Toys on SahmReviews

From Toy to Movie, It is All Gross(ery)

From Toy to Movie, It is All Gross(ery)

I often catch myself telling Madison and Kennedy that things were very different in the 1970s when Scott and I grew up. We played outside a LOT because frankly, there wasn’t much on the limited three channels (four if you count PBS). ...
Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Kids today don’t know how good they have it. I’m not referring to the selection of *things* they could have or the opportunities for travel, education, sports and arts. I’m talking about something much more important to a ...
Wave Breaker: Puzzle for the High Seas

Wave Breaker: Puzzle for the High Seas

Last Saturday on the way to the farmer’s market, we noticed the strangest thing on the Mississippi River. I first spotted three barges parked along the banks in a place where we sometimes might witness one. As I started to comment to ...
New ABC Reality Show is ToyRific: #TheToyBox

New ABC Reality Show is ToyRific: #TheToyBox

You know how we feel about games and toys. It’s important that life include play, no matter what your age. It exercises the mind and body while providing opportunities to bond with family members. We’ve been involved in the indu ...
Your Next 3D Puzzle: The X2 Cube

Your Next 3D Puzzle: The X2 Cube

One of the coolest things we like about working with the toy and game industry is we get to see companies progress from startups to full-fledged businesses. Many, many times we have featured a game or toy from a company, only to see them ex ...
ChiTaG Discovery: Bertikal Puzzle

ChiTaG Discovery: Bertikal Puzzle

For the past six years we have attended the Chicago Toy & Game Fair held the weekend before Thanksgiving in Chicago (duh). Every time we are exposed to the year’s newest toys and games, meet many of the publishers and even have ti ...
Back Spin: A Puzzle Like We’ve Never Seen

Back Spin: A Puzzle Like We’ve Never Seen

I have been playing with various hand-held puzzles for as long as I can remember. I think we all had those little slide puzzles where you moved squares around until you either completed a picture or put the numbers in order. Many of mine ca ...
Pitch Car Game Overview

Pitch Car Game Overview

What exactly defines the difference between a toy and a game. In my mind a toy is something usually played solitaire – maybe building something with bricks or using during imaginative play. Toys don’t usually pit participants ag ...
2016 Gift Guide: Outdoor Activities

2016 Gift Guide: Outdoor Activities

Get out. No, really. Set the device down. Step away from the mouse. Go outside. It’s good for you. Waaaaiiiittttt! Put that on pause until you finish reading this! Whether you are like us (anxiously awaiting spring) or live in a warme ...