ART’S IDEAS Jenga Giant, from Art’s Ideas, is the only licensed giant Jenga game. With two sizes available at retail, both games are made to the exacting specifications of Classic Jenga, using 54 precision-cut, oversized hardwood blocks. Made for kids ages 10 and up, Jenga Giant Genuine can stack more than 4 feet high, and with the available Booster Pack, sold separately, it can stack an additional 3 feet high. Made for families with kids ages 6 and up, Jenga Giant Family can stack to more than 3 feet high. Jenga Premium is a limited-edition game presented in a window box so that the copper foil stamped blocks are displayed on the clear acrylic base.
SMART TOYS & GAMES Smart Toys & Games will showcase games for players of all ages. Little Red Riding Hood is a new preschool puzzle game in which kids can help Little Red find the right path to Grandma’s house—unless the wolf gets there faster. This game comes packaged with a picture book with the original story. The puzzle is designed for kids ages 4 and up and features 48 challenges. SmartCar 5x5 is a new variation of the classic SmartCar. The game now features five wooden blocks for more variation and simpler rules, ideal for kids ages 4 and up. There are 48 challenges—24 designed for kids ages 3 to 7 and 24 for kids ages 6 to 9. The car is made from sturdy plastic with smoothly spinning rubber wheels. Dinosaurs—Mystic Islands is a shape-matching game that challenges players to separate the plant-eating dinosaurs from the carnivores. Kids can compose the green islands on the blue surface as shown, but make sure the three friendly dinos are separated from the three Tyrannosaurus rexes. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, Jungle Hide and Seek offers 80 challenges on a double-sided game board. The green day side is the classic four-section grid game, and the blue night side features more difficult challenges on a large grid. North Pole Expedition is an upgraded version of the game Camouflage, and now offers 80 challenges. This expedition features two playing modes—an Eskimo kayaking in the water and an Eskimo spear fishing on the ice. Kids can travel back to a time of castles and knights with the Walls & Warriors puzzle. Players need to protect the blue warriors within the castle and keep the red ones outside the walls. A 3-D rock, an additional central tower building, and gradual tips and hints make this puzzle game challenging for kids ages 6 and up. Magnetic Travel: Deducktion is a magnetic game that offers kids 48 challenges using deductive reasoning to find the position of each mallard. Place the three duck families so that all the ducklings follow their mother, but the moms can’t stand next to each other. This logic game is designed for kids ages 5 and up. With Parking Puzzler, kids try to place all the pieces on the board to make sure the cars are correctly positioned, avoiding the driving lane or taking up two spots. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, Parking Puzzler features 60 challenges. Kids can make a splash with Penguins Pool Party, designed for kids ages 6 and up. Place the penguins on the game board as shown in one of the 60 challenges, and then try to place the ice pieces around them. IQ XOXO challenges players to use the 10 double-sided pentomino pieces to solve 120 challenges. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, this brainteaser offers five levels of play, from Starter to Wizard. IQ Puzzler Pro features pieces to offer 120 2-D and 3-D challenges in three different playing modes. Players can play inside an orthogonal grid or in 3-D making pyramids or use the outside for a diagonal grid. IQ XOXO
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Many of us are traveling to Denver for the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA’s) Marketplace & Academy trade show, and in...