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Holiday Gift Guide | Pressman Toys Review

My children have several games from Pressman® Toys that they request to play over and over again. We were very excited to have the opportunity to play with some of the latest games that I am confident would make fabulous gift ideas for the holidays.

Mastermind for Kids is an excellent game for children ages 6 and up. It is a Dr. Toy “Best Classic Toys” 2009 Award Winner and it is easy for me to see why it was given this honor. It is a fun twist on the classic game that has been designed just for the kids to enjoy. I love that it can be played in different ways based upon the age and skill level of the players. For example, my four and five year old like to play by guessing where the animals are hiding while my six year old son and his friends are able to step up the game play by guessing the order that they are in as well as where they are hiding.

The colorful game pieces include lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, hippos and elephants. A “secret code” is determined and then it is a race to see who can crack the code in the fewest turns. This thinking game is lots of fun and I love to watch my children laughing as they try to figure out the clues for the secret code. It is definitely a fun game for adults to join in or help to supervise because it is a welcome change from the standard kid’s board games.

Developed for preschoolers, Chimp and Zee games have always been a hit in our family. These fun learning games and crafts have been some of the most played with games for my four and five year old children. My daughter absolutely adores playing “Who’s the Princess?” game which has a brightly colored 3D fairytale castle and Enchanted Forest game board. Chimp and Zee board games are unique because the games are specifically created to engage younger children with quick games that are simple and fun to learn and play. The pieces are perfect for small hands to manipulate and the play is always fun and never frustrating. In this adventurous game, the goal is to make it to the castle by collecting objects needed for the fancy ball…..oh no, “watch out for the wicked queen.”

Pressman® Toys has a wonderful selection of games, many of which are award winning, for both adults and children. You are invited to browse the entire selection and pick your favorites by visiting the Pressman® website.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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