November 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 11
Army vs. Aliens by WIGGLES 3D
Choose a Side, Roll the Dice, Rule the World. Can flying saucers and death rays beat out tanks, nukes and troopers? Will the Zombie Horde outlast the pro Wrestlers? Find out with the AvA challenger series, a fun take on dice elimination games. Eighteen custom dice—9 for each team—deliver full-value fun. The handy guides help players plan their battle moves. Players also love the two dice cups that snap together to double as a carrying case for portability and play-anywhere fun.
Now 4 Editions to Mix and Match for unlimited variety.
Army vs. Aliens 91800
Pirates vs. Ninjas 91801
Robots vs. Dinosaurs 91802
Zombies vs. Wrestlers 91803 4/27/2012 (MSRP: $15.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Japanese Nursery Rhymes by TUTTLE PUBLISHING
Everywhere in the world, there are poems and songs especially for children—rhymes that are sung from generation to generation and never forgotten. In Japan, nursery rhymes speak of nature, of everyday joys and of Japan's own special culture. In Japanese Nursery Rhymes fifteen well-loved verses are colorfully presented in a format that makes language learning easier. The included audio CD features kids singing in both Japanese and English. 10/23/2012 (MSRP: $16.95)
Katatu by CURTLIN TOYS AND GAMES LLC
KATATU, which means ‘three’, is a unique abstract strategy board game, very rich in history, that takes its roots from a 3000 year old game that was played originally in Italy and Egypt and eventually made its way to Southern Africa. KATATU is adapted from this ancient game that has never before been available in a packaged form to the Western part of the world until now. Very easy to learn, but hard to master, KATATU can take some surprising twists and plays in about 15 minutes. Ages 5 and up. Where Tic-Tac-Toe leaves off, KATATU picks up.
Awards: 2012 Game of the Year and 2012 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Play Magazine; 2012 Seal of Approval National Parenting Center; Dr. Toy 2012 winner Best New Products; 2011 Preferred Choice Award Creative Child Magazine; TDmonthly Magazine Staff Pick August 2011 7/19/2011
Techno Gears Marble Mania Galaxy by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Kids will be over the moon for this new space-themed version of Techno Gears Marble Mania. An automatic marble launcher sends marbles flying into the tracks’ twists and turns. Glow-in-the-dark components, blinking lights, and fun, space-like sound effects add to the fun children can have when assembling this marble run, which includes more than 425 pieces. Colors may vary. Requires 3 “AA” batteries. Ages 8+ years. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts and marbles. Not for children under 3 years. 7/7/2010 (Age: 8 and Up)
Newspaper Builders by ROYLCO INC
Go green with a new and innovative approach to building. Don’t toss out newspapers: recycle them to build incredible geometric sculptures. Tape the included tubes to both ends of a sheet of newspaper. Roll up the newspaper and secure with tape to make a connecting paper rod. Includes durable plastic connectors that fit into the rods. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the guide to make a triangular pyramid, a square anti-prism or design kids can design their own creations in the classroom, gymnasium or playground. Includes guide. 36 connectors, 200 rod-tubes.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval 5/18/2012 (MSRP: $39.95; Age: 4 and Up)