*~CLOSED~* Want $100 to Spend at Mastermind Toys?

*~CLOSED~* Want $100 to Spend at Mastermind Toys?

 

You know we love us some Mastermind Toys, right? We love that it’s Canadian owned and operated, and that it’s been around for more than 30 years. With 45 stores across Canada (plus you can shop online), it’s easy to find and is our go-to place for toys for our kids, gifts for friends, and ok, maybe games for us, too. They’ve always got the coolest stuff, and they offer free gift wrapping in store, which, let me tell you, always saves my butt when shopping 5 minutes before a birthday party.

Their staff is always great, too. Recently, we were in their Oshawa store picking up a gift to take to a birthday party, when one of the staff struck up a conversation with our son. He took the time to ask what our (very shy) son was into, and then mentioned some related toys he might like. As it turned out, our son ended up working extra chores in order to save up for the toy he recommended — a board game using Hexbugs. Gotta love those toy experts!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect scooter for your child, the best toys for long weekends, or the newest fun things on the market, Mastermind’s got it all. Plus Lego. Omg so much Lego. And Calico Critters! Beanie Boos! All the very coolest science kits! Books! Dolls! Ahhhhh! Sorry, I just seriously love it there.

Anyhow, our friends at Mastermind Toys sent our kids some games to play on those rainy days when it’s just too crummy to go outside to play. We played Wet Head ($26.99, 4+), the Maze Racers Game ($49.99, 8+) and the Codenames Game ($34.99, 14+) with them. Wet Head is HILARIOUS, and so, so fun to play with the whole family. Maze Racers was great for our kids (ages 9 and 6) but Codenames was over the six-year-old’s head, so is better for us to play with just our daughter at the moment.

Wet Head Water Roulette game review -- IDontBlog.ca

 

WET HEAD WATER ROULETTE GAME REVIEW

Play this one outside, unless you’re a-ok with water all over the place. (You could fill the little reservoir with less water, but then it’s less fun seeing someone get drenched!) Take a look at the video to see how this game works.

 

CODENAMES GAME REVIEW

Codenames is a great game for the over-12 crowd. Find out more at Mastermind Toys. -- IDontBlog.caI love that this game is designed for an older crowd. It’s important to have fun family game nights with older kids, too! Our daughter picked up on it (she’s 9), but typically I’d say this is good for 12+. Teams compete to see who can find all their agents first, through one-word clues. We adjusted the playing to include our son but we’ll have to wait a couple years to truly love this one.

 

MAZE RACERS GAME REVIEW

The Maze Racers Game at Mastermind Toys is a fun challenge for kids -- find out more at IDontBlog.ca

The idea here is to use the little magnet-backed foam pieces to build your own marble maze. There are two game boards, so each player builds their own maze, then passes it to the opposing player to roll their marble through the maze. Players tilt the boards to move the marble through the maze, and the first to get to the end wins! The only real con to this game are the magnetic pieces — not safe for animals or young kids, so be sure to keep the pieces all together up on the table.

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64 thoughts on “*~CLOSED~* Want $100 to Spend at Mastermind Toys?

  1. I could buy pretty much any thing maybe a toy for my nephew he’s a big paw patrol kiddo.

  2. i would buy some legos, probably the EGO® Star Wars Microfighters AT-AT, LEGO® BIONICLE Protector of Stone, and the LEGO® Creator Beach House

  3. We were at Mastermind recently to buy a birthday gift. The staff are always SO helpful. While there we saw a Minecraft Stop Motion Video set. The boys were enthralled with it, so I’d probably pick that up and some LEGO. Can never go wrong with LEGO in this house!

  4. My son’s birthday is coming up and we have a Mastermind wish list! I think the snap circuits Jr and a science kit would be perfect. He’s really in to STEM activities (turning 6) 🙂

  5. My daughter is OBSESSED with Calico Critters so there’s no way I wouldn’t buy a few families and furniture sets 🙂 The WetHead game looks pretty fun too…

  6. We LOVE Mastermind and am so happy that we have one nearby. If we won the $100 gift card (please oh please!) With it, I’d buy the dragon/knight cape we’ve been eyeing up, some outdoor toys, some Lego and a game. They have so many awesome items, though, so it would be hard to choose. 😉

  7. With a 14 more than old and a 10 year old, I’m always looking for toys they can enjoy together

  8. Oh I love Mastermind Toys for their unique toys! I would really go for outdoor summer activities & buy the Neon Rainbow Playground Ball 9″ for my son who is crazy for bouncy balls. The Mookie Swingball Tetherball Game would be so interactive for my kids to play together. I’d also get the Goodminton Badminton & the Ogo-Disk Mezo!

  9. My kiddo loves to build things, and Mastermind is our go-to place for fabulous sets that he can construct and learn from. Educational AND fun? Yes, please!

  10. Best store ever! How much fun would this shopping spree be?????!!!!!!! I think I would have more fun than. My 4 year old!

  11. I would buy the boys a new sprinkler and some bubbles and bubble toys! Thanks for the chance.

  12. I would buy my son a new scooter! His bike is all rusty and to small now so something new for him to ride this year would be great. Thanks!

  13. I would love to pick up my grandson the Marky Sparky Blast Pad Rocket System, he would have hours of fun with this one, Also for my granddaughter I know she would be giggling on the Kiddieland My Rocking Animal Friends – Blue Elephant!

  14. We take The Kids to Mastermind every year and they get to pick out a LEGO get. I want to get my son the solar powered radio this year (we got him the robot last year and he loves it).

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  15. LOVE this store, I could spend hours in there, you know… looking for stuff for my son.

  16. I would love to get my oldest the Li’l Woodzeez Countryside Cottage™ with Rabbits and Storybook and for my youngest she would be happy with a cat stuffed animal and pop up book

  17. With the summer approaching I would love to buy my kids some fun summer toys. They love to play outside, would also purchase them some of the doodle books/drawing books for the rainy days. Thank you so much for the chance

  18. I would give my kids each $50 and let them pick something special. I am assuming that would be 2 sets of Lego lol

  19. I would buy Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride Europe Board Game with the $100 gift card if I won it.

  20. I would buy my kids some outdoor summer toys. Bubbles and the Slackers Slide and Surf Screamin’ 20’ Water Slide.

  21. I would buy some more magformers. My kids love them and build so many great and creative things!

  22. I’d probably spend the $100 on some science stuff…maybe put it towards the My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope or get a few Science Whiz kits.

  23. I would buy either LEGO sets like the ghostbusters firehouse or some family games because we love family game night

  24. I would buy a Magformers set for my son. Although that water roulette game would be a blast too! There are so many fun finds at Masterminds!

  25. I have 3 kids that have bdays this summer so I would use it towards their gifts:)

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