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Reviews of Top 10 Most Popular Games and Toys for 8-13 Years Old Kids

Reviews of Top 10 Most Popular Games and Toys for 8-13 Years Old Kids
4.00 Star Good From 308 Reviews
Reviewed on: August 22, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$34.97-$49.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great adaptation of Legos Minecraft video game
  • Fun to build different structures
  • Appeals more to older Lego enthusiasts
  • Durable
  • Creative
  • Colorful set
  • Sturdy toy

    Cons

  • Unlike the video game, with the legos you are limited by the number of pieces
  • Tiny pieces; not a plaything for small children
  • Pricey
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The gullivar of online games, Minecraft was the fastest growing video game in 2012.

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4.60 Star Excellent From 485 Reviews
Reviewed on: March 11, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$9.98-$19.95

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Fun for all ages
  • Good quality pieces
  • Good value for money
  • A simple thinking game
  • Pictorial game; no reading needed
  • Great concept based on 20 questions
  • Strengthens memory power

    Cons

  • Fewer cards make the game repetitive
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Uncontrollable and continuous laughter would be the only music associated with the Hedbanz board game that has no correlation with rock music whatsoever.

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4.80 Star Excellent From 212 Reviews
Reviewed on: August 07, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$8.95-$12.95

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great flying ring
  • Keeps older kids entertained for long durations
  • Easy for dogs to retrieve
  • Fun play tool for wide open spaces
  • Gives a good workout
  • Durable
  • Super portable

    Cons

  • Easy to lose
  • Does not float
  • Almost uncontrollable in windy weather
Where to Buy
Review Summary

You actually get to grasp (gasp!)

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4.80 Star Excellent From 802 Reviews
Reviewed on: September 10, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$34.99-$50.00

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Strategy based thinking and fun game
  • Easy to understand and learn
  • Pleasantly competitive
  • Highly recommended as family game
  • Entertaining and fun filled game
  • For all ages 8 years and up
  • Addictive and does not involve elimination

    Cons

  • Expensive and quality of play pieces doesn't match the price
  • Available add-ons need to be purchased additionally
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Jules Verne's illustrious 19th century work "Around the World in 80 Days" has been the inspiration for one of modern day's rollicking, adventurous, and high-paced board games - Ticket to Ride.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 957 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 18, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$37.80-$42.00

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great strategy game
  • Can help teach strategy while having fun
  • Fun and lengthy game
  • Dynamic game with random placement of pieces
  • Good for kids and adults
  • Simple game
  • Enjoyable and easy to learn

    Cons

  • Low quality board and tiles
  • Interlocking borders does not fit right
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Settlers of Catan is a fun family board game that could very well have your family sitting together on one table and talk.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 164 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 13, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$19.99-$24.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Lots of fun for kids and adults
  • Great suction on arrows
  • Great power and shoots far
  • Bow is very easy to pull back
  • Good accuracy
  • Well-made toy

    Cons

  • Too few arrows in the set
  • Grip may be hard to hold
  • May break glass if hit hard
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow is a great toy that you can teach your kids to use, with its basic design the Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow is actually very easy to use.

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4.90 Star Excellent From 876 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 18, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$45.07-$64.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Teaches kids basics of electricity and electronics
  • Good educational and fun toy
  • Easy to understand and follow
  • Helps child get away from the computer or from video games
  • Develops imagination and creativity among kids
  • 300 projects to work on
  • Can be expanded to 500 projects

    Cons

  • Some instructions may be a bit too technical for kids
  • At times, connections are prone to errors
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Snap Circuits SC-300 is a great toy for children to enjoy and at the same time, learn from as they follow instructions and build a variety of projects.

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3.90 Star Good From 234 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 20, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$39.45-$52.03

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very durable and climbs rough terrain well
  • Good directional control and wheel control
  • Good radio range with tri-channel transmitter
  • Great for outdoors use
  • Two motors and low gear for good traction
  • Good suspension and shocks
  • Good price for a toy truck

    Cons

  • Doesn't work well in small hallways or around corners
  • Uses lot of battery
  • A bit slow for a RC toy
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Maisto Remote Controlled Rock Crawler is a great toy truck for entertaining your little one.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 142 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 19, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$13.99-$16.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • A fun game
  • Good for whole family
  • Makes a great gift
  • Teaches focus and balance
  • Looks like a art piece when playing
  • Easy and simple game
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Some find it too difficult and lose their interest
  • May get a little messy while playing the game
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Melissa & Doug Suspend is a game of balance and concentration.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 575 Reviews
Reviewed on: August 13, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$7.15-$7.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Encourages creative thinking
  • Thought provoking and interactive game
  • Great game for students with learning disabilities
  • A good teaching aid for language classrooms
  • Affordable and well made
  • Compact and portable
  • Appropriate for all age groups

    Cons

  • None
Review Summary

Make way for some 'roll'icking fun with Rory's Story Cubes, where storytelling is the name of the game and imagination is your passport for this inventive ride.

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