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Toys & Games reviewed and tested
Mind the Gap:
15 mins game time
A fast-paced card shredder, the aim of Mind the gap is to be the first player to get rid of your hand. Discarding a card depends on the tube station colours of the last player’s discard – just beware of the wild cards that could trip you up and set you back.
Break the Board
Like Jackie Chan and the Dayman, you too can become a master of karate. Or, your kids can, anyway. The Break the Board game has somehow managed to turn chopping a board in half into an electronic game. This is a fun, unusual game that make a great gift for any martial arts enthusiasts this Christmas. (But, if they’re really into the sport, do think about getting them actual classes, too!)
Robo Kombat Balloon Puncher
If you have ever enjoyed watching Robot Wars on TV, then I can guarantee you are going to love the Robo Kombat Balloon Puncher by Silverlit. The only downside is that there’s no cheeky banter from Craig Charles or mesmerising commentary from Jonathan Pearce - you’ll have to make that up yourself!
3Doodler Pen Sets – Build & Play, Start and Create+
In a world where 3D printing has become a popular and widespread manufacturing tool, it is inevitable that products will be churned out for use by the public too. By producing a set of 3D printing pens designed for various ages, 3Doodler is certainly one company to make you sit up and take notice.
Colt Super Express
Colt Super Express by Ludonaute is a card game for 3 – 7 players set in the gun-slinging Wild West. You play as one of a selection of bandits that hold up a train, but the train driver has started fighting back by unhooking carriages. That’s right – those carriages are your count-down.