Fun games and kid toys can entertain a gaggle of restless urchins -- and rescue a grownup party that’s slipping into boring territory. But with so many toys & games options out there, finding the best new kids’ games and unique toys requires sifting through lots of duds. We’ve done the hard work, played around, and found a slew of cool games and fun toys to satisfy every player.
Laser Pegs - Lighted Construction Building Set
Imagine merging Legos with Lite-Brite. Laser Pegs is the world's first lighted construction set, making it easy, dramatic and fun to build models that glow. Buy Laser Pegs lighted building toys here.
Perplexus - 3D Maze
Perplexus is a marble maze that works in 3D, on every plane, over 23 feet of track twisted up inside an 8" sphere. Prepare to become addicted! Buy the Perplexus 3D ball maze game here.
V:King - Swedish Viking Lawn Game
Inspired by a legendary Swedish game, this beautifully crafted lawn game challenges players to topple opponents’ shields and conquer the king. Unleash your inner Viking! Buy V:King swedish outdoor lawn game here.
Fortamajig - Portable Fort & Canopy
The Fortamajig makes it easy for kids to build a tent, tunnel, canopy or fort in any spot, indoors or outside, and keep your special linens out of the game. Buy the Fortamajig kids play fort here.
Education Outdoors - Camp Board Game
Perfect for rainy days, road trips and nights around the campfire, the Camp board game will have the whole family answering questions about the great outdoors. Buy Outdoor Education's nature trivia games and activities here.
Aquapod - Bottle Rocket Launcher
Turn an ordinary two-liter soda bottle into a rocket with the Aquapod bottle rocket launcher. Start your countdown to fun! Buy the Aquapod 2 Liter Bottle Rocket Launcher here.
Jishaku - Game of Magnetic Action
Jishaku is a game of simple rules and careful strategizing. Success rests on players' ability to feel the magnets reacting to one another. Buy the Jishaku magnetic stone strategy game here.
Pumponator - Balloon Pumping Station
Water balloons bring out the kid in all of us, and the Pumponator balloon pumping station makes it easy to stockpile all the ammo you need for summertime fun. Buy the Pumponator water balloon filler here.
Fair Trade Sports - Certified Green and Fair Trade Sports Balls
Fair Trade Sports is the first U.S. sports equipment maker to offer eco-certified balls built by workers who are guaranteed healthy conditions and fair wages. Buy Fair Trade Sports soccer balls, basketballs, footballs and volleyballs here.
Zubbles - The World's First Colored Bubbles
Zubbles bubbles are saturated with color that magically vanishes when they pop. They're high-def versions of plain old soap bubbles. Buy Zubbles colored bubbles here.
Yucycle Transporter - Unique Hands Free Bicycle
Be the first on your block to cruise around on this cool new three-wheeled cycle. It's designed for hands-free riding -- slow and mellow or extreme and acrobatic. Buy the Yucycle tricycle for adults and older kids here.
The CyberCube - Unique Magnet Puzzle
Don’t be fooled by the CyberCube’s symmetrical first impression. You can break the cube and twist these magnetic spheres into one crazy shape after another. Buy the CyberCube for endless puzzles using Earth sphere magnets here.
Crazy Aaron's - Thinking Putty
Once you start kneading and stretching this zany putty, you won't want to let it go. It's fun, therapeutic and builds hand strength. Buy Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty here.