Croquet Fun with Vilac Luxury Toys

Here at we are happy to introduce toys and games to our ever increasing product offering. This gorgeous croquet set is brought to you from Vilac, a French toy company that makes all their products from wood and are even made partly by hand. The collection has a quaint, old fashioned feel to it and all the toys are painted in beautiful bright colours perfect for entertaining those little ones.

This fun croquet set is perfect for all the family to enjoy together in the garden. Just set up the seven dwarfs around the garden and go.

Posted on : September 2nd, 2010 Comments : 0
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Eco Recycling Game

Recently, two of the team members at went to visit some friends in Fulham and ended up taking part in the Peterson family games night with Mum Greta, Dad James, 7 year old Jasper and 5 year old Giselle.

The Eco conscious couple had bought their children Plan Toy’s Eco Recycling Game, which teaches children about recycling, environmental awareness and social responsibility.

Sounds a bit serious, but it is all in good fun. To win the game, you’ve got to be the first person with no recycling tokens left…sounds quite simple, but amazingly, we all lost to the youngest contender, 5 year old Giselle.

The wooden recycling game set includes a dice, a canvas game mat, 4 recycled bins, 4 figures, and 16 pieces of recyclable waste tokens, all of which are made with earth friendly materials.

Greta and James ordered the game from, where you can purchase it for around £15.00.

Let us know if you have tried the game and what you and the kids think of it!

Posted on : July 7th, 2010 Comments : 3
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Bunny Hop Game

Easter is upon us and so is spring, so why not let the kids board games match the season with this great memory game, Bunny Hop.

Bunnies hop and hide in the carrot patch, eating all the vegetables and driving the farmers crazy! Kids can help the farmers catch the cheeky jumping bunnies in a memory game of bunny “hide and seek”.

The first player to collect at least one bunny of each of the four colours wins! This is a great memory working game so the kids can have fun while they learn!

What a Brainy Bunny Bonus!

Posted on : March 25th, 2010 Comments : 0
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Top 5 Alice in Wonderland Games

With the Royal Premiere of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in London’s Leicester Square tonight, we are getting far

too excited here at and couldn’t help but take on the Alice and Wonderland theme in our blog

posts today!

Here are our Top 5 Alice in Wonderland Style Games:




The whole cast is here for your little chess players with amazing hand

decorated pieces that are sure to put you in that Wonderland mood!





What is Alice in Wonderland without a Tea Party?

The first person to complete their tea set and fill up on dainty treats wins!





We all remember the White Rabbit and his clock and the chant “I’m late, I’m late, 

For a very important date! No time to say “Hello.” Goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.”  

Teach your kids to tell the time with this fun game!





The Queen of Hearts is perhaps one of the most creative villains in the fairy tale genre, and this

contemporary twist to the classic game is sure to make a game of ‘go fish’ that much more fun!





The Queen of Hearts Favourite game is Wonderland Croquet, where a live hedgehog is used for the ball,

flamingos are used for the mallets and the queen’s soldiers are used as the arches. We couldn’t find that

exact game, of course, but this one is great for kids and will get them outdoors this summer!


Posted on : February 25th, 2010 Comments : 2
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Valentine’s Game with a Valentine’s Name

Tic-tac-toe, alternatively called noughts and crosses, or X’s and O’s, is a fun game for kids and adults to play together

and is definitely a game with a valentine’s theme. It is also a great way to test your child’s strategic and mapping skills.


You can make your own tic-tac-toe game as an arts and crafts idea with the kids or take a look at these fun ones!


Executive Tic Tac Toes, £40.00



Tic Tac Toe – Hearts n Flowers, £18.50



Ladybug Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Craft Kit, £7.99




Posted on : February 11th, 2010 Comments : 0
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Be Amazed by ‘The a-MAZE-ing Labyrinth’



If you are looking for a new and different board game for your 8 and ups, Ravensburger The Amazing Labyrinth is sure

to change things up.


The game includes four coloured wooden playing pieces, to start; you place your piece on the corresponding circle in

one of the four corners of the game board.


You then place the 24 treasure cards face down in the middle of the board; each person draws a treasure card on

their turn and a maze card allowing them to move the maze in any direction.


The goal is to create a path for your playing piece to reach the object of your treasure card, your opponents don’t

know what your destination is and nor do you know theirs.


The game is educational, engaging, entertaining and promotes strategic thinking. It is unlikely that kids with get

bored with this game either because each time the board is different!


You can find this card at any John Lewis store for £14.95 or online for the same price!

Posted on : January 14th, 2010 Comments : 0
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What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

Learning how to tell the time is a big step after children learn their numbers, and though the digital clock is the way of

the future, learning on a big-hand, little-hand clock is a very good idea.


Kids clocks come in a variety of cute and stylish shapes perfect for your future little teller of time.


Henry’s Boat Clock £23.91   



Train Wall Clock: £18.50Train-Clock-Sized


Personalized Bedtime Angel Wall Clock: £22.95angel-full


Princess Table Clock: £30.00yhst-83532116742892_2079_203970426


Mila Children’s Wall Clock: £19.56


Posted on : December 9th, 2009 Comments : 0
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Pretty Puzzles

Puzzles have been a childhood staple, as far as toys and games go, for years. Working on problem solving from

a young age is a great thing developmentally, plus, nothing is cuter than a tot with furrowed brow,

concentrating hard on the reconstruction of their puzzle.


Handmade, fairtrade puzzles are a far better choice than the regular store bought versions, so we found soime cute

ones for your browsing pleasure!


Chunky Framed Tree Puzzle, (Fair trade European ecological wood), £4.95



Chunky Framed Elephant Puzzle (Quality beech wood natural and organic toys), £4.95



Larger Pink Pony Puzzle (Fair trade), £11.00



Fairtrade Wooden Train Puzzle, £4.75train

Posted on : December 3rd, 2009 Comments : 0
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Great Games: Mancala

Mancala, is a great family board game played around the world. The name is derived from the Arabic work ‘naqala’

which means “to move” and the game itself originated in Ethiopia in the 6th century. 


Mancala is the most popular name for the game; however, it is known by a number of other names including

“sowing”, “count-and-capture”, Kalah, Oware, Congkak, Omweso, Ünee tugaluulakh, Bao, Sungka and Igisoro.


To play, each player places a certain number of seeds in each of the pits on the board. A player may count their stones

to plot the game and when their turn comes they must remove all the seeds from a pit and place one in each of the

following pits all around the board.


The object of the game is to capture more stones than your opponent so that their your side of the board is empty.


The game often made of wood with various colourful objects used for the seeds.


Here are some of our favorite boards:

Hamleys Mancala, £17.00Hamly M


Lingards Mancala £10.99PRODPIC-2403

Chessusa, £10.99F6-202_main

Posted on : November 26th, 2009 Comments : 1
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