventures (16+). Tagline on the box states “Solve the murders, prevent your own” and included in the contents is a “You’re Dead” card which sounds like an ideal opportunity to have a lie down card. …

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Can’t beat a bit of Micro Machines, revving around your front room since the early 90’s they’re certainly cheaper than another mainstream toy car brand we know yet hurt just as much underfoot! The range has been reimagined by Jazwares for this year and there’s lots to get excited about, …

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Dream Toys 2020 list

The Top 12 Toys for Christmas were revealed today, this list selected by a panel of retailers and industry experts, the list is independent of toy manufacturers and makers. We’re told that there are rising concerns from retailers about being able to meet demand in the lead up to Christmas …

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Ready made wishlist – Just fill in the seven digit Argos codes

Inside every Book of Dreams you’ll find a shedload of stuff for your rellies, from hair straighteners to  Jewellery, Lava Lamps to Mobiles and much more. Impiortantly the majority of this Argos publication is devoted to toys and usefully in the middle they’ve stuck a wish list so you’ll have …

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Worlds’s first crowdsourced puzzle

Puzzle nerds around the world unite, today you have a chance to be part of a global movement to create the very first crowdsourced jigsaw puzzle. The company behind it, Cloudberries, state that the aim of this project is to test the ‘wisdom of the crowd’. The idea is that …

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Exploding Kittens creators think outside their box

In their first move away from wildly successful card based play the Exoploding Kittens brains have thought outside a box and created one. The aforementioned box unfolds to offer a pinballesque scenario, kitten paws poised to be loaded with highly accurate spheres and a Rainbow ralphing mouth through which you …

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  Fresh from WowWee is this bit of hybrid kit, they’ll likely not thank me for the comparison to BopIt but it’s difficult to avoid but there’s much more to do with this one. The other reference I’d make is towards that classic SIMON game, perhaps its the colours, more …

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Soft toys designed by kids – IKEA 2020 range is here

Another word that trips off the tongue from the furniture folk, this time it’s SAGOSKATT and its the annual competition where they have kids send in pictures of soft toys they’d like to see made. This years are superb, they retail at a fiver but when they’re gone they’re gone. …

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All kinds of Play patterns in this pack

Charity London Play devised this pack of 52 things-to-do as past of their pandemic lockdown play packs and they went out to 2,000 kids. Now they’re available to buy, and, at just short of a fiver going to said charity they’re danged good value. The cards each feature a playful …

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LEGO Ideas launches Xmas comp

If you fancy your chances at bagging a bunch of LEGO Star Wars sets then head over THIS way. The IDEAS team are looking for, erm, ideas, on how you might make one of the following Star Wars icons into a seasonal scene : Millennium Falcon TIE Fighter X-Wing Fighter …

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