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Coggy

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Shift Coggy through 40 brainteasing puzzles! Bend, rotate, and shape Coggy to match the challenge card you have chosen.  Each color must be in the correct space.  Flip Coggy over and go from color to black and white puzzles, it’s double-sided fun!

This  toy has proven great for motor skills, problem solving, concentration, visual thinking, special abilities, and hand eye coordination.

When you’re not scratching your head to solve a puzzle, Coggy doubles as an excellent, take anywhere fidget toy!

 

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Reminder for the Academy of Wonder

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Be an official Melissa & Doug Academy of Wonder student for the day! On October 13th and 14th we’re transforming our store into the Academy of Wonder, where kids ages 3+ will use the power of their imaginations to become play experts and even earn a diploma! Plus, they will go home with Inspiration Kits full of ideas and activities to keep the fun going! Don’t miss this chance to launch imaginations and inspire a sense of wonder in your kids! No purchase necessary. 

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Needing to spice up your game nights?

We have some new games that are sure to be fun for all ages!

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This high-quality Mexican Train Double Twelve Dominoes set has everything you need to play one of the most popular domino games of all time.  Up to eight people can play at once, racing to place all of their dominoes on the table.  But be careful-if you cannot make a match you will be sent to the boneyard to draw more dominoes.  Multicolored train markers and an  eight-way train hub add to the fun. The person with the fewest points after all thirteen rounds have been played is the winner!

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Crawl smart or get swept away!  As the tide rises ,the crabs look for a safe place to settle in.  Move your crabs according to heir size by stacking them on top of each other.  Separated crabs get swept underwater, so stick together! The last player to make a move wins the game and is crowned king of the shore. 

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Welcome to Dr. Beaker’s laboratory! Grab you materials and work fast to help him finish his experiments! Using your stirring rod move the molecules one at a time into the correct spots to recreate the solutions and show you are the smartest scientist in the lab!

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Help Dr. Microbe complete her research! Sort the microbes into your petri dish using your tweezers, and a bit of logic.  Work fast to figure out the missing microbes and superbugs and snatch them up before your opponents do.  Be the fastest scientist in the lab to win!

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The brilliant Dr. Eureka has important experiments for you to complete!  You must solve his scientific formulas by moving your materials from tube to tube without touching them with your bare hands! Solve the solutions faster that your competition to prove you are the smartest scientist in the lab!

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Dominoes with a kingdom-building twist!  Each turn, connect a new tile to your existing tile in a play making sure at lest one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type.  the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen.  Make sure to secure terrains with crowns-these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your 5×5 kingdom at the end of the game!

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Get ready to serve up a hot, steaming cup of bluff! Roll the dice in the cup, secretly add up their value, then bluff about it.  If your bluff succeeds, you’ll score a chip as your reward.  But if your buddies don’t fall for your bluff, they’ll take the chip instead! So bluff, bluff, bluff, until you’re all bluffed out.  Then fill up a new cup, and start bluffing some more. 

We also have a couple games you can come try out in the store!

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Fill your customer’s orders before your competition!  Pass the scoops back and forth between the cones, but be careful to not touch or drop them…Make sure you fulfill the order exactly like it looks like on the card! The fastest and most successful gelato mixer will be the winner!

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Help the flightless kiwi birds disguise themselves so they can go on vacation! Launch them into the crate using your ramp, making sure they hitch a ride with their best friends along the way.  Line up 4 of your color in a row or gather 4 in a square to win! 

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The Great Garden Games Co.

“Taking inspiration from Britain’s best-loved garden activities, our traditional wooden games are beautifully crafted with classic, stylish packaging. Our original range has been hugely popular both in the UK and abroad, so this season we’ve added to the fun, with a selection of brightly-colored, wooden outdoor games. Both ranges make perfect, affordable gifts, guaranteed to bring families and friends together for hours of active fun!

GIANT CHESS

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GIANT TOPPLING TOWER

GIANT PLAYING CARDS

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GIANT DOMINOES

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DISC GOLF

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BOCCE

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Games for all ages!

AGES 2-5

sneakyTHE SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME

  • Your forest pals are hungry and need your help! Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive preschool game
  • Spin the spinner and pick up the matching acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, placing it in your log. The first to collect 5 acorns wins
  • Multi-award-winning, cute and colorful board game designed to teach young children about colors. Easy to understand and play – no reading required
  • Reinforces color learning and helps develop matching skills, strategic thinking, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills

 

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As each Hisss snake slithers its way across the playing area it introduces color identification and visual logic: Does it make sense to have a snake with two tails and no head? Are those two colors the same or not? Even elementary counting skills come into play during scoring at the end of the game. HOW TO PLAY: In this simple, elegant card game, players match colors and and make snakes from heads to tails. Long snakes, short snakes, purple, yellow and rainbow snakes. Finish a snake and add it to your snake pit. The player with the most snakes at the end of the game wins.

 

FEED THE KITTY

kittyRoll the dice but don’t lose your mice! In this fast moving game, try to keep your mice away from the kitty. Roll an arrow and pass one to the left. Roll a sleeping cat and you’re lucky to squeak by. But roll a bowl and it’s dinner time for kitty! The last player left with mice wins.

Feed the Kitty is as simple as a cat’s life. Mice are on the menu, and as they move from place to place, it’s anyone’s guess who will end up hungry and who will get to have a full belly. Will you be caught catnapping or will you pounce into the lead? The answer is all in the roll of the dice!

Ages 4 and up, no reading required.

 

AGES 6-8

BELLZ!bellz

Bellz! is deceptively simple, yet supremely challenging at the same time. Open the travel pouch, and you’re ready to play!

The pouch opens to become the game arena. Inside are forty custom bells in four colors and three different sizes. Players use the magnet wand to pick up bells of only one color. Make a string off the end of the magnet wand, or create a cluster — just don’t pick up bells of any other color or your turn ends. Each player must decide how far to push their luck on every turn. The first player to collect all ten bells of one color wins!

GOOGLY EYES

googlyGoogly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight–your vision will bounce off of the lenses. Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone. Unlike any other drawing game you don’t need to be an artist, and the rules are simple. Just roll the die and move–the space you land on tells you which color lenses to use (easy, medium, or hard). Then pick a card, set the timer, and start drawing. If your team guesses correctly you get to roll and move again; if not, then you stay where you are on the board. The first team to reach Finish wins.

AGES 8-12

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MYSTERIUM

mysA horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

FAMILY GAMES

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In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won’t play the same game twice!

TICKET TO RIDE: RAILS & SAILS

rails-and-sailsTicket to ride rails & sails is the new installment in this best-selling train adventure series. Players collect cards of various types (trains and ships) that enable them to claim railway and sea routes on a nicely illustrated double-sided board, featuring the world map on one side and the great lakes of North America on the other. Elegantly simple and fast to learn, it takes the ticket to ride series to the next level! veteran railroaders as well as family and friends will be delighted to set sail to the new horizons of ticket to ride rails and sails…

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Reverse Charades flips the charade standard of one person giving clues to a large group on its head by splitting the players (six or more) into two teams, then having all but one person on a team work together to get that one person to guess as many words as possible in sixty seconds. Each guessed word is worth one point; each word spoken or mouthed costs that team a point.

After each player has guessed once, the team with the most points wins.

SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

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In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!

CODENAMES

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.code

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.