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Presented by Hasbro
It’s mid-December which means the heart of the holiday season is upon us. We’ll clink our eggnog glasses to that! Instead of scrambling to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, which, just like your family, seems to grow every year. Kick back, and let us help you take care of the little ones. (Or the young at heart.)
Perhaps it’s been some time since you’ve wandered down the toy aisle. While Christmases come and go, and tech advancements makes toys your childhood self only ever dreamed of, one thing remains the same: Hasbro is still reigning champion when it comes to the hottest toys and games.
These toys and games are our top picks for every kid on your shopping list.
Fire up your engines and blasters and watch your foam cars speed down the raceway. Perfect for the motor-enthusiast, the Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally blasts foam cars down your hallway and into the air. The kit comes with nine foam cars, three of which are exclusive to this set, two ramps and 12 obstacles.
Blast Nerf Web Darts and rapidly reload just like your favorite ceiling-crawling superhero. Each cartridge holds three Nerf Web Darts, and can be quickly replaced with a spare cartridge, so the fun never slows. The Rapid Reload blaster comes with six darts, two cartridges and one cartridge holder.
Play music like never before with DropMix! The fast-paced music mixing game challenges you to create unique song remixes, competing with up to four players. There are three ways to play: freestyle, clash, or party. The game comes with the DropMix board, 60 cards, and access to free apps that’ll boost your gameplay.
It’s the game you know and love, and in its classic edition! Battleship Retro Series is part of Hasbro’s larger initiative to release classic games with the original artwork and design. So the packaging may be different but the rules stay the same, first player to sink five ships wins! The game includes two kits, two sets of fleets and peg markers for each player.
5) Simon Optix
Take a childhood classic to a whole new dimension with Simon Optix. Put the headset on and prepare to watch, remember and repeat! The electronic headset requires you remember a sequence of colors and repeat them by moving your hands in a specific motion. This brain teaser gets harder with every level, so be ready to push yourself to your most extreme limits.
Put your child’s imagination to the test with this ultimate Play-Doh studio. The Shape to Life Studio works in conjunction with an app on your smartphone or tablet that brings your child’s creations to life. Using stamps and creativity, your child can unlock unique worlds and personalities by scanning their works of art into the app. The kit comes with five digital action stampers, five digital character stampers, four tools, seven cans of Play-Doh, 15 cutters and instructions.
This fast-paced version of Scrabble is a complete remix of the traditional game. Instead of trying to build words on a cohesive board, players race to spell four-letter words with the cards in their deck. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins!
This is the game you’re looking for…if you’re looking for a game for Star Wars fans. Players pick to play as Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda or Luke Skywalker and then try to guess the mystery card that’s been placed on their headband. A spinner decides which types of clues you’re given to help you guess and earn points. But be careful! The Darth Vader token takes points away. The first player to reach four Force points wins!
9) Pour Taste
This game is not for the weak of stomach. Using a spinner, players pick what ingredients they’ll be mixing together. Then they spin again to see who has to drink it, steal chips or go bankrupt. Although plays can opt out of drinking the mixture, they’ll also be opting out of gaining chips and actually end up losing one for every time they pass. The first player to earn four chips wins.
10) Get a Grip
Compete head-to-head in challenges against other players without using your thumbs. This twist on the no thumbs challenge forces players to draw, sculpt, or complete a challenge without using their thumbs. Earn cards by completing the challenges and the first person to stack three cards wins.
11) Bop It R2-D2
This is just like the Bop It you use to play with as a kid, except it’s from an entirely different galaxy. One that’s far, far, away. But the same rules apply – listen to R2-D2 and follow his instructions. Pull it, twist it, bop it! The commands get faster the longer you last, so be prepared to speed things up!
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