Chow Crown Game

Chow Crown is a musical crown-spinning, chow-chompin’ game. Simply put on the crown, then load the dangling forks with various food. (Food Not Included, make sure you purchase via the store so that you don’t pretend with no food) Ok with food you are ready?

The crown will spin around and play music – so the challenge begins! Players try to bite off the food without using their hands and aim to eat them all before the music stops. Want more of a challenge? Switch from the short game mode to the longer game mode. The player who eats the most food wins. continue reading>>

Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat

So if you or perhaps your child is a Harry Potter fan, and if your head will fit why not enjoy a Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat they have been launched in late 2018 in time for the winter and Christmas season. Since the movies, Harry Potter toys and merchandise are always popular at all times of the year, with this “toy” the hat moves and can talk a small number of phases, perfect for the young witch or wizard to enjoy.

This wise old Harry Potter Sorting Hat has 5 phrases to choose a house for the young witch or wizard who wears it. So, will it be Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? continue reading>>

Fingerlings Hugs Bella, Borris, and Kingsley

Fingerlings Hugs

These new Fingerlings Hugs came out in the summer of 2018 and are another toy tipped to be very popular this festive season. Three versions are available, Pink Bella, Blue Borris, Kingsley Sloth so one, two or all three perhaps depending on how many little ones you have. These are the cuddly versions of the previous popular Fingerling Monkeys which were a huge hit for Christmas 2017.

Fingerling Hugs

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L.O.L. Surprise Under Wraps Doll

The LOL Surprise Doll Range continues to be hugely popular and is predicted by many retailers to be one of the musthavetoys for 2018 and Christmas season, hope Santa got his order in early. This brand of Under Wraps Doll contains 15 surprises – Make sure you use the spyglass to find the clues.

As with the others, you know the drill, if you can get one for a reasonable price get one as the prices to change widely for these. Your child or yourself of course then peel open the layers and follow the clues and unwrap the items for the doll, sorry many dolls, you need a few right. continue reading>>

Fingerlings – Monkey, Dinosaurs, Unicorns and more

Fingerlings are a very popular collective toy and came out in 2017 a number of different animals and characters are available and this includes Unicorns, Dinosaurs, Monkeys. Monkeys were the first and are still one of the most popular.

This is going to be one toy that you’ll want to buy while you still can. Fingerlings quickly became the musthavetoy of 2017 and have continued to be popular into 2018 and the urgency to get your hands on one of these collectable, interactive, crazy cute toys. Newer cuddly versions called Fingerlings Hugs are available for 2018 and are already proving hard to find this season for 2018. continue reading>>

Nintendo GameCube (2001-2007)

Nintendo GameCube was a 128-bit console which launched in Japan in
September 14, 2001 and in North America November 5, 2001. The Game Cube was formed by a team of engineers, who previously worked on the graphics hardware of the highly successful Nintendo 64 console which followed the SNES. The team company partnered with Nintendo and began to build on this by developing the whole system logic and graphics backend, they formed partnerships with IBM for the CPU.

Nintendo GameCube Console

Just before the Nintendo GameCube release date resources were focused resources to the other product of the Game Boy Advance which was the later version to the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color which were massive hits for Nintendo. continue reading>>

Scrabble Board Game

Scrabble is a word based board game where two to four players earn points by forming words from the letter tiles and combining them with previous letters on the game board. The Scrabble gameboard is 15×15 in size, words can be made across and down, similar in fashion to the popular crossword. All words must be real words and found in the dictionary, there is even a Scrabble Players dictionary if you really want to go down that route.

The name of Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the USA and Canada and elsewhere we believe it is trademarked by Mattel. The game has been sold and translated in over 120 Countries and over 29 different language versions available. Over 150 million sets have been sold worldwide which makes it one of the classic board games and found in many households. continue reading>>

Connect 4 or Four in a row

Four in a Row, also more commonly known as Hasbro MB Games ‘Connect 4’ or Captain’s Mistress is a straightforward strategy game in which counters are dropped down vertical shoots with the objective of getting four counters in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Origins and History

It is not exactly known when the first Four in a Row game appeared. There are claims and whispers of legend that it may have been a game which was around in Captain Cooks time and was carved or made by hand and played to pass time. This could just be a myth and the only slight link or claim is when a Washington company in 1987 copyrighted a version called Captains Mistress, and on the packaging, they claim on voyages this was played, but of course, no way to prove one way or another.

four in a row blue  connect 4 Hasbro

Milton Bradley MB Games (now Hasbro) started selling their massively successful version of the game called Connect 4 in February 1974 (1976 in UK).

But the game has certainly been around for much longer, In a book by Robbie Bell, there is a picture of a 4 in a row game that he references “Four Balls”. It is a wooden game made to exactly the same design. There is also higher quality example through being made from Mahogany with beach balls for pieces. Bell says that the date of the game is uncertain but it is estimated that it is Edwardian c. 1901 – 1910. On the bottom of the game in gold lettering is inscribed “Remy Martin Cognac”.

Copycat versions

Apart from Hasbro’s Connect 4, many modern games manufacturers make a version of Four in A Row from small cheap plastic travel versions to larger wooden versions.

Since the turn of the century a boom in the production of Giant versions of the game for parties and events in the UK company Garden Games market a version licenced by Hasbro called Giant Connect 4, in the USA it is called ‘Up for It’.

In Spanish a company Feber market it as ‘Mega 4 in a Line’ – another brightly coloured robust Giant version of Four in a Row that can be seen all over the place in garden centres and play areas etc. The old veteran games company Jaques make a Four in a Row game called ‘Score Four’ that they also make it a very large version.

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Another corollary game derived from Four in a Row is a 3D version of the game. This was first sold by a company called Funtastic in 1968 under the name Score 4 and again clones of it abound to this day – including the inevitable Hasbro version. The classic version of the game, however, is made from wood and consists of a 4 x 4 grid of vertical poles sticking up from aboard. Players drop wooden beads down the poles.

Sylvanian Families Town Series – Creamy Gelato Shop

Sylvanian Families are back and with the new Town range, you have a shop, restaurant you need an ice cream or gelato shop right. The Creamy Gelato Shop includes a lovely sky-blue shop building, elegantly designed with gorgeous engravings, a counter, table and a delicious array of gelatos. Enlarge your shop floor by using the removable ceiling and aisle boards, or create a two-storey building by connecting with other sets such as Designer Studio!

The set includes a beautiful building with engravings in great detail. No wonder adults love collecting these just as much as kids love playing with them.Sylvanian Families Creamy Gelato Shop Playset set Sylvanian Families Creamy Gelato Shop Playset box

Great for stimulating imaginative role-play in children.

Newly released by Sylvanian families.

Size H17.5, W28, D14cm.
For ages 3 years and over.