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This or That? game tokens from Peaceable Kingdom

This or That? from Peaceable Kingdom, A Great After Dinner Game

I have had the good fortune to be a reviewer for Peaceable Kingdom games for a while now and I love what they do. Peaceable Kingdom makes wonderful games for kids and families to play together. They make what are known as cooperative games. Games in which all players are trying to win, together. And […]

Rollors - Backyard Game - Rollors and scoring goal

Ultra Rollors Get the Backyard Party Going

There are plenty of outdoor tailgating games that you can play like cornhole, washers and sports ladder. I got the chance to test out a new game from Malibu Sports & Rec that combines horseshoes and bocce. The game is called Ultra Rollors and it is very simple to play. I brought the game over […]

Andrew with our Versa Bricks Creation

Practical Applications for Versa Bricks

Back in November I told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Versa Bricks. These are six bricks that work with LEGO, Hot Wheels and K’NEX. My Kickstarter reward package of 120 of thee bricks finally arrived. I went overboard and got a ton of the bricks because I wanted to share them with friends and […]

Playing in the mud Mud play

Mud Play: A Little Dirt Don’t Hurt

Antibacterial soap.  Hand sanitizer.  Germ killing aerosol spray.  Some parents try to keep their kids as sterile as possible. I have a different theory. “Dirt don’t hurt.” Do I like a good hand washing? Yes I do. But I’ve witnessed many parents work to keep their kids from playing in the dirt. My theory is […]

Open Wide Crocodile Dentist

The Anticipation of Laughter with Crocodile Dentist

I’m part of a Hasbro program called #PlayLikeHasbro and so I receive some fun toys and games to play with and review. Recently I received some great toys related to the Avengers, Transformers Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots. I also received a game called Crocodile Dentist, which at first I wasn’t so interested in […]

Stack and Smash Tallest Builds

Review: Cooper & Kid Stack and Smash Cooper Kit!

My kids look forward to receiving the Cooper & Kid Cooper Kit for review. We recently received the latest which was Stack and Smash. I get the kits to review because I am a writer for the Cooper & Kid site. I was also involved in the creation of this kit. I was pretty excited […]

Hall Stars 2 in 1 Shooter for Indoor Play

Indoor Play with Hall Stars

I have a soft spot in my heart for Little Kids Inc. Maybe it is because they are located one town over from me and every time I drive by their place I have to tell anyone in the car that I review their products. Maybe it is because I like Bubbles. Who knows, I […]

Sick Bricks figures with Hats

Get Sucked in to Sick City

At Toy Fair last month the very last booth I visited was SpinMaster. I was down to the wire and had to leave at exactly 1:30pm so I had to get through the booth quickly. The person taking us on the tour mentioned Sick Bricks and asked if we wanted to see them but I […]

Mighty Big Sword - Toy Fair 2015 - Apps

Toy Fair 2015 – There’s an App for That

I recently attended Toy Fair 2015 in New York City at the Javits Center. It was a shorter trip than past years because I did not have the vacation time available. I did pack in four days worth of information into approximately two days and it was super busy. I had appointments scheduled from the […]

My Amiibo Collection

Are Nintendo amiibo Figures Worth It?

Right out of the gate I’m gonna say that I am firmly a Skylanders fan. I’ve collected well over 250 figures and yes, that is nuts. I have also collected many of the Disney Infinity figures despite the game being a bit of a letdown. Now there are figures from Nintendo called amiibo. These are […]

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