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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 ...
2016 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

2016 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

With one teenage daughter and another a year behind, we see toys and games differently than we used to. No longer are we buying stuff for little girls, but they do still have an interest in building sets, dolls and stuffed animals. Who am I ...
2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

You know how we feel about the importance of making education more entertaining. Games can be used to explain various educational principles so earlier this year we put together a list of games that can be used for teaching science, history ...
2016 Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

2016 Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

We love candy. Who doesn’t? But when it comes to the holidays, it’s always more fun to get some pint-sized gifts in our stockings. That special little nugget of fun that is mixed among the candy and fruit. (Yes, we like it when ...
Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

My girls are finally both out of elementary school and have moved on to Jr. High. The biggest thing they miss is recess. Having 20 minutes a day to go outside and break up the day is something we all wish we could still do. But playgrounds ...