We’ve been having record-breaking heat here at the Jersey shore. These four new products (a card game, a STEM/thinking game, a water toy and an art course) will provide you with hours of fun on a hot summer day. Three of the products are easily used indoors, making them perfect for enjoying on those super hot days. And the fourth product is made for outdoors and will cool you off while encouraging good old fashioned play.
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At first glance Build or Boom is just a game with colorful pieces. Once you start understanding how it works you’ll see that it’s a game that encourages analytical thinking. I’ve always felt that kids learn best when they’re having fun and don’t even realize they’re learning!
The big boss is looking for the best builders in town! Step in line and see who can be the first to bring the blueprint cards to life. Build your structure quickly yet carefully on your platform. Then SMASH your boomer to send your opponent’s structure tumbling. There’s only room for one builder in this town… do you have what it takes? Or will you get boomed on your way to the top? For 2 players. Ages 4 and up.
Helps build STEM skills such as analytical thinking and shape recognition.
Unique game play that doesn’t need batteries!
High-quality components with bright, vibrant colors.
30 Blueprint Cards
2 Air Hoses
1 Card Holder
Stuff Happens is a card game that calls for some thought and discussion, making it ideal for home or travel. I thought the players would get to rank or score the situations but they have already been determined so the game is a bit of guess work and a bit of luck.
Fun for the whole family! Giggle your way through a gaggle of disasters
You’re going to read some really messed up stuff on these cards, and then rank them based on how bad they really are. Is a 3rd degree sunburn better or worse than seeing your father naked? Is it worse than dropping your phone in the toilet? Rank the card, and if our Misery Index agrees with you, you get to keep it. Correctly rank 10 cards and you win.
Game Contents: 200 PG-13 friendly (but still pretty awful!) Stuff Happens event cards and PG-13 friendly instruction manual
Zoom Ball Hydro is perfect for kids to get outside and cool off or cool down. I like that it’s an outdoor toy, encouraging kids to get out there and move around.
For 2 players, ages 8 and up
Available for purchase on Amazon
Get ready to have H2-Oh so much fun with the Zoom Ball Hydro! Hold on to one set of handles, while your friend holds the other. Open your arms quickly to send the Zoom Ball over to your friend! Be ready to send the Zoom Ball back- you never know when the balloons will pop, and soak you in water!
The Goliath Games Zoom Ball Hydro features 1 Zoom Ball Hydro and 25 water balloons.
Manga is so popular, with children, teens and even adults. This book encourages people to express themselves artistically and creatively, and helps introduce them to a popular type of media.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books; First edition (August 13, 2018)
Cover price $14.99
Purchase on Amazon
This step-by-step manga art course for beginners makes it simple to learn the creative techniques behind the most popular Japanese comic style. One hundred and forty color illustrations, plus easy-to-follow directions, are divided into three sections: basic tutorials; how to turn raw ideas into finished comics; and projects from the masters, with exhaustive detail on producing professional-grade artwork. Draw Manga covers not only traditional media such as colored markers, pencils, and watercolors , but also computer-generated manga. And there’s advice on special techniques for drawing the distinctive eyes and hairstyles that are the genre’s hallmark, as well as on character creation, developing a first sketch, using color and motion, sequencing, pacing, and more.
Which of these four things do you think would be a hit at your house on a hot summer day?