ADULT & KID TOYS

Hialeah At Home

Ten furlongs are condensed to (7) inches, with very small horses, in the Desktop Derby, a 6-horse straight track that lets you win money while you teach the children the evils of pari-mutuel betting. The electric track pulsates and moves the nags along at a pace of about 45 seconds per race, with heart-stopping lead changes. The best part is that they're un-handicapable: a different horse, in a different lane, seems to win every time. Measures 9-7/8" x 3-1/2" x 2" high and runs off (2) "AA" batteries, included. (Stable the horses in the base between races.)

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DESKTOP DERBY HORSE RACING GAME

Hialeah At Home

Ten furlongs are condensed to (7) inches, with very small horses, in the Desktop Derby, a 6-horse straight track that lets you win money while you teach the children the evils of pari-mutuel betting. The electric track pulsates and moves the nags along at a pace of about 45 seconds per race, with heart-stopping lead changes. The best part is that they're un-handicapable: a different horse, in a different lane, seems to win every time. Measures 9-7/8" x 3-1/2" x 2" high and runs off (2) "AA" batteries, included. (Stable the horses in the base between races.)

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$12.50 EACH

Wireless Puzzle

No wires, no batteries. Amaze your kids with this actual wooden puzzle. Semi-Tetris-ish, with (40) pieces that will take them a week to fit back into the 10-1/2” x 7” frame, and can also be used to make a bunch of different things. Called the Genius Puzzle, probably for reasons listed above. For ages 6+.

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40-PIECE WOODEN GENIUS PUZZLE

Wireless Puzzle

No wires, no batteries. Amaze your kids with this actual wooden puzzle. Semi-Tetris-ish, with (40) pieces that will take them a week to fit back into the 10-1/2” x 7” frame, and can also be used to make a bunch of different things. Called the Genius Puzzle, probably for reasons listed above. For ages 6+.

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$6.25 EACH

BOX OF BONES

Our each is a standard set of (28) cream-colored, black-divot dominoes, sized 1-7/8" x 15/16" x 5/16" thick. Includes a wooden case and a tiny sheet with the rules for Double-Six, one of the endless popular domino games.

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DOMINO SET

BOX OF BONES

Our each is a standard set of (28) cream-colored, black-divot dominoes, sized 1-7/8" x 15/16" x 5/16" thick. Includes a wooden case and a tiny sheet with the rules for Double-Six, one of the endless popular domino games.

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$4.75 EACH

The Most Mispronounced Game

Wee-gee, like the photographer, is the most common way and no, we won’t get into where it comes from, although oui (yes) + ja (yes) is an old wives’ tale, and those are just a bad as old husbands’ tales. Just be grateful that there’s a way to communicate with another dimension, and that you could own a thing called a planchette. So take this 15" x 10" laminated board and the aforementioned 5-3/4" x 4-1/4" planchette and wait for your nervous system to spell out something. Guaranteed to be even more accurate than a magic eight ball and not to lead to demonic possession. For soothsayers 8 years and older.

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OUIJA™ BOARD GAME

The Most Mispronounced Game

Wee-gee, like the photographer, is the most common way and no, we won’t get into where it comes from, although oui (yes) + ja (yes) is an old wives’ tale, and those are just a bad as old husbands’ tales. Just be grateful that there’s a way to communicate with another dimension, and that you could own a thing called a planchette. So take this 15" x 10" laminated board and the aforementioned 5-3/4" x 4-1/4" planchette and wait for your nervous system to spell out something. Guaranteed to be even more accurate than a magic eight ball and not to lead to demonic possession. For soothsayers 8 years and older.

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$14.95 EACH

Jacob's Ladder

It's nice to know that some things don't change. One is the Jacob's Ladder. Still made with (6) slabs of wood, each about 2" x 2" x 1/2", each a bright combination of colors, and all connected by a contrasting ribbon. Hold one end up and let the string of slabs dangle. When you flop the top block end for end, each lower slab in turn will flop end for end. Fascinating. Particularly if you are about 5 to 9 years old.

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CLASSIC JACOB'S LADDER WOODEN TOY

Jacob's Ladder

It's nice to know that some things don't change. One is the Jacob's Ladder. Still made with (6) slabs of wood, each about 2" x 2" x 1/2", each a bright combination of colors, and all connected by a contrasting ribbon. Hold one end up and let the string of slabs dangle. When you flop the top block end for end, each lower slab in turn will flop end for end. Fascinating. Particularly if you are about 5 to 9 years old.

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$4.95 EACH

Amazing Mazing

Wireless, too. Return with us now to the thrilling games of yesteryear, when children tested the steadiness of their hands and eyes by moving BBs around in hand-held mazes. These are the upgraded versions, where the mazes themselves also move to make you extra-crazy. Our each is (2) maddeningly difficult BB (or dice) maze games, approx 3-1/4” square. Ages 6+.

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PORTABLE MAZE GAMES

Amazing Mazing

Wireless, too. Return with us now to the thrilling games of yesteryear, when children tested the steadiness of their hands and eyes by moving BBs around in hand-held mazes. These are the upgraded versions, where the mazes themselves also move to make you extra-crazy. Our each is (2) maddeningly difficult BB (or dice) maze games, approx 3-1/4” square. Ages 6+.

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$5.40 EACH

Is That A Puzzle In Your Pocket?

Imagine a game app, but in wood. Measures 6” x 3-1/4” x 3/8”, like an iPhone 6-Plus, but you never have to charge it and there’s no glass to break. Has (42) colorful geometric shapes in a wooden frame, and all you have to do is take the shapes out and try to fit them back in again, which is harder than it sounds, but that’s what puzzles are for.

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WOODEN POCKET PUZZLE

Is That A Puzzle In Your Pocket?

Imagine a game app, but in wood. Measures 6” x 3-1/4” x 3/8”, like an iPhone 6-Plus, but you never have to charge it and there’s no glass to break. Has (42) colorful geometric shapes in a wooden frame, and all you have to do is take the shapes out and try to fit them back in again, which is harder than it sounds, but that’s what puzzles are for.

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$4.95 EACH

No Bicycles!

Bored with looking at bicycles on the back of your playing cards? Sick of that one-eyed jack and the king with the ax? Add a little fun to your gin rummy with these full-tilt theme cards. Regular 52 decks, plus jokers, poker size, but with some of your favorites on both the backs and faces. You pick: Bigfoot; Harry Potter and friends; Bacon recipes galore; or a whole kennel of Dachshunds.

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PLAYING CARDS, HARRY POTTER, DECK OF 54 POKER SIZE

No Bicycles!

Bored with looking at bicycles on the back of your playing cards? Sick of that one-eyed jack and the king with the ax? Add a little fun to your gin rummy with these full-tilt theme cards. Regular 52 decks, plus jokers, poker size, but with some of your favorites on both the backs and faces. You pick: Bigfoot; Harry Potter and friends; Bacon recipes galore; or a whole kennel of Dachshunds.

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Drawing A Blank?

The draw-it-yourself jigsaw puzzle, just begging to have an invitation written on it, and then be mailed to potential guests as a handful of pieces. But this 28-piece cardboard puzzle also measures a desktop or car-friendly 6-3/4" x 4-3/4" in plain white, so it's also begging to have kids add a picture for the fun of it. It's even suggesting that you mix the 336 blank pieces in a pile, explain it's a dozen pictures of an albino moose in a snowstorm puzzle, which it might very well be for all we know, and award a prize for the first finished puzzle. Note the classroom and party-friendly bulk price.

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28-PIECE DIY BLANK JIGSAW PUZZLE

Drawing A Blank?

The draw-it-yourself jigsaw puzzle, just begging to have an invitation written on it, and then be mailed to potential guests as a handful of pieces. But this 28-piece cardboard puzzle also measures a desktop or car-friendly 6-3/4" x 4-3/4" in plain white, so it's also begging to have kids add a picture for the fun of it. It's even suggesting that you mix the 336 blank pieces in a pile, explain it's a dozen pictures of an albino moose in a snowstorm puzzle, which it might very well be for all we know, and award a prize for the first finished puzzle. Note the classroom and party-friendly bulk price.

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$4.50 PKG (12)

Small Fish In A Small Pond

Could be more fun per pound than any wind-up game in the warehouse. Crank it up and the mini-pond rotates while (8) sharks open and close their mouths, and up to (3) fisherpersons try to drop their magnet hooks into their steel fishy mouths. Measures 3-3/4” square. Much harder than it looks, and more fun than a barrel of fishies. Ages 5+.

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MAGNETIC SHARK-FISHING WIND-UP GAME

Small Fish In A Small Pond

Could be more fun per pound than any wind-up game in the warehouse. Crank it up and the mini-pond rotates while (8) sharks open and close their mouths, and up to (3) fisherpersons try to drop their magnet hooks into their steel fishy mouths. Measures 3-3/4” square. Much harder than it looks, and more fun than a barrel of fishies. Ages 5+.

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$4.95 EACH

Yo, Pinball Wizard

Put an arcade in your pocket with this tiny pinball game. Has (3) teensy BBs, a plunger, spinners, ledges and variable point scores, all in a 3-3/8” x 2-1/4” x 3/8” thick plastic housing. We’ll pick two different with a jungle hunt, Indy 500, space race or cowboy theme because we’ve played ’em all, from Soho down to Brighton.

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MINIATURE PINBALL GAME

Yo, Pinball Wizard

Put an arcade in your pocket with this tiny pinball game. Has (3) teensy BBs, a plunger, spinners, ledges and variable point scores, all in a 3-3/8” x 2-1/4” x 3/8” thick plastic housing. We’ll pick two different with a jungle hunt, Indy 500, space race or cowboy theme because we’ve played ’em all, from Soho down to Brighton.

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$3.95 PKG (2)

Three Degrees Of Sudoku

Numerate, are you? Find out with these Ninja Assassin Sudoku books of (248) puzzles--(2) per page, plus solutions--in 176-page paperbacks. You pick the White Belt (entry-level to medium), Yellow Belt (easy to easy-medium), or Green Belt (easy-medium to hard-medium). By Frank Longo from Puzzle Wright Press. Best part is you can ignore the $6.95 cover price.

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WHITE BELT SUDOKU BOOK

Three Degrees Of Sudoku

Numerate, are you? Find out with these Ninja Assassin Sudoku books of (248) puzzles--(2) per page, plus solutions--in 176-page paperbacks. You pick the White Belt (entry-level to medium), Yellow Belt (easy to easy-medium), or Green Belt (easy-medium to hard-medium). By Frank Longo from Puzzle Wright Press. Best part is you can ignore the $6.95 cover price.

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Tons-O-Fun In Cans

Half of the best stuff in the world comes in a can; the other half comes on a stick. (It’s true, don’t argue with us.) Now you get to pick from two kinds of canned fun, both in 5-5/8” x 4” x 2-1/4” deep cans with hinged tops. You pick. The Pranks in a Tin has straw finger traps, a whoopee cushion, nose & mustache glasses, a joy buzzer, the nail-through-finger trick with a bloody bandage, and a squirting ring. Go make a pre-adolescent happy. The Classic Games tin holds a standard deck of playing cards, rubber ball and (10) metal jacks, tiddlywinks with a small felt pad, (30) pick-up sticks, and (5) shooters plus (30) smaller glass marbles, and not an electronic game in the bunch.

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CLASSIC GAMES IN A CAN SET

Tons-O-Fun In Cans

Half of the best stuff in the world comes in a can; the other half comes on a stick. (It’s true, don’t argue with us.) Now you get to pick from two kinds of canned fun, both in 5-5/8” x 4” x 2-1/4” deep cans with hinged tops. You pick. The Pranks in a Tin has straw finger traps, a whoopee cushion, nose & mustache glasses, a joy buzzer, the nail-through-finger trick with a bloody bandage, and a squirting ring. Go make a pre-adolescent happy. The Classic Games tin holds a standard deck of playing cards, rubber ball and (10) metal jacks, tiddlywinks with a small felt pad, (30) pick-up sticks, and (5) shooters plus (30) smaller glass marbles, and not an electronic game in the bunch.

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Go Fish With Galileo

Also Leonardo, Edison, Einstein and a bunch of other inventive brains with this Greatest Minds scientific amalgamation of Go Fish and a trivia card game, where some of the finest minds in history replace regular playing cards. For 2 to 6 players, ages 6+. Cards have illustrations and are chock full of facts. Includes rules, which most of the subjects would have ignored.

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GREATEST MINDS GENIUS SCIENCE TRIVIA GAME

Go Fish With Galileo

Also Leonardo, Edison, Einstein and a bunch of other inventive brains with this Greatest Minds scientific amalgamation of Go Fish and a trivia card game, where some of the finest minds in history replace regular playing cards. For 2 to 6 players, ages 6+. Cards have illustrations and are chock full of facts. Includes rules, which most of the subjects would have ignored.

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$11.95 EACH

Butterfly Blackjack?

Time to think outside the rectangle. These standard playing cards are traditional in every sense except that they’re shaped as pentagons with extremely rounded corners. And the backs (and jokers!) are butterflies. Measure 2-3/4" x 2-5/8" and come in a little case. Some anthropologists believe these were used by hobbits to kill time on rainy days in Middle Earth.

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PENTAGON-SHAPED BUTTERFLY PLAYING CARDS

Butterfly Blackjack?

Time to think outside the rectangle. These standard playing cards are traditional in every sense except that they’re shaped as pentagons with extremely rounded corners. And the backs (and jokers!) are butterflies. Measure 2-3/4" x 2-5/8" and come in a little case. Some anthropologists believe these were used by hobbits to kill time on rainy days in Middle Earth.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

Fluxx Goes To The Lab

Fluxx®, the card game with rules that change while you play, has gone chemical. Cards feature your favorite elements, released from their table at last, plus sundry lab items. Includes our new favorite rule: draw the Helium card and you must speak in a falsetto voice. Ages 12+.

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CHEMICAL FLUXX® CARD GAME

Fluxx Goes To The Lab

Fluxx®, the card game with rules that change while you play, has gone chemical. Cards feature your favorite elements, released from their table at last, plus sundry lab items. Includes our new favorite rule: draw the Helium card and you must speak in a falsetto voice. Ages 12+.

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$15.95 EACH

The Tardis Is In Fluxx!

Yes, boys and girls, Fluxx, the card game with the rules that keep changing, now adds the Doctor (Who?) version, and they were made for each other. Includes, of course, plenty of time-travel and regenerations of the Doctor, K9, and Gallifreyan technology, but beware of Cybermen, Daleks, Weeping Angels and the Master. Includes the standard 100-card deck, and instructions for 2-6 players ages 8+.

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DOCTOR WHO FLUXX CARD GAME

The Tardis Is In Fluxx!

Yes, boys and girls, Fluxx, the card game with the rules that keep changing, now adds the Doctor (Who?) version, and they were made for each other. Includes, of course, plenty of time-travel and regenerations of the Doctor, K9, and Gallifreyan technology, but beware of Cybermen, Daleks, Weeping Angels and the Master. Includes the standard 100-card deck, and instructions for 2-6 players ages 8+.

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$19.95 EACH

Magnetic Geometry Made Fun

Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.

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BALL OF WHACKS

Magnetic Geometry Made Fun

Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.

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$27.95 EACH

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