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The Best of 2023: Top Games, Puzzles, and Activities

The Best of 2023: Top Games, Puzzles, and Activities

The Best of 2023: Top Games, Puzzles, and Activities

As another year in gaming draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the masterpieces that have captured our hearts and challenged our skills. Here are the stars that have earned their status as the best of the best this year.

The Best of 2023: Games

Learn with Me - Color Fun Fish Bowl

Kids will embark on an exciting color-matching challenge with the Learn with Me - Color Fun Fish Bowl. Fish Bowl will ask you a question that requires action. "Can you find the purple fish?" Children search their collection of fish and choose what they think answers the question. 

Stinky Pig Game

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 5 star review from Herman: Great fun

Grandma, Grandpa and just turned five years old Granddaughter gave this game a try. The hope when purchased was that said group could have a fun time. Punchline: we did exactly that! Just a silly, simple to learn game, that provided endless fun. You have a winner here!

What Am I? Tin

Can you guess what the other player is thinking of in twenty questions or less? It could be anything from an orange or a stapler to Harry Potter! The fun is in the guessing. Choose your questions wisely and win!

The USA Game

Match state Geography Cards with Fact Cards to collect the most matches, and use special Challenge Cards to steal matches from other players! 

Smart Ass Themed Travel Card Games/Expansion Packs

These 90-question card decks can either be played as a standalone card game or as an expansion pack for the best-selling Smart Ass board game. 

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Best of 2023: Puzzles

A Recipe for Murder

Read about the dinner party hosted by famous chef Emile Adieu - six guests came, one of them uninvited. But only one motive led to murder. Assemble the 1000-piece puzzle to see the clues. 

Grounds for Murder

Read about the mystery brewing at Spill the Beans Coffee Shop: the suspicious meetings over cappuccino, the roundtable of gumshoe regulars, and the murder that shocks them all. Next, assemble the 1000-piece puzzle to discover the hidden clues to solve the case. 

Impossibles Monolopy

Voted best in the Most Challenging Puzzles category, this 750-piece puzzle features classic Monopoly brand imagery. This borderless puzzle has irregular edges, images that make it hard to tell which end is up, and five extra pieces that just don't fit. 

Daniel Tiger Mix & Match Tin

For kiddos ages 3+, this floor puzzle has 24 pieces featuring our favorite 5-year-old neighborhood tiger, Daniel Tiger! But there is more! The tin packaging is also a puzzle!

C is for Chocolate

First you must assemble two different 500 piece puzzles of "before" and "after" crime scenes. But that's not all-the puzzle pieces for both puzzles are in the same bag! After you complete the puzzles, you read a mystery booklet and, using the evidence provided in the jigsaw puzzles, you solve the baffling murder mystery. 

Impossibles Puzzle - Yes, Please... Donuts: 1000 Pcs

Push your puzzling experience to the edge with this borderless 1000-piece Impossibles Puzzle featuring a delectable image of hard to resist donuts. In addition to having unique, irregular edges, this puzzle includes 5 extra pieces that don't fit anywhere, just to further the challenge. Repeating pattern lines and colors add another layer of complexity.

The Best of 2023: 3D Crystal Puzzles

3D Crystal Puzzle - Classic Car (Yellow): 53 Pcs

The Classic Car 3D Crystal Puzzle is a brainteaser inspired by the elegance of a well-designed vehicle. It is a sleek, translucent, crystalline puzzle with 53 unique interlocking pieces, plus tightening key. When you've pieced it all together (be ready for a challenge), this classic automobile will tempt everyone to take a ride.


3D Crystal Puzzle - Hedgehog: 55 Pcs

This Hedgehog 3D Crystal Puzzle is the one of the cutest critters you can construct to add to your collection. It is a sleek, translucent, crystalline puzzle with 55 unique interlocking pieces. Covered in brown crystal quills with a clear crystal underbelly that's super fun to join together, this adorable animal is a must-have! 


3D Crystal Puzzle - Disney's Tigger (Orange/Black): 38 Pcs

Introducing the officially licensed Disney 3D Crystal Puzzle Tigger! The beloved character from Winnie the Pooh is now available in a vibrant orange to add to your collection. This 3D crystal puzzle makes a great gift for Disney fans, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh lovers, and brainteaser fans alike!

3D Crystal Puzzle - Roses in Vase (Pink): 47 Pcs

The Pink Roses in a Vase 3D Crystal Puzzle from BePuzzled is inspired by nature. It is a sleek, translucent, crystalline puzzle with 47 unique interlocking pieces. When you've pieced it together (be ready for a challenge), you'll want to present it to a sweetheart! 

3D Crystal Puzzle - Disney's Captain Hook: 39 Pcs

Captain Hook, the short-tempered swashbuckler from Walt Disney's Peter Pan, is now a 3D crystal puzzle! This translucent, crystalline puzzle has 39 unique interlocking pieces. When you've pieced it all together (be ready for a challenge), this crystal Captain Hook is displayed standing elegantly on a red base with his iconic rapier and hook hand. 

3D Crystal Puzzle - Black Pearl in Clear Shell: 48 Pcs

This Pearl in Shell 3D Crystal Puzzle may be challenging on the mind but it's easy on the eyes. It is a sleek, translucent, crystalline puzzle with 48 unique interlocking pieces. 

3D Crystal Puzzle - Disney's Ursula: 44 Pcs

This sleek translucent crystalline puzzle has 44 unique interlocking pieces. When you've pieced it all together (be ready for a challenge) this two-tone color crystal-purple Ursula is displayed in all her octopus splendor.

Best of 2023: Arts & Crafts

3-Minute Origami

Create animals, toys, and flying objects, each from a single piece of paper with 3-Minute Origami. These twenty simple origami designs are great fun for children and adults alike to make.

Spirograph Die-Cast Collector's Set

This 50th anniversary edition features the iconic Spirograph drawing wheels, upgraded for the first time ever in die-cast metal! With the nine golden die-cast wheels and a golden die-cast ring, you can create countless amazing designs with machine-like precision. 

Doodletop Refills

Don't let the empty Doodletop doldrums bring you down! Doodletop refills in a rainbow of colors will make your Doodletop last 6 times longer! Just pop the pens into your Doodletop and you're ready to make more wild and wacky spiral designs. 

Loopdedoo Loom

The Loopdedoo Bracelet Spinning Loom makes it fun and easy to make friendship bracelets in just a few minutes. You can modify the looping styles, thickness, and colors to easily and quickly create bracelets that are completely unique to you. The Loopdedoo spinning loom allows you to create unique designs by spinning embroidery thread into accessory magic. 


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