And like most years I am not ready for it.
But the kind people at Mattel emailed me a list of some of their top boys and girls toys.
Then they offered me to review something from the list.
Fair to say I squealed with delight at the thought of picking something from the list.
It was a hard pick
I wanted something that we would all enjoy
And I found it
It is called BlokusThe box says ages 5+ but Mr Magoo 5 and The Princess had no problems at all in understanding how it worked.
Towards the end of a game the kids (mainly The Princess) would need help But most of the game they could play independently.
The game is best played with 4 players. If playing with 2 players they use two colours. We also play with 3
It is a quick game too which I love. As it can be done in that spare half an hour of an afternoon when the kids need calming down..
Warning it may cause a few fights if some family member gang up together against one particular player (hehehe)
It got 2 thumbs up from the kids
We just loved this game and have played it many times.
So if you would like a copy of the game
Get to the shops and buy one. I have seen it in a few of the big chain stores. So it is out there!
And if you want to see what other toys are out there this year go to the Mattel
I was not paid for this review but given a copy of the game.