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Popular Toy Ideas for 10 Year Old Boys

When gift giving occasions such as birthdays and Christmas, come around, you may be confused as to what to buy for a 10 year old boy. There are several different kinds of gifts that most 10 year old boys would love to receive as a present. Read the full story

K. Paul Mallasch

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Toys and Games for Autistic Children

It is very difficult for parents of autistic children to find toys and games that are entertaining for their children. Some of the biggest challenges include focus, social engagement, too many rules with games, and more. However, there are a few games out there designed just right for children with autism.

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Wii Driving Games for your 5 year-old

We are going to look at some of the top Wii driving games for your five year old. They still have quite a few years until they can drive, but these video games will have them safely having fun on the Wii for hours and hours. The Wii has taken family households over by storm. Not only is this system designed to support the love of gaming that kids have, but it is also a great gaming system for adults as well – making it a bargain. If your 5 year-old is dying to play with the Wii that their older siblings are playing with, there are a few great games out there they are sure to love.

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Top Wii Games for 6 to 9 Year Olds

When it comes to kids and video games, you want to keep them safe from excessive violence, but you also want them to have fun. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at some great Nintendo Wii games for 6 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Top Wii Games for 6 to 9 Year Old Boys

  • Endless Ocean – Interesting for explorers and curious children full of imagination.
  • Super Mario Galaxy – Huge game with many levels to conquer.
  • Boom Blox – Knock ‘em down without a mess!

Top Wii Games for 6 to 9 Year Old Girls

  • Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey- Fun for girls.
  • Carnival – Lots of games for little girls.
  • Go Diego Safari Rescue – Realistic with great graphics.

Top Wii Sports Games for 6 to 9 Year Olds

  • Playground – Various playground games.
  • MarioKart – Racing
  • Wii Sports – Lots of sports games – good for two players or more.
  • Wii Play – Fun play time on the Wii.
  • Wii Fit – Teaching fitness and good health!

Here are a few tips for finding video games for children of all ages.

  • Ratings - Pay attention to warnings and ratings on the cover of the game.
  • Rent First - To keep from spending money on a game your child never plays, have them rent the title first to see if they really like it. If they do – and don’t beat it while renting it – then it might be a good idea to purchase.

If you have other suggestions for Wii games for 6 to 9 year olds, leave a comment below and let us know. With so many games out there these days, it is easy to be overwhelmed. With a little help from us, you can know what you are going to get before you get to the store and look over all the games. We really want to hear from you, so leave your thoughts below.

K. Paul Mallasch

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Small World Board Game is Big Fun

In the gaming world, there’s a fine line between a game that’s too simplistic and one that doesn’t have enough elements to make it interesting enough for repeat plays. Straddling that line with apparent ease is the Days of Wonder game Small World. A fairly basic objective combined with more strategic and always unique game play makes this game a great introduction into a lot of more strategy based board games.

The premise of the game is fairly simple: you are living on some mythical, far away island, trying to conquer as many territories as you can in order to earn gold. In order to do this, you can pick a race. Maybe you fall in with trends and want to be a vampire. Maybe going against the grain and being a goblin sounds more appealing. With eleven different races, there are certainly plenty of options. Each comes with their own unique traits that can help you take over territories and get more gold. What’s more, they’re matched with a special power that, when used correctly, can help you even more.

The characters and the powers are always randomly matched, making every time you play the game a completely different strategic experience. While orcs may have been your money maker in the last game, you may find that this time around, amazons are the way to go. To keep all of the races a powers straight, the game comes with a easy cheat sheet for every player. What’s more, to keep the game challenging, it has a built in end – with each separate board, there are only a certain number of turns per game. The question becomes how can you adapt the choices of races and classes to the limited time period you have to make the most money.

Small World is a great family game. The quirky characters and magical setting inspire kids and draw them in. While they may have a hard time grasping the different powers and how they help players win the game, the basic goal – to take over land and get gold – is simplistic enough that they can easily understand the point of the game. It’s this universal appeal more than anything that makes Small World a lot of fun for every player.

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Top Wrestling Action Figures

Looking for the top wrestling action figures? From wrestlers of years gone by to the wrestlers who are hot today, there are a lot of action figures to represent all of them. We have a look at some of the best action figures centered around wrestling.

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