By Plan Toys

Reviewed for Preschool, 2010

This wooden pirate set is quite the treasure—made of kiln-dried rubberwood and coated in non-toxic water-based paint to keep landlubbers safe. Equipped with four wooden pirates, ladders, cannons, and a nice assortment of platforms, crow's nest, portholes and planks, there's plenty here to inspire hours of imaginative play. Red felt sails look truly festive and the whole ship feels heavy and high quality. True, it may cost a fair bit of gold, but this is a set to hand down from generation to generation. Holidays, ahoy! (Plan Toys, $46.99)