By Cranium

Reviewed for First Grade, 2007

This toy provides all the straight-up fun of a home-grown fort, but without the mess of misplaced sheets, chairs, and pillows. Using flexible foam tubes, many-sided magnetic connectors, and multi-colored fabric panels, kids can build just about any kind of lair they want, whether it's a tug-boat, spaceship, house or castle. After they create the fort of their dreams, they can morph into hours of imaginative play. And the best part is that it's a snap to disassemble, so cleanup is easy. (Cranium, $39.99)