We know how it goes: the holiday season has arrived, so you're in a race against time to find some gifts that a) your kids will actually like; b) fit your budget; and c) can be bought, wrapped and handed over to the munchkins sometime near the appropriate holiday.
So this year, we did the work for you. We visited 10 toy stores in and around Chicago to find this holiday season's hottest items. Best of all, every gift is less than $50, so you won't break the bank in order to see that awed expression on your child's face.
Here are the results for Tweens (10 years and up).
- Elizabeth Diffin
This new game is cooperative, so kids have to work together to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorms of the desert. It's great for those who aren't quite ready for strategy games like The Settlers of Catan or Risk.