NAPPA's game awardees this year start with a visualization of our favorite book, and end with a new version of charades. This slide show start with toys for younger kids, then goes up in age.
Peggy Brown works for many of the world's biggest toy companies as an inventor, designer, writer, creative director and consultant. She won the TAGI award for game design. Kim Vandenbroucke is a game inventor and developer, and president of Brainy Chick Inc. She writes for Games for Educators (G4ed.com) and runs a game review website, TheGameAisle.com.
The box bottom transforms into an airport with a dice-rolling control tower. Charming, detailed illustrations make for wonderful imaginative play. Wonder Forge; $19.99; thewonderforge.com; ages 3 and up.