Nov 022017

Now that November has arrived and term 4 is in full swing it’s time for Santa’s helpers to get started on the Christmas shopping. As a mum of six I have to shop smart, so I make sure to pick gifts that will last longer than one week and often presents they can enjoy together. Books and games are hot favourites in our house; from the youngest to the oldest,  everyone loves a good family game! If your games cupboard could use a boost before the holiday season you will love this awesome Christmas Prize Pack, kindly donated by our wonderful friends at Talkin’ Toys:

It’s all about saving the flock and stopping the sneaky fox in this fun game for young players. Bring out the giggles: there’s underwear involved! That greedy fox could lose his trousers at any moment and when he loses his pants, it’s time to rescue as many chickens as you can! Collect them quickly and fill up your chicken coop, the first player to collect five chickens is the rightful winner of Catch the Fox (RRP $39.95, ages 4+) .

Game of Things (RRP $39.95, ages 14+) is the ultimate “Who-said-what” game with attitude that presents players with questions such as “THINGS… you wouldn’t do for a million dollars”, “THINGS…you wish grew on trees” or “THINGS… your parents forgot to tell you”. Simply pick a topic, have all players write a response, then read them out loud and guess who said what. There are no right answers and no wrong answers, just a whole lot of laughs!

It’s the toy challenge you either love or hate: the famous cube by Rubik’s (RRP $29.95) has been entertaining and frustrating players since 1980, have you managed to solve this classic 3-dimensional puzzle yet? If you play it right each twist and turn will help you group the coloured squares together, but be warned, it’s harder than you think. This compact puzzle is a great boredom buster for holiday trips!

Regular Hip Little One readers will remember that I raved about Pop the Pig (RRP $$39.95, ages 4-7) a little while ago, our kids absolutely love this game! Each turn a roll of the dice determines which colour hamburger the hungry chef should eat, the players pop a coloured hamburger into the pig’s mouth then pump his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop! Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst loses the game.

To find out more about Talkin’ Toys and to discover a whole heap of other cool toys and games for Christmas visit

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