KidsPost sent about 80 of this year’s new toys to Washington-area classrooms for kids to test. Creative toys, pretend play and games ranked among their favorites. (All are available at major retailers unless otherwise noted.) Check out our toy test winners and consider whether they deserve a spot on your holiday wish list.
Make ‘n’ Break Party Ravensburger, $30.99. Age 10 and older; Available at Barston's Child's Play, Franklin's Toys, Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Springfield and Toy Kingdom in Rockville. Buy Photo
Games were popular among KidsPost toy testers. Make 'n' Break Party challenges players to make a tower then try to do it blindfolded with the help of fellow players. Ravensburger/