Best New Toys and Games

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Should You Sue Via Board Game?: Great Idea?

The Lawsuit Board Game also known as Patent# US 6805351 is the perfect way to introduce children to the process of suing their friends and neighbors instead of trying to get along with them. (Of course, if both litigants play this game together, that could still happen as well although it would be an accident.) Read on but please don’t sue the messenger.

Countdown Alarm Clock Wakes You Up Al-Qaeda Style

The Countdown Alarm Clock ticks away the seconds until your pre-set deadline, much like a rocket launch or a time bomb. Hey, it works for NASA and Al Qaeda; why not for you?

The World's Smallest Hovercraft

There's just something neat about propelling at high speed across land (or water) on a cushion of air.  The Hover Q is touted as the world's smallest hovercraft--and it definitely slides into "cool" territory.

Barbie B-Nails Printer – Digital Manicures For Little Girls

For the little fashionista who loves dressing up and trying on makeup, this "handy" little gadget is sure to be a great big hit with girls of all ages! 

Board Game Offers Fun Coupled With Safety Tips

"Billy, don't touch the grill." Two seconds later... "Billy! What did I tell you? Don't touch the grill!" Two seconds later... "Waaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!" Yeah. Billy touched the grill. It's difficult to get things through to kids when it comes to safety. But this game may just give parents a fighting chance.

Star Wars Starfighter Kites Bring The Force to the Skies

Are you into Star Wars? Do you like flying kites? While I'm not sure that these airborne gliders could make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs like Han Solo did in the Millennium Falcon, they are sure to make you smile.

Volcano & Earthquake Kit Brings Back Memories Of Science Fairs and Rabbit's Feet

Remember the days of your youth when you had to compete in the annual science fair? I do. And this kit sparked a few recollections from my past--and why I never really liked science fairs...

Yikes! Kids Can Use Kit to Extract DNA!

The words "DNA extraction" and "toy" seem incongruous to me. Yet here it is--a kit that allows children to sample DNA... and do stuff with it.

Duck & Cover! The USB Doomsday Device Hub Will Blow You Away!

I'm a novice when it comes to doomsday devices. My experience is limited to James Bond movies and various literary thrillers. But I must admit to being intrigued by this little gadget. Wow! Mass destruction AND a USB hub--all in one neat little package!

DIY Blood Type Test Kit? In the Toy Section?

I'm sometimes amazed at what qualifies to be a toy. For example, I wouldn't put a chainsaw--yes, a real chainsaw--in the toy category. Nor would I list surgical rip spreaders among the list of items that I would let a kid play with. But somehow, the DIY Blood Type Testing Kit slides into the toy arena--with interesting results.