What are the best Christmas gifts for boys? If you are stumped what to get him, we’ve put together a list of over 500 of the best Christmas gifts and toys for boys.
There is nothing more magical than Christmas! Santa is almost coming down the chimney and you are probably looking for the perfect Christmas gift to put under the Christmas tree. There are many different types of boys in the world, but there is one thing that they all want: something cool. Stumped on what to get him? We have spent all year scourging through all the aisles in the store to come up with gifts that will leave him with a smile on Christmas day. Broken into categories and by age groups, here are over 500 Christmas gift ideas for boys.
Babies and toddlers need to learn, play, and discover with suitable age-appropriate toys to build their skills in various areas. Our editors have made your task of finding the perfect toy for your baby and toddler that much simpler with this collection.
Dolce Safari Play And LearnAges 0+
Last year, Dolce decided to launch something brand new and fresh. Dolce stands for Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, and Educate. In just its first year, Dolce received a nomination for a TOTY award. We’re excited about its latest product. Based on the Russian Doll, Safari Play And Learn starts out as an elephant and when you open it, out comes a hippo. Inside the hippo, there is a lion. When you open the lion, out comes a little monkey ball. For a young child, there is so much to learn from nesting to shape sorting.
My First Pillow PetAges 0-4
Designed specifically for babies, the new My First Pillow Pet line offers a range of plush pillow buddies in 5-inch, 11-inch, or 18-inch varieties. Their pastel colors perfectly coordinate with nursery décor. Like the originals, they offer a cute plush toy and soft, comfy pillow in one.
VTech On-The-Go Baby DriverAges 3m+
Step into the driver’s seat with the On-The-Go Baby Driver set. Get into the fast lane of fun with a toy that promotes learning and development. Develop you child’s motor skills by having them turn the ignition key, steer the soft fabric wheel, or shift gears. It introduces baby to letters, colors, and more with twinkling traffic lights and more than 30 upbeat sing-along songs, melodies, sounds effect, and fun phrases to capture your baby’s attention. The horn and mirror are really fun features. This toy is sure to keep your baby busy with endless fun learning and stimulation. It can be used on the floor or even attached to a stroller.
Fisher-Price Smart Moves RockitAges 6m-3
The Fisher-Price Smart Moves Rockit is designed to grow with your child. In addition to dancing along with kids, it teaches everything from shapes and language to numbers, gross motor skills and more. Are you ready to Rockit?!
LeapFrog Safari Learning StationAges 6m+
The Safari Learning Station is designed to grow with your child. Young kids can sit, play and learn first words, numbers, shapes, colors, animals, Spanish, music and more. When your child grows the arch can be raised so kids can crawl under or stand and play with the animals. There’s also fun drop-through ball play with the monkey’s tail and a light-up piano to keep kids engaged.
Little kids can get a smart home of their own. Like other Laugh & Learn products, it is designed to grow with your child. As babies crawl though the door, they enter a world of learning. There are so many different activities for baby to explore. Not only can they play pretend kitchen, but babies will learn numbers, shapes, weather, and more. The pretend fridge is actually a cleverly designed shape sorter. It’s just like Mommy and Daddy’s smart home.
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, ClassicAges 1-5
Young boys ages 1 to 5 can get into the building fun with Mega Bloks. These larger sized colorful blocks are perfect for small kids to build with. The bright colors help with identification and the pieces snap together easily. With 80 pieces included in this bag, the creative possibilities are virtually endless.
Lamaze 4-in-1 Play GymAges 1+
Designed to grow with your infant, the Lamaze 4-in-1 Play Gym transforms from an infant gym to a fun pretend play tent. It features a soft, colorful mat with detachable hanging toys and large mirror to engage babies. To encourage tummy time fun, the toys may be removed and attached to the poles. A mesh side panel provides a clear view of baby. As babies grow, the bright colors and friendly faces encourage them to push and crawl.
LeapFrog My First Learning TabletAges 1+
Babies and toddlers can have their very own tablet with My First Learning Tablet. Through 25 pretend apps and activities and over 20 songs and melodies, this toy introduces little kids to numbers, shapes, colors, and more. It features a touch-sensitive light-up screen and kids can even swipe on-screen. Touch an activity icon to choose an activity to play or hear phrases, music, and sound effects, depending on the mode. There are 3 modes of play: Explore, Learn and Music. The 5 dock icons introduce kids to more phrases and sounds about greetings, time concepts, pretend play, and music. This is a cute toy that helps little ones feel big with a tablet all their own. They’ll love swiping on the screen and tapping the icons just like Mom and Dad. The lights and fun sounds make the learning play fun and engaging.
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set, 3 BallsAges 18m-5
Your future basketball star needs to start somewhere. This Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball set grows with your child. Its height can be adjusted from 2 to 4 feet. Boys will develop motor as well as coordination skills. This is sure to be a slam dunk hit for Christmas!
Sesame Street Tickle Me ElmoAges 18m-4
After more than a decade, Tickle Me Elmo is back! This little cuddly friend created quite a toy craze back in the day. Elmo is softer than ever, features four levels of laughter, and more activation areas than ever. When kids tickle Elmo’s tummy or foot, he’s full of giggles and fun. He loves nothing more than to laugh! Haha! Hee! Hee! Keep tickling him for endless laughs and fun!
Sesame Street Feed Me Cookie MonsterAges 18m-4
Who loves Cookie Monster? Kids who love him will love Feed Me Cookie Monster. What does he want more than anything else? Cookies, of course! He gets the tummy rumbles when he gets hungry. Whenever you put the cookie in his mouth, he will respond to it. What’s cool? He even does the Cookie song after eating a satisfying cookie to get kids moving and dancing. What’s not to love about a soft, loveable, and huggable companion?
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words BookAges 18m-4
The Learning Friends 100 Words Book is a valuable and interactive tool for your toddler. Simply touch any of the word and image pairs and it sounds it out for your child. Kids will have fun while building their vocabulary. There’s even an option to toggle between English and Spanish. Now that’s a brilliant idea!
Little People Take Turns Spiral SkywayAges 18m-5
Start your engines and get ready for thrilling racing action with the Little People Take Turns Spiral Skyway! The Spiral Skyway delivers 3-feet of fun with an exciting winding race track and interactive sounds. It’s the tallest Spiral Skyway track ever.
The Magical Wonderland comes with a Mickey car. The Mickey car knows he’s with this castle and he loves to talk about it. As he comes up to the top structure and passes a smart point, it triggers different phrases. As Mickey races down the slide, he triggers Donald’s boat, making it wobble back and forth. At the turnabout, you can spin it around for a fun, wacky ride just like in the cartoons. Mickey can even go for a leisurely drive and ride the ferris wheel. The set comes with a smart point vehicle, 5 smart point locations, and several nice added features.
Sesame Street Let’s Dance ElmoAges 18m+
Let’s Dance Elmo loves nothing more than to get your child movin’ and groovin’ to different songs. There’s three different remixes. Press the rainbow to learn about colors and Elmo’s heart lights up different colors to reinforce learning. The paw print teaches kids about different animals. So, for instance, he’ll say ‘Let’s hop like a kangaroo’ to get kids moving around. Since the headset doubles as a handle, kids can take their buddy with them.
LeapFrog LeapStart 3DAges 2+
The original LeapStart was a great learning tool but LeapFrog has now improved it with a unique display that helps reinforce the learning. Using a stylus, kids can interact with every page of the specially designed books as they learn to count, read, and problem-solve. The display brings the learning to life with animation and sound. The system will work with the current Leapstart library and will support the new 3D feature of newly designed 3D books.
LEGO DUPLO Steam Train 10874Ages 2-5
Choo-choo! All aboard the LEGO DUPLO Steam Train. Designed for ages 2 through 5, the Steam Train set now allows younger kids to build a moving train out of DUPLO blocks. What’s cool? It’s interactive and even teaches some basic programming concepts with special blocks that serve as pieces of code. An interactive app allows you to take control of the train – sending it in motion either forward or backward. Kids are encouraged to explore with cause-and-effect play.
Little People Share & Care Safari PlaysetAges 2-5
Welcome to the Little People Happy Animals Habitat. It’s an interactive playset featuring voices and sounds that bring the set to life. Kids can zip over and pay your animal friends a visit. You can check out the rainforest where the weather changes really quickly. It turns purple and a storm begins. The animals can take shelter and you can take the hippo on an adventure through the lagoon. Other cool surprises include drop-through play and peek-a-boo play. The panda plays a really cute song when he’s discovered. The parrot is looking out from above. And there’s 360-degrees of play with decks, beds and places to eat. There’s even a bridge for the parrot to take a peek down below. So lots of exciting ways for kids to learn and play.
Playskool Friends Mr. Potato Head Mash MobilesAges 2+
Mr. Potato Head is one of the all-time classics. Now with Mr. Potato Head Mash Mobiles there’s a new genius twist! By turning him on his side, you can transform him into a truck, plane, or train. What’s cool? He can also be Mr. Potato Head while standing up. Get ready to explore a whole new exiciting and creative side of Mr. Potato Head like never before!
Hug N’ Sing Teddy Ruxpin and the Grubby CollectionAges 2+
Choose from four huggable friends in this Hug N’ Sing collection: Adventure Teddy Ruxpin, Friendship Teddy Ruxpin, Lullaby Teddy Ruxpin, or Grubby. These huggable friends sing three 30-second songs when you hug them.
Little Tikes Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports ZoneAges 2-3
This 3-in-1 Sports Zone is a fun little sports play center for babies and toddlers. There’s a soccer goal, bowling, and basketball in one amazing set. It’s great for promoting active play and building your child’s motor and coordination skills. Sounds and phrases help to stimulate your child’s growth. Kids will even learn colors, numbers, and shapes.
Top Toys For Preschoolers 2018
From PAW Patrol and PJ Masks to Rusty Rivets and more, we’ve selected toys from his favorite TV shows that will spark his imagination and make playtime much more exciting for preschoolers.
PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Mini VehiclesAges 3+
Paw Patrol fans can spark their imaginations and go on exciting, fun-filled adventures in Adventure Bay with these Paw Patrol mini vehicles. The vehicles are TV show-accurate, heightening your child’s play experience. What’s cool? These mini vehicles can connect to your Ultimate Rescue Themed Vehicles. Collect all your favorites to recreate fantastic rescue missions just like in the show.
PAW Patrol Sub PatrollerAges 3+
The new Sub Patroller allows you to fly it and then transform it into a submarine. How cool is that?! It features real lights, sounds, and life saver launchers for awesome rescue missions. Get ready for exciting airborn and underwater adventures!
PAW Patrol Sea PatrollerAges 3+
Paw Patrol fans gear up for exciting new missions traversing land and sea with this transforming Sea Patroller. Other cool features include a moving crane and cage. The set includes Ryder and an octopus figure plus his Rescue ATV to enhance your play. This is going to be a must-have for Paw Patrol fans!
PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck PlaysetAges 3+
Paw Patrol fans will be able to put out fires this fall with the Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck. It’s the largest Paw Patrol Vehicle to date, and it features interactive flashing lights and sounds, functional water launchers, and 2-foot tall extendable ladder. Rescue missions in Adventure Bay will never be the same.
PJ Masks Romeo’s Lab PlaysetAges 3+
Ever dreamt of playing in Romeo’s Lab? Well now you can with Romeo’s Lab Playset. The set features a light and sound panel, working crane, laser launcher and rolling lab charger to bring your adventures to life. The set includes a Romeo figure, Romeo’s robot figure, lab charger, and three tools. What’s cool? It can also be transformed into a mobile lab by attaching the wheels.
PJ Masks Super Learning HeadquartersAges 3-6
The Super Learning Headquarters offers a dozen different activities and teaches everything from science and letters to counting and problem-solving. A retro 90s-inspired Gameboy dot matrix screen allows kids to engage with several fun games ranging from games reminiscent of OutRun and Pipe Dreams. By placing your Owl Glider, Gekko Mobile, or Cat Car over the controls, players activate different variations of the game. Kids can chase down villains, learn about famous locations, solve mysteries, perform letter matching and more.
Rusty Rivets TigerbotAges 3+
Bring your Rusty Rivets adventures to life with this authentic replica of Tigerbot from the TV show. With the Build Me Rivet System, kids can easily build their very own Tigerbot. Pull back on its silver fur and watch in amazement as his eyes light up, jaws open, and he lets out a roar to bring your storytelling to life. What’s cool? The pieces are compatible with other sets in the line for whole new creative building possibilities.
Fisher-Price Batbot XtremeAges 3-8
The Batbot Xtreme is an awesome new interactive action figure playset standing 2-feet tall! Cool features include a voice-changer, wings that fling out, a functional elevator concealed behind Batbot’s chest armor, and a hidden area in the foot that houses the Batmobile.
Wonder Crew BuddiesAges 3+
The Wonder Crew Buddies are fantastic new action dolls. They merge action figures with the doll and stuffed animal play. Now kids get the best of both worlds – action, empathy, and nurturing play. Best of all, boys or girls can enjoy them and take them on fascinating adventures. They inspire endless creativity and spark the imagination. And your little kiddo can join in the fun with their own matching superhero mask and costume!
Fisher-Price Think & Learn RocktopusAges 3-6
Who said little ones can’t be the next Mozart? Rocktopus turns even preschoolers into musicians. The toy includes 15 instrument pods, which can be inserted into Rocktopus. By mixing and matching the different instruments, kids can compose their own music tracks.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘N Tag MoviAges 3-6
Preschoolers will love interacting with Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi, an interactive learning robot. Movi moves all around and your preschooler can follow its lead. Kids will learn important skills, such as following instructions and developing critical thinking skills. Your child will learn and can enjoy six games and three different modes. He’ll have fun learning while getting in some active play chasing Movi around.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-PillarAges 3-8
The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar is not only an adorable character that comes to life with lights, sounds, and actions, but he also helps little learners be big thinkers by enhancing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It comes with 8 individual segments as well as a motorized head. At an early stage, kids can explore and discover different possibilities of putting these different segments together. This creates a code or sequence to take him on his journey. Each segment represents motion or a reaction. Now as your child gets more advanced with their coding, they can challenge themselves with the two target discs. So you would have to generate the code to go from start to finish. And if that wasn’t fun enough, a companion app adds more fun games, more learning content, and it brings the Code-A-Pillar to life with new animation.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic RexAges 3-8
Get ready to take a T-Rex-sized bite out of your next adventure! Designed with preschoolers in mind, the Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex stands over 2-feet tall. It features plenty of articulation points. This dino toy allows kids to play out the role of Owen with the included figure and this massive T-Rex toy. Set Owen atop the Power Pad and turn him to make the T-Rex respond. Her eyes will change from green to red, indicating it’s in predator mode. Take control of the dino by the handle to make it roar and lunge forward and take a bite into the included playset or jeep. Kids are going to love the ability to grab the jeep with its teeth. Overall, it’s jam-packed with fun, interactive lights and sound effects as well as chomping action for thrilling dino adventures.
LEGO DUPLO Steam Train 10874Ages 2-5
Choo-choo! All aboard the LEGO DUPLO Steam Train. Designed for ages 2 through 5, the Steam Train set now allows younger kids to build a moving train out of DUPLO blocks. What’s cool? It’s interactive and even teaches some basic programming concepts with special blocks that serve as pieces of code. An interactive app allows you to take control of the train – sending it in motion either forward or backward. Kids are encouraged to explore with cause-and-effect play.
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, ClassicAges 1-5
Young boys ages 1 to 5 can get into the building fun with Mega Bloks. These larger sized colorful blocks are perfect for small kids to build with. The bright colors help with identification and the pieces snap together easily. With 80 pieces included in this bag, the creative possibilities are virtually endless.
Teddy RuxpinAges 3+
Teddy Ruxpin, the iconic story-telling teddy bear from the 80’s, is back with a tech makeover. He now features cool emotive LCD animated eyes and he’s lighter, softer, and more huggable than ever now that he’s gone all digital. And he even comes to life with a motorized mouth synched to the story. He has built-in storage with 10 stories – with three of them unlocked. Additional stories can be unlocked with a smart device. Kids can even sing along with Teddy. He’s the perfect bedtime companion. Kids can play with Teddy alone or interact with the stories via the app. It’s the perfect educational toy that combines story-telling, friendship, and reading into a fun kid-friendly package. You thought Teddy was cool before … now he’s even cooler than ever!
Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack AttacksAges 4+
He may be cute but beware when Jack-Jack attacks! This poseable baby doll lights up to signify the character’s polymorph abilities. This interactive doll laughs, giggles, babbles, cries, shouts, and makes electric sparking sounds when you press its tummy. Kids can explore his different abilities ranging from laser eyes to electric sparks and more. The doll also comes with a cute raccoon figure so kids can recreate their favorite scenes from the movie. But the coolest part? Play with him long enough and his face really turns to a fiery red. Better not mess with Jack-Jack when he’s in that state.
Baby Alive Snackin’ Luke BabyAges 3+
Toddler boys who want a companion have Baby Alive Super Snackin’ Luke. There are three different versions of Luke. He comes with an adorable outfit and several play accessories. Kids can care for him and nurture him like a real baby. Boys can feed him and even change his diaper when he ‘poops’.
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby DollAges 3+
Instead of drinking from her bottle and wetting herself, the new Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby doll tinkles in her potty because she is potty trained. She’ll do her little potty dance when she has to go, so there are no accidents and no mess. She even farts while sitting on the potty. What’s cool? You can make her interact with Mommy or Daddy. She features over 50 sounds, phrases, dances, and interactions to take the Baby Alive experience to the next level.
LeapFrog Go-With-Me ABC BackpackAges 3+
The Go-With-Me ABC Backpack is a backpack, writing and drawing board, and puzzle in one. Kids can position the 26 letters into puzzle spots to see the letters on the LCD screen, hear the letter name, and hear an animal beginning with that letter. It also teaches step-by-step writing and features 7 different activities to keep young kids engaged.
Moonlite Starter PackAges 3+
Moonlite is the first bedtime story projector for your mobile phone. It instantly adds magic to storytime by projecting images in your room, making story time more engaging and something kids will actually look forward to. Two stories are included in the Starter Pack: Goodnight Moon and Illustrations. Bedtime stories will never be the same!
My Loopy is a social AI robot sent from planet Loopitron to befriend kids. He builds friendship with 8 sensors: light, sound, temperature, gesture, sound, proximity, tilt, and even touch. Kids can play a variety of games with this bot. There are different dance and game modes. As you start dancing, MyLoopy shuffles the song as kids get into the rhythm of the song. The idea is kids can have a lot of fun while being active without the need for an app. Loopy starts speaking gibberish, but as you play with him more, he learns English. MyLoopy expresses how he’s feeling through his various responses and he even tells jokes. With over 250 responses, over 24 expressive eye animations, and RGB-enabled head, there are close to ten thousand different responses to bring him to life. It’s an interactive toy that engages young kids with meaningful play experiences and it even teaches basic coding concepts.
Top Videogames for Kids 2018
2018 is another epic year in gaming filled with hordes of games worth playing. From Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon to all the latest sports games from Madden 19 and FIFA 19 to NBA 2K19 and so much more, there are so many great games to choose from. Plus, the NES Classic Edition makes its triumphant return. Pinch me, I must be in gaming heaven. The most difficult part? Choosing which awesome games to play and making time to play them all. There’s enough gaming greatness here to keep you gaming on in 2018 and beyond!
Nintendo SwitchRated 6+
The Nintendo Switch is the ultimate hybrid console in the world of gaming that totally lives up to the hype! It truly is a beautiful piece of hardware. Play all your favorite Nintendo games at home or on the go. There’s amazing content for every gamer and for all ages and its library continues to expand. Plus, eventually you’ll be able to play classics! The Switch literally switches up conventions and lets you play anywhere. The Switch is in extremely high demand with stores unable to keep shelves stocked since launch day. With Nintendo ramping up production for the holidays, this should make it a tad easier to get your hands on what is expected to be the hottest gift this holiday season. Consider yourself lucky if you can score one!
SNES Classic EditionRated 6+
The SNES Classic was long rumored after the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. It’s official the SNES Classic Edition will feature 21 built-in games including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The console will feature two SNES controllers. The stellar lineup includes favorites like Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario Kart, Contra III and more! Now this is classic gaming heaven!
NES Classic Edition
Now you’re playing with power! The NES Classic is heading back to stores this summer in miniature form! Classic retro Nintendo games are what gamers demand. So now fans will be able to experience 30 of the greatest NES classics of all-time from Super Mario Bros. to Zelda to Donkey Kong and more! It;s the perfect gift for gamers or collectors.
PS4 Slim / PS4 Pro
The PS4 is the best-selling videogame console this generation. It features a strong library bolstered by exclusive first and third-party content. Play your favorite PlayStation games from Uncharted 4, GTA V, Destiny, Horizon Zero Dawn and a whole lot more! The PS4 offers a robust online experience as well as support for PSVR. With a whole slew of amazing content down the pipeline, greatness awaits!
Xbox One S
The Xbox One is home to solid first-party exclusives like Halo, Forza, Gears of War and more! It’s also home to one of the best online multiplayer experiences with Xbox Live. The console is a powerhouse delivering amazing HD graphics and immersive gameplay experiences. A new Netflix-like platform will allow you to play at least 100 titles from spanning many of Xbox’s top titles.
Xbox One X
Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scorpio is the world’s most powerful gaming console ever. It’s the hotly anticipated successor to the Xbox One. It features 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, true high-fidelity 4K gaming, and best of all, it’s fully compatible with Xbox One games and accessories. Microsoft’s next console also marks the beginning of a generationless era of gaming. Play all your favorite Xbox games optimized for 4K HDTVs. Experience silky smooth frame rates and awesome online multiplayer experiences. Are you ready to experience the best in gaming with Project Scorpio? Coming Holiday 2017. Reserve yours today!
New Nintendo 3DS XLRated 7+
The New Nintendo 3DS XL plays all 3DS games. It delivers better performance, 3D face tracking, and a new C-stick. It also features amiibo compatibility and NFC support. Play all of your favorite Nintendo games on the go from Mario to Pokémon to Super Smash Brothers and Zelda. The system offers an e-shop for playing classic games. Best of all, it offers a unique 3D experience to experience a new dimension in gaming. The 3DS is the leading portable console with no real competition in sight. Get the best portable gaming experience this holiday.
New Nintendo 2DS XL
The New Nintendo 2DS XL now features a clamshell design and screen similar to the one featured on the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The cool thing is the 2DS XL will support all Nintendo 3DS family games, albeit without the 3D effect. Fans can play all their favorite Nintendo games on the go and get great performance and portability. The 2DS XL will also feature a new C-stick for enhanced controls. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for portable gamers. A new Pikachu edition is available for Pokemon fans.
The PSVR is the best value of the premium VR headsets. If you already have a PS4, all you need is the headset with camera. The Move controllers are optional but add to the overall immersiveness. The PSVR is home to some stellar virtual reality experiences that immerse you in living, breathing worlds. You’ll be blown away when you step into these worlds for the first time. With a new lower price point, there’s never been a better time to jump into VR.
Super Mario OdysseyRated E10+
Super Mario Odyssey is the big holiday title for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a hotly anticipated title that will allow gamers to play Mario on the big screen as well as on the go for the very first time. The game will return to the sandbox-style gameplay made popular by Super Mario 64. Fans are eagerly awaiting to get their hands on what could the best Mario since Mario 64 and the Galaxy series. Expect one incredible adventure traversing through new worlds and expect a few new moves and surprises along the way.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has garnered critical and commercial success. It’s the first must-own title for the Switch. The game has been reinvented from the ground up, making it accessible to more gamers. As Link you embark on an epic adventure to save Princess Zelda in a massive sprawling open-world environment that is simply breathtaking in scale and design and a sheer pleasure to explore. You’ll have to overcome enemies, bosses, puzzles, and so much more as you unravel the engaging narrative. Hands-down, this is the best Zelda experience ever! A can’t-miss if you’re a gamer.
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch is an insanely fun and entertaining experience. Hands-down, this is the best Mario Kart game in the storied franchise. The game runs super silky, features incredible course designs and gameplay mechanics, oodles of characters and tracks, a thrilling online experience, and an all-new battle mode to create the definitive version of Mario Kart. The game is accessible to all gamers – even beginners with a new mode. A must-own if you own a Switch!
Pokémon Ultra Sun & MoonRated E
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon will be the latest Pokémon adventure hitting the 3DS in time for the holidays. Ultra Sun and Moon will be the follow-up to Pokémon Sun & Moon. Fans can expect new stories, characters, and Pokémon to catch, battle, and trade. This is sure to be a must-have for Pokémon fans. The game features mild animated violence. Gotta catch ’em all!
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / EeveeRated E
Designed for newcomers, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are new mainline Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. Although the mobile game is not required to play, you can connect the Let’s Go games with Pokemon Go on your smartdevice. The game will feature the familiar turn-based battles of prior Pokemon games and will be set in the Kanto region. Start collecting, trading, and battling this Holiday season.
Super Smash Bros. UltimateRated E10+
Featuring over 60 characters, 8-player battles, online battles and more, get ready to battle with Mario, Link and your other favorite Smash Bros. characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its robust character roster includes everyone from past games plus Daisy, Ridley, and Inklings plus a variety of stages and graphical improvements to make this the best Smash Bros. to date. This is likely to be the biggest hit title for Switch this year. The game features mild animated violence, but it’s tame compared to other similar games. It makes the perfect gift for any Smash fan.
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of our generation. What makes it so fun? It’s the closest thing to a digital box of Lego where the only limit is your child’s imagination. What will they build?
Splatoon 2Rated E10+
Splatoon 2 is the sequel to the original game on the Wii U. Don’t let the bright, colorful colors fool you! It’s a fun game for all ages 10 and older. Yeah, it features some of the same paint-splatting fun of the original – but it’s addictively fun! It’s somewhat like paintball but a lot more fun. In the 4-on-4 matches you’ll need to cover the majority of the turf with your team’s paint color. You constantly want that ‘one more game’ which is a mark of a great game. In addition to a solid multiplayer online mode, the game will also feature a solo campaign and a handful of new weapons. Let the turf wars begin!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleRated E10+
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the game that caught everyone by surprise at E3, earning critical-acclaim and praise from industry experts. The game has been described as Mario meets XCOM. A comment like that shouldn’t be taken lightly because that’s a big deal. Even Nintendo’s legendary game designer endorsed this game, which takes Mario on an all-new adventure unlike any before. The graphics and unique gameplay make this a must-play turn-based combat game starring your favorite Nintendo characters and those hilarious rabbids for an all-out fun time! And there will be new DLC featuring a Donkey Kong adventure.
Become the embodiment of Spider-Man and experience an original story with state-of-the-art visuals. Players will be equipped with his Spider-Sense, acrobatic abilities, and, more to make your superhero adventure more satisfying and thrilling. It’s literally like playing out a blockbuster action flick. Spidey fans can’t wait to play this game!
Madden NFL 19Rated E
Launching this summer, Madden NFL 19 will feature Terryl Owens as the cover star for the Hall of Fame edition. The game will feature enhanced player animations as well as Connected Franchises updates. The game will be available for both the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
NBA 2K19Rated E10+
LeBron James returns as the cover star of NBA 2K19. The king of the videogame basketball world returns this September with the latest installment for PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Celebrating its 20th year, NBA 2K19 will redefine what a sports game can be with best-in-class graphics, gameplay, and presentation. Who’s ready to play some ball?
FIFA 19Rated E
FIFA 19 takes the game of soccer to a whole new unprecedented level of realism. It redefines what a soccer videogame can be. Expect The Journey to continue the narrative. The graphics, animation, and presentation have never looked better. The big question: Can EA deliver a more realistic sim that more accurately captures the essence of the game?
MLB The Show 18Rated E
MLB The Show 18 has a familiarity to the gameplay that doesn’t quite excite as much as it used to. The list of improvements lack the punch, we’ve come to expect from a top-tier game. It was surprising to see mainstays like Season and Online Franchise mode disappear. However, fans are still getting a reliable and high-quality product. The Show’s gameplay and atmosphere have never felt better. Hitting, fielding, and the overall physics feel tighter, acting more like their real-life counterparts. It’s the most authentic on-field baseball game ever produced with its TV-style presentation.
LEGO Disney Pixar The IncrediblesRated E10+
Collaborate and use the family’s abilities and powers to construct massive LEGO structures in LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles. The game offers an open-world experience and you’ll tackle iconic villains and action-packed side missions along your adventure. What’s cool? Players can even customize their look and abilities in the game. The game will be available on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2Rated E10+
Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 is a faithful recreation of the Marvel comic brand. The graphics, gameplay, presentation, and characters all look awesome. TT really nailed the character mini-figs and they have new abilities. It really delivers a great roster and the story is genuinely thrilling. It will also feature fun battle arenas. The cool thing is not only can you play with any character you’ve unlocked, but you can also use custom characters. It’s a kid-friendly package that’s almost hard to resist.
LEGO DC Super VillainsRated E10+
LEGO DC Super Villains now allows players to play as the villians. How cool is that?! There are over 100 villains included in this game, and you’ll even be able to create your own villain to play with and level-up in the game. Players can expect a first-rate story written with DC that’s funny and engaging. The story revolves around the bad guys trying to be the good guys. Kids will have a blast reprising the role of the villain.
Just Dance 2019Rated E10+
Love dancing games? Then get up off the couch and play Just Dance 2019! The best part? Players will be dancing to all the latest smash hits that make you want to get up and dance. Kids will have fun while getting a good physical workout. It’s the perfect party game to get the party started.
Super Mario PartyRated E
Looking for a fun new party game for Switch? Look no further than Super Mario Party. Explore new boards and discover oodles of fun with over 80 minigames and mechanics sure to jump-start your next party. What’s cool? You can even pair up two Switches for unexpected fun. Do you have what it takes to be the Champ?!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeRated E
DKC: Tropical Freeze is a great platformer with tense sequences and tough levels. Boss battles are a huge highlight. It’s packed with hard to find secrets and collectibles. The new Funky Mode is a welcome addition for Switch. You feel a rewarding sense of accomplishment as you overcome each new challenge, which will drive you to the very end.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyRated E10+
Crash is back for a new generation of fans! Crash Bandicoot has returned with glorious HD visuals in this remake of the original games in the series. This 3-game bundle is a fantastic value and will take you on an exciting adventure with Crash Bandicoot. Be prepared for classic thrilling platforming gameplay with amped up challenge to put your platforming skills to the ultimate test. Now this is how to remaster a classic.
Spyro Reignited TrilogyRated E
Spyro is being remastered in full high-definition for the PS4 and Xbox One so a whole new generation of players can discover the wonderful worlds of Spyro. The first three original Spyro games will be included on one disc packed with over 100 levels. In addition to graphical enhancements, the game will also feature improved game controls for a better experience.
Mega Man 11Rated E10+
Blending classic 2.5D platforming with a fresh new style, Mega Man makes his triumphant return in Mega Man 11! The new double Gear system gives you a speed and power advantage for this latest challenge. Tackle eight bosses to save the day! Can Mega Man restore peace to the universe?
Forza Horizon 4Rated E
Set in beautiful Britain, Forza Horizon 4 amps up the fun with dynamic seasons in a shared open-world experience. Seasons change everything and actually impact gameplay. Paths previously blocked off can be opened during different seasons. The game allows you to play with other people in the community. The visuals and gameplay couldn’t be different. It’s a completely new take on Horizon. Fans have been asking for 60 FPS mode, and the developer has delivered. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.
The Crew 2Rated T
Available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the Crew 2 excites players with a motorsports racing experience across land, air, and sea unlike anything before. Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you strive to win the race. What’s cool? Players are encouraged to explore a vast open-world environment with no boundaries. Are you ready to win?!
Team Sonic RacingRated E
Team Sonic Racing changes up the racing scene by placing an emphasis on racing as a team. In addition to a single player adventure mode, there’s local co-op and online multiplayer with up to 12 racers in each event. At the end of each race your team’s points will be tallied up to determine your overall rank. The team with the most points wins. What’s cool? The game will include power-ups that can be collected and shared with teammates, changing the racing dynamics with new strategy. Grab some friends and get ready for exciting racing action.
Cuphead is one of the must-play experiences for the Xbox One and PC. Developed by an indie studio in collaboration with Microsoft, Studio MDHR shows the great potential of a smaller indie game studio. The game is a 2D action shooting game clearly inspired by hits like Contra for the NES and arcade. The game supports 2-player co-op which is tremendous fun. You’ll battle against a variety of bosses each requiring different tactics to defeat. Although the game is on the shorter side, be prepared for a real challenge.
Ori And The Will of the WispsRated E
Exclusive to the Xbox One console, Ori and the Will of the Wips delivers an emotionally engaging adventure. Featuring beautiful graphics, tight controls, and a strong narrative, the game is an absolute joy to play. What’s new? The game features a brand new combat system and players will encounter epic bosses. From the escape sequences to the puzzles, you’ll be engrossed in this beautiful world.
Overcooked 2Rated E
Overcooked 2 ups the ante with new recipes, chefs, kitchens, and levels. The game will now feature an online multiplayer mode. In addition to the original cast, there will be a handful of new characters to choose from. Cook everything from pasta and sushi to cake, pancakes, and more. A new fun twist is that you can throw raw ingredients while plates can’t be throw, adding new strategy to the game as you quickly scramble to ready orders. Even the order in which you complete orders matters for scoring combos. The game supports 1 to 4 players. Grab a couple friends and get ready for some insane cooking fun!
Overwatch – Game of the Year BundleRated T
Overwatch was a Game of the Year in a previous year because it raised the bar on shooters with a fresh new idea. It still remains relevant today with new updates – maps, skins, and more. What gamers will appreciate is that the game allows anyone to jump right in and have fun. It’s an addictively fun team based combat game where each player has a special move.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Rated M
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is one of the biggest FPS games this year and many older boys will want to play it. The game carries an M-rating for intense violence and strong dialogue, so you decide if he should play it. Boys will love playing battle royale with their friends in multiplayer mode.
Grand Theft Auto VRated M
GTA V is one of the best open world games. The game is intended for mature audiences with mature content – violence, strong language, sexual situations and more. Older gamers will want to play it even though it’s intended for 17+, but it’s your call. Players play as three main characters in what has been hailed as the best GTA to date. There are a ton of missions and side quests to keep him busy. Plus, there’s the whole online element which is constantly being updated by Rockstar.
Destiny 2: ForsakenRated T
Destiny 2: Forsaken features new stories, adventures, activites, and more. Players will explore The Tangled Shore and The Dreaming City. The game offers 9 new super powers to unleash and there’s a new 4 x 4 competitive PVE Mode called Gambit. It’s rated for Teens so this is clearly for older boys with standard FPS-style shooting.
Tiny Arcade Pac-Man Miniature Arcade Game Rated 8+
Love arcade classics like Pac-Man? Now you can bring home the classic Pac-Man arcade experience to your tabletop with this mini arcade Pac-Man cabinet. What’s cool? They feature authentic retro-styled arcade cabinets complete with working joysticks, buttons, and full color-screens to bring the classics to life. Choose from Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaxian.
Arcade 1Up Street Fighter II ArcadeRated 13+
If you’re in the market for a retro arcade experience that doesn’t break the bank, Arcade1Up’s new arcade cabinet fits the bill. You’ll save hundreds to thousands compared to the original arcade machines. Standing 4-feet tall, the company offers 5 custom cabinets with 3 to 5 games. The game library ranges from Street Fighter II, Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command, among others. This Street Fighter arcade includes Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
1-Year PlayStation Plus Membership
Play with your friends online with a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus. Other benefits of this subscription service are that you get access to free games every month, exclusive discounts for members on the PlayStation Store, and the ability to play your favorite online games with friends. This is compatible with the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.
Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership
If he plays Xbox games online, getting him an Xbox Live yearly pass is a great gift idea. In addition to being able to play online with friends for an entire year, he also benefits from free games every month. This can be used for the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and Xbox 360.
Xbox Game Pass, 6 Months
Featuring over 100 games, one low monthly price, and fast launches, Xbox Game Pass makes a great Christmas gift. Microsoft will be adding top-tier first-party titles like Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and more, making it an excellent value for Xbox gamers. Think of it as a Netflix-like buffet of games.
Nyko PixelQuest Arcade Kit
Nyko has a cool Labo-inspired PixelQuest Arcade Kit coming this fall. It builds a cardboard mini arcade cabinet using your Switch. You can play supported games like Mario Kart 8, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Metal Slug 3, and more. The pixel art looks fantastic. What’s cool? There’s a joystick and two buttons to create a six button layout.
Top Building Toys for 2018
Looking for the best kids toys for 2018? You can’t go wrong with building toys. Children love building things. Fuel your child’s imagination and creativity with these hot items for Christmas.
Mayka Glowing Toy Block TapeAges 3+
Zuru adds a new addition to its popular Mayka block tape line with a new glowing version. It’s versatile because you can build around corners, up windows, and on objects. Now you can build your structures anywhere and take your creativity to new heights while seeing the tape glow in the dark. How cool is that?!
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75213Ages 6-14
The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 75213 will feature 24 cool new Star Wars surprises to unveil each day leading up to Christmas. Fans can expect surprises ranging from Star Wars mini figures to vehicles based on the Star Wars universe. Fans will love creating their favorite scenes from the movies.
LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 75212Ages 9+
How many Lego Millennium Falcons do we have to buy? Inspired by the upcoming Star Wars flick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hitting theaters this May, the LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set faithfully recreates the starship with incredible attention to detail. This 1,414-piece set features a detailed cockpit, laser turret, and the Falcon even opens to reveal cool inner details.
LEGO Star Wars Imperial TIE Fighter 75211Ages 9-14
Get ready for epic battles with the Imperial TIE Fighter. This 519-piece set is highly detailed with sturdy wings, opening cockpit and hatch, and spring-loaded blasters. Four LEGO Minifigures are included: Han Solo, Imperial Pilot, Tobias Beckett, and Mimban Stormtrooper to recreate your favorite moments from the films. May the Force be with you!
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192Ages 16+
Experience the most incredible recreation of the most famous starship in the galaxy with the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192. This 7,500-piece set from the Ultimate Collector Series is packed with amazing details to satisfy the most die-hard Star Wars fans. It’s designed for experienced builders and comes complete with an extensive user’s guide. Crew members include Han Solo, TFA Han Solo, Rey, Finn, BB-8, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, 2 Porgs, and Mynock. Prepare to defeat the First Order. The perfect gift for any Star Wars lover.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall 75954Ages 9+
Lego is bringing back Harry Potter in a big way and everybody is excited. There are going to be additional Harry Potter sets later this year, but the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall was the real showstopper of the show that had practically everyone drooling to get their hands on it. It comes with 11 minifigures so you get a ton of cool characters. The coolest part? It has a moving staircase.
Mega Construx Pokemon Jumbo PikachuAges 8+
How would you like to build your own life-size Pikachu? With 600 pieces, this building set from Mega Construx allows you to build a 12-inch version of Pikachu with his signature bolt shaped tail and red cheeks. The coolest part? It’s articulated which allows you to pose the buildable figure.
LEGO Creator Roller Coaster 10261Ages 16+
Capture the speed, thrills, and excitement of a roller coaster with this awesome Creator Expert set from LEGO. This 4,124-piece set features incredible details, such as a working rollercoaster, ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, and more to bring the experience to life. Fans will love watching these gravity-driven cars hurtle through the twists and turns. What’s cool? You can even upgrade to a manual or automated chain lift with LEGO Power Functions or LEGO Boost, respectively. Get ready for thrilling, high speed fun ahead!
LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 75930Ages 8-12
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a major theme across Toy Fair. Lego is releasing a whole line of sets ahead of the movie’s launch this summer. Some of the sets were first revealed at Toy Fair. One of the standout new sets was the Indoraptor. This 1,019-piece set features cool details on the front and back and includes a Lego Indoraptor dino.
LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187Ages 10-16
The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 is an impressive and special new set inspired by The Last Jedi. This is an exciting set to build and it looks incredible. The set includes a cool display stand. The coolest part? When you turn a control it makes the head turn and bobble which is spectacular. Spin the other control to reveal the lighter to give the thumbs up like the scene from the movie.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313Ages 10+
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 allows you to build 5 different robots. LEGO’s made this set fun, easy to get into, and brought a lot of functionality to its bricks. The faster processor and added memory translate into a better play experience for kids. The models are full of personality and it’s amazing to see your LEGO creations come to life. There’s even a basic programming component to code behaviors. Even after all of these years, it’s still one of the best robotics sets.
Lego Boost Creative Toolbox 17101Ages 7-12
LEGO Boost is a top contender for Toy of the Year honors thanks to its brilliant innovation and design. Build five different models from a robot to a working guitar and a cat. Lego Boost allows kids to bring their Legos to life with simple programming – adding personality, sound, and even motion. The set includes over 840 pieces. And the best part is you can combine with your own pieces to create your own designs.
The K’NECTED Bionic Blast Roller Coaster is one of the coolest new construction STEM sets. Not only can you build a full rollercoaster, but you can actually ride it in virtual reality via the included VR viewer. Be prepared to be blown away! The set features over 800 parts, including tracks, a coaster car, chain lift, cardboard VR viewer and a companion app. This is fantastic for developing STEM skills while rewarding builders with a thrilling ride on their very own creation.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition 76105Ages 14+
The epic Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition is like an Ultimate Collector’s Series set but for Marvel. It’s massive and dwarfs even the last Hulkbuster figure. The build quality is amazing and seriously it looks spectacular from any angle. The figure has good stability and can be posed in a number of different ways, although you can’t make it walk. The set also includes a display stand for The Hulkbuster and an exclusive Iron Man minifigure.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown 76108Ages 8-14
Inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters on April 27th, the Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown, a 3-level New York City building, is a real blast to assemble. Fans will love creating their own thrilling battle scenes based on the movie with this 1,004-piece set. The coolest part? Without revealing any spoilers, the set features a ton of Easter eggs, surprises, and even allows for customization. The set comes packed with a great assortment of minifigures from members of Black Order Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, and Dr. Strange to Iron Man and Iron Spider-Man.
LEGO Avengers Infinity War Thanos Ultimate Battle 76107Ages 8-14
The Ultimate Battle ship is a fun and exciting set to build and features openings in both the front and rear. It is really nicely designed and perfect for inspiring kids’ imaginations. Kids will love recreating their favorite scenes from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. It’s also an excellent set to display for your friends and it comes with several cool minifigures, including Thanos, Iron Man, Star-Lord, and Gamora. A total of three minifigures along with weapons, the Infinity Gauntlet, and ten Power Burst elements are included.
LEGO Batman Movie The Bat-Space Shuttle 70923Ages 8+
3-2-1 we have lift off! The Bat-Space Shuttle set coordinates well with the Batcave Break-In set. The set includes 6 minifigures. The space shuttle looks incredibly detailed and comes along with fuel tanks. The set also comes with a simple Bat Moon Buggie, a basic rover vehicle. The set offers great play and display value.
LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile 76112Ages 8+
Ever wish you could take control of your LEGOs? This first Powered Up kit from LEGO allows kids to build Batman’s Batmobile and control it with their smart device using a companion app. Later the kit will be updated to support coding and allow users to alter the vehicle’s performance and sound. It’s great for teaching kids the basics of coding and making your LEGOs more interactive and fun.
LEGO Minecraft The Crafting Box 2.0Ages 8+
The Crafting Box 2.0 is the perfect gift for any Minecraft fan. The set lets you build modular sections that can be reconfigured in a number of ways. If you only get him one set, this is the set to get because he can use pieces from his other Minecraft sets. He’ll have so much fun using his creativity to build whatever he can imagine.
LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 The Great Home Escape 10761Ages 4-7
Bring the Incredibles 2 action home for your little builder with The Great Home Escape. This 178-piece set builds a house, car, and more. Violet, Dash, Brick, and Jack-Jack figures are included to bring the action to life. Interactive play features like the lounge chair with catapult function inspire creative play.
LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer 70652Ages 8-14
If you already own the LEGO Boost set, the Stormbringer is a super cool add-on set for LEGO Boost. It requires the original LEGO Boost base kit for cool lizard-like motion. The feet and tail will move and it will feature a sensor in the seat as well as missile launchers in the mouth. This set includes three minifigures as well as two Boost figures.
LEGO Ninjago Temple of Resurrection 70643Ages 8+
Based on events in Sons of Garmadon series, Temple of Resurrection features architecture and styling that will be familiar to long-time fans. A cool feature is that this set features a couple of trap doors for creative play. The windows can even be spun around for cool effect. The best part? The Temple features a cool transformation that will reveal Garmadon. This set includes eight Lego minifigures.
LEGO Ninjago Ninja Nightcrawler 70641Ages 9+
The Ninja Nightcrawler is based on the TV series. It is actually a lot larger than you would expect based on the pictures. It features a muscular racing-type look. Overall, the build quality is very good and it feels sturdy. The wheels are made of rubber and as you roll them and push down on the top of the vehicle, you can fire the studs. It features a spacious cockpit, seating one driver. The set is not particularly difficult to assemble. Set comes with three minifigures and a small motorbike. Kids will really enjoy having this set.
LEGO City Mountain Police Headquarters 60174Ages 6+
The LEGO City Mountain Police Headquarters is the main core set for this series for 2018. It’s a police station built atop a mountain. There’s even a large garage paved under the police station. There’s also the main police station and holding cell. There’s a functional turret that helps with imaginative play. A really cool feature is that the jail bars can be broken off so the prisoner can escape. The police station has a nice lookout area. There’s a good amount of detail inside the police station and a cave beneath the holding cell featuring fun action for the cougar. The set comes with 7 minifigures, a police vehicle, motorbike, and two helicopters.
LEGO Classic 60th Anniversary Set: Mission To Mars 10405Ages 5+
This year LEGO is celebrating 60 amazing years of the LEGO brand with several new 60th Anniversary sets. One of the standout new sets from this special anniversary line is the Mission To Mars set. This colorful set allows you to engage in the creative building process, building everything from a space ship to friendly animal to a tractor and more. The creative possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
LEGO Technic Rally Car 42077Ages 10+
The LEGO Technic Rally Car is the largest rally car LEGO has ever made. It’s a 1:10 scale rally car and looks really impressive with nice contrasting colors. Aside from its amazing looks, it also features a double wishbone suspension and cool engine details in the rear. The doors, hood, and rear all open to reveal inner details. What’s cool? This is a 2-in-1 set so in addition to the rally car, you can also build a dune buggy. The price to part ratio is unheard of and makes this a great value.
LEGO Technic Racing Yacht 42074Ages 8+
The LEGO Technic Racing Yacht is an impressive 2-in-1 set that many fans have been looking forward to for a while. It features a bright color scheme and looks very interesting indeed. It has a rather interesting pivoting action steering wheel. What’s cool? You can even steer the steering wheel and it all feel very smooth. The two winches actually are functional. Overall, the lines, colors, and mechanisms all look and feel great. There’s a great amount of detail, given that the set only uses 330 pieces in the build.
LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083Ages 16+
You thought the Porsche model was the most detailed, but you’ve seen nothing yet! The new Bugatti Chiron is the most detailed Technic car to date with 3,599 pieces. It features an aerodynamic body with functional engine, suspension, working steering, and a rear spoiler. The final build looks incredible with meticuous attention to detail. You’ll definitely want to show this beauty off to your friends. Fantastic gift for your Lego enthusiast.
LEGO Ideas Ship In A Bottle 21313Ages 12+
The LEGO Ideas Ship In A Bottle is a very classy looking set. Although it seems a bit smaller than expected, it’s actually 1:1 scale to many ships in a bottle. From a distance it looks quite realistic and what’s great is that it doesn’t occupy too much space. The cap and cork is exquisitely designed and great to look at. As for the ship, it features a nice build. It’s surprisingly sturdy and dense considering its size. Decide whether you want the boat inside or outside of the bottle beforehand, as it’s not so easy to remove once it’s inside the bottle.
LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit 75928Ages 7+
Gear up for high-flying adventures with Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit. Launching this April, this 397-piece set builds Blue’s helicopter, vehicle, and base station and comes with 3 minifigures and one raptor to bring your adventures to life. The blades actually can be spun and the detailing on the Helicopter is very nice. The new raptor design has been improved over the original raptor design. Who’s ready for a pursuit?
LEGO Juniors Jurassic World T. Rex Breakout 10758Ages 4+
This 150-piece set offers young builders ages 4 and older an easy build. For younger kids this is most likely going to be the big hit for many fans, as it is an incredibly detailed Juniors set based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for larger than life fun. Who said only big kids can have all the fun? Kids will enjoy bringing their imaginations and stories to life with this amazing new set slated for release this April. Recreating the T-Rex breakout scene will be really exciting for fans. The set includes nice set pieces based on the Jurassic World universe, a large raptor, vehicle, 3 minifigures, baby dino, and more accessories.
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick BoxAges 4+
With nearly 500 Lego bricks and several different colors, the LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box is the perfect set to inspire a world of creativity! It’s time to get his creative juices flowing. Some ideas are included to jump-start your imagination. He can build anything he can dream up. What amazing creations will he build?
Playmobil Hidden Temple with T-RexAges 4+
Get ready for exciting adventures with the Hidden Temple with T-Rex. Use the ancient structure as a research base in search of the hidden treasure. Rub the map to reveal the hidden path – where X marks the spot. At the base, protect the team from the ferocious T-Rex or enemies with the functional laser blaster. The working temple gate keeps unwanted visitors away. The T-Rex features movable arms, legs, and jaw to bring the action to life. What’s cool? Kids can use the UV flashlight to reveal glow-in-the-dark features, such as the ruin’s crystal eyes, jungle plant, and more. There’s even a pulley to transport equipment to the top floor. The set includes the Explorers team (Nick, Emma, Will), their dog Sammy, T-Rex, and several accessories to enhance your play experience.
Erector by Meccano Ferrari F1 RacerAges 10+
Rrooom, rrooom! Do you have the need for speed?! Kids will love constructing the Ferrari F1 Racer, an iconic sports car. This set features metal nuts and bolts to assemble the car, decals, functional wheels and poseable steering for a fun building experience. The set is as fun to build as it is to look at and share with your friends.
Magformers Sky Track Adventure SetAges 3+
One of the more interesting and creative sets for younger kids is the Magformers Sky Track Adventure Set. Magformers is the leader in magnetic construction toys, which are perfect for introducing children to STEM concepts like math and engineering as well as developing spatial reasoning, critical thinking and creativity skills. What’s cool is that the Sky Track Adventure set allows kids to build several cool configurations and race a battery-powered rocket along the track.
Clicformers Speed Wheel SetAges 4-12
This year Magformers introduces a new line called Clicformers. This 34-piece Speed Wheel set allows little builders to construct different vehicles with these magnetically attaching pieces. You can create a buggy, nitro vehicle, cruiser, hot rod, desert truck, turbo vehicle and more. Wheels are included so that you can race your car into action. It’s a real game-changer in the world of Magformers.
LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut 75208Ages 7-12
Everybody’s is excited about Yoga’s Hut because it includes a Luke Skywalker figure with a special outfit. Lego hasn’t had a Luke minifigure with this outfit since the very beginning of the line.
LEGO BrickHeadz Iron Man MK50 41604Ages 10+
New for 2018, fans can now build their own cool Iron Man MK50 BrickHeadz buildable figure based on Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. The Iron Man MK50 figure dons his electromechanic armor suit from the movie and also features cool thrusters in the back. The figure will include a display stand and will be hard to pass up for die-hard Iron Man fans. Look for this new Iron Man BrickHeadz to hit store shelves this April.
LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me 41597Ages 10+
New for 2018, fans can now build their own Brick Headz with this 708-piece Go Brick Me set. Go Brick Me is a blank Brick Headz that you can turn into any character that you want. You could make yourself or your favorite character from a movie or TV show. It has a variety of parts in a full range of colors and allows you to get creative by allowing you to customize your very own BrickHeadz buildable figure to show off to all your friends. Look for Go Brick Me to hit store shelves this April.
LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman 41599Ages 10+
Wonder Woman was one of the biggest superheroes of 2017 and now fans can celebrate her appearance in Wonder Woman and Justice League with these new BrickHeadz Wonder Woman buildable figures. Composed of 143 pieces, this will be a very popular BrickHeadz set this year.
Lego Star Wars Darth Vader 75534Ages 9+
Darth Vader is now a buildable figure in the LEGO Star Wars universe. Built from 168 pieces, Darth Vader looks movie-accurate with incredible detailing. In fact, it features the most accurate head detailing yet and is not just another re-release. The coolest part? You can actually remove Darth Vader’s helmet to reveal the face behind the mask. It has an action feature and full articulation along with a cape and lightsaber.
Lego Star Wars Darth Maul 75537Ages 8+
A new detailed Star Wars Darth Maul figure is set to debut on store shelves this April. The set will be comprised of just over one hundred pieces. Darth Maul will be an excellent addition to your Star Wars universe.
Top Board Games for 2018
Make family game night more interesting with the hottest new board games of 2018. Enjoy the very best card, board, and trivia games with these popular toys for Christmas 2018.
Hot Wheels Rocket League RC RivalsAges 8+
Ever dreamt of playing Rocket League in real life? Now you can. Featuring an immaculately detailed Rocket League Arena, this Hot Wheels set allows players to wrestle with each other to knock the soccer ball through their opponent’s goal. The set features app-controlled vehicles and comes with a car charging station. Each car lasts about 15 minutes on a charge. What’s amazing? Mattel has somehow managed to capture the wacky, addictive fun of the video game.
HEXBUG Robotic SoccerAges 8-16
Get ready for exciting robot soccer action! Battle your friends on the pitch to see who’s the real champion. Just like in a soccer match, you have to outscore your opponent by scoring through the goals. What’s cool? These lil’ bots actually kick the ball. It’s where technology and sports collide and it’s a super fun experience you won’t want to miss!
Ready to take your battles to the next level? With the Switchstrike Battle Tower launching this fall, players can choose two or even four-player epic battles with multi-tiered battling action. One side is designed for two players, while the flip side supports up to 4 players! This set is compatible with the companion Beyblade Burst app. This set comes with one Beyblade Burst Switchstrike Battletower, 2 Beyblade Burst Switchstrike right-spin launchers, and 2 Beyblade Burst Switchstrike right-spin tops.
Beyblade Burst Digital Control KitAges 8+
With Beyblade, you switch up different components to battle against opponents. Now Beyblade has come out with an RC-controlled Beyblades top. You can launch it just like a normal top, but you can control the spin direction and speed through an app.
Monopoly Cheaters EditionAges 8+
Who doesn’t love to cheat in Monopoly? Now Hasbro is making cheating official with the Monopoly Cheaters Edition. The core gameplay remains unchanged. So what’s changed? There are 15 special cards tailored to the sneakiest family members. If you can get away with evil deeds, you’ll be rewarded; however, if you’re caught you’ll end up in handcuffs. Now there’s no banker so you can rob the bank if you’re daring enough.
Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart EditionAges 8+
Start your engines, collect your coins, and prepare for fun! The game board looks like Monopoly but is inspired by worlds straight out of the Mario Kart videogames. Each character has its own strategic abilities. Just like in the game, you can lay a banana to stop rivals in their tracks. Everytime you pass go, you’ll have an opportunity to race in the Grand Prix. The game includes a game board, 4 character kart tokens, 32 cards, banana tokens, 90 coins and 2 dice. The game is designed for 2-4 players. It’s the perfect gift for any Nintendo or Mario Kart fan!
Pie Face Cannon GameAges 5+
Get ready for some serious laughs! The Pie Face Cannon game ups the ante on this wild and wacky game. Two players compete against each other. One player has the cannon full of whipped cream while the other has a pair of buttons. This is war! The catch? Now kids can block the pie attack. When you press the buttons at the right time, it will activate a large red hand in front of your face. It’s a fun twist on the popular game that people will love sharing on social.
Speak Out ShowdownAges 8+
Speak Out Showdown is the electronic head-to-head mouthpiece challenge game. Guess what your teammate is saying before they get shushed by the motorized hands. It’s a fun new twist on the game of Speak Out and it’s sure to generate tons of laughs and be loads of fun.
Mecard MecardimalsAges 6+
This spring be on the lookout for an exciting and innovative next big battle-action card game involving transforming figures a la Transformers. With Mecardimals, there’s no need for a physical transformation and it combines vehicles, action figures, and cards. Simply launch your Mecardimal vehicle over the cards and watch them magically transform right before your very eyes.
Mecard Mega DrachaAges 6+
Launching this fall is Mecard Mega Dracha. This large-scale Mecardimal fighting dragon comes with an extra powerful game card. Roll a Deluxe Mecardimal down its back to watch it transform into its awesome dragon form. What’s cool? If you can roll your Deluxe Mecardimal far enough to reach a card, you can experience a double treat — a transforming Dracha and Deluxe Mecardimal that transforms into a powerful warrior.
UNO Emoji Card GameAges 7+
What kid doesn’t love emojis? Uno Emoji is a fantastic new take on the original game. Kids love emojis and this game taps into that love with cards featuring cool emojis. It’s not only the emojis that have changed. There’s a special rule involving playing a special card and face card. The following player has to attempt to make and maintain that expression over the next two turns. If this player fails, they need to pick up four cards. This will be a top game your family turns to for family game night since it’s incredibly fun to play.
Mattel’s successor to the popular game of UNO, DOS launches this year. Designed for 2 to 4 players, this new card game adds a new twist on the family friendly game of UNO with a few new surprises up its sleeve. Like UNO, players have to match numbers and now you can even match colors. When you’re down to the last two cards, shout out ‘DOS’ to win! It’s sure to be great fun for family game night!
Connect 4Ages 6+
Connect 4 is a classic game played and enjoyed by generations. Experience the disc-droppin’ fun and excitement of Connect 4. It’s a game similar in nature to Tic Tac Toe. You have to try to get four of the same colored coins in a row to win. They can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The game is easy to learn and play but challenging to win. It will require a bit of strategy and observing your opponent’s moves to win. Endless classic fun for the whole family!
Exploding KittensAges 7+
With great artwork, Exploding Kittens features the artwork of Matthew Inman, who is behind the Oatmeal. It’s a card game where the idea is to avoid the exploding kitten card in the deck. It’s sort of like Uno with kittens. All of the illustrations on the cards are hysterical, which adds to the charm of the game.
Yeti in My SpaghettiAges 4+
Yeti In My Spaghetti is a Game of the Year winner. It’s a game for two or more players. While eating your bowl of spaghetti, you notice something peculiar in your spaghetti! You scream, ‘Hey, get out of my bowl!’ Now everyone takes turns pulling noodles from the bowl. The catch? You can’t let Yeti fall into the soup. Will you be successful?
Scrabble Crossword GameAges 8+
Scrabble is one of our family favorites because it’s easy to play and learn. It’s like a crossword puzzle and you are in control of how many points you score. It’s a game of strategy where every letter counts. Everyone should have this in their game collection for exciting times during family game night!
Ticket To RideAges 8-12
Ticket To Ride is a game that challenges players to see who can make it to the most cities in America with only 7 days. It’s a game for anywhere from two to five players. Because it is different every time, it add huge replayability factor to the game. There’s a slight learning curve, but it really gets addictive once you master the rules. It’s a fun game for the whole family.
What Do You Meme?Ages 17+
What Do You Meme? is a game for adults who just want to laugh uncontrollably. The game has two different types of cards: meme and caption cards. First, a meme card with a picture on it is drawn. Everybody must play a caption card from their set of cards that best describes the picture. A rotating judge then picks the best caption card. Similar to Cards Against Humanity, the game is very naughty with over-the-top sexual content.
Cards Against HumanityAges 17+
Cards Against Humanity is an adult party game that is weird but kind of fun. It has become an Internet sensation. The sly humor is what makes this game stand out. It covers a range of topics. The game is super simple to play. For each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card while the other players answer the question with their funniest White Card. Games last about half an hour to an hour and a half and 4 – 20 players can play. Get ready for uncontrollable laughter!
Jenga Pass ChallengeAges 8+
What’s harder than playing Jenga? Playing Jenga without a table. Jenga Pass Challenge moves Jenga off the table for a new twist. Players stack the blocks on the platform to build their tower while holding onto the platform handles and passing to their opponents after each turn. The last player to successfully stack a block and pass the platform without crashing the tower wins. Do you have what it takes to become the Jenga Pass Challenge Champion?!
Build Or BoomAges 4+
Building something is a lot of fun, but tearing it down is even more fun. In Build Or Boom, two players race to complete a structure on a blueprint card. The twist? When somebody completes the structure, they press the dynamite to blow up their opponent’s structure. KABOOM! It’s a “Blast!”
Relative InsanityAges 14+
Created by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Relative Insanity is like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, but you can play it in front of the family. It’s a game that you’ll love playing because you’re sure to get lots of laughs. There are punch line cards and setup cards. Someone reads the setup, for example: “When my cousin walked in with my new baby, my grandma blurted out _______.” Then players look at their punch lines and submit the one that’s going to get the biggest laugh. The setup person picks the best answer and that player scores points.
What do you get when art collides with family game night? You get Scultapalooza, a game where players have to sculpt what’s on their card before time runs out. You scult your creations out of play foam that never dries out. The catch? You may be required to sculpt with your eyes closed or tag team with another member. Players must correctly guess what their team sculpted before time runs out to score a point. The first team to score 20 points wins.
Shadows In The ForestAges 8+
Shadows In The Forest is a surprisingly refreshing and clever game. You play the game in the dark and light and shadows are a core part of the game. One player is the lantern, a pursuer represented by a small LED lantern. Other players are the Shadowlings, who crave darkness. The Shadowlings have to gather under the tree, while the lantern has to freeze Shadowlings in its light. The catch? Shadowlings can’t cross light beams projected by the Lantern. It’s the perfect game for sleepovers and requires chess-like strategy and cooperative play.
When In RomeAges 5+
When In Rome is a board game for your Alexa smart home speaker. It’s a great trivia game where you can learn about different countries like Rome, play with the family, and have a blast as you’re learning and playing. Alexa teaches the rules, tracks progress, and helps out when needed.
5 Second RuleAges 10+
5 Second Rule is a very simple but fun game. You have only 5 seconds to quickly name 3 things related to the topic on hand. Yeah, it may sound really simple, but when you’re actually in the hot seat, you’ll blurt out the weirdest answers under pressure. It’s hugely entertaining and everyone will be laughing at the goofiest answers.
HedBanz Game Ages 7-9
HedBanz is a fast-paced game of ‘What Am I?’ Players wear the answer on their head and have to ask other players simple yes or no questions to ultimately determine what’s strapped to their head. The timer speeds up the pacing of the game. It’s a fun game for two to six players.
Sushi Go!Ages 8-15
Sushi Go! is a delectable game all about sushi. It’s very easy to learn and very addictive fun! Your mission is to make the greatest sushi dishes. Certain combinations are worth more points. The player racking up the highest score at the end is declared the winner of the game. Are you ready to become a sushi master?!
Bop It! GameAges 8-15
Bop It! is a fun game for all ages that has you performing ten different moves from bopping it to singing it, flipping it, and more! You have to correctly perform the hilarious actions to win. The game features three entertaining modes of play. Do you have what it takes to win?
Reverse CharadesAges 6+
Reverse Charades is a fun party game everyone can enjoy. It puts a cool spin on the classic game of Charades. In this game, everyone gets in on the act while a single player does all of the guessing. It truly is more fun when everyone gets in on the acting! Your family will have oodles of fun and laughter with this game.
King of Tokyo: New Edition Board Game Ages 8-15
Boys will love King of Tokyo because it’s a cool game with monsters, aliens, and more. The game is all about strategy and luck. Choices include a full-on attack, healing, boosting, or smashing anything that gets in your way. What will it be? The new artwork looks amazing and the game is very addictive.
Not Parent ApprovedAges 8+
Not Parent Approved is a boys ages 8 and older will enjoy. It’s won multiple awards and is a hilarious game where you get to be creative by filling in the blanks. The game includes over 450 game cards and it’s like a mix of Mad Libs, Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. The main difference is it is family friendly and boys will love it!
Jim Stott’s Ultimate Magic KitAges 10+
Discover the fascinating hobby of magic with Jim Scott’s outstanding Ultimate Magic Kit. In this set, Scott shows kids over 350 tricks that he can actually do! The kit allows you to view online videos on how to perform the various tricks. There are some really cool tricks in this set that will amaze audiences. Once you master the tricks, you’ll be the star putting on your own magic show!
Watermelon SmashAges 6+
Get ready for laughs and incredible fun with Watermelon Smash. Fill the watermelon with water, spin the spinner, follow the instructions and hold watermelon against your head. The spinner tells players how many times they have to crack the watermelon on their head. If the watermelon cracks, the water comes pouring out and the player loses. Alternatively, for indoor play, the game can be played with the included seeds. Can you survive the Smash?!
Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Hoverkup GameAges 6+
The Nerf Dude Perfect Hoverkup Game is all about those trick shots! The game features cups that hover and glide across smooth, flat surfaces. The object is to get the ball into the moving cups and score the most points. There are many ways to play and you can play solo or with friends.
Chow CrownAges 8+
Who knew it could be so hard to chow down? Chow Crown from Hasbro Games is a new game that puts a twist on viral food eating challenges. You start by loading the six hanging forks with various food items, like candy and such, and place the crown on your head. Your challenge is to eat as many snacks before the music stops to keep the crown. It’s simple and wacky fun! Who will be the Chow Crown Champ?
Don’t Step In It!Ages 4+
Don’t Step In It! from Hasbro Games is a pooped-themed game involving clay-like poop substance. The poop is scattered around the play area. Kids take turns spinning the spinner to determine how many steps to take. The catch? Kids are blindfolded and – you guessed it – they have to avoid stepping in the poop!
Flushin’ FrenzyAges 5+
Even the squeaky-clean Mattel is getting into the poop action with Flushin’ Frenzy. The new game has a toilet bowl, plunger, and poop character. You can probably guess what you have to do, right? Kids have to use plunging action without having the poo fly through the air. Players take turns to determine how many plunges they get. Eww … gross! It’s just like in the real world!
Plunge It!Ages 4+
Plunge It! from Alex Brands is a hilarious, fast-paced, and action-packed challenge game involving plungers, poo, and even farting sounds. The object is to quickly pass around the plunge. When it’s time to plunge the poo, the first player to plunge it wins the round. Now kids can prove to their friends once and for all that they’ve got the best toilet plunging skills.
Dr. Pimple Popper Pimple PeteAges 5+
Toilet humor and gross-out fun were huge trends at this year’s Toy Fair. Eww … is the first thing kids will say when they see Spin Master’s wild, wacky, and fun Dr. Pimple Popper Pimple Pete game. It’s all about carefully extracting those pimples without activating the mega zit. If you’re not careful, you’ll activate the mega zit and lose the game. This bears a striking resemblance to Operation and will put your pimple popping skills to the test.
Let’s face it most of us take our hands for granted. Handimonium is a tiny hands challenge game from Mattel. There are 112 challenges featured in this game and two different ways to play. Simple things become outrageously difficult with the tiny hands. Players have to act out various things with the tiny plastic hands for comedic effect. You’ll have loads of fun. And, yes, the tiny hands are included!
Speech BreakerAges 14+
Speech Breaker is an interesting new game that casts you into the role of a live broadcaster. You have a microphone, headset, and cue cards to help you improvise. The catch? You can’t use any of the words on the cards and there’s a speech delay that plays with your senses and makes it tricky to speak clearly. Your team will have to try and make sense of it all. Be prepared for lots of laughs and fun!
Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf ExperimentAges 13+
Love escape room challenges? Then you’ll love Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment. Players will be challenged to solve puzzles and find codes to escape the room. There’s an interesting backstory: Your party of players have to figure out a way to access the antidote within an hour or you’ll all turn into werewolves. What’s cool? It’s even compatible with your Alexa-enabled speaker. You can ask Alexa for hints and time updates as you try to escape the virtual room. Will you make it out alive?!
Basic Fun Arcade Classics Skee BallAges 8+
Wish you could play skee ball at home? Now you can! Bring home the skee ball action to your desk with this mini Arcade Classics Skee Ball set. This set is perfectly sized for your kids’ desk so they can play anytime. Great for developing eye-hand coordination while having a ball!
What’s That Smell? Ages 13+
WowWee’s first game is a real stinker. What’s that Smell? is a scratch-and-sniff game. Everybody scratches the card and has to try and guess the smell. The winner has to pick one person to smell one of four stank cards. Trust us, you don’t want to lose unless you like the smell of hot chunky vomit.
Slime Burst HatAges 6+
Looking for new wacky fun with slime? Consider the Slime Burst Hat from Jakks Pacific. Load up the Slime Burst Hat with the included slime packet and place it on your head. Spin the dial to determine how many times to squeeze the bulb. Squeezing pumps up the balloon filled with slime. Then players pass the hat around and repeat. The first player to get slimed wins. The game comes with one hat, 4 slime packets, a spinner, 48 balloons and more.
Chroma Cube is a new single-player puzzle game that uses the same logic as Soduku. The cards give you a starting point with the placement for a few blocks, and you have to determine the order of the rest. The puzzles get more challenging as you progress through the game keeping it fun.
Top Puzzles for Kids 2018
Puzzles help develop problem-solving skills and more. Challenge your boy with these top puzzle picks.
Rubik’s CubeAges 8+
The Rubik’s Cube is a classic puzzle game. You have to rotate a cube with multiple sections until you have all of the same color on a side. It can be quite challenging but there are strategies that can be developed to win the game. It’s a super fun brain-teaser.
D-FantiX Speed CubeAges 3+
Looking for a fun and challenging puzzle for your boy? The D-FantiX Cyclone 3×3 Speed Cube makes an awesome gift for puzzle lovers. It’s just like a Rubik’s Cube but it’s been improved in several ways. This new design is stickerless, doesn’t lock up as easily, and moves quickly and smoothly. The object is to have each face of the cube be a different color. If he can solve it, he’ll have a real sense of accomplishment.
Mattel Blokus GameAges 5-15
Mattel’s Blokus is one of our favorite family friendly strategy games. It’s all about staking your claim and protecting your territory. Pieces must be placed adjacent to one another touching at the corners. The strategy comes into play by thinking about how to block your opponent from maximizing their stake. The player staking the most space, wins the game! It’s a fun game for family game night!
Perplexus Star Wars Death StarAges 8+
Perplexus Star Wars Death Star looks incredibly well designed. This special edition features lights and sounds to make it more exciting. Your mission is to fly the X-Wing through the Death Star tunnels and paths. Will you make it out alive of the Dark Side?! May the Force be with you!
Top Blasters for 2018
Nerf is the #1 toy brand so there are a ton of blaster fans. Our editor’s have choosen the best Nerf blasters of 2018 to make it easier to gift. Nerf Wars will be exciting this year with this slate of blasters.
Nerf N-Strike Elite InfinusAges 8+
Featuring Quick-Load Technology, the Infinus auto-loads the drum by feeding darts directly into the blaster. Motorized, rapid-fire means you can unleash a fury of ammo at your foes, so they had better keep their distance. The blaster includes 30 Elite darts.
Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20KAges 14+
The Nerf Prometheus is Nerf’s flagship blaster this year and it’s a BEAST! This mammoth blaster has a hopper that can hold up to 200 rounds of foam Nerf Rival ammo. It blasts with an advanced acceleration system – 8 rounds per second. Its rechargeable battery is perfect for all-day play. Simply hold down the accelerator and press the trigger to empty it in just 25 seconds flat. The only problem? Picking up all the ammo.
Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger BlasterAges 8+
The Scravenger is the first accessory based Zombie Strike blaster. Nerf is introducing the Zombie Strike Survival system. Similar to the Modulus line, it is all about customization. With a cobbled together look, it comes with a flashlight and spray paint can barrel, which can be swapped out with other accessories in the line. This spring-powered magazine fed blaster has a switch on the side that enables slam fire. In case you run out of ammo, the included stock contains a backup 2 shot blaster.
Nerf Rival Stormtrooper BlasterAges 14+
Designed to be a replica of the First Order Stormtrooper blaster, the Stormtrooper Blaster comes with 7 red rounds so it looks like you are firing a laser. This spring powered blaster has a bolt handle on the side. Simply prime it back and forth and pull the trigger.
Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000 BlasterAges 14+
What happens when you smash 2 Artmesises together? You get the Hades! It comes with 3 chambers with 20 of the round foam balls for a total capacity of 60 foam balls. This spring powered, pump action blaster with slam fire has a very smooth blasting action. Once you unload one chamber, it automatically switches to the next chamber.
Nerf AccuStrike MEGA Thunderhawk BlasterAges 8+
Meet the Big Boy! The Thunderhawk looks pretty long out of the box. Extend the barrel and it stretches out to 41 inches. What?! It’s the largest Nerf blaster ever! It’s spring powered and primed with a bolt handle on the side. Nerf is taking the power of the line and blending it with precision. It features the new Mega Accustrike darts, which has the Accustrike tip that makes them more accurate. It comes with an integrated 10 dart indexing clip and 10 new Mega Accustrike darts.
Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain BlasterAges 8+
The Ripchain is bringing back the dart chain, which was really popular. It’s a spring powered, chain fed blaster with a 25 dart capacity. Simply prime it back and forth to load the next dart up. When firing it, the chain looks really cool.
Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader BlasterAges 8+
Kids have always wanted to see the inner workings of their blasters. Nerf has created a completed clear housing on the GHOST OPS EVADER Blaster. The coolest part? It’s got built in LEDs so you can be in stealth mode or light it up for some cool night time battles. Similar to a Stryfe, it’s a semi automatic flywheel blaster.
Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops ChronobarrelAges 8+
Designed for the tech savvy Nerf fan, the attachable chronobarrel can be use to not only count your darts, but also measure the velocity of your blaster in feet per second or meters per second. It can count up to see how many darts you have blasted already or count down to see when you run out of ammo.
Nerf Microshots N-Strike Elite StryfeAges 8+
The Nerf Microshots N-Strike Elite Stryfe is a mini version of its bigger brother. Not only are these great collector items, but they also are functional. They fire a single dart at a time and include the blaster and 2 Elite darts. Collect all your favorites!
Nerf N-Strike Elite DeltatrooperAges 8+
Using spring power, the DeltaTrooper is essentially the Retaliator 2.0. There are 3 ways to configure it. It comes with a core blaster that you can attach the barrel and stock to. It has a 12-dart indexing clip. To fire it, you just prime it back and forth on the top before pulling the trigger. It also features slam fire tech.
Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFireAges 8+
With a barrel that holds up to 15 darts, the Nerf Surgefire holds the most darts in its price range. It features single shot blasting or slam fire. With slam fire, it fires as quickly as you can go and blasts up to 90 feet away.