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Recreates famous city skylines not only in three dimensions using
scale-model buildings, but also through time, spanning years of
architectural history. These puzzles include plastic buildings that depict
the cities as they appeared through time. Manhattan puzzle includes icons
such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and the United
Nations, the buildings fit into pre-cut holes in a traditional 575-piece 2D
jigsaw puzzle of the city’s streets and islands...
or try 20Q themes
Potter 20Q, 20Q
Spanish Version or 20-Questions
- An experiment in Artificial Intelligence, this toy is fun for young
and old. The fascination for older kids/adults seems to be
figuring out how it works! (It works very well - a bit
disconcerting at times...)
Cityscape Time Puzzles
The Bio-Logical Game! Put your immune system to work andget rid of the
virus before it can multiply itself. Anti-Virus is a sliding puzzle game
with a new twist: tiles that only slide diagonally and can move in groups!
60 challenges in 5 levels, to keep your body and mind healthy. Contaoms game
board with 11colorful pieces, rules, challenges, solutions, amd a handy
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Equilibrio (or from
Barnes & Noble) all
Use the 18 precision-cut blocks to construct 3-D structures illustrated in
the challenge booklet: 50 illustrations in each game, ranging from simple shapes,
requiring only a few blocks to complex ones. As players develop stronger
notions of perspective and geometric concepts, the challenges become more
Quick to learn, quick to play, but lots of room for strategy and
challenge! Stack the stones following simple rules, and force your
opponent to run out of moves. Even comes in it's own small carrying
pouch - great to carry for travel and waiting rooms
by Chris Yates Studios
One of a kind puzzles, quite possibly the most unique jigsaw puzzle on the
Baffler Spiral of Archimedes
Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire
Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices
Jump-start some healthy
(and safe!) youthful experimentation around the laws of science, math and
even thermodynamics with this step-by-step guide. Detailed diagrams and
photos show how to build tennis ball mortars, potato cannons and more. A
great way to get kids excited about engineering, physics and chemistry...
Boom, Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Projectile Shooters
A Creativity Tool for Innovators by Creative Whack Company
Based on the rhombic triacontahedron, this ball consists of 30 magnetic
pyramid shaped pieces that act as building blocks for an unlimited number of
uses -- the masterpiece of mathematics. Stimulate your creative genius
with this magnetic toy on your desktop. Playing with this puzzle engages
your mind, stimulates creativity and is just plain fun. Now available
Also try the
Y-Ball, and Star
Ball, alone or along with the Ball of Whacks...
Body Bits Jigsaw
Take a tour of the human body with a little help from mad scientist Baron
Frankenstein as you assemble this 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Answer some
torturous teasers and learn how the body works with the included Loony
19,186 Solutions, and So Hard to Find Just One
Thirteen bright pieces fit together to form a 4x4 cube. Looks so
deceptively simple... I've never met a cube puzzle I couldn't solve,
until now! Also
Mini Tetris Cube, or from
in U.K. you can order many varieties...
Create parallel marble mazes and race your marbles. Works with Lego
bricks, too! Or try
Block N Roll Basic Set
Construction kits create adorable
3-D characters built with durable high-density foam and unique connectors
appeal to boys and girls alike, 300+ peices...
(ages 8 and up)
Indoors or outdoors, there are so many things to love about Boochie: from
the active-play element, to the unique 12-sided rolling target, to the
amazing variety of throwing challenges packed inside. No two games will ever
be the same. Take note that all of the wrist trackers have completely
different sets of challenges so be sure to try them all. Get out and play...
Tap the floor, line them up as an oversized xylophone, bounce them off
body parts; any way you do it, you're making music. Octavator tube
caps lower the notes one octave. Brightly colored, 1' to 2' tubes...
or try Boomwhackers
Complete Upper & Lower Octave Sets and
Treble Extension Set
Colorful knobs, handles, and buttons to be shaken, twisted, and pulled,
Bop-It XT keeps kids in the middle of the action, trying to react to the
commands as fast as possible...
K - 7, with extra decks on America, Black History and more. Each deck is packed with
hundreds of intriguing questions on one side and answers kids can’t wait to
discover on the other...
A bucket full of indoor or outdoor fun for families and friends, with
it's own storage (back)pack
Bedtime (ages 3-5)
1st Grade Math,
1st Grade Reading,
2nd Grade Math,
2nd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Reading,
3rd Grade Math,
For the Car,
Presidents (all ages 8-12)
Canada (ages 8-12)
Casio LK100 Lighted Keyboard with Premium Accessories Package
More than a toy... but grand fun for many of our kids (and spouses!).
Gifted kids love Casio keyboards, with their professional style, full-size
keys, extended octaves, plus additional capabilities...preset rhythms and
voices plus user programmable options. A great (less expensive)
alternative to a "real" piano, or addition for those high-tech kids who want
more (Bach's harpsichord pieces sound so much better when the instrument
actually sounds like a harpsichord!)
(ages 5+, 4+ gifted)
Construct the castles in each diagram out of beautiful hardwood pieces.
Challenges start easy, but quickly make you think "outside the box"...
Rescue and build bridges between the castle towers to rescue the prince
(ages 4+, 2-4 players)
by Blue Orange Games
The chickens are hanging out on their colorful wooden perch. But if one of
them decides to leave, the whole perch will teeter. Collect as many
chickens, hay bales and wagon wheels before the rocking perch topples.
Pieces have different weights, and different corresponding point values. The
player with the highest score wins the game. Selecting a heavier piece
receives more points but entails more risk of making the perch topple. If
you cause the perch to topple, lose 5 points. An irresistible game of
balance, laughs and fun!
Square Off (2 players or teams, ages 8+)
Put your spatial thinking and strategic planning skills to the test
as you try to fill your city grid in the most efficient pattern. Do your
best to plan a few moves ahead, but beware: Shapes will be drawn at
random, and not every tile will be used...
Clay Fun Airdry Clay Sculpture Kit (ages 4+)
Handcrafted pottery, no kiln required. Includes 4 pounds of clays,
paints, brushes, sculpting tool, glue, and mosaic tiles and crystals for
by Good Company Games LLC
(ages 8+) (or from
3-D strategy game requiring a steady hand and clever mind in order to
build, climb and race to the top before it all comes tumbling down...
Remember these? 350 brightly colored Colorforms pieces in an
elegant, spiral-bound book, limitless possibilities. Or try
Silly Faces Stick-Ons Game...
by Blue Orange Games
9 pieces, all of the same size and color, only the holes are different.
The goal is to match the holes so you’ll have a beautiful slice of cheese.
Two levels of difficulty...
by Westshore Logic
Tiny 2-inch cubes look innocuous... until you try them. Find the
hidden path from the top to the bottom. It's not as easy as it sounds,
but if you think it is... Try the next level! Levels 1 to 8 available
now; 9 to 12 coming soon
(2-3 players, ages 8 and up) by
Gigamic Be the first player to create a square
in your color on one side of the cube to win. Add a colored ball to the
3x3x3 playing area by pushing it into place, possibly pushing other balls
out of the way; or change the order of balls in a completed row by pushing
them one space then reinserting the ball pushed out of the row. With two
players one color of balls is neutral. Keep your eyes on all sides of the
cube to prevent others from squaring off for the win...
Secret: The Clue a series of 7 puzzles (ages 8+, difficult to expert)
from FunAgain Games
Break the codes to uncover the secret scroll entombed deep within
DaVinci's greatest mystery and reveal the clues to solving
The Equation. Arrange the puzzle pieces within the boundaries to
establish the base. Then engage a piece of The DaVinci Secret to uncover the
scientist's formulas and follow the signs to discover
Legend of the King. Then join the quest to free the legendary scroll and
release the guide to explore
Enigmatic Temple. there is but one way to explore this sacred site.
Sequestered within the ancient walls of the temple are the detailed
blueprints needed to interpret the mystic
Pillars of Atlantis. Divide and align these fallen pillars for guidance
Carta Blanca. Map your points carefully to expose
Carta Blanca's mysterious hidden clues as these determining details will
sustain you on your final approach to uncovering the greatest mystery of
Secrets of the Pyramid...
Devil Sticks Choose from
Genuine Devil Sticks,
Mystix Juggling Sticks or
Toysmith Spin Stix and the Stix Guru DVD
Use two sticks to spin and balance the third. Easy to get started,
and very impressive to master!!
Diablo Set (beginner),
Beach Diablo (intermediate), or
Circus Diablo (professional)
Juggling disks on a string. Sounds easy, right? A different kind of
It (ages 7 and up)
You're a dog digging for bones, a creative, intelligent and determined
dog, up for the challenge. Shift, turn and flip one patch of grass at a time
until you have fully revealed the crunchy delicious bone...
Drinking Straw (click on Caffeine Accessories)
The most fun you can have with your food! For kids of all ages...
with Dr. Cool
Great science kits to discover and learn! Choose from...
Mine For Gems Kit and
Discover Amber Kit
Basic Geode Kit and
Ultimate Geode Kit
Explore Real Fossils Kit and
Mine for Fossils Kit and
Ultimate Fossils Kit
GlowRocks Kit and
Mega Shark Teeth Kit
Explorer Globe by Leapfrog
Packed with hundreds of facts, trivia, and useful scholastic information
about every aspect of the geographical world. It electronically verbalizes
everything from area population, capitol city/country, state/province, large
bodies of water, currencies, high points, distance, music, and more...
Enlarge anything to 200 times its size. Plugs directly into the TV -
no PC, no software...
Fandex Family Field Guides between a toy and a book, and lots of fun!
With topics from history to nature and more, shaped cards include pictures
and facts... My kids love these!
Sketch Portfolio (or from
Comes with everything you
need to create your own line of designer originals, from start to
finish—design tips, sketch book, 12" black velvet mannequin, white satin
“starter” dress to embellish, fabric, glue, and sewing basics including
scissors, tape measure, needles, thread and pins...
Mummies, Gods and Pharaohs,
Painters: Masters of Western Art,|
New York City,|
Wonders of The World: 46 Monuments of Civilization,
Fashion Design Studio
Comes with everything you
need to create your own line of designer originals, from start to
finish—design tips, sketch book, 12" black velvet mannequin, white satin
“starter” dress to embellish, fabric, glue, and sewing basics including
scissors, tape measure, needles, thread and pins...
Mini Sand Animals
Small (4" to 6.5") sand animals to quietly run around your
With 18 pieces interconnected, this twisty toy keeps your fingers good
Escape by Educational
Insights (ages 8+, 6+ gifted)
Navigate the corridors on both sides of the hotel to find fire
extinguishers and put out the fire; a 3-D maze puzzle. 48 rescue
by FlashMaster, Inc.
A toy, a learning tool... both. FlashMaster replaces flash cards for
+-*/ math facts. Use it with or without the timer (or make it
longer, for kids who need some limits, but a little more time), with or
without sound effects, problems that are missed can be run separately in
"missed problems." Change the format of the problems, putting the
"variable" in any position. This is a great tool, that's great fun, even
for our twice exceptional friends...
Puzzle (1 player, ages 8+ (ages 4+ gifted)) by
Flex your mind with the bendy, stretchy brain-teaser that encourages
spatial and 3D thinking. Deceptively simple puzzle consists of 12
colorful cubes, connected via an elastic string, that can be bent in
every direction. Included challenge book offers 80 different challenges
at four levels of difficulty from beginner to master...
Pentop Computer by Leapfrog
Computer power on paper! FLY Pentop Computer's power comes from an optical
scanner that sees everything you scan and write on special dot-matrix FLY
paper. It's got a brain (a built-in computer processor) and it's got a
voice. It's even got its own language. If you've got a math problem, FLY Pentop Computer can solve it. You can schedule anything and FLY pentop
computer will remind you... Also
FLY paper: Notebook (8.5 x 11),
FLY Catcher Case and
Folkmanis Puppets Still some of the best puppets
Puppet Theater with Prince and Princess
magnetic symmetry tiles by Fractiles
Make butterflies, snowflakes, optical illusions and more. Young minds will
love learning about the different kinds of symmetry. Just start placing the
tiles on the magnetic board. Neat travel toy, too!
Three Headed Dragonn,
Black Labrador Puppy,
Giant Sequoia Finger Puppet Play Set
- For a little fun, Mini
Mini Barn Owl,
Mini Red Dragon,
Mini Monarch Butterfly,
Mini Baby Emperor Penguin,
Mini Praying Mantis,
for the joy of
thinking, by Kadon Enterprises
Wonderful acrylic (and some wood) puzzles for kids and adults - my
kids loved them since 2 and 3, my husband and I still love them!
Ball Track Construction Set and
Traditional wooden ball run like we had when we were kids!
Super Roundominoes and Grand Roundominoes
- Rombix Jr. and
- Deka-Star and
- Hexnut and Hexnut
the most beguiling checkerboard ever!
Hexbug Bridge Battle Set
Hexbug Nano Habitat
The robotic creature that reacts to touch and sound, behaving like a real
100-Piece Puzzles (set of 2)
Amusement Park and
At the Beach Puzzles)
Highlights puzzles are double the fun! Amusement Park Maze comes with a
die-cut roller coaster cart. Assemble the jigsaw puzzle, and then use the
cart to find your way through the park. The double-sided At the Beach puzzle
has kids search the completed puzzles for silly pictures like a fried egg at
the beach or a surfboard that’s really a ruler...
A fascinating sphere...
Mini Rainbow Sphere or
Glow-in-the-Dark Sphere. Also
One of the "Best 25 Toys of the Past 25 Years." Hugg the Earth,
Mars, Stars, and now
Body 4D Anatomy Puzzles
Human anatomy will no longer be a puzzle to anyone who solves these four
challenges, each illustrating a crucial component of the human body.
Incredibly detailed and realistic, the durable pieces snap and slide
together securely, so that solved puzzles can be used for display and
Combine activity with colors, numbers, and simple addition and
subtraction, and you've got Hyper Dash. Radio Frequency ID tags in the
targets are read by the unit, while players compete solo, up to 4 players
head-to-head or 8 players in teams of 2, to figure out which targets to
touch in which order. Targets can be located close by, or far apart,
making this a great physical activity, too!
from Magnetix by MEGA
Magnetic balls follow the path, suspended against gravity, jumping
looping, even climbing the tower without support... as you watch the lights
and listen to the music of the built in rhythms mixed on the provided Sound
FX Music Studio, or that of your own MP3 player...
Smart by Fox
Use the set of commands (smaller set for more advanced play) to rearrange the
animals from the start to end position, drawn from cards. Can you
figure out the series of commands in your head, before your opponent?
Or play solitaire...
Can you Kanoodle? Combine colored connected beads, complete colorful
puzzles in two unique formats: 2D puzzles and 3D pyramids. Pick a design,
place some of the puzzle pieces into position as shown…then fill the empty
spaces with the remaining pieces. Sounds simple? It can be…or it can be
Mind (or from
Two players compete to get rid of their cubes by balancing them on a
seesaw.. but don't let it tip!
Your Blocks Off (ages 8 and up) by
Stack ‘em up Knock ‘em down. First, race to build a structure by matching
up the patterns on your blocks. Then use the battle die to knock off your
opponent's crown. Depending on your roll, you may get to attack with an
avalanche of boulders, a wall-smashing ogre, or even a fire-breathing
dragon. Rack up the most victory points and crown yourself king of the block...
Two games in one: a fast-paced visual puzzle and a fine-motor dexterity
Kosmos Physics Workshop
It's just like a chemistry set, except instead of using vials and
solutions, kids get a hands-on demonstration of physics principles using
pulleys, gears, levels, wheels and axels. This thorough physics kit includes
everything needed to build 36 models including a windmill and a robot, plus
offers 73 experiments that teach the fundamental laws of mechanical
I loved Labyrinth as a child, and it hasn't changed, and still
delights kids today!
Single-player logic game featuring a real laser. Reflect and split
the laser beam using mirrors and targets on a puzzle grid to reach the
goal. 60 challenges from Beginner to Expert and eleven cool tokens to
direct the path of the laser beam...
Get creative with
metal stamps in three designs, then stain pieces to make a wallet, coin
purse, bracelet, bookmark and key chain. Includes illustrated instructions,
10"-long wood mallet, pre-punched leather pieces, non-toxic leather dye,
sponge applicator, buffer, lacing cord and needle
The never ending puzzle game... three-dimensional pentaminoes puzzle, with
tons of puzzle cards to solve, plus games, puzzles, and playcard of the week
on the website...
Kit (or from
Ten easy-to-master maneuvers and illusions await within this professional
trick kit! A wooden storage chest holds all the supplies, then magically
transforms into a performance table with secret compartment. From the
vanishing coin trick to magic number prediction, prepare to be awed and
Sounds simple - fit the cars into the track without any cars touching...
but powerful magnets in the cars and guardrail foil your attempt!
More than 2000 colorful magnets, to create amazing mosaic drawings
Art Fun Creative combinations of math, art & fun!
Tessellations, Polyhedra, Fractals, M.C. Escher, Tangrams & dissections, Kaleidoscopes
& symmetry, Paper folding and more... Buy your Tessellations products here, or
visit the Gallery of mathematical arts!
Perfect for first-time pilots, this no-assembly-required chopper uses
precision-balanced twin rotors for maximum stability. Dual function
transmitter provides turbo and hover control functions up to 100 feet
overhead, with navigational lights for flights day or night...
Logic in Shapes (ages 4-adult)
An introduction to logic. Follow the clues to place the 9 wooden
shapes on the grid. Clues start simple, becoming more complex as you
move through the challenges, until the highest levels, which often challenge
adults! Also available in travel form in
Logix I. When you get through
Logix I, try
Logix II - these start at a challenging adult level!
Kit and Book (or from
created by the same manufacturer that supplies medical research
laboratories, this high-quality microscope features cordless battery power
and 40x, 100x and 400x magnification settings. Includes a 50-piece slide and
accessory kit and 144-page, full-color Ultimate Guide with 40+ experiments.
Also converts into a stereo dissecting microscope for studying 3-D objects
like coins, clothing fibers and food in detail...
Music Blocks by Neurosmith
Great musical and sequencing fun for the youngest children (and some of
the older ones, too!). Includes Mozart, but don't miss the additional
Sounds of the Orchestra and
Jumping Jive Jazz. For
the youngest child,
Together Tunes Soft Musical Cube uses the same cartridges, plus some of it's
own, and does even more...
Kaleidoscope Making Kit
Make your own kaleidoscope kit over and over again using elements from
nature. Kit includes parts for an 8 1/2" scope, two nature drawings to color
as wraps, colored pencils, dried flowers, polished gemstones, glass marbles
the Dot the Super Spotted Brain Teaser (1-4 players)
Try to arrange four transparent squares so they perfectly match the
pattern shown on the dots card. Flip, rotate, and overlap the squares to
create a "spot on" copy...
Barnes & Noble)
Simple but complex logic game; move the hats to reassemble Simon, the
scattered magician. Dozens of challenges, tons of fun...
to Astonish and Amuse
If you were an original origami model which would you rather be, a sad
stationary model that has to sit idle on a display shelf getting dusty and
neglected, or a happy action model that frequently gets to frolic in the
hands of a folder and give moving performances that astonish and amuse?
Kite (Rainbow) and
Parafoil Kite (Prism)
Frameless, lightweight and ready to flying without assembly. "Take
anywhere" kite, always ready to fly and has no sticks to break. Kite string
and nylon carrying case included. 20"x24"
5, Wavy Gradient and
Parafoil 5, Tie-Die (or from
Strutless design is the most ingenious ever created for unlimited
durability and maximum wind range. Unbreakable and require no assembly.
Includes a nylon carrying case, 500 feet of flying line on a Yo-Yo winder
and a 5-streamer tail. Winds 6 to 20 mph., 20" x 32"
Maze game in a globe. Work with gravity and carefully shift, flip, and
twist the sphere to guide the marble along the track through 100 challenges!
Perplexus Epic (125 challenges) or
Perplexus Rookie (75 challenges)
This one has to be seen to be believed - watch the
Video at YouTube...
it's a one-piece jigsaw puzzle?!
Thomas Kinkade Pieceless Puzzle,
The Simpsons Pieceless Puzzle,
Pieceless Puzzle - Roger Nannini,
Pieceless Dinosaur 2-Sided Puzzle, and
Animal Life Pieceless Puzzle
by Blue Orange Games
How quick and precise are your fingers? Find out as you build piggy
piles in this lively stacking game. As soon as any 2 cards match, both
players with matching cards race to stack up the requested number of piggies
with the right color on top. Stay on your hooves, There is more than one
silly way to stack up your piggies. Be the first player to get rid of all
your cards to win...
Buffalo GamesesJigsaw puzzles, made up entirely of tiny scenes. Gifted kids (of all ages) often love jigsaw puzzles, and these puzzles add
another dimension to the picture
3D Spherical Puzzle, also by
3D Spherical Puzzle - Antique Globe,
3D Spherical Puzzle - World Globe
All About Puzzles, also by
All About Puzzles are divided into scenes, each an illustrated part of a
story. As you complete one scene, the puzzle tells you what pieces to look
for next. Takes you on a fascinating journey into the history and legend of...
Peanuts: Literary Ace,
Eagle & Stripes,
Rockwell: Soda Jerk,
Rockwell: The Runaway
Disney's The Lion Kingng,
Disney Fine Art: Off to Home We Go (each about 1000 pieces)
American Flag (each 500 pieces)
The Last Supper,
Neuschwanstein Castle (each about 2000 pieces)
Most Difficult Jigsaw Puzzles, also by
What makes them so hard? The same artwork is on both sides, but
rotated 90°. And they're even die cut once from each side, to make the
front and back virtually indistinguishable!
and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (or from
Learn about heat transfer and freezing points as you make frozen treats.
Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker has 2 compartments: one for ice and rock salt,
the other for ice cream ingredients. Shake, roll and pass the ball, then
scoop up scientific knowledge in the form of homemade ice cream!
World's Most Difficult: Balloons,
World's Most Difficult: Cats,
World's Most Difficult: ClownFish,
World's Most Difficult: Dalmatians,
World's Most Difficult: Goalkeeper's Nightmare
Squish it, shape it, save it or smoosh it and start all over again,
colorful foam sculpting material won't crumble, and it won't stick to skin
or surfaces and it never dries out... Or try
Sparkle Playfoam 6-pack or
Yourself Piano Mat
6" long 2 octave piano mat, dance, play and sing along! Play, record,
playback & demo modes, volume control and 8 different instrument keys...
Cubes (ages 6+, 1-4 players)
by Blue Orange Games
Get creative! Match the picture on the card using 16 colorful cubes. Play
as a puzzle or game for 1-4 players...
Cathedral Fire Poi,
Oggz Glow Poi,
Ball Poi, and
Twinson Poi Pois 6 Pairs
The new rage for kids of all ages. Juggling Poi is fun and relaxing, moving
your arms in large sweeping circles to control the Poi. And Poi comes
in all sorts of great varieties! Learn all about it in the
Poi Technique DVD - Learn Poi Spinning Fire Dancing DVDs or
Peles Element Poi book...
Modern marble run is "visibly cool." Transparent blue and green
cubes interlock for amazing cascades of marbles... also smaller
Multi-color Starter Box with Storage Bag
by MindWare (or from
Visual dexterity, Cubed. Players puzzle over how to recreate the
patterns on the game cards using their set of 16 cubes. Three fast-paced
rounds of play require different skills each time, quick thinking, lucky
breaks and memory muscle... also
Q-bitz Expansion Pack with 100 new challenges!
Marble Railway Basic Set and
Quadrilla Twist and Rail
Wooden marble runs, with track pieces, accelerators, and fancy pieces, for
tons of fun. I remember these from my childhood! And don't miss
the Twist and Rail set, with curved track, and a funnel!
Marble Run with Motorized Elevator,
Quercetti Super Marble Run Vortis or
Quercetti Skyrail Marble Run Roller Coaster
Build grand and complex structures, including the double-entry Funnels
and Spirals, double-length bridges, Multiple marble launchers,
elevators, loops, paddle-wheels, short bridges and rails, and bell-shaped bases to make the
Beautiful, high quality jigsaw puzzles for all ages from the
smallest to largest puzzler, all pieces unique shaped, hand-carved cutting
tools, shaped puzzles, 3D globe puzzleballs, and more...
My First Mouse Puzzle,
My First Duck Puzzle,
My First Bunny Puzzle puzzle pieces attached by ribbons
Bob the Builder,
Traveling Around Sodor,
Calling all Engines Thomas,
Off to Work Thomas,
Best Friends Thomas 24 piece shaped and shaped-box floor puzzles
Life At The Castle See Inside,
African Animals 34-35 piece puzzle
The Magical Unicorn,
Under the Sea,
In The Galaxy,
Thomas The Tank Tells The Time 60 piece puzzles
Christmas 60 piece puzzleball
Safari Look & Find 84 piece puzzle
Ravensburger The Solar System Puzzleball Special Set 8 globe puzzleballs
from 24-144 pieces
Junior World Map,
Dinosaurs 96 piece globe puzzleballs
Thomas' Midnight Ride (glow in the dark),
Thomas at the Carnival (glow in the dark),
Land of the Giants,
Harley Davidson (shaped),
Dragon's Lair 100 piece puzzles
A Gecko Party,
Thunder Horses 200 piece puzzles
Wildlife 240 piece puzzleballs
Room with a View,
Formula 1 Racing,
Motherly Love (giraffes),
The World Of The Dinosaurs,
One Autumn Afternoon,
Boy's Best Friend,
A Day for Brougham Ride 300 piece puzzles
Rush Hour (fish!),
The Perfect Place (beach & lighthouse),
Bears at Play,
Harley - Davidson 500 piece puzzles
Celestial Map Glow in the dark 540 piece globe puzzleballs
Skyline, New York,
Glow in the Dark - Times Square
1000 piece panoramic puzzle
Sunsout Dragon Dreams,
Ice Dragon 1000
piece shaped art puzzles
Santa's Christmas List,
Family Time (dogs),
Harley Davidson Classic '41,
The Journey Glow-in-the-Dark,
Harley-Davidson Freedom Riders 1943,
Winner Takes All 1000 piece puzzles
Sunflower Bouquet 1500 piece puzzles
NYC - Brooklyn Bridge 2000 piece puzzle
1665 World Map,
Bombardment of Algiers Jigsaw,
Horses In The Canyon
3000 piece puzzles
Views of Modern Rome 5000 piece puzzle
4 Historical World Maps,
Tropical Impressions 18,000!! piece puzzles
Puzzle Accessories - Stow and Go
Rubik's 4x4 and
The classic puzzle, and modern variations... Try
Flash Challenge your recall!
Four new games: Simon Lights Off. Can you quickly line up the cubes in
just the right order to turn off all the lights? Shuffle. When the cube
colors scramble, can you line them up in their original order? Secret Color,
there’s only one order that will show the same color on all four cubes. How
fast can you unlock the code? Classic Stop shuffling. Start pressing. Can
you remember and repeat a longer and longer sequence of colors? Challenge
your friends or tune up your skills on your own. High-tech twist on
legendary Simon game tests your memory and logic skills to the max... Also
Simon Carabiner Game
Floor Puzzle by Learning Resources (age 4-8)
The skeleton is 4 feet, 3 inches tall, from skull to toe, making him more
enticing to build since he’s the same size as the average 6-year-old. All 15
pieces are made of soft durable foam. The back of each piece is marked with
the proper name for each bone...
in the Closet by Learning Resources (age 4-8)
Learn the names, location and relationships of the major bones in the
human body (skull, pelvis, tibia, rib cage and more). The first player to
assemble their skeleton in the closet wins. Bones are labeled to help
identify each one by name...
Lab Squishy You Explore It Human Body
Enter the twisted world of the human body. Complete with removable squishy
organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular and muscular systems,
kids explore the complex inner workings of the human body and literally see
how it all works. See how the nine vital organs work together to digest
food; complete activities to help kids understand all of their body's
functions. Sometimes, it's kind of gross!
the foam puzzle that forms a cube!
Snafooz 6-packs contain 6 different colors and 6 challenge levels. Build
all 6 cubes, or combine different colors to form lots of interesting
Stacks Cool Blue
Each set comes with its own nifty nylon and mesh bag along with our cool
Stacker Training DVD, loaded with instructions, World Championship
highlights, Sport Stacking techniques and competitions to help you truly
"Stack Fast!". Also in
Glow in the Dark Blue,
Neon Yellow or
Speed Stacks Elite - Shock Mat and Neon Orange Speed Stacks,
Speed Stacks Elite - Raindrops Mat and Neon Green Speed Stacks
Race to slide the squares
to match your cube shaker, before your opponent finishes! The winner slaps
down the frame around the solution in Square Up! Fun, fast and exciting
two-player visual thinking game...
by Lolo Fun
Press down Stackability and press start. Players take turns rolling
the die and stacking pieces ton top of each other. Music and
flashing lights add to the suspense, nobody knows when Stackability will pop up. Knock over the stack or get caught
stacking when Stackabiltiy pops an receive a chip. Break a tie with
a "Stack Off"
Stomp Rocket plus
Ultra Stomp Rocket Refills
Stomp® on the Launch Pad and a blast of air propels the Stomp Rocket® over
200 feet in the air! Also
Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit for ages 3+
Tanagram puzzles, plus extra decks of puzzles. Play solitaire or
head-to-head. Big pieces and neat storage container built right in...
Construct pictures from 18 shapes; each new picture contains additional
Tantrix Colorful game of strategy and luck!
The object is to play all your tiles to form the longest line of your
color. The challenge is to block your opponents at the same time. Or try
building one of 25 solitaire puzzles. With nylon bag and zipper, Tantrix is
perfect for school or travel. I used to love this when I was
Tarata Balancing Animals or try
Animal Upon Animal
From kiwis to jungle animals, koalas to whales, kids and adults alike can
spend hours balancing these intricate wooden creatures......
Great manipulative puzzles made from iron, originally used in olden days
taverns... from easy to impossible, lots of levels,
lots of fun. Check
out the latest and most difficult: Freedom's Ring! Or from Amazon:
For smaller hands, try out
|Don't forget a
Display Stand - Tavern Puzzles are works of art!|
Creative combinations of math, art & fun!
Inexpensive foam puzzles the fit together, from Colorful Connectables for
the youngest kids, Tanagrams for all ages (and in large set!) to the Penrose
Kites and Darts for older childroen (showing the Golden ratio) and lots of
mathematical history and information... Check out
In the Garden,
Kites and Darts
A cross between Collect Four and Tetris. Drop your tiles in, trying
to touch as many of your opponent's tiles as you can. But be careful
not to leave holes!
ThinkFun (was Binary Arts) great logic
puzzles and games for all
ages (mostly labeled 8 years and up, but great for gifted kids much
build musicians that really rock!
Cranks, gears, levers and more are precision-cut from finished wood, so
all you need do is peg and glue each piece together to create functioning
mechanical marvels... or from Amazon,
Woody Blues Timberkit,
Ocean Motion Timberkit,
Snappy Croc Timberkit
move the colored tokens through the maze to their respective corners.
You must pass through turnstiles, shifting walls to form new pathways
and new barriers...
Spot hop your red robot over obstacles to reach the red spot on one
corner of the game board
Zag Knot The world's most diabolical take-apart puzzle...
Slide the green sliders through the center hole, without removing any of
the blue sliders...
Add, subtract, multiply, divide, square or cube to get
closest to the Target Number
Spatial card game that challenges you to be the first to make matches,
or “Swishes”. Swishes are made by layering 2 to 12 cards so that every
ball swishes into a hoop of the same color...
Use tree stumps and planks, and try to cross the river
Crossing 2 - more puzzles for your River Crossing
Crossing Jr. larger, easier to handle pieces, easier to solve
word search meets logic puzzle...
Cube How many towers can you place?
It take 30 seconds to memorize a cartoon character with six specific
features. When time is up, players draw their cartoon character from
memory using hints from the Features Board...
Pike Conquer the mountain! Help the magic goats help Pete safely
conquer the mountain by finding the right sequence of moves...
line up the numbered tiles from 0 to 9. Sound simple? Think again!
Attack fast-paced picture game, match seven Snack Tokens to snacks
already on your plate
Trails 6-legged color matching domino game
Fix How many towers can you place?
fast-acting game where players act out a person, place or thing using
just four simple props...
Spot Hop your Red Rover over obstacles to reach the Red Hot Spot on
the game board...
What's Gnu? Smart Mouth for the younger set, ages 4-8, how many
words can be crafted when you only know two out of three letters?
fast-paced picture-version of Bingo, for our younger kids
Adam's Cube 6 puzzles in 1, each side offers a new challenge
Jr. 4x4 hands-on Sudoku puzzles for the younger set...
place the pieces by visual logic clues...
Topple a path from here to there...
Spiderman TipOver if you prefer a web-swinging theme
a new twist on classic peg solitaire...
City Crossing help Spiderman escape danger by positioning
skyscrapers, buildings and magnetic webs...
Stretch your vocabulary and quick thinking skills - great new addition!
use all 64 black & white tiles to build a pattern... not as easy as
it sounds. Also Izzi 2 in 4 colors...
Knot just 6 interlocking pieces, but takes a whopping 69 moves to
take the knot apart!
Quest Move aside all obstacles and push the gold masks out of
Brick by Brick,
Block by Block,
Shape by Shape,
Square 2D and 3D construction challenges
Your Tracks cover your tracks on a journey through mud, sand, snow
Rapids Fit the interlocking
paddlers back into their raft, all facing in the same direction. It
looks easy, but...
Charoodles players act out a person, place or thing using just four simple prop
Visual Brainstorms puzzle card with rich illustrations, teaches logic, deductive reasoning, and abstract thinking
Game a hand held maze that changes as you play, with 16 different
Puzzle Classic metal puzzle blocks, fit back into the weighted metal
- Rush Hour Card
Hour Jr. 40 junior challenges
Safari Rush Hour with animals - all new puzzles
Railroad Rush Hour
2 exit choices, and blocks that move in two directions!
Chest a new Rush Hour variation...
and Otto two players each take on the personality of Toot or
Otto... (ages 4-8)
in a Row a wacky version of checkers.... (ages 4-8)
combine selected tiles to form a continuous snake-like path...
This Players create identical shapes using different game pieces.
Seemingly simple game is not only loads of fun, but can also be
Sense take turns flipping letter tiles and racing to think up
words that contain those letters. Be the first to correctly call out
a word, and keep the tiles. Tiles and dice fit neatly into the
seven-piece Tangram puzzle is the world's oldest and most well
known silhouette puzzle, pieces crafted in metal and filled with
vivid blue enamel
Castle follow the clues to seat the castle guests... (ages 5-7)
Eg classic has been mystifying puzzle-lovers for over a
century, nine colorful metal and enamel pieces carefully crafted to
fit into a black frame...
can you spin and slide the pieces, to release the slide?
a new look for classic peg solitaire...
Jr. junior version of classic peg solitaire... (ages 5-7)
Puzzle Traditional metal sliding puzzle in case...
Toss Up!s Up! (ages 8 and up, or as soon the child can sum to 100)
A pocket- or purse-size game of chance in it's own case, great for those
unexpected delays... toss the dice, try to get as many greens as you can...
but don't get stopped by a red!
Vivid sea life, sparkling dragonflies, arresting arachnids, and swirling
salamanders adorn these triangular puzzles. Also on Amazon,
Toy Story and Beyond! Triazzle,
Mountain Butterflies Triazzle Jigsaw Puzzle,
Triazzle Adventures in Neverland, and
Triazzle Pond Life plus Travel Triazzles
Sky Pilot Planeslanes,
Under the Sea and
Rain Forest - fewer pieces, but just as challenging - on a magnetic
board, so pieces don't get lost!
Turn a square into a
triangle? How about a square into a pentagram? Each of these
tricky two-way puzzles... Or try
Tricky Two-Way Star Puzzles each square becomes a different star, or
Tricky Tangrams four different traditional, or not-so-traditional
tangrams. All Tricky Puzzles are magnetic backed, for lots of frig
Jumble Puzzles more deceptively simple puzzles, from the makers of
Each glossy block has 4 images, each puzzle has 4 solutions, but each set
has only 1 visual theme... Tumble Jumble
In the Jungle
2-player tunnel maze
game - tilt the cube, and plan your route...
Mind Twister (ages 8 and up) by
Put your brain into high gear. Slide the cars and twist the sphere to put
each car in their matching color spot
the Human Body 3-D book and model
Takes 3-D look inside the human body! Combining the best elements of a
book and a model of the human body, this unique adventure guides you with
each turn of a page to another body system. Explore the fascinating text and
detailed model of vascular or muscular systems. Find out what is inside
bones, how many pores you have, how long your digestive system is and other
amazing facts. Then by closing the book, they see all the parts combined
into a whole!
Mosaic Butterfly and
Window Mosaic Dolphin
Self-adhesive (cling) transparent tiles, turn your window into brilliant
Deck (or from
The Electronic Balance Challenge! Works your muscles and your mind!
Stand on the wooden deck and try to follow the game's audio commands
without messing up-or wobbling! With three different games and multiple
skill levels, kids will have hours of fun while building concentration,
coordination and quick reflexes...
Fuel Cell Powered Car build musicians that really rock!
Assemble a working fuel cell car that runs on the ultimate fuel – hydrogen
and oxygen gas! Discover how fuel cells work. Learn about the
potential alternative energies for automobiles. Watch in amazement as
water separates into hydrogen and oxygen, then use the stored gases to power
your vehicle across the floor...
Yo Yoo by Yomega
The old fashioned yo yo has undergone a miraculous rebirth! Try more
Power Brain XP Yo-Yo,
Xodus II Peg Pack,
Saber Raider, and more. Don't forget the
Klutz Yo-Yo Boo!
by Wiggles 3D
Place your Yikerz pieces (magnets) down on the board and try to avoid
attracting the other pieces already played. The object is to get rid of
all your pieces. If Yikerz collapse together, those pieces are yours to
add to your stack. Unique 4 piece interchangeable game board designs
allow for many different configurations that create a variety of
challenges and suits different skill levels...
Nightmare by Educational
Insights (ages 6+, 5+ gifted)
Slide the runaway animals home, but watch out! Don't let the
leopards lunch on the rhino, or let the lion wave it's tail in front of the
tigers, or... A sliding puzzle with a twist! 18 challenges
included, plus instructions to create your own
Mind Games (or from
Barnes & Noble)
An animal gridlock of cats, dogs, mice and their favorite foods: fish, bones and cheese lies
before you. Can you arrange them while keeping each animal away from its rival and away from its
favorite food? If that was too easy, hungry ants, angry bulls and fierce dogs are also
introduced as the puzzle difficulty gradually progresses in this captivating and amusing logic
puzzle. ZooLogic allows children from 4 to adult challenge their logical thinking skills!
October 22, 2013