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Atlantis Escape from Smart Games

Can you use your problem solving skills to escape from the city of Atlantis? Inside the box you get the puzzle itself which is made up of a lid, base and 6 puzzle pieces – these all fit together to keep the puzzle in one place when you aren’t playing with it. An instruction booklet is included in which you will find 60 puzzles of 5 different difficulties from starter to wizard and a set of rules which will explain how you solve the puzzle. The aim of the puzzle is to create a path from the door of the

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Brain Train from Smart Games

This fantastic single player puzzle game is aimed at pre-schoolers as they become familiar with shapes, colours and problem solving. The puzzle comprises of a three-part locomotive and 9 coloured blocks; some of the blocks are held together with string and some have a different shape on the bottom to the shape on the top, so your child needs to work out which way up it needs to sit and in which order. Included in the box is a booklet of 48 challenges to work through, starting off with easy puzzles and progressively getting harder as you work your way

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REVIEW: Exploding Kittens Card Game

What’s in the box? 56 Playing cards: Exploding Kitten cards – 4 Defuse cards – 6 Nope cards – 5 Attack cards – 4 Skip cards – 4 Favour cards – 4 Shuffle cards – 4 See the Future cards – 5 Cat cards – 20 (4 of each type) Aim of the game: To not get blown up by an Exploding Kitten. To start the game the Exploding Kittens and the Defuse cards are removed from the pack, the rest of the cards are shuffled and each player is dealt 7 cards, add a Defuse card to your hand

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REVIEW: Styel4Ever Cryst-a-gel Studio from Canal Toys

Make over 20 jewels, including rings, necklaces and bracelets with the Cryst-a-gel studio! What’s in the box? 1 studio base with storage and stickers 6 packets of coloured gel 6 packets of glitter 2 gem moulds 10 pegs for making holes in the gems 1 applicator gun Thread 2 rings 1 gem decorating tool 2 glitter storage tubes After you have assembled the studio, choose the gem design you would like to make, place the corresponding mould on to the studio base and place a peg in each of the pendant moulds to create a hole in the gem before

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REVIEW: Wonder Magic Garden from Canal Toys

Build your own magic garden and watch your tree bloom and grow with this clever set! What’s in the box? 10 bags of coloured sand 2 bags of magic growing powder 1 bag of slime 6 ornaments for the garden 2 garden tools (rake and scoop) 1 terrarium dome and base 1 arbor 1 tree 1 cactus 1 base Variety of large and small stones The set comes with two magics plants – one tree and one cactus; decide which one you want to grow first and follow the instructions to start it off (each plant has slightly different instructions).

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