Pirate Loot – A Battle for Treasure on the High Seas

ToysBulletin.com looks at a nifty little card game from Minotaur Games.

pirate loot 1“Pirate Loot” was designed by Jason Bulmahn, creator of the Pathfinder Role Playing game, and features some great game play for 2-4 players with a suggested age of 13 years old and up. The game contents include 4 Ship cards, 4 Rank cards, 23 Loot cards and 77 Draw cards. The backs of the cards are nicely marked so it easy to distinguish between the different types of cards. The Pirate who collects the most loot by the end of the game is declared the winner.


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WOO! – Spell a Number to Win

ToysBulletin.com reviews a clever spelling game from Fat Brain Toy Co.

Woo 1Generally, we find that word/spelling games are geared to older kids, but the Fat Brain Toy Co. has released a great little game called “WOO!” that will have wide appeal to kids as young as six years old.

“WOO” arrives in a handy metal tin containing 65 wooden letter tiles, each measuring 1″ square. The game is designed for 2-4 players and a typical game lasts only 20 minutes or so. The object of the game is to spell any number from one through ten, using the letter tiles provided, and earn points that equal the number spelled. Therefore, if a player spells the number five, that player would earn 5 points. The letter tiles are also very unique in that many of the tiles contain more than one letter. For example, in order to spell the number 3, a player needs just four tiles, one T, one HR tile, and two E tiles (THREE).


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GobbleStones – Be Greedy & Earn Winning Points

ToysBulletin.com reviews a fun family game from R&R Games, Inc.

GobbleStones 1The staff at Toys Bulletin really got into “GobbleStones” from R&R Games. It was simple to play, easy to set up and strategic as well. The game plays in around 30 minutes and is suggested for 2-4 players ages 10 years old and up.

“GobbleStones” includes 100 small colored tiles (5 different colors of 20 each). The tiles measure about ¾” square, and each fits nicely onto any of the 25 colored and numbered stone images on the 9 doubled-sided board squares. There is also a nice pad of score sheets, 4 plastic tile racks and a tile bag.


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2 in 1 – 3D Puzzle

ToysBulletin.com reviews a unique type of puzzle from PlaSmart Inc.

Plasmart digger 1Think of how much fun it would be to put together an old fashioned jigsaw puzzle and then see it come to life in a three dimensional form. Well, PlaSmart has created just such a puzzle for kids ages 4 years old and up. There are actually 3 different puzzles to choose from, a 71 piece airplane, a 65 piece fire truck or a 65 piece construction digger. The puzzles are called “2 in 1 –  3D Puzzles,” and they are a blast for sure.


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Kenjin – A Winning Strategy Game

ToysBulletin.com reviews a fantastic game distributed by IELLO USA LLC.

kenjin 1When we first read about “Kenjin,” we thought it sounded like a good solid strategy driven card game. However, after playing “Kenjin” multiple times, we quickly discovered that this was one of the most entertaining and fun game experiences of 2016.

“Kenjin” as a name means someone with a very restless, but inquisitive nature. That is a great description of this game, which pits the grand lords of feudal Japan against each other as players attempt to gain total control by leading their army to victory.


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A Toys Bulletin Quick Look: Crazy Eyed Birds from Tolo

ToysBulletin.com examines another fine Tolo Toy distributed by Reeves International.

Tolo Crazy Bird 1We love all things “Tolo” and we could not stop smiling while play testing a pair of “Crazy Eyed Birds.” We looked at both a “Crazy Eyed Peacock” and a “Crazy Eyed Pelican.” Each stands approximately 5 inches tall and features the quality non-breakable plastic core that has become a “Tolo” trademark. The primary colors used on these birds are bright and shiny, leaving no doubt that babies and toddlers will automatically gravitate to these eye-catching little marvels.


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Number Ninjas! – Earn the Golden Dragon

ToysBulletin.com plays “Number Ninjas!” from The Haywire Group, Inc.

number ninjas 1Wow….combining Ninjas with mathematics…..what could be better? “Number Ninjas!” is a fun game that teaches and reinforces the basics of math, including addition, subtraction and multiplication all on a game board that features Ninja playing pieces, traps and loads of excitement.

“Number Ninjas!” is a game designed for 2-4 players ages 7 years old and up. The contents include a large 20″ x 20″ game board, Ninja pawns, 2 sets of dice (3 blue and 3 red), 16 quest tokens, 3 traps, 80 Ninja challenge cards (recruit & master questions on each) and the Golden Dragon. The object of the game is to be the first player to collect 4 different quest tokens, take them back to the center of the board and claim the Golden Dragon.


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Pentago – Sophisticated Game-Now for Multi-Players

ToysBulletin looks at a clever new version of the famous “Pentago” game from MindTwister USA.

pentago 3For those readers unfamiliar with “Pentago,” it is a fast moving strategy game originally designed for two-players. The basic game includes 4 game blocks containing 3 x 3 grids of circled slots, each of which can hold a small colored chip. Players alternate turns placing one chip at a time in any open position, trying to get 5 chips in a row before their opponent. The chips can be positioned vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and can cross game blocks. The trick to the game is that after a player’s turn he must also twist and turn one of the game blocks 90 degrees in any direction, which will cause a significant change in the look of the board and the positioning of the chips.


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