IDENTITY GAMES Eww Gross is the latest addition to Identity Games’ line of Find It activity games. This portable treasure hunt is a contained adventure that encourages kids to focus and concentrate while they play. Just like other Find It games, Eww Gross is full of brightly colored pellets and more than 40 small items kids must try to find. All of the items are listed on top of the game for easy reference. While some are easy to find, others are a bit harder to locate. Kids can twist, spin, shake, or tap the filled container to spot the hidden items. They can give themselves an extra challenge by trying to locate the items in alphabetical order, smallest to largest, or fastest to slowest. Eww Gross contains everyday items that are completely cringe-worthy, such as smelly sneakers, dandruff, earwax, and the letters F, A, R, and T. The game also includes a special hidden mystery item that kids can try to find.
MINDWARE In E-I-E-I-GO!, from Mindware, each player shakes the silo to reveal the animal for which he or she is rolling. Then it’s a race to the finish line to see who will be the first to roll a matching set of animals. The first player to roll a set of three collects a barnyard token. The first player to collect four barnyard animals gets the blue ribbon to win the game. Sapphiro is a game of luck and strategy designed for two to four players ages 6 and up. Players can play their diamond tiles to capture rubies, emeralds, and other valuable jewels by matching colors and surrounding the gems. But players shouldn’t leave a quick or easy way for their opponents to do the same. The first person to collect six jewels wins the game.
DOUGLAS CO. Douglas Co.’s three new Dragons include Aragon the navy dragon, Faust the silver dragon, and Elgar the copper dragon. Each evokes power, strength, nobility, beauty, and adventure. Douglas Co. introduces four new plush Princess Horses. The newest additions include Rainbow Princess White Horse, Flower Princess Tan Horse, Tribal Princess Appaloosa, and Warrior Princess Black and White Horse. Elephant Plumpie is a soft and squishy plush that measures 16 inches at full length and 10 inches when seated. Douglas Co. adds a new collection of soft baby books to its baby line. The Elephant Soft Toy Book is a 6-inch square book that is slightly padded and filled with activities and stories designed specifically for babies. An unbreakable mirror, colorful tags, and peek-a-boo flaps also help keep babies engaged. The Navy Boho Crossbody bag is part of a new collection of fashion accessories designed for kids up to age 9. Four new drawstring Sak Paks, four new Crossbody Bags, and four new Wristlets round out the collection.
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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...