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Be Your Own God In The Virtual Villagers Video Game: New Believers

Get to play god in the latest chapter of the Virtual Villagers video game series that takes you to a new part on the island of Isola. It's inhabited by unfriendly masked heathens who threaten the very survival of your villagers on their territory. Can you make the heathens believe before it's too late?

Curses Borad Game Aims To Be Funny As $#%&

From game designer Brian Tinsman comesthe game of Curses, where laughter is the best the best medicine andhaving a spell cast over you might just be the funniest thing you’veever seen.

 

The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


Where's The Physics In The Cat Physics Video Game?

Is the vast science of physics really making its way into video games? Cat Physics features simple but beautiful graphics and offers refreshing gameplay for people young and old. It's an interesting and addictive game that will constantly challenge you to think outside the box.

Anchor Stones Build Up Highly Crafted Fun

Popular since the 1880s, Anchor Stones by German toymaker Richter are seeing a comeback as well-made, high-quality toys come back into vogue.

CatchUp Game Gets Personal - And Weird

An interesting game concept from the brain of McLean Enterprises, CatchUp is a little bit off of the beaten path when it comes to fun.

'Jackpot Slots' Turns Your iPhone Into A One-Armed Bandit

Calling all gamers... the Jackpot Slots™ Slot Machine Charge and Sync Dock for iPhone and iPod touch lets you call the shots while you play the slots.

Melissa And Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart Attracts Kids' Interest

Getting kids to do their chores, brush their teeth and even be nice to one another can be a challenge, but with the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart, good behaviour might just stick.

Easidream Uses Sensations Of The Womb To Soothe Babies

With a newborn in the house I am currently quite sleep deprived.  Some days I feel pretty desperate for anyone or anything that could stop the crying and soothe my baby off to sleep.  While researching possible solutions I came across a gadget that claims to do just that.  The Easidream is a system meant to calm your baby and lull him/her into a peaceful sleep by mimicking the motion, sound and light of the womb.

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.