Recommendations

Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to play with right now! We’ll update this page regularly so be sure to check back frequently to get some new recommendations.

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Current Games We’re Loving

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Parks Board Game - a Family and Strategy game about National Parks by Keymaster Games
1,263 Reviews
Parks Board Game - a Family and Strategy game about National Parks by Keymaster Games
  • Encounter the US National Parks in the award-winning, immersive board game, PARKS. Hike along a different trail every season, take in the sights, and experience the beauty of our parks in a new way. Get game night on the calendar, hit the trails, and make lasting memories.
  • In this unique collaboration with the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, you’ll score points by visiting as many uniquely illustrated parks as you can while hopefully snapping a few photos of your journey along the way.
  • Hike your way through a wide variety of scenic trail sites and national parks to collect resources and take in the sites. New seasons change the trail with unique new opportunities and challenges every time you play.
  • Throughout your journey, you’ll see mountains, forests, sunshine, water, and wildlife. Use these tokens to fill canteens, purchase gear, take photos, and visit parks. Be careful! Resources can be tricky to acquire as you jostle with other players for space at each site.
  • Play solo or with up to 5 players Includes 48 unique illustrations featuring 45 US National Parks, built in box organization, wooden wildlife and resource tokens.
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Sagrada - Board Game by Floodgate Games
2,748 Reviews
Sagrada - Board Game by Floodgate Games
  • BOARD GAME FOR ADULTS AND FAMILY - You are an artist competing to create the most beautiful stained glass window in the Sagrada Familia.
  • EASY TO LEARN - Each round (out of 10 rounds), players will pick dice, cleverly matching the pattern in their board to create a beautiful stained glass window. Think stained-glass sudoku!
  • BEAUTIFUL AND FUN - Sagrada is a thought provoking, wonderfully fun board game for the entire family that looks stunning on the table. Your friends will be hooked the first time! Learn in minutes, play over and over!
  • IN THE BOX - 90 Beautiful Dice, 4 Player Boards, 24 Stained Glass Window Patterns, 12 Tool Cards, 15 Objective Cards, Dice Bag, Round Track, Score Markers and 24 Glass Favor Tokens
  • ABOUT SAGRADA - Sagrada is a 1-4 player board game that plays in about 30 minutes for players ages 13+. Search for Sagrada Expansion to include more players and new challenges! Solo-play available, too.
Carcassonne Board Game Big Box (BASE GAME & 11 EXPANSIONS) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Medieval Strategy Board Game | Ages 7 and up | 2-6 Players | Made by Z-Man Games
2,102 Reviews
Carcassonne Board Game Big Box (BASE GAME & 11 EXPANSIONS) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Medieval Strategy Board Game | Ages 7 and up | 2-6 Players | Made by Z-Man Games
  • STRATEGY GAME - PLAN YOUR WAY TO VICTORY: Develop the landscape of a medieval fortress city one tile at a time. Whether blocking a city's growth or connecting with your opponent’s road to share the points, Carcassonne provides plenty of ways to use your cunning and outsmart your opponents.
  • ELEGANT GAME MECHANICS: Players fill in the countryside around the medieval fortified city and choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers.
  • MANY GAMEPLAY OPTIONS TO EXPLORE: Select from over 150 tiles and 7 meeple types to develop your own medieval countryside. As the map grows, so does the opportunity for players to disrupt each other’s plans. Clever placement of tiles and meeples is key to victory!
  • INCLUDES CARCASSONNE BASE GAME AND 11 EXPANSIONS: "Inns & Cathedrals", "Traders & Builders", "The Abbot", "The River", "The Flying Machines", "The Ferries", "The Messengers", "The Gold Mines", "Mage & Witch", "The Robbers", and "The Crop Circles"
  • LIMITLESS VARIETY AND REPLAYABILITY: All included expansions can be played in any combination with the base game, ensuring a unique experience every time you sit down to play. Each expansion adds exciting new twists that take the game in new directions. No matter which expansions you choose to play with, there are always new strategies to explore and new secrets to uncover.
Gamewright - Abandon All Artichokes - A Heartless Card Game
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Gamewright - Abandon All Artichokes - A Heartless Card Game
  • Be the first player to ditch their artichoke cards and draw a hand of anything but! Build your own personal deck and use each vegetable’s powers to your advantage. Comes in an artichoke-shaped tin.
  • “My First Deck-builder! ”
  • Unique card game with adorable artwork and tin.
  • Kids learn elementary strategy and planning
  • Players: 2-4, Recommended for ages 10+, Playing Time: 20 minutes.
Buffalo Games Silly Street - The Award Winning Game That Gets You Up & Moving & Creative & Just Plain Silly Multi-colred, Blue, Red, White
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Buffalo Games Silly Street - The Award Winning Game That Gets You Up & Moving & Creative & Just Plain Silly Multi-colred, Blue, Red, White
  • Learn & explore & grow through play! 1 giant 40" puzzle board, 55 silly cards, 4 solid wood game pieces, 1 cotton storage bag
  • Playing silly street can help kiddos with all kinds of things like social skills, communication, creativity, resilience and confidence. Awesome!
  • Includes many types of play: dramatic, communication, creative, interpretive, competitive, teamwork. Helps build character traits like confidence, grit, adaptability, communication and creativity.
  • Join us as we pretend, move, sing and compete our way down silly street!
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER - Mom’s Choice Award (Gold in the toys, games & puzzles category), Tillywig Toy Award (Best family fun award winner) and Dr. Toy (Dr. Toy's 100 best children’s products award)

Current Books We’re Loving

Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
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Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
  • Hoffmeister, Peter Brown (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 05/07/2013 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure
6,419 Reviews
My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dennie, Devin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 07/11/2017 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
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The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
6,231 Reviews
The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
  • Gooley, Tristan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 416 Pages - 07/31/2015 (Publication Date) - The Experiment (Publisher)
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Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World
91 Reviews
Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World
  • Striniste, Nancy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 04/02/2019 (Publication Date) - Timber Press (Publisher)
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Look Inside Animal Homes
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Look Inside Animal Homes
  • Bone, Emily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/29/2022 (Publication Date) - EDC Publishing / UBAM (Publisher)
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