Reviewed for Third Grade, 2011

LEGO Champion

Bocce? Twenty questions? House of Cards? Give kids a taste of these classics, with a LEGO twist! Comprised of multiple challenges-- from tossing pieces at a target, to adding to a nearly toppling tower, to guessing what another player has built without looking-- this game keeps players on their toes as they try to advance around the track. It comes with a dense set of directions, but in true LEGO fashion, players can throw them out entirely and build from scratch. A cool way to get building fanatics to stretch themselves a bit, not just visually, but strategically as well. (LEGO, $29.75)