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Best Games of 2018
When I was little, we always got at least one game under the Christmas tree that was for the entire family. So I wanted to carry on that tradition with my kids and my grandkids. Each new year brings a list of new games with it. So I am always on the lookout for the best games that I can find with the help of the kids of course 😉 !
This year we were able to choose a game that everyone was going to be happy with it. We have an age range of 4 to 12 boys and girls so there has to be something for everyone. We chose the Hydro Strike and Lollipop Chase from Pressman Toy, and Pop Rocket and the i-Top, Next Gen Tops from Goliath Games.
2018 Best Games from Pressman Toy
Hydro Strike: Let’s start by telling you about the Hydro Strike game from Pressman Toys. Whenever a game includes something that has to do with water, the kids seem to love it. Hydro Strike is like a pinball machine except you play head to head with someone.
You press the levers as fast as you can to sling the ball over to the other side. If you score, your opponent gets wet. Not drenched, just a little squirt. Once you score 5 times…you win. Just remember to reset the water trigger each time you score. Made for ages 7 and up and I think we all had fun playing it.
Pikmi Pops Lollipop Chase Game: Another fun game from Pressman Toys is the Lollipop Chase game. You would think that because the game is pink that it would be for girls. That is farthest from the truth. Even the boys had fun playing.
The Lollipop Container contains a sweet smelling plush. The object of the game is to collect one of each color lollipops. Follow the arrows. When you have to pick up a card, you may have to dance, sing, give your neighbor a hug and more. Made for ages 5 and up and 2-4 players. We had fun and played it a couple of times.
2018 Best Games from Goliath Games
Pop Rocket: Get ready for Blast Off with Pop Rocket! Here we have a game for 2-4 players ages 4 and up from Goliath Games. The little kids always get a kick out of things that pop and make noise. Pop Rocket has a ticking sound and you never know when it’s going to pop.
Where the stars will land no one knows. But you can guess by moving your color star catcher to where you think they will. Fill your constellation with the stars and you will win.
i-Top Next Gen Tops: When I was young, we had spinning tops but nothing like the i-Top. This is a high tech top that keeps track of spins. There’s more to it than that though. There are 10 different ways to play and many different animations.
Compete for top score in multiple challenges. The LED’s light up the display so you can see what you got. Made for ages 7 and up and will keep them busy for awhile.
All of the Best Games of 2018 are available at multiple retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target.