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Scott’s Toy Box: I Want Candy

Although I have a penchant for sour candy, Snickers is my favorite. It has chocolate, peanuts, caramel, nugget – it’s like all the candy bars in one. “Why choose? Have a Snickers.” This month in the Toy Box, I found some toys and games to satisfy those of us with a sweet tooth without all the sugar that comes with treats.

Dragon Snacks

In this game from Goliath Games, players take the task of clearing out the dragon’s belly of the treasures it has eaten. At the beginning of each player’s turn, the dragon’s horn will light up. The player, whose turn it is, waves their hand in front of the dragon. The dragon will either growl (meaning their turn is skipped) or the dragon’s belly will light up. The player looks in and takes note of where the treasures are, then the dragon’s horn will light up a color. The player then opens the dragon’s mouth and tries to pull out a treasure of the same color as the horn (if the horn shows all four colors, the treasure can be any color). If the player pulls out a matching treasure, they get to keep it. If not, the treasure goes back into the belly. First player to keep three treasures wins. This fun game is rated for children 4 and up. You can find it on Amazon for $20.

Candylocks

These toys may look like candy, but they are really just Candylocks. These sweet girls have long cotton candy hair that they come wrapped up in. Their hair has a sweet smell to it and the set also comes with hair accessories. The dolls come single or in pairs. You can find them on Amazon for $10 for a single doll and $20 for a pair. And check out the Parents & Kids Facebook page as we’ll be giving some away there.

I See Me Custom Boardgame

This game is reminiscent of the game Candy Land but it’s not the gameplay that makes this game special. You are. I See Me will customize this board game, making it a one-of-a-kind treasure for your family. Upload photos of you and your family to make the pieces. Your names appear on the board and your last name is in the title of the game. Play as yourself or mix up the family members and race across the USA from the West coast to the East. You can customize yours at iseeme.com for $30.

Are You A Robot?

This micro-game is quick and easy to play. Each pack comes with three cards – two human cards and one robot card. The cards are shuffled and each player takes one to see who they are. Then players are to talk to one another to try and figure out which are humans and which are robots. You can ask any questions, but no one has to be honest in answering. When one of the human players thinks they know who the robot is, they hold out their hand to zap them. If they zap the robot, the humans win. But if they make a wrong guess and zap the other human, then the robots win. You can get more than one set to play with more than three players. You can also play with two players and if the human thinks the other player is a human, they can choose to shake hands. If they shake hands with a human then they win but if they shake with a robot, the robot wins. You can find Are You A Robot at store.looneylabs.com for $2 a pack.

About The Author

M Scott Anderson

M. Scott Anderson grew up in Hattiesburg and now currently lives in Jackson. He went to college at USM and got a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. He has always loved to be a storyteller. Friends from childhood would tell him of stories he would say he’s writing that included them in it. He enjoys comic books and superheroes and loves having friends over to play both table top games and video games.

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