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Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2008 If the wonderfully unique game tin doesn’t win you over, perhaps it will be the quality of pieces and the care taken by Blue Orange Games in producing such a superb product. But most likely it will be the game itself which is a great “twist” on the timeless game of dominoes. The twists […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2008 Starting with the ingeniously clever take-out box design parents and children were challenged and intrigued with this latest release in the Xeko line of games. Part trading card game, part luck of the draw card game, there is no denying the strong educational element interwoven throughout every aspect of the game. There are quite […]

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2008 The Leaps and Bounds catalogue remains one of our testers favorites for its easy to navigate pages, superb layout and clear descriptions of products. Being able to peruse a catalogue that is focused within a specific age range was appreciated by testers. Recommended Age: 3 to 8 Price: Free

Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2008 Through the years the One Step Ahead catalogue is consistently one of the finest resources for parents to discover new and interesting products for their children. The design of the publication is so easy to navigate whether you know what you are looking for or just browsing. The photos and descriptions are clear and […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 Another ingenious, low-tech game from the creative team at Blue Orange, Chickyboom is an engaging game that teaches balance and design all while enhancing the higher elements of critical thinking. Apart from being absolutely adorable from a design standpoint the game features a superb level of quality with painted wood pieces, a common theme […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 Fun for the whole family, Yamslam is reminiscent of a variety of dice rolling games with a couple of nice twists. What impressed our testers right from the start was the intriguing and equally appealing box, or more precisely the molded metal container. Inside the red felt and the clay chips lent an air […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 One of our favorite games of all time just keeps finding new ways to impress our testers. From the original Gobblet, which we raved about and exclaimed, “We dare you to play this game just once!” to Gobblet Junior which we dubbed as simply “ingenius”, it has been quite a run for Gobblet. Now […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 Alex has found a wonderfully novel way to make bath time a blast. Just float the Spin and Wash spinner in the tub and watch as your child spins the monkey’s tail. When it stops, your child’s task is to wash the part of the body that the tail landed on. This not only […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 Toys like the Sweetheart Cafe offer the unique play value of working equally well for solo imagination play as well as for group interaction. There are props such as an apron, chef’s hat and ordering pad that make for great role playing experiences. The food items you’ll find in the sturdily constructed box, which […]

Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2009 A wonderful book and CD set that will certainly enhance the festivities of late October. The characters inside the book are actually very cute and not at all scary, making it a good fit for the age group. The CD features music and really great sound effects that are advertised as being spooky but […]