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This Year's Best Toys

The scoop from local toy store owners

Published on: October 30, 2018

This Year's Best Toys


Holiday events at local toy stores

Meeples Games in West Seattle hosts an open gaming event from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays in November and December. They also offer a kids game camp throughout winter break.

On Nov. 10 and 11, Clover Toys will throw an anniversary party to celebrate one year under new ownership. Expect giveaways and balloon artists. Also, between Nov. 23 and 25, the store will donate 1 percent of all sales to the Ballard Food Bank and give away gift cards with qualifying purchases.

Top Ten Toys in Greenwood and Snapdoodle Toys in Kenmore and Redmond will celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, Nov. 10, with treats, demonstrations and giveaways. There’s also Parent Shopping Night with drinks and appetizers on Friday, Dec. 7, from 8 to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., Magic Mouse Toys in Pioneer Square will share some of their top STEM science toys.

Queen Anne’s Blue Highway Games runs a Pokémon League from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. There’s also Friday Night Magic for Kids (that’s “Magic” as in the popular card game) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays.

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